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Sameer Mehrab

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Sameer Mehrab is a writer and co-founder of Balochistan Times. He often depicts Balochistan's socio-political dilemmas in his fiction and poetry. He is based in Canada.

A withdrawn man

I first met Sajid Hussain in my hometown of Tump, a small insignificant place in the middle of nowhere in Balochistan. I can’t remember the year, but it was sometime in the late 90s or early 2000s. His cousin Asif Baloch, who was a student political activist, proudly introduced him: …

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مئے وتی ڈان و سانچو 2

ڈان کِهوٹئے که چه مُسافرخانها در آتک، سَک گَل اَت، تئو بگوش گَلا بال اَت که واهگ ای پورا بوتگ. نوں ڈان منّتگیں شهسوارے اَت. آییا مسافرخانهئے واجهئے هما پنتانی سرا پکر کت که آییا گوشتگ‌اَت، ڈان! لهتیں چیز الّمی اِنت که هر شهسئوارئے هُرداں ببیت. یکے وَه زَرّ، دومی …

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مۓ وتی ڈان و سانچۆ

ڈان کِهئوٹئے، نان تهنا هسپانوی و جھانی ادبئے تها کلاسِکے منّگ بیت بلکێن اگان جهانا چه بایبل و کُرانا رند ێک کتابے سک باز وانگ بوتگ، گڑا همێش انت. اے ناول میگویل سروَنتِسا، ھبدھُمی کرنا نبشته کتگ۔ چه دهمی کرنا بگر تان پانزدهمی کرنا، یورپئے تها شهسوار و نایٹانی کسّه …

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ما و دُنیا

دُنیایا کئوم ہست و تکریبَن گیشتریں کئوماں ملک ہم ہست۔ ہر کسا کہ ملک نیست، بزاں ماتا نئیاورتگ۔ ما بلوچ ہم انچیں کئومے ایں کہ مارا ملک و سرڈگار ہست بلہ دگرانی دستا ایں، مارا سیاسی واک و وتواجہی نیست۔ ما انچو گواتا گون ایں، بزاں ما بئے نہ ایں۔ …

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May God save us; military has found a new enemy

A few days ago in North Waziristan, Pakistani army attacked a peaceful public rally headed by elected members of the National Assembly Ali Wazir and Mohsin Dawar. The army claimed it was in their defence that they opened fire at the protesters. It claimed Ali Wazir and Mohsin Dawar were …

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The Shepherd, The Greek and The Colonel

Disclaimer:  This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.   The Shepherd (i) It all started one …

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The role of law in Baloch-Pakistan conflict

Why ask the Baloch to follow Pakistan’s constitution, when the state itself disregards its laws in punishing the Baloch for not following Pakistan’s constitution? The constitution is a social contract between the state and its citizens to govern and to be governed under a set of agreed-upon laws. The Baloch …

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