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Police clueless about accused after 9 years of journalist’s murder

Karachi: It has been nine years of the murder of Zubair Ahmed Mujahid, reporter and bureau chief of daily Jang Urdu language newspaper in Mirpurkhas, Sindh province of Pakistan and his case has not yet been submitted in any court by the police. In fact, it is being pending in Crime Branch Hyderabad. The family of Mujahid had knocked many ...

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Quetta Mass Transit Train System’s Phase- I would be completed in 2019

Quetta: In order to materialize the vision of Chief Minister Balochistan, Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri, the Quetta Mass Transit Train System’s Phase- I would be completed in 2019. Work on this project is in full swing and after its completion it would provide economical and comfortable traveling facility to the masses. A meeting between Provincial Authorities and officials of two ...

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CPEC: A Baloch perspective

By: Sanaullah Baloch During one hundred years of colonial rule in greater India and Balochistan, the British Raj constructed thousands of kilometres of railway lines, roads, bridges, airports, telegraph lines and strategic garrisons. The logic behind all this massive infrastructure investment was very clear: to maintain colonial rule, maximise exploitation and counter the Russian advance towards the warm waters of ...

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National Geographic’s ‘Afghan Girl’ Faces Deportation from Pakistan

By: Gerry Simpson They say one never forgets a face. One face hundreds of millions of people will never forget is that of 12-year-old Sharbat Gula. Captured by National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry in a refugee camp in 1984, her piercing green eyes captivated the world and spotlighted the plight of millions of Afghan refugees in Pakistan who had fled ...

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Why is Pakistan’s Balochistan an easy target?

By: Shereena Qazi The Pakistani city of Quetta, in Balochistan province, is once again in the news for large-scale violence: this time a police training centre has been targeted by fighters who killed at least 60 people, most of them police cadets. The attack late on Monday underlined the precarious security situation in Balochistan, which has witnessed repeated attacks against ...

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Ambassador of Belarus calls on Sanaullah Khan Zehri

Quetta: Belarus has shown great interest in making investment in various sectors of Balochistan, setting up a joint venture with Balochistan in preparing heavy machinery used in agriculture and mining sectors. It has also expressed interest to establish a vocational training institute to impart technical training to Baloch youth. This was disclosed in a meeting held between Chief Minister Balochistan ...

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UNHCR: First Afg-Pak youth empowerment session in Quetta

Quetta: UNHCR with partners organised a one-day seminar on youth empowerment to enhance the capacity of Pakistani and Afghan youthsin Balochistan by engaging them in dialogues with the key stakeholders to identify challenges youths are facing and to seek solutions towards self-reliance. Over 100 participants from different districts of Balochistan attended the seminar, over 30 were women. The event was ...

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New Economic Corridor Good for Local Business

Karachi: The New China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) could be a “game-changer” for Pakistan and indeed for South Asia said Nawaz Sharif, in the first address of the CPEC Summit and Expo. The much anticipated two-day event which took place at the Pakistan-China Friendship Center in Islamabad was attended by key politicians, business leaders, and delegates from both countries. The inaugural ...

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Seven al Qaeda members arrested in Balochistan

The Pakistan’s Balochistan government claimed on Saturday to have nabbed seven al Qaeda members, including a commander, from Nushki. According to a statement, the men were arrested during a raid carried out by intelligence agencies. A huge cache of arms and ammunition, hate literature, laptops, wireless communication devices and currency were also seized from them. During the interrogation, the busted ...

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How an infant from Balochistan became one of India’s most loved actors

By: Aditya Menon Let us look at the story of a migrant from Balochistan who came to Mumbai as a child and went on to become one of Bollywood’s most loved personalities: actor and dialogue writer Kader Khan “My mother was from Quetta in Balochistan. My father was from Kandahar. Officially I was born in Kabul but some of my ...

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