Balochistan links to Pakistan’s permanent jihadi network

Mohammad Altaf Mullazai’s associate, Shafiq Mengal is now, according to security officials in Quetta, leader of the Islamic State in Pakistan

by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD

The United States, NATO and the Afghan government should not be trying to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table, but Pakistan.

Located about 100 kilometers from the Afghanistan border in Kharan, Balochistan is one of the hundreds of outposts of Pakistan’s permanent jihadi network.

Far lesser known than al-Qaeda and the Islamic State, but considered by many to be far more dangerous, Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) is Pakistan’s favorite Islamo-nationalist jihadist group.

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11 Aug 1947: Declaration of Independence Balochistan

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Sindh abductions: Three more activists go missing from Thar

Educationalist and rights activist Partab Shivani, writer Naseer Kumbhar and Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM) leader Mohammad Umer

Tharparkar : Three prominent social leaders were ‘abducted’ from their homes during late-night ‘raids’ in Mithi, Tharparkar on Monday, their family members said.

Educationalist and rights activist Partab Shivani, writer Naseer Kumbhar and Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM) leader Mohammad Umer were picked up by law enforcement and police personnel last night, their families told the media on Tuesday.

According to the families of Shivani and Kumbhar, the two activists “had never been part of any nationalist or political party.”

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Aug 09: Shaheed Nazir Abbasi

BBC Urdu   –   نذیر عباسی: ایک کمیونسٹ کا قتل

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Baloch activists up the ante against China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

BERLIN, ANI | Aug 7, 2017: Exiled Baloch leaders and activists will gather in Berlin, Germany, on August 11 to voice their protest against the under construction multi-billion dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

The event titled “China’s One Belt One Road Initiative – Its adverse impact on Balochistan & the region” would be organized by the European branch of Baloch National Movement (BNM), a Baloch nationalist political group.

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Would-be suicide bomber sheds light on suspected Pakistani militant web in Balochistan

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The older Mengal added that his son (Shafiq Mengal) had been active in supporting Pakistani security forces in battling Baluch separatist groups

Usman’s testimony, a copy of which has been seen by Reuters, describes a web of radical seminaries and training and bomb making facilities stretching from eastern Afghanistan, where the young man was recruited, to Pakistan’s southern Sindh province.

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Aug 8: Martyr’s of Soràp

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August 7, 2017 · 3:00 pm