Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Balochistan: In the Shadow of the Gun

Balochistan Frontier CorpsIn the meantime, on the ground in Balochistan, young Baloch like Samia Rind are growing up in the shadow of the gun. Two days after our programme was aired, I received a call from her, “Mera bhai nahi milla, lash mill gayi hay.” She proceeded to inform me that now her younger brother has been politicised and she fears that he, too, will follow in his elder brother’s footsteps. Meanwhile the government-owned media regulatory body, PEMRA, has sent a letter to all TV channels, warning them not to air voices of dissent from Balochistan.
But I know, even if we do not air them, they will not be silenced.

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