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Gunmen attack Pakistani stock exchange, seven killed: police

Gunmen attacked the Pakistan Stock Exchange building in the city of Karachi on Monday killing two guards and a policeman before security forces killed all four of the attackers, police said. Separatist insurgents from Balochistan province - the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) - claimed responsibility in a post on Twitter but Reuters was not able to verify the authenticity of the claim and spokesmen for the group were not available for comment. "We locked ourselves in our offices," Asad Javed, who...
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Bomb kills six soldiers in SW Pakistan

An improvised explosive device hit a Pakistani security forces vehicle in the restive southwestern province of Balochistan on Friday, killing six soldiers and wounding one other, the army said. The incident took place in the treacherous highlands of Kech district, some 14 kilometres (eight miles) from the Pakistan-Iran border, where soldiers from the paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC) were on a routine patrol.
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Exiled Pakistani journalist goes missing in Sweden

Sajid Hussain, who wrote about rights abuses in Balochistan, had been granted Swedish asylumA prominent Pakistani journalist who fled the country after receiving death threats has gone missing in Sweden where he had been granted political asylum.Sajid Hussain, 39, went into self-imposed exile in 2012 after his reporting on forced disappearances and human rights abuses in the turbulent region of Balochistan had led to death threats. He had continued to run an online newspaper, the Balochistan Tim...
Tags: Europe, Human Rights, Sweden, Media, World news, South and Central Asia, Pakistan, Journalist safety, Balochistan, Sajid Hussain, Balochistan Times


'Coal workers are orphans': the children and slaves mining Pakistan's coal

Injuries and fatalities are common among thousands of debt-bonded men and children toiling in one of the world’s harshest work environmentsAll photographs by Mashal BalochThe spectre of death hovers over the coal mines of Balochistan. Under scorching skies, this turbulent south-west region of Pakistan is home to one of the world’s harshest work environments, where tens of thousands of men and children descend below the surface each day to dig up thousands of tonnes of coal.The threats of undergr...
Tags: India, Mining, South and Central Asia, Pakistan, Global development, Slavery, Child Labour, Balochistan, Mashal BalochThe


Pakistan no longer a militant safe haven: PM Imran Khan

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan insisted Monday that his country is no longer a militant safe haven, and said his administration fully supports the Afghan peace process. Khan's assertion was however challenged hours later, when a suicide bomber targeted a religious rally in the southwestern province of Balochistan. The premier's comments come as the US and the Taliban appear on the brink of a deal that would see US forces begin to pull out of Afghanistan.
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How to plan a trip to Pakistan

For much of the past two decades, Pakistan was hardly thought of as a tourist destination. Though the mountain-rich South Asian nation had once been an integral part of the Hippie Trail, foreign arrivals all but ceased post-9/11. But the tourism department has been completely overhauled under Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government. The country saw a 70 percent increase in foreign tourist arrivals between 2017-2018, according to Middle Eastern news outlet Gulf News. This number is only project...
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Nine members of Pakistan navy killed in bus crash -officials

At least nine members of the Pakistan navy were killed and 29 other people injured when their bus fell into a deep roadside ditch in the south of the country on Tuesday, officials said. The bus was on its way to Karachi from a naval base in Balochistan province when it developed a technical fault and crashed on a mountain pass on the Makran Coastal Highway, Muhammad Jameel, assistant commissioner for Bela town near where the accident took place, told Reuters. "Nine soldiers of the navy were ki...
Tags: News, Pakistan, KARACHI, Balochistan, Reuters Nine, Bela, Jameel, Makran Coastal Highway Muhammad Jameel


University vice-chancellor stands aside over blackmail claims in Pakistan

Javed Iqbal denies involvement in scandal over alleged use of CCTV footage to extort money from students in BalochistanThe vice-chancellor of a university in the volatile region of Balochistan in Pakistan has temporarily stepped down from his role following the launch of an investigation into allegations of harassment and blackmail on campus.Javed Iqbal said on Sunday that he was leaving his post at the University of Balochistan until the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) concluded its inquiry ...
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Five dead in attack on luxury Pakistan hotel, military says

