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Balochistan is Pakistan’s Original Sin: Malik Siraj Akbar

Balochistan is Pakistan’s Original Sin: Malik Siraj Akbar

Malik Siraj Akbar chose exile over death. He lived to tell the story of resistance, a freedom movement and the fight for democracy in Balochistan. Geographically, Balochistan may be part of Pakistan but in its heart it is an independent nation, one that never accepted the Islamic Republic’s forceful annexation in 1948. Akbar started his journalistic [...]

People Are Incensed by Pakistani Media’s Blackout of Mashky Operation: Malik Siraj Akbar

People Are Incensed by Pakistani Media’s Blackout of Mashky Operation: Malik Siraj Akbar

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, and [...]

Only Political Settlement Can Resolve Balochistan Conflict: Malik Siraj Akbar

Only Political Settlement Can Resolve Balochistan Conflict: Malik Siraj Akbar

By Faisal Farooq Malik Siraj Akbar sees a very bleak future for Balochistan and its people unless the Establishment allows a political settlement of the conflict.  Akbar, who is currently residing in the United States, is an ambitious Pakistani journalist and has been actively highlighting the Balochistan issue across the globe. He is a Contributing Writer [...]

Exclusive Pictures of Balochistan Press Conference at NPC, Washington DC by Malik Siraj Akbar

Exclusive Pictures of Balochistan Press Conference at NPC, Washington DC by Malik Siraj Akbar

 

The Baloch Hal Editor Malik Siraj Akbar Speaks To Deutsche Welle,( Voice of Germany) About Habib Jalib’s Murder

The Baloch Hal Editor Malik Siraj Akbar Speaks To Deutsche Welle,( Voice of Germany) About Habib Jalib’s Murder

Baluchistan remained tense on Wednesday following the murder of a key nationalist leader Habib Jalib The Baloch Hal Editor Malik Siraj Akbar speaks to Deutsche Welle,( Voice of Germany) about Haib Jalib’s murder

Balochistan’s unattended IDP crisis —Malik Siraj Akbar

Balochistan’s unattended IDP crisis —Malik Siraj Akbar

The government of Pervez Musharraf not only created an IDP (internally displaced persons) crisis in Balochistan, it also very dexterously kept the whole country in oblivion about it. Limited and restricted information was leaked about the fate of around 100,000 Baloch IDPs who were driven out of their homes during the military operation carried out [...]

Plans to sabotage the Balochistan package —Malik Siraj Akbar

Plans to sabotage the Balochistan package —Malik Siraj Akbar

Smooth implementation of the Balochistan package, as announced by Prime Minister Gilani, is extremely essential to immediately de-escalate tensions in the insurgency-stricken Balochistan province. Two months after the announcement of the package, indications have now emerged on the political milieu to foresee the sabotage of the multi-pronged Balochistan package. What Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed, General [...]

Nawaz Sharif’s Balochistan visit —Malik Siraj Akbar

Nawaz Sharif’s Balochistan visit —Malik Siraj Akbar

Sharif has surely won the confidence of key Baloch tribal elders by now and will continue to do so in the coming days but he still has a long way to go to win the hearts and minds of the disillusioned Baloch people with his deeds Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif, the head of Pakistan Muslim [...]

The Legend of Akbar, The Bugti

The Legend of Akbar, The Bugti

Balochistan is marking the seventh death anniversary of Nawab Akbar Bugti today (Monday). A prominent tribal leader and a former governor of Balochistan, Bugti is sort of a consensus hero for those who demand a free Balochistan; also for those who seek provincial autonomy and even for those (mostly non-Balochs) who believe Bugti was a [...]

Editorial: Why Dr. Malik Procrastinates

Editorial: Why Dr. Malik Procrastinates

Two months after its formation, the Balochistan government has not been able to constitute a full cabinet. Chief Minister Dr. Malik Baloch does not deem formation of the cabinet as his top priority whereas he should have completed this process soon after coming into power. Leaders from the Pakistan Muslim League (P.M.L-Nawaz), the Pashtunkhwa Milli [...]

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