In Pakistan, the Hazaras Are Punished Over Race and Religion

By Malik Siraj Akbar Protestors killed at least one policeman and burnt several official buildings last week in renewed demonstrations in the capital of Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province following the killing of five members, including a woman, from the Hazara ethnic minority community. The attackers are believed to be connected to Sunni terrorist group, the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, which has previously accepted responsibility for … Continue reading

Shia-Hazara professionals under threat in Quetta

By Malik Siraj Akbar QUETTA: Sectarian target killing of Shia professionals continued in Balochistan’s capital Quetta on Tuesday after unknown motorcyclists gunned down the senior vice president of the Jamori Watan Party (JWP) along with his driver, police confirmed. According to the details, another Persian-speaking Shia, Dr. Aslam Mirza, who was also the senior vice … Continue reading

Hazaras under attack in Quetta

By Malik Siraj Akbar The Hazara tribe in Balochistan numbering around three hundred thousands is living these days under unprecedented terror, uncertainty and insecurity. The members of the tribe, who have lived in Balochistan for more than a century, have been facing discrimination on the basis of their different ethnic background against the majority Baloch … Continue reading