May 27: Shaheed Saeed Qamberzai

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May 26, 2016 · 2:10 pm

Is Chabahar India’s great game changer?

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India has been a bit of a tortoise in the Asian geopolitical game.

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Balochistan is one of the world’s driest, hottest and most desolate regions, remembered by Alexander the Great’s historians as the cruellest land they ever encountered and which almost destroyed them as they trekked back home from India. Half the Greek army perished during the march across Balochistan’s searing deserts and left Alexander so exhausted that he never made it back to Macedonia. For more than 2,000 years after Alexander, Balochistan was left largely to itself and the Persians who considered it part of their empire were generally feeble in applying their writ over the region.

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May 26: Shaheed Asim Faqeer Baloch and Abdul Rauf Baloch

Shaheed Asim Fakeer Baloch and Abdul Rauf Baloch

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May 26, 2016 · 2:01 am

UNPO Delegation to Washington DC Discusses Human Rights and Baloch Language Broadcasting

Mr. Nasser Boladai discusses Balochistan with Congressman Steve King

Mr. Nasser Boladai discusses Balochistan with Congressman Steve King

Mr. Nasser Boladai, Spokesperson of the Balochistan People’s Party (BPP) and President of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) visited Washington D.C. for two weeks this May together with Johanna Green, UNPO Program Manager. During the trip, which ended on 20 May, they had the opportunity to raise awareness at the political level about the ongoing dire human rights situation in both the Iranian and Pakistan parts of Balochistan, through targeted advocacy meetings and through a conference and Congressional Briefing on the matter.

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The Hit on the Taliban Leader Sent a Signal to Pakistan

Mullah Akhtar Mansour killed

Mullah Mansour was Pakistan’s man picked to lead the Afghan Taliban, and he was killed on Pakistani soil. Is this the beginning of a new U.S. strategy?

By Bruce Riedel 

The death of Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mansour in an American drone strike is a significant but not fatal blow to both the Taliban and their Pakistani Army patrons.

The critical question Afghans and Pakistanis are asking is whether this is a one-off or the beginning of a more aggressive American approach to fighting the war in Afghanistan.

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بلوچ عسکریت پسندوں کا ’رحمِ مادر‘ محاصرے میں

Pakistan army operation in Saheeji

تحریر: ساجد حسین

ترجمہ: لطیف بلیدی

بلوچستان کے زرّیں بُگ نامی ایک چھوٹے سے گاوں میں ایک چھ سالہ بچی مر گئی ہے۔ جمعرات کی صبح محمد عمر کی بیٹی سنگین اچانک مر گئی۔ اسے کسی بھی طرح کی کوئی بیماری نہیں تھی۔

اس کے چھوٹے سے گاوں سے پانچ کلومیٹر دور تقریباً ناقابل دخول کوہِ ساہیجی، جو مکران کے ہزاروں میل پر محیط ساحلی پہاڑی سلسلے کے ایک حصے پر مشتمل ہے اور تقریباً 1500 میٹر اونچا ہے، میں پاکستان فوج اور بلوچ عسکریت پسند گروہوں کے مابین ایک شدید لڑائی جاری ہے۔

‘Mother’s womb’ of Baloch militants under siege

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US House of Representatives passes anti-Pakistan measure, ignoring White House objection

US House of Representatives

WASHINGTON: Ignoring objections of the White House , the Republican-majority House of Representatives has approved the National Defense Authorisation Act which blocks $450-million aid to Pakistan for failing to take action against the dreaded Haqqani network.

The NDAA 2017 was passed by the US House of Representative (277-147) on Wednesday night, which, among others, included approval of three major amendments reflecting the strong anti-Pak sentiment prevailing among the US lawmaker

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