It is not as if Baluchistan has not produced these immensely articulate female activists. It’s just that Islamabad has been able to silence and quickly replace Baluchistan’s authentic female voices.
By Malik Siraj Akbar Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo has been elected as Baluchistan’s new chief minister for a second term, seemingly as a reward for spearheading a successful rebellion against his predecessor Jam Kamal Khan. They both belong to the… Read More ›
The Speaker is supposed to be neutral. The whole campaign against Kamal indicated that Bizenjo was intentionally promoting dispute within the ruling party to benefit from the situation.
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.