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Balochistan collects Rs2.5b from minerals sector during outgoing FY 1 day ago APP       ISLAMABAD - The Balochistan government has collected Rs2.5 billion from minerals sector during the current financial year, despite coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown. The government has collected the huge amount from mining sector and deposited in the provincial treasury, an official of the Balochistan government said. Computerized weighing scales have been installed besides increasing mining check posts in the province and upgrading royalty system in line with the modern technology, he added. The official said that the Department of Mines and Minerals would launch a project of digitisation of royalty system to bring transparency in revenue collection management

Why Balochistan Liberation Army, which targets Chinese interests in Pak, may have attacked Karachi stock exchange

Pakistan Stock Exchange attack: If indeed this is an attack by the BLA, this is their second time in Karachi, Pakistan’s business capital and its largest city where the country’s biggest port is located. Written By  Nirupama Subramanian  , Edited By Explained Desk | Mumbai | Updated: June 30, 2020 12:14:47 am Security personnel surround the Stock Exchange Building after gunmen’s attack in Karachi, Pakistan, Monday, June 29, 2020. (AP Photo: Fareed Khan) Posted on Twitter and other social media, a photograph stamped with the letters B L A, showing four armed men in camouflage with a caption naming them and their “self-sacrificing attack” on the  Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi  earlier on Monday, is being widely seen as a claim by the Balochistan Liberation Army for the attack. The BLA is a Baloch secessionist militant group headed by UK-based Hyrbayair Marri. Pakistan has long accused India of backing Baloch separatists and militants — an allegation India has always denied. It also

BLA released Further details for the attack on Pakistan’s Stock Exchange in Karachi.

BLA released Further details for the attack on Pakistan’s Stock Exchange in Karachi. Date:  29 Jun 2020 Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), an armed group who claims to fight for the “independence of Balochistan, has release the offical statement. According to the detailed statement released to the media, Baloch Liberation Army’s (BLA) spokesperson, Jeehand Baloch, claimed the responsibility of an attack on Karachi Stock Exchange and claimed that the attack was carried out by its Majeed Brigade, which carries out sacrificial attacks. Jeehand Baloch said that the attack was aimed at targeting Pakistan’s economy which is built on the seventy-two years exploits of Balochistan and genocide of Baloch people and his organization see Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) as a base and symbol of exploitative machinery of Pakistan. He said that the purpose of attacking Pakistani economy’s backbone at KSE was a message to Pakistan that the economy which is based on the exploitation and blood of Baloch, no matt

BLA statement on Karachi Stock Exchange attack

Source;  کراچی اسٹاک ایکسینج پر حملے کی ذمہ داری قبول کرتے ہیں۔ بی ایل اے آج بروز پیر بلوچ لبریشن آرمی کے مجید بریگیڈ کے فدائین نے کراچی میں پاکستان کے سب سے بڑے اسٹاک ایکسینج 'کےایس ای' پر حملہ کرکے متعدد سیکورٹی اہکاروں کو ہلاک کردیا۔ اس حملے کی ذمہ داری بلوچ لبریشن آرمی قبول کرتی ہے۔ اس حملے کا مقصد پاکستان کی معیشت کو نشانہ بنانا تھا۔ پاکستان کی معیشت بلوچ قوم کی بہتر سالہ استحصال اور نسل کشی پر کھڑی ہے اور کراچی اسٹاک ایکسچینج اسی استحصالی معیشت کی ایک بنیاد اور علامت ہے۔ مجید بریگیڈ کے فدائین پاکستان کی معیشیت کی ریڑھ کی ہڈی پر وار کرکے یہ پیغام دینا چاہتے ہیں کہ جو معیشت بلوچوں کی لوٹ کھسوٹ اور خون کی قیمت پر دشمن تعمیر کرتارہا ہے، اسے پاکستان جتنا محفوظ سمجھتا ہو، بلوچ سرمچار اسے کہیں بھی نشانہ بنانے کی صلاحیت اور سکت رکھتے ہیں اور اسکی کمر توڑ سکتے ہیں۔  بلوچ وسائل کی لوٹ مار میں نا صرف قابض ملک پاکستان شامل ہے، بلکہ چین بھی اس میں براہ راست شریک ہے۔ ہم اس سے قبل چین کو تنبیہہ کرچکے ہیں کہ وہ بلوچستان میں اپنے استحصالی اور توسیع پسندانہ عزا

Militants attack Karachi stock exchange, killing at least 3

By ADIL JAWAD 2 hours ago KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Militants attacked the stock exchange in the Pakistani city of Karachi on Monday, killing at least three people — two guards and a policeman, according to police. Special police forces deployed to the scene of the attack and in a swift operation secured the building, killing all four gunmen. A third security guard was reported to be in critical condition following the assault. There were no reports of any wounded among the brokers and employees inside the exchange and a separatist militant group from a neighboring province later claimed responsibility for the attack. The attackers were armed with grenades and automatic rifles, police said. They launched the attack by opening fire at the entrance gate of the Pakistan Stock Exchange in the southern port city, the country’s financial center. Heavily armed special forces quickly surrounded the building located in the heart of Karachi’s financial district, where the Pakistan Sta

Baloch writer refuses literary award from Pakistan due to state's oppressive policies

ANI |  Updated:  Jun 27, 2020 22:12 IST Balochistan  [ Pakistan ], June 27 (ANI): Akbar Barakzai, a renowned Baloch poet and author, has refused an academic award from  Pakistan  for the best work in Baloch literature, citing the government's policies 'inflicted' on  Balochistan  that have 'subjugated' the populace, The  Balochistan  Post reported. According to the details, Barakzai's book 'Zaban Zanti-u-Balochi Zaban Zanti' had been nominated for the Syed Zahoor Shah Hashmi Award - named after another Baloch scholar, philosopher and poet - by the  Pakistan i Academy of Letters (PAL). When he was informed about the nominations, he rebuffed the academic award and the accompanying 200,000 rupees cash prize through an email sent to the Chairman of the PAL, Yousuf Khushk. In his email, Barakzai thanked the PAL for the nomination but said that he cannot accept this award. When asked about his decision, he cited the policies 'inflicted' on  Balochistan

Orphaned Baloch Freedom Struggle chugs on

By  Dr. Ankit Srivastava, Chief Editor June 29, 2020 SHARE 0 China’s colonisation of Pakistan and Balochistan offer the newest threat to Baloch identity The political situation in Balochistan is very grim. Pakistan has been exploiting the natural resources of Balochistan to its benefit at the expense of local Baloch. All their plea for justice has so far fallen on deaf ears. Balochistan is the biggest province in Pakistan area-wise, but thinly populated. Over decades, Pakistan is settling the ethnic groups from outside, mainly Pakistani Punjabis, to overwhelm the number of local Baloch. This demographic re-engineering is of the type Pakistan essayed in Kashmir to outnumber the local Hindus. The main tribes in Balochistan are the Marris, the Mengals and the Bugtis. When Baloch National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) faction became the coalition partner of Imran Khan’s PTI government, the development aroused expectations that