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Press Freedom Day: Protesters demand end to journalists’ killing

QUETTA: A rally was taken out by Balochistan Union of Jouranalists (BUJ) on the International Day of Freedom of Press in the provincial capital, here on Sunday. The call for the rally was given by Federal Union of Journalists. Journalists were holding banners and placards inscribed with various slogans. They also chanted slogans in the favour of free media and against ...

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EU promises 30m Euros to Balochistan for education sector

QUETTA: European Union (EU) has pledged to provide 30 million Euros for development of the education sector in Balochistan.  Addressing a function organized at the head office of Balochistan Rural Support Program, the head of the EU delegation, Berend de Groot said ways and means were discussed with Pakistani officials during the past three months for development of the education ...

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Press Freedom Day Must Recognize the Plight of Journalists in Balochistan

By Mir Behram Baloch May 3 is universally celebrated as press freedom day to raise the voice for freedom of expression and create awareness about the importance of press freedom. The United Nations General Assembly declared this day to remind governments about their obligation to respect the right of free expression. However, when we observe Pakistan’s treatment of press freedom we find ...

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Mastung: Six policemen killed in a shootout during a bank robbery

Mastung: Six policemen were killed in a gun battle during a bank robbery in Mastung area of Balochistan on Tuesday. According to the initial reports the firing between the police and robbers began when police was informed about a bid by eight dacoits to rob a bank in Mastung Bazaar. The robbers opened fire after police cordoned off the bank ...

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Protestors Mistreated

Editorial The Nation When peaceful protestors of the missing persons issue tried to approach the Parliament building in Islamabad yesterday, the police responded with a baton-charge; firing and tear gassing the demonstrators. Many of these demonstrators were consequently wounded, along with six policemen. Additionally, the police attempted to confiscate the recording equipment of media houses trying to cover the incident. ...

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An Icon of Free Media

By Adnan Aamir  On 19th April, renowned journalist Hamid Mir was attacked with the intent of murder in Karachi. One can disagree with the point of view of Hamid Mir but no one can disagree that he is a brave Pakistani journalist. He is an icon of the free media in Pakistan and requires our support at this critical juncture. ...

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Mortality rate of children under five is alarming: Secretary Health Balochsitan

QUETTA:  Mortality rate of the under-five age group children in Balochistan is alarming and therefore parents should be mindful of vaccinating their children against nine major diseases as a large number of children each year of preventable diseases in the province.    This was told by the Arshad Hussian Bugti Secretary Health Balochsitan during a seminar jointly organized by the ...

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Illegal netting dwindles Export of quality fish from Balochistan: Chief Minister’s Policy Reform Unit

QUETTA: The dwindling ratio of Export of quality fish from Balochistan coast is because of illegal netting as fishermen use Mash net for fishing.  This was pointed out during a round table conference that held Gwadar the other day on the subject of “Issues in Fisheries and Coastal Area Development in Balochistan, organized by Chief Minister’s Policy Reform Unit, Strengthening Participatory ...

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Missing BSO Azad’s Chairman

By Naaz Baloch BSO-Azad a Baloch Student Organization believes in democracy and toils in a peace and fair means,  has been confronting  the worst atrocities currently.  The organization has raised a voice for the poverty-stricken people of the wealthy land known as Baluchistan. On daily bases according to VBMP’ chairman a Baloch is being abducted and slain which is utterly ...

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Editorial: Attack on Hamid Mir, A heavy Price for Speaking Truth

Hamid Mir, a prominent Journalist was shot and seriously injured in an attack by unidentified gunmen in Karachi on Saturday. In a statement read out by his brother on Thursday, senior journalist Hamid Mir said that he faced threats from both state and non-state actors. After the Saturday’s attack Hamid’s brother Amir Mir also blamed one of the security state ...

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