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ANP’s Former President Kidnapped in Quetta

QUETTA: Gunmen abducted the former president of Awami  National Party (ANP) Balochistan chapter, Arbab Zahir Khan Kasi, on Wednesday. Kasi was on his way home  when the armed men kidnapped him from Patel Road of the city. “The law enforcement agencies have been directed to cordon off the area and ensure early recovery of the ANP leader,” Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Bugti said, ...

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Why no international aid to Awaran?

By Yousaf Ajab Baloch Apart from man-made disasters, Balochistan is again confronting deadly natural catastrophes. The September 24 earthquake once again shocked Balochistan, as a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit one of its most backward districts, Awaran. Thousands of houses collapsed, and countless were partially damaged, affecting more than 300,000 people. Due to the collapse of mud-houses, more than 1,000 people are ...

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Balochs Protest Outside White House As Sharif Meets Obama

WASHINGTON, DC: Members of the Baloch community protested outside the White House on Wednesday morning as Pakistan’s Prime MinisterNawaz Sharif met with U.S. President Barrack Obama as a part of his three-day long trip to Washington, D.C. The protesters, who came from different U.S. cities, condemned Islamabad’s fresh military operations against Baloch political activists, including the kill and dump activities and forced ...

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Eid Sorrows for Missing Baloch Families

By: Kiyya Baloch Every auspicious moment like Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) adds to the misery of missing family members in Balochistan. Family members of several of the missing from Balochistan said that they had nothing to rejoice on this occasion of Eid as their miseries were far from over. “Every auspicious moment like Eid further aggravates our pain when ...

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Loving the dream

  By Mir Muhammad Ali Talpur The Baloch struggle is the most misunderstood of the struggles and it is not because of any fault of Baloch but because of the religion-dominated state narrative of Pakistani establishment. This has inculcated unreserved love for any name or ethnicity even remotely close to Muslim; the Pakistanis support Palestine, Kashmir, Rohingya and anyone else ...

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A corridor for Balochistan

By Sanaullah Baloch   The ongoing conflict, repeated floods, and recent earthquake in Balochistan have created the most pressing humanitarian crisis in the province – and in Pakistan. An estimated five million people in Balochistan – almost 63 percent of the population – live below the poverty line and the decade-long conflict has further affected the fragile socio-economic structure. As ...

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HRCP report on Balochistan

 Daily Times Editorial Balochistan, that ill-fated province, is the epicentre of attention nowadays, and as usual for all the wrong reasons. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has released a fact-finding report assessing the situation in Balochistan. It says violence is continuing unabated. The report addresses terror attacks on minorities and the Ziarat Residency in particular. One of the ...

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Eleven new Balochistan ministers take oath today

QUETTA: Eleven new ministers of the Balochistan cabinet are set to be administered oath at a ceremony in Quetta today (Monday). According to the government sources the five ministers of PML-N, three of National Party and three from Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) will be inducted into the cabinet. New ministers are likely to be Mujibur Rehman Muhammad Hasni, Sardar ...

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New Govt seen as sign of hope in Balochistan: HRCP

LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Sunday launched the report of a fact-finding mission to Balochistan. Apart from the overall human rights situation in the province, the mission looked at a terrorist attack on students of a women’s university in Quetta and the subsequent attack at a hospital where the casualties were taken, and the bombing at ...

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BNM appeals to int’l organisations for assistance to quake victims

QUETTA: The Baloch National Movement (BNM) has urged the international humanitarian organisations to step forward and directly help the Baloch victims, rather than relying on Pakistani authorities. In a statement from London, BNM representative Hammal Haidar Baloch said BNM with the help of Baloch Students Organization – Azad (BSO-A) and some local NGOs, had been tirelessly working to provide relief ...

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