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Man killed in landmine blast

NASEERABAD: A man died after accidentally stepping on a roadside landmine in Naseerabad district of Balochistan on Thursday. According to police, the passer-by, yet to be identified, became a victim of a landmine in Khalani area. The body was shifted to a nearby hospital for medico-legal formalities. inp

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Two injured in attack on NATO containers

  MASTUNG:  At least two people received bullet wounds in an attack on NATO containers in the Dasht area of Balochistan on Thursday. Levies sources said that unidentified armed motorcyclists opened indiscriminate fire on two containers passing through the area, injuring the drivers and setting ablaze the trucks. The attackers managed to escape from the scene. A rescue team rushed ...

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Balochistan Assembly approves budget for next fiscal year

  QUETTA: The Balochistan Assembly unanimously approved the provincial budget for fiscal year 2013-14 here on Thursday. The session was chaired by speaker Balochistan Assembly, Mir Jan Mohammad Jamali. Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch had tabled deficit budget for 2013-14 on June 20. Dr Baloch moved a total of 51 demands for grants, including 42 pertaining to non-development ...

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Eight preachers abducted in Awaran

Awaran: Eight workers of preaching party abducted from Mosque in Tehsil Jhao Tuseday-Wednesday night.  According to the eye witnesses, unidentified   armed men surrounded mosque and kidnapped eight persons who were on mission of preaching Islamic values and teachings. The victims belonged  to Peshawar and Bannu, who had arrived Telar Jhao area of Tehsil Jaho some 80 Km from district Awaran ...

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Shutter down strike against murder of Bugti tribesmen

Hasrat Iqbal Baloch Quetta: On 26 June, a complete shutter down was observed throughout Balochistan against enforced disappearance of seven young Bugti tribesmen allegedly   picked up by security forces and later on their dead bodies were recovered. The Baloch nationalist and pro-freedom party Baloch Republican Party B.R.P being led by Bramdagh Bugti had given call for shutter down against their murder. ...

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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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