Rain-related incidents: Three killed, five injured in Balochistan

QUETTA: At least three people were killed and five others injured in different rain incidents in Balochistan on Saturday. According to a statement issued by Balochistan government spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani, a flood-like situation was forming in the province, with dams

Customs seize smuggled items worth millions of rupees

QUETTA: Pakistan Customs on Tuesday seized smuggled items worth 21 million rupees during a targeted operation in Balochistan. According to sources, the Customs officials conducted an intelligence-based raid with the assistance of the Frontier Constabulary in Balochistan’s Mastung area. During

Govt focused on development of South Balochistan: Asim Bajwa

ISLAMABAD: Chairman China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority Asim Saleem Bajwa has said that the government is currently focused on building roads in South Balochistan for better connectivity and socio-economic development. On a social media website Twitter, Saleem Bajwa said “Hoshab-Awaran-Khuzdar

Indian troops martyr three more Kashmiri youth in IoK

SRINAGAR: Indian troops in their fresh acts of state terrorism has martyred three more youth in occupied Kashmir. According to Kashmir Media Service, the troops martyred the youth during a cordon and search operation in the Nagnad Chimmer area of

Three soldiers martyred in firing by terrorists in Balochistan: ISPR

BALOCHISTAN: Three soldiers were martyred and eight others injured when terrorists opened fire on security forces near Gichak valley in Balochistan’s Panjgur district on Tuesday. According to an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement, the militants conducted the “fire raid” when

Two cops injured in Mastung armed attack by terrorists

QUETTA: Two policemen sustained severe injuries in a gun attack near Mastung in Balochistan. As per details, a police mobile was patrolling the area when it was attacked by four armed terrorists riding two motorcycles. Police sources said one of

Illegal clearance: 22 customs clearing agents arrested

QUETTA: As many as 22 customs clearing agents and importers were arrested on Sunday for causing a huge loss to the national exchequer while importing apples from Iran.  According to Pakistan Customs spokesperson, “Over 20 percent duty is applicable on

Non-bailable arrest warrants issued for Senator Sarfaraz Bugti

QUETTA: An additional sessions court on Friday issued non-bailable warrants for the arrest of Senator Sarfaraz Ahmed Bugti. The court directed Quetta police to arrest the accused and present him in the court in a case related to aiding and

Social media in awe of 9-year-old Baloch girl surfing

GWADAR: Social media has been in awe of a nine-year-old girl from the Pasni area in Balochistan surfing on the waves. Recently, the images of a minor girl, her name is still unknown, while skateboarding at a local beach of

Seven labourers die after inhaling toxic gases in Chaman

CHAMAN: At least seven workers were killed after inhaling poisonous gas while cleaning an underground tank in Chaman on Monday. According to sources, one worker fell unconscious after inhaling toxic gas while cleaning an underground tank. Others rushed in to

Protest held in Balochistan against PSX attack

QUETTA: A protest was held against the attack on the Pakistan Stock Exchange in Balochistan and also conducted a rally. According to details, a rally was organized by Shaheed Meraj Welfare Society at the Shaheed Tambo area led by Dr

Another polio case emerges in Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: The polio emergency operation center Pakistan has reported one more polio case from Balochistan on Sunday, taking the nationwide figure for this year to 50. According to Punjab health officials, the latest victim of the virus is a three-year-old

Federal govt to lunch three new projects in Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: The federal government will launch three new projects in Balochistan to make sure a smooth supply of water to its dwellers. According to the budget document, “In addition to the ongoing projects, the government will start three more projects

Four civilians injured in unprovoked firing by Indian troops along LoC: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Four civilians were injured after Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing in the Jandrot Sector along the Line of Control (LoC), the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Tuesday. The ISPR, in a statement, said: “Indian Army Troops initiated

Balochistan govt extends smart lockdown for 15 days

BALOCHISTAN: The Balochistan government has extended smart lockdown for 15 days to curb the spread of the COVID-19. According to a notification by the Balochistan Home Department, business centers and shops will remain open six days a week from 09:00

