Articles for tag: Baloch, baloch missing persons, Balochistan, emergency, human rights, Human rights violations, Pakistan, pakistan military, Pandemic

Lateef Johar

No peace for Balochistan

Nothing stops the Pakistani army from violating the Baloch people’s rights, not even natural calamities. There have been reports of enforced disappearances in Balochistan on a daily basis despite a call from the United Nations to stop armed activity during the ongoing global pandemic. The army in fact tries to cash in on natural disasters ...

ساجد هُسئین، اهوالکاری و بێگواهی

من پئیسبُکپا ساجد هسئینۓ گپ و ترانے اشکت. یکّے آییا سویڈنۓ بارئوا جستَ کنت که چۆنێن ملکے؟ گوشیت که اے ملکۓ مردم وتی جاگها ادۓ کُچکّان هم کس دست جتَ نکنت. کچک هم مهپوز اَنت. تربت تهسیلۓ سۓ ورنا، کَدّ و اُمرا سَر و نێمسرَ بنت. ساجد هُسئین، شاهمیر بلۆچ و سئیمی کیّا کادر. اِشان ...

Taj Baloch

ساجد، پلیز واتَر کن

دلگۆش: اے نبشتانک نامیێن اهوالکار و ناول‌نویس مهمد هنیفا په بی بی سی اردوا نبشته کرتگ و تاج بلۆچا په بلۆچستان‌ٹایمزا بلۆچیا رجانک کرتگ ێکے وه اِش که چه سجّهێنان سۆگه‌تِر اَت. کۆهان سر کپگۓ هچ شئوکی نێست‌اَت. ٹئینکانی دێما وپسگۓ واهگی نێست‌اَت. سیاستی انچۆ کُرت که پورا نۆکێن سازێۓ جنَگ در برَگا اِنت. اهوالکاری‌ای ...

Yaseen Ghani

Sajid Hussain a rare gem

The news of Sajid Hussain’s disappearance in Sweden is awfully shocking. He is someone who uses his pen to highlight the issue of Balochistan’s missing persons, who are abducted and killed by Pakistan’s powerful military. The very reason he was forced to become a refugee was to avoid the evident risk of being added to ...

Zahid Abdulla

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 imagining becoming as cold as ...

News Desk

Our missing editor’s case

Prominent journalist and Chief Editor Balochistan Times Sajid Hussain has been missing from Uppsala, Sweden, since March 2 of this year. What is worrying is that the Swedish police have as of yet failed to make a breakthrough in the case even after a month of his disappearance. His family, friends and journalist unions have ...

Mehlab Naseer

ساجد که واترَ بیت

مالی بله نَکسے. کسَم اِنت. اَنچێن ٹێمبان انچێن گپّ کنت، مردم نزانت بِکندیت اگن بِگرێت. تئو که گار اتۓ، سۓ شمبئیئے شپا چه منا پێسر اوپسالاها رَستگ‌اَت و تئیی بِلڈنگۓ دێما اۆشتاتگ‌اَت. تان دێران. و بانُکا گوَشتگ‌اَت که هَشتا و رند اۆدا باید مه‌اۆشتیت. گُڑا بَسے گپتگ‌اَتی و کُمپێس والا جاگها ردیۓ سرا اێر کپتگ‌اَت، ...

Sameer Mehrab

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: “Meet Sajid. He is a ...

Naimat Haider

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? That too on his own ...

News Desk

Military still stationed at Balochistan University despite assurances to Senate

Hundreds of paramilitary Frontier Corps personnel are still stationed at the University of Balochistan even though the vice-chancellor assured the Senate earlier this week that they have “committed to vacating the campus”. The Frontier Corps (FC) and police have committed to vacating the Balochistan University building but have not specified when,they should vacate the University.I ...