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The Balochistan ferment

The News Editorial  Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch is trying to be an honest broker at a time when everyone else is moving to the margins of extremism. The nationalist fervour in the province has increasingly curdled into separatism while the military and centre continue to be blind to the problems there. At a press conference in Karachi, ...

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Baloch Republican Party condemns the mass executions of innocent Baloch in Zahedan. Mir Sher Mohammad Bugti

Quetta: Baloch Republican Party has strongly condemned the act of execution of sixteen innocent Baloch by the Iranian regime in Zahedan city of Iranian Balochistan on Saturday morning. Sher Mohammad Bugti in his released statement to media said that the prisoners had been  held under section 1 of youth imprisonment, Section 2 of women act, Section 5, section 7 and 3 were ...

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Long March for Missing Persons

Daily Times Editorial  It is difficult not to feel stirrings of sympathy for Dr Abdul Malik Baloch, the Chief Minister (CM) of Balochistan. In his foray the other day to the Karachi Press Club, he was nothing if not candid. First and foremost, he admitted up front that he and his government had failed to resolve the issue of missing persons that ...

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Five-month performance of Balochistan government remains a disappointing one :Wasay

QUETTA: Opposition leader in Balochistan Assembly Maulana Abdul Wasay has said that Five-month performance of Balochistan government remained a disappointing one and  Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch is trying to shirk his responsibilities after accepting the failure of his government. Addressing a   press conference   at Opposition Chamber in the assembly on Monday, he said that the opposition would continue to ...

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We are striving to find out a constitutional solution to the Balochistan situation, says Dr Malik Baloch

KARACHI: Dr Abdul Malik Baloch said on Sunday, “We are striving to find out a constitutional solution to the Balochistan situation. The Chief Minister of Balochistan  said that overall law and order situation in Balochistan has improved. Baloch said that with regard to the issues in the province, the government and all the coalition partners are on the same page. ...

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Balochistan Quake-hit Areas Under Severe Food Scarcity: UN

By Amar Guriro KARACHI: Almost a month has been passed to the deadly Balochistan earthquake and the United  Nationas  (UN)’s Food Security Cluster (FSC) in a report issued on Wednesday cautioned for another disaster in the strife-torn province as majority of the earthquake survivors are facing acute food shortage. In an assessment reported of the earthquake hit areas of Balochistan, the ...

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ANP’s Former President Kidnapped in Quetta

QUETTA: Gunmen abducted the former president of Awami  National Party (ANP) Balochistan chapter, Arbab Zahir Khan Kasi, on Wednesday. Kasi was on his way home  when the armed men kidnapped him from Patel Road of the city. “The law enforcement agencies have been directed to cordon off the area and ensure early recovery of the ANP leader,” Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Bugti said, ...

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Why no international aid to Awaran?

By Yousaf Ajab Baloch Apart from man-made disasters, Balochistan is again confronting deadly natural catastrophes. The September 24 earthquake once again shocked Balochistan, as a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit one of its most backward districts, Awaran. Thousands of houses collapsed, and countless were partially damaged, affecting more than 300,000 people. Due to the collapse of mud-houses, more than 1,000 people are ...

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Balochs Protest Outside White House As Sharif Meets Obama

WASHINGTON, DC: Members of the Baloch community protested outside the White House on Wednesday morning as Pakistan’s Prime MinisterNawaz Sharif met with U.S. President Barrack Obama as a part of his three-day long trip to Washington, D.C. The protesters, who came from different U.S. cities, condemned Islamabad’s fresh military operations against Baloch political activists, including the kill and dump activities and forced ...

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Eid Sorrows for Missing Baloch Families

By: Kiyya Baloch Every auspicious moment like Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) adds to the misery of missing family members in Balochistan. Family members of several of the missing from Balochistan said that they had nothing to rejoice on this occasion of Eid as their miseries were far from over. “Every auspicious moment like Eid further aggravates our pain when ...

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