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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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Quetta: Four terrorists killed in operation against banned outfits

QUETTA: Four suspected terrorists were killed during a search operation carried out by security forces in Quetta’s Mullahkhel Abad area on Tuesday, media reported. According to the sources, two security men were also injured in exchange of fire with militants during a crackdown against banned religious organizations. Police, Anti-Terrorist Force and Frontier Constabulary jointly conducted a raid near Magsi Stop ...

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I Hope Intelligence Agencies Will Work with Us: Chief Minister Dr. Malik Baloch

By Benazir Shah  We recently spoke with Dr. Baloch of the National Party about the challenges his coalition government in Quetta must overcome for peace in Pakistan’s restive province. Excerpts: How does one quell the violence in Balochistan? Balochistan’s problems are multidimensional. There is the Baloch insurgency, sectarianism, target killings, and then the large number of kidnappings. I am in ...

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Balochistan predicament and responsibilities of leftists

By Sabah-ud-Din Saba  The Pakistan ruling class never agreed to conceive the enigma of Balochistan and feel here’s people outlook. And ruling class only sight all things by bestowed optical of imperialist. The senseless ruling class is not capable that be made expectations from them for adjustment of said malady. It is very sad that left-wing intellectual, politicians and analysts ...

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Iron Ore in Balochistan

By Aziz Ajaz As for as the geological importance of Balochistan is concerned, it is generously bestowed, by major raw materials including iron ore, coal and manganese, which used for the production of steel, generating of power to run the industries machinery of Pakistan and metallurgy, refectories, fluxes and fillers respectively. The comparative advantages, international and regional importance of coastal ...

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Taliban in Balochistan

By  Hasrat Iqbal                                             It was last Friday when I went to pay my prayers. Soon after the congregation a young man with a long beard and long hair wearing a black turbine round his head stood up in the first row. “Dear Muslim brothers, Tehrik e Taliban Afghanistan are busy in a war against U.S, NATO and their allies ...

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Task force is a tool to further delay the issue: VBMP

Quetta: The Chairman of Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) Nasarullah Baloch has said that Task force was a tool to further delay the issue. He said the administration was resorting to delaying tactics in the arrest of former ISI officer Brigadier Siddique, despite clear directives of the apex court.   He said this while addressing a press conference along ...

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Baloch women taking more prominent role

 Fahad Desmukh For several years, Pakistan has been facing a separatist insurgency by ethno-nationalist rebels belonging to the Baloch ethnic group. The guerrillas in the southwest province of Balochistan have become increasingly daring with their attacks. Two weeks ago, they shocked the rest of Pakistan by destroying the historic residence of Pakistan’s founding father Mohammed Ali Jinnah in the town ...

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