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No power for 14 hours makes life ‘living hell’ Saturday, March 27, 2010 By By Our Correspondent LAHORE AT least eight to 10 hour loadshedding in urban and 12 to 14 hour loadshedding in rural areas is bringing untold misery to the people. The Pakistan Electric Power Company (Pepco) is shutting down power for as long as 14 hours in a day as shortfall between demand and supply has touched the figure of 5,000MW. Some rural areas in the country are even facing up to 17 hours of loadshedding. A man from Chak Narang, a village on the Rawalpindi-Chakwal Road, told The News on Friday that his village experienced up to 20 hours of loadshedding during since the Thursday night. Naila Faisal from Jhelum gave the following timings of loadshedding in her city; 10am-11am, 12 noon till 2pm, 4pm-7pm, sometimes 6pm-8pm, 10pm-12am, 3am-4am, and 5am-6am. People from the provincial capital said they were also observing more than 8 hours loadshedding which was a scheduled time given by Pepco for the u

One killed, 5 injured in bomb blasts

By: Bari Baloch | Published: March 27, 2010 QUETTA – A man was killed and five others sustained injuries in two separate bomb blasts in Dera Bugti and Kohlu districts of Balochistan on Friday. Police sources said that an explosive device planted by unidentified people in Pir Koh area of Dera Bugti exploded and killed a man on the spot. He was identified as Khalil Ahmed and wounded two others. The injured were identified as Sona Khan and Ghulam Hussain. They were shifted to nearby hospital for medical treatment. Sources said the blast was carried out through a remote-controlled device. Shortly after the incident, personnel of law enforcement agencies reached the site and cordoned off the area. Police handed over the body to heirs after completing legal formalities and registered a case against unknown miscreants. In another incident, three people were wounded in a bomb blast in a hotel in Kohlu. Sources said that an explosive device placed in a hotel went off with a huge explosion and

Waja Mir Abdul Nabi Bangulzai’s interview

NOVEMBER 30, 2008...11:23 PM Mir Nabi’s first interview after his release from enemy detention, he was kept imprisoned for 8 years on charges of resisting the Pakistani occupation of Balochistan. The interview was conducted by a local news agency in Quetta on 29 November. Scripts of interview: Neither the charter of 1940 nor the provincial autonomy is the headache of Baloch people, occupiers know very well that what Balochs want but still they are denying the fact. The enemy has meticulously made our land Balochistan a hell for us, our land has been created into a symbol of terror and fear. If Balochistan is a hell for Baloch then someone doesn’t think that it will be a paradise for others. The so-called reconciliation efforts by Pakistan are deception and drama, to cover-up the reality, and we strongly reject it. Arrests, missing of people and military operations are still going on,