BALOCHISTAN, 1 Nov 2016: A statement released by the Baloch National Movement (BNM) said Balochistan is facing barbarism because of its strategic location in the region. To perpetuate its occupation on the resources of Balochistan, Pakistan is using different tactics and excessive violence.
Pakistan, China and other powers are engaged in an attempt to grab a share of Balochistan’s resources. But the Baloch people have rejected all these elements and powers. Pakistan has put aside all international and humanitarian laws and has initiated a new series of atrocities in Balochistan which continue unabated.
Who’s fighting whom in Pakistan? Why does the country’s powerful army continue to support some militant groups? DW examines the protracted conflict in the nuclear-armed nation and its possible effects on the region.
By Shamil Shams, Hans Spross
Over 60 Pakistani liberal intellectuals from all over the world gathered in London on Saturday, October 29, to discuss the future of their country. Organized by South Asians Against Terrorism and for Human Rights forum, the conference issued a “London Declaration for Pakistani Pluralism” that highlighted a number of issues facing the country, but most prominently Islamic extremism and the role of Pakistani army in politics.