International

BNM appeals to int’l organisations for assistance to quake victims

QUETTA: The Baloch National Movement (BNM) has urged the international humanitarian organisations to step forward and directly help the Baloch victims, rather than relying on Pakistani authorities. In a statement from London, BNM representative Hammal Haidar Baloch said BNM with the help of Baloch Students Organization – Azad (BSO-A) and some local NGOs, had been tirelessly working to provide relief ...

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Letter : A call for int’l help from quake-hit Balochistan

To, His Excellency Mr Ban Ki-Moon United Nations Secretary-General UN Headquarters New York, NY 10017 USA Dear Mr Secretary General, We write to you from the middle of Balochistan’s worst quake-hit area, Awaran, where a deadly 7.7 magnitude earthquake killed more than a thousand people on September 24th, 2013. The powerful quake toppled numerous mud-built houses in Awaran and Turbat ...

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Editorial: Awaran Needs International Assistance

   Apart from human made disasters,   Balochistan is again and again confronting deadly natural catastrophes.  24th  September’s earthquake once again   shocked Balochistan as 7.8-magnitude earthquake   hit Balochistan’s the  most backward district Awaran, where Thousands  of houses collapsed to ground and countless  partially damaged. Due to the collapse of mud-houses more than 1000 people are feared dead. The officials have confirmed ...

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President Putin Condoles Deaths in Balochistan Earthquake

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent his condolences to Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif following the devastating earthquake in the province of Balochistan, said the official website of Russian President. “The President asked Mr Sharif to pass on his words of sympathy and support to the victims’ families and his best wishes for a speedy recovery to the injured,” the ...

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Balochistan Earthquake: Pakistan should back calls for International help

By Shezad Baloch  In the aftermath of the Tuesday’s devastating earthquake in Balochistan, head of the Pakistan Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) said they are capable of coping with the situation in Balochistan. People in Balochistan have viewed this statement as a part of a continued policy of discrimination and injustices toward the least developed province. Interestingly, at the same time ...

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”Earthquake killed over 1,000 people and injured many more”

Quetta: The death toll from the destructing earthquake in Balochistan is feared to cross more than 1,000 people. However, Mir Qudus Bizenjo, the deputy speaker of the Balochistan Assembly said that he had  confirmed  that earthquake killed over 1,000 people, injured many more and Over 40,000 houses have been flattened,” told reporters at the Quetta airport on Wednesday. This week’s ...

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85 Afghan nationals arrested in Quetta

  Quetta: The security forces on Friday arrested at least 85 Afghan citizens who were illegally traveling from Quetta to Karachi. According to security sources, on tip off, the security personnel stopped a Karachi bound passenger bus and arrested at least 85 Afghan nationals under Foreign Act. The security sources said that the arrested Afghan citizens were traveling with no ...

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141 NATO containers/tankers looted, torched: Balochistan Home Ministry

Quetta:  The Home Ministry of Balochistan has said that 141 NATO containers and tankers were looted, torched, seven persons were killed  in last few years . The Home Ministry says that more than a dozen persons were  wounded, while unofficial sources claimed that the number of incidents of looting NATO containers and tankers were  much higher than the officially released ...

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Editorial: International Day of the Disappeared and Baloch

    30 August  is marked as The International Day of the Disappeared   to draw the attention of   responsible authorities and human rights organizations towards forcefully disappeared people in the world. On International Day of the Disappearance, Human rights organizations conduct seminars and press briefings to focus the burning issue in world. The case of missing persons is not new ...

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Missing Baluch journalist found dead in Karachi

  New York, August 22, 2013– Authorities in Pakistan should immediately investigate the murder of a Baluch journalist whose body was found in Karachi on Wednesday, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Haji Abdul Razzaq Baloch had been missing since March, according to news reports. Razzaq’s face was mutilated, and his body showed signs of strangulation and torture, according ...

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