Pakistan Vs. Balohistan

By Malik Siraj Akbar Pakistan has further accelerated violence against its ethnic Baloch minority following an unprecedentedhearing of the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs which voiced deep concern over the appalling human rights violations allegedly committed by the army in the country’s largest province of Balochistan. While Pakistan’s foreign office, the embassy in Washington, D.C. … Continue reading

The End of Insurgency?

Baloch nationalist leader Bramdagh Bugti, 30, has spoken for the first time since fleeing from Afghanistan to seek asylum in Switzerland. The New York Times has not only run a fresh profile-like story about Mr. Bugti but also shared an unseen picture of the popular guerrilla leader. In the fresh get-up, Mr. Bugti looks like … Continue reading

Cases against Bramdagh Bugti, Dr. Allah Nizar, 87 others withdraw

By Malik Siraj Akbar QUETTA: The government of Balochistan on Wednesday announced the withdrawal of 89 cases registered against different Baloch nationalist leaders, including Nawabzada Bramdagh Bugti, Sardar Akhtar Mengal and Jamil Bugti, in an effort to reconcile with the annoyed leaders of Balochistan. According to official sources, Chief Minister Nawab Mohammad Aslam Raisani immediately … Continue reading

Return of the natives

DAILY BALOCH HAL By Malik Siraj Akbar The government has released at least twenty “missing persons” from different parts of Balochistan. This has come as a follow-up of the recently announced Balochistan Package by Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani. The PM promised that many of the missing persons would be celebrating Eid with their … Continue reading

Jail me but free my dad

Meet three-year old Beurag Baloch. He is the son of Jalil Reki, the central secretary information of the Baloch Republican Party (BRP), who went missing since the early days of 2009. Beurag tells us that he believes his father was picked up by the agencies. He does not exactly know what “agencies” mean and what … Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE: “If I compromise on Baloch movement, my followers will kill, replace and forget me,” says Bramdagh Bugti

EXCLUSIVE: By Malik Siraj Akbar A confident Baloch guerrilla commander Nawabzada Bramdagh Bugti, 28, believes it is now “impossible” for Islamabad to get him extradited even if he is hiding somewhere in Afghanistan, as claimed by Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik, or elsewhere in the wake of increasing “international moral support” the “ Baloch national … Continue reading

I am not anti-tribalism: Bramdagh Bugti

میں قبائلی نظام کا مخالف نہیں ہوں“ جنگ مسلط کی گئی… حکومت اپنے اقدامات سے ثابت کرے کہ وہ حل کے لیے سنجیدہ ہے“ انٹرویو: ملک سراج اکبر براہمداغ بگٹی ترک پارلیمان کی سوچ رکھنے والی بلوچ ری پبلکن پارٹی (بی آر پی) کے سربراہ ہیں اور 2006ء میں اپنے داد ا کی ہلاکت کے … Continue reading

Baloch insurgents involved in target killings going underground: FC IG

By Malik Siraj Akbar QUETTA: Balochistan chief of the Frontier Corps (FC) Major General Saleem Nawaz has claimed that Baloch insurgents involved in target killings have now started to leave Quetta and go underground after two weeks of ‘successful deployment’ of the FC in Quetta to contain targeted killings of non-Balochs in the Baloch capital. … Continue reading

Qambar Jan tho kuja hey?

By Malik Siraj Akbar If I have ever been truly inspired by a leader of the Baloch Students’ Organization then it is not Dr. Allah Nizar Baloch or Bashir Zaib Baloch but Qumbar Chakar. In him, I have always seen a future Ghulam Mohammad Baloch. For English readers, he was (oh sorry, is) a “super … Continue reading

Kalpars accept responsibility for killing Mureed Bugti

By Malik Siraj Akbar Dispelling the allegations of the Baloch Republican Party (BRP) against the government and the loyalists of Mir Aali Bugti for the killing of its central committee member Mureed Bugti on June 19, a spokesman for the Kaplar clan of Bugti tribe on Tues accepted responsibility for the controversial assassination. Wadera Khair … Continue reading