Check out our collection of photos over the past year featuring aspects of life in Baluchistan.
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Baluchistan is the largest province of Pakistan, located in the south of the country and making up almost half of Pakistan’s land. The province that neighbors Pakistan’s restive Kyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, and Sindh Provinces, and borders on Afghanistan and Iran, has long been marred by regional rivalry and insurrection. Recently, it has been afflicted with a complicated mix of separatist, sectarian, and religiously motivated violence involving both homegrown and regional rebels.
Daud Khattak, a veteran Pakistani reporter and senior editor for RFE/RL’s Pakistan service, Radio Mashaal, described Baluchistan as “the largest in area and the richest in natural resources, but the most backward and poorest from a human-development-index point of view.”
Read more about Baluchistan:
“Assassinations Mark Worsening Conflict In Balochistan”
“U.S. Hearing On Balochistan Raises Hackles, Awareness In Pakistan”
For more information about Pakistan, visit Radio Mashaal.