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Finding Publisher For: The Plight of The Hazara People

Finding Publisher For: The Plight of The Hazara People

The plight of the Hazara people’ is a photographic book complied with portraits and testimonies of the victims of current on-going target killings in Quetta city of Balochistan province in western Pakistan. More than 1700 people from the Hazara community have lost their lives over past 15 years, and sadly no one has been held […]

Three Hazaras Killed in Quetta-Pakistan

Quetta: Three people belonging to the Hazara community were shot dead on Monday near the Mekran bus stop in Quetta’s Sattelite Town.Unidentified armed men on a motorcycle opened fire at the three men outside the bus stop, Station House Officer Raja Qyoume told: Two of them were killed on the spot, while another was seriously injured. The deceased […]

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HAZARA PERSECUATION IN PAKISTAN

BY ABDUL RAHIM CHNAGEZI The existence of Hazara nation in this part of region including Quetta is from 15th and 16th centuries, when they use to travel frequently in various parts of subcontinent through Pak-Afghan border. They permanently started inhabiting various areas of Pakistan during the 19th century, When the mass killing of Hazara’s started […]

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Documentary Highlights Sectarian Issues

By Syeda Shehrbano Kazim ISLAMABAD: The Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), an Islamabad-based think tank, in collaboration with the Minority Rights Group (MRG) UK, hosted the launch of a documentary titled ‘Shaheedo Tum Kahan Ho’. The documentary gives an account of the target killing of the Hazara community in Quetta. The documentary contains an account […]

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Refugee Students In Indonesia Remember Peshawar School Attack

The massacre of 132 innocent students in Peshawar shocked the whole world. People around the world expressed their grief and discontent over this barbaric act. Students from Cisarua Refugee Learning Center, West Java, Indonesia also offered their solidarity with Pakistani students and offered sincerest condolences to families of crushed flowers. The refugee students are from […]

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Moot heldin British Parliament for Hazara victim

By Murtaza Ali Shah LONDON: Faith leaders, human rights defenders and Parliamentarians have called on the government of Pakistan to take stringent steps to bring to justice the perpetrators of heinous rape crime against Sahar Batool, 6 in Quetta. Sahar, the daughter of a gardener working at an army facility, was found dead near a […]

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Hazara Under Attack, Women with Dependent Children Worst Sufferers

By Mohammad Zafar Living a life without a male member is next to impossible for a woman in a male dominated society like Balochistan. However, when it comes to the Hazara women, the tale of their dependency and woes reveal heart-wrenching stories. Their lives are surrounded by countless problems ranging from the burden of livelihood […]

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Sahar Batool

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Sahar Batool

By Muhammad Younas It was early morning of on 28th of October 2014. Sahar’s mother was busy preparing breakfast in the kitchen while her father, Sakhi, was getting himself ready to go to work. He looked at his motorcycle in the backyard of the home, walked to it, checked the wheels and cleaned it up […]

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Pakistan’s Beleaguered Hazaras

By Raza Rumi The attack on the Hazara community in Quetta last month, which left 10 dead and many injured, comes amidst the recent spate of violence against an intensely vulnerable and ghettoised community. Pakistan’s new theatre of sectarian killings, the troubled province of Balochistan, is turning into a parable of disastrous policies that are […]

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We Want Justice for Sahar Batool

The mother of a six-year-old girl who was strangled to death last month has appealed to the authorities to publicly execute her daughter’s murderers so that the criminals are taught a sobering lesson. “I appeal to the government and law-enforcing agencies to publicly hang the murderer of my six-year-old-daughter Sahar Batool. Such exemplary punishment will […]

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