QUETTA: Literary circles in Balochistan condemned the arrest of prominent nationalist Balochi language poet Mubarak Qazi at a meeting of the Executive Council of the All Balochistan Academy in Turbat on Saturday.Qazi, who is widely known for his rhetoric against military operations in the province, was arrested from Pasni in Gwadar district and has been held by police for many months. His family and fans accuse the government of registering fake cases against him.Dr Hanif Sharif, a Balochi poet who was also allegedly held, tortured and then released by intelligence agencies in November 2005 for his anti-government works, presided over the meeting. [...]
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