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Press Freedom Day Must Recognize the Plight of Journalists in Balochistan

By Mir Behram Baloch May 3 is universally celebrated as press freedom day to raise the voice for freedom of expression and create awareness about the importance of press freedom. The United Nations General Assembly declared this day to remind governments about their obligation to respect the right of free expression. However, when we observe Pakistan’s treatment of press freedom we find ...

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Mastung: Six policemen killed in a shootout during a bank robbery

Mastung: Six policemen were killed in a gun battle during a bank robbery in Mastung area of Balochistan on Tuesday. According to the initial reports the firing between the police and robbers began when police was informed about a bid by eight dacoits to rob a bank in Mastung Bazaar. The robbers opened fire after police cordoned off the bank ...

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Protestors Mistreated

Editorial The Nation When peaceful protestors of the missing persons issue tried to approach the Parliament building in Islamabad yesterday, the police responded with a baton-charge; firing and tear gassing the demonstrators. Many of these demonstrators were consequently wounded, along with six policemen. Additionally, the police attempted to confiscate the recording equipment of media houses trying to cover the incident. ...

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An Icon of Free Media

By Adnan Aamir  On 19th April, renowned journalist Hamid Mir was attacked with the intent of murder in Karachi. One can disagree with the point of view of Hamid Mir but no one can disagree that he is a brave Pakistani journalist. He is an icon of the free media in Pakistan and requires our support at this critical juncture. ...

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Mortality rate of children under five is alarming: Secretary Health Balochsitan

QUETTA:  Mortality rate of the under-five age group children in Balochistan is alarming and therefore parents should be mindful of vaccinating their children against nine major diseases as a large number of children each year of preventable diseases in the province.    This was told by the Arshad Hussian Bugti Secretary Health Balochsitan during a seminar jointly organized by the ...

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Illegal netting dwindles Export of quality fish from Balochistan: Chief Minister’s Policy Reform Unit

QUETTA: The dwindling ratio of Export of quality fish from Balochistan coast is because of illegal netting as fishermen use Mash net for fishing.  This was pointed out during a round table conference that held Gwadar the other day on the subject of “Issues in Fisheries and Coastal Area Development in Balochistan, organized by Chief Minister’s Policy Reform Unit, Strengthening Participatory ...

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Editorial: Attack on Hamid Mir, A heavy Price for Speaking Truth

Hamid Mir, a prominent Journalist was shot and seriously injured in an attack by unidentified gunmen in Karachi on Saturday. In a statement read out by his brother on Thursday, senior journalist Hamid Mir said that he faced threats from both state and non-state actors. After the Saturday’s attack Hamid’s brother Amir Mir also blamed one of the security state ...

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CM Balochistan meets Consul General of Japan Mr. Akira Ouchi

QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan, Dr Abdul Malik has said that Japan always supported and helped Pakistan on all crucial occasions. “Japan is playing a vital role for the welfare of masses and improvement of different social sectors,” he said, adding that we hope Japan would continue to play its essential role in development of education, health and other sectors. He ...

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Zahid Baloch, the Chairman of BSO-Azad abducted

Karachi: Zahid Kurd Baloch aka Baloch Khan, the chairman of Baloch student organization – Azad has been abducted from Quetta on 18th of March 2014. BSO-Azad’s senior vice chairperson while addressing a press conference has said, Pakistani secret agencies and security forces abducted organization’s Chairman, Zahid Baloch aka Baloch Khan from Quetta on March 18, 2014 at 5pm. Vice Chairperson ...

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Don’t ignore Balochistan, Brahamdagh Bugti urges intl. human rights groups

Geneva: Exiled Baloch leader and President of Baloch Republican Party (BRP) Brahamdagh Bugti has urged international human rights groups not to ignore the worsening situation in Balochistan, the Pakistan‘s largest province. He said incidents of enforced disappearances; torture and killings in Balochistan are on the rise, as security forces have adopted a “pick, kill and dump” policy against educated youth and ...

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