Tag: Balochistan

Pakistan: 14 shot dead on Makran Coastal Highway in Balochistan

Pakistan: 14 shot dead on Makran Coastal Highway in Balochistan

In a shocking incident, at least 14 passengers were forcibly offloaded from a bus on the Makran Coastal Highway in Balochistan’s Ormara area and shot dead by unidentified assailants early on Thursday. Going by the reports, around 15-20 unidentified armed assailants in camouflage reportedly stopped five or six buses travelling between Karachi[Read More…]

Break Pakistan into four: Subramanian Swamy

Break Pakistan into four: Subramanian Swamy

Agartala, Sep 30 (IANS) BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday demanded that Pakistan be broken into four regions – Sindh, Balochistan, Pakhtun and West Pakistan – and the first three must be handed over to India. “This is the only solution to the India-Pakistan conflict,” said the Rajya Sabha member[Read More…]

Pak Senate Dy Chairman escapes assassination attempt

According to PTI reports, at least 25 people were killed and 35 others were injured in a blast in Mastung area in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province on Friday. The blast happened shortly after Friday prayers. Pakistan Senate Deputy chairman Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri escaped an assassination attempt and was reportedly[Read More…]

India calls Pakistan a ‘terrorist state,’ attracts support from Balochistan

On Thursday, India called Pakistan a “terrorist state ” and accused it of carrying out “war crimes” against Indians through its “long-standing policy” of sponsoring terrorism. This response came hours after Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif racked up Kashmir issue at the UN General Assembly session. He referred to the “killing of innocent Kashmiri[Read More…]

Baloch separatist leader Bugti seeks asylum in India

Brahamdagh Bugti, Baloch leader who has been living in self-imposed exile in Switzerland has applied for asylum in India. “We want that the Indian Government should open the doors for Baloch people and provide them access, including myself,” said Bugti. He added that India’s intervention is important for the cause[Read More…]

Treating the Baloch as second-class citizens can worsen the insurgency even if New Delhi never uses “B” word again

A fresh wave of anti-Indianism has erupted in Pakistan following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent statements on Balochistan. Former dictator General Pervez Musharraf said in a television interview that Modi was “crazy”. He condemned the Baloch leaders who had thanked Modi for expressing concern over the state of human rights[Read More…]

India-Pakistan tug-of-war involves J&K and Balochistan

The Congress has openly supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statements against Pakistan, where he raised the Balochistan and Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir issues to counter its stance on Jammu and Kashmir and the on-going unrest. In 2009, India and Pakistan—Prime Ministers Manmohan Singh and Yusuf Raza Gilani—signed a joint declaration at Sharm-el-Sheikh, which said that[Read More…]

Bleeding Balochistan: Call for Azaadi

Bullet riddled bodies, mass graves and raped women – no, this isn’t anything about the ISIS in Syria but something close to our backyard. That’s what the daily scene looks like in Balochistan. Since the day Pakistan came into being, Balochistan has bled every single day. Military operation, enforced disappearance[Read More…]

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