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.
Malik Siraj Akbar
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.
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 media organizations like Bol, ARY, or Ummat. I… Read More ›
The current situation in Balochistan seems conducive for a political upheaval as widespread protests have erupted in the province against what the locals describe as the excesses of the death squads and criminal gangs allegedly backed by the establishment to keep a check on the establishment’s critics in the province.
This must not be deemed as Jam Kamal’s fight alone. It’s everyone’s fight and everyone has a role in it. While the Balochistan government has certainly made mistakes on the way, it is essential to build and enhance the government’s capacity to tackle this epidemic.
It is important for Jam Kamal and the team to realize that this situation is not all about them, nor is it a moment of personal publicity. It is a dire situation. They must keep themselves and their photos behind and let their actions speak for them.