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Quetta remembers attack on lawyers on 2nd anniversary

By: Sana Samad On 8th August 2016, there was an attack on a group of lawyers and journalists in Quetta that killed more than 70 people, and leaving over a 100 injured. This attack came in the wake of another attack earlier that day which killed the former president of Balochistan Bar Association, Bilal Anwar Kasi. The second attack took ...

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Democracy in Balochistan is an illusion

By Mariyam Suleman One of the bloodied attacks in Balochistan on 13th July during an election campaign took more than hundred lives and injured more than hundred others. Recalling all such attacks in the last one decade in the province, one can find thousands of people killed and injured. What makes it easy for the terrorists to target the same ...

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Mastung: Siraj Raisani, BAP candidate among 128 others killed and over 200 injured in a blast

MASTUNG: Nawabzada Siraj Raisani, BAP (Balochistan Awami Party) candidate along with 128 others have been killed, and over 200 others injured in a suicide blast in Dareengarh area of Mastung during party’s election rally. Siraj Raisani was severely injured in the blast and succumbed to wounds before he was shifted to the hospital in Quetta. After the blast, an emergency ...

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Education system yields little for Balochistan’s children

By: Munaj Gul Muhammad Balochistan is far behind as far as quality of education is concerned and a recent survey has revealed that the literacy rate in Balochistan is merely 33 percent. There are hundreds or thousands of ghost schools in the province and no one seems to heed the loss of the children and the government continues to neglect ...

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Ormara: Citizens block Makran Coastal Highway to protest water and electricity shortage

ORMARA: Traffic came to standstill on Monday morning after hundreds of furious protesters in Ormara blocked Makran Coastal Highway to protest water and power shortage. Protesters gathered on Monday at 8:00 am marching through the main coastal highway between rows of paralyzed cars on the road as the traffic was backed up for miles with transport buses in particular travelling ...

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Makran headed toward electricity crisis as Iran cuts supply due to technical fault

Entire Makran division is headed for an acute electricity crisis as Iran cuts power supply due to unknown technical fault last Wednesday. With only few hours of power supply for entire day, citizens are in for worse news as there continues to be no respite from the elevated temperatures in all three districts; Panjgur, Turbat and Gwadar. As a result, ...

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Hothabad’s Learning Crisis: How bad is the situation?

By: Ali Jan Maqsood Hothabad a small village in Balochistan with 5,000 residents, about 40 kilometers west of Turbat has a middle school for boys and a primary school for girls. About 250 students are enrolled in the middle school. Despite this, the literacy rate in the area is less than 30 per cent among boys aged between seven and ...

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Unending water crisis in the hub of CPEC

By: Dr. Riffat Wahab Baloch Gwadar despite being the gateway of Asia, Centre of business and tipping point for $46 billions, does not provide basic facilities such as water. The local residents are paying a costly price for the development. People would definitely prefer the previous underdeveloped Gwadar rather to face with such a hazardous and fatal condition. One cannot ...

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Return of censorship blocks Haal Hawal

By: Sami Parvez On May 4th, 2018, Haal Hawal, Balochistan first Urdu and Bilingual website was suspended by PTA (Pakistan Telecommunication Authority). Haal Hawal was launched on Press Freedom Day on May 3rd 2016, in the memory of Journalist Irshad Mastoi who was assassinated in August 28th, 2014 while performing his journalism duty in Quetta. Haal Halwal was introduced by ...

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Examining child labour in Balochistan

By: Ali Jan Maqsood An issue which is troubling the Baloch nation for a long time is child labour which is yet not resolved. We find children leaving school and joining a local garage, workshop, store or something else to earn enough for their families. Some people send their children in labour work despite the presence of elders in the ...

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