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QUETTA - Two settlers were shot dead in an incident of ‘target killing’ in Panjgoor town of Balochistan on Tuesday morning. Police said that unknown a

QUETTA - Two settlers were shot dead in an incident of ‘target killing’ in Panjgoor town of Balochistan on Tuesday morning. Police said that unknown armed assailants on motorcycles opened indiscriminate firing on the two persons near Grid Station area of Panjgoor, a bordering town with Iran. One person identified as Sarfaraz was killed on the spot while the other Munawar Hussain succumbed to his injuries in the hospital. ‘It is an incident of target killing’, said a police officer and said that both the victims were labourers and belonged to Punjab. Police has started investigation into the incident. Incidents of target killings in the province have increased manifold and more than 18 people have been killed in past one week in different towns of Balochistan including a renowned educationist, Professor Fazal Bari in provincial capital Quetta on Monday.

Balochistan Package no solution: Magsi

Published: March 24, 2010 Print Facebook Digg StumbleUpon Text Size QUETTA - Governor Baloc-histan Nawab Zulfiqar Magsi has said the Aghaz-i-Haqooq Balochistan Package was not the solution to the province’s problems. He stated this while talking to newsmen after an awards distribution ceremony here on Tuesday in connection with Pakistan Day. Magsi said that there was no law and order in the province and unless strict action was taken against people involved in deteriorating law and order, the situation could not be improved. Referring to Frontier Corps (FC), he said that if provincial government is not satisfied with the performance of FC than Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Aslam Khan Raisani could send troops back to barracks through an order. Responding to a question, he said that the provincial government should take action against those policemen who refuse to perform duties under pretext of law and order situation in province. Nawab Magsi said that he did not know about inv

BISP poverty survey in Balochistan to be completed in June

ISLAMABAD, Mar 24 (APP): Poverty survey under the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) in all the districts of Balochistan will be completed till June. The survey in the rest of the country will be initiated in May.This was stated by Farzana Raja, Chairperson BISP while addressing the closing ceremony of Earthquake Disability project and launching of MIOP Micro Finance for Persons With Disabilities arranged by Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF). The pilot phase of poverty survey has already been completed in 16 districts and the number of families are now being registered, she addded. Farzana said the organizations serving persons with disabilities (PWDs) are doing commendable jobs through bringing them into mainstream, Farzana said while terming physical disability and poverty as two main hindrances in the country’ development. The services of these people and organizations should be acknowledged to encourage their efforts for the uplift of humanity. People belonging to

‘Provincial autonomy to resolve Balochistan’s issues’

http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/pakistan/provinces/04-balochistan-magsi-qs-04 QUETTA: After weeks of target killings and unrest in Balochistan, Governor Balochistan Nawab Zulfiqar Magsi on Tuesday said the Aghaz-i-Haqooq-i-Balochistan package was not the solution to the province’s problems. Speaking to journalists at the Governor House, Magsi said Balochistan’s issues could only be addressed through complete provincial autonomy. This comes a day after Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani linked the recent deteriorating law and order situation in the province to the ongoing war in Afghanistan. Raisani said incidents of target killing and bomb blasts were aimed at damaging Balochistan’s economy. — DawnNews