Balochistan

At least 18 killed, flood hits 50 villages in Balochistan

Balochistan: The rainwater has flooded over 50 villages in District Jhal Magsi of Balochistan province while stormy flood waves have breached many dikes of River Maula in Jhal Magsi and Khuzdar. In Balochistan, Jhal Magsi is bracing for a huge hill torrent from the mountainous Jhalawan area. Officials fear the torrent carrying around 250,000 cusecs of water might wash away ...

Read More »

Balochistan economic scene: Gwadar deep-water Port-a distant dream

By Siddiq Baluch The national economy is in complete shambles. The rulers got an issue to pacify the broad masses that there is a turnaround in the shape of Gwadar Deep-Water Port. Gwadar is raised as a hope for taking the country out of its economic mess and some people had started believing in such hollow slogans. Massive corruption, gas, ...

Read More »

Balochistan is Pakistan’s Original Sin: Malik Siraj Akbar

By Sanjay Kumar Malik Siraj Akbar chose exile over death. He lived to tell the story of resistance, a freedom movement and the fight for democracy in Balochistan. Geographically, Balochistan may be part of Pakistan but in its heart it is an independent nation, one that never accepted the Islamic Republic’s forceful annexation in 1948. Akbar started his journalistic career in 2006 ...

Read More »

Missing person case: Missing persons issue will not be resolved through task force: Chief Justice

Islamabad: Chief Justice (CJ) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has remarked severe punishment be awarded to the accused persons but all the family members be not subjected to injustice. He further remarked “ we had earlier decided that the undercover persons will not be brought to fore. But the patience has now run out and we will not care for any one. ...

Read More »

Quetta: Four terrorists killed in operation against banned outfits

QUETTA: Four suspected terrorists were killed during a search operation carried out by security forces in Quetta’s Mullahkhel Abad area on Tuesday, media reported. According to the sources, two security men were also injured in exchange of fire with militants during a crackdown against banned religious organizations. Police, Anti-Terrorist Force and Frontier Constabulary jointly conducted a raid near Magsi Stop ...

Read More »

I Hope Intelligence Agencies Will Work with Us: Chief Minister Dr. Malik Baloch

By Benazir Shah  We recently spoke with Dr. Baloch of the National Party about the challenges his coalition government in Quetta must overcome for peace in Pakistan’s restive province. Excerpts: How does one quell the violence in Balochistan? Balochistan’s problems are multidimensional. There is the Baloch insurgency, sectarianism, target killings, and then the large number of kidnappings. I am in ...

Read More »

Balochistan predicament and responsibilities of leftists

By Sabah-ud-Din Saba  The Pakistan ruling class never agreed to conceive the enigma of Balochistan and feel here’s people outlook. And ruling class only sight all things by bestowed optical of imperialist. The senseless ruling class is not capable that be made expectations from them for adjustment of said malady. It is very sad that left-wing intellectual, politicians and analysts ...

Read More »

Iron Ore in Balochistan

By Aziz Ajaz As for as the geological importance of Balochistan is concerned, it is generously bestowed, by major raw materials including iron ore, coal and manganese, which used for the production of steel, generating of power to run the industries machinery of Pakistan and metallurgy, refectories, fluxes and fillers respectively. The comparative advantages, international and regional importance of coastal ...

Read More »

Taliban in Balochistan

By  Hasrat Iqbal                                             It was last Friday when I went to pay my prayers. Soon after the congregation a young man with a long beard and long hair wearing a black turbine round his head stood up in the first row. “Dear Muslim brothers, Tehrik e Taliban Afghanistan are busy in a war against U.S, NATO and their allies ...

Read More »

Task force is a tool to further delay the issue: VBMP

Quetta: The Chairman of Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) Nasarullah Baloch has said that Task force was a tool to further delay the issue. He said the administration was resorting to delaying tactics in the arrest of former ISI officer Brigadier Siddique, despite clear directives of the apex court.   He said this while addressing a press conference along ...

Read More »