News related to Balochistan

Oct 16, 2017

Balochistan: US Congressman Urges to Support Right to Self-determination in Pakistan

  The article below was published by The Time of India: The US should support the Baloch people and other oppressed groups in Pakistan, who are being subject to grave human rights violations for demanding the right to self-determination, a senior American lawmaker has said. Congressman Dana Rohrabacher said Pakistan needs to remember what happened in 1971, referring to developments...

Oct 16, 2017

Balochistan: US Congressman Urges to Support Right...

Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore @Flickr The Baloch people, as well as other Pakistani minorities, continuously face severe state-sponsored human rights violations, including killings and enforced disappearances....

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Oct 06, 2017

UNPO Conference in Washington DC Sheds Light on...

The conference heard speeches from Nasser Boladai (President of UNPO), Senator Paul Strauss (Sen. District of Columbia), Bhawal Mengal (WBO), Christine Fair (Georgetown University) and T. Kumar (Amnesty...

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Oct 05, 2017

DC Conference: “Scales of Injustice: The Geopolitics...

5 October 2017 | 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm The Hill Center, John Philip Sousa Hall | 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003 Registrations for the event on Eventbrite. The event will be streamed live...

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Sep 25, 2017

Balochistan: Former Pakistani Ambassador to the...

  The article below was published on The Wire: I come to this event as a Pakistani friend of Balochistan, in the belief that human rights are universal and their violation should not be ignored...

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Sep 18, 2017

HRC Side-Event: Scaling the Abyss: CPEC, Economic...

A vast majority of the world’s marginalised and unrepresented communities paradoxically find that despite living in resource-rich regions they face extreme poverty, conflict, hunger and instability...

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Sep 18, 2017

UNPO Side-Event to the 36th Session of the UNHRC...

The conference was opened by Ms Nicoletta Enria, UNPO Project Officer, who reminded the participants of UNPO’s commitment to ending the enduring silence on Balochistan, especially due to the escalating...

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Sep 17, 2017

UNPO & WBO Protest Human Rights Violations...

Human rights activists, Baloch representatives and allies of the Baloch cause came together during the 36th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council to protest the gross human rights violations...

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Sep 12, 2017

Balochistan: Census Data Cites Decrease of Indigenous...

  The article below was published in DAWN: The Balochi-spea­king population appears to have shrunk marginally in 21 districts of Balochistan over a period of 19 years, whereas no growth in population...

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Sep 08, 2017

Balochistan: Human Rights Organisation Claims...

Baloch Human Rights Organization’s (BHRO) representative declared the month of August, the most devastating as per human rights violations and said that in the month of August, in difference incidents,...

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Sep 07, 2017

UNPO and WBO Celebrate Balochi Culture in London...

The festival was opened by Shah Jahan Baloch, representing the World Baloch Organisation, who welcomed the participants to the first of what will now be a series of Baloch Festivals in London. Mr Baloch...

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Sep 02, 2017

The Baloch Homecoming Festival: Cultures and Colours...

  “The Baloch Homecoming Festival: Cultures and Colours of Balochistan”, will celebrate Baloch culture by having traditional musical performances, poetry, history, literature, food and...

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Aug 30, 2017

Balochistan : Pakistani Military Intensifies...

  Below is an article published by Balochwarna News Pakistani forces continuously intensify their offensives against innocent Baloch in Sui Dera Bugti and several other districts of Balochistan...

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Jul 19, 2017

House of Lords Conference: "Wall of Silence:...

The plight of Balochistan, Pakistan’s largest, most resource-rich yet least developed province, and the gross human rights violations perpetrated against its people, seldom surfaces in international...

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Jul 19, 2017

UNPO and WBO Seminar: “Hanging by a Thread:...

Panel moderator Mr Peter Tatchell, director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation, opened the debates highlighting the importance of raising awareness and concern about the situation in Balochistan, neglected...

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Jul 05, 2017

Pakistan: CPEC and the Burden of Inoperable D...

  The article below was published by Foreign Policy:   In recent months, the Chinese-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has left Pakistanis emboldened, Indians angry, and U.S. analysts worried....

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Jun 30, 2017

Balochistan: Daughters of Forcibly Disappeared...

The article below published by Balochwarna News The daughters of an enforced-disappeared Baloch doctor have started a three-day token hunger strike camp at Karachi Press Club on Monday (26/06/2017) to...

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Jun 21, 2017

Pakistan: Authorities Disregard Attempted Murder...

Below is an article published by Reporters Without Borders: Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges Pakistan’s government to take whatever measures are necessary to protect journalists after Rana...

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Jun 21, 2017

Pakistan: Authorities Disregard Attempted Murder...

  Below is an article published by Reporters Without Borders:  Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges Pakistan’s government to take whatever measures are necessary to protect journalists...

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Jun 15, 2017

Balochistan: Chairman of Baloch NGO Abducted by...

  The article was published by Balochwarna News: The Pakistani police and other security agencies have attacked a tailoring shop in Quetta on Sunday [11 June 2017] and abducted the chairman of Voice...

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Jun 12, 2017

Pakistan: Authorities Scan Social Media for Purported...

  Below is an article published by Al Jazeera English: A Pakistani court has sentenced to death a man who allegedly committed blasphemy on Facebook, a prosecutor said, in a first such case that...

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Jun 02, 2017

Balochistan: Understanding CPEC from the Insi...

  The article below was published by the Balochistan Times: CPEC (China Pakistan Economic Corridor) is one segment of the proposed ‘One Belt One Road’ program of the Chinese government...

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May 19, 2017

UNPO Announces Academic Conference at the University...

University of Oxford School for Geography and the Environment Gottmann Room 12:00 - 17:00  As the current centrepiece of the Chinese One Belt-One Road (OBOR) initiative, the China-Pakistan Economic...

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May 11, 2017

HRCP Releases Report on the State of Human Rights...

  The article below was published by San Francisco Chronicle:   An independent watchdog on Wednesday offered a mixed report card in its annual look at the state of human rights in Pakistan,...

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May 11, 2017

EP Conference Raises Questions about Ethnic &...

On behalf of co-host MEP Francisco Assis, MEP Manuel dos Santos, former Vice President of the European Parliament, opened the conference by welcoming the audience and voicing a sweeping sense of concern...

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May 10, 2017

UNPO Announces European Parliament Conference:...

Despite having ratified some of the most important human rights treaties, Pakistan continues to struggle with the implementation of international law. Amid the spiral of violence, the most affected are...

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May 03, 2017

Balochistan: Tortured and Mutilated Dead Bodies...

  This article was published by the Balochwarna News: The tortured and mutilated bodies of five previously abducted Baloch activists including a leader of the Baloch National Movement (BNM) were...

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Apr 27, 2017

Balochistan: Over 100 Detained by Pakistani Forces...

  The article below was published by Balochwarna News:   Pakistani forces have been carrying out offensives in Gichk area of Panjgur Balochistan from past three consecutive days. Locals say...

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Apr 20, 2017

Balochistan: Seven Activists Abducted in Just...

Below is an article by  Human Rights Council of Balochistan: According to the reports, around 4am on Tuesday 18 April 2017, Pakistani security forces conducted a military operation and abducted two...

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Apr 13, 2017

Balochistan: Abductions and Extrajudicial Killings...

  Below is an article published by Balochwarna News: Pakistani forces (military, FC, intelligence, and Para-military) have abducted 480, killed 26 people including women and children, and torched...

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Mar 30, 2017

Balochistan: An Insight Into the CPEC and its...

  Below it is an article published by The NorthLines:  Sana Baloch, who belongs to a moderate Balochistan National Party warns that if the CPEC leads to ‘Balochistan being overrun with...

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Mar 24, 2017

Balochistan: Hundreds of Baloch Civilians Continue...

Below is an article published by Balochwarna News: The Pakistani military, FC and intelligence agencies continue their offensives and unprovoked attacks against innocent civilians in Balochistan. In past...

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Mar 21, 2017

UNPO Side-Event to 34th Session of UNHRC Highlights...

  Baloch Human Rights Campaigner Mr Noordin Mengal, as moderator, introduced the conference by giving an overview of the controversial China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) -  a $46 billion...

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Mar 20, 2017

Balochistan: Coordinated Series of Abductions...

Below is an article published by Balochwarna News: Pakistani security forces attacked different localities in Parome, Panjgur Balochistan in the early hours of Friday [17 March 2017] morning. According...

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Mar 16, 2017

In the Shadow of the Silk Road: Economic Exploitation...

  While Pakistan and China consolidate their economic and political ties with the US$46 billion mega project known as China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), thousands of people are voicing their...

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Mar 13, 2017

Balochistan: BRP Calls for Nomination of UN Special...

  Below is an article published by DNA (Daily News & Agency):           Baloch political activists and human rights defenders raised the situation...

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Mar 03, 2017

Balochistan: Civilians under Prolonged Attack...

  The article below was published by Balochwarna News: Pakistan military attacks against innocent people in Dera Bugti Balochistan continue from past six consecutive days. The Baloch Republican...

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Feb 23, 2017

Balochistan: Minorities Protest Forceful Implementation...

  Below is an article published by DNA India: Baloch activist Javed Mengal has said Balochistan is in state of war and added that the Pakistan Army is forcefully displacing people from their land...

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Feb 07, 2017

Balochistan: Teenage Son of Political Leader Abducted...

  The article below was published by Balochwarna News: QUETTA:  Baloch social media activists reported that teenage son of a slain Baloch leader was abducted from Karachi on Friday night (3...

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Feb 03, 2017

Balochistan: Civilians Killed and Women and Children...

The article below was published by Balochwarna News: Pakistani forces have been conducting raids and carrying out attacks against Baloch villagers in Dera Bugti and parts of Kohistan Marri since the end...

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Jan 27, 2017

Spokesperson of Balochistan People’s Party Meets...

During the meetings, Mr Boladai took the opportunity to raise awareness of the situation of minorities in Iran, focusing on the situation of the Baloch people in the South East region of the Islamic Republic....

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Jan 19, 2017

HRW World Report 2017 Reminds Global Community...

According to the World Report’s emphasis, the most egregious human rights violations against indigenous populations in 2016 can be seen in the crackdowns on Oromo in Ethiopia, the lingering human...

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Jan 06, 2017

Balochistan: Malnutrition and Child Mortality...

Below is an article published in The Nation: Balochistan, despite giving off natural resources in abundance, is a province still ignored by the government of Pakistan. The resources available have never...

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Jan 03, 2017

Balochistan: Practice of Enforced Disappearances...

  Below is an article published by Balochwarna News: Pakistani forces have carried out attacks in Kohad area of Tump in Turbat Balochistan on Tuesday (27 December 2016) and abducted at least four...

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Dec 10, 2016

Democracy and Rule of Law Are Human Rights

  On international Human Rights Day, UNPO reiterates its commitment to the promotion of democracy, rule of law, and human rights everywhere. The first United Nations Forum on Human Rights, Democracy...

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Dec 05, 2016

Balochistan: Mass Abductions Continue Near CPEC...

  The following article was published by Balochwarna News: Pakistani forces have carried out attacks in different areas of Balochistan close to CPEC on Thursday [1 December 2016] and abducted at...

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Dec 01, 2016

Balochistan: Eight People Abducted by Pakistani...

Below an article published by Balochwarna: Pakistani forces have attacked several regions of Talli in Sibbi district of Balochistan on Tuesday [29 November 2016] and abducted at least eight people including...

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Nov 18, 2016

Greater Balochistan: How and Why Political and...

Below is an article published by the Eurasia Review: As infrastructure projects in Greater Balochistan come to be, governments across South and Central Asia should prepare for what will most likely turn...

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Nov 17, 2016

Balochistan: ISIS Bomb at Muslim Shrine Leaves...

Below is an article posted by the Indian Express: At least 52 people, including women and children, were killed and more than 100 injured in a suicide attack carried out by a 14-year-old boy at a popular...

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Nov 10, 2016

European Parliament Conference Discusses Environmental...

Opening the Conference, the host Josep-Maria Terricabras MEP (Greens/EFA) reminded the audience that even though sensitive topics often trigger discomfort, legitimate claims must be addressed...

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Oct 19, 2016

Balochistan: Three Civilians Killed in Military...

Below is an article published by The Times of India: Three civilians have been allegedly killed by indiscriminate firing by Pakistan forces in Balochistan's Nasirabad district, Times Now reported on Monday...

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Oct 17, 2016

Balochistan: Campaign against CPEC Gathers Pace...

The article below is courtesy of the Sunday Guardian The Free Balochistan Movement (FMB) in London has intensified protests and a political awareness programme against Chinese presence in Balochistan....

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Oct 11, 2016

Baloch demand justice through protest in front...

Representatives and supporters coming from different parts of the globe travelled to the International Court of Justice in The Hague, the Netherlands to draw attention to the dire human rights situation...

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Oct 04, 2016

UNPO Delegation to Washington DC Discusses Human...

  During their 5-day visit to Washington DC in September 2016, the UNPO delegation met with Members of Congress and the US Senate, experts of various think tanks, US Department of Defense staff,...

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Sep 26, 2016

Balochistan: European Parliament Vice-President...

  The following article was published by CNN-News18 European Parliament vice president Ryszard Czarnecki on Friday [23 September 2016] said the EU may impose sanctions on Pakistan if it doesn't...

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Sep 22, 2016

Geneva Discussion on Enforced Disappearances and...

In his opening remarks, Baloch human rights campaigner Mr Noordin Mengal reminded the audience that, while Balochistan’s economic wealth and resources are exploited by the Pakistani state, the Baloch...

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Sep 22, 2016

Pakistan’s Oppressed Peoples and Occupied Territories...

Moderated by Mr Baseer Naveed of the Asian Legal Resource Centre, the event heard speeches by representatives of Sindhi, Baloch, Gilgit-Baltistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Mr Lakhumal Luhana of the...

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Sep 21, 2016

Oppression of Ethnic Minorities in Pakistan Discussed...

