Pakistan’s Worsening Hazara Crisis

By Malik Siraj Akbar The Governor of Pakistan’s lawless Balochistan province says the Army may be summoned in the provincial capital city, Quetta, after a dramatic escalation in ethnic and sectarian violence. Zulfiqar Ali Magsi, the Governor, hasstrongly criticized the provincial government and suggested it to resign from the office due to its stark failure to curb the deadly wave of violence targeting … Continue reading

Target killings bring BLA support into new focus

By Malik Siraj Akbar QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Muhammad Aslam Raisani’s continued stance that the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) is not behind the recent “target killings” in the province despite the BLA’s claims to the contrary appears to disprove the government’s claims of minimal support for the underground organisation. Last week, the BLA killed … Continue reading