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CPJ condemns attack on TV news anchor Hamid Mir

New York, April 19, 2014­–The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the continuing violence directed at journalists in Pakistan. Geo News senior anchor Hamid Mir today was shot three times soon after he and his driver left Karachi’s main airport, according to media reports. The driver was not wounded. “The attack on Hamid Mir is an indicator that the government ...

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Sundlee ’16: The forgotten people of Balochistan

By Robyn Sundlee Three months ago, a mass grave was discovered in Pakistan. More than 100 bodies were found in three different pits, decomposed beyond recognition. These casualties were not products of the war on terror or religious strife, as many might be quick to assume. Rather, they were victims of pure persecution. This is just the latest in a gruesome ...

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Baloch Society is Rapidly Changing

Mir Behram Baloch When the British ruled, they were actually respected and liked by much of the local people. This comes out in a verse written by a poet who spoke of Sir Robert Sandeman: “Sandeman Sahib is the friend of us all/ he gives us money to have nose-rings made/all our jewelry is made of gold/and if we have no gold ...

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Balochistan’s Inherent Value

By Banuk Horaan Baloch  The vast mountainous desert region in Pakistan’s southwest is known as Balochistan, or Land of the Baloch. Covering 347,190 square kilometers, Balochistan constitutes 44% of Pakistan’s total landmass. In the North and Northwest lies the Durand line, dividing Balochistan and Afghanistan. To the West is the Iranian border, and in the North & East is the Indus ...

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Balochistan: The golden bird and the hurdles

By Jameel Jansheer Balochistan is  State’s largest province in terms of landmass, for sure is a golden land covering approximately a geographically area of 3, 42,505 square kilometers. Currently, both nationally and internationally it has gained significance for it is laden with precious minerals and large reservoirs of resources like Gold, Gas, Coal, Chromite, Copper and marbles. Land wise, it ...

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Al Qaida starts isolating their own territories in Iraq

 By Baghdad-Qais Qasim “Prime Minister Nori El Maliki, used the Independent committee special court resolutions   severely in exclusion his conceited dissenting PM, s.” said one of the Iraqi prominentopposed politicians accusing the Prime Minister to lead a coup against the democracy. “He knows how to control them, he didn’t even mentioned them, all bad works done by the Independent committee ...

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Blacklisted in Baluchistan

By Sumit Galhotra/CPJ Asia Program Research Associate Top of Form  Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif made a series of commitments to safeguard press freedom during a meeting with a CPJ delegation last week. Among them was a pledge to speak out in support of media freedom and against attacks on journalists, particularly in high-conflict areas like Baluchistan.  Baluchistan–Pakistan’s largest province by area–has been mired in ...

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International Women’s Day and role of Baloch women

Shawn Forbes On the International Women’s Day I ask everyone to join me in celebrating the extensive accomplishments of the inspirational and influential women activists from the turbulent region of Balochistan.  Women like Voice for Baloch Missing Person’s General Secretary Farzana Majeed Baloch has remarkable role as human rights activist .Farzana  Majeed Baloch was an accomplished student, holding a MSC ...

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Afghanistan: Seven wounded in attack on Bugti’s refugee camp – BRP Media Cell

Quetta: Three children and four women of same family have been seriously wounded in the blast in Bugti’s refugee camp in Afghanistan on Thursday. The Media cell of Baloch Republican Party (BRP) reported the attack. According to details a car loaded with explosives went off with huge blast in front of the house of Gul Bahar Bugti in refugee camp ...

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Baloch Nation Observed Culture Day

QUETTA: A Baloch Culture Day was observed on 2nd  March in Balochistan and other parts of Pakistan. Baloch in different cities  marked  this day by wearing a traditional dresses and turban.Baloch also celebrate this day in Iran, Afghanistan, Dubai, Muscat, Bahrain,Saudi  Arabia and India. Baloch children and women also mark this day with traditional fervor amid taking out rallies and ...

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