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Demand “Internal Democracy” from all Baloch groups Source: Baloch Youth Network Internal democracy which means that people who lead parties must be elected democratically within their parties. All groups aspiring to manage and direct public affairs shall have internal democracy. The world is rapidly changing with technology, communication, innovation, global best practices, and Baloch people  as a part of the global community cannot afford to lag behind. If one start comparing Baloch political  parties we often see Sardars are  the sole head till they pass on the baton to next generation. Common Baloch, whether or not they are aware of the fact that  political parties’ should have internal democracy is debatable. The concept of internal democracy operates on the premise of due process, fair play, equity and good conscience in the discharge of duties and obligations to organizations, groups or the society at large. In modern socie

What Will Happen If The U.S. Leaves Afghanistan Prematurely LAWRENCE SELLIN Retired Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve 1:31 PM 07/26/2017 Stated simply, one gigantic, transnational jihadi region in South Asia will come to exist. Let me begin by describing what, in the news media, appears to be two different events, but are really the same thing. On July 23, 2016, the Washington Post  reported  on a U.S.-Afghan military operation against the Islamic State in Khorasan (ISIS-K) in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, which forms the border with Pakistan’s Khyber Agency in the restive, terrorist-infested Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). In April, the U.S. military dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb, a MOAB “the mother of all bombs,” on a cave complex known to be occupied by ISIS-K in the Achin’s district of Nangarhar. On July 23, 2016, Pakistani news  reported  that the Pakistani Army announced that it has cleared two strongholds of terrorists in

SC questions Balochistan govt over lack of progress in Quetta bombing case By GEO NEWS   Wednesday Jul 26, 2017 The SC bench ordered that the trauma centre of the Civil Hospital should be immediately made functional. Photo: File   ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court questioned on Wednesday the Balochistan government for the lack of progress in the Quetta bombing case. The three-member bench, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, also expressed anger over the lack of implementation of recommendations submitted by the apex court’s commission over the attack in Quetta.  On August 8, 2016, more than 70 people — mostly lawyers — were killed and as many as 112 injured when a powerful explosion ripped through Quetta’s Civil Hospital. The members of the legal fraternity had gathered at the hospital after a senior lawyer was brought there following a targetted attack.  “Such a big incident occurred and yet no one has done anything about it,” remarked Justice Gulzar Ahmed.

Abducted ex-Balochistan higher education secretary returns home By  Our Corresondent Published: July 26, 2017 Kidnappers gave Abdullah Jan Rs1,000 before leaving him in Naushki district after four months and 11 days. PHOTO: EXPRESS QUETTA :  Former Balochistan higher education secretary Abdullah Jan, who was abducted from Quetta, returned home safely on Wednesday after four months and 11 days. He was kidnapped from near his home on Brohi Road on 15 March along with his driver. Later abductors released the driver at some distance from the scene. Kidnappers gave Jan Rs1,000 and left him in district Noshki, some 96km away from Quetta. He reached the main road by taking a lift from a motorcyclist.  Subsequently, he travelled by a van to reach Quetta followed by riding a rickshaw to reunite with family in Wahdat Colony. Balochistan higher education secretary abducted from Quetta Talking to media his elder son Atique said that Balochistan Chief