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Navy carries out relief operation in calamity-hit areas of Balochistan

QUETTA: Pakistan Navy on Friday carried out rescue and relief operations in the rain-affected areas of Balochistan. According to a naval spokesperson, food packets and drinking water were distributed in the calamity-hit areas of Balochistan. aval troops shifted stranded people

Man arrested after selling his 20-day-old daughter for Rs200,000 in Balochistan

QUETTA: Levies Force has arrested a man for selling his 20-day-old daughter for cash worth two lac.  The shameful incident occurred in Kohlu district of Balochistan where a man named Matha Khan snatched his 20 days daughter Noor Bano from

CM Balochistan assigns ministries to cabinet members

QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo has assigned ministries and departments to his cabinet members including ministers, advisors and parliamentary secretaries. Senior Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) leader Zahoor Ahmed Buledi has been given the Ministry for Planning and Development.

Balochistan ministers take oath

QUETTA: The ministers included in the Balochistan cabinet have taken oath in a ceremony held at Governor House today. Balochistan Governor Zahoor Agha administered oath to the ministers including Tariq Magsi, Noor Muhammad Dummar, Akbar Askani, Muhammad Khan, Zahoor Buledi,

What’s next in Balochistan after Jam Kamal’s resignation?

After the weeks of a political tussle in Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan stepped down from his post on Sunday after disgruntled members of the ruling BAP tabled a no-confidence motion against the CM. CM Jam Kamal tendered his resignation to

Balochistan CM forms committee for talks with disgruntled lawmakers

QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan has formed a committee from the coalition parties to hold talks with the disgruntled lawmakers.  Balochistan CM Jam Kamal Khan chaired a consultative session today amid the political crisis which was attended by

CM Balochistan Jam Kamal to resign ahead on no-confidence motion

QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal is expected to resign from his post as the political crisis worsens after a no-confidence motion was filed against him in the provincial assembly. Well placed sources informed that the embattled chief minister will

Balochistan crisis: CM Jam Kamal meets PM Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Balochistan chief minister Jam Kamal on Thursday called on Prime Minister Imran Khan as the disgruntled members of his Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) refuse to budge. During the meeting, the matters of mutual interest including political crisis in the

Balochistan’s politics

The political instability that is brewing in Balochistan may not be confined to the province but could spill over to other parts of the country. The recent development, which resulted in a no-confidence motion against Chief Minister Jam Kamal, may

UN offers to help Pakistan with Balochistan earthquake situation

NEW YORK: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio has expressed his condolences over the loss of lives and damages to properties resulting from the deadly earthquake that hit parts of the Balochistan province, saying UN was ready to help Pakistan deal with

Veteran politician Sardar Attaullah Mengal passes away

KARACHI: Veteran politician and founder of the Balochistan National Party (BNP) Sardar Attaullah Mengal has passed at the age of 93. He was unwell and was hospitalised at a private hospital in Karachi for the last one week. His funeral

Court orders to register case against CM Balochistan

QUETTA: A session court has directed police to register a case against Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan and a police officer for their alleged involvement in the rioting outside the Balochistan Assembly on June 18. The additional session judge

Shahzain Bugti appointed SAPM on reconciliation in Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has appointed Jamhori Wattan Party (JWP) chairman Shahzain Bugti as his Special Assistant on Reconciliation and Harmony in Balochistan. The JWP chief will hold talks with disgruntled Baloch leaders on political and national harmony to

Agha Zahoor appointed as new Governor Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has appointed Syed Zahoor Agha as the new Governor of Balochistan. Agha Zahoor worked as Senior Vice President of PTI in Balochistan and the party organizer in the province. He has remained a member of

Governor Balochistan Yasinzai steps down

QUETTA: Governor Balochistan retired Justice Amanullah Khan Yasinzai has resigned from his post. According to reports, Prime Minister Imran Khan has started considering new names for the position. The name of the new governor will be announced soon. “I Amanullah

