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The war on Baloch women

THIS is with reference to of the article ‘The war on Baloch women’ (May 26) by Rafia Zakria. In the article the writer has highlighted incidents that had happened to women in different parts of Balochistan.

Although the incidents are condemnable in every sense of the word, just limiting one’s scope to these issues and turning a deaf ear to other major issues amount to disservice to the nation.

All the leading Pakhtun and Baloch nationalist parties of Balochistan have condemned these incidents, but the irony is that not much attention is paid to the violation of human rights in the garb of law and order in Balochistan. This has become the order of the day.

Such articles only seem to be an attempt to divert attention from the real issues pertaining to this part of Pakistan.

There should be articles about the plight of women who have spent days on end in protest camps protesting for their loved ones in front of Quetta and Karachi press clubs.


Source: Dawn