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Editorial: Discrimination Against Balochistan In Electricity Supply Should Be Stopped

Editorial: Discrimination Against Balochistan In Electricity Supply Should Be Stopped

On Monday, Farmers of Balochistan blocked all major roads in protest against electricity load shedding. According to their claim, they have lost Rs. 147 billion in agriculture products due to 23 hours of daily load shedding. Balochistan is the biggest victim of electricity load shedding and this fact is not very well known in rest of Pakistan. Both Federal government ...

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Editorial: Avoid Shifting Of Quetta Bus Stands To Hazar Ganji

Editorial: Avoid Shifting Of Quetta Bus Stands To Hazar Ganji

Quetta is the capital of Balochistan and the only metropolitan city of the province. People from all corners of Balochistan visit Quetta for official business, treatment in hospitals and shopping. Bus services from all the districts of Balochistan transport passengers to Quetta on daily basis. Buses from Baloch belt are parked at a make-shift bus stand in Musa colony on ...

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Editorial: Time To Have Quetta Literature Festival

Editorial: Time To Have Quetta Literature Festival

Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) was successfully concluded on 8th February. Three-day long festival provided the citizens of Karachi with a unique opportunity to get in touch with literature and fulfill their literary desires. Literature festivals in the pattern of KLF are also held in Lahore and Islamabad every year. In Quetta there is abundance of literature loving people and therefore ...

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Editorial: BDF Reflects Lack Of Seriousness By Balochistan Government

Editorial: BDF Reflects Lack Of Seriousness By Balochistan Government

Balochistan Development forum (BDF) is taking place in Marriott hotel Islamabad from 19th to 21th January. BDF is being conducted by Chief Minister’s Policy reforms Unit (CMPRU) with technical support of UNDP. The stated purpose of this forum is to share the development vision of government of Balochistan with federal government and donor agencies and get their support. It’s also ...

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Editorial: All is well in Balochistan

Editorial: All is well in Balochistan

All is well in Balochistan if we believe the regular statements issued by Chief Minister of Balochistan, Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch. The situation on the ground, however, is totally opposite. Yesterday three terrorism incidents took place in Quetta city. In first incident 8 innocent and poor vegetable vendors belonging from Hazara community were gunned down due to their faith. Second ...

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Editorial: Visit Of HRCP Delegation To Balochistan

Editorial: Visit Of HRCP Delegation To Balochistan

This past week, a delegation of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) led by its chairperson, Zohra Yousaf, visited Balochistan. The delegation met with people belonging from different walks of life and on Sunday it addressed a press conference in Quetta. Amongst other things, HRCP chief expressed concerns over the facilitated rise of the religious militancy in Balochistan. President of ...

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Editorial: Death Anniversary of Nawab Akbar Bugti

Editorial: Death Anniversary of Nawab Akbar Bugti

Today is the 8th death anniversary of Nawab Akbar Bugti. The events related to his assassination are still shrouded in mystery. However, everyone knows that he was assassinated on the orders of Musharraf who congratulated his troops after his assassination. Later on, the dictator backtracked form his statements and alleged that Nawab Akbar Bugti had committed suicide. There is no ...

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Editorial: Rally against enforced disappearances on Eid day

Editorial: Rally against enforced disappearances  on Eid day

Voice for Baloch Missing Persons(VBMP) rallied against enforced disappearances’ and safe release of disappeared Baloch on Eid day in Quetta. The relatives of missing persons in a large number with political activists, students and members of Voice for Baloch Missing Persons joined the rally. The protesters including women, children and old aged parents of missing persons chanted slogans against enforced ...

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Editorial: Acid attacks on women in Balochistan

Editorial: Acid attacks on women in Balochistan

The restive province of Balochistan is always in the news for the wrong reasons. This time it’s the acid attacks on women by masked savages. Last Monday, miscreants sprayed acid on the faces of four women outside a shopping center in outskirts of Quetta. Less than 24 hours had passed and two more girls were attacked with Acid in Mastung ...

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Editorial: Rejection of National Languages Bill

Editorial: Rejection of National Languages Bill

Last Wednesday a very regrettable development took place inside the parliament Building. The standing committee of National Assembly on Law and Justice rejected a bill moved by Ms. Marvi Memon. The bill demanded granting; Balochi, Brahvi, Balti, Pushto, Punjabi, Shina, Sindhi, Seraiki, Hindko and Urdu the status of National Languages. The bill has called for formation of National Language commission ...

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