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Cultural discrimination at education institutions

One of the main issues that is affecting the social, political, economic, geographical and educational career of learners is cultural discrimination. Cultural discrimination has been often identified as a barrier that affects the treatment and ultimately the success of learners in educational institutions. Culture discrimination results from social stereotyping and …

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Missing: Jam Wahag

He called himself Jam Wahag. His real name was Jan Mohammad, but he did not like to be called by this name. Jan Mohammad Allah Dad, a resident of Bit Buleda district Kech, Balochistan, was forcibly disappeared on March 13, 2013. He is missing since then. In 2005, Ghulam Muhammad …

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In the loving memory of uncle Noor Ahmad

Karima called me while on her way to the Pearson airport, Toronto. She was heading to Montreal for the hearing of her asylum case which had been delayed for two years. She told me she had received a call from our younger sister back home that there were unconfirmed reports …

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Lala Noor Ahmad: the silent martyr

When I was the Senior Joint Secretary of the Baloch Students Organization-Hai (BSO-Hai), I had to visit the Makran region for an organizational tour. I first travelled from Quetta to Turbat on a passenger coach where I called a meeting of the Senior Body of the BSO at the Turbat …

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Qambar Chakar: a revolutionary, a friend

Change has been a constant driving force in the human history and evolution. Sometimes this change is forced by nature and we submit to it and it is called adaption, and sometimes this change is driven by us to alter the status quo and it is called revolution. The latter …

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Marri, Bugti sardars aren’t war profiteers

This article is in response to Nodan Baloch’s opinion piece, War Profiteers of Balochistan, published in Balochistan Times on December 24, 2017. Although I agree with Nodan Baloch that all wars attract profiteers and there are people who have benefited or tried to benefit from the conflict in Balochistan, I …

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War profiteers of Balochistan

I first heard the term ‘war profiteer’ when I was in the fourth class. Our teacher would use it in the context of Afghanistan insurgents and Pakistani generals after Afghanistan lost its buffer zone status in the aftermath of the interference of former Soviet Union during the regime of Hafizullah …

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Understanding Baloch society key to success

Balochistan means the land of the Baloch, the inhabitants and owners of this mineral-rich land. Yet they are downtrodden and are far behind as compared to the Punjabis, Pakistan’s upper-hand nation. Very few scholars have researched and written about the history of the Baloch nation. Some of them believe that …

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