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13 killed in suicide bombing in Pakistan’s Baluchistan 

By | June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Recent News|Tags: , , , |

A suicide bomber blew up his explosive-laden car near the office of the regional police chief in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province today, killing at least 13 people, including six policemen, and injuring 20 others. The powerful blast took place near Inspector General of Police Ehsan Mehboob's office on Gulistan Road area of the provincial capital, Quetta. [...]

Pakistan has made Balochistan ‘hell on Earth’: Baloch activist Mengal

By | June 17th, 2017|Categories: Recent News|Tags: , , , |

Baloch activist Munir Mengal has said that Pakistan has made Balochistan a "hell on Earth". Speaking during the ongoing 35th session of the Human Rights Council here, Mengal said that despite Pakistan's lofty rhetoric of promoting and protecting human rights of its citizens, "the degree and the extent of suffering and repression experienced by the Baloch people under the brutal [...]

Pakistan dailies told by army not to report execution of 2 Chinese nationals

By | June 14th, 2017|Categories: Recent News|Tags: , , , |

Pakistanis looking for news about the killing of two Chinese nationals by the Islamic State in Balochistan were surprised when they didn’t find any mention of the development in the country’s leading newspapers on Friday morning. The issue was apparently blacked out after editors and reporters of the country’s Urdu and English newspapers were told by [...]

Balochistan: 28,300 government employees do not exist

By | June 12th, 2017|Categories: Recent News|Tags: , , , |

At least 28,300 government employees have been found to be ghosts in Pakistan’s Balochistan province, official data said. The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) could not verify these government employees, officials said. The issue of ghost employees came into focus after Balochistan Public Accounts Committee chairman Abdul Majeed Khan and former chief secretary Saifullah Chattha [...]

Baluchistan: ‘Stylish’ beards banned in Kharan district for being ‘un-Islamic’

By | June 4th, 2017|Categories: Recent News|Tags: , , , |

In a bizarre move, authorities in Baluchistan's Kharan district have prohibited 'stylish' beards in a recent order warning barbers of a heavy fine. "All barbers are restricted from cutting beards in a fashionable way which is against the principles of Islam according to all religious scholars. Keep the beards simple. Don't design them," The Express Tribune [...]

A dearth of female journalists in Balochistan

By | June 3rd, 2017|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |

The lack of women journalists in the newsrooms of conservative Pakistan is depriving more than half the country of representation and a voice in the media. In larger metropolitan areas, you will come across a few women journalists, but in many areas of the country you won’t find a single one. In developed countries such as the UK [...]

Huge cache of arms, ammunitions recovered in Balochistan

By | May 27th, 2017|Categories: Recent News|Tags: , , |

As Operation Raddul Fasad in various parts of the country, the security forces have recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from different areas of Dera Bugti and Sui in Balochistan area. According to ISPR, the security forces during their search operations at different areas of the province recovered seven RPG launcher, four mortar shells, [...]

How ISI is turning Balochistan into a mass grave

By | May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |

The notorious intelligence wing of Pakistan Army, the ISI, has been waging a brutal and relentless war against its own citizens in Balochistan. The killings and abductions of innocent Baloch men and women have been so rampant that it has become difficult to hide the figures and the anonymous graves scattered the biggest province of Pakistan. [...]

Another corruption scandal rocks Balochistan

By | May 20th, 2017|Categories: Recent News|Tags: , , , |

Another big corruption scandal regarding the government of Balochistan came to the fore as it was learned that 45,000 government employees’ National Identity Cards turned out to be fake. According to details, the government of Balochistan had the documents checked from NADRA and the results that came back were shocking. The results stated that 41 government [...]

Balochistan drifts back to worst violence

By | May 14th, 2017|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , |

Balochistan has drifted back to the worst violence of its history after a slight improvement in the preceding year despite military offences helping achieve relative stability in other parts of the country, as per official statistics exclusively made available with this correspondent. More than 286 gun and bomb attacks were recorded in the province last year [...]

Gunmen kill 10 labourers in Balochistan’s Gwadar

By | May 13th, 2017|Categories: Recent News|Tags: , , , , |

Gunmen on motorbikes opened fire on construction workers, killing 10 in Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan, officials said Saturday. Mineral-rich Balochistan has been plagued for decades by a separatist uprising and sectarian killings. Gunmen have previously targeted labourers seen as outsiders in the region. "Two gunmen riding on motorbikes opened fire on a group of construction workers [...]

Death toll rises to 25 in blast near mosque in Balochistan

By | May 12th, 2017|Categories: Recent News|Tags: , , , |

The death toll in blast near a mosque in Baluchistan’s Mastung area on Friday has risen to 25. Geo News quoted Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) leader Maulana Abdul Malik, as saying that Deputy Chairman Senate Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri had been injured in the incident. He added that the bomb was targeted at a vehicle carrying Haideri. Geo News, quoting sources, said Haideri has been [...]

Balochistan: 3 Pakistani civilians killed, 17 injured in Afghan firing

By | May 5th, 2017|Categories: Recent News|Tags: , , , |

At least three Pakistani civilians were killed and 17 others injured as Afghan border forces opened fire on security personnel guarding a census team in Balochistan on Friday, police said. The incident took place in Chaman area near the Afghan border, Dawn online reported. The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) issued a statement that said Afghan Border [...]

Balochistan: Pakistani forces kill five abducted Baloch in fake encounter

By | April 28th, 2017|Categories: Recent News|Tags: , , , , |

The tortured and mutilated bodies of five previously abducted Baloch activists including a leader of the Baloch National Movement (BNM) were found in Mand region of district Kech Balochistan on Thursday. Sources in the local authorities (Levies) said that the dead bodies were ‘fished out’ from a narrow river called ‘Mandig Kaor’ in Hozi region of [...]

We’ll lose elders of Balochistan as well if atrocities continue: Zardari

By | April 7th, 2017|Categories: Recent News|Tags: , , , , , |

Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Friday voiced fears that if atrocities continued in Balochistan, the state would also lose the elders of the province after its youth. Addressing a political gathering organised by PPP, Zardari said that he loved Balochistan as much as he loved his country Pakistan. "I got recognition from Sindh [...]

20,000 new TB cases emerge in Balochistan every year: expert

By | March 25th, 2017|Categories: Recent News|Tags: , , , , |

Tuberculosis is becoming a serious threat in Balochistan as there has been a steady increase in cases reported in the province. About 20,000 new cases of tuberculosis (TB) are reported in Balochistan every year, according to experts. Most of the patients come from the far flung areas of province and border regions. Treatment of diseases is [...]

The census and Balochistan

By | March 19th, 2017|Categories: Recent News|Tags: , , , |

The census is being conducted in Pakistan after two decades. It is good to calculate the population, the resource-to-population ratio, households and expenditures. However, it is unfortunate that Balochistan might suffer the most in terms of resource allocation as the census might count the Afghan refugees residing in the province as citizens. This will mean the [...]

Tarek Fatah’s take on Zarb – e – Azb in Pakistan

By | February 17th, 2017|Categories: Events, Recent News|

Tarek Fatah, Executive Director, Baluchistan House discuss abut Zarb-e-Azb  in Pakistan with Press at United Nations, Geneva   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VJagysdvbU  

Ryszard Czarnecki interview in UNOG

By | February 16th, 2017|Categories: Demonstrations and Protests, Events|

  Ryszard Czarnecki interview in UNOG in September 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ip6Xj6ecEJM    

Interview of Brahmdagh Bugti, President of Baluch Republican Party at UNHRC in September 2016

By | February 10th, 2017|Categories: Demonstrations and Protests, Events|