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Growing extremism and acid attacks in Balochistan

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch The growing extremism and alarming steps being taken by radicalised outfits are a great menace to all people in Balochistan where, once again, Baloch women are confronting acid attacks. The recent three attacks on 12 women within 10 days in Pishin, Quetta and Mastung have proved that extremists in Balochistan not only target kill the Hazaras ...

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Baloch Celebrate Eid by Protesting Against Kidnappings

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch Eid is the Muslims religious festival to celebrate joyously and wish others happiness and peace. While the Muslim world and other parts of Pakistan rejoice during Eid with their relatives, a number of Baloch families including men, women and children gathered in Quetta to protest against the enforced disappearance of Baloch people. The Voice for Baloch Missing ...

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The Pathetic State of Journalism in Balochistan

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch Despite being rich in terms of its natural resources and significant due to its geostrategic location, Balochistan has remained the most backward of all Pakistani provinces. Balochistan also lags behind in terms of standard of journalism practiced here. The province does not get sufficient attention in the national media whereas there is a tremendous need for ...

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The ‘burnt Malalas’ of Balochistan

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch June 16, 2013 was a day of severe suffering for the parents in Balochistan when they received the burnt dead bodies of their daughters, whilst the rest of the world was gifting flowers to their fathers on Fathers’ Day. In Balochistan. fathers, with immeasurable pain, were trying to identify their daughters’ dead bodies that had been burnt ...

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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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Malnutrition plagues children in Balochistan

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch Suffering is synonymous with the people of Balochistan, as are disasters. They come in the form of the wrath of nature, or at the hands of human beings. The lack of planning for disaster risk reduction or emergency-based support reflects the disinterest of authorities. It seems as if the functionaries are only concerned with the region’s ...

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Polytechnic College Uthal remains dysfunctional for several years

 By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch Saeed Ahmed, 27, was an 8th-grade student when he came to know that newly commenced construction at his home town Uthal was of Polytechnic College. Knowing this he was over excited that his dream could come true and he would become an engineer. The construction of the building was completed some many years ago, unfortunately, Saeed ...

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Gaddani: Victims of Sea Erosion still remain shelter less

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch GADDANI: Sea erosion is a natural phenomenon that takes place along the coastal areas, causing loss of property and resulting hardships for the inhabitants.  Along the coast of Pakistan, Gaddani is also one of the affected areas by sea erosion. Sea erosion has submerged and  damaged houses of the poor fishermen, government owned buildings, religious places ...

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Drug Abuse Spirals Up Alarmingly in Kalat

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch Ghulam Sarwar, 21, a young boy with a disability and untidy dress is always seen begging in Kalat Market. He does not beg to feed his family members but to buy packet of cigarette and most importantly the packs of Heroin which he needs twice a day. “I was addicted to Hashish in the school age ...

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Controversies Fill Air about UoB’s Administrative and Financial Matters

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch An hunger strike by the activists of different students’ organizations staged outside the Quetta Press Club in protest against incumbent administration of University of Balochistan (UoB) has entered its 125 day. UoB is the largest and the only university in Balochistan’s capital city Quetta, where students of province can acquire higher education with a reasonable fee ...

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