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Mengal enters BA after 14 years

  Quetta: Balochistan National Party (BNP) President Sardar Akhtar Mengal on Wednesday took oath as member of the Balochistan Assembly. Mengal has become MPA after 14 years. Assembly members welcomed the BNP leader to the House and Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch appreciated the BNP’s struggle for the rights of the people of Balochistan. In his brief speech after ...

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Balochistan’s missing money

Sanaullah Baloch Natural resources account for a large share of Balochistan’s wealth. Since 1952, Pakistan has been extracting large quantities of gas and coal and, more recently, copper-gold from Balochistan. However, the bleak socio-economic indicators in the province clearly indicate massive corruption, mismanagement and abuse of Baloch natural wealth. Despite countless natural wealth, Balochistan stands out for its terrible social ...

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Who caused the 9/11 of Balochistan?

   By Yousaf Ajab Baloch On Saturday, August 26, 2006, the assassination of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti, the former governor of Balochistan and former federal minster, proved that the establishment had utilised his loyalty merely to plunder the Baloch resources. Though the murder of the 79-year-old Nawab Bugti was a great ‘victory’ for the establishment or General Pervez Musharraf, it ...

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Nawab Bugti: No Surrender

By Johar Ali Bugtti, London Nawab was the first Baloch tribal chief to be appointed as the State Interior Minister of Defence in the Cabinet of Sir Feroz Khan Noon on 20th of September 1958. When President Iskander Mirza imposed martial law he then resigned on 7th of October 1958. Furthermore, as a protest against the declaration of martial law, he ...

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Bugti the Martyr

  By Sanaullah Baloch The world watched incredulously as as Pervez Musharraf declared war on Balochistan, and particularly against Nawab Akbar Bugti. prior to fabricated rocket” attack” on Musharraf in December 2005, thanks rolled into Dera Bugti and  other parts of Balochistanin January 2005, when Baloch nationalists were in talks with a parliamentary committee. In March 2005, the armed forces ...

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Bugti is a Part of Our History

  By Malik Siraj Akbar Mark Twain once said “travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness.” Pakistan’s former high commissioner to United Kingdom and the current Ibn Khaldun Chair at the Washington DC-based American University, Professor Akbar S. Ahmed, truly fits in the category of people who believe in seeing and experiencing things to challenge the prejudices of the ...

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Balochistan After Bugti

  By Sanaullah Baloch  Balochistan plunged into a frightening crisis after the cold-blooded murder of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti. On August 26, 2006, the Pakistani flag was raised at the Bugti fort with the proclamation of a new dawn for Balochistan. Nonetheless, in 2012, six years later, Balochistan is deeply engulfed in dusk and darkness. Let’s look at the situation ...

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Nawab Akbar Shahbaz Khan Bugti II (1927-2006)

By Zulfiqar Halepoto “It’s better to die with your spurs on, Instead of a slow death in bed, I’d rather death come to me while I’m fighting for a purpose.” (Akbar Bugti in his last English print media interview to TIME Magazine) During his last days in the mountains of Barkhan (whom the great Balouchi national poet Mir Gul Nasir ...

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Akbar Bugti’s death anniversary: BRP announces shutter-down, wheel-jam strike on 26th

Quetta:  The Baloch Republican Party (BRP) has announced complete shutter-down and wheel-jam strike all over Balochistan on the seventh death anniversary of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti on August 26. In a statement, the BRP appealed to the Baloch general public, business and transport community to support the strike call to pay tribute to Bugti and express their “commitment for the ...

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70 bodies had been found during the tenure of the incumbent government: Nasrullah Baloch

Quetta: Voice for Baloch Missing Persons Chairman Nasrullah Baloch said that around 70 bodies had been found from different areas of Balochistan during the tenure of the incumbent government. Addressing a press conference along with VBMP Vice Chairman Mama Qadeer Baloch at a hunger strike camp outside the Quetta Press Club for the recovery of Baloch missing persons, he said ...

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