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.

Balochistan extends coronavirus lockdown till April 21

BALOCHISTAN: The Balochistan government has extended the COVID-19 lockdown till April 21 to curb the spread of the epidemic. According to a notification, all shopping malls, public transport, bazaars, markets, parks, restaurants and tourist-spots will remain closed till April 21

Govt accepts all demands of protesting doctors: Liaquat Shahwani

QUETTA: Balochistan government’s spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani on Monday said that the provincial government has accepted demands of protesting doctors. Shahwani said in a statement that doctors and all health professionals on the forefront fighting against the COVID-19 have been given with

Quetta police arrest protesting doctors, medical staff

QUETTA: Police arrested doctors and medical staff as the Young Doctors Association (YDA) Balochistan staged a sit-in in the red zone near the Chief Minister’s House in Quetta on Monday. The doctors and medical staff were protesting over non-provision of

Doctors to protest in Balochistan over no safety kits

QUETTA: Doctors have announced to protest outside the Balochistan Chief Minister and governor house over not being provided with safety kits amid the coronavirus outbreak. The move came after 12 doctors became infected with COVID-19 due to the unavailability of

13 more coronavirus patients recover in Balochistan: CM Kamal

QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan has confirmed that 13 more patients have recovered from the coronavirus in Quetta on Sunday. CM Kamal Khan took to Twitter and wrote, at least 13 patients who tested positive for coronavirus have

44 doctors suspended for refusing duties in Taftan

QUETTA: Balochistan government’s authorities on Saturday suspended 44 doctors over refusing to perform duties at Pakistan-Iran border in Taftan. Addressing a press conference, Balochistan government’s focal person for coronavirus prevention Mir Umair Mohammad Hasni has said that these health professionals

Govt distributing ration to 150,000 poor families: CM Jam Kamal

QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan on Saturday said the provincial government has started distributing ration bags to the poor families across the province. In a tweet, he said 150,000 families will be provided ration in the first phase.

9 more coronavirus cases reported in Balochistan

QUETTA: Nine more cases of coronavirus have been reported in Balochistan taking the tally to 177 in the province. According to the Balochistan government spokesman Liaquat Shahwani, the number of coronavirus cases has increased to 175 in the province. “All

17 coronavirus patients discharged from Sheikh Zayed Hospital

QUETTA: A spokesperson for the Balochistan government, Liaquat Shahwani has said that 17 coronavirus patients have recovered in Quetta on Tuesday. In a tweet, Liaquat Shahwani said the patients were discharged from Sheikh Zayed Hospital, after recovering their health. Shahwani

PCG distributes free ration among fishermen in Karachi, Balochistan 

KARACHI: Pakistan Coast Guards (PCG) has distributed free ration among the fishermen in Karachi and Balochistan amid coronavirus. According to PCG spokesperson, the ration was distributed among the fishermen in Karachi’s Manhora, Jiwani Gwadar, and Pasni, who are passing through

COVID-19: Balochistan bans public from offering Friday prayers in mosques

QUETTA: The government has banned public from offering Friday prayers in mosques till April 4 in Balochistan in an effort to cope the novel coronavirus outbreak. In the wake of precautionary steps to curb the spread of the pandemic in

Pak-Afghan border opened for trade on PM Khan’s orders

QUETTA: The Chaman-Spin Boldak border between Pakistan and Afghanistan has been opened for trade on the instructions of Prime Minister Imran Khan. According to the customs officials, more than 50 transit, export trucks and containers have been permitted to enter

Balochistan govt to temporarily lock-down province for 21 days

QUETTA: The Balochistan government has announced to temporarily lock-down the province for 21 days to combat the spread of the coronavirus. The lock-down will include the major shopping malls, restaurants, and markets for three weeks. The supply of household goods

Balochistan to ban inter-provincial travel from today

QUETTA: The Balochistan government has announced to ban the inter-provincial travel from today due to the coronavirus.  Intra-city bus including public transportation, coaches, and coasters have been directed to remain closed. Offices, schools, shopping malls, marriage halls, and tuition are

Five killed, 20 injured as passenger bus overturns near Hub

HUB: At least five persons were killed and 20 others injured when a passenger bus overturned in the Wirab area near Hub in Balochistan province in the wee hours of Monday. According to rescue sources, a passenger bus was on