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President Putin Condoles Deaths in Balochistan Earthquake

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent his condolences to Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif following the devastating earthquake in the province of Balochistan, said the official website of Russian President. “The President asked Mr Sharif to pass on his words of sympathy and support to the victims’ families and his best wishes for a speedy recovery to the injured,” the ...

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Instead of relief to the affected people, the state is creating hurdles: BRP Media Cell

  Quetta:  Baloch Republican Party  (B.R.P)  has alleged that   Instead of providing relief to the affected people, the state is creating hurdles in the way of those who try to help in  earthquake hit areas. In its statement issued to media  the Baloch Republican Party  (B.R.P)  said  that the  organization’s  aid to the  earthquake hit areas  had  been stopped and  ...

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Waiting to be rescued

Syed Ali Shah Thirty-year-old Tariq sits in an open space, almost oblivious to the cold night, as he grieves the loss of his mother after their house collapsed in the earthquake. His family huddles close to him. Some five kilometers away from Awaran, in need of immediate rehabilitation with a wailing infant in her arms, a frail 27-year-old, Zainab Bibi ...

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Balochistan Earthquake: Pakistan should back calls for International help

By Shezad Baloch  In the aftermath of the Tuesday’s devastating earthquake in Balochistan, head of the Pakistan Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) said they are capable of coping with the situation in Balochistan. People in Balochistan have viewed this statement as a part of a continued policy of discrimination and injustices toward the least developed province. Interestingly, at the same time ...

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”Earthquake killed over 1,000 people and injured many more”

Quetta: The death toll from the destructing earthquake in Balochistan is feared to cross more than 1,000 people. However, Mir Qudus Bizenjo, the deputy speaker of the Balochistan Assembly said that he had  confirmed  that earthquake killed over 1,000 people, injured many more and Over 40,000 houses have been flattened,” told reporters at the Quetta airport on Wednesday. This week’s ...

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At least 145 killed as strong quake hits southwest Balochistan

QUETTA:  At least 145 killed as strong earthquake of 7.8 magnitudes struck the southwestern province of Balochistan on Tuesday, media   reported. According to the media reports and confirmation of Deputy Speaker Balochistan Assembly, the earthquake killed 145 people in different cities of Balochistan. However, the Spokesman of Frontier Corps (FC) Khan Wasey has confirmed the death of 45 people including ...

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Balochistan: Doctors continue strike against Dr. Munaf Tareen ‘s abduction

  QUETTA: Doctors strike in government hospitals across Balochistan entered sixth day on Tuesday in protest against their senior colleague’s kidnapping from Quetta. Cardiologist Dr. Munaf  Tareen was kidnapped from the city last week when he was heading back to his home from his private hospital at Pishin Stop. The abductors, opening aerial gunfire, took him away on board along ...

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Execution of Baloch youths by Iran is continuation of Baloch genocide: BSO-Azad

  Quetta: Baloch Students Organization – Azad (BSO-A) has strongly condemned execution of 5 Baloch youths by Iranian forces in Zahedan city of Western Balochistan. In a statement issued on Sunday, BSO-A spokesman has termed it a continuation of non-stop Baloch genocide by occupying forces.  Iran is practicing collective executions of Baloch youths to stop the growing trend of national consciousness among ...

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Christians hold Protest in Quetta

Quetta: Members of the Christian community took out a protest rally on Sunday to condemn the suicide attacks on a Church in Peshawar. They raised slogans against the KPK Government for failing to secure safety of Christians. The main protest rally assembled before Quetta Press Club before proceeding to the Balochistan Assembly. Small protest rallies were also taken out in ...

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Taliban release three doctors in Balochistan

QUETTA: The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Saturday released three doctors who had been kidnapped from Balochistan in June this year. As per media reports, the three released doctors were among five people kidnapped in Balochistan while travelling towards Zhob from Loralai District. Zhob borders the lawless tribal region of Waziristan. Five people, including three doctors, were kidnapped 42 days ago on ...

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