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EU Ambassador Discusses Human Rights Situation During Quetta Visit

EU Ambassador Discusses Human Rights Situation During Quetta Visit

The Baloch Hal News QUETTA, Feb 26: A delegation of European Union (EU), led by its Islamabad-based Ambassador Lars Gunnar Wigemark, arrived here on Sunday. The delegation, during its visit, met with the members of human rights organizations and some nationalist leaders who apprised the delegation about the situation of Balochistan. The EU Ambassador Lars [...]

Pakistan Media Spins Wild Myths About Baloch Crisis

Pakistan Media Spins Wild Myths About Baloch Crisis

By Mike Hughes Many Pakistani news outlets have been propagating the absurdity that nearly every other country on earth is responsible for the ongoing human rights violations in Balochistan except for, of course, Pakistan. Countless Pakistani journalists have posited that, for years now, the intelligence wings of the U.S., India and/or Israel have managed to [...]

Editorial: Congress’s Landmark Balochistan Hearing

Editorial: Congress’s Landmark Balochistan Hearing

Wednesday’s hearing on Balochistan of the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs was a spectacular success under every standard for the Baloch nationalist movement. Chaired by Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican congressman from California, the hearing was attended by four more congressmen, bringing together members of America’s two most important political parties, the Democrats and the Republicans, [...]

Election Commission Issues Senate Election Schedule

Election Commission Issues Senate Election Schedule

The Baloch Hal QUETTA: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued the schedule for the upcoming senate elections which will be held on March 2nd. According to an official notification, candidates in Balochistan can file nomination papers at the provincial office of the the Election Commission on February 13 and 14.  The nomination papers [...]

“We Don’t Have Much Time Left”

“We Don’t Have Much Time Left”

By Malik Siraj Akbar Mark Twain once said “travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness.” Pakistan’s former high commissioner to United Kingdom and the current Ibn Khaldun Chair at the Washington DC-based American University, Professor Akbar S. Ahmed, truly fits in the category of people who believe in seeing and experiencing things to challenge [...]

Solve the Pakistan Problem by Redrawing the Map

Solve the Pakistan Problem by Redrawing the Map

By M. Chris Mason Relations between the United States and Pakistan have reached an all-time low. The Khyber Pass is closed to NATO cargo, U.S. personnel were evicted from Shamsi airbase and Pakistani observers have been recalled from joint co-operation centres. Much more importantly, senior officials in Washington now know that Pakistan has been playing [...]

Two Chagai Residents Allegedly Killed in Nato Firing

Two Chagai Residents Allegedly Killed in Nato Firing

QUETTA: Two Pakistani nationals were allegedly shotdead by Nato forces in Helmand province of Afghanistan, which shares borderwith the Chagai district of Balochistan, on Thursday. According to Levies Force sources, two persons,namely Muhammad Usman and Abdullah, resident of Chagai district had gone toBibijani area of Helmand province of Afghanistan to visit their relatives, whenpersonnel of [...]

President Zardari Discusses Balochistan With Chief Minister Raisani

President Zardari Discusses Balochistan With Chief Minister Raisani

Balochistan Teachers Organize Hunger Strike Camp Seeking Fulfillment of Demands

Balochistan Teachers Organize Hunger Strike Camp Seeking Fulfillment of Demands

The Baloch Hal News QUETTA:  The hunger strike camp of Government Teachers Association (GTA), which has been established outside Quetta Press Club to press government to meet their demands, entered into 4th consecutive day on Friday. The participants of camp also staged a protest demonstration outside press club and chanted slogans in support of their [...]

Unprecedented Law Suit: Balochistan CM Files Case Against PPP President Umrani

Unprecedented Law Suit: Balochistan CM Files Case Against PPP President Umrani

The Baloch Hal News QUETTA: A court has issued notice to provincial president of the ruling Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Mir Sadiq Umrani on a suit for damages filed by the Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Muhammad Aslam Raisani. Political pundits in Quetta say this is one of the interesting suits in the recent history of [...]