An Imposed Hero

In a fresh development which may contribute to chaos and disorder in some parts of Balochistan, the Frontier Corps (FC) arrested the provincial president of Jamori Watan Party (JWP) Shahzain Bugti. The FC says it received information from its “reliable sources” about the jounior Bugti coming from Pak- Afghan border district Chaman with a large … 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

Cold shoulder for the Balochistan parliamentary committee

پارلیمانی کمیٹی اور بلوچستان کا مسئلہ ماضی میں وسیم سجاد اور مشاہد حسین کی سربراہی میں بننے والی کمیٹی سے تمام بلوچ رہنما مذاکرات کرنے کے لیے تیار تھے مگر اب صورت حال مختلف ہے ملک سراج اکبر بلوچستان میں شورش میں کمی کے بجائے بتدریج اضافہ نے ایک بار پھر پاکستان پیپلز پارٹی کی … Continue reading

26 August: 3 Years after Nawab Bugti

By Malik Siraj Akbar What is being enormously remembered today on the eve of the third death anniversary of Baloch leader Nawab Mohammad Akbar Khan Bugti is the absence of an undisputed political figure that could bridge the gap between the province of Balochistan and the center. Baloch nationalist parties are marking the death anniversary … Continue reading

Aali elected new Bugti tribe chief

By Malik Siraj Akbar QUETTA: The worrier Bugti tribe on Tuesday crowned 36-year old Mir Aali Bugti, a grandson of late Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti, as its 23rd Nawab in Sui tehsil of the gas-rich Dear Bugti district in a Jirga after a lull of four years since the killing of their tribal chief in … Continue reading

End of ceasefire raises many an eyebrow

SOURCE: DAILY TIMES, LAHORE * BLA spokesman says government did not respond positively to truce * Armed groups say they see no justification to end their operations By Malik Siraj Akbar QUETTA: Three armed militant groups operating in Balochistan have finally ended their four-month ceasefire. The Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), the Baloch Republican Army (BRA) … Continue reading

Baloch nationalist parties not interested in APC

By Malik Siraj Akbar The nationalist parties of Balochistan are apparently not enthusiastic about an all-parties conference (APC) that Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Zardari has called for to address Balochistan’s grievances. Following in President Pervez Musharraf’s footsteps, the PPP also apologised yet again to the people of Balochistan for military operations and injustices … Continue reading