PTI's Rehan Zeb fighting from NA-8, PK-22 was shot dead while he was canvassing in the area on Jan 31. IS-KP, a Daesh-affiliated group, claimed responsibility for the attack.
The Government Teachers Association held a protest outside the Turbat Press Club against the non-payment of 8-months' salaries of 184 intern teachers. The GTA claims dozens of schools in Kech and Awaran have closed once again, depriving some 5,000 students of an education.
Scores of Baloch women and children have been braving freezing temperatures, hunger and disease for the past 21 days in a desperate bid to urge the authorities to recover missing persons and protect the Baloch people.
Three days after a targeted attack on four khawaja siras in Peshawar, police have yet to trace the assailants. The trans community demands security and swift police response as violence against trans persons continues to surge across KP.
AAC alleges that major decisions like the implementation of the Finance Act 2023, the imposition of taxes on GB and the increase in wheat rates were unilateral government decisions, and the people of GB were not consulted. They also raised concerns about their ‘disputed status’ and that they lack representation in the parliament which has deprived them of their basic constitutional and political rights for 75 years.
During a press briefing today, Dr. Mahrang Baloch denounced the disappearances of young activists from Balochistan's Tump and Taunsa Shareef areas on January 9. The BYC also appealed to the international community, especially the UN, to take notice of the ground realities of Balochistan.
As the Senate secretariat has announced that the missing persons bill has gone missing, Pakistan struggles to understand why for so many years enforced disappearances are still not criminalised.
Solidarity demonstrations for the Baloch protestors in Islamabad have been taking place throughout the world, including in US, UK and Canada. Some protests took place this week all demanding an end to enforced disappearances and an immediate recovery of all Baloch missing persons.
Like their mothers and older siblings, the children at the Baloch protest camp in Islamabad exude courage and tenacity, demanding the recovery of missing loved ones and an end to the oppression of Baloch people.
With the expiry of the Baloch protest’s 7-day ultimatum, traders in various parts of Balochistan observed the BYC’s call for a shutter-down strike. Meanwhile, protesters say the Islamabad police are stopping volunteers from providing them with food and warm blankets.