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Shapak still uses gas cylinders because Baloch women need to cook too

Entire Makran Division uses Iran-smuggled LPG cylinders

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Quetta is sinking and no one is trying to save it

Little to no rain and too many tubewells have led to a water emergency in the city

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Is PTI going to sit on opposition benches in Balochistan?

PTI says it was not taken into confidence regarding the formation of Balochistan cabinet

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The Jams of Lasbela — the eternal rulers of Balochistan

Jam Kamal Khan of the Balochistan Awami Party taking oath as the Balochistan chief minister cements the Jam family’s position as the eternal rulers of Balochistan. After taking oath, Kamal has become the third generation of the Jam family to serve as the Balochistan CM. Before him, his father Jam Yousaf and grandfather Jam Ghulam…

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Did PTI and BAP also sign a ‘Murree Accord’ for power sharing in Balochistan?

Some media reports recently suggested that PTI and BAP have signed a power sharing agreement along the lines of the Murree Accord. Under the Murree Accord, signed by PML-N, National Party and PkMAP in 2012, the National Party’s Dr Abdul Malik Baloch served as the chief minister of Balochistan for the first two and a…

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Zubaida Jalal becomes the only woman to win the election from Balochistan

The number of women who contested the election from Balochistan was very few and the number who actually won was non-existent. Just one female candidate won from Balochistan – Zubaida Jalal. Jalal contested and won the NA-271 Kech and Turbat seat on the Balochistan Awami Party’s ticket. She beat BNP-Awami’s Syed Ahsan Shah by getting…

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Death toll in Mastung blast rises to 129

At least 129 people, including Balochistan Awami Party leader Siraj Raisani, were killed in an apparent suicide attack near a corner meeting of the BAP in Mastung. According to senior provincial official Saeed Jamali, the bomb was detonated in the middle of a compound where a political meeting was taking place. Another senior official, Qaim…

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What Lyari did not forget: Sticks and stones for Bilawal

Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari rolled into Lyari on Sunday thinking he would be welcomed like Benazir’s son. And indeed some party workers had rose garlands ready but so were the sticks and stones that came hurtling through the air as his vehicle was attacked.  It was a PR disaster that could have been averted had the PPP taken…

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Our rescue force is good for body count alone: miners union

A day after 23 coal miners lost their lives in two deadly explosions in Quetta, the miners’ union took to the streets. They demanded that miners be inducted in the rescue force. “Our existing rescue force is good for body count alone,” said the president of the Pakistan Central Mines Labour Federation, Sultan Muhammad. “Miners…

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Karachi water tanker rate hits Rs6,000 after Hub ban

KARACHI: A ban on filling tankers from Lasbela Canal has dried up supply to Karachi’s Mawach Goth, Baldia, Naval Colony, Ittehad Town, Orangi Town, Gadap. “A water tanker which normally costs Rs2000 wasn’t available even at a whopping price of Rs6000,” shouted PSP MPA Saifuddin Khalid in the Sindh Assembly. He decided to protest by…

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