Five people including a soldier were killed after gunmen stormed a five-star luxury hotel in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province, the military said Sunday.
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Five killed in attack on luxury Pakistan hotel, military says

Five people including a soldier were killed after gunmen stormed a five-star luxury hotel in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province, the military said Sunday.
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5 killed in Pakistan hotel attack, military says

Five people including a soldier were killed after gunmen stormed a five-star luxury hotel in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province, the military said Sunday.
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Pakistan attack: Gunmen killed five in Balochistan hotel

The three attackers were also killed in Saturday's siege at the Pearl-Continental in Gwadar.
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Gunmen storm five-star hotel in Pakistan, killing at least one

Balochistan Home Minister Ziaullah Langove said most guests were evacuated from the five-star Pearl Continental Hotel, which helicopters circled as fighting was under way. Police said that in addition to the guard killed by the attackers, at least two other people were wounded but there was no final casualty total. Security forces cordoned off the area and cornered the attackers in a staircase leading to the top floor, the military said in a statement.
Tags: News, Pakistan, Balochistan, Continental Hotel, Ziaullah Langove


Pakistan says gunmen behind killing of 14 based in Iran

The gunmen who killed 14 members of Pakistan's security forces in the country's southwest earlier this week came from Iran to carry out the attack, officials said Saturday. Some 20 people wearing uniforms from the paramilitary Frontier Corps stopped buses in Balochistan province, which were travelling along the coast to megacity Karachi, before gunning down the security officials. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Pakistan had evidence the "terrorist outfits" that carried out the atta...
Tags: News, Iran, Pakistan, KARACHI, Balochistan, Frontier Corps, Shah Mehmood Qureshi


On the Pakistan-India Dangerous Escalation

Make Peace Not War War should never be an option. Sane people in South Asia must wake up to the fact that war only results in greater misery than almost every single alternative As a Pakistani American who has many Indian friends and who has hired Indians in a professional capacity, it took me years to wean off negativity towards India— not uncommon on both sides of the border. You can say what you want. But the fact remains that the two people have much more in common than either has with any ...
Tags: Politics, Media, India, Religion, War, Current Affairs, Pakistan, Islam, Imran Khan, Muslim, Un, Air Force, Kashmir, South Asia, Modi, Indians


Assault on Chinese consulate in Karachi leaves civilians and police dead

Three assailants also dead in attack in Pakistan claimed by Balochistan separatistsArmed separatists have stormed the Chinese consulate in Karachi, triggering an hour-long shootout during which two Pakistani civilians, two police officers and the three assailants were killed.The assault, claimed by a militant group from the south-western province of Balochistan, reflected the separatists’ attempt to strike at the heart of Pakistan’s close relationship with China, which has invested heavily in ro...
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Assault on Chinese consulate in Karachi as violence flares across region

Three assailants also dead in attack in Pakistan claimed by Balochistan separatistsArmed separatists have stormed the Chinese consulate in Karachi, triggering an hour-long shootout during which two Pakistani civilians, two police officers and the three assailants were killed.The assault, claimed by a militant group from the south-western province of Balochistan, reflected the separatists’ attempt to strike at the heart of Pakistan’s close relationship with China, which has invested heavily in ro...
Tags: China, World news, Asia Pacific, South and Central Asia, Pakistan, KARACHI, Balochistan


Police officers killed in assault on Chinese consulate in Karachi

Three assailants also dead in attack in Pakistan claimed by Balochistan separatistsArmed separatists have stormed the Chinese consulate in Karachi, triggering an hour-long shootout during which two police officers and all three assailants were killed, Pakistani officials have said.The assault, claimed by a militant group from the south-western province of Balochistan, reflected the separatists’ attempt to strike at the heart of Pakistan’s close relationship with China, which has invested heavily...
Tags: China, World news, Asia Pacific, South and Central Asia, Pakistan, KARACHI, Balochistan


Pakistan election 2018: Imran Khan's PTI ahead in projections amid vote-rigging allegations

