Historical background to the struggle of Pashtuns and Balochs for independence

Dr. Rahmat Rabi Zirakyar’s paper named “The ugly scars of colonialism: Pashtuns and Balochs struggling for 172 years” gives a historical retrospective view to the struggle of Pashtuns and Balochs for self-determination.
The paper gives some insight to the current blaze of politics in the region where Baloch people struggle to gain self-determination from Pakistan. It’s sad to hear news about the government of Afghanistan who is following the orders of Pakistan to limit or even break down the Baloch struggle for independence.

Today a news bulletin claimed that Baloch camps were shut down after Pakistan requesting it from the government of Afghanistan:

Afghanistan has closed down camps run by Baloch nationalist groups where some 5,000 people were being trained, Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik has claimed.

The minister said that the camps had been shut down by the Afghan President Hamid Karzai on requests by the the Pakistan government.

“Karzai acted after Pakistan requested him to stop the activities of the Baloch nationalist groups and the Afghan President had admitted that some of the troubles in Balochistan province were originating from his country,” Malik contended… /Zeenews

We need to step up for Balochistan struggle and fight for the freedom of  the Baloch people in every way we can. It’s really sad to hear that Afghanistan subdue to Pakistani requests, in fact a country that is nurturing and acting as a host country for terrorists in general that cross the Afghan border to fight in Afghanistan.

Click here to read the paper by Dr. Rahmat Rabi Zirakyar

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