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Two bullet-riddled bodies found

QUETTA: At least two bullet riddled bodies were recovered from Saranan area of Pishin on Wednesday. According to the Levies sources, acting on a tip-off, Levis force recovered two bullet riddled bodies near a graveyard in Saranan area of Pishin. “Both the bodies were blind-folded and shell of pistol bullets were also found nearby the bodies.” Levies sources said The bodies ...

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Federal Investigation Agency arrests 12 foreigners in Gwader

QUETTA: As many as 12 foreigners were arrested by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) from Gwader Coastal Highway. According to the details, during a routine checking, FIA netted 12 foreigners who reportedly wanted to enter into Iran illegally. FIA handed over the foreigners to the local administration. By Staff Reporter Published in The Balochistan Point on July 2, 2014

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Secretaries should be role-modals: Chief Secretary Balochistan

QUETTA: Chief Secretary Balochistan Saifullah Chata has said that the secretaries play a vital role in the provincial governments and therefore the secretaries should be role-modals. Chief Secretary said this talking to an introductory session of the secretaries here on Wednesday. He said that he had performed his duty in different areas of Balochistan including Sibi, Jafferabad, Lorali, and Civil ...

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Kalat: Armed men kill young boy

Kalat: Unknown armed men killed a young boy in Kalat area of Ghumgozar on Wednesday According to police, unknown gunslingers riding a motorcycle opened fire on Saeed Ahmed Son of Haji Baig Muhammad   in Ghumgozar area of Kalat city and managed to flee from the scene. Saeed Ahmed was injured in the incident and he succumbed to his injuries. “The ...

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No apathy would be tolerated in the establishment of new colleges: Chief Minister Balochistan

QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch has said that no apathy would be tolerated in the establishment of new colleges and the land dispute of Khuzdar and Loralai colleges would be resolved within a month. He said this talking to a convention of principals of Medical Colleges on Wednesday. Provincial Minister for Health Rehmat Saleh Baloch, Secretary Health, ...

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Sectarian tilt of society and politics of Balochistan

By M.Y Kakar The socio-political life in Balochistan is under transformation, from a peace loving and nationalistic ideology towards hardcore sectarianism. The province is engulfed by religious intolerance. Specific tactics are being adopted by various outlawed organizations in order to widen the existing gaps between various communities. The proscribed sectarian organizations are continuously working to disseminate their ideology in general ...

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Balochistan’s Boko Haram

By Shahzada Zulfiqar The closure of all private English-medium schools and language centres in Balochistan since April 25 has made headlines around Pakistan. After news of the closure broke, people across the province assumed that the Taliban, or outfits affiliated with them, had penetrated the Baloch belt which is generally known as a liberal region. But the honour this time ...

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A love for liberty

By Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur NAWAB Khair Bakhsh Marri, born on Feb 29, 1928, was named after his illustrious grandfather who, unwilling to provide Marris as cannon fodder for the First World War, fought the historic battles of Gumbaz and Harab against the British in 1918. He was also a descendent of Sardar Dodah Khan, under whom the Marris in May ...

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Balochistan Chief Minister Vows to Fight Terrorists in Panjgur

By Mir Behram Baloch  QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Malik Baloch has vowed to fight the extremists and terrorists forcibly closing educational institutions in Panjgur district of the troubled province. At a seminar held in Quetta on Saturday, politicians, educators and members of civil society urged law enforcement to protect teachers and education institutions in Panjgur, one of the most backward districts in ...

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Controversial Arsalan Iftikhar

Adnan Aamir Arsalan Iftikhar is not an unfamiliar name in Balochistan as well as in Pakistan. He has been on centre stage of controversies since March 2007 when his father, Former chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, was sacked by Musharraf. That was just the beginning and now once gain Arsalan Iftikhar is the main character of a controversial decision made by ...

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