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Closer, messier Senate emerges after polls

ISLAMABAD: All the hullabaloo and mudslinging over Thursday’s Senate elections did not disturb the expected outcome as the ruling PML-N and main opposition PPP got almost equal representation in the upper house of the parliament over the next three years. 1,033 more words


Is Britain complicit in human rights violations in Balochistan?

by Faiz M Baluch

Balochistan, bordering Iran to the West and Afghanistan to the North, was an independent country before the British attacked and invaded it in 1839. 1,325 more words

Human Rights

Woman, two children killed in blast caused by gas leakage

QUETTA: A woman and her two children were killed and three children suffered burn injuries in two explosions caused by gas leak in Marriabad area on Monday. 158 more words


Balochistan legislators violate party policies in Senate elections

QUETTA: In clear violation of party rules, members of three political parties proposed and seconded independent candidates for the Senate elections in Balochistan.

Seven members of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) proposed and seconded independent candidates for Senate elections in the province. 420 more words


come, children

Real life has changed since the time that I first shared this song, naively titled “the time that we shall see”. Somehow, only a few years ago, there was a sense of potential in Pakistan, and a feeling that if people took the destiny of their children in their own hands, things could be different. 416 more words


Quetta’s Hazaras: Old wounds, new fears

The Express Tribune: January 22, 2015

There are some days when Jawad Hazara follows his son Ibtihaj’s school van as it ferries the 12-year-old boy from his home in Quetta’s Gulistan Town till the entrance to the cantonment area where Army Public School and College Seven Streams is located. 93 more words


Polio campaign postponed in Quetta due to 'inadequate security'

QUETTA: A scheduled polio campaign in Quetta was postponed owing to lack of security for vaccination teams on Monday.

The second phase of the vaccination drive was scheduled to be launched in Quetta in order to administer polio drops to children below the age of five years. 359 more words