Tag Archives: Baluchistan
(Reuters) - Pakistan has pledged to rein in human rights abuses by security forces in the huge, resource-rich province of Baluchistan as a first step towards starting talks to end a long-running insurgency waged by guerrillas seeking an independent homeland.
The new chief minister of the province bordering Afghanistan and Iranurged security forces, who deny wrongdoing, to end a campaign of enforced disappearances to support his hopes of kindling dialogue.
Baluchistan: A Poor, Remote Land Of Earthquakes, Poverty, And Endless Insurgency, But Rich In Natural Resources
The massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck southeastern Iran on Tuesday and killed at least 57 people in both Iran and neighboring Pakistan occurred in one of the poorest, most desolate (but potentially most significant) regions of South Asia/Middle East.
The quake hit the sparsely populated Iranian province of Sistan-Baluchistan, a vast and desolate region long ignored by the Tehran government.