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Pak Army Extra-Judicially Kills 18-year-old Latif Baloch in Custody


BALOCHISTAN: An unknown dead body was found in Absar Turbat, district Kech in the morning of 16th October, 2016. The body remained unknown for several hours and was later recognized as Babul Salman, perhaps a guess was made on the looks and the age which had some similarities to that of a Babul.

On the next day it was confirmed that the dead body found was not of any Babul, but of Latif Baloch, a shepherd who was abducted by Pakistani security forces during the military operation in Awaran on 5th of October. Same military operation caused Hasil (Qazi), a local leader of Baloch Students Organization – Azad (BSO-Azad), dead in the shelling of military helicopters in the region.

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Recalling Lyari’s Leningrad Circle

Akbar Barakzai

Inspired by the Bolshevik revolution, we formed the group to politicise the youth and initiate campaigns against social and political injustices with the downtrodden people, especially the Baloch

By Hanif Dilmurad

Akbar Barakzai, a veteran leftist now in his eighties, remembers the golden days of the 1950s and 60s when he was a founding member of the Leningrad Circle in the Lyari neighborhood of the city.

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