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The shelter from the storm

A letter to Sajid Hussain Hello Guru! Let’s make one thing clear. If you are expecting that I will write an eulogy or another emotional piece, you are wrong. I think you remember very well once I told you: “Nothing excites me anymore”. Honestly, when I said that, I was …

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Since our friend is missing

What I’m doing here is not right. How could I be writing about the disappearance of the man who took special interest in how best to portray the Baloch missing persons’ cases? About the man who once said the dead did not haunt him as much as the missing did? …

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Caught in conflict: the Baloch women

On the outskirts of Quetta, just at the foothill of the Chiltan Mountain range, is a small town comprising over 10,000 people. The town was established by the internally displaced refugees from Balochistan’s Kahan town who had been forced to flee their ancestral land in the 1970s during the conflict …

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Mass grave containing four bodies found in Balochistan

A mass grave was found in Balochistan’s Panjgur district on 17 July, 2018, containing four bodies decomposed beyond recognition. Relatives of missing persons, a term used for victims of enforced disappearances in Balochistan, flocked to the site of the mass grave fearing the bodies might belong to their loved ones. …

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Tales from the dungeon: Haji Naseer

In the Tales from the Dungeon series of Balochistan Times, former victims of enforced disappearance recount their ordeal. Haji Naseer was one of the first political activists to be whisked away by Pakistan military from Balochistan in 2004. He now lives in Germany as a refugee.   My name is …

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 ہما اہوالکار کہ وردیانی ٹھیکہ دار جوڑ بوت

اے نبشتانک ساجد حسین ءُ تاج بلوچ ءَ چہ نامداریں ناول نویس ءُ اہوالکار محمد حنیف ءِ انگریزی کتابے ءَ رجانک کُتگ۔ کتاب ءِ اے دگہ بہر یک یک ءَ بلوچستان ٹائمز ءَ شِنگ کَنگ بنت۔  محمد بلال مینگل نوشکی ءَ بے مُزّ ءَ کارکنوکیں اہوالکارے۔ آ، آزادی نامیں ہالتاکے …

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Tales from the Dungeon: Dr Naseem Baloch (Part II)

In the Tales from the Dungeon series of Balochistan Times, former victims of enforced disappearance recount their ordeal. Dr Naseem Baloch was forcibly disappeared twice. He was first whisked away by security forces in 2005 along with Dr Imdad Baloch, Dr Allah Nizar, Dr Yousuf Murad, Ghulam Rasool, Akhtar Nadeem …

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