Emotion made me deaf; I couldn´t even pay attention to the words the girls were reading, but I could see Amin nodding after every sentence. "What a great job he is doing," I thought. "What a great man he is."
On August 11, 1947, Baluchistan declared its independence. Pakistan invaded their territory seven months later. GARA talks with one of the most authoritative voices on one of the longest running conflicts still active today.
Armed groups of Balochs in southwest Pakistan are gaining momentum at a critical point for the country's future. Deutsche Welle looks at the phenomenon which presents yet another problem in the troubled region.
“Despite the appalling illiteracy rate among us, many Baloch speak more than four languages.”
Sistan and Balochistan has been described as akin to Mars on Earth. For all the attention they get from Tehran, many Baloch feel they may as well be on another planet.
The Afghan Baloch are another people that make up the colourful ethnic mosaic of the country. And like the Pashtuns, Tajiks and Uzbeks, the Baloch have also seen their land divided by arbitrary boundaries in Central Asia.