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China behind Pakistan’s military push, asserts Baloch activist

In a recent statement, Hyrbyair Marri, a prominent Baloch political figure based in the United Kingdom, has vehemently criticised Pakistan’s military operation, Azm-e-Istehkam, ongoing in the Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces.

'We understand actions countries take in self defense': India on Iran strikes in Pakistan

New Delhi/IBNS: India Wednesday said Iran's missile attack on Pakistan is an issue that concerns only those two nations.

Balochistan: Retaliatory Violence

Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management

Balochistan: Cycles of Repression and Reaction

On February 10, 2023, two Army personnel were killed in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion in the Kohlu area (Kohlu District) of Balochistan.

Balochistan rises in revolt, reminds Pakistan of its Bangladesh loss

Fifty-one years on, Pakistan gets sharp reminders of its Bangladesh loss as yet another province, Balochistan, rises in revolt.

Balochistan: BLA Offensive

Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management

Balochistan: An eye for an eye

On September 30, 2022, three Military Intelligence (MI) and two Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were killed while several others were injured in an explosion at a sweet shop in the main market of Kohlu town (Kohlu District) in Balochistan. The Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), through social media, claimed responsibility for the incident, claiming that it had targeted a ‘secret agency hideout’.

IEDs: Hidden Danger

On September 16, 2022, one Frontier Corps trooper was killed and three were injured when Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) cadres targeted a Frontier Corps vehicle with an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on Sabzal Road at Podgali Chowk in Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan. BLA ‘spokesman’ Azad Baloch claimed responsibility of the attack.

Balochistan: Targeting Oil and Gas

On August 3, 2022, Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) cadres blew up the gas pipeline in the Chashma Aab area of Mach in the Kachhi District of Balochistan. BLA ‘spokesman’ Azad Baloch claimed responsibility for the attack and warned, "Our such attacks will continue till the independence of occupied Balochistan."

Balochistan: 'Death Squads' under Attack

Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management

Balochistan: Targeting Outsiders

On June 20, 2022, two labourers from Sindh were shot dead by unidentified assailants in the Hoshab area of Kech District in Balochistan. Four assailants riding motorcycles opened fire on the office of a road construction company in the zero-point area of Hoshab and killed the labourers, who were working on an under-construction road that would link Turbat with Hoshab.

Balochistan: CPEC's Achilles heel

On April 26, 2022, at least five persons including three Chinese nationals, their Pakistani driver and a security guard, were killed when a women suicide bomber blew herself up near a van transporting Chinese nationals from Karachi University (KU) hostel to the Confucius Institute in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. The three deceased Chinese nationals were identified as Confucius Institute Director Huang Guiping, and staffers Ding Mupeng and Chen Sa.

Gilgit-Baltistan: 'Final Annexation' Accelerated

Islamabad has accelerated the process of imposing a provisional-provincial status on Gilgit-Baltistan. Pakistani media reports claim that between February 7-14, 2022, a number of meetings were held among the stakeholders, in Islamabad. During these meetings, the draft of the “26th Constitutional Amendment Bill” was discussed.

Baloch nation has the same enemies that Bangladesh had

Balochistan is being labeled as 'second Bangladesh' by many observers as the nature of detention, torture, extra-judicial killing, disappearance and economic exploitation resemble Pakistani oppressions that took place during and before the liberation war in Bangladesh; the Baloch nation in Pakistan has been suffering the worst type of repression that Bangladesh experienced from 1947 to 1971--long 23 years under Pakistani- Panjabi rulers.

Balochistan: Cruelty, Exploitation, Deprivation

On January 3, 2021, Islamic State (IS) militants killed 11 coal miners and injured four in the Mach area of Kachi District of Balochistan. The victims belonged to the Shia Hazara minority community.