Muhammad Akbar Notezai

  • Although Balochistan is the most backward province of Pakistan, its people, according to some Islamabad-based independent analysts, hold bureaucrats in high esteem. One of its typical examples is Mr Orya Maqbool Jan, who, according to them, has formerly served 23 years as a bureaucrat in the ...

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  • In South Asia, Dalits are considered to be a lower caste; they have been facing discrimination and violence in South Asia, particularly in India, for a long time. In mainstream Indian newspapers, human rights abuses against the Dalits frequently take place at the hands of the upper caste Hindus. ...

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  • The coalition government of Balochistan, which is led by Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch, unveiled Rs.244 billion deficit budget for financial year 2015-2016. As usual, the legislators of the provincial assembly, termed this financial year’s budget “friendly”, too. However, as compared to ...

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  • “In our 7th grade textbook, there was a lesson on how to invite a Christian to convert to Islam. If this is the case, then how can our children learn to have tolerance towards religious minorities when they grow up?” This question was asked by slain Christian MPA Hendry Masih ...

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  • Although our country’s wildlife department is not famous for sporting any moral principle, yet a rare exception is Mr. Jaffer Baloch, the former divisional forest officer of the Balochistan Forest and Wildlife Department of Chagai, a post from which he was transferred. The reason: he revealed ...

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  • In 1979, Iran went through a so-called Islamic Revolution that saw the ouster of Iran’s king, Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, and the instalment of Ayatollah Khomeini as the supreme leader of the Islamic Republic. There is no doubt that the Arab states, particularly the Saudi Arabia, due to this ...

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