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Tuesday, January 22, 2019 | Today's Paper

Remembering a slain journalist

By Shezad Baloch

January 10, 2019 – 10:53 pm

Sometime in the middle of December 2012 journalist Saifur Rehman informed me via Facebook about the escalating threats that journalists faced in Balochistan. “Buddy, now an extremist group has just repeated its threat to journalists in Quetta. It has threatened to target journalists if news about them is not given space.”


Naya Pakistan, purana Balochistan

By Shezad Baloch

July 31, 2018 – 6:17 pm

As expected, the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) grabbed more seats than any other party in the legislative provincial assembly in the 2018 General Elections. Though they did not win an absolute majority, BAP has enough elected members to attract other parties and independent candidates to form a coalition government.


Will Sadiq Sanjrani’s appointment as Senate chairman help Balochistan in any way?

By Shezad Baloch

March 16, 2018 – 10:48 pm

Whether in the realm of politics or natural resources, Balochistan has always been a target for exploitation by politicians and other powerful forcesin Pakistan. Whenever Balochistan is mentioned, it isinvariably described as “the least developed region of Pakistan.”  It is always “volatile,” “neglected,” or “backward;” the region with “the worst health indicators” and“the poorest infrastructure;”the place where a majority of children are out of school and there is little access to even basic education.


Siddiq Baluch- a journalist par excellence

By Shezad Baloch

February 7, 2018 – 1:56 pm

It was nighttime.  All of the family had gathered necessary items for the journey and waiting outside the house in Quetta’s Patel Housing Society on Saryab Road. Inside, Siddiq Baluch sat in his office, typing the news of his wife’s death. 


A symbol of resistance: Veteran journalist Siddiq Baloch laid to rest

By Shezad Baloch

February 7, 2018 – 1:50 am

KARACHI: Veteran journalist Siddiq Baloch was laid to rest in Mewa Shah Graveyard Tuesday afternoon. He passed away early Tuesday morning in Karachi, while fighting pancreatic cancer for many years.