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Sorrows of Balochistan

By Ghazi Salahuddin We were in Quetta when gunmen killed 10 foreign trekkers at the base camp of Nanga Parbat. But we had little time to watch the details unfold on news channels. Our minds were set on other acts of terror and there was some work to do to try to understand their meaning and implications. However, the news of ...

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Quetta: Hazara Town suicide blast, 31 dead, over 65 injured

  QUETTA:  Thirty-one people killed while over 65 others injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up near an Imam Bargah in Aliabad area of Hazara Town here on Sunday.  Women and children are among the injured and two women have lost their lives in the suicide attack.  Twenty of the injured ones are said to be in critical condition. ...

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The flag bearers of justice have restored to a dead silence in Balochistan: BNM

Quetta:  Women of the Baloch National Movement (B.N.M) on Saturday staged a protest demonstration outside Quetta press club against the appearances of mutilated dead bodies  and violation  of human right in Balochistan. The protesters were holding banners and place-cards inscribed with various slogans. They chanted   slogans against the state institutions and called upon the international human rights organizations to take   ...

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Five bodies recovered in Quetta

QUETTA: The police recovered three bodies from the eastern bypass area of the provincial capital on Saturday. An official from the Satellite Town Police Station said that some passers-by spotted the bodies in Sasti Basti area, located in the premises of Quetta Development Authority (QDA) graveyard, and informed the police. The police rushed to the spot and cordoned off the ...

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Balochistan is a complicated zone and no one can be blamed for ongoing scenario: Dr. Malik Baloch

Interviewed by: Mehboob Shahwani Balochistan Chief Minister Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch talking to The Balochistan Point said: “Balochistan is a complicated zone and no one can be blamed for ongoing scenario but we are optimistic about better situation of the province.” “The Baloch issue is solely political and it can possibly be resolved with political dialogue. The provincial   government will ...

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Pakistan — no country for foreign journalists

A REPORTER After having lived in Islamabad for five and a half years, Rezaul Hasan Lashkar had to pack up and leave in just a little over two weeks. His sin – he was an Indian and a journalist reporting on Pakistan. And one hot day in the middle of June he was informed that his presence was no longer ...

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BNP-Mengal to take Assembly seats

Quetta:  Balochistan National Party (BNP-Mengal), has decided to sit in the parliament to defend Baloch rights. A party announcement confirmed that the opinion sought from the party workers and activists from all over Balochistan favoured using the platform of parliament and assemblies for protecting the national rights of the Baloch people and exposing anti-Baloch policies in the form of military ...

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Education is everyone’s basic right, it should be provided equally and honestly:D.E.O Chaghi Haji Aman Ullah

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai Exclusive interview with District Education Officer Chaghi Haji Aman Ullah       Q: How do you see the state of education in district Chaghi? Well, as far as education of district Chaghi is concerned, I am  confident to say that it is   going towards improvement. This is, as you know, Chaghi is one of the largest districts of ...

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90% primary schools lack basic facilities in Quetta

Quetta:  Ninety percent primary schools in Quetta lack basic facilities. Students belonging to poor families are compelled to linger on their educational activities in these institutions, said a statement issued by the District Governance Group Quetta here in Friday. Advocacy officer DGGQ Shahid Khan Tarin said   that delay in the appointment of Secretary Education the recruitment of teachers could not ...

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Enforced disappearances must come to an end

The officeholders of Voice for Baloch Missing Persons talking to journalists during a press conference in Quetta Press Club on 26 June 2013 said that at least 320 Balochs had been forcefully disappeared and 80 previously abducted Baloch have been killed and dumped. The chairmen of Voice for Baloch Missing Persons, Nasrullah Baloch, and Vice Chairman, Mama Qadeer Baloch expressed ...

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