Daily Archives: September 6, 2018

Iran Hangs Three Baluch Inmates On Charges Of Moharebeh

Three Baluch prisoners were hanged on charge of Moharebeh (enmity against God) on Monday, September 3, 2018, at Zahedan Prison.

The executed prisoners were identified as Dormohammad Shahbakhsh, 21, a resident of Zahedan, held in Ward 5; Ismaeil Shahbakhsh (pictured above), known as Beheshti, age 23, held in Ward 4; and Hayatullah Nutizehi (Ayatollah Nikzehi), known as Akbar, age 24, a resident of Pakistan. They had been sentenced to death by Branch 2 of the Zahedan Revolutionary Court back in November of 2017.

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Why Pakistan should not celebrate Defence Day: The story of a journalist in exile who took on the military

Taha Siddiqui

Paris: Almost a year ago, I was sitting in my Islamabad news bureau, working on some stories while monitoring local Pakistani news on television when my attention was drawn to a promotional video on one of the channels. The video produced by the Pakistan Army’s media wing, the ISPR (Inter-Services Public Relations) was being broadcast in connection to the upcoming Defence Day (6 September), a day to remember the India-Pakistan war of 1965. The ISPR had used a video clip of the then military dictator General Ayub Khan where he said something to the effect of “…the Indians do not know who they have challenged to war…” The promotional video then went on to imply how Pakistan thwarted this aggression and surprise attack from India.

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