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Tortured body of previously abducted Baloch youth found, six more abducted

thumbnail imageThe mutilated body of a 15 year-old Baloch student was found in the Soraap area of Washuk in Balochistan on Monday.

Abysmal: 2.3m children remain out of school in Balochistan

thumbnail imageOn Universal Children's Day today, more than 2.3 million children have no access to education in Balochistan, geographically the largest and most backward province of Pakistan.

The missing persons of Baluchistan

thumbnail imageQUETTA: On November 19, 2011, Afzal* saw the turmoil in Balochistan up close and personal. He was an international relations student at the University of Balochistan when he was allegedly picked up by the agencies on suspicion that he was, in some capacity, associated with a militant organisation. This young Baloch’s release came 11 long, gruelling months later.

Missing persons: Taken, without a trace

thumbnail imageQUETTA: On November 19, 2011, Afzal* saw the turmoil in Balochistan up close and personal. He was an international relations student at the University of Balochistan when he was allegedly picked up by the agencies on suspicion that he was, in some capacity, associated with a militant organisation. This young Baloch’s release came 11 long, gruelling months later.

Reuters Special Report: The struggle Pakistan does not want reported

thumbnail imageAbdul Razzaq Baloch worked nights. After dinner, he would start his shift as a proofreader at the Daily Tawar, a newspaper published on a shoe-string from a cramped office in Karachi, Pakistan's commercial capital. At 2 a.m., the 42-year-old would make the short journey home on his new Super Star motorbike.

God’s Gravediggers: The Politics of Sectarian Killing

thumbnail imageEvery day, different groups stage shootings, bombings or ambushes in different parts of Pakistan for different reasons. The attacks that end the most lives make headlines for a few hours, prompt a weary flurry of condemnation, and are quickly forgotten by all but the wounded and the grieving. Bewildering as this barrage of violence may seem, there is an agenda behind every outrage. Forecasting where Pakistan is headed is therefore an exercise in discerning patterns. And of late, there is one trend that cuts through the mist like a foghorn: an escalating, systematic campaign of persecution of Shias.

PAKISTAN: 126 extrajudicial killings, 400 disappearances in Balochistan

thumbnail imageThe disappearances and extrajudicial killings have not stopped even after the formation of the government of Dr. Abdul Malik, who also heads the Baloch ethnic political party. He was made chief minister of the province on June 7, 2013, and since then 56 extrajudicial killings and 64 disappearances have occurred in Balochistan.

Balochistan unrest: 592 mutilated bodies found in last three years

thumbnail imageAccording to documents obtained by Dawn.com, police and other law enforcers have found 592 bullet-riddled bodies since 2010 to September 2013.

Remembering the Missing Baloch on the International Day of Enforced Disappeared

thumbnail imageThe International Day of the Disappeared on August 30 is an annual commemoration designated to draw attention to the fate of individuals imprisoned at places and under poor conditions unknown to their relatives and/or legal representatives. On this day, the International community remembers the missing and disappeared people throughout the world.

Dead bodies of BRP activist Ijaz (Ejaz) Baloch & family members of Shama Bugti recovered.

thumbnail imagePakistani security forces, Frontier Corps (FC), surrounded and raided several houses at dawn in the Chitkan area of District Panjgur and arrested several Baloch residents

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