Pakistan’s record in fighting terrorism remains dubious. The military opposes terrorism that is directed at itself or other Pakistani state institutions and objectives. But there are other practitioners of terrorism that direct their efforts against India, Afghanistan, and Baloch that the military does not challenge.
QUETTA: If Maulana Abdul Bari Agha had his way, any woman who did not wear the hijab would be punished, television dramas would be banned, any government officer who did not pray five times would be fined and mehndis at weddings would be proscribed.
A high-level meeting of the provincial administration of Balochistan has decided to carry out targeted operations on terrorists and their hideouts to restore law and order in the province.
GENEVA: Balochistan’s unofficial representative to the United Nations Mehran Baloch has alleged that the restive province is being “Talibanised” by the establishment to further religious and ethnic divisions to weaken the nationalist and progressive forces.
"International humanitarian organisations, federal government and philanthropists should come forward and assist us in the relief and rehabilitation process," Babar said.
Baloch patriot leader Hyrbyair Marri has strongly condemned the killings of innocent Pashtun laborers near Quetta on Thursday morning. At least nine Pashtun labourer, all of whom belong to Quetta, were killed and five wounded when unknown men attack them in Dasht area of Mastung district in Balochistan.
The Hazaras have resided in Balochistan for almost a century now, and have never been persecuted in Baluchistan until now. Balochistan has contracted the disease of sectarianism from the Punjab. The Baloch will never endorse anything as heinous as genocide. There is no room for sectarianism, racism and narrow-mindedness in Baloch society.
There has been quite a stir since I introduced a resolution this year calling for recognition of the right to self-determination by the people of Baluchistan. I drafted the measure after a Feb. 8 hearing by the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on oversight and investigations that exposed horrific violations of human rights by Pakistan security forces in Baluchistan.
The Khan of Kalat Mir Suleman Dawood has categorically rejected the impression that Pashtuns living in Balochistan are facing social and economic discrimination whereas they are receiving more than their due share from the province’s economy.
Police force to be trained on modern lines and armed with sophisticated weapons. As many as 100 surveillance cameras would be installed in different neighbourhoods of Quetta to keep an eye on criminals.