Pakistan lost a beloved, courageous leader last Friday night. If there is one thing that everyone who had the privilege of knowing Sabeen Mahmud understood, it is that above all else, she loved Pakistan and believed it was a country worth fighting for -- and, in her case, tragically, worth dying for.
While extreme positions adopted by the Pakistani government and the Baloch nationalists have escalated and perpetuated the conflict in Balochistan, what is deeply worrying is how both sides have chosen to drag their battles inside educational institutions instead of fighting them in political battlegrounds.
A few prominent Bangladeshi writers have begun to publicly endorse their government's demand that Pakistan should apologize for the war crimes of 1971 during the country's freedom struggle. What some writers termed as "history" are actually current affairs to me and the people of my generation from Pakistan's largest province of Balochistan.