The nomadic Kuchi are being driven from their lands, says Karlos Zurutuza. They’re second-class citizens in their own country.
Former fisheries minister and former opposition leader in Balochistan state assembly, Kachkol Ali--who has been a noted lawyer in his professional life and defended human rights activists--has said that demanding national liberation is a just right of people under foreign occupation and has stressed that this right is fully protected under international law.
Dr. Allah Nazar, blamed by the government for the assassination of Maula Bakhsh Dashti, Habib Jalib and other moderate politicians, has denied killing his political opponents. "It's the government's propaganda. I don't believe in eliminating political opponents. I'm a political worker, not a bandit and I've taken up arms for a political ideology," he stresses.
Nine years after 9/11, Afghans are voting in parliamentary elections. The mood is a mix of frustration and uncertainty.
An investigative reporter for a major Pakistani newspaper was on his way home from dinner here on a recent night when men in black commando garb stopped his car, blindfolded him and drove him to a house on the outskirts of town.
Although the tactics of the incumbent government led by President Asif Ali Zardari are different from those adopted by former president Pervez Musharraf, the aim of both governments remains the same, exiled Baloch leader Brahamdagh Bugti told Daily Times on Wednesday.
The body of Ali Ahmad alias Laeya Marri was discovered in Mastung in the early hours of Monday morning. Laeya Marri, a young cousin of Advocate Zaman Marri, was abducted on 07-04-2010 while on his way home to Killi Kamaloo from Hazar Ganji fruit and vegetable Market.
Traditionally, the Americans have pretended not to pay much attention to the Baloch insurgency in its ongoing phase. It is this reason that unlike London, Washington did not ban the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), the fiercest Baloch armed group. The Americans did not react angrily even after one of their nationals John Solecki, the Balochistan head of UNHCR, was kidnapped by the Baloch Liberation United Front (BLUF).
QUETTA: Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said the government is planning a Swat- and Malakand-like crackdown in Balochistan to crush elements involved in target killings and bomb blasts.
I know what killed Ejaz: The pressure of pleasing his bosses. He wanted to impress them with the good quality of his work. It had been hardly a few days since thirty-year old Ejaz Raisani had joined the news media outlet, Samaa TV.