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Khuzdar: Tribunal to probe discovery of mass grave

QUETTA: The Balochistan government on Saturday set up a tribunal to hold an inquiry into the discovery of a mass grave in Khuzdar district of Balochistan. According to a press statement, Justice Noor Muhammad, a judge of the Balochsitan High Court, will be head of the tribunal. The tribunal will determine various aspects of the issue and submit its report ...

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Book Review: A Battle field For Balochistan

By Baloch Khan “A Battle Field for Balochistan” is newly published book of Yousaf Ajab Baloch, a young journalist and human rights activist. Yousaf is also editor of The Balochistan Point, an online English newspaper of in Pakistan and Sub-editor at Monthly Bolan Voice, a wildly circulated English magazine in Balochistan.   The book has been revealed after critical thinking and ...

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The ugly face of sectarianism in Balochistan

By Yousaf Ajab Baloch People from the Hazara community have, once again, become victims of sectarianism. On January 21, 2014, a suicide bomber blew himself up near a pilgrims bus and the bus caught fire. This ugly attack caused the deaths of more than 28 people and wounded 39 others. The injured and dead include children and women. This fresh attack ...

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Sharif’s Ambiguous Peace Plans For Balochistan

The Baloch Hal Editorial Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif recently constituted a four-member committee to facilitate negotiations between the government and the Taliban. During his visit to Quetta two days ago with the newly appointed army chief, General Raheel Sharif, the prime minister hinted at constituting a similar committee to talk to Baloch nationalists who are currently engaged in an armed ...

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Minor Baloch walker sees hope at every step

By Staff Correspondent Dawn MULTAN: Eleven-year-old Ali Haider Baloch has been walking with other activists of the Voice for the Missing Baloch Persons for over two months from rugged terrain of Balochistan to the plains of Punjab. He is marching on Islamabad from Quetta to highlight the issue of missing Baloch people, including his father. He says he hopes that ...

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Dera Bugti: Two dead bodies found dumped in Pirkoh

Dera Bugti : Two mutilated, bullet riddled dead bodies have been recovered in the nearby mountains of Pirkoh region of Dera Bugti on Wednesday. Local administration reached at the site and shifted the bodies to the hospital where the victim were recognized as previously abducted Baloch Republican Party activists Datha Bugti and Shakal Bugti. Raza Mohammad Bugti the elder brother ...

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More and more trees are needed to be planted to clean air, Dr Shama

QUETTA:  Air pollution has blemished the beauty of Quetta, the capital of Balochistan, which used to be called little Paris, and more and more trees are needed to be planted in Quetta valley to revive its beauty and provide clean atmosphere to the people. “Tree planting campaign is about to begin in Balochistan and to make this campaign a success ...

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CM Balochistan to bring tangible change in agri- sector

QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan, Dr Abdul Malik Baloch has said that coalition government was committed to bring a tangible change in agri-sector as it was the main stay of economy of the province. “Government would utilize all funds transparently for the development of all sectors in Balochistan, including that of agriculture and this time the government is accountable to the ...

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Children of Balochistan

By Mariyam Mohammed Suleman Childhood is the stage of life that is considered as the most splendid period of time of an individual’s life. Worldwide millions of children are deprived of their fundamental rights and privileges. Either challenged by child labor, separated from loved ones, victimized of abuse, starving from hunger, seeking shelter or quality education. Hence, today half of ...

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BHRO activists hold protest demonstration against alleged military operation in Panjgour

QUETTA: Activists of Baloch Human Rights Organization (BHRO) on Sunday held a protest demonstration outside Quetta Press Club to condemn the alleged military operation in Panjgour district and recovery of 15 dead bodies from a mass grave in Khuzdar which are believed to of missing persons. Participants of demonstration were carrying placards and banners inscribed with various demands, and shouting ...

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