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Historic Long March and Role of Media

By Yousaf Ajab Baloch The long  march of Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) led by Qadeer Baloch reached its destination after 27 days on 22 November at Karachi press club. This long march was started   on 27 October from Quetta and marched some 730 Kilometers. Notion to launch this long march was to highlight the abductions of Baloch missing ...

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Hope in a forgotten province

By Kamila Hyat The images were dramatic ones. A group of some 25 people, most of them women or children – some aged no more than nine years – walked for 26 days along the N-25 Highway that winds its way through Balochistan and Sindh, from Quetta to Karachi. Most covered the 756 kilometres in plastic slippers, tying strips of ...

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Dr Malik Baloch condemns border violations by Iran

QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch has condemned border violations by Iranian forces and said the federal government has been asked to take up the issue with Iranian authorities. He said this at a press conference at Chief Minister’s Secretariat on Monday. To a question, he condemned the violation of Pakistani border by Iranian security forces and said ...

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Six killed in Nawabshah accident

NAWABSHAH: At least six persons, including women and a child, were killed and several others injured in a collision between two vehicles in the city on Monday. “The accident took place at Sakrand Bypass of Nawabshah where a car and passenger van collided head-on. As a result of accident, six persons were killed on the spot while several others sustained ...

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Marches to Justice‏

By Niaz Betab  The oppressive systems always forced the oppressed to walk long and long distances either mentally or physically to get justice. For instance, the Salt Satyagrah, the March on Washington, the Long March and the recent Long March by the Voice for  Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP). Gandhi with his Satyagrahis walked 390-km before he picked up a lump of salt to ...

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I was pressurized by government and state agencies for not launching long march: Qadeer Baloch

By Shoaib Durrazai Karachi: I was pressurized by government and state agencies for not launching long march, alleged Qadeer Baloch, vice chairman of Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) in his press conference at Karachi press club on Friday.  The Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) led by Qadeer Baloch launched a long march from Quetta to Karachi on 27 October to ...

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PAKISTAN: The Long Marchers have completed 700 km and entered Karachi after travelling 27 days on foot

The Long March for the Baloch missing persons has entered its 27th day after completing 690 KMs. It will reach its intended destination at the Karachi Press Club, Karachi, the capital of Sindh province tomorrow, November 22. Today the marchers will reach the suburbs of Karachi where the local people will welcome them and make arrangements for their accommodations. People ...

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Quetta blast kills five including two security personnel

QUETTA: At least five people including security personnel have been killed and several others wounded in a blast occurred in a market on Sarki Road  capital city Quetta here on Thursday. According to initial reports, over 10 kg explosives were used in the blast which targeted a van of Frontier Constabulary (FC). “Five persons including two security personnel were killed and several others ...

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Pakistan Long March Ignored by Media

By Kiran Nazish About twenty families in Balochistan province of Pakistan are on a journey of protest from one city to another, calling on the government of Pakistan, the UN and the international community to address the issue of Baloch missing persons. But who is listening? Says one of the female marchers, whose husband was abducted in 2010, “The media has ...

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FC conducts search operation in Quetta prison

QUETTA: The Frontier Corps Balochistan conducted search operation in District Prison Quetta and recovered prohibited items from the prisoners. According to the media reports on Monday that FC teams in collaboration with the jail administration, carried out search operation in the district prison and recovered prohibited items from the prisoners. The FC personnel recovered eight mobile phones and other prohibited ...

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