Balochistan, situated in the south west of Pakistan, is becoming increasingly important when evaluating the regional affairs. With the discovery of vast fields of natural gas in 1952, along with various valuable minerals, the province is experiencing enhanced interest from foreign investors and developers. Its strategic and prime location opens up development junctures . . . → Read More: The new great game in Balochistan?
The secessionist sentiment in Balochistan did not surface overnight; insurrection and instability in the province dates back to the 19th century. It was at the centre of the Great Game back then and today, as fate would have it, the province has found itself at the nexus of a New Great Game involving global and regional . . . → Read More: Balochistan’s status quo is the problem
(By Sajjad Shaukat) When during the Musharraf regime, Pakistan government initiated the construction of Gwadar deep-seaport in Balochistan province in March 2002 with Chinese assistance, sirens went off in the capitals of foreign countries, especially the United States, India and Israel. The US took it as a threat to its global plans, and India felt . . . → Read More: Balochistan issue is real and urgent
(Mohammad Jamil) Balochistan, the resource-rich province of Pakistan, appears to have been attracting the attention of foreign predators, usurpers and imperialistic powers who intend to expand their influence in the region to gain control of minerals and other economic resources. Unfortunately, Balochistan lacks technological prowess and economic resources to exploit its minerals and untapped resources. . . . → Read More: The dangers Balochistan faces
QUETTA: The discovery of a polio virus strain linked to Sukkur in the Balochistan capital has sent shockwaves through polio eradication officials, a Unicef official said on Monday.
The Balochistan government has called an emergency meeting and announced it would launch a special campaign in areas bordering the Sindh province. “Wild Polio virus type . . . → Read More: Fight against polio: Sukkur strain found in Quetta
Balochistan Home Minister Mir Safaraz Bugti on Monday said that a foreign hand was involved in terrorism in Balochistan.
In a statement issued, Bugti said Balochistan has long border with neighbouring countries and terrorists have their training camps in mountainous areas.
“There are 34 camps in a neighbouring country’s . . . → Read More: Foreign involvement in Balochistan unrest, Bugti
(By Syed Ali Shah) QUETTA: The death toll in a twin suicide attack near the Pak-Iran border Taftan reached 24 on Monday, including four terrorists, a senior administration official said.
Earlier, 22 people had been reported killed.
Qambar Dashti, the Commissioner Quetta Division, told Dawn.com that 14 out of the total 18 injured persons . . . → Read More: Over 22 pilgrims killed in terror attack near Pak-Iran border
(By Shezad Baloch) QUETTA: Armed with a TT pistol, 35-year-old Nazir Ahmed closely watches every person entering the bank.
He is deputed at Bank Alfalah on Double Road in Quetta, which was the third bank to have been robbed in the last two months. “The guards deputed here before me were fired as they . . . → Read More: Rising crime and violence in Balochistan
(By Muhammad Faheem Belharvi) Balochistan is an integral part of Pakistan with a history of supporting Resolution of Pakistan-1940, which envisaged creation of a separate homeland for Muslim majority areas of sub-continent India.
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