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Pakistan’s Unfair Elections

On  May 1, 2013, a full-page ad in Pakistan’s Dawnnewspaper read: “My Dear Pakistanis, have you thought why PPP, ANP and MQM are targeted?” The ad was referring to three secular political parties, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), the Awami National Party (ANP.) and the Muthida Quami Movement (MQM). The three parties formed a coalition that ran the previous national government from 2008 ...

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Balochistan Under Siege

The  headline, “Election security: Balochistan braces for surgical operation” in a national daily left me amazed at the deviousness media uses in its reporting of distressing events and issues to make them look completely innocuous, or even praiseworthy. The crafty employment of words and phrases is truly beguiling and lethally effective in constructing or deconstructing opinions and views about issues. ...

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Reko-Diq And Balochistan’s Fate

The Supreme Court of  Pakistan finally turned   Reko-Diq project accord void , which was signed 20 years ago .This project  was signed between  Balochistan government  and Tethyan Copper Company (TCC) a joint  venture between Antofagasta of Chile and Canadian’s Barrick Gold corporation.. This costly project of gold and copper in twenty years could not bring and economic development in Balochistan, ...

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DR Malik Latest Interview with Anwar Iqbal

By Anwar Iqbal  Democracy is the only option for Baloch nationalists,” says Balochistan’s new chief minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch. “We need to connect with national democratic forces to achieve our objectives. We need to work within Pakistan. We have no other option. In  an interview to Dawn.com, Dr Malik said that a move by US Congressman Dana Rohrabacher to create ...

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500 valuables paintings stolen in Budapest

5 00 paintings and works of art have been stolen from apartment belonging to a deceased collector. BUDAPEST (AFP) – More than 500 valuable paintings and works of art have been stolen from a Budapest apartment belonging to a deceased collector, Hungarian police said Saturday, in series of robberies that apparently went undetected for years. “The police have opened an investigation ...

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Afghan MPs block violence against women bill

K ABUL (AFP) – The Afghan parliament on Saturday cut short a debate on a bill to protect women  from violence after complaints from some traditionalist MPs that it was against Islamic teaching. The Elimination of Violence against Women (EVAW) law, which was passed by a presidential decree in 2009, is seen as a benchmark piece of legislation marking progress since ...

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Pakistan adopts China GPS

P akistan is set to become the fifth Asian country to use China’s domestic satellite navigation system, which was launched as a rival to the US global positioning system, according to a report yesterday. The Beidou, or compass, system started providing services to civilians in the region in December and is expected to provide global coverage by 2020. It also has ...

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China’s premier addresses Senate, lauds progress despite challenges

I SLAMABAD: Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang on Thursday (today) addressed the Senate saying the country had made tremendous progress despite facing several challenges, DawnNews reported. In a special session of the Senate, the Chinese premier declared his delight in addressing the Parliament’s Upper House, adding that Pakistan was the hub of ancient civilizations, like Gandhara. Moreover, he said Pakistan enjoyed ...

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Strikes in Balochistan

On the 6th of June the street of Balochistan cities were empty. Balochistan came to a complete stand still that day. The people responded massively to call out from the Baloch Republican Party for a strike to protest against the daily kidnap and killings of Baloch civilians by the Pakistani army. The call out for the strike was supported by ...

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Meeting with Balochistan leaders today: PML-N names Ayaz Sadiq as NA speaker

ISLAMABAD: A soft-spoken Sardar Ayaz Sadiq of the PML-N, who defeated Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan in a Lahore constituency in the general elections, is set to become speaker of the National Assembly as the party on Saturday named him its candidate for the post on Monday. Asim Khan, a PML-N spokesman, told Dawn after a meeting of the party leadership ...

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