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Kalat: Masses compelled to drink contaminated water from dirty polls

Kalat: Several villages of district Kalat of Balochistan lack facilities of pure drinking water.  The women and children fetch water from dirty pools of rain water from distance of about 10-15Km on the back of animals.  No attention of previous governments, elected Member of National Assemably (M.N.A) and Member of Provincial Assembly (M.P.A)  for the provision of such a basic ...

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Man killed in landmine blast

NASEERABAD: A man died after accidentally stepping on a roadside landmine in Naseerabad district of Balochistan on Thursday. According to police, the passer-by, yet to be identified, became a victim of a landmine in Khalani area. The body was shifted to a nearby hospital for medico-legal formalities. inp

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Two injured in attack on NATO containers

  MASTUNG:  At least two people received bullet wounds in an attack on NATO containers in the Dasht area of Balochistan on Thursday. Levies sources said that unidentified armed motorcyclists opened indiscriminate fire on two containers passing through the area, injuring the drivers and setting ablaze the trucks. The attackers managed to escape from the scene. A rescue team rushed ...

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Balochistan Assembly approves budget for next fiscal year

  QUETTA: The Balochistan Assembly unanimously approved the provincial budget for fiscal year 2013-14 here on Thursday. The session was chaired by speaker Balochistan Assembly, Mir Jan Mohammad Jamali. Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch had tabled deficit budget for 2013-14 on June 20. Dr Baloch moved a total of 51 demands for grants, including 42 pertaining to non-development ...

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Bangladeshi jailed for Facebook death threat to PM

DHAKA: A Bangladeshi university lecturer was sentenced to jail in absentia on Thursday for threatening to kill Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and defaming her on Facebook, a prosecutor said. A court sentenced Hafizur Rahman Rana, a lecturer at a prestigious university, to seven years in jail for posting the comments last April during a protest on campus, prosecutor Tapash Kumar ...

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EDITORIAL: A report on atrocities

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has compiled a report basedupon its recent fact finding mission to the restive province of Balochistan. The revelations contained in the report are nothing new. It speaks of how human rights abuses continue unabated in the province, how the people have hope in the newly elected democratic government but still hold the intelligence ...

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In Support of Declan Walsh’s Return to Pakistan

At least seventeen foreign news organizations based in Pakistan have appealed to the new democratic government to allow New York Times Pakistan bureau chief Declan Walsh to return to Pakistan. It was a disgrace that the respected correspondent, who had been covering Pakistan for nearly nine years, was expelled on May 9, 2013, two days before the general elections. It was ironic ...

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A Word of Solace

By Sehrish Naudhani I have been watching and hearing the news of bomb blasts, riots and violation on the face of earth on television and newspaper. But on June 15th, 2013, I heard a disastrous sound with a blow of air. It was approximately 2:25 p.m. I ran outside to see what had happened. Someone told me that it was ...

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Eight preachers abducted in Awaran

Awaran: Eight workers of preaching party abducted from Mosque in Tehsil Jhao Tuseday-Wednesday night.  According to the eye witnesses, unidentified   armed men surrounded mosque and kidnapped eight persons who were on mission of preaching Islamic values and teachings. The victims belonged  to Peshawar and Bannu, who had arrived Telar Jhao area of Tehsil Jaho some 80 Km from district Awaran ...

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Shutter down strike against murder of Bugti tribesmen

Hasrat Iqbal Baloch Quetta: On 26 June, a complete shutter down was observed throughout Balochistan against enforced disappearance of seven young Bugti tribesmen allegedly   picked up by security forces and later on their dead bodies were recovered. The Baloch nationalist and pro-freedom party Baloch Republican Party B.R.P being led by Bramdagh Bugti had given call for shutter down against their murder. ...

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