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Pakistan's heart of darkness: Quetta

Before embarking on the journey to Quetta, we were relentlessly reminded to not expect an authentic insight into Balochistan by just visiting its capital.

While we found that to be true upon arrival, we almost immediately also realised that Quetta is partially submerged in the darkness of the restive province. 1,779 more words

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Bodies of Evidence

Jalil Reiki’s five-year-old son finally saw his father a week back. All the while that his father was missing the child was informed that he had been on a business tour to Karachi and would be back soon. 7 more words

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Herald Exclusive: Mangled facts

Muhammed Zabad was watching the evening news on a Balochi-language television channel on January 17, 2014, in his ancestral home in Awaran district’s Peer Andar town. 47 more words

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Malik not satisfied with anti-surgency organisation

An organisation which was set up to counter the insurgency in Balochistan has become the reason for increasing disorder in the province, Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch said in an interview with Dawn. Published in Dawn on April 20, 2014

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Footprints: Shrine to the Disappeared

IT couldn’t be more ironic. As we enter Marri Camp, near Shalkot — an area outside Quetta playing host to an estimated 100,000 members of the Marri tribe — songs lauding the land that is Pakistan start playing on the radio. 23 more words

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Footprints: Balochistan, A land divided

The area of Baleecha in Tump tehsil is eerily silent. Destroyed mud houses, schools and a virtually vacant bazaar are all that is left in one part of it, which just a week ago housed about 10,000 people. 19 more words

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