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Talk to The Baloch Now

Talk to The Baloch Now

By I.A.Rehman  THE ongoing attempts to have a deal with the militants who have been causing explosions all over the country are in a sharp contrast with the policy of ignoring the threat of an implosion in Balochistan that is getting more and more serious every day. An indication of the government’s seriousness about resolving [...]

The Port City Without a Standard College

The Port City Without a Standard College

By Mariyam Suleman Baloch  The port city of Gwadar, widely known as a significant city of the country, does not only promise massive revenue to the federal government but also provides hope to overcome many of our economic challenges. The city is capable of transforming into a  hub for future industries, development projects along with [...]

Municipality Elections in Gwadar

Municipality Elections in Gwadar

By Mariyam Suleman Baloch  Gwadar, the hub of political ups and downs from the history, is today once again conspicuous with the municipality elections. Only two days of campaigns remain for different participating parties in Gwadar, including the unification of diverse parties. Coalition of mainly Balochistan National Party and People’s Party along with some other [...]

Balochistan Earthquake: Pakistan Continues to Block Foreign Aid

Balochistan Earthquake: Pakistan Continues to Block Foreign Aid

By Qambar Baloch  Earthquake victims suffer as Pakistan denies foreign aid in Awaran, a district in south-western Balochistan region that was devastated by two major earthquakes in September, claiming more than 600 lives, leaving hundreds injured and more than 100,000 people homeless.   The Pakistani government barred the UN relief workers as well as international [...]

A Letter From Punjab

A Letter From Punjab

By Protagonist  Writing on Balochistan quake is a boring topic, why should I write on this? I have never been to Quetta even, have very few friends from the area, may be two or three people I know and that too on twitter. Perhaps that was the reason I had been postponing this task – [...]

Confessions of a Punjabi Girl

Confessions of a Punjabi Girl

Naeema Saeed                                 A Few days ago, I told the editor of the Baloch Hal that I wanted to write for the paper. I see the Baloch Hal as an endeavor, being a part of which would be nothing less than [...]

Balochistan’s Earthquake And The Overjoyed Electronic Media

Balochistan’s Earthquake And The Overjoyed Electronic Media

By Fazal Baloch Ever since its annexation into Pakistan, Balochistan has always been in the news mainly for abominable reason. Unending socio economic plight, missing person saga, kill and dump operation, ethnic killing and sectarian violence are a few tips of the iceberg which more often than not throw Balochistan into the limelight. On Tuesday, [...]

Young Journalist Running From Pakistan’s ‘Dirty War’

Young Journalist Running From Pakistan’s ‘Dirty War’

By Sarah Stuteville “He was shot dead,” explains Muatasim Qazi, floating his cursor over the face of a man in a white tunic. He clicks away and a new photo pops up, this one of an older man sitting alongside a sunny riverbank, “He was a poet and a scholar … we were at a [...]

Ribat: A Border Triangle

Ribat: A Border Triangle

By Dr. Mansoor Akbar Kundi  Ribat (also spelled like Rabat in  gazetteers) in Balochistan is the place where the three international borders meet.  It is a border triangle with immense geo-strategic position.   Having heard about the place,  a large number of people, who actually had not been there, a visit to the place became a fairy [...]

The Nawab

The Nawab

By Johar Ali Bugtti “Let us before we die, gather up our heritage and offer it to our children” (Nawab Akber Bugti) When a Bugti expects to sit for a long time, as when attending a jirga or some other ceremony, he makes himself a very comfortable rocking chair with his pushti (about two and half [...]

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