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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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Murderers of two girls in Kalat wander freely: Victims’ parents

Kalat: The murderers and culprits involved in rape and killing two teenaged girls in Kalat district of Balochistan have not been arrested even after four months of the incident, Said Victim’s parents Talking to the Balochistan Point the parents Allah Bux Bangulzai and M.Yakoob Dehwar, appealed Chief Justice Balochistan High Court Mr. Justice Fahiz Essa to take Sue Moto notice ...

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Editorial: So-called serious efforts of Government to resolve Balochistan issues

  President Mamnoon Hussain on Tuesday at his arrival in Quetta said that the federal government was putting serious efforts to resolve Balochistan issues on priority. He also said that   positive changes could be   witnessed in Balochistan. He added that all the problems faced by Balochistan would be resolved and the situation would improve soon. The president, along with Federal ...

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Letter: Education system in Balochistan

Education is the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty. Undoubtedly, all the provinces of Pakistan are lack   quality education but Balochistan is the most deprived one.  According to Pakistan Economic Survey of 2012-2013, the education ratio of Balochistan is 46 percent, in this 65 percent of them are male and 23 percent of them are female which shows the ...

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Letter: Turbat Civil Hospital in dire need of Social Welfare Department

No one can deny the fact that most of the people in Balochistan are living under the poverty line. When they became disease affected, they die due to poverty in rural areas of the of the resource rich province. Once I have visited the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) hospital Islamabad, which has Social Welfare Department and it is ...

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Train blast kills 15, injures 35 in Sibbi

SIBBI: At least 15 people were killed and 35 injured in a powerful explosion in one of the bogies of Jaffar Express near Sibbi Railway Station Tuesday. The explosion occurred in one of the bogies when it was at Sibbi Railway Station. The explosion affected three bogies of the train. Federal Minister for Railways Khwaja Saad Rafique confirmed the death ...

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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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Frontier Corps claims to gun down 30 militants in Parod Operation

QUETTA: The Spokesperson of the Frontier Corps (FC) Balochistan, has claimed that FC lodged an operation in Parod mountain of district Kalat over the presence of militants there. In the conducted search operation over 30 militants were killed, while 10 security men were also injured.  According to details, FC troops along with Kalat Scouts operated in the vicinity and attacked ...

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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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