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PFUJ Demands Probe Into Baloch Journalists’ Killings, Abductions

PFUJ Demands Probe Into Baloch Journalists’ Killings, Abductions

The Baloch Hal News Islamabad, Dec. 31: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ)  has expressed serious concern and dismay over the rampant incidences of kidnapping, torture, killing of media persons working in the most conflict stricken province (Baluchistan) and demanded  immediate recovery of missing media persons and nabbing of the killers of journalists. In [...]

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Dear Readers, We at The Baloch Hal would like to thank you for remaining with us throughout the year 2010.  Every “comment”, “like” , “share” and “retweet” of yours encouraged us during a year which  no journalist in Pakistan would like to remember with good memories. We admire your trust and support to this young [...]

Editorial: Good News from Washington, Finally

Editorial: Good News from Washington, Finally

The New York Times report about the missing Baloch persons— saying that it could jeopardize US-Pakistan relations— is a significant breakthrough for the under-reported Baloch nationalist movement. It has confirmed that President Obama’s government is expressing “alarm” over the issue of the missing persons, majority of whom belong to Balochistan which is currently undergoing the [...]

Four More Missing Persons’ Dead Bodies Found in Turbat

Four More Missing Persons’ Dead Bodies Found in Turbat

The  Baloch Hal News TURBAT/QUETTA: Dead bodies of four more missing Baloch persons, who had been kidnapped at different times from various locations, were found in Turbat district the other day, officials confirmed. Levies authorities told The Baloch Hal that they had recovered four dead bodies in Mand among whom three people could be identified [...]

Police Seize 220kg Heroin in Quetta

Police Seize 220kg Heroin in Quetta

The Baloch Hal News QUETTA, Dec. 29: Quetta Police on Thursday seized 220 kilogram pure heroine drug and arrested a smuggler. Sub House Officer (SHO) Civil Line Quetta Ayaz said they received information that a huge cache of pure heroin narcotics was being smuggled. He said following the intelligence information, he along with other police [...]

Obama Administration “Alarmed” Over Disappearances in Balochistan: NY Times

Obama Administration “Alarmed” Over Disappearances in Balochistan: NY Times

By Eric Schmitt WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is expressing alarm over reports that thousands of political separatists and captured Taliban insurgents have disappeared into the hands of Pakistan’s police and security forces, and that some may have been tortured or killed. The issue came up in a State Department report to Congress last month [...]

Top Baloch Nationalist Leader, Asa Zafa, Whisked Away Near Pasani

Top Baloch Nationalist Leader, Asa Zafa, Whisked Away Near Pasani

The Baloch Hal News GWADAR, Dec 29: Former President of Baloch National Movement (BNM) and noted Baloch nationalist leader Asa Zafar was whisked away by a group of armed men on coastal highway near Pasni in Gwadar district on Thursday. The nationalist leader Asa Zafar was coming to Turbat from Karachi in a passenger coach [...]

Court Reserves Judgement on Shahzain Bugti’s Bail; Verdict Expected Today

Court Reserves Judgement on Shahzain Bugti’s Bail; Verdict Expected Today

The Baloch Hal News QUETTA: The judge of Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) one, Muhammad Ismail, remanded the provincial president of Jahmoori Watan Party (JWP) Shahzain Bugti and his 26 co-accused for three more days to police custody and also reserved the decision over his bail application. The Baloch leader was arrested by the Frontier Corps (FC) [...]

Anjuam Ittehad-e- Marri Renamed as Baloch National Voice

Anjuam Ittehad-e- Marri Renamed as Baloch National Voice

The Baloch Hal News QUETTA: The Anjuman-e-Ittehad-e-Marri has decided to rename itself as the Baloch National Voice (BNV) in an effort to continue its “unconditional support” to the ongoing Baloch armed movement at national and international levels, said a statement issued here on Thursday. The Anjuman staunchly supports the idea of an independent Balochistan, backs [...]

PDI Organizes One-Day Seminar on Farmers’ Challenges in Getting Agriculture Loans

PDI Organizes One-Day Seminar on Farmers’ Challenges in Getting Agriculture Loans

The Baloch Hal News QUETTA: Banks and other financial institutions should reduce formalities, various conditions and introduce reforms in their lending mechanism to ensure extending maximum agriculture loaning to the small farmers to boost up agriculture sector in the country. Commercial banks loaning agriculture credit on very high rates while unnecessary documentation for applying loans [...]

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