The article below is courtesy of PR Newswire The European Organization for Pakistani Minorities, on September 16, organised a side event titled "Plight of Pakistani Minorities" at the 33rd session...

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Sep 19, 2016

UNPO Side-Event to the UN Human Rights Council...

  Frequently used as a strategy to spread terror within society, enforced disappearances have for years been used by Pakistan’s covert state agencies as a method to crack down on the Baloch...

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Sep 16, 2016

Balochistan: India Raises Pakistan’s Human Right...

Below is an article published by NDTV:   India on Thursday [15 September 2016] said it will continue to raise the Balochistan issue as long as repression and violation of the fundamental rights...

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Sep 13, 2016

Pakistan: Practice of Enforced Disappearances...

The statement below is published by Dawn.com Next Tuesday [30 August 2016], which falls on the International Day for Victims of Enforced Disappearances, the world will take stock of the progress or otherwise...

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Sep 08, 2016

Balochistan: Women and Children Held Captive as...

Below is an article published by India Today: Massive military operations by Pakistan army and the police have been reported from Panjgur, Turbat and Kulaho, 24 hours after the forces took Baloch people...

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Aug 30, 2016

Balochistan: Enforced Disappearances and Extrajudicial...

The article below is published by the Sri Lanka Guardian “The 30th of August is marked internationally as Enforced Disappearance day but in Balochistan, the blatant violation of human rights,...

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Aug 29, 2016

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  Below is an article published by The Indian Express:    How important to you is the statement on Balochistan by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi? We are very thankful to...

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Aug 28, 2016

Protest Against Human Rights Abuses Related to...

The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), in collaboration with several Balochi and Sindhi human rights and youth organizations, organized a protest against gross human rights violations...

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Aug 26, 2016

Balochistan: How Indian PM Modi’s Statement...

  Below is an article published by The Indian Express:  How important to you is the statement on Balochistan by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi? We are very thankful to Mr Narendra...

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Aug 23, 2016

Balochistan: Pakistani Brutal Crackdown Following...

The article below is published by Balochwarna News Pakistani forces continue their rampage and brutalities across Balochistan as the issue of long ignored Baloch conflict once again came to the limelight...

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Aug 18, 2016

Balochistan: Indian Prime Minister Reinforces...

  The article below is published by The Hindu The Prime Minister, while addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort in Delhi, said, “I am grateful to the people of Balochistan,...

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Aug 11, 2016

Balochistan: Context of Quetta Attack Put in ...

  Below is an article published by International Business Time:  On Monday in Quetta, Balochistan, a group of lawyers gathered at the Quetta Civil Hospital to protest the murder of the president...

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Aug 08, 2016

Balochistan: Human Rights Activist Wahid Baloch...

  Below is an article published by Global Voices:  Wahid Baloch, a Baloch literary and social activist, was kidnapped on July 26 [2016] while returning from a friend’s funeral from Umar...

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Jul 29, 2016

Balochistan: Official Report on “Disappeared”...

  The article below is published by the The News Nearly a thousand bullet-ridden corpses have been recovered from various parts of Balochistan in the past six years, official documents revealed,...

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Jul 22, 2016

UNPO Delegation to Washington DC Discusses Human...

  During their 5-day visit to Washington DC, the delegation met with Members of Congress and the US Senate, State Department staff, USAID officials, as well as experts of various think tanks. The...

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Jul 22, 2016

Pakistan: Ruthless Implementation of CPEC Violates...

  Below is an article published by Business Standard:  European Parliament Vice-President Ryszard Czarnecki has said Pakistan is violently crushing dissent and indulging in human rights violations...

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May 31, 2016

Balochistan: Repression Continues as Indicated...

  Below is the report published by Balochwarna News:  The Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) has observed misdeeds by the state of Pakistan in form of enforced disappearances, displacement...

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May 25, 2016

Balochistan: BNP Reiterates Need for Inclusive...

  Below is an article published by The News:  Balochistan National Party (BNP) Chief Sardar Akhtar Jan Mengal said that they [the Baloch] are not against progress and prosperity, but that legislation...

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May 24, 2016

UNPO Delegation to Washington DC Discusses Human...

The delegation met with Members of Congress, Senators, administrative officials and experts on foreign affairs. They had the opportunity to renew links with supporters and advocates for Balochistan, and...

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May 13, 2016

Plight of Baloch People Receives Much-needed Attention...

  The conference heard speeches from, among others, Nasser Boladai (President of UNPO), Sen. Paul Strauss (District of Columbia, Shadow), T. Kumar (Amnesty International USA), Bob Dietz (Committee...

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May 10, 2016

UNPO Announces Congressional Briefing on Balo...

  Gross human rights violations, such as torture, enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings are still the order of the day in Pakistan’s westernmost province, Balochistan. Baloch communities...

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Apr 26, 2016

Balochistan: Activist Visits India to Raise Awareness...

  Below is an article published by InSerbia: Naela Qadri Baloch, the Baloch liberation activist who is now living in exile in Canada after suffering imprisonment in Pakistan for her activities,...

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Apr 21, 2016

Balochistan: Islamabad Ramps Up Military Operations...

  Below is an article published by the Asian Human Rights Commission:  Pakistan’s security establishment has been conducting military operations in Balochistan since 2001, to obtain control...

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Apr 13, 2016

Balochistan: Pakistan Army Kills Over 35 Civilians...

  Below is an article published by Balochwarna News:   Pakistan army and para-military FC [Frontier Corps] have killed at least 35 Baloch civilians and abducted around 200 people in past three...

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Mar 29, 2016

Balochistan: Pakistan’s “Kill and Dump”...

  Below is an article published by The World Post. Last month a shocking story gained little traction in the mainstream press, despite its horrific implications and brutal reality. A report from...

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Mar 16, 2016

Balochistan: Is the United States Financing Pakistan’s...

  Below is an article published by Deccan Chronicle.   Islamabad: Balochistan representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council and the European Union Mehran Marri on Sunday condemned...

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Mar 15, 2016

Urgency of Addressing the Plight of Pakistan’s...

Opening the conference, Baloch leader Mehran Baluch, human rights campaigner Noordin Mengal and UNPO’s Fernando Burgés highlighted the importance and timeliness of the issue under discussion,...

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Mar 07, 2016

Balochistan: New Cases of Targeted Abuse and Abductions...

  Below is an article published by Balochwarna News:  Pakistan paramilitary forces have attacked Mach and other surrounding areas of district Bolan Balochistan on Saturday morning [5 March...

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Feb 23, 2016

Balochistan: Pakistani Army Operations Cause Continual...

  Below is an article by Balochwarna News,   Balochistan national media sources reported Friday that Pakistani forces’ ground attacks and air strikes against Baloch people continue...

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Feb 15, 2016

Balochistan: US Diaspora Organises Protest in...

  Below is an article by DNA India Demanding an end to Pakistan's "forceful" occupation of Balochistan, hundreds of Baloch- Americans and leaders from this restive Pakistani province held a peaceful...

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Feb 05, 2016

Balochistan: the Hardest Place in Pakistan to...

  Below is an article by The Guardian,   Even in a country with no shortage of no-go areas, human rights investigators, diplomats and journalists agree the hardest place of all from which...

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Jan 26, 2016

Balochistan: Government Claims Region Will get...

  Below is an article published by The Express Tribune    Balochistan will be receiving over $7 billion in funds of its share from investment related to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor...

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Jan 15, 2016

Balochistan: Pakistan's Security Agency Searches...

The raid by a Pakistani paramilitary force on a journalist’s house is just the latest attempt by Pakistan’s security agencies to intimidate journalists who criticize the government and military,...

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Jan 05, 2016

Balochistan: Enforced Disappearances Reach Alarming...

QUETTA: The Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) has said on Friday that approximately 463 people were forcefully disappeared while 157 mutilated bodies were found from Balochistan in 2015. Nasrullah...

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Nov 23, 2015

Human Rights and Security in Balochistan Highlighted...

The Delegation had the opportunity to establish fresh dialogues with Congressmen, Senators and Administration Officials new to the Baloch cause, as well as to renew ties and continue a joint narrative...

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Nov 19, 2015

Balochistan: Activists Demand Release of Woman...

Follow the story with UNPO here.   The below article was published by Balochwarna News: The Baloch pro-freedom activists in UK have announced to hold a peaceful protest outside BBC World Service...

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Nov 13, 2015

Balochistan: Women and Children Abducted by Pakistan’s...

QUETTA: A spokesperson of a pro-freedom Baloch resistance organization on Thursday said that Pakistan army had abducted several women along with their children in past two weeks against Baloch civilian...

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Nov 06, 2015

Balochistan: Journalists Subject to Violence and...

Karachi: November 2, 2015. (Shafqat Ali) A report on safety of Pakistani media professionals presents a bleak picture of level of insecurity faced by Pakistani journalists and calls of serious efforts...

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Nov 04, 2015

Balochistan: Severe Water Shortage Due to Climate...

Below is an article published by Geo TV:   Water shortage has intensified due to depletion of underground water table in Balochistan and if water recharging points and new dams are not built soon...

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Oct 20, 2015

Balochistan: Community Leaders Call on Indian...

New Delhi: The demand for freedom of Balochistan from Pakistan is gaining momentum and the leaders of Baloch independence are looking up to the neighbouring India for moral and diplomatic support. The...

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Oct 16, 2015

Balochistan: The Silent Plight of Baloch Refu...

  Below is published by Balochwarna News:   The Kurdish toddler Alyan Kurdi, his 5 years old brother and 35 years old mother died while fleeing from war-torn Syria when their boat sunk trying...

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Oct 12, 2015

Balochistan: Media Silenced in the Name of National...

  Below is an article published by Daily Sangar:   The role of media in Baluchistan is most perverse discriminative. Actually whatsoever happening in Baluchistan, no one can disclose those...

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Oct 12, 2015

Balochistan: Media Silenced in the Name of National...

  Below is an article published by Daily Sangar:   The role of media in Baluchistan is most perverse discriminative. Actually whatsoever happening in Baluchistan, no one can disclose those...

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Sep 30, 2015

Balochistan: Balochi Activist Found Dead

Below is an article published by Baloch Warna   A bullet-ridden body was found dumped in Kysaak area of Turbat Balochistan on third of Eid Sunday. According to details the dead boy was first spotted...

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Sep 09, 2015

Balochistan: Pakistani Government Responsible...

“The government settled four million people in various parts of Balochistan in the past three decades,” Senator Jehanzeb Jamaldini told lawmakers in a meeting of the Senate’s Standing...

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Sep 02, 2015

Balochistan: Western Disengagement With Baloch...

Open source data compiled by the New Delhi-based South Asia Terrorism Portal in 2014, listed recovery of 153 bullet-riddled bodies in Balochistan as against 39 in the previous year. Most of these were...

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Jul 30, 2015

Balochistan: Congressional Hearing on Baloch ...

U.S. Congressman Chris Smith of New Jersey, who is the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee, presided over a meeting in which alleged acts of repression in Pakistan's Balochistan Province was...

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Jul 22, 2015

UNPO Condemns Violence Committed by Pakistan’s...

  Karima Baloch, who describes herself as the Vice Chairperson of Baloch Student Organisations-Azad, claimed in a tweet, “Awaran is destroyed. More than 100 bodies are lying on the ground for...

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Jul 10, 2015

Balochistan: More Than 24 People Recently Abducted...

  Below is an article published by Balochwarna News Abduction and enforced-disappearances of Baloch activists continue unabated across Balochistan only in past few days Pakistani forces have abducted...

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Jun 25, 2015

Balochistan: MEP Marc Tarabella Urges EU to Take...

  Below is an article published by The Parliament Magazine   Marc Tarabella says the EU cannot stay silent over the plight of the Baloch people in its dealings with the Pakistani government. During...

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Jun 11, 2015

Balochistan: Series of Abductions and Raids by...

  Below is an article published by Balochwarna News: Pakistani forces have attacked several houses in Baalicha area of Thumap in Balochistan on Thursday and abducted five Baloch youth. According...

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May 28, 2015

Balochistan: Demonstrations around the World to...

  Below is an article published by Balochwarna News Baloch Diaspora activists have announced protest demonstrations on Thursday, 28 May, 2015 in different countries to highlight the threats...

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May 06, 2015

Balochistan: Baloch Seminar to be Held at Karachi...

  The organisers and panellists of the seminar titled ‘Baloch missing persons and the role of state and society’ have told Dawn they are going ahead with the talk at the arts auditorium...

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Apr 29, 2015

Balochistan: Protesters Speak Out against Oppression...

  Below is an article published by The Express Tribune Students, activists, journalists and members of various organisations have come together to demand justice for Sabeen and are speaking out...

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Apr 27, 2015

Balochistan: Human Rights Activist Killed after...

A leading proponent of civil society in Pakistan was shot and killed in the port city of Karachi on Friday night, officials said, shortly after hosting a discussion with dissidents from Baluchistan, the...

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Apr 17, 2015

Balochistan: Pakistan’s Military Forces Kill...

  Below are articles published by The Express Tribune and Balochwarna News: Around 21,000 people have gone missing in Balochistan, claims Baloch activist Mama Qadeer, adding that they had received...

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Apr 10, 2015

Balochistan: US Military Support to Pakistan Detrimental...

Below is an article published by Balochwarna News:   Baloch national leader Hyrbyair has said in a statement that the world community, especially United States should look at Pakistan’s history...

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Mar 20, 2015

Buried Human Rights, Global Geopolitics and Regional...

  While a crucial factor when trying to understand the geopolitical complexities of South Asia, Balochistan, which covers part of Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan, receives very little international...

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Mar 12, 2015

Balochistan: Activists Urge International Community...

Below is an article published by the International Business Times: Baloch activists are urging rights groups and the international community to pay attention to the situation of people living in the Balochistan...

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Mar 10, 2015

Balochistan: Appeal Concerning the Men Arrested...

  Below is an appeal published by the Balochistan People’s Party, also attached:   On the evening of Sunday January 4, 2015, when most people were asleep in their homes, the Iranian...

