16 September 2014

Self-Inflicted Idiocy: Rebuttal to a Blog about Balochistan

Courtesy: Laaltain Magazine 

This is a rebuttal to “Balochistan: Self-inflicted misery?” published in Express Tribune blogs on 12th September 2014. The aforementioned blog is one of the most baseless and misleading articles ever written about Balochistan and therefore I feel compelled to write a rebuttal to set the record straight. I can’t fathom how the said blog passed through the editorial checks before being published. The author of the Article “Israa Shah” has visited Quetta and Ziarat and based on her experiences of a few picnics, she has manufactured an utterly flawed and ludicrous argument.

03 September 2014

Rising Poverty and unemployment in Balochistan

Courtesy: The Balochistan Point

Balochistan is synonymous with problems and security problems. The threats to the lives of political workers and journalists in Balochistan continue to rise. Contrary to claims of the chief Minister Balochistan, Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch, the security situation in Balochistan has deteriorated since he has assumed office of chief executive of the turbulent province. Along with security related problems, poverty and unemployment are huge problems in Balochistan and there is no visible effort by government of Balochistan to reduce unemployment and alleviate poverty.

01 September 2014

Showdown in Islamabad

Courtesy: Sharnoff's Global Views

Political showdown in Islamabad, capital of Pakistan, has reached its boiling point. Police attacked the peaceful protestors of two political parties without any provocation. The course of events that followed, from last night onwards, have exposed the brutality of the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

27 August 2014

Death Anniversary of Nawab Akbar Bugti

Courtesy: The Balochistan Point

Today is the 8th death anniversary of Nawab Akbar Bugti. The events related to his assassination are still shrouded in mystery. However, everyone knows that he was assassinated on the orders of Musharraf who congratulated his troops after his assassination. Later on, the dictator backtracked form his statements and alleged that Nawab Akbar Bugti had committed suicide. There is no doubt that Assassination of Akbar Bugti was the triggering point for the 5th round of conflict in Balochistan. The man responsible for the tragic assassination of former chieftain of Bugti tribe is Pervez Musharraf. As long as he is not punished for his crimes there is no way the situation in Balochistan can be pacified.

Saving democracy in Pakistan

Courtesy: The Balochistan Point

Sit-ins of both Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) are taking place in Islamabad for last 9 days. The call for revolution by Tahir ul Qadri and the demand to dissolve Nawaz Sharif government, on pretext of election riggings, by Imran Khan has created a storm in Political landscape of Pakistan. There is no doubt that the method of bringing change in the government and system by both agitating parties is entirely wrong. Similarly, any military intervention will result in ultimate destruction of Pakistan. However, one can’t ignore all those who have jumped the bandwagon to save democracy in Pakistan.