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Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | Today's Paper

Remembering the sane voice from Balochistan

By Shezad Baloch

February 5, 2019 – 8:10 pm

Today marks the first anniversary of the death of senior journalist Siddiq Baluch.  An undisputed authority on Balochistan, his voice is deeply missed in the ongoing debate about the province’s political and economic problems. It was my great honor and privilege to work under Baluch’s leadership. His wide-ranging command of the issues was the envy of his fellow journalists, myself included. A colleague of mine, Malik Siraj, once joked that if the the conflict in Balochistan ever came to an end we journalists would fast run out of stories to cover. But such was Siddiq Baluch’s mastery of all things related to the province that he would never run out of material.


Balochistan government failing to provide safe education to children

By Asim Ahmed Khan

January 11, 2019 – 2:00 am

Government Primary school Akhtar Abad, situated in outskirts of Quetta city is derived from all basic necessities. Students coming from far flung areas have to study on cold bear floor of this without boundary school. Threatening messages are written on the broken walls by the inhabitants of this area in order to close the schools. This school was established in 1990s and 45 students are currently enrolled here, which is half of the numbers compares to 3 years back.


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.”


Battling for hearts and minds

By Tufail Ahmed Baloch

December 6, 2018 – 2:09 am

The insurgents are fueling their movements with the covert soft and hard support extracted from the inhabitants of insurgency-hit surrounding regions. It has become critically necessary to identify and address the root causes of ongoing insurgency, which is persistent beyond one decade, and which has disturbed social norms of the region aside from causing harm to the state of Pakistan. Therefore, it is indispensably required to be countered only in the arena out of battlegrounds.


Beheaded before breath

By Haseeb ur Rehman

August 12, 2018 – 7:00 am

Health sector has, beyond any doubt, become a lucrative business for not only health professionals but also for non-professional business class. Cluster of hospital on every nook and cranny of this tinny city,