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12 arrested in Radd-ul-Fasaad raids in Balochistan By  Our Correspondent Published: July 30, 2017 File photo of FC Quetta troops. PHOTO: AFP QUETTA :  Police and security forces arrested 12 suspects following raids carried out as part of Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad in different parts of Balochistan on Sunday. Eleven of them were arrested during a joint operation conducted by Frontier Corps (FC) Balochistan and local police in the Killi Deba area of Quetta, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement. According to the military’s media wing, the joint police-FC ‘sanitisation’ operation was launched in parts of Quetta late Friday night in view of the recent spate of target killings and bombings in the provincial capital. “More than 3,000 security personnel and 208 teams – also comprising 208 women personnel – are participating in the operation,” Quetta FC Commander Brigadier Khalid Baig told the media on Satur

BNC strongly condemn the Pakistan’s Supreme Court for its hypocritical verdict to disqualify PM Nawaz Sharif. Washington D.C  --  Balochistan National Congress (BNC) strongly condemn the Pakistan’s supreme court for its hypocritical verdict against PM Nawaz Sharif to disqualify him.  PM Nawaz sharif was declared disqualified to hold or run for the office of Premiership by the Pakistan Supreme Court for hiding his salary in his last application, years ago when he ran for the Office. “It is very sad and pity that the Supreme Court didn’t charged him for the Panama scandal, mega corruptions and money laundering but used a silly, totally irrelevant and pity excuse to disqualify him”, said Dr. Baloch, the President of BNC.  He said Baloch people have no sympathy for PM Nawaz sharif being gone but the question is why this Supreme court doesn’t act or move when Baloch citizens are made disappeared in thousands, their houses are being burned to ashes on daily bases by the Pashtun FC making them

How did we get here? So what happens when you lose friends, alienate people, and surround yourself with the fog of war? Analysis Published on July 29, 2017  🔗 by    Waqas Ahmed The principle of causality says that all effects have causes. Pakistanis try to simplify the cause and effect equation. They do not like more than one or two variables. “X happened because of Y and Y only,” they like to think. But that is never true because there are infinite causes and the world is chaotic. In this chaos a ruler protects himself by creating a semblance of order around him. Internally he has institutions that are politically aligned with him, and externally he has foreign powers that help him in times of need. Information Minister Parvaiz Rasheed was fired amid Dawn Leaks FiascoPakistani polity is complex. Judiciary, Bureaucracy, Military are pillars every ruler must balance upon, in addition to managing the political, business, and the feudal cla

UN panel recommends ‘drastic steps’ to improve Pakistan’s HR record

Hassan Belal Zaidi July 28, 2017 23 0 ISLAMABAD: The UN Human Rights Committee on Thursday called on Pakistan to repeal or amend all blasphemy laws, abolish the death penalty, and criminalise enforced disappearances to end the practice of secret detention. The recommendations came after the conclusion of the review of Pakistan’s commitments under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which was held in Geneva earlier this month. In a 51-point report, the UN panel observed that Pakistan “should adopt all... measures necessary to ensure that the National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) is able to carry out its mandate fully and in an effective and independent manner”. It also called for strengthening the commission to ensure that it was able to investigate all allegations of rights violations committed by any official entity. ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER AD Geneva-based review seeks end to blasphemy law, death penalty and enforced disappearances The