Report of human rights related events in Balochistan for the month of November, 2013 (with archive of other events)
In an unprecedented event, Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) issued a directive to Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block Internet Movies Database (IMDb) on November 19 this year. After an outcry by Pakistani social media community, PTA albeit sent a new order to reverse the block on IMDb only after two days.
In 2011, an innocent student was abducted by his country's security forces. After days of interrogation and torture, he was shot and dumped in the desert. But incredibly, he survived. This is his true story, and the story of thousands of his countrymen who have died in a secret and dirty war
Fifteen year-old Sammi Baluch has been walking for nearly a month through southern Pakistan’s parched, mountainous landscape in the hope of finding her father, who disappeared four years ago after being taken by security forces.
The UN’s FSC has cautioned in a report that another disaster is in the making, as the majority of the Awaran earthquake survivors are facing an acute food shortage
BRUSSELS: Legislators from many countries gathered at the European Parliament, Belgium, to discuss the situation in Balochistan and to express their solidarity with the democratic forces. The event ‘Baluchistan: Destiny Denied’ was hosted by the European Conservatives and Reformists Group in the European Parliament and Balochistan House.
A number of religious organizations, including those known for their intrinsic connections with the jihadist groups, have infested Awaran, a district that was devastated by two powerful earthquakes in September. Apparently, these organizations are out there to carry out relief operations and assist the victims of the earthquake. But their presence has raised eyebrows given that the federal government is restricting credible, non-religious international humanitarian groups.
KARACHI: Sindh wildlife department has come clean on its stance on the permission given to Arab dignitaries for the hunting of houbara bustard – a migratory bird facing extinction – by saying that the permission had been granted to appease the royal families and not to generate revenue.
Pakistan reported to be moving military forces into Balochistan.
Baloch Welfare Society and Balochistan Earthquake Fund appeal to public to help quake victims