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Balochistan : Denials and silences
May 21, 2014

Balochistan : Denials and silences

While there has been considerable commentary in Pakistan about what happened to jounalist Hamid Mir, there is silence about the fast unto death by a young Baloch, Latif Johar who has been seeking the release of Zahid Baloch, Chairman of the Baloch Students' Organisation.

Balochistan Continues to Haunt Musharraf
Dec 29, 2004

Balochistan Continues to Haunt Musharraf

As already pointed out in our earlier articles on this subject, the unrest is, inter alia, due to anger over the suppression of the nationalist aspirations of the Balochs by the Government in Islamabad,

Balochistan: Behind an Iron Curtain
Aug 04, 2010

Balochistan: Behind an Iron Curtain

Awake my Punjab, Pakistan is ebbing away, Baloch poet, philosopher and Left Wing activist lawyer, Habib Jalib wrote, "Our Dreams have faded now, Pakistan is ebbing away, / Sindh, Baluchistan, have been weeping for ages.

#Balochistan Conflict: बलूचिस्तान की आग में झुलस जाएगा पाकिस्तान
Jul 30, 2023

#Balochistan Conflict: बलूचिस्तान की आग में झुलस जाएगा पाकिस्तान

पहले बलूच मिलिटेंट टारगेटेड किलिंग करते थे, लेकिन अब सुसाइड बॉम्बिंग हो रही है और मिलिट्री कैंप पर हमले हो रहे हैं.

#Balochistan Conflict: बलूचिस्तान की आग में झुलस जाएगा पाकिस्तान
Feb 10, 2022

#Balochistan Conflict: बलूचिस्तान की आग में झुलस जाएगा पाकिस्तान

पहले बलूच मिलिटेंट टारगेटेड किलिंग करते थे, लेकिन अब सुस�

The Gwadar protests: Balochistan stands up for its rights
Jan 13, 2022

The Gwadar protests: Balochistan stands up for its rights

To safeguard Chinese interests in Gwadar, the Pakistani government gives in to demands placed by the local population

Why Balochistan has become a thorn in Pakistan's crown
Jan 15, 2018

Why Balochistan has become a thorn in Pakistan's crown

Pakistani authorities have shown little sophistication in addressing the challenge of violence in the province.

Why the new Balochistan strategy is the best option for India
Aug 22, 2016

Why the new Balochistan strategy is the best option for India

The Balochistan rebellion gives India a leverage, one it has not used so far, at best, to compel or at worst to punish Pakistan for its asymmetric ter

As Quetta bleeds, Pakistan must remember what is at stake
Oct 26, 2016

As Quetta bleeds, Pakistan must remember what is at stake

The attack in Quetta should be understood as an attack on the stability and future of Pakistan's economic dream project.

Baloch Shadow Over Wen Jiabao's Visit
Apr 19, 2005

Baloch Shadow Over Wen Jiabao's Visit

The decision by the Pakistani and the Chinese authorities to cancel the programme for the formal inauguration of the newly-constructed Gwadar port by the Chinese Prime Minister Mr Wen Jiabao during his recent visit to Pakistan gave a clear indication of the further deterioration in the situation in Balochistan.

Baloch's silent war
Mar 19, 2015

Baloch's silent war

Several thousand Baloch men and women nationalists are known to have gone missing, and, as usual, the authorities have unleashed sectarian terrorists in Balochistan to discredit the nationalists by injecting their reliable hit men from the ASWJ, the successors to Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. They have repeatedly killed Hazara Shias in Balochistan.

Current events in Pakistan: Impact on provincial faultlines
Jan 29, 2008

Current events in Pakistan: Impact on provincial faultlines

Much of the internal conflict in Pakistan has centered on the question of national identity - what does it mean to be a Pakistani? This was the underlying theme of the round-table discussion on Current Events in Pakistan: Impact on Sindh and Balochistan organised by Observer Research Foundation on January 29 in New Delhi.

