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I was pressurized by government and state agencies for not launching long march: Qadeer Baloch

By Shoaib Durrazai Karachi: I was pressurized by government and state agencies for not launching long march, alleged Qadeer Baloch, vice chairman of Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) in his press conference at Karachi press club on Friday.  The Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) led by Qadeer Baloch launched a long march from Quetta to Karachi on 27 October to ...

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PAKISTAN: The Long Marchers have completed 700 km and entered Karachi after travelling 27 days on foot

The Long March for the Baloch missing persons has entered its 27th day after completing 690 KMs. It will reach its intended destination at the Karachi Press Club, Karachi, the capital of Sindh province tomorrow, November 22. Today the marchers will reach the suburbs of Karachi where the local people will welcome them and make arrangements for their accommodations. People ...

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Quetta blast kills five including two security personnel

QUETTA: At least five people including security personnel have been killed and several others wounded in a blast occurred in a market on Sarki Road  capital city Quetta here on Thursday. According to initial reports, over 10 kg explosives were used in the blast which targeted a van of Frontier Constabulary (FC). “Five persons including two security personnel were killed and several others ...

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Pakistan Long March Ignored by Media

By Kiran Nazish About twenty families in Balochistan province of Pakistan are on a journey of protest from one city to another, calling on the government of Pakistan, the UN and the international community to address the issue of Baloch missing persons. But who is listening? Says one of the female marchers, whose husband was abducted in 2010, “The media has ...

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FC conducts search operation in Quetta prison

QUETTA: The Frontier Corps Balochistan conducted search operation in District Prison Quetta and recovered prohibited items from the prisoners. According to the media reports on Monday that FC teams in collaboration with the jail administration, carried out search operation in the district prison and recovered prohibited items from the prisoners. The FC personnel recovered eight mobile phones and other prohibited ...

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Gunmen kill NATO truck driver in Naseerabad

Naseerabad: Gunmen in Naseerabad district on Monday killed the driver and set on fire a  truck carrying NATO equipment out of Afghanistan. According to the police officials the attack took place in Naseerabad district, around 400 kilometers southeast of Quetta. “Four gunmen on motorbikes opened fire at two trucks, killing the driver of one of the vehicles and then sprinkled ...

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Awaran residents flee fearing army plans to turn the town into cantonment

Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur I am convinced that if promises were bombs there wouldn’t be a soul left alive here. Promises come cheap and are the handiest tool to bamboozle people into believing fantasies they would otherwise reject as garbage. Here even the solemn but empty promises of courts recovering Baloch missing persons, of trying Musharraf for treason, of running ...

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A long march to mark injustice

Yousaf Ajab Baloch The Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP), an organization comprised of family members of abducted Balochs, is holding yet another march to highlight the issue of missing persons. Seven hundred and thirty kilometers long, from Quetta to Karachi on foot, this march was launched on October 27th. Mainly women and young Baloch as well as VBMP members are marching to raise awareness about ...

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Two earthquakes hit Balochistan

QUETTA: Two mild earthquakes jolted Quetta and other parts of Balochistan on Friday. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the epicentre of first earthquake was the Central Asian state of Tajikistan. On the Richter scale, it was recorded 3.7 with a 10-kilometre depth. According to PMD, the epicentre of second earthquake was measured 5.2 on the Richter scale. Published ...

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Long March: Women and children reach Uthal with blistered feet and sick health

Uthal: Women and children participants of long march reached Uthal Lasbela today with blistered feet and sick health.  The participants have been marching to highlight enforced disappearance and safe recovery of Baloch missing persons from diverse walks of life.   .  According to the details women and children are continuously marching, whereas most of the women and children are with ...

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