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Mar 09, 2015

Balochistan: Gas Companies Must Offer 50% Share...

  Below is an article published by The Daily Times Pakistan: Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch has said that he has made it clear to the gas companies that if Balochistan was not...

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Mar 05, 2015

Balochistan: Activists Barred from Flying to US...

Below is an article published by Dawn.com: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) did not allow three Baloch rights activists to travel to the United States on Wednesday [4 March 2015] to attend a seminar...

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Feb 27, 2015

UNPO Alternative Report to CRC Highlights the...

The Alternative Report aims to examine the compliance with and implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by the Iranian Government, focusing especially on children of the Ahwazi Arab,...

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Feb 24, 2015

Balochistan: Latest Fatal Explosion in Coal Mine...

Below is an article published by The Express Tribune:  Deputy Commissioner Shazeb Kakar confirmed that the rescue operation had ended and that seven bodies were recovered. Seven coal miners were...

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Jan 19, 2015

Balochistan: BNP Chief Denounces Unimproved Security...

Below is an article published by Dawn.com: Addressing a party’s conference in Quetta, he paid tribute to Habib Jalib Baloch, Nuruddin Mengal and other party leaders and workers for sacrificing their...

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Jan 12, 2015

Balochistan: Economic Development in Cooperation...

Below is an article published by Dawn.com: Read more Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch has offered maximum incentives for the local and foreign investors who want to invest in different...

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Dec 16, 2014

Balochistan: Female Polio Immunisation Workers...

In their struggle to protect children from the crippling disease, female immunisation workers have faced the brunt of attacks aimed at polio teams in Balochistan. Threats and intimidation have been a constant...

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Nov 24, 2014

Balochistan: Father and Son Abducted by Security...

Pakistani security forces have reportedly abducted a Baloch dental surgeon along with his son from Koshkalat area of Turbat Balochistan on Thursday [20 November 2014] evening. According to details Dr...

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Nov 06, 2014

Balochistan: Interview with Balochi Human and...

  Below is an interview published by The Diplomat: Why are you pushing for self-determination for Balochistan? The Baloch nation is one of the most ancient in the region. Baloch lived in their...

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Sep 26, 2014

Balochistan: Seven Found Dead in Suspected Extra-Judicial...

Below is an article published by Balochwarna News:   At least five mutilated bodies have been recovered in Panjgur and Taftan areas of Balochistan on Thursday [25 September 2014]. According to...

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Aug 13, 2014

Balochistan: August 11 Independence Day, Struggle...

Below is an article publish by DNA India:   Balochistan is the largest province of Pakistan occupying about 45% of the territory and bordering Iran. The province is rich in national resources and...

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Aug 04, 2014

Balochistan: Frontier Corps Burned Civilian Homes...

Below is an article published by the Balochwarna: Pakistan security forces launched an offensive operation in Mand Bullo area of Balochistan Yesterday [1 August 2014] after a remote controlled attack...

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Jul 29, 2014

Balochistan: As Operations Continue, At Least...

Below is a story published by Balochwarna Online News The Pakistan police and FC carried out join operations in Mach, Kohlu and Kych areas of Balochistan on Sunday [27 July 2014] and abducted at least...

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Jul 24, 2014

The Face of Injustice: UNPO Condemns Recent Acid...

Amongst the women targeted, were two young sisters ages 12 and 14 who received burns to their faces.  These attacks constitute a severe violation of human rights, and the victims are at risk...

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Jul 16, 2014

Balochistan: Khuzdar Mass Grave Report Submitted...

Below is an article published by Dawn News: The judicial commission probing the Khuzdar mass grave incident submitted its report containing statements from 57 individuals to the Balochistan government...

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Jul 07, 2014

Balochistan: ‘Kill-And-Dump’ Practice Con...

Below is an article published by The Asian Age: More than 800 bodies have been found in different parts of the troubled Balochistan province of south-western Pakistan in the last three and half years,...

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May 21, 2014

Balochistan: “If You Talk About Freedom, They...

  Below is an article published by BBC:   Pakistani activist and Baloch nationalist Zahid Baloch was abducted earlier this year [2014] and his whereabouts remain unknown. The BBC's Shahzeb...

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May 02, 2014

Balochistan: Hunger Striker Demands Freedom For...

Below is an article published by the Tribune A weak Latif Johar lies flat on a thin mat outside the Karachi Press Club. A doctor checks his pulse as a drip runs through it. His eyes have turned yellow....

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Apr 16, 2014

Balochistan: No Access To Potable Water

Below is an article by The Express Tribune: “We conducted a study in which 12,000 samples were collected from 95 districts of the country and it has been found that 99 per cent drinking water in...

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Apr 03, 2014

Balochistan: Four More Bodies Found In Mass G...

  Below is the article published by CENT NEWS:   On Tuesday [1 April 2014] the Balochistan Home Secretary Asad ur Rehman Gailani said that, in the last two days, four dead bodies were recovered...

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Mar 11, 2014

Balochistan: March for Forcibly Disappeared P...

Below is an interview with founder of the ‘Voice for Baloch Missing Persons’ published by the Hindu:  At 72, Qadeer Baloch or “Mama” Baloch walks the talk. After...

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Mar 07, 2014

Balochistan: At a Crossroads

  Willem Marx, a journalist from the UK who focusses on human rights, religious conflict and injustice has recently published a book:  Balochistan: At a Crossroads. This book details Marx’s...

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Mar 04, 2014

Balochistan: A March For The Disappeared

Below is an article from The Guardian: Relatives campaigning against the illegal kidnapping and detention of family members by Pakistan's security forces completed an arduous 2,000km protest...

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Feb 26, 2014

Human Rights, Regional Security and Perspectives...

In January 2014, mass graves were discovered in the district of Khuzdar, Balochistan, current day Pakistan. Numerous bodies of Baloch individuals were discovered, although most remain unidentified and...

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Feb 20, 2014

Human Rights, Regional Security and Perspectives...

The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) will convene a conference entitled 'Human Rights, Regional Security and Perspectives for Balochistan and Pakistan post-2014' in Geneva on March...

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Jan 23, 2014

Balochistan: Local Bodies Elections

Below is an article by The Express Tribune: Independents maintained their overall lead in the race to grab the province’s civic bodies. As many as 198 candidates were elected unopposed, while by-elections...

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Jan 16, 2014

Balochistan: Tortured Body Of Enforcedly Disappeared...

Below is an article published by The Express Tribune: The tortured and bullet-riddled body of a 10-year-old has been found in Turbat district of Balochistan on Sunday [12 January 2014]. Chakar Baloch,...

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Dec 13, 2013

Balochistan: "Long March" Against Enforced...

Below is an article published by BYGWAAH: The Voice of Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) has started the second phase of the Long March, this time from Karachi to Islamabad covering a distance of approximately...

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Dec 05, 2013

Balochistan: An Immortalizing March

Below is an article by The Balochistan Point: http://thebalochistanpoint.com/an-immortalizing-march-in-baloch-history/ An influential attempt for the nation’s abducted missing people’s recovery,...

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Nov 27, 2013

Pakistani Activists Denounce Censorship Of Baloch...

Below is an article published by Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty.               The Digital Rights Foundation criticized the Pakistan...

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Nov 26, 2013

Balochistan: Pakistani Government Enforces Online...

Below is an article published by the Digital Rights Foundation:  In an unprecedented event, Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) issued a directive to Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to...

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Nov 21, 2013

Balochistan: Minister Promises Health Sector ...

Below is an article published by DAWN: Balochistan’s Health Minister Rehmat Saleh Baloch has said that after administrative reforms, powers will be devolved from the secretariat to lower levels...

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Nov 18, 2013

Symbolic Film Sheds Light Upon Enforced Disappearances...

  Click here to watch ‘The Line of Freedom’. (in case of difficulty accessing the official website, click here for an alternative version) For the film's technical details, please see...

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Nov 15, 2013

Balochistan: Pakistani Media Called Upon To Break...

Below is an article published by The Express Tribune: On October 27 [2013], a group of men, women and children led by Mama Abdul Qadir Baloch started a march from Quetta to Karachi on foot. They believed...

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Nov 05, 2013

Balochistan: UN Assures Government Of Quake H...

Below is an article by Dawn.com: The United Nations has assured the Balochistan government of its continued assistance for relief and rehabilitation efforts in the areas affected by recent earthquakes...

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Oct 23, 2013

Balochistan: Doctors To Resign If Refused Pro...

Below is an article published by Dawn: The Chairman of the Core Committee of Pakistan Medical Association, Balochistan chapter, Dr Haqdad Tareen, said on Monday [21 October 2013] that 84 doctors...

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Oct 17, 2013

Balochistan: A Human Corridor to Aid the Regi...

Below is an article by Sanaullah Baloch published on The International News:   An estimated five million people in Balochistan – almost 63 percent of the population – live below the...

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Sep 20, 2013

Balochistan: Geneva Press Conference Draws International...

Below is an article published by Daily Times:   The worsening situation in Balochistan should be of grave concern for the world as the ripple effects of the crisis will be detrimental to the future...

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Sep 12, 2013

Balochistan: 592 Bodies Recovered In Volatile...

Below is an article published by Dawn.com: According to documents obtained by Dawn.com, police and other law enforcers have found 592 bullet-riddled bodies since 2010 to September 2013. The documents...

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Sep 05, 2013

Balochistan: Pakistan Urged To Ratify Convention...

Below is an article published by Pak Tribune  The call comes ahead of the third annual United Nations International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, which falls today [August 2013]. "Ratifying...

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Sep 04, 2013

Balochistan: BNP Leader Denounces Helpless Go...

Below is an article published by Dawn.com: Mengal declared that the current government was unable to stop the recovery of mutilated dead bodies in the province of missing Baloch political workers. Addressing...

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Sep 02, 2013

Balochistan: Prominent Politician Escapes Att...

Below is an article published by the Business Standard: A prominent politician in Balochistan escaped an attempt on his life when unidentified motorcycle-borne armed men threw grenades at his...

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Aug 30, 2013

Enforced Disappearances: The Deafening Silence...

Since the Second World War, enforced disappearances have been a common occurrence around the world. Under Augusto Pinochet’s seventeen-year rule in Chile, 2,279 people were abducted and killed by...

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Aug 28, 2013

Balochistan: BNP-M Leader Takes Oath In Balochistan...

Below is an article published by Dawn.com: Sardar Akhtar Mengal and Mir Hamal Kalmati are likely to take oath as members of Balochistan Assembly during the current session on Wednesday [28 August 2013]. “Yes...

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Aug 22, 2013

Balochistan: BNP-Mengal Joins By-Elections Day...

Below is an article published by The Nation: Over 40 candidates are contesting the by-elections on NA-262 (Qila Abdullah-Chaman), PB-29 (Nasirabad-2), PB-32 (Jhal Magsi) and PB-44 (Lasbela-1). The...

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Aug 02, 2013

Balochistan: Intelligentsia Needs to Form a United...

Below is an article published by Daily Times: LAHORE: In an attempt to throw light on various issues facing the Baloch in their socio-political circumstances, the Baloch Students and Youth Association...

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Jul 31, 2013

Balochistan: Presidential Elections Voting Day,...

Below is an article published by APP: Pakistan Muslim League-N candidate Mamnoon Hussain has clinched 55 and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf candidate Wajihuddin could get only one vote out of total 56 polled...

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Jul 19, 2013

Balochistan: Mengal Considered For Office Of Pakistani...

Below is an article published by Pakistan Today: Senior leaders of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz have started giving serious consideration to the name of Baloch nationalist leader Sardar Attaullah Mengal...

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Jul 09, 2013

Balochistan: Mengal States 'Six Points'...

Below is an article published by Business Recorder: Balochistan's former chief minister and president Balochistan National Party (BNP) Sardar Akhtar Jan Mengal on Monday (8 July 2013) said that it was...

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Jul 08, 2013

Balochistan: Educational Infrastructure Being...

Below is an article published by Pakistan Observer: Balochistan education department is in the process of evolving a comprehensive strategy which will equally focus on increasing the children’s...

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Jul 04, 2013

Balochistan: BNP Leader Calls On Strikes Against...

Below is an article published by Dawn.com: Shops and business centers were closed in various parts of Quetta, Khuzdar, Wadh, Kharan, Panjgoor and other Baloch dominated areas of Balochistan. Moreover,...

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Jun 27, 2013

Balochistan: HRCP Urges Security Forces To Operate...

Below is an article published by The Dawn:       Addressing a press conference after her visit to Balochistan on Tuesday [25 June 2013], renowned human rights activist and HRCP member...

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Jun 20, 2013

Balochistan: Peter Tatchell Calls for Referendum...

Below is an article published by Peter Tatchell Foundation: “Pakistan is waging a war of terror against the people of Balochistan, according to new evidence documented by the Voice of Baloch Missing...

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Jun 18, 2013

Balochistan: No End To Military Atrocities

Below is an article published by the Daily Times: The Baloch people continue to face the brunt of a full-fledged military campaign by the Pakistan military while the international community seemed unmoved...

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Jun 05, 2013

Balochistan: New Provincial Government To Be ...

 Below is an article published by Daily Times: A new coalition government is likely to take shape in Balochistan within a couple of days as people from Islamabad to Quetta pin high hopes that...

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Jun 03, 2013

Balochistan: Newly-Elected Members Sworn Into...

Below is an article published by dawn.com: Newly-elected members of the Balochistan Assembly were sworn in during the inaugural session of the house on Saturday [1 June 2013], paving way for a new setup...

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May 29, 2013

Balochistan: Complete Strike Observed In Commemoration...

Below is an article published by The Nation: Black day and a complete shutter-down strike was observed in parts of Balochistan on Tuesday against May 28, 1998 nuclear tests in Chagai district. Unlike...

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May 24, 2013

Balochistan: Simple Solution To A Complex Problem...

Below is an article published by The Express Tribune: It may have taken years for Balochistan to descend into chaos, but Akhtar Mengal says the underlying issues, however intractable they may appear,...