First cargo ship reaches Gwadar Port

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, Lieutenant General (retired) Asim Saleem Bajwa has said that the first bulk cargo ship reached the port city of Gwadar on Saturday. According to the China Pakistan Economic Corridor

Three youth lynched to death over minor dispute

QUETTA: Three young men were reportedly lynched to death in Hazara Town area of Quetta. The three youth were brutally tortured to death when they came to a barber shop to settle a monetary dispute. The youth belonged to the

SHO martyred, gunman injured in Kohat armed attack

KOHAT: The Station House Officer (SHO) of Lachi tehsil city Kohat was martyred and his gunman injured by a gang of criminals during a routine patrol. As per details, the criminals opened fire at SHO Nazar Abbas and his gunman

Lockdown in Balochistan extended till June 2

QUETTA: The Balochistan government has extended the smart lockdown till 2nd June in a bid to control the spread of the coronavirus. According to the provincial home minister, all markets, auto repair shops, and haircutting salons will be allowed to

COAS Bajwa reviews COVID-19 relief activities in Quetta

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday visited Quetta and reviewed COVID-19 relief activities. Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), in a statement, said: “During the visit, COAS attended a briefing at the Southern Command Headquarters (HQ),

NDMA dispatches 5th consignment of protective gear to Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Sunday dispatched the fifth of protective equipment (PPE) for the hospitals of Balochistan. According to a statement issued by NDMA spokesperson, the protective equipment was being supplied nationwide while the fifth consignments of protective

Five workers die after inhaling poisonous gas in Panjgur

GWADAR: At least five workers died after inhaling poisonous gas in a well in the Khuda-i-Abadan area of Panjgur. According to sources, two labourers went inside a well for cleaning it. Poisonous gas had accumulated in the well and the

Balochistan govt extends lockdown till May 19

QUETTA: Balochistan government’s authorities have extended the lockdown in the province till May 19 in wake of the prevailing coronavirus outbreak situation in the province. According to a notification issued by the provincial home department on Monday, the citizens have

Another polio case emerges in Balochistan

QUETTA: Another new polio case has been reported in Balochistan on Saturday, raising this year’s tally to seven in the province. According to the polio emergency operation center Pakistan, a four-year-old girl was tested positive for poliovirus in Osta Mohammad

Ruet-e-Hilal Committee includes science ministry official for the first time

ISLAMABAD: For the first time in the country’s history, an official of the Ministry of Science and Technology has been included in the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee. According to a notification issued by the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony,

 492 Pakistanis return from Afghanistan via Torkham border

LANDI KOTAL: As many as 492 stranded Pakistanis including, 111 children and 92 women returned from Afghanistan via the Torkham border. According to government officials, among the 492 registered people, 470 were sent to the quarantine centres in Landi Kotal,

Four Balochistan ministers resign over internal disputes

QUETTA: Four ministers belonging to the ruling Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) have tender their resignations amid differences with the incumbent government. According to sources, Cabinet members include Minister for Public Health Engineering Noor Muhammad Dumar, Provincial Minister for Livestock Mitha

Trade activities restore after Pakistan open borders with Afghanistan

CHAMAN: Trade activities at Pakistan-Afghanistan borders were resumed on Friday after 49 days closure of the borders due to COVID-19 pandemic. Pakistan opened its borders, Torkham and Chaman crossing with Afghanistan for the restoration of trade activities on the request

PM Khan to arrive in Quetta on one-day visit tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will arrive in Quetta tomorrow (Thursday) for a day-long visit where he will hold important meetings with Balochistan governor, chief minister and business community. During his visit, the premier is scheduled to meet Balochistan Governor Amanullah

Dollar gains 90 paisas against rupee

KARACHI: The currency market once more experienced volatility with the dollar gaining 90 paisas to lastly shut at Rs 167.9 in the inter-bank market on Tuesday. This represented a 0.545 per cent increase over the greenback’s opening rate of Rs 167.