Balochistan

‘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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Mine collapse kills five workers in Balochistan

CHAMAN: At least five miners were killed in a landslide in a chromite mine in Muslim Bagh area of Qila Saifullah district on Thursday. A Chines company has been working  on a chromite project in the Muslim Bagh area. The officials   said the five local miners working in the mine when a portion of it caved in and they were ...

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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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Baloch missing persons case and role of PM

By Jeeyand Kashif Sajidi  Prior to, the election of 2013, incumbent Prime Minister made lofty claims of resolving the Balochistan issue. Recovery of missing people of Balochistan was in top of his priority list. N-league was the single largest party of Balochistan, as it won 14 seats, but instead of forming its own government in Balochistan, Nawaz Sharif invited a ...

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Usta Muhammad: Senior Journalist and driver gunned down

USTA MUHAMMAD:  Senior Journalist, reporter Daily Balochistan Times and his driver were shot dead along Dera Allah Yar road, media reported on  Sunday. According to details Muhammad Afzal Khwaja Reporter Balochistan Times and Zamana Quetta and his driver Akbar Ali were returning from Jacobabad in a vehicle, when at Cattle Thana police area, unidentified armed men opened indiscriminate fire on ...

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Balochistan: In dire need of educational reforms

By Gulsher Daad, Turbat  Access to higher education in a democratic state is the fundamental right of each individual. In the existing scenario of violence, the education sector of Balochistan stands destroyed which adds insult to injury. It comes to mind that no one pleads to cut the Gordian knot which left the educational system hanging by a thread. It ...

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Slug: Armed clash left two dead in Quetta

QUETTA: Two people were killed and another wounded in an armed clash between two groups in Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan, on Sunday. According to police, the armed clash occurred in Muslim Atihad Colony of Quetta that resulted in death of two persons and another sustained serious bullet wounds. Police rushed to the site after the incident and shifted ...

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Opposition leader worries over provision of land in Gadani to central government

QUETTA: Opposition Leader in Balochistan Assembly and leader of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) Maulana Abdul Wasay while expressing his deep concerns over provision of 5000 acres land to central government for Gadani Power Park Project said that the house was not taken on board in this regard. “Same history of Sui will be repeated once the project is executed as the ...

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Khuzdar: Tribunal to probe discovery of mass grave

QUETTA: The Balochistan government on Saturday set up a tribunal to hold an inquiry into the discovery of a mass grave in Khuzdar district of Balochistan. According to a press statement, Justice Noor Muhammad, a judge of the Balochsitan High Court, will be head of the tribunal. The tribunal will determine various aspects of the issue and submit its report ...

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Book Review: A Battle field For Balochistan

By Baloch Khan “A Battle Field for Balochistan” is newly published book of Yousaf Ajab Baloch, a young journalist and human rights activist. Yousaf is also editor of The Balochistan Point, an online English newspaper of in Pakistan and Sub-editor at Monthly Bolan Voice, a wildly circulated English magazine in Balochistan.   The book has been revealed after critical thinking and ...

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