02 October 2014

Book Review: Journey of Freedom

Courtesy: The Balochistan Point

Azadi Ka Safar (Journey of Freedom) is the latest book written by Abdul Rahim Zafar. This book consists of 216 pages and it has been published by Balucea publications in Quetta. As the title hints, the book is based on the author’s journey to Iraq to participate in Freedom movement of Iranian Balochistan.

20 September 2014

Double standards of CM Balochistan

Courtesy: The Balochistan Point

Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch, Chief Minister (CM) of Balochistan visited flood hit areas in Multan on 17th September. He was greeted by his counterpart in Punjab, Shehbaz Sharif. At the occasion Dr. Malik gave a cheque of Rs. 100 million and 3 truckloads as aid for the flood victims of Punjab. Helping anyone at the time of crisis is a noble thing to do but in this case it reflects double standards and apathy of CM Balochistan towards his own people.

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.