Balochistan

Reporter’s Notebook: The Second Dharna

Feb 2013

A visit to the Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen dharna (sit-in) in Lahore–held in solidarity with the victims of the Kirani Road blast.
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The Kirani Road Blast | Live Updates

By TQ
Feb 2013

Has governor’s rule and army operations failed to curb the violence of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi in Quetta? See live updates on the Kirani Road blast on Tanqeed. Tweets about “#KiraniRoad”
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Why Trouble Rules Balochistan

Governor's rule has multiplied the problems in Balochistan instead of fixing them.
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The January 18th Army Operation in Balochistan | Q&A

By M.A.
Jan 2013

Yesterday (January 18, 2013), the Frontier Corps carried out a coordinated army operation in Mastung, Quetta’s Sariab Road and New Kahan neigborhood as well as parts of Dera Bugti in Balochistan. Tanqeed speaks to Malik Siraj Akbar to get an update on the operation, and how it relates to the recent imposition of Governor’s...
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Reporter’s Notebook: In Solidarity With Hazaras

Jan 2013

They have refused to bury the bodies of their loved ones. Almost a hundred coffins and thousands of Hazaras face a second night on Quetta’s cold and dark streets, waiting for the Pakistani government to step up–and give them the protection that they have been waiting for, for years. Hundreds have joined Hazaras in...
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Turning Balochistan Into A Cemetery

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

By M.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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