Baloch Press: Between Nationalist-anvil and Khaki-hammer

I had met Mohamamd Khan Sasoli, the slain president of Khuzdar Press Club, a few months before his brutal murder on December 14th.  Sasoli was in his mid 30s and very concerned about his safety because of growing threats journalists working in rural Balochistan faced.  As Khuzdar District continues to remain one of the most … Continue reading

Balochistan’s Bloody 2010

In the first week of December, Balochistan’s governor and twice-elected former chief minister Nawab Zulfiqar Ali Magsi narrowly escaped an assassination attempt. The official convoy of the Baloch governor was attacked on the RCD National Highway when he was returning from Kalat district to the provincial capital, Quetta. While the governor narrowly escaped the bid … Continue reading