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May 23, 2013

Balochistan: China And Pakistan Strike Gwadar...

Below is an article published by NDTV:   In a significant move, China today [22 May 2013] signed a pact with Pakistan which will connect the latter's strategically important port of Gwadar to...

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May 22, 2013

Balochistan: Women Of BNP-M Protest Against Election...

Below is an article from The Nation:     The Balochistan National Party (BNP-Mengal) Women Wing on Monday [20 May 2013] took out a rally and staged a protest demonstration outside the Quetta...

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May 21, 2013

US House and Senate Representatives Urged To Speak...

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May 15, 2013

Balochistan: Nawaz Sharif Looks To Form Coalition...

Below is an article published by Arab News:    QUETTA: The party of Pakistan’s incoming Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is likely to form a coalition government with nationalists in the country’s...

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May 03, 2013

Balochistan: Musharraf Arrested Over Killing Of...

Below is an article published by Times of India:  Pakistani police on Thursday [2 May 2013] arrested and interrogated beleaguered former president Pervez Musharraf over the killing of Baloch...

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May 02, 2013

Balochistan: Two Polling Stations Bombed In Run-Up...

Below is an article published by The Express Tribune:                Bombers on Thursday [2 May 2013] blew up two schools designated as polling stations for general...

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Apr 30, 2013

Balochistan: Armed Forces Deployed In Nine Di...

Below is an article published by Dawn.com: Sources in Provincial Home and Tribal Affairs Department told Dawn.come that army personnel were deployed in Dera Bugti, Kohlu, Awaran, Washuk, Khuzdar, Kalat,...

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Apr 29, 2013

Balochistan: Teachers Working For Elections T...

Below is an article published by The Express Tribune: After receiving the threats, 18,461 teachers from the 11 districts were advised to refrain from participating in the polls. GTA Secretary General...

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Apr 25, 2013

Balochistan: EU Mission Meets BNP-M Senior Le...

Below is an article published by International The News: Gahler met with senior leaders of the BNP-M and the Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party on Tuesday [23 April]. “During this trip I’ve met...

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Apr 24, 2013

Balochistan: Chief Minister Invites International...

Below is an article published by The Nation: Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Ghous Bakhsh Khan Barozai asked the European Union and other countries to send their observers to Balochistan for monitoring...

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Apr 19, 2013

UNPO Expresses Its Solidarity With The Recent...

Photo credit @Mohamad Fatemi Due to its location on seismic fault lines, Iran experiences on average one slight earthquake every day. Tuesday night at 3:14 PM (local time), a 7.8-magnitute quake struck...

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Apr 18, 2013

Balochistan: Thousands Still Await Relief Eff...

Below is an article published by Dawn.com : Thousands of people, including women and children, are awaiting relief out in the simmering heat of Balochistan’s border town of Mashkel. The remote...

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Apr 10, 2013

Balochistan: EOM Cancelled In Balochistan

Below is an article published by Daily Times: Balochistan National Party-Mengal President Sardar Akhtar Mengal has expressed his shock and dismay over the European Union Observers Mission for not sending...

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Apr 09, 2013

Balochistan: BNP President Mengal Calls For End...

Below is an article published by The Nation: Urging disgruntled ‘friends’ to shun the path of militancy and come down from the mountains, Balochistan National Party (BNP) President Sardar...

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Apr 09, 2013

Balochistan: BNP President Mengal Calls For End...

Below is an article published by The Nation: Urging disgruntled ‘friends’ to shun the path of militancy and come down from the mountains, Balochistan National Party (BNP) President Sardar...

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Apr 04, 2013

Balochistan: Former Advocate General Reported...

Below is an article published by Dawn.com: Mengal was on his way home from the Balochistan High Court when armed men stopped his vehicle at Sariab Road. According to police, the kidnappers initially fired...

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Mar 26, 2013

Balochistan: BNP Demands Right Of Self-Determ...

Below is an article published by Geo News: Akhtar Mengal, chief of Balochistan National Party, who arrived in Karachi from Dubai on Monday, demanded right of self-determination for the people of Balochistan. “If...

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Mar 22, 2013

Balochistan: Interim Balochistan Chief Minister...

Below is an article published by Dawn.com: Chief Minister Nawab Raisani and Opposition leader Nawabzada Tariq Magsi held a long consultative meeting this morning to discuss the interim government setup...

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Mar 21, 2013

Balochistan: Lack Of Confidence In Pakistan's...

Below is an article published by The Huffington Post: In a televised address to the nation on Sunday [17 March 2013], Pakistan's outgoing Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf congratulated his fellow citizens...

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Mar 19, 2013

Balochistan: Demonstration At The UN In Genev...

Below is an article published by Crisis Balochistan: The demonstration was held alongside the 22nd session of the UN Human Rights Council. Among the participants were Baloch representatives Noordin Mengal...

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Mar 07, 2013

Balochistan: Iran To Establish Oil Refinery In...

Below is an article published by Asia News Online:     Islamabad and Tehran are set to sign a deal for the refinery, which will have a 400,000 barrels per day capacity, on March 11 [2013],...

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Mar 01, 2013

Balochistan: “World Should Respect Pakistan’s...

Below is an article published by the Friday Times:   To highlight the plight of the Baloch and Hazara Shias in Balochistan, a day conference entitled "Global and Regional Security Challenges in...

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Feb 27, 2013

Balochistan: US Congressman Rohrabacher Calls...

Below is an article published by International The News: Republican Dana Rohrabacher, chairman of the subcommittee for Europe and Eurasia of the House of Representatives, said this at a conference entitled...

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Feb 18, 2013

Balochistan: Calls For Free Education

Below is an article published by The Express Tribune:   Article 25-A declares the state shall provide free and compulsory education to all children between the age of five and 16. The views were...

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Feb 18, 2013

Balochistan: Pakistan's Rulers Under Fire...

Below is an article published by The Guardian   Pakistan's government, which is gearing up for elections expected within months, faced growing anger on Sunday for failing to deliver stability after...

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Feb 15, 2013

Balochistan: Important London Meeting For UK ...

An interactive session with the Baloch leadership took place at the University College London on 10th February, 2013. Prominent Baloch leaders Brahumdagh Bugti, Javed Mengal, Mehran Marri and Noordin Mengal...

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Feb 14, 2013

Balochistan: Four Years Looking For Enforced Disappeared...

Below is an article published by The Express Tribune:     Farzana Majeed has done her masters in biochemistry from Balochistan University, and now is enrolled in the MPhil programme. If she...

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Feb 13, 2013

Balochistan: Most Neglected Province Of Pakis...

Below is an article published by Pakistan Observer: According to the Annual Status of Education’s Survey, about 34.1 percent of children between the ages of one and sixteen are not enrolled in schools...

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Feb 11, 2013

U.S. Congressman Dana Rohrabacher Demands Referendum...

PRESS RELEASE *** Global and Regional Security Challenges in South Asia: What Future for Balochistan?   U.S. Congressman Dana Rohrabacher Demands Referendum in Balochistan on the Question...

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Feb 05, 2013

Balochistan: New Government Within Days

Below is an article published by The Express Tribune:   The new set-up will be cobbled together by all coalition partners in the erstwhile Nawab Aslam Raisani administration. Politicians and senior...

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Jan 31, 2013

Balochistan: Government Restoration To Be Opposed...

Below is an article published by Geo news Pakistan:  A meeting of various political, Islamic and nationalist parties headed by Jamat e Islami (JI) Secretary General Liaquat Baloch was held in Quetta...

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Jan 23, 2013

Balochistan: Governor’s Rule Is Imposed In Balochistan...

Below is an article published by The Frontier Post:   Spokesperson of the President Farhatullah Babar clarified that Governor's Rule has been imposed in Balochistan under Article 234 (A) and (C)...

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Jan 14, 2013

Balochistan: Pakistani Leaders Dismiss Govern...

Below you can find an article published by The Washingtonpost:   Pakistani leaders dismissed the government of southwest Baluchistan province early Monday [January 14th, 2013] in response to the...

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Dec 28, 2012

Balochistan: Massacre On Christmas Eve

Below is an article published by The Huffington Post:   As the joy of Christmas dawned worldwide from Manila in the east to Managua in the west, and places in between, the spirit celebrating the...

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Dec 19, 2012

Balochistan: Call For Action After Roundtable...

  Below is an article published by The Express Tribune: Speakers at a roundtable underscored the need to address the human rights violations and the law and order situation in Balochistan. They...

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Dec 05, 2012

Balochistan: Interior Minister Fails To Attend...

Below is an article published the Dawn.com:   The special session was convened by the provincial governor on the advice of the chief minister for a briefing in camera to lawmakers by the interior...

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Dec 03, 2012

Balochistan: Political Activists Killed

  Below is an article published by Baluch Sarmachar: Two Baloch political activists have been killed in town of Kharan Balochistan on Tuesday evening [27 November 2012] in a clash against members...

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Nov 26, 2012

Balochistan: Facing Dire Human Rights Situat...

Below is a statement published by The News:     Balochistan is the victim of a deliberate disorder – a crisis that is no longer under the control of the authorities. The intention...

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Nov 16, 2012

Balochistan: Pakistan Foreign Minister Downplays...

Below is an article published by News Track India: Civil society representatives in Pakistan have accused Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar and her delegation of trying to downplay the grave human rights...

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Oct 30, 2012

Balochistan: Protests Continue Against Enforced...

Below is an article published by Balochwarna News:   The relatives of enforced-disappeared Baloch activists continued their protest even on the holy Day of Eid and took out a protest rally for the...

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Oct 26, 2012

Balochistan: Urgent Appeal To Stop Mass Arrests...

Below is a statement by the Balochistan Peoples Party: Information from various human rights organizations proves that the Iranian regime has planned mass executions and arrests of Baloch people over...

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Oct 01, 2012

Baloch Representatives Tell Brussels That Urgent...

In a series of meetings, organised by the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization [UNPO], the Baloch representatives engaged in constructive dialogues with Members of the European Parliament, political...

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Sep 25, 2012

Protest In Geneva Denounces Violations Of Human...

On 24 September 2012 UNPO Members West Balochistan and Balochistan staged a joint demonstration with activists of the Balochistan Human Right Organization (BHRO) and baloch leaders Nasser Boladai and Noordin...

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Sep 18, 2012

Balochistan: Pakistan Rejects Cooperation With...

Below is an article published by DAWN: http://dawn.com/2012/09/17/un-panel-rekindles-hopes-for-relatives-of-missing-baloch/     For years, human rights groups had hoped that there might be...

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Sep 14, 2012

Balochistan: Immediate Attention Required

Below is an article published by International News Network: National Assembly has expressed its apprehensions on the human right situation in Balochistan as circumstances like East Pakistan is arising...

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Sep 12, 2012

Balochistan: Takeover Of Gwadar Deep Water Po...

Below is an article published by the Times of India: Ahead of Pakistan Premier Raja Pervez Ashraf's visit here, China today tacitly confirmed reports that it was taking over the strategic Gwadar deep...

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Sep 11, 2012

Balochistan: Human Rights Violations Continue...

Below is an article published by the Balochwarna News: The Baloch Human Rights Organisation said that Human Rights Violations were continuing in Balochistan unabated. The state security forces are victimizing...

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Aug 30, 2012

Balochistan: Epidemic of Enforced Disappearan...

Below is an article published by The News International: Pakistan is among the top most countries where human rights violations are a common occurrence. However, previously the lesser known human rights...

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Aug 30, 2012

UNPO General Secretary's Statement on the...

The Hague, 30 August 2012 – Despite international laws and conventions, enforced disappearance remains a common practise used by authoritarian regimes around the world to silence their critics. ...

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Aug 27, 2012

Balochistan: Review From UN Delegation Planne...

Please find bellow an article published by the Pakistan Observer:   United Nations has decided to send a delegation to Pakistan for reviewing the situation in Balochistan. Foreign office has been...

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Aug 23, 2012

Balochistan: Singer Abducted by Paramilitary ...

Below is an article published by Balochwarna Online News: A well-known Balochi language singer was abducted by Pakistan FC (Frontier Corps) here [Quetta] on Saturday [18 August 2012]. His family sources...

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Jul 18, 2012

Balochistan: Paramilitary Guilty of Disappearances...

Below is an article published by Voice of America News: Pakistan's Supreme Court says the country's paramilitary forces are responsible for at least a third of the missing persons cases in the country's...

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Jul 16, 2012

Balochistan: New Association Formed By Studen...

Below is an article published by The Baloch Hal: A new organization called Baloch Students and Youth Association (UK) has been formed in a gathering of the Baloch students and activists in London. In...

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Jun 08, 2012

Balochistan: Collective Insecurity Addressed

Below is an article published by The News International: A high-level meeting on Balochistan has been chaired by the prime minister and attended by the top military and intelligence officials. There was...

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Jun 07, 2012

CNFI Representatives in Brussels Advocate for...

  Brussels, 6 June 2012 Two days of meetings in Brussels on 4-5 June 2012 have enabled representatives of the Congress of Nationalities for a Federal Iran (CNFI) to raise the issue of...

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Jun 06, 2012

Balochistan: Multinationalism Through Non-Vio...

Below is an article published by Business Recorder: Renowned Baloch leader Abdul Hayee Baloch said on Tuesday [5 June 2012] that Balochistan issue should be resolved through dialogue and negotiations...

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May 15, 2012

Balochistan: U.S. Representative Supports Baloch...

Below is an article published by Rohrabacher.House.Gov: Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano inquiring about the 2008 incident when the representative...

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May 11, 2012

UNPO UN Reports Highlight Human Rights Violations...

Photo by Cedric Favero On the occasion of the 14th Session of the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR), UNPO has submitted three reports highlighting the human rights violations in Argentina,...

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May 09, 2012

Sindh : Remembrance Gathering Held In London

Below is an article published by the World Sindhi Congress: World Sindhi Congress (WSC) held remembrance gathering on April 14th, 2012 at Sindhi centre, London to pay tribute to Bashir Khan Qureshi...

