Balochistan

Waiting to be rescued

Syed Ali Shah Thirty-year-old Tariq sits in an open space, almost oblivious to the cold night, as he grieves the loss of his mother after their house collapsed in the earthquake. His family huddles close to him. Some five kilometers away from Awaran, in need of immediate rehabilitation with a wailing infant in her arms, a frail 27-year-old, Zainab Bibi ...

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”Earthquake killed over 1,000 people and injured many more”

Quetta: The death toll from the destructing earthquake in Balochistan is feared to cross more than 1,000 people. However, Mir Qudus Bizenjo, the deputy speaker of the Balochistan Assembly said that he had  confirmed  that earthquake killed over 1,000 people, injured many more and Over 40,000 houses have been flattened,” told reporters at the Quetta airport on Wednesday. This week’s ...

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At least 145 killed as strong quake hits southwest Balochistan

QUETTA:  At least 145 killed as strong earthquake of 7.8 magnitudes struck the southwestern province of Balochistan on Tuesday, media   reported. According to the media reports and confirmation of Deputy Speaker Balochistan Assembly, the earthquake killed 145 people in different cities of Balochistan. However, the Spokesman of Frontier Corps (FC) Khan Wasey has confirmed the death of 45 people including ...

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Balochistan: Doctors continue strike against Dr. Munaf Tareen ‘s abduction

  QUETTA: Doctors strike in government hospitals across Balochistan entered sixth day on Tuesday in protest against their senior colleague’s kidnapping from Quetta. Cardiologist Dr. Munaf  Tareen was kidnapped from the city last week when he was heading back to his home from his private hospital at Pishin Stop. The abductors, opening aerial gunfire, took him away on board along ...

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Execution of Baloch youths by Iran is continuation of Baloch genocide: BSO-Azad

  Quetta: Baloch Students Organization – Azad (BSO-A) has strongly condemned execution of 5 Baloch youths by Iranian forces in Zahedan city of Western Balochistan. In a statement issued on Sunday, BSO-A spokesman has termed it a continuation of non-stop Baloch genocide by occupying forces.  Iran is practicing collective executions of Baloch youths to stop the growing trend of national consciousness among ...

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Christians hold Protest in Quetta

Quetta: Members of the Christian community took out a protest rally on Sunday to condemn the suicide attacks on a Church in Peshawar. They raised slogans against the KPK Government for failing to secure safety of Christians. The main protest rally assembled before Quetta Press Club before proceeding to the Balochistan Assembly. Small protest rallies were also taken out in ...

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Taliban release three doctors in Balochistan

QUETTA: The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Saturday released three doctors who had been kidnapped from Balochistan in June this year. As per media reports, the three released doctors were among five people kidnapped in Balochistan while travelling towards Zhob from Loralai District. Zhob borders the lawless tribal region of Waziristan. Five people, including three doctors, were kidnapped 42 days ago on ...

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Sixteen suspects arrested in Gwadar

QUETTA: The Frontier Corps (FC) and Balochistan Police on Saturday arrested 16 suspects during a search operation in Gwadar and recovered three vehicles and five motorbikes from their possession. Sources said that many of the suspects hailed from Karachi. FC IG Ejaz Shahid praised the performance of FC and police, saying that peace could be restored in the province through ...

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That missing persons will be charged according to law:CJ

QUETTA: Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Mr Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry has said that missing persons will be charged according to law keeping in view their fundamental rights. He said  this while  Speaking at a dinner hosted by Balochistan Bar Association here on Monday night, the Chief Justice dwelt at length on “enforcement of fundamental rights through superior judiciary” The ...

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Gunmen torch NATO tankers, kill driver in Kalat

    Kalat: Gunmen attacked a convoy of NATO oil tankers in Kalat overnight, killing a driver and torching eight vehicles, local officials said Friday. According to the details unidentified armed men fired rockets and bullets at the convoy of 15 oil tankers traveling from Karachi to landlocked Afghanistan. The police officials said that gunmen attacked the convoy at a ...

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