Balochistan

Fact-finding: Jahangir calls for paradigm shift in Balochistan

By Mohammad Zafar QUETTA: Amidst rampant allegations of extrajudicial killings and unabated militant violence in Balochistan, famed rights campaigner Asma Jahangir has appealed to the security and intelligence agencies to work within the ambit of the Constitution. “The government will have to avoid a pro-security policy, and formulate pro-peoples policies,” Jahangir, the former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association, told a ...

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Bolan Medical Complex Hospital re-opens today

By: Farah Jamil, QUETTA:  Bolan Medical Complex was reopened on Tuesday, 10 days after a terrorists attack on the medical facility and a suicide blast in a university bus, killing over 25 people in the violence-ravaged capital of Balochistan, media reported. Amid tight security in the hospital, doctors started their services today as long queues were witnessed at OPDs. Three nurses, ...

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Asma Jahangir to Lead Balochistan HRCP Fact Finding Mission

From Express Tribune  LAHORE: Asma Jahangir will lead the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) high level fact finding mission to Balochistan in light of Saturday’s terrorist attacks in Quetta and Ziarat. In the press statement made on Tuesday, HRCP strongly condemned the attacks and went on to add that the attacks have greater significance in light of the recent political changes ...

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Strikes in Balochistan

On the 6th of June the street of Balochistan cities were empty. Balochistan came to a complete stand still that day. The people responded massively to call out from the Baloch Republican Party for a strike to protest against the daily kidnap and killings of Baloch civilians by the Pakistani army. The call out for the strike was supported by ...

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Meeting with Balochistan leaders today: PML-N names Ayaz Sadiq as NA speaker

ISLAMABAD: A soft-spoken Sardar Ayaz Sadiq of the PML-N, who defeated Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan in a Lahore constituency in the general elections, is set to become speaker of the National Assembly as the party on Saturday named him its candidate for the post on Monday. Asim Khan, a PML-N spokesman, told Dawn after a meeting of the party leadership ...

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Three School Teachers Kidnapped in Khuzdar

K HUZDAR: The Khuzdar police  said on Tuesday that it had registered a case reporting the kidnapping of at least three school teachers. A resident of Khuzdar, Syed Mehboob Shah, has filed the first investigation report (F.I.R.) at the City Police Station Khuzdar saying that his son, Saeed Shahmir and his colleagues Liquat Ali and Jamil Ahmed, who are all teachers by profession at ...

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Remembering Professor Saba Dashtiari

J  une 1st marks the second death anniversary of Prof. Saba Dashtiri. Born in Karachi in 1953, Saba, served Balochi literature for three decades. He was simultaneously, a fiction writer, poet, critic, research scholar and above all an intellectual with liberal espousal. He has to his credit more than a dozen of books ranging from literature to philosophy and religion. ...

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Earthquake devastation in Balochistan

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch Earthquake in Balochistan has left a great suffering for the people of district Washuk in Maskel city. The recent natural calamity is going to turn in to human made disasters because of no remarkable relief activities. The government authorities have sufficed with only few activities for mitigation of the victim’s suffering. The controversial statements of government ...

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Malnutrition plagues children in Balochistan

Suffering is synonymous with the people of Balochistan, as are disasters. They come in the form of the wrath of nature, or at the hands of human beings. The lack of planning for disaster risk reduction or emergency-based support reflects the disinterest of authorities. It seems as if the functionaries are only concerned with the region’s resources, not its inhabitants. ...

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