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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.


Media Remain Silent while Severe Drought Threatens Balochistan

By Shezad Baloch

August 21, 2017 – 8:27 pm

Beset by frequent natural and manmade disasters, the mineral-rich but socio-economically poor province of Balochistan has always been a difficult place to live. In the past decade alone, the province has suffered from prolonged droughts, devastating earthquakes, and flashfloods following torrential rains.


Playing the Pashtun card

By Shezad Baloch

July 13, 2017 – 2:17 pm

On June 23rd Majeed Khan Achakzai, a provincial minister and senior leader of the Pakhtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP), was reported to have run over and killed a traffic sergeant.


CPEC promises the moon but Gwadar just wants water

By Shezad Baloch

April 15, 2017 – 1:30 am

It is hard to imagine going without clean drinking water for 15 to 20 days consecutively, but for the citizens of Gwadar, it is a fact of life. Residents of this coastal city get clean drinking water for just one hour, every two to three weeks. For poor people this means rationing potable water to make it last from one distribution to the next, while for others, those who can afford it, it means forking out six to ten thousand rupees for a water tanker.