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Balochistan rain claims two more lives, death toll reaches 166

QUETTA: Two more people have died due to rains and floods in Balochistan, taking the death toll to 166. The ongoing monsoon rains have wreaked havoc in Balochistan for the last two months. So far, 166 people have died and

Two day ‘The Literary Festival’ event ends in Quetta

Quetta began this festival years ago which promotes cultural values, literature, art music, and so on. The third most Quetta literary festival which was introduced as a 2-day event finally came to an end. Many participants appreciated and vowed to

Earthquake tremors felt in Gwadar, parts of Balochistan

QUETTA: An earthquake has hit various parts of  Gwadar and Balochistan on Wednesday morning. According to details, tremors were felt in Gwadar city and surrounding areas of Balochistan. The epicenter was reported below the epicenter, according to the US Geological

Heavy rains wreak havoc in coastal areas of Balochistan

QUETTA: Low-lying areas of Balochistan, including Gwadar, have become flooded as heavy rainfall continues to pour in different areas of the province and Pakistan Army is engaged in relief activities to help the citizens. According to details, major cities of

Women gather in Gwadar’s streets demanding rights

QUETTA: Hundreds of women participated in the rally ‘Give Rights to Gwadar’, led by Maulana Hidayat-ur-Rehman of the Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) and declared a referendum against anti-labor policies. Maulana Hidayat-ur-Rehman’s appeal to Balochistan on the occasion of International Human Rights Day to

80-year-old retired policeman earns PhD from Balochistan University

QUETTA: An 80-year-old retired policeman received his PhD in political science at the University of Balochistan, proving that age is just a number if one resolves to achieve their dream. Talking to Arab News, Haibatullah Halimi served in Balochistan’s police

METRO Pakistan marks World Food Safety Day

KARACHI: As part of the global commemorations, METRO Pakistan celebrated the World Food Safety Day, under this year’s theme, ‘Safe food today for a healthy tomorrow’, at its stores all over the country. The annual theme designated by the United

COAS Bajwa says terrorists won’t find any space to hide

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that terrorists were desperately trying to harm the country and all possible steps had been taken to deal with them with iron hands. These remarks he made during

Govt to utilise all resources for Balochistan’s progress: PM Imran

QUETTA: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said Balochistan had immense development potential and the PTI-led government will utilise all resources for the prosperity of the region. “It is our responsibility to help Balochistan as much as possible as it has

Enduring peace in South Asia hinges on resolution of long-standing issues: Army chief

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that the future of enduring peace and stability in South Asia hinges on the ability to resolve long pending disputes within the region, ISPR said on Monday. Inter-Services

OGDCL discovers new gas reserves in Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: The Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) has announced to discover a new gas from its exploratory well Jadran X-04, which is located in Balochistan’s Barkhan district. According to a statement issued by the OGDCL on Tuesday, the

Three FC soldiers martyred, five injured in Turbat terrorist attack

QUETTA: At least three security personnel have been martyred and five injured in an attack by terrorists on Frontier Corps in the Turbat areas of Balochistan on Sunday. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), three FC soldiers have embraced shahadat

Governor Balochistan Amanullah Yasinzai decides to resign

QUETTA: Balochistan Governor Amanullah Khan Yasinzai has decided to leave office and will soon forward his resignation to Prime Minister Imran Khan, sources said on Friday. Amanullah Khan cleared that his loyalty will remain with Imran Khan but it was

Govt fully focusing on socio-economic development of Balochistan: PM Imran

QUETTA: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that the federal government is fully focusing on the socio-economic development of Balochistan. While addressing a ceremony in Quetta on a one-day visit to the city, PM Imran said, “The PTI-led government

Another Journalist shot dead during alleged robbery bid in Quetta

QUETTA: Another journalist was killed during an alleged armed robbery bid in the Bank Colony area of Quetta, police officials said on Sunday. According to police, the journalist, Abdul Wahid Raisani, was going home from his office the robbers intercepted

