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Lateef’s Protest

Editorial The Nation Balochistan Student Organization-Azaad (BSO-Azaad) is an ethno-centric student organization fighting for the separation and freedom of Balochistan. Over 100 members of the organization have been reported missing, and the organization is still considered popular amongst Baloch students. On the 18th of March, Zahid Baloch, the chairperson of BSO-Azaad was abducted and is now reported missing, like thousands ...

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Definition of a Traitor in Pakistan

By Jeeyand Baloch Pakistani society is a divided and confused society. They are confused about everything. After 67 years of independence, general masses still wonder that creation of Pakistan was a right decision or not. Pakistan’s relation with America is as old as its creation, but still people are not sure whether US is our foe or confidant. There is ...

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What Everybody Ought to Know About Journalists in Balochistan

By Yousaf Ajab Baloch Pakistan is known as one of the most dangerous areas for journalists. In particular, one of Pakistan’s provinces, Balochistan, has become the epicenter of violence against journalists where more than 34 have been killed in last six years. Most of these journalists were abducted and later killed. Relatives of these journalists and reporters allege that Pakistani ...

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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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