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US Baloch Show Concern Over Balochistan Situation

US Baloch Show Concern Over Balochistan Situation

The Baloch Hal News SEATTLE: Members of the Baloch community in the Pacific Northwest of the US held a rally here Sunday evening to protest human rights violations in their native Balochistan. Braving Seattle’s chilling rain, the protesters at the city’s Westlake Park included women and children and carried signs and banners with pictures of the [...]

US Baloch to Register Protest Against Rights Violations in Balochistan

US Baloch to Register Protest Against Rights Violations in Balochistan

The Baloch Hal News SEATTLE: Members of the Baloch community in the Pacific Northwest region of North America are holding a rally in Seattle this Sunday to protest human rights abuses in Balochistan. Baloch Dorazahi, one of the organizers of the event, said members of the Baloch community from Vancouver city in neighboring Canada will also join [...]

US Opposes Independent Balochistan

US Opposes Independent Balochistan

From Dawn WASHINGTON: The United States has made it clear that it does not support the idea of an independent Balochistan and respects Pakistan’s territorial integrity. The question of the alleged US involvement was raised at the State Department briefing on Tuesday afternoon where spokesperson Jen Psaki said she had seen media reports suggesting that [...]

Army to Enhance Capacity of Balochistan Police: COAS

Army to Enhance Capacity of Balochistan Police: COAS

From Business Recorder  RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif on Thursday said Pakistan Army would provide maximum assistance in enhancing the capacity of Balochistan Police to ensure peace in the province. During his visit to Combat Training Area in Quetta Cantonment where specialized anti-terrorism training is being imparted to personnel of Balochistan [...]

Three Killed in Security Forces Action in Panjgur

Three Killed in Security Forces Action in Panjgur

From Dawn QUETTA: Three people were killed in an exchange of fire with security forces in Balochistan province’s Panjgur area, DawnNews quoted sources as saying. Sources said the action was ongoing since Friday, adding that during the search conducted in the area, security forces surrounded a compound from where armed men started shooting. The exchange [...]

The Truth Behind The Hazara Genocide

The Truth Behind The Hazara Genocide

By Saif Khan Shia killings in Quetta, or call it the Hazara genocide, owe not only condemnation but also an explanation. How come that in a specific time in history of the province, its Shia citizens face a brutal massacre? Researches reveal that the causes have always been international political environment and the state policies [...]

Government Pledges Assistance to Farmers

Government Pledges Assistance to Farmers

The Baloch Hal News QUETTA: The current government is fully cognizant about the role of agriculture in bolstering the provincial economy and damages to the sector due to power crisis. These views were expressed by Chief Minister Balochistan Dr Abdul Malik Baloch while talking to a delegation of Zamindar Action Committee, here on Wednesday. The [...]

Chief Minister Tells UNHCR Afghan Refugees Cause of Trouble in Balochistan

Chief Minister Tells UNHCR Afghan Refugees Cause of Trouble in Balochistan

The Baloch Hal News QUETTA: A delegation of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), headed by its Pakistan representative Neill Wright, called on Chief Minister Balochistan, Dr Abdul Malik Baloch, here on Wednesday. UNHCR’s Balochistan representative Fabio Varoli was also present at the meeting. The delegation informing Chief Minister Balochistan about the Afghan refugees [...]

Bugti Murder Case: ATC Reissues Arrest Warrants

Bugti Murder Case: ATC Reissues Arrest Warrants

From Dawn QUETTA: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Quetta Tuesday reissued arrest warrants against former prime minister Shaukat Aziz, former Balochistan governor Owais Ahmed Ghani and former District Coordination Officer (DCO) for Dera Bugti Abdul Samad Lasi in a case pertaining to the murder of Baloch nationalist leader Akbar Khan Bugti and ordered authorities to [...]

Powerful earthquake in Pakistan hits home for Seattle man

Powerful earthquake in Pakistan hits home for Seattle man

By Muatasim Qazi Crucial earthquake relief efforts in a long-neglected region of Pakistan have been hampered by internal politics and a lack of international media interest. “Will there be any more earthquakes?” asks Zahid Ali’s mother on the phone from southwestern Pakistan. Ali, 21, is a new transplant to Seattle from Pakistan’s Balochistan region. Last week an earthquake [...]

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