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Kiyya Baloch

Kiyya Baloch

Kiyya Baloch, a freelance journalist, reports on the Baloch separatist insurgency, politics, militancy, and violence in Balochistan. He tweets at @KiyyaBaloch.

Kiyya Baloch is a freelance journalist and researcher from Pakistan’s restive southwestern Balochistan province. He covers ethnic Baloch arm groups and separatist insurgency, security, politics, enforced disappearances, and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), an estimated $62 billion bundle of projects followed by rights abuses in his native Balochistan. He has reported and written for world-leading media outlets, including The Guardian, Al Jazeera online, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Jamestown Foundation, and others. He tweets at @KiyyaBaloch.
Posts by Kiyya Baloch
December 19, 2023

Women Are Leading an Unprecedented Protest Movement in Balochistan

By Kiyya Baloch
Baloch women have launched a march toward Pakistan’s capital to protest rights abuses and enforced disappearances in Balochistan.

October 02, 2023

Even Before the Latest Bombing, Mastung Was a Hotbed for Violent Insurgency

By Kiyya Baloch
There is a widespread belief in Balochistan that the authorities in Pakistan have deliberately allowed Islamic fundamentalism to flourish in the province in general – and in Mastung in particular.
August 15, 2023

What Does Pakistan’s New Caretaker Prime Minister Mean for Balochistan?

By Kiyya Baloch
Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar is from the troubled province, but he has consistently supported giving the military free rein in Balochistan.

May 16, 2023

Is Pakistan’s Powerful Military on the Ropes?

By Kiyya Baloch
There is a powerful surge of public anger against the military's political interference. But Pakistan's civilian politicians are too caught up in their personal feuds to capitalize on the movement.

October 01, 2022

China Is Unnerved by Increasing Attacks on Chinese in Pakistan

By Kiyya Baloch
Ethnic separatists have recently launched a series of targeted attacks on Chinese citizens living in Pakistan, with the latest murder happening in Karachi on September 28.

September 25, 2022

Pakistan’s Floods Are a Man-Made Disaster

By Kiyya Baloch
It's not just climate change – corruption, bad governance, poor planning, and faulty water management are also to blame for the scale of the current disaster.
September 28, 2015

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Challenges

By Kiyya Baloch
One group is not happy about China’s big investment plans.

March 27, 2015

Chinese Operations in Balochistan Again Targeted by Militants

By Kiyya Baloch
A fleet of oil tankers is attacked, as local tensions flare over major development projects.

January 11, 2015

Border Violence and the Iran-Pakistan Gas Project

By Kiyya Baloch
Signs of forward movement on a critical gas pipeline could be derailed by border attacks.

December 17, 2014

Can China’s Gwadar Port Dream Survive Local Ire?

By Kiyya Baloch
China wants the Gwadar port, but impoverished locals have no interest in foreign meddling.

November 12, 2014

Who Is Responsible for Persecuting Pakistan’s Minorities?

By Kiyya Baloch
Islamists in Balochistan are targeting minorities, yet NGOs are beginning to blame the government too.
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