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May 09, 2012

Balochistan: Protest Against Killings In Lyar...

Below is an article published by Baluch Sarmachar: Baloch Human Rights Council (Canada) and the International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons jointly staged a peaceful protest condemning the brutal...

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Apr 27, 2012

Balochistan: US Congress Hears of Persecution...

Below is an article published by the Indian Express: Alleging that Pakistan has increased the persecution of the people of Balochistan, a key US lawmaker has said that human rights violation and oppression...

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Apr 25, 2012

Balochistan: Islamabad Must Finally Deal With...

Below is an article published by the Pakistan Observer: In view of the unrest in Balochistan, the Democracy Assessment Group convened by PILDAT conducted a fact-finding mission to Quetta on April 13-14,...

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Mar 16, 2012

Balochistan: Demonstration against Military O...

Below is an article published by the News International: A large demonstration was held outside the United Nations here [Geneva] on the occasion of the 19th Session of UN Human Rights Council to condemn...

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Mar 15, 2012

Balochistan: World Neglects Growing Catalogue...

Below is an article published by the Toronto Sun: A terrible war is unfolding in a faraway land called Balochistan. Almost daily, bodies of young men, kidnapped and tortured to death by the Pakistan occupation...

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Mar 06, 2012

Sindh: Pakistan Openly Plans To Increase Internet...

Below is an article published by the New York Times:  Many countries censor the Internet, but few spell out their intentions as explicitly as Pakistan. The government published a public tender...

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Feb 29, 2012

Balochistan: Pakistani Workers Demonstrate To...

Below is an article published by the Baloch Hal:   Scores of political activists, students, trade unionists and ordinary citizens held a protest demonstration on Monday at Aabpara chowk in the...

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Feb 28, 2012

Balochistan: Instability And Human Rights Violations...

Below is an opinion piece published by the Pakistan Observer:   The tides of political instability, national disintegration and socio-economic grievances that had resulted in the separation of...

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Feb 20, 2012

Balochistan: US Representative Calls For Recognition...

Below is an article published by The Express Tribune: Nearly a week after he chaired a Congressional hearing on Balochistan, US Congressman Dana Rohrabacher introduced a resolution in the US House of...

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Feb 10, 2012

Balochistan: US Congressional Hearing Applaud...

Below is a press release from the Balochistan National Party: Balochistan National Party’s president Sardar Akhtar Mengal has applauded the US Congressional hearing on the Balochistan issue and...

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Feb 07, 2012

Balochistan: US Congressional Hearing Could Have...

Below is an article published by Dawn:   The United States (US) Committee on Foreign Affairs is set to convene a congressional hearing on Wednesday (February 8 2012), for an exclusive discussion...

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Dec 05, 2011

Balochistan: Killing Of University Professor Protested...

Below is an article published by The Express Tribune:   Academics condemned the targeted killing of their fellow Mohammad Danish, who was shot dead by unidentified assailants near his residence...

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Nov 30, 2011

Balochistan: Increased Body Count Stokes Fear...

Below is an article published by Business Recorder: In a yet another case of suspected extra-judicial killings, two bodies were found dumped in the Aap Sar area of Turbat this week and identified as those...

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Nov 21, 2011

Balochistan: Human Rights Task Force Formulated...

Below is an article published by The Express Tribune: QUETTA: The Ministry of Human Rights has decided to form a task force to probe human rights violations in Balochistan, reported Express...

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Nov 07, 2011

Sindh: Increase In Disaster Death Toll

Below is an article published by the Express Tribune The stark realities have been described in a ten-page report titled ‘Civil Society Flood Situation Report’ which was published on Friday...

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Nov 07, 2011

Balochistan: Amnesty International Petition Against...

Below is an article published by Amnesty International “My son was born seven months after my husband went missing…he has never met his father, he just looks at his pictures." - Zahida Sharif...

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Nov 02, 2011

Balochistan: Relatives Protest Missing Baluchis...

Below is an article published by RFE/RL The claims were made by relatives who have been protesting for the past 18 months in the south-central Pakistani city of Quetta about the authorities' failure to...

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Oct 31, 2011

Sindh/ Balochistan: WFP Needs More Money To Help...

Below is an article published by Pakistan Observer. WFP spokesman Amjad Jamal told APP on Friday that the WFP has only supplies to continue distributions in flood areas until the end of November, leaving...

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Oct 03, 2011

Sindh, Balochistan: UN Again Sends SOS for the...

Below is an article published by Dawn.com, the Newspaper   ISLAMABAD: The United Nations has warned that humanitarian agencies are running out of resources to assist those affected by floods in...

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Sep 30, 2011

Balochistan: Continuing Attacks In The Region...

Below is an article published by Amnesty International: Two separate attacks on civilians in Balochistan highlight the failure of Pakistan to tackle escalating insecurity in the region, said Amnesty International. Yesterday,...

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Sep 29, 2011

Balochistan: Lawyer And BNP Central Leader Is...

Below is an article published by The Express Tribune: Two armed men riding a motorbike opened indiscriminate fire on Salam’s vehicle and injured him and his daughter.   Both the victims...

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Sep 26, 2011

Balochistan: Lack of Trust in PPP Due to Failures...

Below is an article published by the Friday Times Days before the completion of President Asif Ali Zardari's three years in office, Senator Lashkari Raisani, the former provincial president of the ruling...

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Sep 22, 2011

Balochistan: International Support Needed To Secure...

Below is an article published by the Daily Times:  The international community must intervene in Balochistan to allow the Baloch to exercise their right to national self-determination like East...

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Sep 19, 2011

Balochistan: HRCP Concerned Over Human Rights...

Below is an article published by Daily Times: Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) Balochistan chapter, on Saturday [18.09.11], expressed its serious concern over the increasing number of decomposed...

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Sep 19, 2011

UNPO Event Draws Attention To "Climate Of...

  Below is an article published by UNPO: UNPO and the Society for Threatened Peoples hosted a parallel event on Thursday [15th September 2011] at the 18th Session of the United Nations Human Rights...

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Sep 14, 2011

Balochistan: Strike in Parts of Balochistan Against...

Below is an article published by Daily Times: A complete shutter-down strike was observed in most parts of Balochistan on Monday [12 Sept] to condemn the kidnapping of the Baloch National Movement’s...

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Sep 08, 2011

UNPO To Highlight Abuses In Ethiopia And Pakistan...

  Below is an article published by UNPO:   UNPO aims for these two events, occurring in parallel to the Human Rights Council, to raise awareness on the international stage of the alarming...

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Sep 08, 2011

Demonstration Against Human Rights Violations...

On Thursday the 15th of September Baloch human rights defenders will congregate at the 'Broken Chair' outside the Palais des Nations between 10am and 12 noon to protest against the number of enforced disappearances...

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Sep 02, 2011

Balochistan: Five Murdered as Ethnic Tensions...

Below is an article by NPR: Pakistan's long list of problems has a new addition this summer [2011]: vicious communal violence in Karachi. More than 300 people have been killed in recent weeks, some under...

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Aug 31, 2011

Balochistan: Interior Ministry’s Report on Increased...

Below is an article published by The Nation: The Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights on Tuesday rejected the report of Interior Ministry regarding abduction and dumping cases in Balochistan. The...

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Aug 25, 2011

Balochistan: Islamabad Continues to Chase Exiled...

Below is an article published by The New York Times: A slim figure in a dark suit, Brahumdagh Bugti, 30, could pass for a banker in the streets of this sedate Swiss city. But in truth he is a resistance...

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Aug 24, 2011

Balochistan: Interview with Baloch Political ...

Below is an article published by the New York Times: A slim figure in a dark suit, Brahumdagh Bugti, 30, could pass for a banker in the streets of this sedate Swiss city. But in truth he is a resistance...

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Aug 23, 2011

Balochistan: Provincial Autonomy Needed To Avert...

Below is a statement released by Dawn.com:     Historically, Balochistan has constantly been ignored. Its people are angry because they have been let down, deprived of their inherent...

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Aug 19, 2011

Balochistan: Missing Student Activists Found ...

Below is an article published by the Express Tribune: According to local official of Balochistan Levies, Zulfiqar Shah, some passersby spotted two bodies in Ganji Dohri and informed the Levies thana. The...

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Aug 08, 2011

Balochistan: Body Bags in Baluchistan

Below is an article published by the AFPAK channel On Aug. 1, Pakistan's military chief, Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, said the Army and its intelligence agencies are not involved in so-called "kill-and-dump" operations...

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Aug 05, 2011

Balochistan: Urgent Action As Detained Baloch...

The article below was published by Amnesty International The body of a Baloch student activist was found on 16 July, five months after he was taken into custody by the paramilitary Frontier Corps. Ten...

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Jul 28, 2011

Balochistan: New HRW Report Condemns Systematic...

Below is a Press Release issued by Human Rights Watch: Pakistan's government should immediately end widespread disappearances of suspected militants and activists by the military, intelligence agencies,...

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Jul 25, 2011

Balochistan: Shutter-Down Strike in Balochistan...

The article below was published by the Daily Times.   A complete shutter-down strike was observed in major parts of Balochistan on Saturday condemning the killing of Balochistan National Party (BNP)...

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Jul 14, 2011

Balochistan: Systematic Persecution Of Leadership...

Below is an article published by the Daily Times: Despite the tall claims, in the last six decades no Pakistani government has ceased its policy of exploitation, extermination and elimination of moderate...

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Jul 12, 2011

Balochistan: How Pakistan Uses US Military Aid...

Below is an article published by NewStatesman As sardars, or princely chiefs of Balochistan, they were the Sean Connery-look alikes: gentlemen of smart moustaches, clipped tones, an Enfield rifle under...

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Jul 07, 2011

Balochistan: Families Demand Return of Missing...

Below is an article published by Daily Times: A teenage girl and a woman, both from very poor families and residents of Turbat, have demanded world humanitarian organisations and the United Nations to...

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Jul 01, 2011

Balochistan: Human Rights Report Reveals Systematic...

As well as highlighting the on-going controversy over control of the rich deposits of resources within the region, the report emphasised that the “larger issue has remained the exclusion of the Baloch...

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Jun 24, 2011

Balochistan: Little Coverage in Mainstream Me...

Below is an article published by The News:  Below is an interview with Alia Amirali, a researcher on the Baloch National Movement and a lecturer at Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad. To read all...

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Jun 23, 2011

Balochistan: ‘Pakistan’s Tweeters Take on...

Below is an article published by the New Statesmen: Pakistan has 1.9 million twitter users and since the start of the year it has become a major channel for dissent, comment and dark humour against the...

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May 17, 2011

Balochistan: Government Electricity Is For The...

  Below is an article published by: Dawn.TWO reports published in this paper yesterday offer insight into the mindset of Pakistan`s ruling elite. The new federal budget is expected to include an...

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May 16, 2011

Balochistan: Call for the Pakistani Government...

12 May His Excellency Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani Prime Minister of Pakistan Prime Minister House Islamabad, Pakistan Tel no: + 92 519213562   Dear Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Prime Minister Gilani,...

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May 10, 2011

Balochistan: HRCP Complete Fact Finding Mission...

  Below is an article published by: South Asian News Agency.While describing the details of the mission during an interview, Prof Mehdi Hasan-former chairman and member of the HRCP’s recent...

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Apr 18, 2011

Balochistan: People Seeking Social Justice

Below is an article published by the International News:  Family members of 23 missing persons arrived in Islamabad from Quetta 10 days back [April 4, 2011] with the hope of a breakthrough on recovery...

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Apr 14, 2011

Balochistan: A Slow Motion Genocide

  Below is an interview published by Daily Times:   When Pakistan was carved out in 1947, British drew lines through tribal lands regardless of the indigenous people who lived there, and the...

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Apr 14, 2011

Hearing on Minorities and Unrepresented Nations...

  A hearing on minorities and unrepresented peoples, focusing on Balochistan and Assyrian issues, was held yesterday, 13 April 2011, in the European Parliament by the Subcommittee on Human Rights....

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Apr 13, 2011

Balochistan: Pakistan’s Supreme Court Acknowledges...

Below is an article published by the Daily Times: The Supreme Court [of Pakistan] on Tuesday [12 April 2011] rejected the plea of Balochistan advocate general for in-camera hearing of the case regarding...

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Apr 07, 2011

Balochistan: Pakistan Of Duty To Report On Civil...

  Below is an article published by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights:   In a statement issued on Friday 1 April at the end of its 101st session in New York, the Committee...

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Apr 06, 2011

Balochistan: London Demonstrators Protest Against...

Below is an article published by India Blooms:  Rising incidents of human rights violations in Pakistan’s Balochistan province are worrisome. And overseas Baloch leaders and activists are seeking...

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Mar 30, 2011

Balochistan: Pakistan's Secret Dirty War

Below is an article published by the Guardian:  In Balochistan, mutilated corpses bearing the signs of torture keep turning up, among them lawyers, students and farm workers. Why is no one investigating...

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Mar 25, 2011

Balochistan: Dutch to Help With Eco- Management...

  Below is an article publish by The Express Tribune:    Professionals from Netherlands can provide vocational and professional training to workers in Balochistan, as well as other parts...

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Mar 17, 2011

Balochistan: Activists Assassinated In Unending...

  Below is an article published by the Asian Human Rights Commission:   The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that four disappeared persons bullet riddled and torture...

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Mar 09, 2011

Balochistan: Three More Political Activists M...

Below is an article published by the Daily Times:  Three more bodies of missing persons were found in different parts of Balochistan on Tuesday. The bodies were reportedly found in Uthal, Turbat...

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Mar 04, 2011

Balochistan: Another Loss to Pakistan’s Human...

Below is a statement issued by the Asian Human Rights Commission: Mr. Naeem Sabir Baloch, the district coordinator of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), an NGO, was gunned down on March...

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Mar 03, 2011

Balochistan: Lawyers Protest Against Abduction...

