At least 34 people were killed and over 130 injured in a suicide blast near a mosque in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province on September 29, when people were gathering for a rally to celebrate the birthday of Prophet Muhammad, confirmed sources. Furthermore, the explosion occurred near Madina Mosque in the Mastung district. The explosion killed many including Mastung's DSP Nawaz Gashkori, who was on duty for the rally.
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In Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi, a Chinese-Pakistani dual national was killed, informed police on September 29. Reportedly, the attacker was disguised as a dental patient at a clinic. The attacker also injured two others during his attack. Reportedly, no “name” has claimed responsibility. Notably, Baloch-based militants have had the Chinese nationals targeted, with an increase in number of cases currently.
A Pakistan military helicopter crashed in the Balochistan province, killing all six soldiers on board. Of the six deceased, two were the helicopter’s pilots. The exact reason for the crash is yet to ascertained. Former federal minister Hussain Chaudhry expressed his condolences, and said that helicopter travel has become too dangerous, due to a high number of reported crashes. “RIP Bravehearts all were too young to die,” he tweeted.
Speaking at the Human Rights Council, Balochistan human rights group requested for UN intervention over human rights violations in Pakistan. The speaker said that the Balochs are being “dehumanised” in Pakistan, and that they are deprived of education, health and other social amenities. He further stated that the aforementioned human rights violations are resulting in “extreme poverty” among the Balochs.
As many as 19 persons died in the last 24 hours in Pakistan to the ongoing flood condition, on September 2. With this, the death toll has gone up to 1,186, since June 14. In the last 24 hours, 12 died in Sindh, four in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and three in Balochistan. Notably, the deceased include nine children. Also, the floods have hit over 80 districts wrecking havoc.
The flood situation in Pakistan’s Balochistan continues to stay grim, with the Railways services having been suspended for 10 days. However, railway authorities are likely to extend the suspension, stating that the situation will mostly remain the same even after 15 days. This has come after, owing to floods, the Naseerabad railway track was washed away and Harak railway bridge was damaged.
The rain situation has worsened in Pakistan's Balochistan, with ten more deaths having been recorded in the past three days, on August 15. The heavy downpour has wrecked havoc to infrastructure including houses, bridges and roads. Flash floods have damaged over 200 houses in Qila Abdullah, informed Geo News. The recent rains induced by the Monsoon season has destroyed over 1000 houses in Balochistan.
In Pakistan's Balochistan province, the number of Cholera cases is on a rise in Zhob district. After consuming contaminated water in the aforementioned district, two children reportedly lost their lives, and a dozen others fell sick. Reportedly, the water supple has badly been affected in Balochistan due to rain-induces floods, giving rise to water-borne infections. Notably, Cholera and Diarrhea cases have gone up due to flash floods in… read-more
Pakistan administration is accused of demanding original computerized national Identify cards, for providing ration to the flood-affected persons. Some people are complaining that the administration is demanding for the ID cards, even after they've lost all their belongings in floods. Another person said that the ID cards weren't given for everybody. "How can a family of 10 survive with one card's ration?", said a victim.
The rains in Pakistan have worsened and the death toll due to rain and flood-related deaths in the Balochistan province has reached 130. Reportedly, the flood situation is bad in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces. On the contrary, situation in Balochistan's Lasbela district has slightly improved, after the traffic was restored on the Quetta-Karachi highway on July 31, after almost a week.