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Sajid Hussain

Sajid Hussain is a journalist and writer. He is the Editor of Balochistan Times. He has previously worked for The News International, Daily Times and contributed for the Reuters news agency. He receives emails at [email protected] and tweets @sajidbaluch.

The evolution of a dead body

Twenty years old and hoping to become a writer, I was eager to meet anyone who was somehow associated with literature. So I met a guy.  In 2002. A mutual literary friend took me to this man’s small apartment in Lyari where he lived with a very large family. He …

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The endangered species of ruined Balochistan

I once tasted houbara bustard meat. In March 2015. At an influential royal Abu Dhabi sheikh’s palace. Actually, at the palace’s servant quarters. Pakistani passport doesn’t suit me. I’ve lost two of them as of yet. After applying for a new passport at the Pakistan embassy in Abu Dhabi, I …

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Veteran Baloch militant leader Bangulzai not dead

Veteran Baloch militant leader Abdul Nabi Bangulzai is alive and “sitting with me right now sipping from his tea”, a source in the United Baloch Army, a militant group Bangulzai purportedly leads, told Balochistan Times on Sunday. Home Minister Balochistan Sarfaraz Bugti claimed the previous day in a press conference …

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یجّاگہ مُچ بوگ یا یجّاگہ کار کنگ؟

بلوچ سیاست ءِ تہا یک رندے پدا تپاکی ءِ شور شور انت۔ چِد ءُ پیسر ہم بوتگ۔ سالانی سال سیاسی گلاں برے ہالتاک ءُ برے سوشل میڈیا ءِ تہا چہ بلوچ راج ءَ اتحاد ءِ مستاگی گپتگ۔ بلے پارٹیانی نیام ءَ تپاکی وتی جاگہ ءَ ہر پارٹی وتی تہا پرْشان …

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Faith and politics of Balochi script

On Facebook, many Baloch users are changing the way they write their names. Taj Baloch has become Táj Balóc. He was the first to do that in 2012. A linguist and poet, he has been leading a campaign for years to change the script in which Balochi – an Indo-Iranian …

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بلوچ ءِ جنگ دنیگہ ہلاس نہ انت

من دل ءِ سوک ءَ لہتیں گپ نبشتہ کتگ ات۔ یکے مں اے گُشتگ ات کہ بلوچاں گوں پاکستان ءَ جنگ ویل کتگ ءُ وت ماں وتا پیڑِتگ انت۔ دومی ایش کہ سلاہ بندیں بلوچ برے عام بلوچے ءِ گاڑی یے پچ گِرنت ءُ برے یکے آوار جننت  ءُ چرائی ءِ …

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Are Baloch fighting Pakistan or one another?

Baloch are a curious people. They know they are being beaten to death and they understand that the only way to survival is to hold each other’s hand. But they are reluctant to do that because everyone thinks the other one’s hand is dirty. All Baloch political and militant groups …

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روس ءَ چہ سوریا ءَ فوجی دزکشی ءِ جار جتگ

روس ءِ صدر ولادی میر پوٹن ءَ دوشمبے روچ ءَ روس ءِ فوجیانی سوریا ءَ چہ دزکشی ءِ ہکم داتگ۔ اے گپ پوٹن ءَ روس ءِ سرکاری میڈیا ءَ گوں تران کنان ءَ گُشتگ۔ روس ءِ فوج ءَ اے پنچمی ماہ انت کہ صدر بشرالاسد ءِ کُمک کنگا سوریا ءِ …

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