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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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Balochistan ‘s Predicament

  By Urooj Raza In a federal system of government there is an intricate balance between a wish for national unity by the center and aspirations for autonomy by its federating units. In case of Pakistan, there has been a traditional proclivity for a stronger federal structure at the cost of provincial autonomy. Amongst its federating units, the province of ...

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Re Thinking 9/11

  By Qaisar Shehzad Farooq When war and propaganda combine at a time truth is the first sacrifice. The main objective of war propaganda is to fabricate an enemy in a terror context to convince the public that war is justified for humanitarian noble cause. In the morning of September 11 Bush administration declares that al-Qaeda attacked the World Trade ...

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”Earthquake killed over 1,000 people and injured many more”

Quetta: The death toll from the destructing earthquake in Balochistan is feared to cross more than 1,000 people. However, Mir Qudus Bizenjo, the deputy speaker of the Balochistan Assembly said that he had  confirmed  that earthquake killed over 1,000 people, injured many more and Over 40,000 houses have been flattened,” told reporters at the Quetta airport on Wednesday. This week’s ...

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At least 145 killed as strong quake hits southwest Balochistan

QUETTA:  At least 145 killed as strong earthquake of 7.8 magnitudes struck the southwestern province of Balochistan on Tuesday, media   reported. According to the media reports and confirmation of Deputy Speaker Balochistan Assembly, the earthquake killed 145 people in different cities of Balochistan. However, the Spokesman of Frontier Corps (FC) Khan Wasey has confirmed the death of 45 people including ...

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Balochistan: Doctors continue strike against Dr. Munaf Tareen ‘s abduction

  QUETTA: Doctors strike in government hospitals across Balochistan entered sixth day on Tuesday in protest against their senior colleague’s kidnapping from Quetta. Cardiologist Dr. Munaf  Tareen was kidnapped from the city last week when he was heading back to his home from his private hospital at Pishin Stop. The abductors, opening aerial gunfire, took him away on board along ...

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Eyewash

By Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur During the recent ‘missing persons’ hearing in Quetta the Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said that there is no proper checking in the city. The check posts manned by the Frontier Corps (FC), customs and police are just an ‘eyewash’; ‘hogwash’ would be more appropriate, and smuggling continues as the ...

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Execution of Baloch youths by Iran is continuation of Baloch genocide: BSO-Azad

  Quetta: Baloch Students Organization – Azad (BSO-A) has strongly condemned execution of 5 Baloch youths by Iranian forces in Zahedan city of Western Balochistan. In a statement issued on Sunday, BSO-A spokesman has termed it a continuation of non-stop Baloch genocide by occupying forces.  Iran is practicing collective executions of Baloch youths to stop the growing trend of national consciousness among ...

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Christians hold Protest in Quetta

Quetta: Members of the Christian community took out a protest rally on Sunday to condemn the suicide attacks on a Church in Peshawar. They raised slogans against the KPK Government for failing to secure safety of Christians. The main protest rally assembled before Quetta Press Club before proceeding to the Balochistan Assembly. Small protest rallies were also taken out in ...

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Taliban release three doctors in Balochistan

QUETTA: The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Saturday released three doctors who had been kidnapped from Balochistan in June this year. As per media reports, the three released doctors were among five people kidnapped in Balochistan while travelling towards Zhob from Loralai District. Zhob borders the lawless tribal region of Waziristan. Five people, including three doctors, were kidnapped 42 days ago on ...

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