Baloch insurgency

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s statement that he is considering holding talks with Baloch insurgents to bring peace in the province should be welcomed. If the government is serious about redressing the grievances of Balochistan, then it imperative that this matter

FC soldier martyred in IED blast near Hoshab

QUETTA: A soldier of the Frontier Corps was martyred during an attack by militants near Shapak in district Hoshab of Balochistan. According to Inter-Services Public Relations, sepoy Kifaitullah, a resident of Sibi, embraced martyrdom when militants attacked a water bowser

Former Senator Usman Kakar shifted to Karachi in critical condition

KARACHI: Former Balochistan senator Usman Khan Kakar was shifted to Karachi in a critical condition after suffering a brain haemorrhagem. Also Read: Former Senator Usman Kakar passes away in Karachi Kakar, who is also a leader of the Pakhtunkhwa Milli

KP, Balochistan to present annual budget 2021-22 today

PESHAWAR: The governments of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan will present the annual budget 2021-22 in their respective provincial assemblies today on Friday (today). KP Finance Minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra will present the provincial budget for the next fiscal year 2021-22

FC soldier martyred, two terrorists killed in Kharan operation

QUETTA: A soldier of Frontier Crops Balochistan embraced martyrdom on Friday during an operation in district Kharan in Balochistan.   According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), two terrorists were also killed in an intelligence-based operation conducted by security forces in

Former Balochistan Secretary Mushtaq Raisani jailed for 10 years in corruption case

QUETTA: An accountability court on Tuesday awarded ten years imprisonment to Balochistan’s former secretary finance Mushtaq Raisani in a mega-corruption case Accountability court judge Munawar Ahmad Shahwani announced the reserved verdict in the case. The court also handed 26 months

UNHCR donates five ambulances to Balochistan govt

QUETTA: The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has donated five fully-equipped ambulances to the government of Balochistan. During a ceremony in Quetta, the Head of UNHCR’s sub-office in Quetta, Erwin Policar, handed over the five ambulances to the Chief Secretary of

Four FC personnel martyred during cross-border attack in Balochistan

RAWALPINDI: Four Frontier Corps (FC) soldiers were martyred while six others were injured after being ambushed near the Pak-Afghan border in Balochistan. In a statement, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that terrorists attacked the security personnel from across the

Balochistan CM Jam Kamal likely to be replaced: Sources

QUETTA: Several members of the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) and allies of the provincial government have reportedly called for the replacement of Chief Minister Jam Kamal. This comes as the prime minister wrote a letter to Governor Balochistan Yasinzai to

Another census

Despite the objections raised by Sindh and Balochistan, the Council of Common Interests (CCI) has decided to finally release the controversial national population census 2017 results. A census is normally conducted after ten years but the government has decided to

Gwadar declared capital of South Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: The port city of Gwadar, a crown jewel of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), has been declared the capital of South Balochistan. Gwadar Port Authority (GPA) Chairman Naseer Khan Kashani revealed that they have received an official status of capital

Five labourers killed in Sibi bomb explosion

QUETTA: Five labourers were killed and five others, including two security personnel, were seriously injured in a bomb blast near Sibi in Balochistan. The blast reportedly occurred in the Tandori area, some 30km from Sibi town where the labourers were

Educational institutions in provinces except Sindh to open five days a week

LAHORE: Educational institutions in Punjab, Balochistan, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will now be open for five days a week as usual from today. According to details, normal classes of educational institutes have been restored in three provinces of the country for

PDM candidate wins Pishin’s PB-20 by-election

QUETTA: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) candidate Syed Azizullah Agha won the by-election of Balochistan Assembly’s vacant seat of PB-20 (Pishin-III) with a massive majority against his rival Asmatullah Tareen of ruling Balochistan Awami Party. According to official results, Agha obtained 16,086

Voting underway for by-elections in Sindh, Balochistan constituencies

KARACHI: The by-elections are being held on two provincial assembly seats of Sindh including Karachi’s PS-88 and Sanghar’s PS-43 as well as Pishin’s PB-20 in Balochistan. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has organised by-elections on two vacant seats of