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Kachkol Ali appeals UN to take notice of Baloch ‘genocide’

Quetta: The former opposition leader in the Balochistan Assembly Advocate Kachkol Ali on Monday appealed to the UN secretary general to take notice of “genocide of the Baloch nation and human rights abuse”. In a statement issued from Oslo, he said that “a human tragedy has occurred in Balochistan… therefore United Nations should take notice of it and take practical ...

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BNM activist target killed in Naal

Khuzdar: Unidentified armed men  target killed  Rafeeq Sumalani,  a  senior member of Baloch National Movement (BNM) in Naal, Khuzdar district  on Saturday According to the details the Baloch activist Rafeeq Sumalani was on his way to home after Eid greeting  his relatives when unknown motorcyclists opened indiscriminate fire  on him. The Baloch activist succumbed to his injuries on the spot ...

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2 Killed in Dera Bugti landmine explosions and shooting

DERA BUGTI: At least two people including a tribal leader a were killed and three wounded in a landmine explosion and subsequent shooting in Dera Bugti Saturday. According to details, a local tribal leader Zeray Khan Bugti’s was killed while two of his guards sustained injuries when his vehicle hit a landmine planted in Patokh area. Sources also added that ...

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Suicide attack kills 30, Injures more than 50 at policeman’s funeral in Quetta

Quetta: At least 30 people, including three senior police officials have been killed in a  suspected suicide blast at the funeral of a slain police officer in Quetta and  more than 50 people injured. The injured were shifted to the Civil Hospital and the Combined Military Hospital. Fifteen critically injured are being shifted to Karachi. According to the detail, the ...

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Task Force and the fate of Baloch missing persons

By Yousaf Ajab Baloch The illegal detention of people in Pakistan, allegedly by secret agencies collaborating with the security forces, has become an extremely unsettling matter. Due to lack of political will of the establishment, human rights organisations, the judiciary and media have failed to change the mindset of the responsible authorities for the recovery of missing persons. Regardless of ...

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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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