A Baluch man has staged a sit-in since July 16 at the city’s mosque, as the location of his son arrested over protesting mass rape of 41 women has remained unknown for nearly one month, Baluch Activists Campaign reported on Monday.
In a video clip circulated on social media, Gholam Ghader Bozorgzadeh expressed despair about his son’s situation, declaring that he is resuming his sit-in, demanding the authorities to reveal the location of his son, Abullah Bozorgzadeh.
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What’s new? Pakistani leaders say the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), launched in 2015, is a “game changer” for the country’s ailing economy. But opaque plans for the corridor, the upheaval likely to affect locals along its route, and profits flowing mostly to outsiders could stir unrest. The government has repressed CPEC critics.
Why does it matter? CPEC could help revive Pakistan’s economy. But if it moves ahead without more thorough debate in parliament and provincial legislatures and consultation with locals, it will deepen friction between the federal centre and periphery, roil provinces already long neglected, widen social divides and potentially create new sources of conflict.
TESTAMENT OF FREEDOM
Shaheed Hameed Baloch last will
‘There is another very sensitive and serious aspect of this whole dilemma. The area is very close to a Pakistani nuclear missile testing site. Recently they have been trying to extend this site and therefore are forcing people to abandon their villages.’ Dil Murad Baloch
The Balochistan Post Report
Behzad Deedag Baloch
It was beyond comprehensible turn of events for inhabitants of Tadanch, when, according to some reports, nearly 20 people died and more than 150 others reached the brink of death within a span of only few days. It is now estimated that the number of deaths could rise.
The far-flung area of Tadanch, which is located in Jhao district of Awaran, has a total population of less than 400, who live in 9 to 10 small villages. There are neither health facilities nor any mobile signals in the area. For even small errands the villagers travel for days on camels and donkeys to the city of Bela.
We uncovered an elaborate network of attackers who are using sophisticated and sinister methods to target human rights activists
Human rights defenders in Pakistan are under threat from a targeted campaign of digital attacks, which has seen social media accounts hacked and computers and mobile phones infected with spyware, a four-month investigation by Amnesty International reveals.
In a new report released today, Human Rights Under Surveillance: Digital Threats against Human Rights Defenders in Pakistan, Amnesty International reveals how attackers are using fake online identities and social media profiles to ensnare Pakistani human rights defenders online and mark them out for surveillance and cybercrime.
(28, 29, and 30th December 1932)
Our generation has been listening about “Balochistan and All India Baloch Conference” of Jacobabad since our childhood. All of our lives we have been curious about its resolutions, elected cabinet and the next conference in Hyderabad.
In recent years we were fortunate enough to be able to read all about this conference both in Urdu and English in various books and magazines. We got the photocopies of the original document which was circulating amongst the academia. Then, the verified copy was published in a research paper of renowned scholar, Dr Inam ul Haq Kausar (Yousuf Aziz Magsi, Balochistan Review – Vol XII-XIII, 2004, UoB Quetta Pp. 133-140). We compared this document with its Urdu version, and found it correct. Some minor spelling mistakes in the names of the individuals are corrected.