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 12.03.2013

 Six relatives of abducted Baloch students disappeared

  KARACHI: As missing persons’ issue remains a persistent problem for Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, bodies of two ...


 26.02.2013

 BALOCHISTAN: 6 more Baloch kidnapped by FC forces in Panjgur

Feb 23, 2013 PANJGUR, Balochistan. Pakistani security Forces, Frontier Corps (FC) surrounded and raided several houses in early dawn in Chitkan area ofDistri...


 14.02.2013

 BALOCHISTAN: Baloch people to Protest in front of the White House.

http://bso-na.org/2013/Feb/001.html A peaceful protest rally is being organized by the Baloch community in North America in front of the White House to d...


 28.01.2013

 Balochistan violence: Insurgents kill 3 peace force personnel

According to Balochistan Levies sources, dozens of armed insurgents assaulted the post of the pro-government tribal militia post in the Tilli Mat area of Dera B...


 21.01.2013

 Rights violations: Protesters rally against FC in Balochistan

QUETTA:  The Baloch Human Rights Organisation (BHRO) on Saturday staged a demonstration outside the Quetta Press Club against the ongoing operation in Mas...


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 04.10.2010

HETEROGENEITY AND THE BALOCH IDENTITY

 First published in: Hanken, Annual Research Journal from the Department of Balochi, Faculty of Languages and Literature, University of Balochistan, Quetta, Volume No.1, 2009 (pp. 51-65). Dr. Taj Mohammad Breseeg The author is a Professor in History in the University of Balochistan, Quetta HETEROGENEITY AND THE BALOCH IDENTITY Introduction As the saying goes, nations are built when diversity is accepted, just as communities are built when individuals can be themselves and yet work for and with each other. In order to understand the pluralistic structure of the Baloch society, this paper begins with a critical study of the Balochs sense of identity, by discarding idealist views of na...   details >>

 21.08.2010

Baluch in Iran

  UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Marine Corps Intelligence ActivityCultural Intelligence for Military Operations: IranBaluch in Iran "Most Baluch do not expect significant change in their condition without drastic change in Tehran. Those Baluch who voice their dissatisfaction and work for equality are the vocal minority. They are the educated unemployed who participate in the national political discourse and refuse to give up the idea of independence." (U) Cultural Narratives and Symbolic ErasSchwarz Kathryn (U) Origins of Greatness: Mir Chakar and Nasir KhanThis section explains the significance of Nasir Khan and Kalat, an independent Baluch state in the 18th century. (U) B...   details >>

 19.02.2010

The taming of Kalat

 A.G. NOORANI A fascinating study of a sub-nationalism in which tragedy and farce are closely intertwined. KALAT was Pakistan’s Hyderabad. Both princely states refused to accede to the Union of the country to which they properly belonged. Both received Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s legal advice that on the lapse of British paramountcy on August 15, 1947, they become independent sovereign states. There were standstill agreements in both cases. Hyderabad had to be brought into the Indian Union by armed action on September 13, 1948. The British were dismayed at Jinnah’s legal advice to Kalat. It was never independent, nor was Hyderabad. The Khan of Kalat acceded to Pakistan o...   details >>

 08.10.2009

Illegal abduction of Norwegian national Ehsan Arjemandi in Pakistan

 BALOCH HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL CANADA Date: Wed Oct 7, 2009 10:22 pm Subject: Ehsan Arjemandi a Norwegian citizen arrival at Zahidan (Iran) prison confirmed‏ Honorary Minister of Foreign Affairs,Kingdom of Norway150 Metcalfe StreetSuite 1300Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1P1Tel: (613) 238 6571Fax: (613) 238 2765Dated: October 7, 2009Subject: Illegal abduction of  Norwegian national Ehsan Arjemandi in PakistanBaloch Human Right Council (BHRC) of Canada would like to bring your attention to a  Norwegian national Ehsan Arjemandi who has been disappeared when traveling from Balochistan(Pakistan) to Karachi on Friday 7th of August 2009. Mr. Ehsan Arjemandi's family and friends...   details >>

 19.08.2009

Balochistan- cruces of history

 by: Maloy Krishna Dhar, April 25th, 2008 Most puzzling problems of history-the inscrutable cruces; are creatures of history, intertwined with political geography, which often transcend to the realms of geostrategic Gordian Knots. Balochistan is such a cruces of history, which lay in the main marching tract of human civilisation spanning the east, west and central Asian ethnic and civilisational entities. Therefore, writing about present day Balochistan cannot be confined to a few skirmishes between the Pakistani Establishment and the glorious Baloch people and other ethnic and linguistic groups, which have merged edges with their Baloch brethren. The Baloch are an ancient people, perhap...   details >>

 24.05.2009

Balochistan; Human Development from 7th Century Millennium BC, Way Ancient than Moan Jo Daro “Indus Valley Civilization” of 2,600 BC.

    Saturday, May 23, 2009         Last month I met Dr Ute Franke of Germany at Goethe Institute Karachi, she was there to share her archeological research findings with Karachites.She forwarded me a detailed copy of her archeological findings; it is so recent that many of my friends are unaware that Balochistan witnessed Human Development from 7th millennium BC, whereas Moan Jo Daro “Indus Valley Civilization” existed around 2,600 BC. Egypt entered its 7th millennium in the year 2000, whereas Balochistan entered into 9th millennium , the fact very few people know about it !!Dr Franke shared the research study, titled “Balochistan and the Borderlands”, she ...   details >>

