Former Balochistan chief justice killed in gun attack
Meskanzai was shot dead while offering Isha prayers at a mosque. The Quetta Bar Association has announced three-day mourning and a boycott of the courts, Geo News reported. "The former chief justice came to offer Isha prayers at a mosque near his residence located in Gazai area of Kharan where unidentified miscreants opened fire at him," Nazir Ahmed Kurd, DIG, Rakhshan Division, told Geo News.
Hindu community protests in Balochistan after desecration of remains of Hindu woman's body
The traders belonging to the community closed all their shops and gathered in the Shahi Bazaar area and joined the march, which was led by Mahraj Ghansham, Dewan Hari Chaand and Dr Nanad Lal. To show solidarity with the Hindu community, religious and political parties also joined the protest. The marchers chanted slogans against the local administration.
Pakistan loses its second military helicopter in two months-Baloch insurgents claim responsibility
In an emailed statement sent to India Narrative, the BLA said that it had first arrested two Pakistani military personnel near Zardaalo, an area in Harnai Balochistan, following which Pakistani helicopters arrived in the area. The BLA said it then shot down at least one chopper near Khost, Harnai.
Balochistan loses communication as floods damage optical fiber
Already battered by flash floods, the province lost communication with the rest of the country after overnight rains as the South Asian nation struggles to cope with the humanitarian disaster, The Express Tribune reported citing officials as saying. The destruction of infrastructure and breakdown in communication links adds to the difficulties faced by the authorities in rescue and relief efforts in the region.
Contrary to Pak military's report, BRAS claims responsibility for downing helicopter in Balochistan
Earlier on Tuesday, the wreckage of military helicopter that went missing on Monday night carrying senior military officers was found, and the Pakistan military media wing confirmed the death of at least six officers and crew members in the accident, which it claimed had occured due to bad weather. "Freedom fighters of BRAS targeted a low-flying helicopter of Pakistan military. The targeted helicopter crashed near Moosa Goth in Dareji," spokesperson of BRAS Baloch Khan claimed in a statement.
Pak military helicopter goes missing with 6 on board
The helicopter with six people on board was carrying out a flood relief operation in the area, Xinhua news agency reported, citing a statement by the military's media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement. Passengers aboard the helicopter included army's commander of XII-Corps stationed in Quetta, capital city of Balochistan, who was supervising the relief operations in the province, it added.
Controversy over Pakistan army's revenge killings in Balochistan refuses to die, judicial inquiry sought
The Friday Times quoted the provincial government as saying: "Government of Balochistan intends to conduct a 'judicial inquiry' by a honourable judge of High Court of Balochistan into the killing of persons in Ziarat operation under 'The Balochistan Tribunal of Inquiry Ordinance 1969'... It is, therefore, requested that nomination of a judge... may kindly be conveyed to this department for the subject purpose".