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Nawab Marri: The Steadfast Baloch

Nawab Marri: The Steadfast Baloch

Note: The Baloch Hal editor-in-chief Malik Siraj Akbar, in 2008, interviewed Nawab Khair Baksh Marri, the veteran Baloch nationalist leader who passed away on Tuesday. We are reproducing his interview considering its relevance to his political career.  By Malik Siraj Akbar Nawab Khair Baksh Marri’s meaningful silence over the past many decades has been a [...]

U.S. Baloch Hold Demonstration, Show Solidarity With Lateef Johar

U.S. Baloch Hold Demonstration, Show Solidarity With Lateef Johar

The Baloch Hal News Seattle – USA: Members of the Baloch community in the Pacific Northwest region of North America held a peaceful demonstration here on Monday to protest latest disappearances in Balochistan. Gathered at the city’s busiest and central location – the West Lake Center – the protestors held pictures of political activists disappeared by Pakistani [...]

F.I.R. Registered Against Shafiq Mengal

F.I.R. Registered Against Shafiq Mengal

From Express Tribune    QUETTA: A paramilitary unit deployed in Balochistan has lodged a first information report against a former minister’s son over his alleged involvement in the May 25 attack on its check post in Khuzdar district. The assault led to the deaths of eight Balochistan Levies personnel. A case was registered against Shafiq Mengal, [...]

Welcome to the war on “vulgar, western education” in Balochistan

Welcome to the war on “vulgar, western education” in Balochistan

By Hina Baloch  Wearing her traditional Balochi dress, Rabia stood tall with great poise and confidence, in a hall filled with teachers and students, at a local high school in Richmond, Virginia. This was her twelfth presentation in one week and, by now, she was visibly confident in speaking to a foreign audience in her [...]

Students, Civil Society Protest Threats Against Schools in Panjgur

Students, Civil Society Protest Threats Against Schools in Panjgur

The Baloch Hal News PANJGUR: After threats made to private schools educating girls and an attack on a school administrator, members of the civil society and students took out a procession here on Wednesday to protest the threats and show solidarity with private school. Rallies from different points of the town started and gathered near Model [...]

US Baloch Show Concern Over Balochistan Situation

US Baloch Show Concern Over Balochistan Situation

The Baloch Hal News SEATTLE: Members of the Baloch community in the Pacific Northwest of the US held a rally here Sunday evening to protest human rights violations in their native Balochistan. Braving Seattle’s chilling rain, the protesters at the city’s Westlake Park included women and children and carried signs and banners with pictures of the [...]

US Baloch to Register Protest Against Rights Violations in Balochistan

US Baloch to Register Protest Against Rights Violations in Balochistan

The Baloch Hal News SEATTLE: Members of the Baloch community in the Pacific Northwest region of North America are holding a rally in Seattle this Sunday to protest human rights abuses in Balochistan. Baloch Dorazahi, one of the organizers of the event, said members of the Baloch community from Vancouver city in neighboring Canada will also join [...]

US Opposes Independent Balochistan

US Opposes Independent Balochistan

From Dawn WASHINGTON: The United States has made it clear that it does not support the idea of an independent Balochistan and respects Pakistan’s territorial integrity. The question of the alleged US involvement was raised at the State Department briefing on Tuesday afternoon where spokesperson Jen Psaki said she had seen media reports suggesting that [...]

Army to Enhance Capacity of Balochistan Police: COAS

Army to Enhance Capacity of Balochistan Police: COAS

From Business Recorder  RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif on Thursday said Pakistan Army would provide maximum assistance in enhancing the capacity of Balochistan Police to ensure peace in the province. During his visit to Combat Training Area in Quetta Cantonment where specialized anti-terrorism training is being imparted to personnel of Balochistan [...]

Three Killed in Security Forces Action in Panjgur

Three Killed in Security Forces Action in Panjgur

From Dawn QUETTA: Three people were killed in an exchange of fire with security forces in Balochistan province’s Panjgur area, DawnNews quoted sources as saying. Sources said the action was ongoing since Friday, adding that during the search conducted in the area, security forces surrounded a compound from where armed men started shooting. The exchange [...]

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