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Azad Singh Rathore's New Book Is A Descriptive Glimpse Into The Land Of Balochistan And Its Struggles

Azad's book comprehensively encapsulates revelations about the various human rights violations, economic and social manipulation and wrongdoings in Balochistan committed by the Pakistan Government Azad Singh Rathore's new book " Balochistan: The Heights of Oppression " uncovers and brings to light the continued yet largely overlooked atrocities and inhumanities inflicted by Pakistan on the land of Balochistan and its people. Despite being one of the four provinces of Pakistan and the largest in terms of land area, Balochistan has remained majorly disadvantaged and underdeveloped, and its people are incessantly subject to economic, social and political marginalization and exclusion. In his book, Azad Singh Rathore aims to provide proper context to the readers and has given brief but not slight descriptions of Balochistan's history and the numerous events that led to its annexation and perpetual subjugation. Azad's book comprehensively encapsulates revelations a

Balochistan's population criterion alone may not be appropriate for creating new districts, say analysts

ANI Mon, 26 July, 2021, 9:24 pm · 3-min read Representative Image Balochistan [Pakistan], July 26 (ANI): Some Pakistani citizens, as well as media analysts, feel that the Balochistan government's decision to create a new district Chaman and a new division, Loralai has clear "political undertones" and this may not be in the best interest of the people. Adnan Aamir, writing in The News International said that the population criterion alone may not be appropriate for creating new districts. The decision will take the number of districts in Balochistan to 34 and the divisions 8. The Jam Kamal government of Balochistan based on the recommendation of a committee bifurcated Qila Abdullah into districts and has carved out Chaman as a new district. The government has also divided the Zhob division into two, thereby making Loralai a separate division, reported The News International. While some vested interests are supporting the formation of new districts, this may not be in the b

4 Injured, Paramilitary Vehicle Damaged in Blast at Pak's Balochistan Province

The explosion was caused by a timed device, which had around one kg of explosives. (Representational image) The incident took place when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded outside the main gate of the vegetable market in Hazar Ganji on the outskirts of Quetta PTI KARACHI  // Updated: July 26, 2021, 23:25 IST Four people were injured and a Pakistani paramilitary vehicle was damaged in a blast on Monday in the country’s restive Balochistan province, police said. The incident took place when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded outside the main gate of the vegetable market in Hazar Ganji on the outskirts of Quetta, a spokesman for the Balochistan Counter-Terrorism Department said. The blast left four passerby wounded, while a Frontier Corps vehicle was damaged, he said, adding that two of the injured are in critical condition. The Frontier Corps is a paramilitary force of Pakistan that is currently stationed in the provinces of Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to mai

Repairing Another Crack in the CPEC

Author: Munir Ahmed Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and the ISI chief Lt General Faiz Hamid have had their “strategic meetings” with Chinese counterparts on a variety of issues. They have assured China of addressing their key concerns over the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects in the context of the July 14 Dasu incident in which nine Chinese workers had died. Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Chairman, Lt Gen (retd) Muzammil Hussain also called on Chinese Ambassador Nong Rong on Friday and discussed the matters relating to the resumption of construction at Dasu dam. So, we can see all efforts are on for repairing another crack in the CPEC and Sino-Pak relations. The Dasu incident has once again opened a Pandora’s box of domestic security measures for the foreign workers in Pakistan. Some of the international media, especially the Indian channels, have put in every effort to blow it up; linking it to Pakistan’s incapacity to provide security to foreign w