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Origins of Baloch Insurgency

Tariq Kakar The true Origin of Baloch insurgency dates back to partition era when the Colonial masters decided to leave the Indian sub-continent and divided according to their will. According to the partition plan, India and Pakistan were independent while the princely states were allowed to join either of the newborn states or remain independent. Kalat declared its independence on ...

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QUETTA: Condolence Reference Held To Pay Tributes To The Slain Journalists

QUETTA: Balochistan Union of Journalists held a condolence reference here at Quetta Press Club on Sunday to pay glowing tributes to the slain journalists Irshad Mastoi, Ghulam Rasool, and accountant Muhammad Younas. A large number of journalists and people from other walks of life attended the condolence and paid their tributes to the slain journalists for their services in the ...

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The hurdle in transfer of power to local bodies removed

Shehzad Baloch QUETTA: The impasse over the next phase of local bodies’ elections in Balochistan has come to an end as the ruling National Party (NP) has managed to persuade its coalition partner – Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) – to withdraw its petition for replacing reserved seats of peasants and labourers with social workers and professionals. Even nine months ...

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Public Relations Officer of establishment in the guise of a Chief Minister

Asif Magsi Dr. Malik Baloch, Chief Minister of Balochistan, in a recent talk with Dawn media group claimed that the security situation in Balochistan had improved and that there has been a drastic reduction in human rights abuses against the Baloch. As evidence for his claim he pointed out that in his term there has been a reduction in the ...

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Land mafia active in Gwadar: Provincial Minister

QUETTA: Land Mafia with the help of corrupt politicians and bureaucrats in Balochistan government is being allocated government land in Gwadar, said Rehmat Saleh Baloch, provincial Health Minister. Health Minster made this revelation while addressing a ceremony on Saturday. Mr. Rehmat alleged that Land Mafia has even illegally transferred on its name the land reserved for graveyard. Health Minister also ...

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Power will be transferred to local bodies after Eid: Dr. Malik

QUETTA: The local bodies power transfer process will begin after Eid ul Azha, said Dr. Malik, Chief Minister (CM) of Balochistan on Saturday. Addressing a program of Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) in Karachi, CM Balochistan made this announcement. The Local Bodies election took place in Balochistan on December 7, 2013 as a result of Supreme Court orders. Since ...

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Imran Khan and Balochistan

Naseeb Kakar The recent political uplift in the country which is going on since 14th of August of this year is speedily changing the political discourse in the country. Anti-Government protests are being staged across the country especially in capital territory. One of the opposition parties of the parliament Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has raised voice against the status quo on ...

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Four Dead Bodies Found In Punjgur

QUETTA: at least four mutilated bodies have been recovered in Panjgur district of Balochistan on Thursday. According to the details police recovered four mutilated bodies in Panjgur district of Balochistan. The dead bodies stuffed into two gunny bags were found in a desolate place near a river. “ Police recovered four bodies from Rakhshan Nadi and Washbud areas of Panjgur ...

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A shutter down strike observed against recovery of bullet-riddled bodies

QUETTA: A shutter down strike was observed against recovery of bullet-riddled bodies of Baloch missing persons on Thursday. According to the details   a shutter down strike was observed against recovery of bullet riddled bodies of  Baloch missing persons in most of the Baloch populated areas. The markets remained closed In Kharan, Panjgur, Kalat, Mastung, and other parts of Balochistan on ...

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Government is making serious efforts to improve security situation: Dr. Malik

QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan, Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch has said that Government is making serious efforts to improve the law and order in the province and steps are being taken to net the killers of the journalists, and pay their heirs compensation. He said this during his visit to the a token hunger-strike camp set outside Balochistan Assembly by the ...

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