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Wahid Baloch, a prominent activist, was allegedly detained by security forces earlier this year. Baloch has now been reunited with his family but there’re thousands of other Baluchistan activists whose fate is unknown.
Pakistani activist Wahid Baloch, who “disappeared” four months ago, has returned to his home in the southern city of Karachi. “The social activist, writer and small-scale publisher is believed to have been detained by unidentified security officials on July 26 on the outskirts of Karachi, setting off a frightening, though wearingly familiar, process of recovery for his shocked family,” said Pakistan’s English daily, Dawn, on Wednesday, December 7.
The argument that China’s Silk Road is about transforming one of the previously most forgotten regions of the world into a vibrant and growing new economic space needs to be critically examined, especially with regard to its political and strategic repercussions
Investments worth billions of dollars notwithstanding, China’s Silk Road projects come with a political baggage and are creating problems in countries that are currently cheering about it.
Militarization of the erstwhile politically unstable regions and uneven development across them are the two most important outcomes of these projects. These two issues are likely to shatter the myth over the huge success “of the Road.”
BALOCHISTAN: The narrative of Pakistan and Iran is that Baloch Sardars has kept the Baloch nation backwardness by denying them education. Their second storyline is Baloch are conservative, and they are refusing to send their daughters to school.
But the reality is that colonizers of Baloch land don’t want Baloch children to be educated.
According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, Balochistan has 22,000 settlements but the number of government-run schools at present is 13,000 out of which 2,500 are for girls.