by NAZIHA SYED ALI
IT was a surreal setting. The ruins of a village in Awaran, Balochistan, bathed in the light of the nearly full moon.
A tiny mosque was the only structure, it seemed, that had been left standing here after two earthquakes in late September killed an estimated 400 people in the sparsely populated Awaran and Kech districts.
In this particular village, there were close to 60 casualties, including about 20 deaths.
An anti-censorship organization in Pakistan has criticized the government for blocking a short film about rights abuses in the restive Balochistan.
The Digital Rights Foundation criticized the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority for blocking the film, “The Line on Freedom” on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) website.
DERA BUGTI, BALOCHISTAN: Pakistani forces conducted military offensives in Daypaal area of Dera Bugti and abducted at least six people.
The Pakistani forces have harassed women and children during the search operation and abducted six people including Lalo Bugti, Rafiq Bugti, Safdar Bugti and Mohammad Khan Bugti.
BALOCHISTAN: The mutilated body of a 15 years-old Baloch student has been found in Soraap area of Washuk in Balochistan on Monday (November 25, 2013).
According to sources, Pakistani secret forces abducted Muslim Baloch, son of Master Imam-ul-Deen Baloch seven month ago when he going to Khuzdar along with his family. Young Muslim Baloch was a student of 9th standard.