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Quetta: Unknown men kill Police Officer, injure six

Quetta: Unidentified armed men opened fire on police van in killi Almo area of Quetta , The capital city of Balochistan, killing station house officer (SHO) of City police station and injuring six others on Thursday. According to the details  SHO Mohibullah, along with his four children and two other policemen, had left his residence in a police van when ...

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Flood Victims in Dire Need of Relief

The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) on Monday released  Rs 8 million to the Deputy Commissioners of Naseerabad, Jaffarabad, Jhal Magsi, Kech, Sibi, Loralai, Quetta, Khuzdar to ensure prompt response to the catastrophe which has left thousands of people homeless. The heavy rains followed by flashflood have inundated several villages in Jhal Magsi district creating hurdles for relief teams to ...

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Economic injustice

Shahid Kardar THE Baloch are feeling hard done by and are angry. The causes of their protest, if not distress, are historical and deep-rooted; their significance should not be trivialised by arguing that the uprising we are witnessing in the province is being stoked by India. Although the latter may be true it is Baloch grievances which are fuelling the ...

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Balochistan: 14 killed, including three security officers at in Bolan

 Quetta: Rebel separatists Tuesday killed 14 people, including three security officers, after stopping vehicles at a fake checkpoint in Balochistan. According to the report, armed men kidnapped 22 passengers last night from five buses going to Rajanpur from Quetta and late killed 14 of them. The incident took place near Mach town of Balochistan’s Bolan district. The sources said “Militants ...

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Balochistan: Four power transmission lines destroyed in attack

  Quetta: Unidentified men destroyed four power transmission towers between Balochistan’s areas of Sibbi and Machh on Monday. The attack led to a reduction of 100 MW of electricity which was to be supplied to parts of the southwestern province.  The reduction moreover led to an increase in the duration of load-shedding in 15 districts of the province. According to ...

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At least 18 killed, flood hits 50 villages in Balochistan

Balochistan: The rainwater has flooded over 50 villages in District Jhal Magsi of Balochistan province while stormy flood waves have breached many dikes of River Maula in Jhal Magsi and Khuzdar. In Balochistan, Jhal Magsi is bracing for a huge hill torrent from the mountainous Jhalawan area. Officials fear the torrent carrying around 250,000 cusecs of water might wash away ...

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Balochistan economic scene: Gwadar deep-water Port-a distant dream

By Siddiq Baluch The national economy is in complete shambles. The rulers got an issue to pacify the broad masses that there is a turnaround in the shape of Gwadar Deep-Water Port. Gwadar is raised as a hope for taking the country out of its economic mess and some people had started believing in such hollow slogans. Massive corruption, gas, ...

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India in crisis

By Lal Khan  The patterns of social and economic development in India are so uneven that the country can be presented as a museum of historical materialism. Housing about twenty percent of world’s population, India hosts more than forty percent of its poverty. At the same time, it was the largest buyer of arms from the military industrial complexes around the ...

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Balochistan is Pakistan’s Original Sin: Malik Siraj Akbar

By Sanjay Kumar Malik Siraj Akbar chose exile over death. He lived to tell the story of resistance, a freedom movement and the fight for democracy in Balochistan. Geographically, Balochistan may be part of Pakistan but in its heart it is an independent nation, one that never accepted the Islamic Republic’s forceful annexation in 1948. Akbar started his journalistic career in 2006 ...

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Missing person case: Missing persons issue will not be resolved through task force: Chief Justice

Islamabad: Chief Justice (CJ) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has remarked severe punishment be awarded to the accused persons but all the family members be not subjected to injustice. He further remarked “ we had earlier decided that the undercover persons will not be brought to fore. But the patience has now run out and we will not care for any one. ...

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