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Editorial: International Day of the Disappeared and Baloch

    30 August  is marked as The International Day of the Disappeared   to draw the attention of   responsible authorities and human rights organizations towards forcefully disappeared people in the world. On International Day of the Disappearance, Human rights organizations conduct seminars and press briefings to focus the burning issue in world. The case of missing persons is not new ...

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Editorial: Ban Ki-moon’s visit and demand of Baloch nationalists

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is in  Pakistan to attend Independence Day celebrations, promote education and disaster management as the monsoon season begins. While the Baloch Nationalist and social media activists are asking him to take notice of what they name it ‘Baloch Genocide’.  According to the UN deputy spokesman Eduardo del Buey that Ban will meet President Asif ...

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Flood Victims in Dire Need of Relief

The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) on Monday released  Rs 8 million to the Deputy Commissioners of Naseerabad, Jaffarabad, Jhal Magsi, Kech, Sibi, Loralai, Quetta, Khuzdar to ensure prompt response to the catastrophe which has left thousands of people homeless. The heavy rains followed by flashflood have inundated several villages in Jhal Magsi district creating hurdles for relief teams to ...

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Editorial: Dr. Malik’s loyalty to PML-N

  It seems that the One-man government in Balochistan is running only on suspending   teachers and doctors to make its performance better. Since being elected as Chief Minister of Balochistan till today Dr, Abdul Malik has not done anything remarkable which proves that the situation in Balochistan is getting better. The law and order condition   is getting bad to worse, ...

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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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