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Suspected kingpin of a banned outfit killed, 2 arrested in Dasht

Quetta: At least one person, suspected to be a kingpin of a banned outfit, was killed, two others arrested and a huge cache of arms and ammunition was recovered in a search operation jointly conducted by Frontier Corps (FC) and Anti-Terrorist Force (ATF) in the Dasht area of district Mastung on Wednesday. “Security forces conducted a targeted operation in the ...

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Mandela; Godfather Of Neo-Apartheid South Africa

By Thomas C. Mountain As Nelson Mandela lays on his death bed his legacy as the godfather of neo-Apartheid South Africa has been firmly established. Today in South Africa life for many if not most is nearly as precarious and undignified as when Mandela was first inaugurated as President some 20 years ago. So the best way to describe “modern” ...

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Kalat-Quetta section of RCD Highway still incomplete

Quetta: The mega project of RCD highway from Quetta to Kalat yet to be   completed.   The National Highway Authority (NHA) had listed the project as mega project when it started the construction work in 2006, but it is still incomplete after seven years of its construction date. Billions of rupees and several construction companies have been altered. More than ...

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Students injured in Baloch-Pashtun clash

Quetta: At least eight students of Degree Colleague Quetta injured in a clash between Baloch and Pashtun students of the college on  July 9, on Tuesday. The clash erupted at the Degree College Quetta between ethnic groups belonging to Baloch Students Organization (M) and the Pashtun Students Organization.  The clash began about 9 a.m, when the members of Pashtun Students ...

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The barbarity of perpetrators’ justice

By Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur It was a cool night of November 7, 2010. Faiz Mohammad Mazarani Marri’s torture-inflicted wounds were being nursed at his house in Metroville, Karachi (Gulshan) by his old parents. He had returned home three weeks earlier after having been in the custody of the intelligence agencies. That night a posse of Sindh Rangers, police and ...

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Editorial: University of Balochistan still at stake

Currently the University of Balochistan is confronting a number of problems and the major one of them is financial issue. According to the academic staff and financial experts of the university, the biggest public sector institution in Balochistan has reached the verge to be unable to pay the salaries of academic and lower staff. Senior staff member say that scarcity   ...

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“The innocent victims of Lyari”

By Shezad Baloch Armed with automatic weapons, rocket launchers and hand grenades, criminals patrol the streets in plain view, using their weapons with complete impunity.  On Friday night alone there were at least 18 explosions, which I heard. Armed men took positions on rooftops and street corners. This is not Syria or the Gaza Strip.  This is Lyari, one of ...

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B.H.R.O Demonstration against Human Rights Violation in Balochistan.

Karachi: The Baloch Human Rights Organization (BHRO) conduced a demonstration against human rights violation in front of Karachi press club on July 6, on Saturday. The women activists of B.H.R.O were holding banners and play cards inscribed with appeals to stop human rights violation in Balochistan. Addressing the participants the speakers termed human rights volition on rise in Balochistan and ...

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Chaghai: Agriculture on the verge of collapse

Dalbandain: Thousands  of  acres of  cultivable land  remain barren  due to  non -availability of tube-wells,  as 500 electricity  connections lie  pending . Having outstanding water   table district Chaghii is famous for agriculture. Farmers are compelled to run tube -wells on diesel engines. Now when a barrel of diesel oil costs 32000 Pak rupees, it is impossible for agricultural related people ...

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Editorial: The Argentina Model For Balochistan? No, Thanks

A credible Pakistani Urdu-language newspaper, Express, has reported that the government is considering granting amnesty to all personnel of the security forces and intelligence agencies who have been involved in enforced disappearances, torture and killings. As a quid pro quo, these officials would assist in recovering the missing persons. The newspaper quoted ‘reliable [government] sources’ that the new administration is ...

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