Letters

Letter: Turbat Civil Hospital in dire need of Social Welfare Department

No one can deny the fact that most of the people in Balochistan are living under the poverty line. When they became disease affected, they die due to poverty in rural areas of the of the resource rich province. Once I have visited the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) hospital Islamabad, which has Social Welfare Department and it is ...

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Quetta: Journalists protest killing of colleagues

QUETTA: Journalists in Balochistan staged a protest demonstration in Quetta against the killing of their colleague Ibrar Tanoli and others.  The Balochistan Union of Journalists (BUJ) staged a protest in front of the Quetta Press Club. Journalists chanted slogans and carried placards and banners inscribed with their demands. They demanded immediate arrest of killers of Ibarar Tanoli, a journalist of ...

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Mushahid urges PM to meet Mama Qadeer Baloch, missing persons long march team.

ISLAMABAD: Chairman, Senate National Defence Committee, Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, has urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to personally meet Mama Qadeer Baloch and his team.  He was talking to the media men on Sunday to share his experiences of the first-ever visit of the parliamentary Defence Committee to the Balochistan coastal cities of Gwadar and Ormara.  The senator said Pakistan’s ...

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Letter: Neglected archaeological sites in Balochistan

The historical places are present everywhere in the world and being repaired in every year by the government. Similarly, several famous historical places exist in different parts  of Balochistan but these are neglected. Makran is one of the oldest centers of Indus Valley civilizations, where Mirri Fort, Damb Shahi Tump in Turbat  are located, dated back to 4000 BC. These ...

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Letter: Mama Qadeer’s struggle and role of media

Qadeer Baloch has been struggling for the safe recovery of abducted Baloch persons; his infatuation for the release of them compelled him to raise the voice against human rights abuse in Balochistan. The double-troubling long March from Quetta to Lahore has veritably exposed the reality to people of Pakistan. Unfortunately, the long march and facts about Balochistan have always been ...

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‘I HAVE LOST MY HEALTH, NOT MY COURAGE’, SAYS FARZANA MAJEED

By Yousaf Ajab Baloch In Baloch society where women rarely play a role in public life, Farzana Majeed has bucked the trend. She has emerged as a symbol of struggle for Baloch missing persons. Farzan Majeed (29) is daughter of Baloch nationalist leader, Majeed Bizenjo. Majeed in his youth was a student activist with progressive leanings. After students politics he emerged ...

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Around 15 bodies found buried at Totak

KHUDZAR: Around fifteen decomposed bodies were found buried at Totak area in Khudzar district of Balochistan province on Saturday, officials said. According to Deputy Commissioner Abdul Waheed Shah two bodies have been recovered while digging is under way to locate more bodies.  “Balochistan Levies was informed about the presence of human remains in Totak area in Khuzdar District, we rushed ...

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Letter : A call for int’l help from quake-hit Balochistan

To, His Excellency Mr Ban Ki-Moon United Nations Secretary-General UN Headquarters New York, NY 10017 USA Dear Mr Secretary General, We write to you from the middle of Balochistan’s worst quake-hit area, Awaran, where a deadly 7.7 magnitude earthquake killed more than a thousand people on September 24th, 2013. The powerful quake toppled numerous mud-built houses in Awaran and Turbat ...

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Balochistan: 14 killed, including three security officers at in Bolan

 Quetta: Rebel separatists Tuesday killed 14 people, including three security officers, after stopping vehicles at a fake checkpoint in Balochistan. According to the report, armed men kidnapped 22 passengers last night from five buses going to Rajanpur from Quetta and late killed 14 of them. The incident took place near Mach town of Balochistan’s Bolan district. The sources said “Militants ...

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Reformation needed

Sir: I want to draw the attention of the concerned authorities towards the inefficiency of PTCL in Kalat district, where the people are deprived of access to internet. The connections are limited in the urban areas of the city, even the vicinity of the city is suffering by this problem. Now-a-days Internet is mean of getting data throughout the world ...

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