close
Saturday May 25, 2024
Adnan Aamir
Adnan Aamir

Adnan Aamir covers politics, economics, human rights and security.

  • October 07, 2022

    PTI Senator Saifullah Nyazee taken into 'protective custody'

    Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah says Senator Saifullah Nyazee was not appearing for investigation in the foreign funding case

  • October 17, 2019

    Democratizing higher education

    On Monday, a blackmailing scandal at University of Balochistan shocked the entire country. According to reports, the security staff of the...

  • December 27, 2018

    Making CPEC public

    In December, it was revealed for the first time to the cabinet of the Balochistan government that the province is not getting any meaningful share...

  • November 26, 2018

    Financial accountability in Balochistan

    On November 14, Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry made an incorrect statement about Balochistan on the floor of the Senate. While...

  • August 26, 2018

    What’s next for Balochistan?

    Weeks after the July 25 general elections were held, Balochistan also has a new government in place. On August 19, Jam Kamal took oath as the chief...

  • July 23, 2018

    Lessons from Mastung

    On July 13, a suicide bomber wreaked havoc in the Mastung district of Balochistan. Targeting the election gathering of Siraj Raisani, the...

  • July 22, 2018

    Minorities remain unrepresented in political system

    QUETTA: With just less than a week to go from elections, everyone is busy in campaigning but the religious minorities of the province are...

  • July 14, 2018

    Tough contest for Lasbela-Gwadar NA seat

    QUETTA: The electoral fight for NA-272 Lasbela-Gwadar is arguably the toughest electoral battle in Balochistan in upcoming elections. On 25th July,...

  • July 09, 2018

    Social media and elections of Balochistan

    On 1st July, President of Balochistan National Party Mengal and former Chief Minister of Balochistan Sardar Akhtar Mengal announced a twitter...

  • July 05, 2018

    Where are the solutions?

    It is that time when once in five years all political parties highlight the problems of Balochistan. In political gatherings, press statements and...

  • June 06, 2018

    No energy

    Maryam Nawaz Sharif’s May 29 tweet: “Probably the hottest days of the year and no loadshedding. Thank you Nawaz Sharif”, led to a lot of...

  • April 12, 2018

    Cycle of deprivation

    The plight of Balochistan’s people has worsened as compared to what it was in 2013. Today, more than 71 percent of people in the province have...

  • March 19, 2018

    A numbers game

    When the PML-N government in Balochistan was toppled in January, it was speculated that the Senate elections would not take place on time. However,...

  • November 29, 2017

    Ignoring climate change

    Given the plethora of political and economic problems we face, often important and pressing issues are ignored. That is what has happened with the...

  • June 13, 2017

    Budget and accountability

    The incumbent government of Balochistan is all set to present its final budget on June 13. The total outlay of the budget for fiscal year 2017-18 is...

  • March 15, 2017

    Politics in Balochistan

    Despite claims about the improvements made in the sphere of security, the situation in Balochistan has yet to normalise. This is not due to...

  • February 02, 2017

    Delay the census

    Pakistan has unfortunately become a country where there is no shortage of controversies at any given time. One such controversy involves the sixth...

  • November 01, 2016

    Quetta attack: time for reflection

    There is a deadly suicide attack in Quetta. A long list of condemnations begin to pour in. The prime minister and other ‘VIPs’ visit...

  • October 05, 2016

    The flaw in the federation

    Pakistan has a fragile federation because of an inherent technical flaw in it. The largest federating unit, Punjab, is greater than all other...

  • August 29, 2016

    How to save Rehan

    Rehan Rind is a 21-year-old student from the Khuzdar district of Balochistan. He was studying in an institute in Karachi when it was diagnosed that...

  • August 11, 2016

    Quetta bleeds again

    On the first day of the week, the lawyers of Quetta left their homes early in the morning in a hurry. They not only had to reach the courts but also...

  • August 02, 2016

    Is the emergency over?

    The fiscal budget for Balochistan for the year 2016-17 brought with itself a lot of surprises. It made an attempt to shift the paradigm of...

  • July 09, 2016

    The Balochistan budget

    Balochistan’s budget for FY 2016-17 was presented and passed without much debate. The budget, which has a total outlay of Rs289.35 billion,...

  • June 24, 2016

    Corruption in Balochistan

    On the eve of May 6, news channels were abuzz with news of the recovery of hundreds of millions of rupees from the house of Mushtaq Raisani, the top...

  • January 30, 2016

    Tough decisions for Zehri

    Last month Nawab Sanaullah Zehri took oath as the 22nd chief minister of Balochistan after a smooth transfer of power in the backdrop of the...