This process seems heavily engineered for Baluchistan’s tribal elite and not the public. The focus is so much on the province’s sardars, their children and grandchildren that the government seems to be missing the whole point about the province and the common citizen.
The people of Baluchistan must not be the scapegoat in this India-Pakistan politics. All the Hazaras deserve is a practical and timely action plan from the government. The country urgently needs a leader who says, “I am responsible” for the protection of my people instead of blaming others.
Balochistan has never been home to religious sectarianism and has been peaceful for all religions and minorities but soon after the war in Afghanistan and the rise of the Taliban, Baluchistan has also become a battleground for the sectarian wars.
The Baluch Hal editor Malik Siraj Akbar discusses the Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent visit to Quetta in Baluchistan to condole with the families of the 11 coal miners killed by the Islamic State in Mach area and why Khan’s trip doesn’t promise much.
Malik Siraj Akbar, editor The Baluch Hal, discusses the background and the context of various armed sectarian groups that operate in Baluchistan, Pakistan and parts of Iranian Baluchistan province.
The Baluch Hal editor Malik Siraj Akbar discusses the recent killing of 11 Shia-Hazara coal miners in Baluchistan’s Mach area and the background of these sectarian attacks.
By Malik Siraj Akbar Here is the spoiler alert: The answer is extremely biased. When I talk about the Pakistani media, I am not referring to the staunchly pro-military or overtly religious […]
By Malik Siraj Akbar The recent death (or the suspected murder) of the Baluch political and human rights activist Karima Baloch is the most significant event in Baluchistan’s political history since the […]
By Malik Siraj Akbar When the prominent Baluch political activist Karima Baloch died mysteriously in Canada in December 2020, the news of her death at a young age sent shockwaves across Baluchistan. Thousands of […]
Karima was the first female to lead the BSO.