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Security forces arrest three terrorists from Khuzdar

QUETTA: The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) and Frontier Corps, in a joint operation have apprehended three suspected terrorists belonging to the proscribed Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) from Khuzdar on Saturday. A CTD spokesperson said on a tip-off, CTD along Frontier Corps

Another polio case surfaced in Balochistan

QUETTA: Another case of the crippling poliovirus disease has surfaced in Balochistan, taking the tally of the cases for the current year to 21 in the province. The provincial health department has confirmed that a 10-month old girl, a resident

4.5 magnitude earthquake tremors jolts Swat

SWAT: A moderate earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter Scale hit Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and adjoining areas today (Thursday). An earthquake has jolted Swat and adjoining areas today. No loss of life or property was reported. According to the seismological center,

15 people die in Kohlu post cylinder blast

KOHLU: At least 15 people died on Tuesday from a cylinder blast in Balochistan’s district.  More than 34 people, mostly children, were injured in a gas cylinder blast during a marriage ceremony in Kohlu a few days back. The incident

Balochistan govt to appoint 1,200 teachers: Education minister

BALOCHISTAN: Balochistan Education Minister, Sardar Yar Mohammad Rind has said that the provincial government given approval for the appointment of 1,200 male and female teachers to handle the shortage of teaching staff in government schools across the province. The provincial

Security forces seize narcotics worth 17.27 billion from Pasni

KARACHI: The Pakistan Coast Guards (PCG) and Pakistan Army in a joint operation have seized a huge quantity of narcotics worth 17.275 billion from Pasni in Balochistan on Sunday. According to a statement issued by the Pakistan Coast Guards, the

Train operations between Quetta to Chaman resumed

QUETTA: The Chaman passenger train from Quetta to interior Balochistan, which was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was resumed after seven months. According to details, the Chaman passenger train from Quetta to Chaman was restarted after a seven-month hiatus.

Customs seize smuggled goods Rs 80 million in Quetta

QUETTA: Customs authorities have seized smuggled goods worth Rs 80 million from Kuchlak area Quetta on Friday. According to the spokesperson of the Pakistan Customs, smuggled clothes, auto parts, tires, oil, cigarettes, and two tractors were recovered during a targeted

Police nab accused in Shaheena Shaheen’s murder case

GWADAR: Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested an accused named in a case pertaining to the killing of Balochistan’s prominent social activist and a journalist, Shaheena Shaheen. According to police sources, the accused Sumaid Saeed was taken into custody

Security forces thwart possible terrorist attack in Balochistan: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Security forces have foiled a “possible terrorist activity” during an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in Southern Balochistan on Saturday. Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement said a major terrorism activity was foil by security forces as they successfully conducted

Abdul Qadir Baloch decides to resign as PML-N Balochistan president

QUETTA: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Lieutenant General (retd) Abdul Qadir Baloch has decided to resign from the party over not inviting former chief minister Sanaullah Zehri to the protest rally of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM). The party’s provincial president

Opposition’s PDM holds third power show in Quetta

QUETTA: The 11-party Opposition, under the banner of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), held its third power show in Quetta despite the provincial government’s appeal to postpone the rally amid security threats. According to details, president of the newly formed

Four-day polio campaign to begin in Balochistan from tomorrow

QUETTA: A four-day anti-polio vaccination drive will begin in all 33 districts of Balochistan from tomorrow (Monday). Balochistan Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) Coordinator Rashid Razzaq said all preparations have been completed for the anti-polio drive. Around 10,585 teams will be deployed to

COVID-19: President Alvi asks people to observe SOPs

QUETTA:  With the number of coronavirus cases rising in the country, President Dr Arif Alvi has urged the nation to opt for precautionary measures to avert the resurgence of the virus. While talking to Governor Balochistan Justice (retd) Amanullah Khan

Four terrorists killed, two security officials injured in Mastung

QUETTA: Law enforcement agencies claimed to have killed four terrorists during an intelligence-based operation in the Mastung district of Balochistan on Friday. According to CTD sources, a joint operation conducted by Counter-Terrorism (CTD) and intelligence agencies in the Dasht area

