Minorities And Marginalised Communities
Half a century on - 50 years after West Pakistan lost its eastern counterpart - those who had taken the painstaking journey all the way to present-day Pakistan, travelling in a state of starvation and poverty, and hoping for better times to come – are living today in a country that has not even declared them its own. They live hopeless lives, scarred by frustration. Whatever little they earn is not enough to feed their families.
Even Jinnah, who is normally considered a liberal politician, was confused about the place Islam would have in the new state he was founding. “Jinnah talked about inclusion and exclusion at the same time,”
The leader of the Gwadar sit-in says protest will continue till implementation of their major demands, rubbishing claims by Balochistan govt of acceptance of their demands
"Some say he tore a poster, but he was not crazy to do such a thing. He knew of the Pakistani people's religion…" Priyantha Kumara's widow, Nilushi, speaks to Voicepk.net in collaboration with the Daily Mirror
پریانتھا کمارا کی بیوہ نے حکومت پاکستان سے اپنے شوہر کے قتل پر مکمل انصاف دینے اور بیٹوں کی پرورش کے لئے معاوضے کا مطالبہ کیا ہے۔ توہین مذھب کے الزامات کو رد کرتے ہوئے ان کا کہنا تھا "[ہپریانتھا کمارا] کوئی پاگل شخض نہیں تھے کہ وہ کسی پوسٹر کو پھاڑتے
Haq Do Gwadar Tehreek has protesting for last two weeks demanding rights for Gwadar and end to illegal trawling in sea.
“Everything is a risk in Pakistan: If you defend women, it's a risk. If you defend non-Muslims, it's a risk. If you discuss religion, it's a risk. But you can't really sit there like a vegetable in your own society. And I'm committed to that society... and I feel I need to turn around and speak as I should.”