The Balochistan Point is the only English-language online newspaper from Balochistan, a province in Pakistan. The site launched in 2010 to highlight the most important news from the country's poorest province, which is largely ignored by electronic and print media in Pakistan. The Balochistan Point is a Global Voices partner. Read more about our other partnerships here.
Latest posts by Balochistan Point
Is Pakistan's Least Developed Province Balochistan Getting its Share of Federal Jobs?
We look at the latest advertised federal jobs in Pakistan and find that Balochistan is only allocated half of its quota.
How Balochistan's Coastal Highway Cut Awaran Off From the Rest of the World
The well-financed coastal highway has taken traffic away from Turbat Road, which was once a major source of livelihood for Awaran, the poorest district in Pakistan's poorest province Balochistan.
Life Stops For Many Quetta Residents When the Prime Minister of Pakistan Visits
According to estimates, hundreds of thousands are affected every time road blocks are put up for the security of important people in Quetta, home to about 1 million.
No Protection for Quetta's Vulnerable Child Garbage Sellers
Like thousands of other children in Balochistan's capital city Quetta, 12 year-old Jummah and 11 year-old Razzaq are forced into child labor because of extreme poverty.
For Pakistan's Struggling National Airline, Balochistan Comes Last
An investigation by our partner site The Balochistan Point reveals major discrepancies in operations of Pakistan's national airline PIA in its poorest and largest province Balochistan.
Risking Their Lives to Save Pakistanis From Polio
"According to media reports more than 60 people have lost their lives in the anti-polio campaign in Pakistan since 2012."
How a Bus Stop Row is Crippling Public Transport in Balochistan's Capital
The driver strike in Balochistan has caused significance inconvenience to the commuters of Quetta, especially those living in the Sariab area of the city. Where do politicians go from here?