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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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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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