“Yes, he is so talented. That is why I am saying you suggest him to slow down his pace. He is advancing too fast. “They” can do anything with him,” said this German journalist of Lahori origin just two and half years ago while expressing her sincere views about this talented friend of mine. Only two and half years later, the government, which is always averse to truth, has made the first attack by banning Malik Siraj Akbar’s online newspaper.
In 2010, violence has surged in Balochistan. Human rights activists are concerned about an increase in target killings. Human Rights group Amnesty International called on Pakistan to investigate the torture and killing of more than 40 political leaders and activists in the region from June to September in 2010 against a backdrop of increasing political unrest and Pakistani military activities in the southwestern province which borders Iran and Afghanistan.
QUETTA/ISLAMABAD: The government of Pakistan has decided to ban Balochistan’s first online English newspaper, The Baloch Hal, on the advice of sensitive government departments, reported Dawn News.
Pakistani security forces are alleged to have dumped the body of eighth grader Abdul Majeed Zehri on Rabia Khuzdari Road, five days after abducting him. Abdul Majeed was picked up by armed men from the Al-Basit medical store, Omar Farooq Chawk, on October 18.
The US government plans to cut military aid to several Pakistani military units as punishment for human rights abuses, including torture and extrajudicial executions, according to senior officials. But at the same time, the Obama administration is reportedly in the final stages of agreeing a new $2bn (£1.28bn) aid package for Pakistan to pay for equipment needed in counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations.
US Marines and local businessmen are laying down the foundations for reconstruction in one of the Taliban's biggest strongholds in Afghanistan. But Helmand is likely to remain a place where many die and a few get rich.
Pakistani army operations in Mashkay, Balochistan, to capture Dr Allah Nazar Baloch have left property destroyed and many civilians abducted or believed killed – against this backdrop calls for peaceful solutions to Balochistan’s problems will have to argue even harder to justify such a nonviolent path - but the cycle of violence must end.
The Balochistan Assembly adopted a bill on Friday barring madressahs from preaching militancy and terrorism and stopping them from publishing literature promoting sectarianism and hatred.
Almost since Pakistan's birth, its government has been battling a low-level insurgency in the southwest region of Baluchistan.
A minister in Balochistan Assembly (BA) pointed out on Thursday that security forces had unleashed a new phase of operation in Mekran Division, arresting several political workers and whisking away some others to unknown locations.