Editorial

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Editorial: Demand of complete Audit of 2013 elections

Chairman of PTI and the main opposition figure in Pakistan, Imran Khan, has demanded a complete audit of 2013 general elections. Previously, he was demanding audit of votes in four national assembly constituencies only. Imran Khan has cited the example of Afghanistan while making the demand of full-fledged election audit. Last general elections have been controversial from the outset. The ...

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Editorial: Female Teachers without Pay in Balochistan

The Chief Minister of Balochistan time and again expresses his determination to promote education in Balochistan. According to Chief Minister of Balochistan his Government has imposed educational emergency. He claims that the educational budget has been raised from 4 per cent to 25 per cent. We also hear about the efforts to provide all the modern facilities to the younger ...

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Editorial: Birth Anniversary of Nawab Akbar Bugti

Today is 87th birth anniversary of Late Nawab Akbar Bugti. This day in year 1927, Akbar Shehbaz Khan Bugti was born. He turned out to be a larger than life figure and took a stand against a dictator at the age of 79 years. He was assassinated on the orders of former military dictator, Pervez Musharraf, on 26th August 2006. Once Musharraf ...

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