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Editorial: What is a “Deet Government”?

Editorial: What is a “Deet Government”?

In his most scolding language ever used to describe the abysmal performance of the Balochistan government, the Supreme Court Chief Justice, Iftekhar Mohammad Chaudhary, has billed Nawab Aslam Raisani’s administration as absolutely ‘deet‘ [utterly incompetent]. The top judge looked upset because no amount of criticism and court orders have helped to persuade the Balochistan government to improve [...]

Gilani Says Judiciary Can’t Oust Balochistan Government

Gilani Says Judiciary Can’t Oust Balochistan Government

From The Nation LAHORE: Former Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Friday said that judiciary had no authority to dismantle the elected govt of Balochistan. “If the mandate of people who voted the present Balochistan government into power is not respected, the separatist movement there would get impetus”, he said while talking to journalists [...]

Only Establishment Can Make a Difference: Sana Baloch

Only Establishment Can Make a Difference: Sana Baloch

By Khawar Ghumman  ISLAMABAD, Sept 30: With the six-point charter presented by Balochistan’s former chief minister Sardar Akhtar Mengal being described as the last ray of hope for his restive province, one of his party colleagues has argued that only a change in the mindset of the establishment will bring about any meaningful difference in [...]

A New Leaf on Balochistan?

A New Leaf on Balochistan?

By Abbas Nasir  HAS it now become the nature of our beloved country that good news will only be fleeting or can recent events be cause for longer-term comfort? Despite the grim and bloody ground reality, the return to Pakistan of Baloch leader Akhtar Mengal to make a statement before the Supreme Court in the [...]

No Operation in Balochistan: Information Minister

No Operation in Balochistan: Information Minister

From Dawn.com LALAMUSA: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira on Saturday said that there was no military operation going on in Balochistan and if someone had any proof about that he should share the same with the government, media and court. “We respect the real political leadership of Balochistan and welcome them back [...]

Polls Not Possible Amid Confrontation

Polls Not Possible Amid Confrontation

By Siddiq Baluch As general elections are coming closer, confrontation and polarization among the institutions and the political parties is rising with every passing day. The level and heat of confrontation creates doubts that the free, fair and transparent elections will ever be held in near future. The PML-N and TI is using the demand [...]

Not in My Name

Not in My Name

Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur I unequivocally condemn the killing of 18 persons from Punjab, KP and Sindh in Shooli Jam bazaar in Turbat on July 6. A spurious group, Baloch Liberation Tigers (BLT), has claimed responsibility. The BLT — traffickers and smugglers — are patronised by the Frontier Corps (FC). Little wonder then, human and [...]

Balochistan’s Enraged Governor Thunders Against Federal Government’s Policies

Balochistan’s Enraged Governor Thunders Against Federal Government’s Policies

The Baloch Hal News QUETTA: The Governor of Balochistan Nawab Zulfiqar Ali Magsi has scathingly criticized the federal government for continuously failing to fulfill its promises with his impoverished province. The Governor says Islamabad’s flawed policies toward Balochistan are making it “nearly impossible” for moderate local politicians to defend the Center in front of the people. In [...]

Khan of Kalat Vehemently Contradicts Achakzai’s Claims

Khan of Kalat Vehemently Contradicts Achakzai’s Claims

The Baloch Hal News LONDON:  The Khan of Kalat Mir Suleman Dawood has categorically rejected the impression that Pashtuns living in Balochistan are facing social and economic discrimination whereas they are receiving more than their due share from the province’s economy. He said the Pakistani Establishment had been trying to create rifts between the two [...]

Senior Minister Wasay Lashes at Chief Minister for Spending Time Outside Balochistan

Senior Minister Wasay Lashes at Chief Minister for Spending Time Outside Balochistan

The Baloch Hal News QUETTA: Senior Minister of Balochistan cabinet and JUI-F leader Maulana Abdul Wasay has criticized Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani for not being present in Balochistan due to which he says the problems of the province are not being properly addressed. “The Chief Minister spends most time outside the province or does [...]