Balochistan

Hasil Khan Bizenjo | Voices

By M.A.
Nov 2012

Tanqeed sat down with Balochistan’s Hasil Khan Bizenjo, member of the Senate of Pakistan, and vice president of the National Party (NP). As the debate rages on about Balochistan, mainstream commentators continue to point at its sardars or tribal leaders as a main cause of the province’s woes – and violence. Bizenjo challenges such...
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On Balochistan, Elections, and Mengal

Oct 2012
On Balochistan, Elections, and Mengal

The government has denied any military operation in Balochistan. Its opponents – from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Nawaz Sharif to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s Imran Khan keep talking about ‘free and fair elections’. As the first and most important step, they say, to ‘fixing’ Balochistan. There has been a lot of theories on why...
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Forgotten Floods

By M.A.
Oct 2012
Forgotten Floods

This is an image of a flash floods in Jacobabad, Sindh. In the past five weeks, we’ve read about anti-film protests, drone reports, peace marches to Waziristan and the shooting of Malala Yousafzai in the western press. Pakistani papers have added a little more to the mix – reporting on Akhtar Mengal’s visit, or...
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