Five killed, three injured in Khuzdar bus fire

BALOCHISTAN: Five people were killed and three others injured after a passenger bus caught fire in Khuzdar district of Balochistan province on Friday. Women and children were among the killed, according to paramilitary troops in Khuzdar, who said at least three

Two polio cases emerges in Balochistan

QUETTA: The polio emergency operation center Pakistan has reported two more polio cases from on Saturday. According to the health department, polio was confirmed in a 4-year-old child in the Chilton Town area of ​​Quetta while a 15-month-old child was

Balochistan CM Jam Kamal Khan tests positive for COVID-19

BALOCHISTAN: Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan has tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Tuesday. On a social media website Twitter, Kamal said, “My Covid Test has come positive.” The chief minister did not specify whether he was feeling

NGO distributes free books among children on a camel

BALOCHISTAN: A non-governmental organization, Alif Laila Book Bus Society has distributed free books among the children through a camel mobile library in the Turbat district of Balochistan. Manager of the Camel library, Syeda Basharat Kazmi said, “This is one of

Eight-year-old boy found hanging from tree after alleged rape

KELLA ABDULLAH: An eight-year-old boy, whose body was found hanging from a tree, was murdered after allegedly being raped in Balochistan’s Killa Abdullah district. According to Killa Abdullah Assistant Commissioner Jahanzeb Sheikh, unidentified culprits raped and strangled the child to

Balochistan govt allows to reopen primary schools from tomorrow

QUETTA: The Balochistan government has decided to reopen all the primary schools in the province from September 30. On a social media website  Twitter, the Balochistan government’s spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani said that the educational activities will be resumed in all

Balochistan witnesses another spike in coronavirus cases

QUETTA: Balochistan has raised concerns regarding a second wave of coronavirus as the province is witnessing another spike in the cases. Over 1,000 people have been infected with the COVID-19, since the last week of August, bringing the total in

Massive fire breaks out in Balochistan’s forests

QUETTA: A massive forest fire broke out in Dasht area of Kech district of Balochistan. According to reports, a fire broke out in Hapsagz Hasadi and Dabebi forests of Dasht tehsil, in Kech district, on Saturday night. Thousands of different

Federal govt to announce special package for South Balochistan: Asad Umar

QUETTA: Federal Minister for Planning Development and Special Initiatives, Asad Umar has said that federal government would soon announce a special package for development projects of Balochistan especially Southern areas of the province. The minister, who is currently in Balochistan

Will utilise all resources for Balochistan’s development: PM Imran

QUETTA: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the federal government will utilize all resources for the development and prosperity of every region, especially South Balochistan. While talking to media shortly before departing for Islamabad after a brief visit to Balochistan

Cop murder case: Police to challenge ex-MPA Achakzai’s acquittal

QUETTA: The police have decided to file a petition in the Balochistan High Court (BHC), challenging the acquittal of former MPA Majeed Khan Achakzai in the murder case of a Traffic Sergeant Haji Attaullah. According to Additional Inspector General (AIG)

Court acquits Majeed Achakzai in traffic warden hit-and-run case

QUETTA: A model court in Quetta has acquitted Balochistan’s former lawmaker Majeed Khan Achakzai in a case regarding the death of a traffic warden in a hit-and-run incident in June 2017. As per details, on Friday, Achakzai appeared before the

Another Congo virus case emerges in Quetta

QUETTA: A man was diagnosed with a Congo virus in the provincial capital of Quetta, said health officials on Tuesday. As per details, a patient, identified as Basheer, aged 45 was brought to Fatima Jinnah Hospital over symptoms of the

Special anti-polio drive to be launched in Balochistan from tomorrow

QUETTA: A five-day special campaign against polio will be launched in Balochistan on Monday. As per details, 16 cases of polio had so far been reported in Balochistan this year. This is the first anti-polio campaign after a significant decrease

Flash floods cause large destruction in Balochistan, nine killed

QUETTA: At least nine people died in Balochistan after heavy rains wreaked havoc in different parts of the province on Monday. According to a press statement issued by Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) regarding the casualties and damages in rain-related