Balochistan

The attack underscores the difficulties Pakistan faces on its wobbly journey toward sustained democracy.
The attack in Quetta, Pakistan, happened during a worship service.
Pakistan’s war against Islamist extremism does not seem to be ending anytime soon. While the country somewhat completed a
By James M. Dorsey Increasingly caught up in the Middle East’s multiple conflicts, Pakistan is struggling to balance relations
Last week, I published two op-eds, one in the Indian Express and one in Pakistan’s Dawn about the recent statements of the
Modi’s intervention is a significant development for supporters of the Baloch freedom movement.
The executions in question took place in the village of Roushanabad, in southeastern Tehran, with the entire male population
The Pakistani government is intimidating some journalists and drastically curtailing their mobility under a repressive law known as the Fourth Schedule of the Anti-Terrorism Act.
Political leaders, activists and human rights defenders protested outside the White House on Friday February 12th to protest against Pakistan's military actions against opposition political activists and unarmed civilians in the country's resource-rich province of Balochistan.
The killing of a pro-independent Balochistan leader, Dr. Manan, on Saturday by the Pakistani security forces in Mastung is a great setback for establishing peace in volatile Balochistan.
Neither interrupting an event is an admirable practice nor is the silencing of the people who speak on behalf of victimized communities. We can't simply shut everybody up. How many hecklers will we silence?
Pakistan continues to betray democratic values and snub commitments that are essential to democracy. On Thursday, Obama should raise the following ten issues with the leader of the country whose ruling elite thrives on American taxpayers' money.
The Baloch narrative is loaded with stories recollecting how Islamabad took their willingness to negotiate for granted and converted those occasions as excellent opportunities to humiliate them.
Brahamdagh is being nice by agreeing to talk to Islamabad but folks in his family, such as his outspoken uncle Jamil Bugti, has condescendingly reminded him in the local press of the fate of Nawab Bugti, Brahamdagh's grandfather, who was killed soon after opening his doors for Pakistani negotiators.
Brahamdagh Bugti, an exiled Baloch separatist leader based in Switzerland, has demonstrated his willingness, for the first time in almost a decade, to negotiate with Pakistan to peacefully end the prolonged insurgency in the southwestern province of Balochistan.
For the firs time in nine years, the Pakistani government has managed to hold direct talks with one prominent secessionist tribal chief from Balochistan in a fresh attempt to end the ongoing violent insurgency in the gas-rich province.
Attacks like these are not new in Pakistan. In the past, militant outfits, both sectarian and ethnic separatists, have carried