Opinion

The leader of the ages

Daily Times Editorial Nelson Mandela died quietly in his home aged 95 on Friday, leaving behind memories of one of the most unforgettable leaders of the twentieth century. His struggle stood out as much for his resistance to the mindboggling racial segregation policies of the white supremacist National Party in South Africa as for his ability to take his country ...

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Curbing Corruption

 By Syed Muhammad Aslam Shah Corruption has many faces in our society but one thing is for sure for instance its each face is horribly devastating. It undermines merit, dashes hope and confidence of youth and discourages the principles of diligence and honest living. Furthermore, it is because of corruption that lethargy has become a rule of the day in ...

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Municipality Elections in Gwadar

  By Mariyam Mohammed Suleman   Gwadar, the hub of political ups and downs from the history, today once more is conspicuous with the municipality elections. Only two days of campaigns remain for different participating parties in Gwadar including the two unifications of diverse parties. Coalition of mainly Balochistan National Party and People’s party along with some other minor groups ...

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An Immortalizing March in Baloch History

By Mariyam Mohammed Suleman   An influential attempt for the nation’s abducted missing people’s recovery, commencing in October from Quetta finally reached Karachi in the last week of November. The extensively exhausting journey of 756 kilometers by fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, daughters and sons of the either missing or martyred Balochs holding the photos of their loved ones, walking constantly with ...

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Save our Children

By Qaisar Shehzad Farooq The quality of content and discourse of Pakistani Mass Media including print broadcast and online journalism is not so good due to multidimensional factors. Religious leaders has bifurcated the religious doctrine from worldlypractical life and religious activities are only limited to reward after death. Sectarianism and extremism promoted for the vested interests of different community leaders. ...

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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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The Silence of Our Friends

By Hina Baloch  After Twenty-five days and having covered a distance of 700km from Quetta to Karachi on foot, Mama Qadeer finally arrived at the Karachi Press Club on November 22. His caravan included children as young as 4 and women as old as 60. Mama Qadeer Reiki is the Vice Chairman of “Voice of Baloch Missing Persons” (VBMP) and also the unfortunate ...

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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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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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