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Balochistan Chief Minister Vows to Fight Terrorists in Panjgur

By Mir Behram Baloch  QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Malik Baloch has vowed to fight the extremists and terrorists forcibly closing educational institutions in Panjgur district of the troubled province. At a seminar held in Quetta on Saturday, politicians, educators and members of civil society urged law enforcement to protect teachers and education institutions in Panjgur, one of the most backward districts in ...

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Human Rights Education in Pakistan

By Gul Khan Naseer I have been advocating for the rights of religious minorities and marginalized groups in my area since I became a human rights activist and a development professional. Still, there is much more to do, as it is just the beginning. It is really very discouraging for me and my friends that the indigenous Hindu community is ...

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Germany: B.R.P protest against Human Rights violations in Balochistan‏

Germany: Baloch Republican Party Germany chapter held a protest demonstration in Frankfurt Romerberg town hall against enforced abduction of Baloch Student Organization Azad chairman Zahid Baloch and military operations in Balochistan. The protest was aimed to highlight the gross Human rights abuses in Balochistan being committed by state forces, such as enforced disappearances, extrajudicial killings and military operations Balochistan. Baloch ...

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Baloch Political Philosopher and nationalist Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri laid to rest in New-Kahan, Quetta

Quetta:  Baloch Political Philosopher and veteran Baloch nationalist Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri, who passed away on June 10th, has been laid to rest in New-Kahan, Quetta on Thursday. Thousands of Baloch people, political leaders, students participated in the Funeral. Nawab Khair Buksh Marri (86) died on Tuesday in Karachi at a private hospital after his worse health condition. His dead body was ...

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Baloch Nationalist Leader Khair Bakhsh Marri Passes Away

Karachi : Baloch nationalist Leader Khair Bakhsh Marri  passed  away  on Tuesday, June 10, 2014  at private hospital  in Karachi.  Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri, 86, was hospitalized in Liaquat National Hospital Karchi up on his serious illness where he was under treatment in Intensive Care Unit (ICU). According to the doctors because of a brain stroke he was unable to ...

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Ban ki-Moon condemns terror attacks including Shia genocide in Pakistan

“The Secretary-General is deeply concerned by this upsurge of violence across Pakistan,” a statement issued by Ban’s spokesperson said here. Ban deplored the terrorist attacks, including the assault on Jinnah International Airport in Karachi in which at least 29 people died, and the attacks targeting Shia pilgrims in Balochistan that left 25 people dead and many others injured. He urged ...

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PAKISTAN: The AHRC appeals to Lateef Johar to end the hunger strike

A young student of 22 year has entered into 46 days of his hunger strike unto death today. His condition is very critical and there are fears of his slipping into coma as he faints most of the time. The government has completely ignored his hunger strike and forget providing medical help has not even bothered with monitoring his health. ...

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Pakistan: The “Last Chance” for Girls’ Education

By Malik Siraj Akbar A religious extremist group that is determined to prevent girls from going to school in Pakistan’s Balochistan province left a bizarre warning on Tuesday outside a private school: “This is your last chance,” read a hand-written threatening letter that had been affixed outside the main entrance of the best known local school, the Oasis School. They had also ...

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Balochistan Marches for School Safety as Panjgur Braves Boko Haram-type Threats

By Anushe Noor Faheem. A tide of protests have swept Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan after threats from shadowy militants forced dozens of private schools in Panjgur, a district in the province, to close their schools.   The warning of “dire consequences” for private schools providing “western education” intimidated at least 35 private schools and 30 English language centers in Panjgur to shut their doors on May 7. Government schools ...

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Pakistan Student Wages Hunger Strike over Missing Baluch Leader

NDTV Report Karachi:  Eyes yellowing but sparkling with determination, Lateef Johar vows to carry on his month-long hunger strike until his missing leader is recovered — or he dies and another young Baluch takes his place. A month ago the 23-year-old chose to sit outside Karachi Press Club and refuse food, to demand the return of Zahid Baluch, the chairman ...

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