 08.05.2009

Bolan Odyssey depicts Balochistan’s tranquility

  * Artist Faheem Ahmed’s works depict an eternal side of province that is seldom seen * Says he has only depicted Balochistan as he sees itLAHORE: Art enthusiasts at the Collectors Galleria on Thursday, appreciating the exhibition of landscapes of Balochistan, the Bolan Odyssey, by Faheem Ahmed, said they presented a tranquil, gentler side of the province.Speaking to Daily Times, National College of Arts (NCA) faculty member and artist Quddus Mirza said: “The tranquil landscapes of Ahmed appear to, at first glance, present a contradictory view of Balochistan amid the sad news and perpetual state of gloom that has been emerging from the province. However, this initial feeling soon fades as th...   details >>

 05.03.2009

Language and Culture of the Baloch in Turkmenistan

  Vyacheslav V. Moshkalo, Dept. of Iranian Languages, Institute of Linguistics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow   Introduction   In the Republic of Turkmenistan a small national minority lives little known to others than a narrow circle of scientists and specialists. This national minority is the Baloch. The Baloch are a people which have a strong sense of unity, sharing a common origin, history, language, traditions and religion. The Baloch of Turkmenistan are a part of this people which was divided by the peculiar will of history mainly between three countries: Pakistan, Iran, and Afghanistan. Outside these countries there are rather small Balochi communities in India, Ea...   details >>

 04.11.2008

THE ACCESSION OF KALAT: MYTH AND REALITY

  Dushka H Saiyid *  Baluchistan formed the western borderlands of the British India. What the British sought here was not political dominion, but suzerainty, as the cheapest and most efficient way of controlling the area inhabited by fiercely independent tribes. This did not require direct administration of British India.1  Baluchistan that Pakistan inherited consisted of three types of territory. First, there was a long strip of territory separating Baluchistan from Afghanistan and the Northwest Frontier Province, which was directly administered by the British. The purpose of this territory was to have a buffer to isolate the Baluch tribes from their neighbours. Then there...   details >>

 20.09.2008

The interwoven cultures of the Brahvis and Balochis

 By Jan Khaskheli 9/20/2008 Karachi The Brahvi tribe, settled on the Sindh-Balochistan border represents both the regions politically and socially. The Brahvi-speaking people living in Karachi have adopted typically Balochi culture. A great number this tribe is bilingual, speaking Brahvi with their close relatives and Balochi or Sindhi with others. “We have been living close to Baloch-dominant areas in the city. Therefore, we have the same traditions of celebrating weddings and other customs. There might have been differences long ago but since we have grown here together, there is almost no distinction within the Brahvis and Balochis now,” said Mir Mubarak, a councillor representing the B...   details >>

 06.05.2008

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: A nomadic treat

  By Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur The tradition of ‘sajji’ is closely interwoven in the texture of Baloch hospitality coupled with harsh economic reality and environment of Baloch life. It provides much-needed nutrition and an occasion for camaraderie in a nomadic lifestyle.The word ‘sajji’ conjures up images of roasted meat for those who have enjoyed this essentially Baloch food item. It is the only method in which meat retains its natural taste. It titillates taste buds due to its freshness, natural moisture and fats. The healthier the animal the better it cooks because of the fats in its meat.The meat of the animal that has grazed in the mountains is tastier and softer than the animal that h...   details >>

 18.04.2008

Footloose: The Battle of Jhal Magsi —Salman Rashid

 The unflinching support of all those Chandios who went down that day received Magsi appreciation in the shape of tombs on high plinths in the graveyard outside JhalJhal Magsi, the seat of the Baloch tribe of Magsi, lies northwest of Larkana in Gandava district of Balochistan. This quaint little town may not be famous for many things, but I remember a local bard who sang for me the ballad of the battle between the Magsi-Chandio confederacy on one side and the Rinds on the other. His rasping baritone and the lilt in his voice was goose bump-raising and I write his words in translation.The Jamalis and Buledis, he sang, stole some properties of the Mugheris. Now having domicile in Magsi area the...   details >>

 07.04.2008

Historical background of Balochistan Assembly under Paki occupation

 QUETTA: Balochistan Assembly came into existence under a presidential order after getting status of province in 1972. The assembly had not its own building at that time. Before construction of the present assembly building, its first session was held in Shahi Jirga Hall which is now City District Council.The sessions of the assembly continued till April 28, 1987 in Shahi Jirga Hall. Nawab Muhammad Akbar Bugti approved the construction of separate assembly building in 1973 when he was Governor Balochistan. Nawab Akbar Bugti himself proposed and finalized design of the new assembly building. The assembly building mirror beautiful "tent" shaped which also reflect tradition of the province.The a...   details >>

 17.03.2008

Baluchitherium: The Beast of Balochistan

 Posted on March 16, 2008 Filed Under > Owais Mughal" href="http://pakistaniat.com/category/owais-mughal/" rel="category tag">>> Owais Mughal, Science & Technology Subscribe | Del.icio.us | Digg This! | function fbs_click() {u=location.href;t=document.title;window.open('http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u='+encodeURIComponent(u)+'&t='+encodeURIComponent(t),'sharer','toolbar=0,status=0,width=626,height=436');return false;} " target=_blank>FacebookEmail This | Front Page | Try a Random Post! 13 Comments Total Views: 1653 Owais Mughal World’s largest mammal that ever walked the face of the earth used to live in Pakistan’s Balochistan province. Yes it is true. This m...   details >>

 15.02.2008

Footloose: A town called Tomb

 By:Salman Rashid On his nearly total disaster of a march through Makran in the autumn of 325 BCE, Alexander’s army suffered greatly from want of provisions. Although his historians assign no name to a region where, for the first time since entering the desert, they found plentiful supplies, there can be little doubt that this region of comparative abundance was Turbat Makran may have been largely an arid desert of sand and rock even before man began to live in ordered cities, yet there flowed through this vast wilderness a number of rivers that gifted the land swathes of greenery and agriculture. Though these areas of verdure were never very extensive, they were nonetheless extremely fruit...   details >>

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