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Torching of Mast Twakali’s shrine condemned

QUETTA: The shrine of great Balochi Sufi poet of Balochistan, Mast Twakali, was torched by unidentified people in Kohlu district, some 220km away from the provincial capital Quetta. According to local officials, the incident occurred a couple of days back when some unknown people barged into the shrine of Mast Twakali in Mawand area of Kohlu district in the early ...

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Armed men kill two, torch container in Bolan

QUETTA: Unidentified armed men killed two persons and torched a private container in Dhadar area of Bolan district, some 70 kilometers southeast of Quetta, on Sunday. Balochistan Levies sources said that a private container of Afghan trade was heading towards Afghanistan from Karachi when armed men intercepted container on gunpoint at Dhadar area and opened indiscriminate fire. Resultantly, two occupants driver ...

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Jaffarabad: 13 people including six alleged militants killed in an exchange of firing.

QUETTA: Over 13 people, including six alleged militants, women and children were killed in an exchange of firing between armed men and security forces, in Jaffarabad district of Balochistan, on Sunday morning. According to the sources, armed men forcibly entered the local Wadira Ghazi Khan Mahrata Bugti’s house located in Mousiani Goth area of Jaffarabad and opened indiscriminate fire on inmates. Resultantly, ...

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Balochistan’s long night

Editorial Dawn.com THE discovery of mass graves in the restive Khuzdar district of Balochistan late last month opened an ugly new chapter in a long-running and sordid tale. With a Supreme Court-mandated inquiry committee to present its findings at the next hearing in Islamabad on March 7, the details are still quite scarce. Whose bodies were found and how they ...

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The Return of Journalist Killers in Balochistan

Within a week after the election of a new president for the Balochistan Union of Journalists (B.U.J.), the largest representative organization of journalists in the province, a journalist and his driver were shot dead in Balochistan’s Jaffarabad District. Mohammad Afzal Khawaja, a reporter for Daily Balochistan Times (English) and its sister publication in Urdu, Zamana, was killed by unknown armed ...

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LHWs boycott anti-polio drive in Balochistan

QUETTA: In reaction to nonpayment of salary of last five months, the lady health workers (LHWs) have announced to boycott the anti-polio campaign in Balochistan including Quetta scheduled to start from Monday (tomorrow).      The lady health workers also staged a protest demonstration in Civil Hospital Quetta on Saturday and demanded the government to immediately pay them the due remuneration. Published ...

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Chief Minister raises Fishermen’s expectations in Gwadar

By Mariyam Mohammed Suleman  The two-day visit of Gwadar this week by the Chief Minister of Balochistan Dr Adbul Malik Baloch, brought a lot of expectations for the suffering inhabitants of the region. Specifically for the fishermen who have been troubled with the issue of the illegal trawlers from Sindh for over ten years now. However the previous dictator as ...

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Truck hits marchers of Long March, two injured

Quetta: At least two participants injured when a truck hit marchers of the long march at Renala Khurd area between Radha and Okara on Saturday. According to the details participants of the long march for  the safe release of Baloch missing persons was on its way   at Renala Khurd area of Punjab province when a  truck hit marchers of the ...

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‘I HAVE LOST MY HEALTH, NOT MY COURAGE’, SAYS FARZANA MAJEED

By Yousaf Ajab Baloch In Baloch society where women rarely play a role in public life, Farzana Majeed has bucked the trend. She has emerged as a symbol of struggle for Baloch missing persons. Farzan Majeed (29) is daughter of Baloch nationalist leader, Majeed Bizenjo. Majeed in his youth was a student activist with progressive leanings. After students politics he emerged ...

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Mine collapse kills five workers in Balochistan

CHAMAN: At least five miners were killed in a landslide in a chromite mine in Muslim Bagh area of Qila Saifullah district on Thursday. A Chines company has been working  on a chromite project in the Muslim Bagh area. The officials   said the five local miners working in the mine when a portion of it caved in and they were ...

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