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.
Sardar Akhtar Mengal
By Malik Siraj Akbar Months after ending an alliance with the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) at the Center over the latter’s failure to fulfill several electoral promises, former Baluchistan chief minister and the head of the Balochistan National Party (BNP)… 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.
By Malik Siraj Akbar The United States and the Taliban have finally signed a peace deal in Doha after several months of intense negotiations. With the actual Afghan government primarily excluded from the talks and members of the Afghan civil… Read More ›