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Shutter-down strike in Balochistan

QUETTA:  Shutter-down strike on July 4, is being observed on the call of Balochistan National Party (B.N.P-Mengal ) in different parts of Balochistan against the forced disappearances and overall worsening law and order situation of the province. In the Baloch dominated distracts of Balochistan: Quetta, Khuzdar, Wadh, Kharan, Panjgoo,Noshki ,  the  Shops and business centers have been reported closed. The ...

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Another fallacy of B.N.P-Mengal

By Qasim Baloch  Balochistan National Party’s subsequent decisions to determine its future political pattern halted with the final decision that they would be part of parliament and would carry on politics to defend the rights of Balochistan. BNP’s dual political attitude has always been criticized and reviled. It has never been obvious regarding the mode of politics. Sometimes it considers ...

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Editorial: B.N.P. is Back to the Parliament But Still Stands On The Wrong Side of the History

Following a month-long internal debate, the Balochistan National Party (B.N.P-Mengal) has finally decided to return to the parliament. The B.N.P. won only two seats for the provincial assembly in what it now describes as the “most-rigged elections in the history”. Headed by former chief minister and Baloch nationalist leader Sardar Akhtar Mengal, the B.N.P. had been cogitating for nearly a month ...

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Youth unemployment in Balochistan

Youth unemployment is the only sector which had been deliberately ignored by the decision makers for the past six decades or more. There is no significant project launched to address the issue of youth unemployment which is one of the root causes of unrest and disquiet in this Province. In recent years, the number of Universities had been increased to ...

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BNP announces strike tomorrow

  QUETTA: Balochistan National Party (BNP) will observe shutter down strike across the province on July 4 in protest against what they term unjust actions of security forces and its ‘death squads’ in Wadh area, the hometown of BNP chief Sardar Akhtar Mengal. Senior Vice President of BNP Dr Jahanzeb Jamaldini announced that his party will observe shutter down strike ...

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Freedom of speech: A good lesson from Bangladesh

  A Bangladeshi court on June 28, 2013, sentenced nine junior opposition politicians to life in prison for murdering a newspaper journalist, who had published a series of reports on corruption. The court in Bangladesh sentenced the junior opposition leaders for the murder of a journalist Gauatam Das killed in 2005. Gautam Das, 33, Faridpur bureau chief of Bengali daily Samakal, was strangled ...

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Sister of Missing Nisar Ahmed appeals President of Pakistan for his safe recovery

Quetta: The sister of missing Nisar Ahmed has appealed to the higher authorities for her brother’s safe recovery. While addressing a press conference at Qutte press club on Monday June1,  2013, she  appealed the President of Pakistan, Chief Justice of Pakistan ,Governor Balochistan and Chief Minister of Balochistan that to get recovered her brother Nisar Ahmed.  She alleged that during ...

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HRCP laments recurring bloodletting

  LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has strongly condemned the killing of citizens in several bombings over the weekend, including one in Quetta where at least 30 people were killed when an imambargah in a Hazara-concentrated locality was attacked. The commission said in a press statement, “The HRCP is extremely concerned and utterly dismayed to again find ...

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Four killed in Balochistan

  QUETTA: At least four  people, including three labourers, were killed in Naseerabad and Jaffarabad,  on Monday. According to police, unidentified armed men opened fire on a group of labourers in Khan Kot area of Naseerabad, killing three of them. The deceased were identified as Noor Muhammad, Jabar and Gul Muhammad. In Jaffarabad, on a tip-off, police recovered a body ...

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EDITORIAL : Bloody Sunday

  On the same day, 28 people were killed and 65 wounded in a suicide bombing near an imambargah (mosque) in Quetta, 17 people were killed and 46 wounded in a car bomb attack on a Frontier Corps (FC) convoy in Badaber in the outskirts of Peshawar, and eight people were killed and 12 wounded in bomb attacks in South ...

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