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Nawab Marri Laid to Rest

Nawab Marri Laid to Rest

From Dawn  QUETTA: Amidst grief and sorrow, the elderly Baloch nationalist ideologue, Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri was laid to rest in Quetta on Thursday. Nawab Marri’s funeral prayer was offered in New Kahan, located in Western suburb of Quetta. Earlier, the body of Nawab Marri was brought to Hockey Stadium Quetta for funeral prayers. However, [...]

Glimpses of Nawab Khair Baksh Marri’s Funeral

Glimpses of Nawab Khair Baksh Marri’s Funeral

Nawab Khair Baksh Marri Passes Away

Nawab Khair Baksh Marri Passes Away

The Baloch Hal News KARACHI: The veteran Baloch nationalist leader Nawab Khair Baksh Marri passed away on Tuesday. He was 86. Mr. Marri was considered as the greatest inspiration for the free Balochistan movement. He passed away in a hospital in Karachi where he had been admitted recently due to worsening health issues. The late leader [...]

Pakistan: The “Last Chance” for Girls’ Education

Pakistan: The “Last Chance” for Girls’ Education

By Malik Siraj Akbar  A religious extremist group that is determined to prevent girls from going to schoolin Pakistan’s Balochistan province left a bizarre warning on Tuesday outside a private school: “This is your last chance,” read a hand-written threatening letter that had been affixed outside the main entrance of the best known local school, the [...]

Five Hindu Children Abducted in Balochistan

Five Hindu Children Abducted in Balochistan

From Dawn QUETTA: Armed men kidnapped five children belonging to minority Hindu community from Balochistan’s volatile Jaffarabad district on Wednesday, senior officials said. Syed Zafar Ali Shah, the Deputy Commissioner Jaffarabad told Dawn.com that the children were going to school when abducted by the armed men near Dera Allah Yar. He, however, added that four [...]

CM Malik Fails to Make Student End Hunger Strike, Pledges FIR

CM Malik Fails to Make Student End Hunger Strike, Pledges FIR

From Dawn KARACHI: Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch said on Wednesday that his government would ensure the registration of an FIR for the recovery of a student organisation leader abducted in Quetta in March. On a visit to meet a protesting Balochistan Student Organisation-Azad (BSO-A) activist, Lateef Johar, who has been on hunger [...]

8 Levies Personnel Killed in Khuzdar Attack

8 Levies Personnel Killed in Khuzdar Attack

From Express Tribune  QUETTA: Eight personnel of Balochistan Levies were killed on Sunday in an armed attack on a check post in Khuzdar’s Wadh area, Express News reported. “Gunmen attacked the checkpost early in the morning and shot dead eight Levies officials,” Balochistan Home Secretary Akbar Hussain Durrani told AFP. Durrani said one other officer was [...]

Students, Civil Society Protest Threats Against Schools in Panjgur

Students, Civil Society Protest Threats Against Schools in Panjgur

The Baloch Hal News PANJGUR: After threats made to private schools educating girls and an attack on a school administrator, members of the civil society and students took out a procession here on Wednesday to protest the threats and show solidarity with private school. Rallies from different points of the town started and gathered near Model [...]

Threats to Girls’ Education: Extremists Burn Student Vehicle, Beat School Owner, Flash Victory Sign

Threats to Girls’ Education: Extremists Burn Student Vehicle, Beat School Owner, Flash Victory Sign

The Baloch Hal News PANJGUR: Unidentified gunmen, suspected of having links to an underground religious extremist group opposing girls’ education, attacked and burned a school van carrying female students in Panjgur District on Wednesday, local residents confirmed. The students remained unhurt but the attackers beat the school owner who was driving the van. Tanzeem-ul-Islami-ul-Furqan, an [...]

Leader’s Abduction: Balochs Protest Outside State Department

Leader’s Abduction:  Balochs Protest Outside State Department

The Baloch Hal News  WASHINGTON D.C: The Baloch community in United States protested outside the U.S. Department of State on Monday against the abduction of Zahid Baloch, 31, the chairman of the Baloch Students Organization (B.S.O.-Azad). The protesters said the Frontier Corps (F.C.) had whisked away Mr. Baloch on March 18 from Quetta city and [...]

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