Editorial

Editorial: Canadian Concerns Over Human Rights Violation in Balochistan

Though, the human rights violation in Balochistan is not being taken seriously by the state authorities, the world community is becoming aware of this burning issue and concerns are being expressed.  Recently the Canadian foreign affairs’ minister has expressed worries over human rights abuse in Balochistan. This move came in response to a letter of the coordinator of International Voice ...

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Editorial: Government’s hasty decision of closing 600 schools

According to the media reports over 600 schools setup under a presidential ordinance in Balochistan have been closed and services of 684 teachers terminated. Under the ordinance, National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) was established in 2002 which setup 615 schools and hired 684 teachers in Balochistan to educate over 4,600 students in those schools. The NCHD extended cooperation to ...

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Editorial: Professor Razaq’s Murder, A great loss

Balochistan has been suffering from extreme murder of teachers, doctors, students, political activists, human rights defenders and intellectuals. Unfortunately, none of the killers have been arrested or government made efforts to mitigate these heinous acts against Baloch people. The recent target killing of Professor Abdul Razaq is part of the series, what the Baloch political activists and nationalist name it ...

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Editorial: University of Balochistan still at stake

Currently the University of Balochistan is confronting a number of problems and the major one of them is financial issue. According to the academic staff and financial experts of the university, the biggest public sector institution in Balochistan has reached the verge to be unable to pay the salaries of academic and lower staff. Senior staff member say that scarcity   ...

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Freedom of speech: A good lesson from Bangladesh

  A Bangladeshi court on June 28, 2013, sentenced nine junior opposition politicians to life in prison for murdering a newspaper journalist, who had published a series of reports on corruption. The court in Bangladesh sentenced the junior opposition leaders for the murder of a journalist Gauatam Das killed in 2005. Gautam Das, 33, Faridpur bureau chief of Bengali daily Samakal, was strangled ...

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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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Editorial: Not the Words but Actions Required in Balochistan

Addressing a press conference on Tuseday, renowned human rights activist and member of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan Asma Jehangir said that there are continuing reports of serious human rights violation, enforced disappearances, torture and extra-judicial killing in Balochistan. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan team comprising Asma Jahangir, Justice Malik Saeed Hassan, journalist Kamran Shafi, cultural critic and human ...

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140 Missing Children in Balochistan

Balochistan, already having the myriad of issues is now confronting another worrisome situation i.e. the rapid increase in the incidents of kidnapping children, 3 to 12 years, in provincial metropolis. Within one and half month   140 children have been reported missing or abducted. The abduction in the city and sense of insecurity have bewildered parents to avoided sending children to ...

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