(Born: August 10, 1940) is a Pakistani
English-language journalist, and senior political economist.
He is presently Editor-in-chief of the English daily Balochistan Express
), The Guardian
) an Urdu daily Azadi
, and the English Weekly Express
). He also regularly contributes columns to Dawn
, and is an authority on Balochistan’s social, political and economic matters.
Balouch was born in the suburb of Lyari
, in Pakistan's 'business capital' Karachi
, but migrated to Quetta
He is a staunch believer in the 'freedom of expression' and, over the years, has spoken openly against dictatorship and bans on the media. When the PEMRA
Ordinance was amended in November 2007 by President Musharraf
, placing curbs on the media, Balouch told Weekly Pulse
:<blockquote>"PEMRA ordinance is a bid to muffle the right to freedom of expression and voice of truth. But this voice cannot be stifled in the present age. All the steps being taken by the incumbent unconstitutional and illegal rulers are alien to constitution. The way the media and civil society members are raising voice against it is laudable."
He follows the religion of Islam
, and is thus a Muslim
Balouch acquired his primary education from a neighbourhood school in Karachi
. He sat his Marticulation... Read More