Daily Archives: August 1, 2022

New podcast investigates death of activist Karima Baloch and the ‘untold’ crisis of her people

The Kill List, an investigative podcast series hosted by Mary Lynk

‘Karima inspires me to give voice to Baloch dissidents silenced — sometimes by death,’ says host Mary Lynk

This is why her sudden death in late 2020 was a shock to her global community of supporters.

Karima Baloch, a prominent and outspoken human rights activist from Balochistan, seemed impossible to silence. 

Baloch was found drowned off the shores of Toronto, where she had been living in exile since 2015 after fleeing death threats in Pakistan. She had long been critical of Pakistan’s government and active in the struggle for autonomy in Balochistan, the largest province in Pakistan, and continued her activism in Canada.

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Balochistan and Bankruptcy Could Doom Pakistan-China Relations

Faced with mounting challenges, it remains unclear whether Islamabad and Beijing will reassess their policies and intentions.

by Divyanshu Jindal

Due to years of policymaking blunders, sponsorship of terrorism, suppressing ethnic minorities’ human rights, and asymmetrical political-military relations, Pakistan is facing more challenges today than it can handle. 

Pakistan’s woes are multi-fold. First, just six months after massive protests against China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in Balochistan, the region is again brimming with discontent. On the economic front, Islamabad is desperately courting friendly countries and looking to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to rescue the country from a debt default. Meanwhile, recent attacks on Chinese workers and concerns over the slow progress of BRI-related projects have put foreign investment issues back in the news.

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Aug 2: Shaheed Abdul Majeed Baloch

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