BALOCHISTAN: The Pakistani police have forcibly evicted a female educationist from her house on Sunday in the city of Quetta – the capital of Balochistan.
Sources reported that the police raided the house of Prof. Dr Shagufta Iqbal in her absence and tried to arrest her son. The police barged into her house without any search warrant and threatened her children before throwing her belongings outside.
London- There has been widespread anger on social media after a video was circulated showing Baluchestan schoolgirls from the Kerman province in southeast Iran being flogged after failing to pay their tuition fees.
In the video, girls speaking the Farsi language with Baluchestan’s accent explained in detail how each of them was flogged eight times by the school principal for being unable to pay the fees due to poverty.
One wonders why the destiny of Baloch “Malala’s” is denied when it comes to education.
By Zahid Ali Baloch, Fulbright Fellow
Last year, I was placed in the State University of New York at Plattsburgh as part of Global Undergraduate Exchange Program 2013, sponsored by the States Department. The program was basically aimed to create cultural understanding between the people of Pakistan and the United States.
I was the only Baloch student from Balochistan, a province of southwestern Pakistan, with 100 other recipients of the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program.
BALOCHISTAN: The General Secretary of Voice for Baloch Missing Persons, Farzana Majeed Baloch, has appealed the united nation to take notice of acid attacks on women and forced closure of girls’ schools in Balochistan.
In a statement issued to media on Thursday Farzana Majeed, one of the top female human rights activists in Balochistan, strongly condemned the acid attacks on women in Quetta and Mastung areas of Balochistan.