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U.N. Secretary General Condemns Quetta Attacks

QUETTA: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday strongly condemned the series of deadly attacks targeting a bus, a hospital facility and a national monument Balochistan, which left at least 20 civilians dead, many of whom were female students. In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Ban said no cause justifies such violence, and noted with dismay that “violence against women ...

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500 valuables paintings stolen in Budapest

5 00 paintings and works of art have been stolen from apartment belonging to a deceased collector. BUDAPEST (AFP) – More than 500 valuable paintings and works of art have been stolen from a Budapest apartment belonging to a deceased collector, Hungarian police said Saturday, in series of robberies that apparently went undetected for years. “The police have opened an investigation ...

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Afghan MPs block violence against women bill

K ABUL (AFP) – The Afghan parliament on Saturday cut short a debate on a bill to protect women  from violence after complaints from some traditionalist MPs that it was against Islamic teaching. The Elimination of Violence against Women (EVAW) law, which was passed by a presidential decree in 2009, is seen as a benchmark piece of legislation marking progress since ...

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Pakistan adopts China GPS

P akistan is set to become the fifth Asian country to use China’s domestic satellite navigation system, which was launched as a rival to the US global positioning system, according to a report yesterday. The Beidou, or compass, system started providing services to civilians in the region in December and is expected to provide global coverage by 2020. It also has ...

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China’s premier addresses Senate, lauds progress despite challenges

I SLAMABAD: Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang on Thursday (today) addressed the Senate saying the country had made tremendous progress despite facing several challenges, DawnNews reported. In a special session of the Senate, the Chinese premier declared his delight in addressing the Parliament’s Upper House, adding that Pakistan was the hub of ancient civilizations, like Gandhara. Moreover, he said Pakistan enjoyed ...

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Strikes in Balochistan

On the 6th of June the street of Balochistan cities were empty. Balochistan came to a complete stand still that day. The people responded massively to call out from the Baloch Republican Party for a strike to protest against the daily kidnap and killings of Baloch civilians by the Pakistani army. The call out for the strike was supported by ...

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Meeting with Balochistan leaders today: PML-N names Ayaz Sadiq as NA speaker

ISLAMABAD: A soft-spoken Sardar Ayaz Sadiq of the PML-N, who defeated Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan in a Lahore constituency in the general elections, is set to become speaker of the National Assembly as the party on Saturday named him its candidate for the post on Monday. Asim Khan, a PML-N spokesman, told Dawn after a meeting of the party leadership ...

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Three School Teachers Kidnapped in Khuzdar

K HUZDAR: The Khuzdar police  said on Tuesday that it had registered a case reporting the kidnapping of at least three school teachers. A resident of Khuzdar, Syed Mehboob Shah, has filed the first investigation report (F.I.R.) at the City Police Station Khuzdar saying that his son, Saeed Shahmir and his colleagues Liquat Ali and Jamil Ahmed, who are all teachers by profession at ...

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Remembering Professor Saba Dashtiari

J  une 1st marks the second death anniversary of Prof. Saba Dashtiri. Born in Karachi in 1953, Saba, served Balochi literature for three decades. He was simultaneously, a fiction writer, poet, critic, research scholar and above all an intellectual with liberal espousal. He has to his credit more than a dozen of books ranging from literature to philosophy and religion. ...

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Earthquake devastation in Balochistan

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch Earthquake in Balochistan has left a great suffering for the people of district Washuk in Maskel city. The recent natural calamity is going to turn in to human made disasters because of no remarkable relief activities. The government authorities have sufficed with only few activities for mitigation of the victim’s suffering. The controversial statements of government ...

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