Hundreds of protesters from Pakistan`s minority Shiite Hazara community on Sunday staged a demonstration in the south-western city of Quetta against a government ban on road travel to Iran where they go for pilgrimage.
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan today expressed serious concern at the disappearance of Baloch Student Organisation-Azad chairman Zahid Baloch, who was picked up by plainclothesmen in Quetta last month.
An Afghan cleric, who was reportedly playing a key role in initiating negotiations between the Taliban and Afghan President Hamid Karzai`s government, has been shot dead in the restive Balochistan province of southwest Pakistan.
At least one person was killed and 22 others, including eight children, were killed in a powerful blast in Pakistan`s southwestern city of Quetta, capital of Balochistan province, Thursday evening, media reported.
Security is on high alert as people in Pakistan`s troubled southwestern province of Balochistan prepare to vote in local body elections being held in the province for the first time in eight years on Saturday.