Brahumdagh Bugti, president of the Baloch Republican Party, is living in exile in Switzerland after the assassination of his grandfather and revered Baloch freedom fighter late Nawab Akbar Bugti.
In a swift counter attack, Baluch leader in exile Brahumdagh Bugti today threatened to sue Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif for crimes against humanity and genocide of Baloch people in Balochistan.
A day after India gave its nod to All India Radio (AIR) to broadcast programmes in Balochi language, Pakistan has hit back by imposing a cap of less than six percent air-time to telecast Indian television channels from 15 October,2016, reported PTI.
However, ANI and Times Now reported that according to Pakistan media, the country’s electronic media regulatory authority has banned Indian channels airing through DTH services.
Visiting Minister says Dhaka will soon make a policy declaration on Pakistan’s human rights abuses in the restive region
Bangladesh on Wednesday came out in support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s stand on the Balochistan issue, saying Dhaka would soon make a policy declaration on Pakistan’s human rights abuses in Balochistan.
Speaking to The Hindu, Hasanul Haque Inu, the visiting Minister of Information in the Sheikh Hasina government, said Balochistan was facing the brunt of Pakistan’s military establishment, which “targeted” the Bengalis in East Pakistan in 1971 before the creation of Bangladesh.
India has been a bit of a tortoise in the Asian geopolitical game.
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Balochistan is one of the world’s driest, hottest and most desolate regions, remembered by Alexander the Great’s historians as the cruellest land they ever encountered and which almost destroyed them as they trekked back home from India. Half the Greek army perished during the march across Balochistan’s searing deserts and left Alexander so exhausted that he never made it back to Macedonia. For more than 2,000 years after Alexander, Balochistan was left largely to itself and the Persians who considered it part of their empire were generally feeble in applying their writ over the region.