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Balochistan CM urges estranged leaders to return home

QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo has urged the self-exiled and disgruntled Baloch leaders to come back to the country to play their role in the development of the province. Speaking at a condolence reference for late journalist Siddiq Baloch, which was organised by the Balochi Adabi Academy …

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Protest camp against enforced disappearances

LAHORE: With entire area around the protest having posters and pictures of the missing persons, including Raza Khan, the protestors put up a spirited show for four hours at their protest camp outside the Lahore Press Club on Saturday. Many new faces who have not normally been part of such …

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Anatomy of 18th Amendment and answers to its critics

Umar Cheema ISLAMABAD: A lot of debate has taken place on 18th Constitutional Amendment with a little effort to educate public about it. Questions have been raised and repeated instead of finding answers. That the amendment is overall good nevertheless problematic is an argument being framed. What are the problems …

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China-Pakistan military cooperation to maintain regional peace: official

APP BEIJING: The defence and military cooperation between China and Pakistan will help maintain regional and international peace and security, Ren Guoqiang, spokesperson for the Chinese Ministry of National Defence, said on Thursday. “China and Pakistan share an all-weather partnership. We have maintained a very high level of defence and …

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Obfuscating Balochistan

Tahir Mehdi THE southern border of NA-272 Gwadar-cum-Lasbela, in the newly delimitated electoral constituencies, comprises the entire 800-kilometre-long coastline of Balochistan, starting from Karachi and stretching up to Iran at the western end of Gwadar district. The geographical area of NA-270, encompassing four central Balochistan districts, Panjgur, Washuk, Kharan and Awaran, …

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A new King’s party launched in Balochistan

‘Balochistan Awami Party’, believed to be the new King’s party was launched in Balochistan by some of the senators and members of the provincial assembly at a press conference in Quetta on Thursday. Among its members are provincial Chief Minister Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo, independently elected senators and some dissident …

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A ” King’s party” in Balochistan is to be announced

QUETTA: A new  Party is being launched in Balochistan. The Provincial Chief Minister, Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo is likely to announce the formation of new political party in Balochistan in Press Conference, on Wednesday. It is learnt here on Tuesday that the “leaders”  after long discussion finalized the name of …

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Punjab University restores admission of 17 Baloch and Pakhtun students

LAHORE: The Punjab University Discipline Committee on Tuesday restored admission of 17 students – 13 from the Islami Jamiat Tulaba (IJT) and four others from Pakhtun and Baloch councils. Up to 12 students were injured when IJT and Pakhtun Council activists had clashed over holding an event in January last. …

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Balochistan National Party protests against adding Balochistan area to Sindh in new delimitation

KHUZDAR: Several political parties have condemned the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) decision to add an area of Balochistan’s NA-260 constituency to a Sindh constituency under its new delimitation. The Balochistan National Party (BNP-Mengal) called a protest in this regard in Khuzdar town on Saturday, which was attended by leaders …

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Lawmakers urge to increase seats for Balochistan province

QUETTA: Balochistan Assembly has passed a resolution demanding an increase of 20 seats in its current 65-member legislature after it surfaced that the new delimitation in the province was flawed, on Saturday. Balochistan Provincial Assembly Session was held at Balochistan Assembly here today, presided by Speaker Raheela Khan Durrani. The …

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