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Military Operations: New Year Presents For Balochistan

Military Operations: New Year Presents For Balochistan

There is deep public outrage in Balochistan against an operation conducted by the Frontier Corps (FC) on January 2 in Mashky area that killed a mother and four of her sons. Similar operations have increased in the district of Khuzdar. The FC and the Home and Tribal Affairs Department have confirmed that these operations were actually conducted. [...]

Pakistan’s Boko Haram

Pakistan’s Boko Haram

By Malik Siraj Akbar While Pakistan’s federal government continues to give in to the Taliban pressure, women and school children in one small Pakistan-Iran border town…

How We Should Protect Girls’ Schools in Balochistan

How We Should Protect Girls’ Schools in Balochistan

A couple of recent attacks on private schools and a widely circulated threatening letter from a covert religious extremist group has triggered restlessness among school…

The Rise and Fall of Pakistan’s Independent News Media

The Rise and Fall of Pakistan’s Independent News Media

By Malik Siraj Akbar A week after the shocking assassination attempt on Pakistan’s prominent television talk-show host, Hamid Mir, Islamabad has failed to locate and arrest the perpetrators.…

Mounting Tensions Between Pakistan Media and Military

Mounting Tensions Between Pakistan Media and Military

By Malik Siraj Akbar When the U.S. government provided me political asylum in 2011, I knew I was leaving behind several courageous journalist colleagues in Pakistan who…

Rifts in Balochistan Government

Rifts in Balochistan Government

In less than one year since its formation, Balochistan’s coalition government is confronted with the worst infighting ever…

America and Balochistan

America and Balochistan

Rep. Louie Gohmert made a passionate speech in the U.S. House of Representatives about the recently found mass…

Sharif’s Ambiguous Peace Plans For Balochistan

Sharif’s Ambiguous Peace Plans For Balochistan

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif recently constituted a four-member committee to facilitate negotiations between the government and the Taliban.…

Pakistan’s Post-2014 Chaos

Pakistan’s Post-2014 Chaos

By Malik Siraj Akbar The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (T.T.P.), in their deadliest attack on the Pakistani security forces so far in 2014, killed…

The General Pakistan Can’t Punish

The General Pakistan Can’t Punish

By Malik Siraj Akbar The Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al Faisal, during his recent visit to Islamabad,…

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