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June 9th, 2021; By Asim Ahmed Khan; QUETTA; A series of targeted killings have marred the peaceful lives of Hindu traders in Balochistan pushing them towards migration. Now, Hindu traders in Khuzdar received threatening letters from a local outfit forbidding them from serving female Muslim customers.
The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has been flexing its muscles for a long time in Balochistan now. Historically speaking the TTP has always operated in the tribal areas in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa (KP) especially along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border area. But now, their presence in Balochistan has gained a strong foothold.
March 25th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; In a historic judgment, the Balochistan High Court has declared that inhabitants of indigenous tribes have the right of ownership in unsettled lands of the province, rejecting a claim by the provincial government that it owns all such lands.
March 2nd, 2021; By Hidayat Ullah; CHAMAN; Asad Khan Achakzai's family & the Awami National Party have questioned the murder investigation. While the situation in Chaman remained tense following the martyr's burial on Sunday.
February 12th, 2021; By Shahrazad Agha & Asim Ahmad Khan; QUETTA“They took him in a small room, raped & burnt him. He told me, Mummy, I was raped and burnt. The next day he died. all we want now is justice," says mother of 6-year-old Ameer Hamza.
February 2nd, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Twenty people, who were victims of enforced disappearances in Balochistan, has finally returned home to their families, over the last few days. But almost 300 still remain unaccounted for. Details given by a Balochistan based organization, Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) reveal that there are around 295 people who have still not returned to their families.
January 31st, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; A study has found conflict-hit parts of Balochistan have dismal health coverage for women and children as former chief minister Dr Abdul Malik said provision of healthcare infrastructure remains a challenge for successive governments.
January 20th, 2021; By Asim Khan; QUETTA; Police claim that 6 y/o Ameer Hamza's autopsy did not confirm sexual assault; his family say that hours before he died, the boy had told them he was raped & set on fire.
A 17 year old youth was killed due to firing by the FC Corps at the Pak-Afghan border town of Chaman, leading to even more protests by the already agitated public. The problem only quelled after a protest at Balochistan Assembly led to the filing of a FIR - albeit vague - against the FC personals.
September 28th, 2020; By Hidayat Ullah; CHAMAN; A levies official was injured in an attack on polio workers in Chaman, Balochistan. The team of female polio workers was inside the house & was kept safe during the attack. Attacks on health workers are on the rise in Balochistan & ExFata.