How the Middle Eastern terrorist group found a home in Pakistan’s restive province.
By Shah Meer Baloch
Pakistan has been a hotbed of Islamic militants for years. Over 45 known terrorist and extremist organizations have sprung up or split off since the 1980s. The government, however, has continued to deny that the Islamic State (ISIS) is present in the country. Speaking in London last year, then-Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif said “even a shadow of ISIS would not be allowed.” Senior officials in both Karachi and Punjab province have admitted, however, that their forces had carried out raids against ISIS militants.
Now it seems that the government is admitting to the presence of ISIS after the military says it thwarted planned ISIS attacks on foreign embassies and the Islamabad airport, according to military spokesman Lieutenant General Asim Bajwa.
Raees Baluch with Katrina Kaif during a stunt shoot for Ek Tha Tiger, 2012.
Makrani was the toughest, fittest man I knew. He brought Baloch power and energy to the fore at a time when stuntmen didn’t do much
Written by Roshni Nair | Hindustan Times
Abdul Wahid Yaar Mohammed Baluch has no recollection of his first film. But memory gaps and recent back surgery are the only frailties of the 96-year-old.
Wahid Lala, as he’s called, is the most famous resident of Gaondevi Dongri, a hillock in suburban Mumbai that 1,067 Balochi people call home. He is, after all, the first Baloch stunt driver in the Hindi film industry.
بی بی سی اردو ڈاٹ کام، گوادر
دور دور تک خشک بنجر زمین اور اڑتی ریت کی دھول میں پانی کے ایک ٹینک سے ٹپکتی آخری بوندوں کے حصول کی امید لیے تپتی دھوپ میں کھڑی خواتین اور بچیاں۔
یہ بلوچستان کے کسی دور دراز گاؤں کا نہیں بلکہ گوادر کا ایک منظر ہے جو نہ صرف چین پاکستان اقتصادی راہداری کا اہم حصہ ہے بلکہ یہاں ایک ‘میگا سٹی’ قائم ہونے جا رہا ہے۔
گوادر میں مفلسی اور دیگر معاشی مسائل کے باوجود وہاں کے لوگوں کو
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By Zoya Anwer
Speakers at seminar say missing persons now a national issue
“If I’m standing before you today, it could be you in my position tomorrow,” Hani Baloch, daughter of literary figure Wahid Baloch who has been missing for over two and a half months in what is alleged to be a case of enforced disappearance, told an audience at a seminar on Saturday evening.