Author Shahzada Zulfiqar

Balochistan’s Cauldron

Balochistan has had a history of governance with weak coalition governments

By: Shahzada Zulfiqar

Tentacles of Terrorism

After more than a decade of simmering ethnic and sectarian violence in the restive Balochistan province – long considered the soft under-belly of Pakistan – the situation has started to stabilise, particularly in the provincial capital of Quetta in the last couple of years. The credit of restoring a relative peace – which does get jolted […]

By: Shahzada Zulfiqar

Crime, separatism and terrorism

Narratives: How was Balochistan’s security situation when the Pakistan Muslim League took power in the province following the 2013 elections? Bugti: When we took over, the war against terrorism was at its peak. I myself was the target of at least four armed attacks. Balochistan was facing three types of challenges – organised crime, the […]

By: Shahzada Zulfiqar