  Below is an article published by The Daily Times:   Lawyers staged protest rallies across Balochistan on Tuesday [1 March 2011] condemning the abductions of four lawyers and two judges,...

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Feb 25, 2011

Balochistan: Pakistan Urged to Provide Accountability...

Below is a report publish by Amnesty International   Amnesty International called on Baloch armed groups to avoid attacks that target or endanger civilians, in the face of escalating attacks on...

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Feb 22, 2011

Balochistan: Mother Tongue: Shina Group Endorses...

Below is an article published by: The International Herald TribuneThe Shina Language and Culture Promotion Society (SLCPS) have endorsed a bill tabled in parliament to expand the number of national languages...

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Feb 15, 2011

Balochistan: State Powerless As List of Murdered...

Below is an article published by the Daily Times: Two more bullet-riddled bodies were found in Lasbela and Khuzdar districts on Monday [14 February 2011], official sources said. According to official...

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Jan 31, 2011

Balochistan: Politician Granted Asylum in Britain...

Below is an article published by the International News: Britain has granted political asylum to Baloch leader Nawabzada Hyrbyair Marri, tacitly acknowledging that the life of fiery Baloch nationalist...

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Jan 18, 2011

Balochistan: Latest Attacks Leave Three Activists...

  Below is an article published by the Daily Times:   Bullet-riddled bodies of three political activists were found from Ormara, a coastal township and Khuzdar on Monday, January 17, 2011....

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Jan 07, 2011

Balochistan: “Democratic Struggle” to Resolve...

Below is an article published by Viewpoint: There are nearly three hundred and fifty arms manufacturing factories in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) [of Pakistan]. The government endorses,...

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Dec 20, 2010

Balochistan: No End to Enforced Disappearances...

Below is an article published by The Nation: Five […] bodies were recovered from different districts of Balochistan including Kech, Khuzdar and Mastung during the past two days [17-18 December...

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Dec 15, 2010

UNPO And MRG Host Conference At The United Nations...

  Below is a Press Release Issued by UNPO:   A side event co-organized by UNPO and MRG brought together minority representatives, UN officials, experts and academics for an important discussion...

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Dec 09, 2010

Balochistan: Chief Minister Confirms Presence...

Below is an article published by The Express Tribune: Talking to the media after the inaugural session of the fifth training course under Balochistan Institute of Technical Education (BITE) here [Quetta]...

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Nov 26, 2010

Balochistan: IFJ Outraged By Murder Of Journalist...

  Below is an article published by WorldScoop: The body of Hayatan, 25, was found in the village of Hiroonk, near Turbat, in Pakistan¹s southwest, on November 18. Known also as Lala Hammed...

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Nov 25, 2010

Balochistan: Exploitation of Mineral Wealth

  Below is an article published by Dawn.Com:   UNITED Nations Security Council Resolutions 1173, 1176 and particularly 1295 led to the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, an international...

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Nov 23, 2010

Balochistan: Journalists amongst the Disappeared...

Below is an article published by Reporters Without Borders The body of Abdul Hameed Hayatan, a young Baloch journalist who was kidnapped in the southwestern port city of Gwadar on 25 October was found...

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Nov 22, 2010

Balochistan: Six Target Killings During Eidul...

Below is an article published by Daily Times: […] According to sources, two […] bodies were found from Kech Kaur near Hiruk area of Turbat on Thursday [18 November 2010]. They have been...

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Nov 15, 2010

Balochistan: Protest Against Planned Land Con...

Below is an article published by The International News: The Prime Minister’s Office is reportedly exerting pressure on the Balochistan government and provincial revenue department to allot seventy...

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Nov 10, 2010

Balochistan is bleeding, but Geneva is sleepi...

  Below is an article published by Pakistan Christian Post:   'Balochistan is bleeding and Geneva is sleeping,' Ahmar Mustikhan, a member of the International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons...

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Nov 09, 2010

Balochistan: Balochistan National Party to Back...

Below is an article published by The Baloch Hal: Transporters of Balochistan have announced a wheel jam strike across the province for indefinite period against highway robberies, kidnapping for ransom...

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Nov 03, 2010

Balochistan: Senators urges goverment to ensure...

  Below is an article published by The Daily Times:   Senator Abbas says discriminatory attitude against Baloch reason for violence.He added that some constitutional ways should be formulated...

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Oct 25, 2010

Balochistan: Chile Shows How Much Pakistan Must...

  Below is an article published by The Dawn: Chile’s remarkable rescue operation of 33 trapped miners enhanced the image of the country as a responsible state. Pakistan and Chile have many...

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Oct 18, 2010

Balochistan: Heavy-handedness Undermines Moderate...

Below is an article published by examiner.com: In a bid to kill or capture "Baloch Robin Hood", guerrilla leader Dr. Allah Nazar Baloch, Pakistan army troops are conducting a brutal military operation...

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Oct 15, 2010

Balochistan: BNP-M leader Gunned Down

  Below is an article published by The Nation: Mir Nooruddin Mengal, member of BNP-M’s central committee, was killed near his residence when unidentified men, armed with sophisticated weapons,...

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Oct 08, 2010

Balochistan: Liberation Is Protected Under International...

  Below is an article published by Pakistan Christian Post:   Former fisheries minister and former opposition leader in Balochistan state assembly, Kachkol Ali -- who has been a noted lawyer...

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Oct 07, 2010

Sindh: IDPs Face Uncertain Future As Waters R...

  Below is a report published by Medicins Sans Frontieres:   At present, the most severely flood affected areas are in central Sindh Province, where the overflowing Manchar Lake has submerged...

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Sep 29, 2010

Balochistan: Islamabad Dismisses Criticism Concerning...

  Below is an article published by the Associated Press of Pakistan:  Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Dr Babar Awan on Tuesday [28 September 2010] brushed aside the notion...

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Sep 24, 2010

Balochistan: Zardari-Led Govt. Worse Than Musharraf's...

  Below is an article published by Sify News:   Exiled Balochistan leader Brahamdagh Bugti has said that although the tactics of the incumbent government led by President Asif Ali Zardari...

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Sep 23, 2010

Balochistan: The Shocking Neglect Of Baloch Flood...

  Below is an article published by Rediff:   The unprecedented monsoon clouds which seemed to have become static over Balochistan created unparalleled havoc with lives, properties and livestock....

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Sep 20, 2010

Balochistan: ‘Use of Force’ Will Not Help...

  Below is an article published by the Daily Times:   “Enough is enough. Now the government will use force...because (in Balochistan) they (terrorists) do not understand the language...

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Sep 13, 2010

Balochistan: Pakistan Continues to Fail to Commit...

Below is an article published by The Dawn Media Group:   Mr Malik initially suggested a Swat-like operation to clear the province of militants was in the offing, but then, thankfully, he quickly...

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Sep 10, 2010

Balochistan: 1.1m Waiting For Aid

  Below is an article published by The Nation:   The most devastating floods in Balochistan’s history have forced more than 1.1 million people to live in open sky in different parts...

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Sep 08, 2010

Pakistan: European Parliament debates Humanitarian...

  Below is an article published by UNPO:   Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response (ECHO), opened the debate with a...

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Sep 07, 2010

Balochistan: Homes sacrificed as Floodwater was...

  Below is an article published by the Daily Telegraph:   A former Pakistani prime minister and a British peer have called for an inquiry into allegations that hundreds of thousands of homes...

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Sep 03, 2010

Balochistan: UN Agency Warns Of Tragedy

  Below is an article published by the UN News Centre:   The United Nations refugee agency today called for boosting relief efforts in the flood-hit province of Balochistan in south-western...

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Sep 02, 2010

Balochistan: Amnesty official - Violations Belong...

  Below is an article published by The Examiner:   There is no way to measure which is the worst when it comes to human rights violations: Gaza, Iraq, Afghanistan or Balochistan. Curt Goering,...

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Aug 30, 2010

Balochistan: Call For The Re-Demarcation of Balochistan...

Below is an article published by The Daily News:   Nawabzada Jamil Akbar Bugti has proposed re-demarcation of provinces on ethnic, linguistic and cultural basis remerging Dera Ghazi Khan, Kandkot,...

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Aug 26, 2010

Gilgit Baltistan: Urgent Call For Direct Relief...

  Below is an article published by the Sri Lanka Guardian:   The secular Awami National Party (ANP) led Government of Khyber Pakhtunkwa and the nationalist organizations of Balochistan and...

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Aug 23, 2010

Balochistan: NDMA Must Allow International Aid...

Below is an article was published by The Dawn Media Group:   The Indus River has unleashed its own ‘terror’ in areas that were normally considered safe from the destruction wrought by...

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Aug 23, 2010

Balochistan Ignored (Discrimination In Disaster...

Below is an article published by: Dawn.Com   THE Indus River has unleashed its own ‘terror’ in areas that were normally considered safe from the destruction wrought by humans because...

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Aug 20, 2010

Balochistan: Floods Unrelenting As The Death Toll...

Below is an article published by The Daily Times:    Seven people, including a 4-year-old girl died of gastroenteritis in Balochistan on Thursday (19 August 2010). The number of those suffering...

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Aug 18, 2010

Balochistan: No Improvement to Disaster Relie...

  Below is an article published by the Express Tribune:   A flood torrent from river Indus completely submerged Muzaffagarh-Ali Pur Road, while low-lying areas of Sultan city were inundated...

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Aug 17, 2010

Balochistan: 921 deaths Linked To Political V...

  Below is an article published by Daily Times: ISLAMABAD: Eight hundred and eight incidents of political violence, which claimed 1, 921 lives, have been reported in the country during October...

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Aug 12, 2010

UNPO Causes of the flooding in Pakistan

  Below is a letter published by The Guardian:   The people of Pakistan may be in God's hands now that swathes of Sindh lie under water, but for decades they have been in the hands of an Islamabad...

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Aug 11, 2010

Balochistan: Flash Floods Threaten to Cause Mass...

Below is an article published by The Daily Times:   Flash floods threatened dozens of villages and thousands of people on Tuesday (10 August 2010) as the Nari River in Balochistan was in high flood...

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Aug 04, 2010

Balochistan: Rain and Floods affect 1.5 Million...

Below is an article published by the News International: The worst flash floods triggered by torrential rains have affected 1.5 million people in over 10 districts of Balochistan while the Met Office...

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Jul 20, 2010

Balochistan: Former Senator condemns Tactics of...

Below is a statement by Sanaullah Baloch published on jang.com.pk:Despite the tall claims, in last six decades, no Pakistani government has ceased its policy of exploitation, extermination and elimination...

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Jul 15, 2010

Balochistan: Human Rights Council condemns As...

Below is a statement by Samad Baloch, Secretary General of the Baloch Human Rights Council (UK):Baloch Human Rights Council (UK) strongly condemns the assassination of prominent Baloch nationalist politician...

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Jul 14, 2010

Balochistan: Assassination of Prominent Leade...

Below is an article published by The News International Unidentified gunmen opened fire on a former senator and the secretary general of Balochistan National Party (BNP) Habib Jalib, leaving him critically...

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Jun 30, 2010

Balochistan: Baloch Leaders meet US Vice-Pres...

Below is an article published by Sify.com President of Baloch Society of North America (BSO-NA), Dr. Wahid Baloch met US Vice-President Joe Biden to draw his attention to the ongoing military operation...

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Jun 28, 2010

Balochistan: A Call to the UN on Deteriorating...

Below is an article published by the PakistanChristianPost.com Dear Secretary General,On the occasion of International Day against Torture in support of victims of torture on 26 June, we would like...

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Jun 25, 2010

Balochistan: UN Told “Independence Must Be ...

 Below is an article published by PressClub.ch ''Balochistan which was once a unified and independent country is today divided between three countries, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan.  The...

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Jun 22, 2010

Balochistan: Government Raises Police Pay by 100%...

 Below is an article from thenews.com.pkBalochistan Government to spend Rs. 10 billion to strengthen law enforcement agencies in an effort to maintain peace and tranquility in the province, Finance...

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Jun 18, 2010

Balochistan: Pakistan Court Issues 'Disappearances'...

  Below is an article published by BBC:Pakistan's Supreme Court has ordered the powerful ISI intelligence agency to appear in court to explain what has happened to a missing political leader.Akash...

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Jun 15, 2010

Balochistan: Gas Pipeline Project Will Benefit...

  Below is an article published by The Daily Times:Chief Minister Nawab Mohammad Aslam Raisani has said the Pakistan-Iran Gas Pipeline Accord would ensure massive economic development of Balochistan...

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Jun 08, 2010

Balochistan: Pakistani PM Concedes “Trust Deficit”...

Below is an article published by the Daily Times:   Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Monday [7 June 2010] conceded that there was a trust deficit between the federal government...

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Jun 02, 2010

Balochistan: Shutter-Down Strike

 Below is an article published by Daily Times: A shutter-down strike was observed in major parts of Balochistan on Tuesday in response to a call made by the Balochistan National Party (BNP) against...

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Jun 01, 2010

Balochistan: Baloch Activist Shot By Police At...

Below is an article published by Rediff News:   Police shot dead an activist of the Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) and injured five others on Saturday, as it fired...

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May 20, 2010

Balochistan: A Flawed Policy

    Below is an article published by Dawn:The establishment has itself opened up a war inside Balochistan on all fronts. This has resulted in increasing polarisation and radicalisation of...

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May 18, 2010

Balochistan: 40 Injured in Student Clashes

 Below is an article published by the Daily Times (Pakistan): More than 40 students were injured in clashes between two ethnic groups of students in four different educational institutions of...

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May 07, 2010

Balochistan: One Woman Dies Every 30 Minutes...

  Below is an article published by The International News: Despite signing several international commitments regarding the health and human rights of women and girls, Pakistan has an alarmingly...

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May 06, 2010

Balochistan: 8.8 million Euros for Strengthening...

  Below is an article published by Thaindian News:Global NGO Save the Children with financial assistance from the Netherlands has launched an 8.8 million euros Balochistan Education Programme...

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Apr 16, 2010

Balochistan: Pakistan invites Malaysian investment...

