Professor gunned down in Quetta

By AFP
Published: April 27, 2010

Unidentified culprits killed a female professor of Balochistan University.

QUETTA: Gunmen on Tuesday shot dead a woman university professor in Quetta, where targeted killings blamed on tribal insurgents, sectarian groups and militants are increasing, police said.

Nazima Talib, 48, had just stepped into a rickshaw at the gate of Balochistan University in Quetta city when gunmen riding a motorbike sprayed her with bullets, senior police officer Tariq Manzoor said.

“She received multiple bullet wounds and died before she could be taken to hospital,” Manzoor told AFP. “It was a targeted killing,” he said.

Talib came from Punjab that regional insurgents in Balochistan accuse of siphoning off their resources and denying them independence, police said. She was a senior teacher in the mass communications department.

Reader Comments (9)

  • Dilawar Khan
    Apr 27, 2010 - 5:29PM

    i like the tribune site.it’s good for us.because we look update news and entertainment sport. i shall be thanks to all team of express tv Recommend

  • akbar
    Apr 27, 2010 - 8:47PM

    so sad newsRecommend

  • Ahmad Khawaja
    Apr 28, 2010 - 12:44AM

    All criminals like this should be tried and justice should prevail. Unfortunately, this doesn’t look possible.Recommend

  • Apr 28, 2010 - 1:36AM

    High time for our armed forces to take action against those baloch nationalists involved in ethnic cleansing of Urdu Speaking and Punjabis in their province.

    These targeting assassinations are the part of the plan “Azad Balochistan” of Baloch Students Organization. Recommend

  • Dr.Anwaar Ahmad.
    Apr 28, 2010 - 4:10AM

    I taught in G.C.Quetta in May 71 and soft spoken slain professor Fazal Bari was my noble colleague.My daughter is also serving there as doctor.Intriguing thing is that Nazima Talib is the first lady teacher killed by “Baluch nationalists”,which is against the traditions of Baluchs.We all do rememember the stand of Nawab Akbar Bugti regarding molesting of Dr.Shazia by our khakis.This is the province which is breaking away from Pakistan.I am sad and worried and my mind has been baffled with many question,why Lashri Raisani[whose brother is C.M and he himself is headinf the chapter of PPP and senator too]has refused to receive civil award of Pakistan and very gentle and humble person like Abdullah Jamaldeeni[otherwise a prolific writer of Baluchi and Urdu] has refused to attend the ceremony to get his Kamal E Fun Award.Recommend

  • Aslam Khan
    Apr 28, 2010 - 10:52AM

    Its not true that Prof. Nazima Talib was hailing from Punjab, instead she was belonging from Karachi. (ref. Daily Express Urdu dated 28/4/2010)Recommend

  • Apr 28, 2010 - 5:12PM

    Its indeed sad and tragic. No matter from where she hailed, this barbaric act should be condemned. Recommend

  • Changaiz Jamali Baloch
    Apr 30, 2010 - 4:30AM

    Dear Members for ur info Basically Baloch Nation is pure Secular Nation, non of our registered Baloch Armed Group Accepted this Acid Attack, we also shame on them who did it, but We baloch r sure that this acid attack on our Sisters were carried out by Agencies or by their puppets.Recommend

  • farhan
    May 25, 2010 - 3:14PM

    Whoever is behind the professor’s murder must bring to book. Whatever we talk and share here, we can not forget that Balochistan is burning because of the vested interests of undemocratic rulers who have ruled Pakistan.

    On the other hand, present government is so much engrossed in its matters that it cannot find time to look at the grave issues of burning Baluchistan.

    Time is running out. Bring real democracy in Pakistan and save Baluchistan. Recommend

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