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Gwadar Port: Tale of neglect

By Urooj Raza Pakistan’s Port of Gwadar, 267 Miles West of Karachi and 43.5 Miles East of Pakistan-Iran border, bears a great strategic value vis-à-vis the Straits of Hormuz, the life line of energy to the outside world. On average, around 36000 ships transit through Pakistan’s area of sea interest annually. The average trade of the country hovers around 38 ...

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EDITORIAL : Not just a ‘test case’

To his credit, Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif made it a point to travel to Quetta in the wake of the suicide bombing near an imambargah on Sunday to apply balm on the wounds of the victims. After a high level meeting, the PM said in a press conference that terrorist violence was no longer acceptable. The PM directed all ...

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Three gunned down in Balochistan

  Quetta: At least three people were killed in different incidents across the province on Wednesday. According to details, a man was gunned down in Sibi district of Balochistan.The victim, identified as Rehmatullah, was gunned down by unidentified armed men on Nishtar Road. The assailants escaped after the attack. Police reached the site soon after the incident and shifted the ...

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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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