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The US condemns Balochistan shrine attack

Nauert Friday, October 6th, 2017 01:09 pm 121 Reads

Washington: The US  condemned the terror attack on a Shia shrine in  Balochistan that killed 20 people while on Thursday evening.

“We offer our deepest condolences to the victims and their families, and wish a speedy recovery to those injured,” State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said.

She said the US continues to work with Pakistan and its partners across the region to combat terrorism.

“We stand with the people of Pakistan and the broader South Asia region in their fight against terrorism,” she said.

A suicide bomber yesterday blew himself up at the Dargah Fatehpur …

Germany: Free Balochistan Movement protest against China-Pakistan nexus in Baloch genocide

22089352_1128309687306312_3381155699113625114_n Monday, October 2nd, 2017 12:11 am 160 Reads

GOTTINGEN: The Free Balochistan Movement, headed by Baloch national leader Hyrbyair Marri, has organised a protest demonstration in Germany’s Gottingen city on Saturday to record the protest of the Baloch nation against China-Pakistan collaboration in human rights violations in Balochistan and Baloch genocide.

Activists of other pro-freedom political parties the Baloch Republican Party and the Baloch National Movement also took part in FBM’s protest to express the collective anger of Baloch nation to Chinese’s partnership with Balochistan in Baloch genocide. Several local German activists including two journalists also joined the Baloch …

Pakistan’s UN envoy shams her country by passing off the wrong image as Kashmiri victims

Lodhi Monday, September 25th, 2017 10:09 pm 73 Reads

During her speech at UN General Assembly, Pakistani diplomat Maleeha Lodhi showed a photo of a female victim from Gaza but said she was from Kashmir

United Nations: In a major goof-up, Pakistan’s permanent representative to the UN Maleeha Lodhi on Sunday flashed a picture of an injured Gaza girl with no connection to India while alleging she was a victim of pellet guns in Kashmir.

Exercising her right to reply hours after external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj blasted Pakistan for its support to terrorism, Lodhi, on the floor of the UN …

Masoud Barzani’s uncompromising stand on Kurdistan’s freedom is appreciable: Hyrbyair Marri

Hyrbyair Sunday, September 24th, 2017 09:37 pm 86 Reads

LONDON: Baloch pro-freedom leader and head of The Free Balochistan Movement, Hyrbyair Marri, stated that despite the global pressure, the President of Kurdistans Regional Government, Masoud Barzani, and Kurdistan’s Parliament’s decision not to compromise on the independence referendum reflects the longest desire of Kurdish nation for freedom.

He said that like the Baloch nation, the world powers under their imperial policies also divided Kurdistan, and after World War 1 they dishonoured their promises leaving the free Kurdistan at the mercy of their enemies. Kurds are divided into five parts, they do …

Free Balochistan Movement to hold a demonstration on eve of Chinese National Day

FBM Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 04:58 pm 79 Reads

LONDON: In a statement to media, the Free Balochistan Movement said its political activists will hold a protest demonstration in Germany’s Göttingen city on 30 September 2017 against China’s imperialistic and colonial designs in Balochistan with the collaboration of Pakistan.

The date chosen for the protest collides with the Chinese National Day on 1st October when the Baloch will be recording their protest to highlight gross human rights violations by Pakistan and China on CPEC route, Gwadar district and rest of Balochistan.

The Free Balochistan Movement (FMB) said in their statement that …

Pakistan and Iran have always cooperated against Baloch national interests: Hyrbyair Marri

hb1 Saturday, September 9th, 2017 12:21 am 91 Reads

LONDON: Baloch leader and the head of Free Balochistan Movement Hyrbyair Marri said in a statement from London that the occupying states of Iran and Pakistan have always closely cooperated against the Baloch national cause in order to counter and eliminate the Baloch freedom struggle.

He said that both states were equally involved in occupying Balochistan and committing gross human rights violations against the Baloch people, and in the past, both the states have jointly fought against the Baloch nation. However, due to the current religious, political and economic ambitions in …

Pakistan’s biggest bank kicked out of US, fined over terror financing charge

HBL Friday, September 8th, 2017 05:43 pm 53 Reads

By AFP | Sep 08, 2017, 03.24 PM IST

NEW YORK: US banking regulators ordered Pakistan’s Habib Bank to shutter its New York office after nearly 40 years, for repeatedly failing to heed concerns over possible terrorist financing and money laundering, officials said Thursday.

Habib, Pakistan’s largest private bank, neglected to watch for compliance problems and red flags on transactions that potentially could have promoted terrorism, money laundering or other illicit ends, New York banking officials said.

The state’s Department of Financial Services, which regulates foreign banks, also slapped a $225 million fine …

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