Muhammad Akbar Notezai

EXIT AFGHANISTAN

EXIT AFGHANISTAN

Although the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan has not resulted, so far, in the kind of massive refugee influx that Pakistan feared Updated 27 Sep, 2021 04:31pm
IN MEMORIAM: THE END OF AN ERA

IN MEMORIAM: THE END OF AN ERA

With the death of Sardar Ataullah Mengal, Balochistan’s first chief minister, on September 2, an era of Baloch politics also... Updated 12 Sep, 2021 09:40am
Business as usual at Chaman

Business as usual at Chaman

According to business and customs officials in Chaman, so far Afghan Taliban has not imposed any conditions on trade. Updated 30 Aug, 2021 08:25am
In pursuit of paradise on earth

In pursuit of paradise on earth

Some guesstimates put number of illegal immigrants handed over by Iranian authorities every year to Pakistan at 10,000-12,000. Updated 28 Aug, 2021 02:22pm
Making money out of misery

Making money out of misery

Officials say immigrants may be housed in camps if influx becomes unmanageable. Updated 20 Aug, 2021 08:45am
FICTION: PRISONERS OF HONOUR

FICTION: PRISONERS OF HONOUR

Despite the shortcomings of a debuting writer, a novel from Balochistan is a worthy read, addressing the practice of ‘honour... Published 08 Aug, 2021 06:53am
Revisiting the past

Revisiting the past

I LANDED in Gwadar in the scorching heat of July. After checking in at a decent motel near the beach, I encountered ... Published 24 Jul, 2021 07:23am
ON THE HUMAN SMUGGLING TRAIL

ON THE HUMAN SMUGGLING TRAIL

Over the years, human smuggling rackets in Balochistan have transported hundreds of thousands of Afghans to the Iran border Updated 30 May, 2021 12:54pm
The dwindling trade with Iran

The dwindling trade with Iran

THE authorities have started to fence the 900-kilometre border with Iran in Balochistan. I was recently in Mashkhel,... Published 16 May, 2021 05:43am
Tale of an acid attack survivor

Tale of an acid attack survivor

Unidentified men on a motorcycle had thrown a bottle filled with acid at Bagum and her younger sister 10 years ago. Updated 09 Apr, 2021 07:59am
MINING DEADLY TOMORROWS

MINING DEADLY TOMORROWS

In past year alone, 102 coalminers have lost their lives in Balochistan in 72 accidents. Updated 24 Mar, 2021 08:02am
Trade that poverty fuels

Trade that poverty fuels

Iranian lawmaker says three people killed in town near Pakistan border. Updated 25 Feb, 2021 07:43am