  Below is an article published by: Associated Press of Pakistan Pakistan has welcomed Malaysian investment in Balochistan in various sectors, including livestock, fruits and vegetable, marble...

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Apr 14, 2010

Balochistan: Self- determination more crucial...

 Below is an article published by The Independent.co.uk Ever since its annexation by Pakistan in 1948, Baluchistan has been subjected to a quadruple whammy of military occupation, political domination,...

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Apr 09, 2010

Balochistan: “Govt Has No Excuse Now,” Says...

 Below is an article published by Daily Times: Govt has no excuse now, says Nisar ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan called on the government...

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Apr 07, 2010

Balochistan: Balochistan PA Concerned Over Target...

  Below is an article published by The Nation :Balochistan Assembly on Monday [April 5] expressed grave concern over the target killings of teachers and closure of educational institutions in...

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Mar 23, 2010

Balochistan: Its Importance For The Iran-Pakistan-India...

Below is an article published by Dawn:   Balochistan, the size of Texas and that accounts for 44 per cent of Pakistan and 16 per cent of Iran’s landmass, is a strategically...

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Mar 22, 2010

Balochistan: Local Government Bodies Dissolve...

   Below is an article published by Dawn.com:According to an official notification issued here on Friday, DCOs will replace district and city Nazims while Tehsil officers would take over...

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Mar 19, 2010

Balochistan: Govt to form commission on missing...

  Below is an article published by The Daily Mail: The Supreme Court on Thursday was informed that the government has decided to establish judicial commission to address the grievances of missing...

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Mar 18, 2010

Balochistan: Iran and Pakistan Sign 'historic'...

 Below is an article published by: BBC NewsThe $7.6bn project is crucial for Pakistan's growing energy requirements. The country has suffered severe electricity shortages. The deal was signed...

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Mar 16, 2010

Balochistan: UN Speech by Peter Tatchell

The Baloch people have a right to self-determination Mr President, thank you for giving me an opportunity to address this session. I am a London-based human rights campaigner who has been campaigning...

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Mar 11, 2010

Balochistan: Investors Eye Solar, Seafood Ind...

 Below is an article from the Associated Press of Pakistan:   Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Muhammad Aslam Raisani Wednesday told that German and Italian investors had expressed...

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Mar 05, 2010

Balochistan: MPs Vote for Local Jobs Quota

  Below is an article published by The International News: Legislators in the Balochistan assembly passed a resolution on Thursday seeking implementation of 75 per cent quota to locals in the...

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Mar 04, 2010

Balochistan: Goverment Accords Priority to Socio-Economic...

 Below is an article published by: Daily TimesHe was talking to Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani at the Prime Minister House. He said the fast track development would bring the resource...

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Feb 26, 2010

Balochistan: ‘All demands of Baloch people acceptable’...

  Below is an article published by The International News:President Asif Ali Zardari said on Thursday that all the demands of the people of Balochistan were acceptable to the government.“There...

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Feb 16, 2010

Balochistan: 21 Missing Persons Reach Home

 Below is an article published by The Nation: Provincial Secretary for Home and Tribal Affairs Akbar Hussain Durrani has said that 21 missing persons of Balochistan had reached their homes and federal...

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Feb 12, 2010

Balochistan: Government Releases List of those...

    Below is an article published by Asian Human Rights Commission: Among the lists of disappeared persons from Balochistan province are the names of 168 children and 148 women. Two...

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Jan 27, 2010

Balochistan : Quetta Handed Over to FC as Police...

 Below is an article published by: Daily TimesTaking stern action against policemen and officers responsible for Monday’s (25 January 2010) violent protests in the provincial capital, the Balochistan...

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Jan 25, 2010

Balochistan: The Plight of Disappeared in Bal...

   Below is an article published by Zaib Khan: “My brother was picked up by the state intelligence agencies when he was returning home from office,” recalled Hani Baloch, the...

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Jan 21, 2010

Balochistan: No Compromise Over Autonomy

  Below is an article published by The Nation:The family members of Balochistan missing persons and others attended the seminar. Jamat-e-Islami Pakistan chief Syed Munawar Hassan was the chief...

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Jan 19, 2010

Balochistan: Justice Delayed, Justice Denied

  Below is an article published by Dawn:Even more political workers have been picked up in recent days, says VBMP chairman Nasrullah Baloch. And while the province’s home ministry has issued...

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Dec 22, 2009

Balochistan: New Dams, New Problems?

Below is an article published by SAMAA:The government has started considering plans to build four new dams in Balochistan. President Zardari has issued directives to Federal Minister Babar Awan to consult...

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Dec 15, 2009

Balochistan: Government Asked to Hand Over Po...

  Below is an article published by The International News: The federal government should cancel the agreement with the Singapore Port for running the Gwadar Port and hand it over to the Balochistan...

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Nov 24, 2009

Balochistan: The Baloch 'Intifada'

   Below is an article published by Dawn.com: In the last nine years there have been tall claims and promises by successive governments that Baloch grievances and demands for the right to...

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Nov 16, 2009

Balochistan: Baloch Nationalists Pessimistic about...

 Below is an article published by the Daily Times:   According to former senator Tahir Bizenjo – the secretary general of the National Party (NP) – Baloch nationalist parties...

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Nov 10, 2009

Balochistan: World Bank says Poverty Rising

  Below is an article published by Intellibriefs:  The ‘Balochistan Economic Report 2009’, which took into account statistics from 1972-73 to 2005-06, said the province’s...

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Sep 30, 2009

Balochistan: Independent Body to Probe Bugti’s...

  Below is an article published by The Daily Times: An independent inquiry commission will be formed to investigate the killings of former Balochistan governor Nawab Akbar Bugti and other Baloch...

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Sep 23, 2009

Balochistan: The Balochistan 'package'

   Below continues the article written by Sanaullah Baloch, published by Dawn:In fact, the struggle in the resource-rich but poverty-stricken region is political: it aims at ending Islamabad’s...

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Sep 21, 2009

Balochistan: Recommendations Approved by Paki...

  Below is an article published by Infoway :  The Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Balochistan, Senator Raza Rabbani, has said that the Pakistan President and the Prime Minister...

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Sep 16, 2009

Balochistan: PM To Discuss Package With Baloch...

 Below is an article published by The Dawn Media Group:ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani is expected to visit Balochistan after Eidul Fitr to discuss with Baloch leaders a political, administrative...

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Sep 15, 2009

Balochistan: Initiative Towards Political Sol...

  Below is an article published by The Nation:  The federal government, at last, seems to have recognised the true nature of Balochistan’s problem, that it is basically a political...

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Sep 15, 2009

Balochistan: Balochistan Initiative

Below is an article published by The Nation :The federal government, at last, seems to have recognised the true nature of Balochistan’s problem, that it is basically a political issue, which can...

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Sep 11, 2009

Balochistan: Amnesty Plan Ready for Balochist...

  Below is an article published by Dawn.com :    The government has decided to withdraw cases against Baloch leaders and grant general amnesty to political prisoners and those...

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Sep 10, 2009

Balochistan: Punjab, Sindh, NWFP CMs, Balochistan...

  Below is an article published by South Asian News Agency:    Chief Minister Punjab, Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif; Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah; Chief Minister NWFP,...

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Sep 09, 2009

Balochistan: Zardari for Parliament Decision on...

  Below is an article published by Dawn.com :  President Asif Ali Zardari has stressed the need for a collective parliamentary decision to address the Balochistan issue, saying a constitutional...

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Sep 08, 2009

Balochistan: Constitutional Quest for Autonomy...

Below is an article published by The News : The nationalist parties from Balochistan and NWFP, including the ANP, have linked the repealing of the 17th Amendment with granting of autonomy to the provinces.According...

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Sep 02, 2009

Balochistan: 2 Killed as Missing Baloch Leader...

  Below is an article published by DailyTimes.com:  Two Punjabis were allegedly victims of target killing on Monday [August 31] evening as violence broke out in various Baloch-dominated...

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Aug 21, 2009

Balochistan: An End to Economical Deprivation?...

Below is an article published by the Associated Press of Pakistan :Chief Minister of Balochistan Nawab Muhammad Aslam Raisani and Interior Minister Senator Rehman Malik called on President Asif Ali Zardari...

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Aug 14, 2009

Balochistan: London Celebrations for Independence...

 Below is an article published by IBN Live:In an act of defiance, Balochistan celebrated its Independence Day in London three days before Pakistan’s official Independence Day. The mention of...

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Aug 14, 2009

Balochistan Conference Report

The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) in partnership with Interfaith International and Baloch representative Mr. Noordin Mengal, hosted an event to discuss the deteriorating human rights...

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Aug 11, 2009

Balochistan: Ethnic Languages To Be Declared National...

Below is an article published by the Daily Times :The first Punjabi National Conference (PNC) has demanded to halt the ongoing military operation in Balochistan and to declare all ethnic languages across...

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Aug 11, 2009

Balochistan: Norwegian Kidnapped From Coastal...

Below is an article published by The Nation :A Norway national went missing when he was on way to Karachi from Balochistan on August 7 [2009]. Norway Foreign Ministry said that it had taken strict notice...

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Jul 29, 2009

Balochistan: Senators Concerned Over Target K...

   Below is an article published by International The News:The members of the Senate on Tuesday strongly condemned target killings in Balochistan and also expressed concern over the arrest...

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Jul 13, 2009

Balochistan: Demonstrations against Islamabad’s...

 Below is an article published by the New York Times: Three local political leaders were seized from a small legal office here [Turbat] in April [2009], handcuffed, blindfolded and hustled into a...

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Jul 10, 2009

Balochistan: All Parties Conference Comes Closer...

Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said addressing the problems facing people of Balochistan is top priority of government. Prime Minister said this in his meeting with governor Balochistan Nawab...

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Jul 08, 2009

Balochistan: Iranian Regime Called to Stop Violence...

 Below is an article published by Balochistan People’s Party: Three people were hanged on Sunday 31st of May, three days after an explosion in Zahidan, the provincial capital of Balochistan,...

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Jun 29, 2009

Balochistan: Strike Paralyzes Region

 Below is an article published by The Nation: A wheel-jam and shutterdown strike disturbed the normal life in different towns of Balochistan on Friday [26 June 2009]. The strike call was given by...

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Jun 17, 2009

Balochistan: Three Prominent Student Leaders ...

   Below is an article published by Baluchistan People's Front: Three prominent student leaders in Baluchistan have been arrested after widespread demonstrations protesting against...

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Jun 09, 2009

Balochistan: The Key to Regional Security

The region of Balochistan is not only located in a key strategic position in relation to conflicts in the region, but is also rich in natural resources. Despite, or rather perhaps because of these factors,...

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May 14, 2009

Balochistan: Proposal for Autonomy

   Below is an article published by The News:Balochistan Governor Nawab Zulfiqar Ali Magsi said that the provincial government was in the process of formulating its recommendations for provincial...

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Apr 24, 2009

Balochistan: Interview with Mr. Sanaullah Bal...

 Below is an article published by Dawn.com:Your name was placed on the Exit Control List (ECL) and your brothers were reportedly abducted by the agencies during the Musharraf government. Have you...

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Apr 14, 2009

Balochistan: BPP Condemns Killing of Political...

   Below is an article published by: BPP The slain bodies of three Baloch leaders namely Mr Ghulam Mohammad Baloch chairman of Baloch National Movement (BNM) and his party fellow Mr Lala...

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Apr 03, 2009

Balochistan: UN Suspends Relief Operations

 Below is an article published by the Asian Tribune:UN suspends relief operations in Balochistan due to security reasonsThe United Nations has suspended all its relief operations in Balochistan due...

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Mar 27, 2009

Balochistan: Govt to Resolve Balochistan’s Issues...

  Below is an article published by : Associated press of Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari said on Thursday [26 march 2009] that the government would resolve problems of Balochistan on priority...

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Mar 25, 2009

Balochistan: Continuation of Repression Highlighted...

        As part of the efforts to highlight the deteriorating human rights situation in Pakistani controlled Balochistan, Interfaith International, in cooperation with UNPO,...

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Mar 05, 2009

Balochistan: Pakistan Fails to Provide Information...

    Below is an article published by: Amnesty InternationalPakistan's new civilian government has failed to provide information about hundreds of cases of people believed to be...

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Mar 04, 2009

Balochistan: Ongoing Problems

   Below is an article published by: Scoop The problem of forced disappearances has been significant in Pakistan in recent years, notably since the beginning of the so-called war on terror...

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Feb 20, 2009

Balochistan: Review The Situation

    Below is an article published by : Daily Times All stakeholders should be taken on board to bring durable peace and socio-economic development in Balochistan, President Asif Ali...

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Feb 18, 2009

EES Week 2: Requiem for Gold Peak

Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur   Reko Diq, an ancient volcano in Chaghi, Balochistan, literally means “sandy peak”. However, this is something of a misnomer. It should be called Tangav Diq,...

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Feb 16, 2009

Balochistan: Noordin Mengal Appeals for release...

 The Baloch people in Balochistan and throughout the world have been shockingly observing the abduction of a UNHCR official in Quetta (Balochistan) for the last many days. As the representative of...

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Jan 23, 2009

Balochistan: Grievances Will Be Addressed

      Below is an article published by: Daily Times Future plans to increase livestock farming in the country would be targeted to address the grievances of the poor livestock...

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Jan 16, 2009

Balochistan: HR Situation Makes Progress

  Below is an article published by : The Nation Human Rights Watch, a prominent watchdog group, reported progress in human rights situation in Pakistan, including the return to civilian rule...

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Jan 13, 2009

Balochistan: ILO to Aid Development Programm...

 Below is an article published by TheNews.com: International Labour Organistaion (ILO) will provide a technical assistance to development initiative 2009-2013 planned by the government of Balochistan...

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Dec 22, 2008

Balochistan: 31 Killed in One Month

  Below is an article published by Global Politician: One Baluch was killed and another one was arrested on 20.12.08 by the Iranian security forces, the Iranian Fars News Agency reported. (1)...

