Gunmen kill senior journalist in Balochistan

Pakistan Press Foundation

Syed Ali Shah QUETTA: Armed gunmen killed senior journalist Mehmood Jan Afridi in Kalat town of Balochistan on Friday evening. Deputy Commissioner Kalat, Bashir Ahmed Bazai said gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire at Mehmood Jan Afridi in Bus Addah area of Kalat. He said the assailants managed to escape from the spot. Police and […]

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Baloch missing persons: A sister’s vigil

KARACHI: Farzana Majeed has done her masters in biochemistry from Balochistan University, and now is enrolled in the MPhil programme. If she wasn’t a Baloch she’d be either wearing a white coat and working in a lab or, like many young people her age, struggling to get a job. Or at least turning up for […]

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Slain journalist’s wife given Rs1m cheque

By: Saleem Shahid QUETTA: Chief Secretary of Balochistan Babar Yaqoob Fateh gave a cheque of Rs1 million to the widow of Abdul Haq Baloch on behalf of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Saturday. Abdul Haq Baloch, the general secretary of the Khuzdar Press Club, was working for ARY TV channel when he was gunned […]

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Victims of Quetta bomb blasts laid to rest, finally

By: Saleem Shahid QUETTA: After the acceptance of their demand for imposition of governor’s rule in Balochistan, the Hazara Shia community ended their four-day protest on Monday and buried amid tears and sobs the bodies of their 86 loved ones killed in the twin bomb blasts. Hundreds of thousands of people, including women and children, […]

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Desperate Hazaras want army rule in Quetta

By: Saleem Shahid QUETTA: Hundreds of people belonging to the Hazara Shia community staged a sit-in on Alamdar Road on Friday and refused to bury the dead till the army takes control of Quetta. The death toll from Thursday’s three blasts rose to 104 after nine more people died of their. The Human Rights Commission […]

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Reopening of Khuzdar Press Club lauded

ISLAMABAD: The Press Council of Pakistan has welcomed the reopening of Khuzdar Press Club after two-and-a-half months of closure due to security of working journalists. In the face of worsening law and order situation, the PCP has already taken serious note of the safety and security for journalists of Balochistan and has constituted a three-member […]

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Press Council of Pakistan asks Balochistan to facilitate fact-finding body

By: Obaid Abrar Khan ISLAMABAD: Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) has written a letter to the Chief Secretary Balochistan asking him to extend full support to the three-member fact-finding committee to assess the scale of violence against working journalists in the province. PCP Chairman Raja Shafqat Abbasi in his letter wrote that article 19 of […]

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