Tag: Balochistan

Adiala angels, Baloch bodies and Punjabi conscience

“Monday’s appearance in the Supreme Court (SC) of the missing Adiala prisoners,” wrote a columnist, “was a reminder of the human aspect of this story, providing the media with direct access to the sadness and horror of the lives of Pakistan’s missing people. As such it was a rare public manifestation of the lack of…

Baluchistan, the forgotten province of Pakistan

     This article is dedicated to Nawab Akbar Bugti, one of the few sane man; a Oxonian who we could have talked to before we killed him in cold blood just to satisfy our highly inflated ego. No less. No more.   We will indeed be questioned on the ‘Day of Judgment’ for this extra…

Call for Research Proposals

In an effort to assess and analyze housing rights regime in Sindh and Balochistan, The Institute for Social Movements, Pakistan with the support of OXFAM GB Pakistan invites research proposals from the individual researchers. The purpose of the research is to assess and analyze overall housing rights situation in Sindh and Balochistan in the all…

All Eyes on the Prize!

(From Viewpoint Online) Based on the fast-changing circumstances in the region, the next five years will be highly crucial for the future of Balochistan and it is up to the Pakistani establishment, political parties, and most importantly the army, to see the writing on the wall. As they say, all eyes are on the prize!…

Condemn the Politics of Hate and Murder

It seems that for all those opposed to the writ of the Pakistani federal government, murder of innocents and hatred for each other has now become a norm. There are, at the moment, two main militant movements against the state: The Taliban with their Al-Qaida allies, and the Baloch nationalist group the Balochistan Liberation Army…