Daily Archives: December 16, 2009

Not a responsible state

By I.A. Rehman

WHAT is common to the murder most foul of Nisar Baloch, denial of security to schools and increase in postal charges? Terrorism? No. Disorder? Again, no! The correct answer is: the rise of an irresponsible state.

Nisar Baloch had signed his own death warrant the day he decided to stand up to Karachi’s notorious land mafia. The administration knew of the risks he ran by opposing the gang that had set its eyes on the Gutter Baghicha land. He was denied satisfaction in a case in which law and morality both were on his side, and he was denied his rights as a citizen.

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‘Missing’ Baloch journalist found in police custody

By Malik Siraj Akbar

QUETTA: Police said on Tuesday they had arrested a Bolan-based journalist under the Explosives Act.

Rehmatullah Shaheen, a correspondent of a Baloch nationalist newspaper, Daily Tawar, “went missing” on December 8. The newspaper is believed to be the mouthpiece of Baloch militants. Shaheen’s family and journalist bodies protested across Balochistan against his disappearance. Bolan District Police Officer Junaid Arshad confirmed that the missing journalist was ‘now’ in police custody. The police registered a case against the 25-year-old man – known for his anti-government reporting.

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Shaheed Lala Muneer Speech

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Letter from Balochistan

Zaffar Baloch’s reply to Anthony of HRCP regarding Sharee Qamber open letter

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