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Turning Balochistan Into A Cemetery

Jan 2013

This is not the first time that a military operation has been carried out by the Frontier Corps (FC), a paramilitary force, in southern Balochistan’s Mashky, Awaran District. The FC launched another operation just two months ago. Unlike the current offensive, this earlier, mid-October operation was denounced from the floor of the provincial assembly...
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Malik Siraj Akbar On The Mashky Operation | Q&A

Dec 2012

On December 25th, 2012, the Pakistan Frontier Corps launched a military operation in southern Balochistan’s Mashky area, in Awaran District. The operation has received little or no attention in the Pakistani media. Tanqeed speaks to Malik Siraj Akbar, editor-in-chief of the banned online paper, The Baloch Hal, to get an update on the situation,...
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Should Pakistan Apologize for 1971? | Q&A

Dec 2012

During a six-hour visit to Dhaka, where Hina Rabbani Khar was planning on inviting Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to the D-8 summit scheduled to start in Islamabad today (December 22 2012), her Bangladesh counterpart, Dipu Moni, decided to make a request that Pakistan is becoming all too familiar with. Apologize for the 1971 war...
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The Hamood-ur-Rehman Commission Report | A Review

Dec 2012

Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto had only been in power for one week, when he asked the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Hamood-ur-Rehman, to investigate “the circumstances in which the Commander, Eastern command, surrendered”, “laid down their arms” and ordered “a ceasefire”. Of the 12 copies submitted by Hamood-ur-Rehman, all but one was destroyed....
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A People’s Remembrance of 1971

Dec 2012

National remembrances of 1971 have thus far failed to acknowledge the war’s extraordinary human losses. A renewal of our human values and the capacity to bear witness to the truth is critical for delivering justice to survivors of the war–and for effecting positive change in the subcontinent. Every year on December 16, in Pakistan,...
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Issue II: After the Floods | Introduction

Dec 2012

Editors intro below the fold: English | اردو + “We Still Need Help” | Mir Changaiz Khan Jamali + Visiting the Floods in South Punjab | Photo Essay Help Tanqeed continue to bring you Conversations. Donate so we can move towards investigative journalism and feature reporting. And pay our reporters what they deserve.  
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Floods are not (just) natural

Dec 2012

English | اردو Flooding is as social as it is natural. We must deal with it holistically. On the surface, it seems that floods occur when nature acts outside the norm. The best response often seems to be an attempt to return to a pre-shock “normality” as quickly as possible. This is also the interpretation of...
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