Balochistan

Grenade blast in Pakistan's Balochistan province leaves 16 injured

At least 16 people, including two children, were injured when unknown miscreants lobbed a hand grenade at a busy market area in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province on Friday (February 5), according to media reports. The blast occurred at Luni Chowk in Sibbi town, Dawn News reported.

Feb 05, 2021, 23:57 PM IST

Atrocities on minorities continue in Imran Khan's Pakistan, two Hindu girls kidnapped, forcibly converted to Islam

Two Hindu girls have been kidnapped and forcibly converted to Islam in Pakistan. They have been identified as Ekta Kumari and Dhani Kohlahi.

Jan 09, 2021, 13:26 PM IST

Don't blackmail me, Pakistani PM Imran Khan tells Hazaras protesting against Machh slaughter in Balochistan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has accused members of the Hazara community of "blackmailing" him after they refused to bury the remains of 11 coal miners, who were killed in the Islamic States` attack, until the premier visits them.

Jan 08, 2021, 21:08 PM IST

Pakistan's Shia Hazara minority community intensifies protest over Machh slaughter in Balochistan

On Sunday (January 3), unidentified gunmen stormed a coal mine near the Machh town near Quetta, pulling out ethnic Hazaras, members of Pakistan`s Shia minority community, from their homes and opening fire on them.

Jan 07, 2021, 15:42 PM IST

Merciless slaughtering of Hazaras in Balochistan: A tale of continued persecution

These poor miners belonged to the Hazara community. The miners were killed in a barbarous manner, where their hands were tied, and throats were slashed after blindfolding them. 

Jan 05, 2021, 10:25 AM IST

China builds military base in Pakistan's Gwadar, sparks discontent in Balochistan

The CPEC Authority will construct a fenced wall around the city of Gwadar, creating a massive discontent and furore in the region.

Dec 24, 2020, 08:11 AM IST

Balochistan: Pakistani army behind Karima Baloch's death?

Karima Baloch's death being investigated as non-criminal death, says Toronto Police.

Dec 23, 2020, 08:24 AM IST

DNA: Baloch activist Karima's suspected death in Canada

Baloch activist Karima Baloch died in Canada under suspicious circumstances. In 2016, Karima fled Pakistan and took refuge in Canada. For more information, watch the video.

Dec 22, 2020, 23:02 PM IST

Karima Baloch, the Baloch activist who once sought PM Narendra Modi's help, found dead in Toronto

Karima Baloch, a Baloch activist, has been found dead in Toronto Canada. Karima was a Canadian refugee and named as one of the world`s 100 most "inspirational and influential" women in 2016 by the BBC.

 

Dec 22, 2020, 09:38 AM IST

Pakistan to seek USD 2.7 billion loan from China for CPEC project

This development comes as Pakistan's economy has been teetering on the verge of bankruptcy for some time, and the COVID-19 pandemic has made the situation even worse.

Nov 15, 2020, 07:02 AM IST

Taking a leaf from China's book, Pakistan Army develops Xinjiang style indoctrination camps in Balochistan

Pakistan's biggest province is dealing with its local insurgency over Islamabad's strong hand as locals say the resources are being drained the region.

Sep 07, 2020, 19:38 PM IST

Death anniversary of Balochistan's famous leader Nawab Akbar Bugti on August 26

His death spurred a major crisis in Balochistan, Pakistan's largest province by size.

Aug 25, 2020, 23:13 PM IST

Two Baloch students abducted by Pakistan Army, both untraceable

In yet another case of human rights abuse, the Pakistan Army has been accused of abducting two university students from Balochistan. As per the local Baloochi media, two students were abducted from Kech district of Balochistan.

May 13, 2020, 22:32 PM IST

India lodges strong protest over Pakistan SC's order on polls in Gilgit-Balochistan

The MEA said New Delhi made a demarche, formal diplomatic representations, to a senior Pakistan diplomat and conveyed that 'the entire Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, including the areas of Gilgit and Balochistan, are an integral part of India 

May 04, 2020, 13:51 PM IST

Roadside bomb kills 2 Pakistani soldiers near Afghan border

No group immediately claimed responsibility. Army and other government officials were also not immediately available for comment.

Apr 10, 2020, 18:40 PM IST

Baloch activists urge United Nations to probe Pakistan govt’s atrocities in Balochistan

Defending the rights of the people of Balochistan is not an option— it is an obligation. In the words of one of the protestors, “Freedom for Balochistan has been long-delayed, but it cannot and will not be denied.” 

Mar 12, 2020, 19:48 PM IST

Baloch leader Mehran Marri slams Pakistan PM Imran Khan for insincere UNGA address

It is to be noted that Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan admitted in his UN General Assembly address on September 27 that Pakistan was involved in training jihadists during the late 1980s and 1990s and previous governments in the country continued to work in tandem with them.

Sep 30, 2019, 06:21 AM IST

Three killed, including opposition politician, in blast in Pakistan's Balochistan province

A blast in Pakistan`s southwestern province of Balochistan killed three, including an opposition political leader, on Saturday afternoon, police and officials said.

Sep 28, 2019, 20:10 PM IST

Pakistan is blot on humanity, virus for entire world: Baloch activist

Various activists belonging to the Baloch, Pashtuns, and Sindhi communities have been holding protests in Geneva to expose Pakistan over its illegal occupation and suppression of the minorities.

Sep 27, 2019, 19:20 PM IST

Pakistan peddling false narrative on Kashmir at UN: Sindh, Balochistan activists

For long, Pakistan's establishment has been criticised over its practice of enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings by international bodies and local human rights organisations that dare to speak out on the issue.

Sep 11, 2019, 13:10 PM IST