Sunday, 7 August, 2022

Topic: Balochistan

Karachi suicide attack gives new wing to Baloch insurgency. Pakistan can’t ignore it anymore

Karachi suicide bomber Shari Baloch’s death may be an act of terrorism but it rips through the silence that the Pakistani State had enforced about Balochistan.

Pakistan sees foreign hand in all. But everyone knows who is behind missing Baloch students

Hafeez Baloch was forcibly disappeared weeks ago by armed men. And yet, the investigation-free and evidence-free conclusion never changes.

Pakistan is making Baloch intellectuals disappear one by one. This time, an MPhil student

The disappearance of Hafeez Baloch comes weeks after insurgents who are part of the banned Baloch Liberation Army struck twice at Pakistan’s security forces.

Baloch grievances need political action. History shows insurgency can’t be killed with force

Like a bad dream, the ghosts of Aslam Baloch's slain insurgents resurfaced this week and stormed Pakistani military outposts in Panjgur and Noshki.

Help from Pakistan Taliban? What lies behind ‘unprecedented’ attacks by Baloch Liberation Army

Banned Baloch Liberation Army has struck twice at Pakistan’s forces in Balochistan within a week — at Panjgur and Noshki Wednesday and at a check post in Kech on 25 January.

For Pakistanis, Alvi playing Wordle amid Baloch alert is next level ‘aapne ghabrana nahi hai’

Credit where it's due, Arif Alvi is better at Wordle than his government is at governing, said a Pakistani.

In Gwadar protest success, you are missing out this war within Pakistani establishment

The success of Gwadar protest is a sign of people’s power, but it hides the battle between those who control the province.

Imran Khan is embarrassed. Gwadar protest isn’t just for Baloch rights, but politics too

Protests by nationalist parties never received this kind of support. The Jamaat’s patronising of the Baloch is a game changer.

Imran Khan accepts one of 19 Baloch demands. But Gwadar has a history of false promises

Gwadar residents thought the CPEC project would change their lives. Instead, 'not a single penny was spent on Balochistan.'

Baloch officials must now set caller tunes to Pakistan Zindabad. It’s a new patriotism test

The song, ‘Pakistan Zindabad’, was produced in collaboration with the Inter-Services Public Relations and released in 2019.

On Camera


A Kia Sonet in India, 2020 | Wikimedia Commons

Pandemic, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, naysayers —Kia Motors entered India and beat all

Kia Motors claims to have sold over 5 lakh cars in India in just under 3 years. With new EV6 lined up, will the future be as electric for the Korean company?
Wheat being harvested at a village near Amritsar in Punjab | Representational image | ANI

Willing to ‘feed the world’ by summer, India may have to import wheat come winter

With wheat prices soaring, the government may have to slash import duty and impose stock limits, say traders and analysts.


The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.