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Where the Real Power Lies in Pakistan

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/12/25/opinion/where-the-real-power-lies-in-pakistan.html?referer=https://t.co/ukjiQ6WaRJ?amp=1 Opinion EDITORIAL Image Honoring victims of a Dec. 17 suicide bombing attack at a church in Quetta, Pakistan, in which at least nine people were killed and more than 35 others wounded.CreditBanaras Khan/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images By  The Editorial Board Dec. 25, 2017 Any hope after  the ouster of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif  in July that his successor, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, would assert some civilian sway over Pakistan’s powerful security establishment has evaporated, as terrorism claims new civilian victims and the army uses Islamist extremists to stage what has all the hallmarks of a velvet coup. On Dec. 17 two suicide bombers burst into  a church full of worshipers  in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan Province, killing at least nine people and wounding more than 35 others. The bombing is the latest in a string of bloody attacks on civilian

Where the Real Power Lies in Pakistan

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/12/25/opinion/where-the-real-power-lies-in-pakistan.html?referer=https://t.co/ukjiQ6WaRJ?amp=1 Opinion EDITORIAL Image Honoring victims of a Dec. 17 suicide bombing attack at a church in Quetta, Pakistan, in which at least nine people were killed and more than 35 others wounded.CreditBanaras Khan/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images By  The Editorial Board Dec. 25, 2017 Any hope after  the ouster of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif  in July that his successor, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, would assert some civilian sway over Pakistan’s powerful security establishment has evaporated, as terrorism claims new civilian victims and the army uses Islamist extremists to stage what has all the hallmarks of a velvet coup. On Dec. 17 two suicide bombers burst into  a church full of worshipers  in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan Province, killing at least nine people and wounding more than 35 others. The bombing is the latest in a string of bloody attacks on civilian

I was the first chief minister to address the existence of death squads in Balochistan: Abdul Malik Baloch

https://herald.dawn.com/news/1153954/i-was-the-first-chief-minister-to-address-the-existence-of-death-squads-in-balochistan-abdul-malik-baloch Shah Meer Baloch Published about 17 hours ago Former chief minister Abdul Malik Baloch | Reuters Law and order in Balochistan has been bad recently. Last month, the bullet-riddled bodies of at least 20 young men were discovered in Kech district, near the Pak-Iran border. They were passing through the province apparently on their way to Europe as illegal migrants when unknown gunmen killed them. They all came from various districts in central Punjab. More recently, on November 25, a suicide bomb attack in Quetta targeted a Frontier Corps convoy, leaving at least five people dead and injuring a further 26. The police in Balochistan have also found themselves under renewed attack. Since October, at least 10 policemen have been killed in and around Quetta alone. Two senior officers, an additional inspector general and a superintendent of polic

I was the first chief minister to address the existence of death squads in Balochistan: Abdul Malik Baloch

https://herald.dawn.com/news/1153954/i-was-the-first-chief-minister-to-address-the-existence-of-death-squads-in-balochistan-abdul-malik-baloch Shah Meer Baloch Published about 17 hours ago Former chief minister Abdul Malik Baloch | Reuters Law and order in Balochistan has been bad recently. Last month, the bullet-riddled bodies of at least 20 young men were discovered in Kech district, near the Pak-Iran border. They were passing through the province apparently on their way to Europe as illegal migrants when unknown gunmen killed them. They all came from various districts in central Punjab. More recently, on November 25, a suicide bomb attack in Quetta targeted a Frontier Corps convoy, leaving at least five people dead and injuring a further 26. The police in Balochistan have also found themselves under renewed attack. Since October, at least 10 policemen have been killed in and around Quetta alone. Two senior officers, an additional inspector general and a superintendent of polic

Seven killed, two injured in Dera Bugti firing and explosion incident

https://www.samaa.tv/pakistan/2017/12/seven-killed-two-injured-dera-bugti-firing-explosion-incident/ December 21, 2017   By: Samaa Web Desk Published in  Pakistan DERA BUGTI : Seven people were killed and two were injured on Thursday as a bomb blast and firing incident occurred.  The incident occurred in Dera Bugti’s Toba Nohkani area where seven people were killed and two injured as an armed clash took place between rival clans. Assailants opened fire by breaking into the house of the representative of a tribal clan and killed him along with his two wives and three daughters. The daughters who were killed in the incident were aged between 1-5 years old. The vehicle carrying bodies of the victims ran over a mine, which triggered an explosion. One more person was killed and two people were injured as a result of the explosion