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2013-10-21 00:22:39

BRUSSELS, October 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Legislators from around the globe gathered at the European Parliament at Brussels, Belgium this week to denounce the Pakistani government's kill-and-dump policy in Baluchistan and to express their support for democracy, human rights and the rule of law in the beleaguered province. The event 'Baluchistan: Destiny Denied' was hosted by the European Conservatives and Reformists Group in the European Parliament and Baluchistan...

2012-03-23 06:21:36

Reps. Rohrabacher and Gohmert to Speak WASHINGTON, March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Reps. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) and Louie Gohmert (R-TX) will speak at a National Press Club Newsmaker press conference at 12:00 p.m. (noon), Tuesday, March 27, in the Zenger Room of the National Press Building, 529 14th St., N.W., Washington, DC. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) Reps. Rohrabacher, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and...

2010-08-09 14:37:00

BALTIMORE, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent monsoon rains in Pakistan have caused the worst flooding in the country in 80 years. The floods, which began in late July, have claimed at least 1,600 lives, left more than 700,000 people homeless and have affected nearly 14 million Pakistanis, according to official reports. Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is working quickly with partners on the ground to deliver critical relief to people affected by this crisis. "These floods bring even...

2008-09-26 00:00:24

Text of report by official news agency Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) Quetta, 25 September: Like in other parts of the country, security at Quetta, Gawadar and Turbat airports was also put on high alert after a telephone caller's warning about a suicide bomber was going to target Benazir Bhutto airport on Thursday [25 September], Airport Security Force (ASF) officials here said. They said that security was beefed up in all three airports including Quetta, Gawadar and Turbat in...

2008-08-19 06:00:53

Text of report by staff reporter headlined "Balochistan to be consulted over IPI gasline" published by Pakistani newspaper Daily Times website on 19 August Islamabad: The federal government on Monday [18 August] assured the Baluchistan government that it would be consulted on the 7.6bn dollars Iran Pakistan India (IPI) gas pipeline project. Baluchistan Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani chaired a meeting at the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources, which was attended by Balochistan...

2008-07-15 09:01:21

Text of report by official news agency Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) Dera Murad Jamali [Baluchistan Province], 15 July: Gas supply to Pirkoh purification plant was suspended after unknown miscreants blew up an 18-inch diameter gas pipeline in Sui [in Baluchistan], Tuesday [15 July]. According to reports, the miscreants had strapped a powerful explosive device with the pipeline, which damaged its three-foot- long piece. SSGC [Sui Southern Gas Company] technical teams were sent to the...

2008-07-04 06:00:44

Text of report by Saleem Shahid headlined "Four hurt in attack on British TV team" published by Pakistani newspaper Dawn website on 4 July Quetta, 3 July: Four people were injured when a team of a UK- based TV channel came under fire in Kanak area of Mastung district on Thursday [3 July]. According to police sources, the TV personnel were returning to their camp in the area after shooting a documentary film. The four injured are Pakistani nationals working for the channel - Sikander...

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2008-06-08 18:00:21

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan _ It began with an errant dog, and it's now culminated with the forced betrothal of 15 little girls, some of them as young as three, as compensation in a case of tribal feuding in a remote part of Pakistan. It's thought that around 20 people have died in the bitter quarrel, and the marriage offer of the girls is meant to end the bloodletting. Under a brutal custom, called Vani, the girls are being traded as settlement of a long-running dispute between two tribes. This...

2006-09-01 06:22:31

By Asim Tanveer DERA BUGTI, Pakistan (Reuters) - An elderly rebel chieftain whose killing by Pakistani security forces last weekend sparked violent protests was hastily buried on Friday in his hometown in Pakistan's restive southwest province of Baluchistan. Only about 30 members of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti's tribe and government officials attended the funeral at his family's ancestral graveyard in Dera Bugti, a town 245 km (150 miles) southeast of the provincial capital, Quetta. They...

2006-09-01 03:45:44

By Asim Tanveer DERA BUGTI, Pakistan (Reuters) - An elderly rebel chieftain whose killing by Pakistani security forces last weekend sparked violent protests was hastily buried on Friday in his hometown in Pakistan's restive southwest province of Baluchistan. Only about 30 members of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti's tribe attended the funeral at his family's ancestral graveyard in Dera Bugti, a town 245 km (150 miles) southeast of the provincial capital, Quetta. They were outnumbered by well...