Islamic terrorism increases in secular Balochistan as Pakistan face accusations of inaction against terrorism.
By Ludovica Iaccino
The three suicide bombings that killed at least 60 people in Quetta, Pakistan, on 24 October, have shone a spotlight, once again, on the problem of growing Islamic terrorism in the vastly secular province of Balochistan.
The Islamic State (Isis/Daesh) terror group claimed responsibility for the attack at the police training facility, while the Pakistani government accused the Sunni militant organisation Lashkar-e-Jhangvi for the carnage.
بی بی سی اردو ڈاٹ کام، گوادر
دور دور تک خشک بنجر زمین اور اڑتی ریت کی دھول میں پانی کے ایک ٹینک سے ٹپکتی آخری بوندوں کے حصول کی امید لیے تپتی دھوپ میں کھڑی خواتین اور بچیاں۔
یہ بلوچستان کے کسی دور دراز گاؤں کا نہیں بلکہ گوادر کا ایک منظر ہے جو نہ صرف چین پاکستان اقتصادی راہداری کا اہم حصہ ہے بلکہ یہاں ایک ‘میگا سٹی’ قائم ہونے جا رہا ہے۔
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By: Behram Baloch
BALOCHISTAN: A human rights activist and prominent lawyer of Makran who had been missing for about three years has returned his home in Turbat.
Advocate Haider Baloch went missing on Nov 27, 2013, when he was returning his home in Kosh Kalat area of Turbat after attending district court proceedings.
PTI | Oct 23, 2016, WASHINGTON: In a blunt message, the US has warned Pakistan that it will not hesitate to act alone, when necessary, to disrupt and destroy terror networks as the country’s powerful spy agency ISI was not acting against all terror groups operating on its soil.
“The problem is that there are forces within the Pakistani government — specifically in Pakistan’s Inter- Services Intelligence or ISI — that refuse to take similar steps against all the terrorist groups active in Pakistan, tolerating some groups — or even worse,” Adam Szubin, Acting Under Secretary on Countering the Financing of Terrorism, told a Washington audience.
Pakistan’s south-western province of Balochistan is the site of an intense struggle for self-determination against the federal government.
Despite the province being rich in natural resources, the Baloch majority ethnic group remains economically marginalised and receives little benefit from development in region.
In its efforts to counter the Baloch struggle, the Pakistani state has resorted over the years to violent repression and indiscriminate warfare.
HYDERABAD: A rally was taken out here on Wednesday to condemn ‘enforced disappearance’ of political, nationalist and other activists in Sindh and for the recovery of a social worker and writer, Wahid Baloch, who is missing after allegedly being picked up by security agencies personnel near Karachi on July 26.
The rally was organised by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) special task force. The participants, who included children of Mr Baloch and activists of several other civil society organisations, marched through the streets of the city after emerging from a locality housing the Radio Pakistan building and converged on the local press club, where they held a demonstration.