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Editorial: The new wave of Pakistani Military Offensive in Balochistan

balochistan-operationBy: Ali Qambar

Military operations in Balochistan are not a new phenomenon. Since 1948, Pakistani state has been consistently following a policy of slow genocide of the Baloch nation to suppress their right to an independent Balochistan. The ongoing military offensive is the continuation of a chain of events in this respect. However, contrary to the past, this time Pakistan has widened the scale of military offensive from the Marri-Bugti tribal areas to coastal Balochistan. And the other feature of this genocidal policy is the intensity, marked by gross human rights violations – aerial bombardments of villages, enforced disappearances, targeted killings and the ‘killing and dumping’ of the illegally abducted political activists.

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