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Editorial: Embracing Musharraf’s Cronies

Editorial: Embracing Musharraf’s Cronies

Until he joined the Pakistan Muslim League (P.M.L-Nawaz) on April 12th,2013, Jan Mohammad Jamali, who was elected as the new Speaker of the Balochistan Assembly on June 4, remained an ardent supporter of former military dictator General Pervez Muhsharraf. As a leader of the pro-Musharraf Pakistan Muslim League (P.M.L-Quaid-e-Azam), Mr. Jamali served as the Deputy [...]

Jan Jamali Elected as Balochistan Assembly Speaker

Jan Jamali Elected as Balochistan Assembly Speaker

From Express Tribune QUETTA: Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz’s (PML-N) Mir Jan Muhammad Jamali has been elected unopposed as the speaker of Balochistan Assembly while Mir Abdul Qadus Bizenjo was elected as deputy speaker on Monday. A meeting of the parliamentary board of PML-N and Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid (PML-Q) was called where speaker and [...]

Editorial: Choosing The Right Chief Minister

Editorial: Choosing The Right Chief Minister

For the first time in one decade, the process of choosing a chief minister for Balochistan is taking so long. This is not a bad thing at all. The last two chief ministers, Jam Mohammad Yousaf and Nawab Aslam Raisani, respectively belonging to the Pakistan Muslim League Quaid-e-Azam and the Pakistan People’s Party, were hastily picked [...]

Election 2013: Unofficial Results of Balochistan Assembly Seats

Election 2013: Unofficial Results of Balochistan Assembly Seats

Election 2013: Balochistan Assembly Results Constituency Winner(Unofficial Results) Party Affiliation PB1 Quetta I Tahir Mehmood Khan PML-N PB2 Quetta II Syed Ali Raza Independent PB3 QUETTA III Nawab Mohammad Ayaz Jogezai PKMP PB4 QUETTA IV Sardar Mohammad Raza Bareech PKMP PB5 QUETTA V Nasrullah Zahry PKMP PB6 QUETTA VI Manzoor Ahmed Kakar PKMP PB7 Ziarat [...]

Balochistan M.P.A., Sultan Tareen, Kidnapped From Kuchlack

Balochistan M.P.A., Sultan Tareen, Kidnapped From Kuchlack

From Express Tribune   QUETTA: A sitting Balochistan Assembly member  (and former provincial Minister for Prisons) was kidnapped from Kuchlack early on Tuesday, Radio Pakistan reported. MPA Sultan Tareen, of the Awami National Party (ANP), was travelling to Harnai from the provincial capital when he was abducted. Later in the day, the abduction was confirmed by [...]

Balochistan Assembly to Meet on Monday

Balochistan Assembly to Meet on Monday

From Dawn QUETTA: In an initiative that has the potential to set off a confrontation with Balochistan Governor Zulfiqar Magsi, the provincial assembly speaker called a session for Monday after receiving a requisition signed by 19 legislators. The requisition was made on Saturday by a bloc comprising members from parties which have dismissed the proclamation [...]

Regime Change

Regime Change

By Alefia T. Hussain Time was of essence last Sunday. As the night wore on, the PM, along with representatives of coalition and other parties, had little choice but to act – and concede to the demand of the peacefully demonstrating Hazara Shias. So, in an extraordinary late-night decision on Jan 13, Prime Minister Raja [...]

Editorial: Balochistan’s First Female Deputy Speaker

Editorial: Balochistan’s First Female Deputy Speaker

The election of Dr. Fozia Marri as the first ever Deputy Speaker of the Balochistan Assembly is one of the best decisions the current government has made during its five-year term. No matter how much of a cosmetic measure it may look, the appointment of a female member on such an important position holds much [...]

Dr. Fozia Marri to Become First Female Deputy Speaker of Balochistan Assembly

Dr. Fozia Marri to Become First Female Deputy Speaker of Balochistan Assembly

The Baloch Hal News QUETTA: Balochistan is all set to elect its first female Deputy Speaker of the Assembly on Monday as the provincial legislature meets to elect a new Speaker after the ouster of Mohammad Aslam Bhoootani through a no-trust motion. Balochistan National Party’s (Awami) member of the provincial assembly, Dr. Fozia  Marri, who [...]

Balochistan Legislators Outraged Over Assembly Secretary’s Controversial Media Appearance

Balochistan Legislators Outraged Over Assembly Secretary’s Controversial Media Appearance

From Express Tribune QUETTA: The secretary of the Balochistan Assembly drew fire from the legislators on Friday for calling a press conference on Wednesday to disclose that a no-trust motion being passed against the speaker was unconstitutional. Secretary Assembly’s move apparently foiled the bid to dethrone the Speaker and left the movers of no-confidence motion [...]

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