Millions of Pakistanis are suddenly without gas supplies after ethnic Baloch separatists blew up three pipelines from gas-rich Balochistan Province to the country’s most populous Punjab Province. The attack serves as a powerful reminder that the forces of entropy in Pakistan are not limited to Islamic militants and hostilities with neighboring nations.
The Saindak copper-gold mine is counted amongst the mineral resources that mark Balochistan as a rich land. Despite the existence of gold and copper in great amounts and with great value, the Baloch nation is unable to benefit from it because the Chinese exploitation of Baloch resources is continued with the assistance of state authorities and the establishment. The Saindak production or so-called Baloch share has never been utilized for development of Baloch and Balochistan.
Senior leader of the Balochistan National Party (B.N.P.) and former Senator and MNA, Sanaullah Baloch has raised concerns on the recently signed “unilateral agreement” of the central government regarding the handing over of Balochistan’s strategic Gwadar Port to the China’s state-owned company without Baloch consent, international biding and transparent process.
Gwadar and its neighboring districts of Kech (also known as Turbat) and Panjgur have become the new centers of nationalistic violence. A change in the government has not necessarily led to the improvement of the state of law and order in Gwadar and its surroundings.
Pakistan and China say developing the Arabian Sea port of Gwadar, in Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan, will promote trade throughout Central Asia. But Baluch nationalists see an effort to drown out their calls for independence.
Every website we visit, every email and instant message we send, every comment posted on social media, every time we make a phone call, whenever we withdraw money from a cash dispenser, or when we cross by a CCTV, we are giving away intelligence.
QUETTA: Due to threats and intimidation, all private educational institutions have remained closed for the past eight days in Balochistan’s southern district of Panjgur.
The tragedy in drought-ravaged Thar says much about the limits of Pakistani democracy.
Jeremy Hammond, a former member of the hacking network Anonymous who has become a cause célèbre for hacktivists, civil libertarians and those concerned about the rights of whistleblowers, is a gifted young computer programmer who is currently spending a decade in prison. His crime? Leaking information from the private intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting, information which revealed that Stratfor had been spying on human rights activists at the behest of corporations and the U.S. government.
As Afghan soldiers abuse a prisoner, American Special Forces stand idly by
This feature documentary takes us through the twists and turns of judicial proceedings pitting Canadian mining companies Barrick Gold and Banro against author Alain Deneault, his co-writers and publisher Éditions Écosociété, following the 2008 release of the book Noir Canada, which raised troubling questions about the controversial practices of Canadian mining companies in Africa. Silence is Gold is a legal and political thriller that captures years of intense psychological tension.