Bringing Balochistan back into the fold

Last week reports emerged that India is reportedly preparing to take an aggressive position on Baluchistan. This position over Baluchistan became public when BLO representative Balaach Pardili addressed a gathering in New Delhi on October 4, reading out a statement from BLO’s exiled leader Nawabzada Hyrbyair Marri. The London-based Nawabzada Hyrbyair Marri is . . . → Read More: Bringing Balochistan back into the fold

My beautiful Balochistan beaches

Whenever someone say ‘Baluchistan’, an image that comes in a mind is basically a desert, camels, and nothing else. But once you would see these beaches of Balochistan, you would visualize this province a very different way next time. These naturally preserved beaches, i.e. local authorities have done almost nothing to make attractive or . . . → Read More: My beautiful Balochistan beaches

RAW is providing funds, training and arms to terrorists in Pakistan

In one of the rare on-record references, the Corps Commanders, who met on Tuesday, took exception to Indian intelligence agency RAW’s involvement in whipping up terrorists in Pakistan. Army Chief General Raheel Sharif, who chaired the important moot, emphasized the need for continued precision targeting of terrorists squeezed in isolated protects in FATA and directed . . . → Read More: RAW is providing funds, training and arms to terrorists in Pakistan

The innocent target

By Ahsan Waheed

There is very little doubt that the very talented Sabeen Mahmud became the unwitting pawn in a bigger game. Her brutal murder on a Karachi street right after she organized a seminar on ‘Unsilencing Baluchistan’ is a grim reminder that in the high stakes game of destabilizing Pakistan and maligning . . . → Read More: The innocent target

The ugly man in USA

By Ghalib Sultan

A former political appointee Pakistani ambassador to the US has been resident in the US since 2012. He moved there after a court case investigated his possible connivance in a letter to the US asking them to make defanging the Pakistan military a condition for US support. At that time the term . . . → Read More: The ugly man in USA

Balochistan updates June 2013

This is a brief Talk of the Town Report compiled for those interested in Balochistan. Significant developments are listed hereunder.

Post Election Developments- Formation of New Government, 1- June. The newly elected MPAs were sworn in on Ist June. 20 MPAs, in a House of 65, had never before been its members. The party position . . . → Read More: Balochistan updates June 2013

CIA, RAW, MOSAD, BLA responsible for Balochistan problems

Russian TV: CIA, RAW, MOSAD, BLA killing people in Balochistan !!

Balochistan: what really happened

This is re-writing history by giving it a self-serving twist. The position vis-a-vis the states in India, including Kalat, was made clear by Mountbatten: “states would de jure become independent; but de facto, very few were likely to benefit…that although Kalat would have gained freedom, no practical course other than some form of association with . . . → Read More: Balochistan: what really happened

Spearhead Analysis: Elections held hostage

By Nida Afaque

As elections draw near, the political climate within Pakistan has turned sober. Contesting parties are working industriously to widen their voter base, the Election Commission is overworked with verifying candidates’ credibility and the interim government is struggling to contain the country’s affairs until the next government is ready to take charge. But . . . → Read More: Spearhead Analysis: Elections held hostage

The pressing issue of Shia killings

By Omar Waraich

Bodies of Shi‘te victims who were killed by twin explosions are laid in a mosque in the Pakistani town of Quetta on Jan. 11, 2013.

For days, they refused to bury their dead. On a main road in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, hundreds of mourners from the local Hazara community, . . . → Read More: The pressing issue of Shia killings