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India should politically, morally and diplomatically support Baloch struggle for freedom: Hyrbyair Marri

Hyrbyair Marri Monday, February 9th, 2015 01:07 am 196 Reads

Baloch pro-freedom leader Hyrbyair Marri has said in a statement from London on Thursday that Pakistan’s continuous support for religious extremism and terrorism is not only a threat to world peace but to the sub-continent also. Its fanatical aggressions against the people of Kashmir has made life in this part of the world ever more insecure and unstable. Pakistan is using its proxy jihadi extremists to spread terror in India and Kashmir.

He said Balochistan and Kashmir have thousands of years of history. Balochistan is the cradle of Mehr Garh. It …

Ghani introduces cabinet to the parliament

download Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 10:04 pm 97 Reads

KABUL, (NNI): Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday officially introduced the National Unity Government’s cabinet members to the National Assembly or Wolesi Jirga for a confidence vote amid controversy.

One minister-designate was found on the most wanted list of the Interpol while two withdrew nominations.

Speaking at Parliament, Ghani said that he did his best to elect a cabinet worthy of the MPs acceptance, but stressed that they “have the right to accept or reject any or all of the nominees,” adding that the cabinet is accountable to the people and the …

Afghan president nominates cabinet ministers

ghani-abdullah Monday, January 12th, 2015 01:07 pm 105 Reads

KABUL (NNI): Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani introduced the long-awaited list of minister-designates to Wolesi Jirga, or the lower house of parliament, for approval on Monday, the state-owned national television reported.

The list came more than 100 days after the presidential inauguration and all the ministries have been running by acting ministers.

The list including 25 ministers and governor of Central Bank along with Director General of the Afghan Intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS).

The nominees were announced by Abdul Salam Rahimi, the head of the office of administrative affairs in …

02 suicide bombers beaten to death by Sar-e-Pul residents

Screen Shot 2015-01-07 at 12.56.33 Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 12:57 pm 71 Reads

KABUL, Jan 07 (NNI): At least two suicide bombers were beaten to death by residents of northern Sar-e-Pul provinc of Afghanistan.

According to the local government officials, the two would-be suicide bombers were killed in Balkhab district.

The provincial police spokesman Kazim Kanhan said the suicide bombers were identified by the local residents and were beaten to death before they manage to carry out coordinated attack.

Kanhan further added another would-be suicide bomber was also arrested by the local residents.

According to Kanhan, the group was looking to attack the district governmetn compound on …

BBC Afghan service expands its live radio output with three new programmes

Screen Shot 2015-01-07 at 12.53.39 Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 12:54 pm 126 Reads

LONDON, Jan 07 (NNI): The BBC Afghan service has expanded its daily radio output with the addition of three new live broadcasts: one-hour audience-participation programmes, Word of the Day in the morning and News and Views in the evening; and Global Newsbeat bulletins in Dari and Pashto.

The one-hour live interactive programme, News and Views, which started piloting in late September, has now become part of the evening schedule following a successful trial run. This daily programme is split into two half-hour Dari and Pashto sections. Popular presenters, Abdullah Shadan and …

Thousands of Afghans protest Taliban amid 4 blasts within day

afghan Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 02:58 pm 96 Reads

KABUL, Jan 06 (NNI): Thousands of Afghan people including hundreds of women gathered in the northern Jowzjan province’s capital Sheberghan city, denounced Taliban outfit and announced their support to Afghan national security forces.

The provincial police chief Faqir Mohammad Jowzjani said the protest occurred as four blasts rocked several parts of the conflict-ridden country within one day, including the capital city of Kabul.

“Around 10,000 people including hundreds of women across the Jowzjan province assembled in Sheberghan city today condemning Taliban’s extremist policies and announced their support to Afghan national security forces,” …

Ghani says US might want to re-examine’ pullout deadline

ashraf-ghani Monday, January 5th, 2015 02:43 pm 112 Reads

WASHINGTON, Jan 05 (NNI): Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said that the United States might want to “re-examine” the timetable for removing the remaining US-led coalition troops in the country by the end of 2016.

“Deadlines concentrate the mind. But deadlines should not be dogmas,” Ghani told in an interview with the CBS program “60 Minutes” when asked about the issue.

“If both parties, or, in this case, multiple partners, have done their best to achieve the objectives and progress is very real, then there should be willingness to re-examine a deadline,” …

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Editorials

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Interviews

Balochistan: Exclusive interview of Dr Shan Baloch...

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The students of different medical colleges in Balochistan have been protesting against Higher Education Commission (HEC) for what they describe as ‘irregularities’ in the entry test of Bolan Medical College…