Balochistan

Why no international aid to Awaran?

By Yousaf Ajab Baloch Apart from man-made disasters, Balochistan is again confronting deadly natural catastrophes. The September 24 earthquake once again shocked Balochistan, as a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit one of its most backward districts, Awaran. Thousands of houses collapsed, and countless were partially damaged, affecting more than 300,000 people. Due to the collapse of mud-houses, more than 1,000 people are ...

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Balochs Protest Outside White House As Sharif Meets Obama

WASHINGTON, DC: Members of the Baloch community protested outside the White House on Wednesday morning as Pakistan’s Prime MinisterNawaz Sharif met with U.S. President Barrack Obama as a part of his three-day long trip to Washington, D.C. The protesters, who came from different U.S. cities, condemned Islamabad’s fresh military operations against Baloch political activists, including the kill and dump activities and forced ...

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Eid Sorrows for Missing Baloch Families

By: Kiyya Baloch Every auspicious moment like Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) adds to the misery of missing family members in Balochistan. Family members of several of the missing from Balochistan said that they had nothing to rejoice on this occasion of Eid as their miseries were far from over. “Every auspicious moment like Eid further aggravates our pain when ...

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Eleven new Balochistan ministers take oath today

QUETTA: Eleven new ministers of the Balochistan cabinet are set to be administered oath at a ceremony in Quetta today (Monday). According to the government sources the five ministers of PML-N, three of National Party and three from Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) will be inducted into the cabinet. New ministers are likely to be Mujibur Rehman Muhammad Hasni, Sardar ...

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New Govt seen as sign of hope in Balochistan: HRCP

LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Sunday launched the report of a fact-finding mission to Balochistan. Apart from the overall human rights situation in the province, the mission looked at a terrorist attack on students of a women’s university in Quetta and the subsequent attack at a hospital where the casualties were taken, and the bombing at ...

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BNM appeals to int’l organisations for assistance to quake victims

QUETTA: The Baloch National Movement (BNM) has urged the international humanitarian organisations to step forward and directly help the Baloch victims, rather than relying on Pakistani authorities. In a statement from London, BNM representative Hammal Haidar Baloch said BNM with the help of Baloch Students Organization – Azad (BSO-A) and some local NGOs, had been tirelessly working to provide relief ...

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Quake jolts Balochistan

QUETTA: Once again quake jolted Balochitan on Saturday, when  a 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck southwest Pakistan. According to the meteorological officials the earthquake struck at a depth of 10 kilometres and its epicentre was 80 kilometres southwest of Khuzdar in Balochistan, senior meteorologist Tauseef Alam said. Another meteorologist, Shahid Mehmood, said that the tremors were felt in Khuzdar and towns ...

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Khuzdar: Armed men wound three people

Khuzdar: Three people were wounded when armed men opened fire on a vehicle in Khuzdar district on National Highway. As a result, a person identified, as Nazeer Ahmed, and his two companions sustained injuries in the shooting. The attackers later set the vehicle on fire and fled the scene. The injured were shifted to a nearby hospital by levies personnel. ...

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Musharraf ‘free to move’ as court grants bail in Bugti murder case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Wednesday granted bail to former military ruler Pervez Musharraf over the death of Baloch nationalist Akbar Bugti, his lawyers said, bringing closer his possible release after nearly six months of house arrest. According to media reports,  Musharraf has now been granted bail in three major cases against him, including one relating to the assassination of former ...

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JUI-F leader among two killed in Balochistan

  QUETTA: Two people, including a JUI leader, were killed in separate firing incidents in different parts of Balochistan on Wednesday. According to sources, unidentified armed men opened indiscriminate fire on JUI district leader Maulvi Fateh Muhammad in Sanjavi area of Ziarat district. As a result, he sustained serious wounds and died on the spot. The assailants fled the scene. ...

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