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Nov 24, 2008

Balochistan: Preferential Treatment

   Below is an article published by the Daily Times:The Pakistan People’s Party-led government's policies are aimed at benefiting and mainstreaming the people of Balochistan who...

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Nov 21, 2008

Balochistan: List of Missing Persons

  Below is an article published by the Daily Times: The provincial government has sent a list of 849 missing persons to the Interior Ministry and the army, a private TV channel quoted Balochistan...

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Nov 20, 2008

Balochistan: Quake Damage Devastates Schools

  Below is an article by the Associated Press of Pakistan:Balochistan Education Minister Shafiq Ahmed Khan on Wednesday said that October 29 [2008] earthquake destroyed 98% educational institutions...

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Nov 03, 2008

Balochistan: Human Development Index Lags Beh...

  Below is an article published by Dawn News:During the nine years of the Musharraf regime Balochistan witnessed a remarkable decline in social and development indicators.The resource-rich province...

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Oct 31, 2008

Balochistan: 50,000 Displaced – 215 Dead

  Below is an article published by BBC News:Rescuers are still scrambling to reach thousands of survivors facing another night in the open after Wednesday's [29 October 2008] earthquake in...

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Oct 29, 2008

Balochistan: Quake Kills 160

   Below is an article published by BBC.co.uk: At least 160 people have been killed after an earthquake of 6.4 magnitude hit Balochistan province in south-western Pakistan, officials...

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Oct 21, 2008

Balochistan: Priority for Speedy Development

Minister for Housing and Works Rahmatullah Kakar said the government was according high priority to speedy development of Balochistan and mobilising all available resources to provide basic amenities...

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Sep 26, 2008

West Balochistan: Continuing Suppression of S...

Below is a report written by The Balochistan People's Party:Balochistan with its rich mineral resources is the most strategically located region in Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Balochistan is in...

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Sep 22, 2008

Balochistan: The Case Against Musharraf

The Following article was published by Dawn:  In the last six decades a significant number of so-called state leaders have been prosecuted and brought before various domestic and international...

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Sep 20, 2008

Balochistan: Senator Calls For Provincial Aut...

Below is an article published by The International News:Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Interior Senator Talha Mehmood on Thursday [18 September 2008] called for greater autonomy for all the federating...

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Sep 17, 2008

Balochistan: Zardari Pledges to End Operation

Below is an article published by The Dawn : President Asif Ali Zardari has said that the military operation in Balochistan would stop, missing people would be traced and all political prisoners would...

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Sep 12, 2008

Balochistan: Trial and Terror

Below is an article published by the New Statesman:Two leading human rights campaigners from Pakistani-occupied Balochistan are awaiting trial in London on charges of inciting others to commit an act of...

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Sep 11, 2008

Balochistan: PM Says Development is Priority

Below is an article published by the Associated Press of Pakistan: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Wednesday [10 September 2008] said development of Balochistan was priority of the coalition...

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Sep 09, 2008

Balochistan: Senate Stunned as Sanaullah Announces...

Below is an article published by Dawn News:The upper house was stunned on Friday [5 September 2008] when Balochistan National Party (Mengal) Senator Sanaullah Baloch suddenly announced his resignation...

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Sep 06, 2008

Balochistan: Leaders Welcome Zardari

Below is an article published by The Daily Times:The election of Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari as the president of Pakistan on Saturday [6 September 2008] was widely welcomed...

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Sep 01, 2008

Balochistan: Human Rights Abuses Continue

Below is an article published by The Guardian :Four Baloch prisoners have been burned alive in hot coal tar by the Pakistan army during military operations in annexed and occupied Balochistan, according...

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Aug 25, 2008

Balochistan: Next Pakistani President Should...

Below is an article published by the Associate Press of Pakistan:        Vice-President PML-N and MNA Muhammad Afzal Khokhar has said that next president should be from Balochistan...

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Aug 19, 2008

Balochistan: Next President Should Be From Ba...

Below is an article published by the Associated Press for Pakistan: Chief Minister Balochistan, Nawab Aslam Raisani Monday [18 August 2008] said that the next President of the country should be from Balochistan...

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Aug 06, 2008

Iran: Execution of Baloch Journalist

Below is an article published by Denver Post: An Iranian journalist sentenced to death on terrorism charges has been executed in what a human rights group on Tuesday [5 August 2008] called a "state-sanctioned...

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Aug 01, 2008

Balochistan: Leader Calls for Nonviolent Appr...

Below is an article published by the Associated Press of Pakistan:BNP (A) central leader Senator Syed Akbar Shah has said that the use of force could damage the reconciliatory process and political confidence...

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Jul 31, 2008

Balochistan: Still no justice for the Baloch,...

Below is an article published by the The Daily Times: The people of Balochistan are still waiting for justice as all the promises made to the Baloch have not been fulfilled by the government, claimed representatives...

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Jul 17, 2008

UPDATE on the detention and repatriation of Mr....

Below is an article by UNPO: On Monday 23 June 2008, Baluch human rights defender Mr. Noordin Mengal was detained at Newark Liberty International Airport upon his arrival from Dubai. After being...

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Jul 03, 2008

Balochistan: Urgent Appeal – Detention and repatriation...

Below is an appeal written by UNPO: The Hague, 3 July 2008  Subject: Urgent Appeal – Detention and repatriation of British national Mr. Noordin Mengal Below you will find a detailed...

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Jun 27, 2008

Baluchistan: Noordin Mengal Detained in US

Below is a press release issued by the Baluchistan National Party: On June 23rd, Baluch human rights defender Noordin Mengal was detained at Newark Liberty International Airport in the US on his arrival...

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Jun 17, 2008

Balochistan: BNP Sets Out Conditions for Talk...

Below is an article published by the Daily Times: The Balochistan National Party (BNP) on Monday [16 June 2008] would forward its terms to the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)-led federal and provincial...

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Jun 16, 2008

Balochistan: UNPO General Assembly Member Res...

Below is a Member Resolution as presented and adopted before the IX UNPO General Assembly held during 16-17 May 2008 in Brussels, Belgium:  IX UNPO General Assembly16 - 17 May 2008, Brussels BelgiumMember...

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Jun 12, 2008

Balochistan: Mengal Vows to Protect Rights

Sardar Akhtar Mengal, chief of his own faction of the Balochistan National Party (BNP), has said that there would be no let-up in BNP’s struggle for securing the rights of the people in Balochistan.                   ...

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Jun 10, 2008

Balochistan: Revoke Musharraf Agreements: Men...

Below is an article published by topnews.in: Balochistan National Party (BNP) chief Akhtar Mengal has said that the new PPP-led coalition government was not taking any practical steps in resolving...

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Jun 09, 2008

Balochistan: Pakistani Government to Apologise...

Pakistan government is learnt to have tendered an apology for the military operations carried out in Balochistan in the past. Leader of the House in the Senate Raza Rabbani tendered the apology on behalf...

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Jun 05, 2008

Balochistan: March in Protection of Gwadar Po...

Balochistan National Party-Mengal supremo, Sardar Akhtar Jan Mengal has vowed to reorganize Lashkar-i-Balochistan long march for protection of Gwadar port and said his party will not accept handing over...

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Jun 04, 2008

Balochistan: Positive Rhetoric from Pakistan

Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Tuesday [3 June 2008] said the government is committed to redressing the grievances of the people of Balochistan and reiterated that steps are being taken in this...

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May 30, 2008

Balochistan: New Hope For Negotiations if Preconditions...

Below is an article published by the Associated Press of Pakistan: Former Balochistan chief minister Sardar Akhtar Mengal on Wednesday [28 May 2008] expressed his willingness to hold negotiations...

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May 29, 2008

Balochistan: Baloch Leader Calls for Conflict...

Former Chief Minister of Balochistan Sardar Akhtar Mengal Wednesday [28 May 2008] expressed his willingness to hold negotiations with the government aiming at ensuring peace and tranquility in Balochistan....

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May 10, 2008

Baluchi Chief Mengal Free At Last

Below is an article written by Salman Masood published by the International Herald Tribune: A Baluchi nationalist leader who was one of the most prominent political leaders jailed by President Pervez...

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Apr 18, 2008

Balochistan: Glaring Inequalities Persist in ...

Below is an article written by Senator Sanaullah Baloch and published by The News: In spite of being commonly liberal, politically conscious, and culturally well-endowed, resource-rich Balochistan...

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Mar 25, 2008

Balochistan: Pakistan as a State is Failing

Below is an article written by Senator Sanaullah Baloch and published by The News :Pakistan has turned into a land of protests. Disagreements with state policies are visible in all sphere of society. For...

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Mar 04, 2008

Balochistan: Unlawful Detention BNP Leader

President of the Baloch National Party (BNP), Akhtar Mengal is being denied medical treatment after being unlawfully imprisoned at a nonviolent demonstration in 2006. Below is an appeal written by Senator...

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Mar 03, 2008

Balochistan: Fears Grow Over Condition of Le...

Sardar Akhtar Mengal’s familyare concerned over the failure by the authorities to provide adequate medical treatment outside jail. Below is an article published by Dawn: The family of Baloch...

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Oct 23, 2007

Balochistan: Forgotten Tensions

Below are extracts from an article published by the International Crisis Group: The Forgotten Conflict in Balochistan,* the latest report from the International Crisis Group, examines the tensions across...

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Nov 30, 2006

Balochistan: Appeal to the Mini Dublin Group

Letter to MINI DUBLIN GROUP regarding their November 2006 visit to Balochistan, from Balochistan People’s Party (BPP) To the kind attention of: MINI DUBLIN GROUP (Austria, Canada, Denmark,...

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Nov 14, 2006

Balochistan: Attack Damages Provincial Assem...

Below is an article from India’s Daily News and Analysis:   ISLAMABAD: A rocket hit the Provincial Assembly building of Quetta in Pakistan's troubled south-west Balochistan province, police...

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Nov 02, 2006

Balochistan: Pakistan President Calls for Meeting...

Islamabad - President Pervez Musharraf Wednesday called for a jirga, or assembly, of tribal leaders from the restive southern Pakistani province of Balochistan on November 8, Geo television channel reported....

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Nov 01, 2006

Balochistan: Balochistan People’s Party Address...

Below is a statement delivered by Abdullah S. Baloch, representative of the Balochistan People's Party, to the VIII UNPO General Assembly, held in Taipei, Taiwan, from 27-29 October 2006. Ladies...

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Nov 01, 2006

Balochistan: UNPO VIII GA Adopts Resolution on...

A central component of the VIII UNPO General Assembly, held this year in Taipei, Taiwan, from 27 – 29 October, was to facilitate the discussion of specific problems facing UNPO Members, as well...

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Oct 27, 2006

Balochistan: Pakistan to Ban Protests In Front...

ISLAMABAD • Intelligence agencies in Pakistan have advised the Interior Ministry to ban protest demonstrations in front of Parliament House in Islamabad, apprehending that miscreants and terrorist...

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Sep 28, 2006

Balochistan: Balochistan People’s Party Address...

Below is a statement delivered by Rahim Bandoui, spokesperson for the Balochistan People's Party, to the Canadian Parliament. Ladies and gentlemen and distinguished members of the Canadian Parliament,...

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Sep 22, 2006

Balochistan: Call for a Meeting of Tribal El...

Islamabad, Sept 21: The former ruler of the erstwhile princely state of Kalat, which formed part of Balochistan, is convening a meeting of tribal elders today to discuss the situation arising out of the...

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Aug 28, 2006

Balochistan: Unrest after Pakistan Rebel Dea...

More than 450 people have been arrested in Quetta, Pakistan's Balochistan province, in unrest following the death of rebel leader Nawab Akbar Bugti. An indefinite curfew is in place but outbreaks of...

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Aug 18, 2006

Balochistan: Statement Presented at the German...

Spokesman of the Balochistan Peoples Party (BPP) Nasser Boladai visited the German Parliament on 5 August 2006 to raise the issue of the Baloch people in Iran. Below is his statement: Resolving...

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Aug 18, 2006

Balochistan: Statement of the Balochistan Peoples...

Spokesman of the Balochistan Peoples Party (BPP) Nasser Boladai visited the French Parliament on 16 June 2006 to raise the issue of the Baloch people in Iran. Below is his statement: Balochistan:...

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Aug 17, 2006

Balochistan: Statement on the Question of Baloch...

Spokesman of the Balochistan Peoples Party (BPP) Nasser Boladai visited the United States Congress in Washington on 30 May 2006 to raise the issue of the Baloch people in Iran. Below is Mr. Boladais...

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Aug 11, 2006

Balochistan: The Baloch in Iran - A National...

Below is an article written by Nasser Boladai and published in the journal Gozaar; The latest events in Balochistan - clashes between the Baloch resistance movement and Iranian security and armed and...

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Mar 12, 2006

Balochistan: WS on the Case of the Indigenous...

COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTSSixty-second sessionItem 11 of the provisional agenda CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTSWritten statement* submitted by the International Federation for the Protection of the Rights of...

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Jan 24, 2006

Balochistan: Demonstration in London After Recent...

Untitled Document Scores of Baloch people held a large demonstration against ongoing military operations in Balochistan, Pakistan on Sunday opposite the official residence of the...

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Jan 12, 2006

Balochistan: Appeal from Members of Senate and...

Appeal from the Members of the Senate of Pakistan and the Balochistan provincial Assembly Subject: Human Rights Violations in Balochistan by Pakistani State Dear Sir/Madam, On behalf...

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Dec 28, 2005

Balochistan: Army Operation in Marri and Bugti...

On 17 December 2005 Pakistani Army launched an army operation against innocent Marri Baloch people throughout Kohlu District, Parts of Dera Bugti, Noshki, Makran Districts and other parts of Balochistan....

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2009 Conference: Self-Determination in Balochistan...

June 8, 2009UN Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland At the 11th session of the Human Rights Council, UNPO in partnership with Interfaith International and Baloch representative Mr Noordin Mengal...

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