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Book Review: The Blood Telegram

Book Review: The Blood Telegram

By Ibrahim Gichki  A moving title, The Blood Telegram does much to inform the novice and those already knowledgeable regarding South Asia and the tragedy which occurred in Bangladesh. The book does a marvelous job of not only explaining the birth, however violent, of Bangladesh, but also the Indian friendship with the USSR and the subsequent [...]

Communication & Diaspora

Communication & Diaspora

By Morgan Ridenour The wide availability of long distance communication mediums has placed a strain on diaspora communities worldwide. Establishing contact with someone who is an ocean away is not the delayed and unreliable task it once was. The Internet and mobile telephones have greatly reduced the difficulty of establishing contact with someone. Having a [...]

Government’s Anti-Balochistan Policies

Government’s Anti-Balochistan Policies

By Adnan Aamir The Dr. Malik-led coalition government comprising of the National Party (NP), PashtunKhwaMAP (PKMAP) and Pakistan Muslim League –Nawaz (PML-N) has failed miserably. They have even crossed the limits of failure of Nawab Raisani government in terms of governance. Now, people of the restive province have lost hope in the government. It will [...]

How Does Rain Sound?

How Does Rain Sound?

By Bakhtiar Ismail To ponder over rain and the fascination of music that it creates is a beautiful part of me. Today it has been raining since morning. I have spent hours in lips-reading but merely what mind has been accepting. For I have been engrossed in listening the music that has been playing by the [...]

Barriers of Language for Balochs

Barriers of Language for Balochs

By Mariyam Suleman Baloch  The last ten months hold great significance for Balochistan due to various legislation, and expansions of mega projects which mainly include projects associated with education along with health. The implementation process for these laws has not started yet but new laws are added by the members of provincial assembly. Recently, a [...]

Why Baloch is Considered Dark-skinned?

Why Baloch is Considered Dark-skinned?

By Bakhtiar Ismail Long ago I came across a banner with five hands holding each other to express solidarity of provinces. The hands were distinct in complexion and Baloch were symbolized with dark color. This made me wonder and, to some extent, aggravated as well. Why Baloch are deemed dark skinned despite the fact they [...]

The Baloch Are Here

The Baloch Are Here

By Ashaar Rehman  “LAHORE 75 kilometres” read the milestone in the picture, but over the Facebook the professor wryly remarked “Lahore is farther”. In the foreground of the image marched a handful of people bringing the case of the missing persons in Balochistan with a walk from Karachi to Islamabad. They were now in the [...]

Pearls of Wisdom

Pearls of Wisdom

By Adnan Aamir The advent of social media has allowed everyone to express their opinion on important and otherwise ignored issues such as Balochistan. Most of the facts and events that are blacked out in mainstream media are reported in Social media and that has become the only source through which people outside of Balochistan [...]

Justice to be Done

Justice to be Done

By Johar Ali Bugti, London Look at this photograph; The late Nawab Akbar Bugti, with multiple health problems, was too old to fight and Nawabzada Balach Marri was too young to die.   “As far as our own desire is concerned, we don’t want to fight even for a single day. But if circumstances force us [...]

Balochistan’s Democratic Transition

Balochistan’s Democratic Transition

By Nasir Baloch  As predicted by the political analysts and intellectuals, last year’s general elections were swept by the Baloch and Pashthoon nationalists.To some extent, it happened so. Unexpectedly, the Pakistan Mulism League( Nawaz), under the leadership of a Baloch tribal chief, won the majority seats throughout the province. Historically, it is not a new [...]

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