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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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Waiting to be rescued

Syed Ali Shah Thirty-year-old Tariq sits in an open space, almost oblivious to the cold night, as he grieves the loss of his mother after their house collapsed in the earthquake. His family huddles close to him. Some five kilometers away from Awaran, in need of immediate rehabilitation with a wailing infant in her arms, a frail 27-year-old, Zainab Bibi ...

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Balochistan Earthquake: Pakistan should back calls for International help

By Shezad Baloch  In the aftermath of the Tuesday’s devastating earthquake in Balochistan, head of the Pakistan Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) said they are capable of coping with the situation in Balochistan. People in Balochistan have viewed this statement as a part of a continued policy of discrimination and injustices toward the least developed province. Interestingly, at the same time ...

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Sacred or profane?

 By Aasim Sajjad Akhtar THE wretched of the earth are given the name because their lot never seems to improve. So it is for the hapless communities of Awaran and Kech districts in southern Balochistan, whose already hard lives were devastated by a massive earthquake this past Tuesday. That nature chose to bare its most destructive face in the same ...

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