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WHERE the acquisition of potentially lucrative tracts of land is concerned, there is never any shortage of takers in this country. Recent decades have seen countless acres of land in cities and even in the rural areas taken over to satisfy the never-flagging demand to either convert its use or parcel it out for sale. […]

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BJMAC slams closure of TV channels

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QUETTA: The Balochis­tan Joint Media Action Commit­tee (BJMAC) has condemned closure of different news TV channels by cable operators because of threats allegedly issued by the Baloch Students Organisation (BSO). The committee in a meeting held here on Thursday urged the government and the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority to play their role to solve […]

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Minority MPA shot dead by bodyguard in Quetta

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QUETTA: Minority MPA Handery Masieh, who belonged to the ruling National Party (NP) in Balochistan, was shot dead by his bodyguard here in the Nawan Killi area on Saturday. Official sources said MPA Handery Masieh along with his nephew Owais Masieh was heading towards his vehicle that was parked near his home in Nawan Killi, […]

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MPAs seek calamity-hit status for rain-hit areas

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QUETTA: Members of the Balochistan Assembly from treasury and opposition benches called upon the government on Saturday to declare the parts of the province recently battered by heavy rains and flooding as calamity-hit areas, saying the rainfall had caused heavy losses. Speaking on the issue during a session of the assembly, Chief Minister Dr Abdul […]

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Balochistan Assembly passes resolution to condemn attack on Hamid Mir

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QUETTA: In the first sitting of its 9th session, the Balochistan Assembly Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution condemning targeted attacks on working journalists across the country and demanding the arrest of perpetrators of such crimes. Chief Minister Dr Malik informed the lawmakers about his visit to the hospital to enquire after Geo News senior anchorperson […]

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Rs 7m spent on artistes’ welfare: Malik

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QUETTA: The Balochistan government has spent Rs 7million for the welfare of renowned artistes in acknowledgment of their services during the past month. Addressing an Artistes Day programme held in connection with the Balochistan Sports Festival here on Tuesday, Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch said the provincial government would utilise all available resources to […]

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HRCP aghast at denial of permission to visit ‘mass graves’

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QUETTA: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has expressed concern over government’s refusal to allow right activists and media personnel to visit Balochistan’s Totak area where human bodies were found in unconventional graves. A meeting of the HRCP presided over by its Balochistan chapter chairman Tahir Hussain Khan was held on Monday to review the […]

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Probe commission on journalists’ killing

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QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch has announced that a judicial commission will be set up to investigate the killing of journalists in the province over the past four years. He also announced payment of compensation to the families of the slain journalists. More than 30 journalists have been killed in Quetta, Khuzdar, […]

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Journalists walk out of House press gallery

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QUETTA: Journalists staged a walkout from Balochistan Assembly’s proceedings on Saturday to register their protest against the targeted killings of Express News employees. A technician, driver and a guard were shot dead when the channel’s stationary DSNG van was ambushed in Karachi on Friday. Journalists raised slogans against the killings, terming it an attack on […]

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Pemra bans Afghan TV channels

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QUETTA: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), Balochistan, has banned relay of programmes of popular Afghan television channels by cable operators, but Indian channels can still be watched in the province. Pemra’s Regional Director Jalal Khan told Dawn that Afghan TV channels RTA, ATN, Shamshad and Lemar had been shut “because of instructions from […]

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Seven Newspapers Investigated For Printing Militants’ Press Release

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Reporters Without Borders is releasing a copy of the “First Information Report” that police in Quetta, in the southwestern province of Balochistan, issued in response to a formal complaint on 15 May against seven newspapers for publishing a communiqué by the outlawed militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. “No one can dispute the right to file a complaint […]

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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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Balochistan assembly criticises NAB for holding media trial

QUETTA: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) came under criticism in the Balochistan Assembly on Thursday as lawmakers said that NAB was holding their media trial on the pretext of corruption allegations. Speaker Syed Matiullah Agha presided over the session. In a scathing attack, Molvi Sarwar Musakhel of JUI-F said: “Governor Balochistan himself was involved in […]

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Martyred newsmen remembered

QUETTA: A condolence reference was held at the Quetta Press Club on Saturday to pay homage to three journalists, including Saifur Rehman Baloch reporter of Samaa TV, Imran Sheik cameraman and Muhammad Iqbal photographer of NNI who were martyred in twin bomb blasts at Alamdar Road on January 10. The condolence reference was organised by […]

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