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Lashkari Raisani joins BNP-M

In a surprise twist of political power game ahead of general elections, Nawabzada Lashkari Raisani joined the Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) on Sunday. Lashkari Raisani is the younger brother of former chief minister Balochistan Aslam Raisani. He has also served as the the former Balochistan chief of the Pakistan People’s …

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Pakistan escalates abuses against women, children in Balochistan

The Pakistan military has escalated a weeks-long sweeping operation in Balochistan’s Mashkay area, the hometown of Baloch militant leader Dr Allah Nazar Baloch. Although several areas of Balochistan have been under constant military assault for over a decade, the latest military operation is unprecedented in terms of the number of …

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Hassam Baloch: A misfit political activist

“When darkness engulfed the streets, I lit myself like a candle”, reads the cover photo of Hassam’s Facebook account. He is a total misfit for politics. He doesn’t have the bombastic and harsh political tone which has become a characteristic feature of Baloch nationalist activists. Before he was picked up …

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Nawaz Atta – the poet-cum-social activist

Nawaz Atta was an aspiring poet who helped the family members of Baloch missing persons, and then he himself went missing. Born in 1995 in the small town of Gichk in district Panjgur of Balochistan, he had long dreamt of becoming a poet and a fiction writer. Therefore, after completing …

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Seven wounded in grenade attack on NP Turbat office

Seven people were wounded on Monday in a hand grenade attack at the office of the National Party in Balochistan’s Turbat city. Three among the injured are stated to be in serious condition while others sustained minor injuries. Eyewitnesses told Balochistan Times two motorcyclists slowed down in front of the …

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Baloch groups hold joint rallies on World HR Day

After years of separation, a number of Baloch nationalist groups jointly held protest rallies on the World Human Rights Day to highlight human rights abuses in Balochistan. The Baloch National Movement (BNM), the Baloch Republican Party (BRP), the Baloch Republican Students Organization (BRSO) and the Baloch Students Organization (BSO) held …

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