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Map: Major Ethnic Groups of Pakistan in 1980, Source: Wikipedia

The Crowded-Out Conflict: Pakistan’s Balochistan in its fifth round of insurgency

Ann Wilkens

In the international discussion on Pakistan´s many problems, the low-level conflict in its Balochistan province does not get much attention. The issue of nuclear arms, for instance, is considered more immediately frightening; Balochistan is just the area where these arms are tested. But the province is also the arena for a long-standing, complex and multi-faceted […]

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Nationalism, religion a deadly mix in Balochistan


Dawn (Pakistan), 15 January 2013 A mind-blowing account of how Baloch secular political traditions were undermined and a militant Islamist brand spead – backdrop to latest terrorist attacks and protests in Quetta.

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