Gwadar and the China angle
Jan 04, 2006

Gwadar and the China angle

Of all the reasons, there is one reason why the world must pay immediate attention to what is happening in Balochistan. Here, a military dictator ruling without any political legitimacy for more than five years has now launched an ethnic cleansing which, to say the least, is colossally retrogressive and inhuman.

Insurrection in the ‘other’ Kashmir
May 16, 2024

Insurrection in the ‘other’ Kashmir

Although the current uprising PoJK is predominantly centred around economic issues, there is a deeper underpinning of issues of political economy and

Iran, Pakistan, and the greater Baloch question
Jan 19, 2024

Iran, Pakistan, and the greater Baloch question

The Iran-Pakistan strikes are a prime example of how the absence of counterterrorism cooperation can escalate into a diplomatic and on-ground conflict

Is Modi’s foreign policy style reckless and unduly personalised?
Aug 20, 2016

Is Modi’s foreign policy style reckless and unduly personalised?

Many are agnostic to Modi, some may even be sympathetic. Why are they nonplussed?

Missing the big stick in Kashmir
Aug 29, 2016

Missing the big stick in Kashmir

Theodore Roosevelt in his famous dictum “speak softly, and carry a big stick,” spoke on Pakistan Occupied Kashmir and Balochistan.

Modi picks up the gauntlet
Sep 14, 2016

Modi picks up the gauntlet

PM Modi becoming a proactive participant in the great game

Modi’s Kozhikode masterstroke reflects maturity in Pakistan policy
Sep 26, 2016

Modi’s Kozhikode masterstroke reflects maturity in Pakistan policy

In his Kozhikode speech, Modi managed to underscore how Pakistan was going against the forces of history and how isolated it stood today as a result.

Pakistan Elections 2007-2008: Key Players
Jul 28, 2023

Pakistan Elections 2007-2008: Key Players

In November this year, the world will witness one of the most keenly awaited presidential elections in Pakistan with President Pervez Musharraf seeking a second term from the existing parliament without giving up his uniform. A few months later, in early 2008, will follow the general elections for the National Assembly. Contrary to perceptions, the road to re-election may not be smooth. There are chances that the situation in Balochistan and Wazi

Pakistan will have to pay a heavy price for Baloch policy and economic corridor with China
Aug 26, 2016

Pakistan will have to pay a heavy price for Baloch policy and economic corridor with China

Dominance in the Baloch region could be passing on to China. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the newest instrument.

TAPI: A reality check
Jun 06, 2012

TAPI: A reality check

The proposed TAPI pipeline goes through Kandahar, enters Balochistan, passes through Multan reaching India at Fazilka, Punjab. Given the nature of Pakistan-India relations one would have little confidence about the ability or even the intention of Pakistan to ensure uninterrupted supplies.

The military and the mullah: Priorities for the Imran Khan government
May 12, 2020

The military and the mullah: Priorities for the Imran Khan government

Is Pakistan simply incapable in securing terrorists or are they hand-in-glove with them?

The strategic importance of Gilgit Baltistan
Aug 24, 2016

The strategic importance of Gilgit Baltistan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reference to Balochistan, POK and Gilgit in his Independence Day speech has caused a considerable flutter in Pakistan and India.

The ‘Crore Commanders’ of Pakistan army
Aug 30, 2020

The ‘Crore Commanders’ of Pakistan army

While post-retirement employment is not illegal, there are serious questions of propriety and conflict of interest that crop up, especially when the g

इराण, पाकिस्तान आणि बलुचिस्तानचा मोठा प्रश्न
Jan 30, 2024

इराण, पाकिस्तान आणि बलुचिस्तानचा मोठा प्रश्न

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पाकव्याप्त काश्मीरच्या आणखी एका भागात 'बंड'!
May 29, 2024

पाकव्याप्त काश्मीरच्या आणखी एका भागात 'बंड'!

वास्तविक, पाकव्याप्त जम्मू-काश्मीरमध्ये नुकत्याच झालेल