27 June 2015

Interview: Fully Operational Gwadar Port Under Chinese Control Upsets Key Regional Players

Syed Fazl-e-Haider is a development analyst and a freelance columnist based in Pakistan. Areas of his expertise include Pakistan-China economic ties, Balochistan economy and Gwadar Port. He is the author of many books including “Economic Development of Balochistan”, which has been recommended at Ph.D and post-graduate level in two universities of Balochistan in the syllabi of “Development Economics & Planning”. The Balochistan Point conducted an exclusive interview with Mr. Syed Fazl-e-Haider which is as follows:

26 June 2015

Is state security only threatened by ‘Save the Children’ in Balochistan?

Courtesy: The Nation

Once again the federal government has taken an action that is tantamount to blatant discrimination against Balochistan. International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO), ‘Save the Children’, has been asked by the federal government to close all its operations in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Security concern is, as usual, the flimsy pretext used to deprive the two western provinces of Pakistan from aid of social development sector in child care. This article will focus on closing down ‘Save the Children’ in Balochistan only.

19 June 2015

I won’t stand with Zardari just because he spoke against the establishment

Courtesy: The Nation

Former President Asif Zardari delivered a passionate speech against the military establishment on Tuesday. He warned the top military leadership that if they didn’t stop creating hurdles for him then he can shut the entire country down. This speech made him a hero for many people who showered countless praises on him on various social media platforms. Notwithstanding the fact that military establishment is responsible for the many problems in Pakistan, I won’t stand with Asif Zardari just because he made a speech against establishment.

12 June 2015

The National Party epitomises everything wrong in Balochistan

Courtesy: The Nation

For those who don’t know, the National Party is one of the ruling parties in Balochistan at the moment. It’s the party of the so-called “middle class” Chief Minister of Balochistan, Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch. It is the epitome of what’s wrong with political parties of the province.

08 June 2015

Baloch-Pakhtun unity in Balochistan

Courtesy: The News

On May 29, two passenger buses travelling from Pishin to Karachi were intercepted in the Mastung district of Balochistan. Twenty-two people from the buses were forcefully taken out and executed in the nearby mountains.

All the victims were Pakhtun passengers who were mercilessly killed by the miscreants. The next day, a dubious Baloch miscreant organisation, the United Baloch Army (UBA), claimed responsibly for the attack. This incident was enough to initiate a civil war in Balochistan but due to the realistic and foresighted approach of the politicians of Balochistan this disaster was prevented from taking place.