Security forces foil terror bid by recovering arms in Bajaur

BAJAUR: The Security Forces on Sunday foiled a terrorism bid in district Bajaur and recovered a huge quantity of arms and ammunition concealed for the purpose. According to sources, Bajaur Scout acting on a tip-off raided in Kalgha area of

Quetta suicide bombing attacker was a foreign national: Police

QUETTA: The police investigation team has made key progress in the investigation of Wednesday’s bomb blast at Quetta’s Serena Chowk. According to the report prepared by the police investigation team,   the suicide bomber in the terrorist attack was a foreign

Quetta blast leaves four dead, 12 injured

QUETTA: At least four people died and 12 were injured on Wednesday in a blast that took place at the parking lot of the Serena Hotel located on Zargun Road.  It is reported that the blast took place near Jinnah

Coronavirus: Balochistan govt imposes smart lockdown till May 1

QUETTA: Balochistan government authorities have imposed smart lockdown in the province due to an alarming increase in COVID-19 cases. According to the notification issued by  Balochistan Home and Tribal Affairs Department on Saturday, the restrictions will come into effect from

TLP protests: Citizens pay tributes to police for battling raging mobs

KARACHI: Citizens on different social media platforms have paid tributes to police for battling raging mobs who staged violent nationwide protests against the arrest of the party chief across the country. At least two policemen were killed and over 340

Blasts in Balochistan mine leaves seven dead

BALOCHISTAN: Seven miners were killed when a coal mine collapsed due to a blast in Balochistan Harnai District on Tuesday — the second incident in the area this week. According to sources, a build-up of methane fuel in the mine

Senate polls: Balochistan opposition seeks six Senate seats  

QUETTA: Opposition parties in Balochistan have demanded six Senate seats from the provincial government n the upcoming election. According to the sources, the demand was made during a meeting of the opposition parties held at the residence of Balochistan National

Pakistan Navy seizes narcotics worth 2.2 billion near Pishukan coast

BALOCHISTAN: Pakistan Navy has seized 700 kilograms of narcotics in an intelligence-based joint operation with the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) near Pishukan coast, Balochistan on Wednesday. According to a spokesman of the PN, the drugs are valued at approximately Rs 2.2

Karachi Kings, Quetta Gladiators to play match at Gwadar stadium on Mar 25

GWADAR: Gwadar Cricket Stadium is expected to host a friendly match on March 25, between Karachi Kings and Quetta Gladiators clash after the conclusion on ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) season six. As per details, singer-cum presenter Fakhr-e-Alam, who recently

Over 16 injured in Balochistan grenade attack

BALOCHISTAN: More than 16 people have been injured in a blast in Balochistan’s Sibi on Friday. According to police, terrorists on a motorcycle lobbed a hand grenade at Luni Chowk, as a result, 16 people sustained injuries. Sources said a

Govt taking steps to address issues in Pak-Afghan border: Minister

QUETTA: Minister for Home and Tribal Affairs, Mir Zia Langove has said that steps were being adopted to amicably address the issues of business community fencing along the Pak-Afghan border. While presiding over a high-level meeting held on Tuesday in

Four wounded in blast on Quetta’s Sariab Road

QUETTA: At least four people were injured in a blast near Quetta’s Sariab Road on Saturday. An official of the bomb disposal squad said that it was a home-made device packed with five-kilogram explosive material. Motive behind the explosion was

Rai Tahir appointed as new IGP Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to transfer Inspector General (IG) of Balochistan Mohsin Hassan Butt and appoint Rai Tahir as a new IG of the province. As per details, Rai Tahir, who is currently serving as Additional IG CTD Punjab,

Army chief assures justice to families of Mach massacre victims

QUETTA: Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has assured families of the Shia Hazaras coal miners killed in a brutal attack in Balochistan’s Mach area that the killers of the killings shall be brought to justice. According to Inter-Services Public

Four injured in blast at Turbat’s Cinema bazaar

BALOCHISTAN: At least four people were injured in an explosion in Turbat’s Cinema bazaar in Balochistan on Sunday. According to details, the blast occurred near the check post of security forces and also damaged two nearby cars. Soon after the