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
Eight persons including a security man were wounded when a blast occurred at Sariab Road in Quetta Friday,Geo News reported.
According to initial reports,the explosives were fixed in a bicycle that exploded near a security forces’ vehicle,injuring eight persons including a troop.
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By Aroosa Shaukat
LAHORE: Aiming to entice more young readers by portraying books not just as sources of learning but also of fun and entertainment,organisers launched the month-long Oxford Book Fair 2012 in 11 cities and 14 locations across the country on Monday.
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All of us have some special kind of emotional attachment to things that we cherished during childhood and teenage. The home where we have the earliest memories,our childhood best friends,that special watch that one of your elders gave you after getting good results in school,that special spicy chaats which your mother used to forbid . . . →Read More:When Quetta was safe
By Muhammad Hamid Zaman
Somehow,science and the Pakistani society have never really formed a bond. There is always a little tension,some suspicion and plenty of misunderstanding. Our suspicion does not help our ability to think rationally,analyse critically and innovate for the future. It would be unfair to say that the burden . . . →Read More:Science and our people