Latest news as voters decide between former cricketer Imran Khan and brother of disgraced former PM Nawaz Sharif for PMFull story: Pakistan election in disarray as incumbent rejects result Pakistan elections: who is standing and what is at stake? 10.05am BST All major political parties have rejected the result of General Election 2018. Talking about rigging in GE 2018 Senator Mir Hasil Khan Bezinjo, President of the National Party told The Guardian’s Shah Meer Baloch: The election were compl...
Tags: Ge, World news, South and Central Asia, Pakistan, The Guardian, Imran Khan, National party, Nawaz Sharif, Islamabad, PTI, Balochistan, Election Commission, Mir Hasil Khan Bezinjo, Shah Meer Baloch, MMA NP, Frontier Corps Army


Pakistan holds elections today, results could garner further Christian persecution

Pakistan (MNN) – Earlier this year, Pakistan dropped from #4 to #5 on Open Doors USA’s World Watch List. But, this could change. “So far in the first six months of 2018, we’ve seen more kidnappings, rape of Christians, forced marriages and therefore forced conversions to Islam. The false charges of blasphemy... are just an increasing thing,” FMI's Bruce Allen shares. “Beatings that go along with that. And targeted murders of Christians simply because of their faith in Jesus Christ—people g...
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At least 149 killed in Pakistan terror strike targeting political rally

At least 149 people were killed and 186 injured in a suicide attack in Pakistan that targeted the convoy of a political candidate in this month's general election, according to Qaim Lashari, the Deputy Commissioner of Balochistan's Mastung region.
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At least 149 killed in Pakistan terror strike targeting political rally

At least 149 people were killed and 186 injured in a suicide attack in Pakistan that targeted the convoy of a political candidate in this month's general election, according to Qaim Lashari, the Deputy Commissioner of Balochistan's Mastung region.
Tags: Cnn, Pakistan, Balochistan, Mastung, Qaim Lashari


More than 100 killed in Pakistan's deadliest terror strike this year

At least 128 people have died in a suicide attack in Pakistan that targeted the convoy of a political candidate in this month's general election, according to Agha Omar Bangulzai, the caretaker Home Minister of Balochistan province.
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More than 100 killed in Pakistan terror strike targeting political rally

At least 128 people have died in a suicide attack in Pakistan that targeted the convoy of a political candidate in this month's general election, according to Agha Omar Bangulzai, the caretaker Home Minister of Balochistan province.
Tags: Cnn, Pakistan, Balochistan, Agha Omar Bangulzai


Roshan K Bharucha Sworn in as part of Pakistan’s Federal Caretaker Government

Roshan K. Bharucha is one of the six members of Pakistan’s caretaker federal government. Roshan along with her other colleagues was sworn in on June 4th. Roshan has been one of the leading Parsis in Quetta and has spent a lifetime in public service. Six-member caretaker federal cabinet sworn in A six-member caretaker federal cabinet appointed by interim prime minister Justice (retd) Nasirul Mulk was sworn-in on Tuesday. President Mamnoon Hussain administered oath to the interim cabine...
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The other Balochistan: Six stories of life in a conflict zone

How do you live in a conflict zone? The BBC finds six stories of hope in Balochistan.
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Six dead after militants attack Pakistan border posts

Six militants have been killed after a thwarted attack on Pakistan army posts along the country's border with Afghanistan, the military said Sunday. Five soldiers were injured in two separate attacks in Balochistan, a restive province in Pakistan's south, and the tribal district of Bajaur in the country's far north. "Security forces responded effectively and repulsed attacks, killing six terrorists," the military said in a statement, adding that four troops from the paramilitary Frontier Corps...
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Pakistan coal mine blast kills 23 near Quetta

The explosion in a mine in Balochistan caused a cave-in and a landslide, officials say.
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Pakistan coal mine collapse kills 16 near Quetta

Nine others are injured after a gas explosion in Balochistan caused a cave-in, officials say.
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Pakistan's Ziarat: An ancient juniper forest and its living fossils

Mature trees at Ziarat in Balochistan are often thousands of years old, but many end up as firewood.
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