Dozens of gunmen disguised in police uniforms shot to death 13 people they pulled off of a convoy of buses in southwest Pakistan and dumped their bodies in a nearby ravine,officials said Tuesday.
The motive for the attack Monday night was unclear since no one has claimed responsibility. But suspicion may fall on separatists . . . →Read More:13 dead bodies of previously abducted bus passengers found
This is a brief Talk of the Town Report compiled for those interested in Balochistan. Significant developments are listed hereunder.
Post Election Developments- Formation of New Government,1- June. The newly elected MPAs were sworn in on Ist June. 20 MPAs,in a House of 65,had never before been its members. The party position is: . . . →Read More:Balochistan updates June 2013
Declaring the killing of polio workers ‘un-Islamic’ and ‘inhumane’,speakers at the Ulema conference on Thursday also held Dr Shakeel Afridi responsible for the murder of polio workers and for depriving 260,000 children of polio drops.
They were speaking at the concluding session of a two-day international conference at the International Islamic University (IIU). The . . . →Read More:Dr Afridi blamed for sabotaging polio-drive
By Imtiaz Alam
Quetta gives an illusion of electioneering that is shattered as you cross over to the troubled Baloch belt. Privileged are the Pakhtun groups of the JUI-F,who are running a brisk campaign. But Pakhtun nationalist leader Mehmood Khan Achakzai has been asked to stay out of harm’s way. Even the JUI-F had . . . →Read More:Baloch belt is where the illusion of electioneering shatters
On Tuesday,Aziza Mai and her two daughters living in Multan were victimized by two men who threw acid on them. There are thousands of women like Aziza Mai who live in constant fear and are often subjected to excruciating violence; their scars a constant reminder of their tragedies. Across Pakistan,in Quetta,the Hazara . . . →Read More:FP Analysis:The others
A major earthquake struck a region near the Iran-Pakistan border on Tuesday,killing 34 people in different parts of Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province,officials said.
The worst-hit areas from the 7.8 magnitude quake were reported to be close to the Pakistan-Iran border.
Officials confirmed to Dawn.com that up to 34 people had died due to . . . →Read More:34 dead in 7.9 earthquake
By Zoon Ahmed Khan
10 January,2013:As Pakistan drenched itself in a bloodbath of Hazara suffering,this year started with a not too promising start for the well being of the weak. Blasts specifically targeting the Shia community in Quetta and Swat claimed a total of 130 people. Predominantly Hazara,the Shia . . . →Read More:Not just Sectarian
By Omar Waraich
Bodies of Shi‘te victims who were killed by twin explosions are laid in a mosque in the Pakistani town of Quetta on Jan. 11,2013.
For days,they refused to bury their dead. On a main road in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta,hundreds of mourners from the local Hazara community, . . . →Read More:The pressing issue of Shia killings