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Editorial: Awaran Needs International Assistance

   Apart from human made disasters,   Balochistan is again and again confronting deadly natural catastrophes.  24th  September’s earthquake once again   shocked Balochistan as 7.8-magnitude earthquake   hit Balochistan’s the  most backward district Awaran, where Thousands  of houses collapsed to ground and countless  partially damaged. Due to the collapse of mud-houses more than 1000 people are feared dead. The officials have confirmed ...

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Four FC men killed in battle with militants

QUETTA: As many as nine people – four personnel of the Frontier Corps (FC) and five militants – were killed in a fierce exchange of fire in Prome area, some 100 kilometres from Panjgur District, on Saturday. Frontier Corps spokesman confirmed the incident in a statement and said that the security personnel were patrolling Prome area of Panjgur District when ...

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15 killed in Second Powerful Earthquake in Balochistan

Awaran: A powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit southwest Awaran district of Balochistan on Saturday, killing 15 people in already devastated region. This region is already shocked by a tremor which left more than 1000 people dead and countless homeless on September 24. According to the US Geological Survey which measured the earthquake at 6.8 on the Richter scale, the new quake ...

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Another earthquake struck several cities of Balochistan

KARACHI: Another earthquake struck several cities of Balochistan and Sindh on Saturday. According to the Pakistan’s Met office the earthquake was at 7.2, while the US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded it at 6.8. According to USGS, the epicenter of the earthquake was close to Awaran. Some of the cities where tremors were felt are Awaran, Quetta, Karachi, Larkana and  Sukkur. ...

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Dr. Allah Nazar welcomes help of International and Private Organizations

By Gibran Peshimam  KARACHI: An impasse looms large over the relief effort in Balochistan’s earthquake-devastated region – an area known to be a hotbed of Baloch rebels – which has already resulted in mushrooming clashes in the region. However, a top commander has offered a way forward through the mistrust between rebels and security forces: Let the relief effort be ...

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HRCP concerned over Balochistan situation

LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed concern over the poor situation of Baloch people in the wake of recent earthquake and stressed the government to pay attention and provide emergency relief to them. The HRCP, in a statement issued on Friday, said casualties were higher than it was initially reported in different districts of the province, ...

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President Putin Condoles Deaths in Balochistan Earthquake

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent his condolences to Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif following the devastating earthquake in the province of Balochistan, said the official website of Russian President. “The President asked Mr Sharif to pass on his words of sympathy and support to the victims’ families and his best wishes for a speedy recovery to the injured,” the ...

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Awaran Needs An Immediate Ceasefire

  By Malik Siraj Akbar Narratives and pretexts aside, we know one thing for sure: The earthquake victims in Balochistan’s Awaran District still await full assistance. The earthquake measuring 7.7 hit several districts of the province, particularly Awaran, which happens to be the hub of the ongoing Baloch nationalist insurgency. Dr. Allah Nazar, the commander of the underground Baloch Liberation ...

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Relief Roadblocks

Editorial Daily Times For the many earthquake-affected residents of Balochistan, the misery has only just begun. In the immediate aftermath of the quake, one would expect tremendous relief efforts to take place with aid flowing in, human rights organisations taking note and NGOs both local and international entering the disaster-struck province at full speed. However, that does not seem to ...

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Instead of relief to the affected people, the state is creating hurdles: BRP Media Cell

  Quetta:  Baloch Republican Party  (B.R.P)  has alleged that   Instead of providing relief to the affected people, the state is creating hurdles in the way of those who try to help in  earthquake hit areas. In its statement issued to media  the Baloch Republican Party  (B.R.P)  said  that the  organization’s  aid to the  earthquake hit areas  had  been stopped and  ...

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