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Pakistan criticized for human rights violations in Balochistan and Sindh

According to Indian media, organizations from Balochistan, Sindh and PoK have raised the issue of human rights violations by Pakistan at the 37th Session of the UNHRC in Geneva in the last couple of days.  The members of Baloch Republican Party (BRP) accused Pakistan of “looting” the precious natural resources …

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Chinese company operating Gwadar lacks NoC, Pak NA body told

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Finance on Tuesday was informed that the Ministry of Interior had not yet issued security clearance to M/S China Overseas Ports Holding Company (COPHL), which is building and operating the Gwadar Port, causing the parliamentary panel to ask the authorities to probe this …

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Pakhtun protest leaders booked in Balochistan

Leaders of a Pakhtun protest demanding equal rights for the ethnic community were booked in Balochistan’s Killa Saifullah on Tuesday. The Killa Saifullah station house officer filed a first-information report against Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) leaders Manzoor Pashteen, Haji Hidayatullah, Ali Wazir, Khan Zaman Kakar, and former Balochistan minister and …

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MoU worth 46 billion signed for construction of Petro-Chemical Park in Gawadar

ISLAMABAD: Balochistan government and Chinese consortium signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for another CPEC project of construction of Petro-Chemical Park at Gawadar costing 46b dollars. This project includes an oil refinery, cement factory, tire factory, supply of water and 1200 mega watt electricity project. Oil refinery would purify 10 …

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Baloch Culture Day celebrated across Balochistan

QUETTA: People celebrated Baloch Culture Day with more zeal on Friday to show veteran Baloch culture to the rest of the world by organizing cultural shows, display of Balochi costumes with Balochi folk music including Balochi Chaap. People in the provincial capital including women, children specially Baloch youth hit the streets with …

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Senate elections and power manoeuvres in Balochistan

THE political environment in Balochistan has been heating up since the end of February, as nearly all senior politicians from various political parties have arrived in Quetta city ahead of the Senate elections. Prominent among them is the province’s former chief minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri, who was forced to resign …

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4 security personnel killed in Quetta blast

At least four security officials lost their lives and several others suffered injuries as a result of an explosion in the outskirts of Quetta, DawnNews reported. The blast targeted a Frontier Corps (FC) checkpost in the Darvaish Belili area of the provincial capital. There were also reports of firing in the area …

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China’s flagship port in Balochistan shackled by heavy security

BEIJING: (Bloomberg) For the thousands of attendees it was meant to be a conference to showcase China’s flagship Belt and Road project in Pakistan — the port in southwestern Gwadar that gives Beijing access to the Arabian sea. In the evenings the almost 8,000 delegates were wowed with cultural shows and a firework …

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2 policemen killed in Quetta attack

Two police officials were martyred when assailants opened fire at the vehicle of Deputy Superintendent Police (DSP) Hameedullah Dasti on Quetta’s Samungli Road Wednesday morning, DawnNewsTVreported. The DSP narrowly escaped in the incident, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Razzaq Cheema said, adding that the two policemen guarding Dasti died on the spot. …

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Naming the University: walkout from Balochistan Assembly

QUETTA: Legislators belonging to the opposition Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) walked out of the Balochistan Assembly on Tuesday evening in protest against the tabling of a bill seeking to replace the name of Sibi University with Mir Chakar Khan Rind University. The bill was moved by Education Minister Tahir …

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