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Lateef’s Protest

Editorial The Nation Balochistan Student Organization-Azaad (BSO-Azaad) is an ethno-centric student organization fighting for the separation and freedom of Balochistan. Over 100 members of the organization have been reported missing, and the organization is still considered popular amongst Baloch students. On the 18th of March, Zahid Baloch, the chairperson of BSO-Azaad was abducted and is now reported missing, like thousands ...

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Protestors Mistreated

Editorial The Nation When peaceful protestors of the missing persons issue tried to approach the Parliament building in Islamabad yesterday, the police responded with a baton-charge; firing and tear gassing the demonstrators. Many of these demonstrators were consequently wounded, along with six policemen. Additionally, the police attempted to confiscate the recording equipment of media houses trying to cover the incident. ...

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More questions in Baloch saga

Editorial Dawn.com The saga of the mysterious mass graves discovered in Balochistan’s Khuzdar district sometime ago continues to be a chilling reminder of the impunity with which the forces of darkness in that province operate. As it is, for most Pakistanis, the country’s largest province is a remote world from where few reports trickle out to join the vibrant mainstream ...

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Educating Balochistan

Editorial Express Tribune If there is one certain way to impede development, it is to deny education to a population. It was Alexander Pope who, in his 1709 work An essay on Criticism, who wrote: ”A little learning is a dangerous thing.” This was later paraphrased into ‘a little knowledge is a dangerous thing’. The implication was that knowledge — ...

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Two Power Pylons exploded in Kohlu

QUETTA : Two power pylons of 220kv transmission line were exploded with explosives in Mawand area of Kohlu that disrupted power supply to different areas. However, no loss of life reported in both incidents nor any arrest was made. Law enforcement agencies rushed to the site after the blasts and cordoned off the areas. Local administrations have registered separate cases ...

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Balochistan’s long night

Editorial Dawn.com THE discovery of mass graves in the restive Khuzdar district of Balochistan late last month opened an ugly new chapter in a long-running and sordid tale. With a Supreme Court-mandated inquiry committee to present its findings at the next hearing in Islamabad on March 7, the details are still quite scarce. Whose bodies were found and how they ...

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The Return of Journalist Killers in Balochistan

Within a week after the election of a new president for the Balochistan Union of Journalists (B.U.J.), the largest representative organization of journalists in the province, a journalist and his driver were shot dead in Balochistan’s Jaffarabad District. Mohammad Afzal Khawaja, a reporter for Daily Balochistan Times (English) and its sister publication in Urdu, Zamana, was killed by unknown armed ...

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Mass graves in Balochistan

Editorial PAKISTAN TODAY    There seems to be no end to atrocities in Balochistan. Last year reports about forced disappearances and mutilated bodies dumped on roads made headlines in the media. At the beginning of the new year there are reports about the discovery of mass graves in the province. Two graves, one having two dead bodies, the other 11, were reportedly ...

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Sharif’s Ambiguous Peace Plans For Balochistan

The Baloch Hal Editorial Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif recently constituted a four-member committee to facilitate negotiations between the government and the Taliban. During his visit to Quetta two days ago with the newly appointed army chief, General Raheel Sharif, the prime minister hinted at constituting a similar committee to talk to Baloch nationalists who are currently engaged in an armed ...

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Political parties to stage a sit-in outside Parliament against abductions in Balochistan

QUETTA: Addressing a press conference here Saturday, Provincial Information Minister Jaffar Mandokhel announced to stage a sit-in outside the parliament on January 12, 2014, adding that the opposition and other parties would participate in it. The announcement was made by Provincial minister Abdul Rahim Ziaratwal, President PML Shaikh Jaffar Mandokhel, Central leader BNP Dr Janhzeb Jamaldini, Provincial Secretary General ANP ...

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