PM chairs meeting to review law and order situation in Balochistan

QUETTA: Prime Minister Imran Khan has chaired a high-level meeting to review the law and order situation in Balochistan where he was briefed on the overall law and order situation of the province. The meeting was attended by Balochistan governor,

Hazara killings

The killings of eleven coal miners belonging to the Hazara community in Macch area of Balochistan are shocking and must be condemned in all forms and manifestations. The gruesome attack has sparked protests and has drawn nationwide condemnation. The coal

Former Balochistan CM Aslam Raisani’s arrest warrants issued

QUETTA: An accountability court on Wednesday issued bailable arrest warrants of former chief minister of Balochistan Nawab Aslam Raisani. The court issued arrest warrants of Nawab Raisani in a case of alleged misappropriation in government funds after he failed to

CNG stations in Sindh, Balochistan to stay closed till Jan 2

KARACHI: The Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) announced on Wednesday that CNG stations in Sindh and Balochistan will be closed for three days. The stations will reopen at 8 am on Saturday, January 2. SSGC has cited low gas pressure

Two killed as blast hits football match in Panjgur

QUETTA: At least two people were killed and seven were injured in a powerful explosion near a football stadium in Panjgur district of Balochistan on Saturday. Initial reports suggest the blast occurred following a match between two football teams of

Karima Baloch – a courageous human right activist from Balochistan

A dissident human rights activist living in exile in Canada, who campaigned for the rights of missing persons and enforced disappearances, has been found dead in Toronto after going missing. Karima Baloch, aged 37, was granted asylum in Canada in

Balochistan University’s kidnapped professor safely recovered

QUETTA: A professor of the Balochistan Univesity who was kidnapped over the weekend has been recovered. Spokesman for the Balochistan government Liaquat Shahwani had confirmed that the Dr Liaquat Sani Bangulzai, the head of Brahvi Department of Balochistan University, had

Balochistan package

After the Karachi Transformation Plan, the government has now announced a massive Rs600 billion package for South Balochistan. This raises questions once again whether the project will ever be implemented and see the light of day or is an attempt

Govt announces Rs600bn development package for South Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar has announced a package for development projects in southern Balochistan. Addressing a press conference, the federal minister said the government would spend Rs 600 billion in nine districts of southern

Coastguards seize narcotics worth Rs270 million, 13 arrested

QUETTA: Pakistan Coastguards continued their operation and arrested thirteen smugglers and also seized narcotics worth Rs 270 million from their possession. The coastguards conducted an operation at Naka Khari check-post near Winder in Balochistan and stopped two passenger coaches heading

PTI ended taboo on enforced disappearances: Mazari reminds Maryam Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari has taken Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to task for raising the issue of enforced disappearances in Balochistan. In a tweet, the federal minister said Maryam Nawaz has just “discovered” the issue of

National T20 Cup: Balochistan call up two top performing bowlers

RAWALPINDI: Balochistan have made changes in their squad for the ongoing National T20 Cup and called up two top-performing bowlers from the Second XI team. Nineteen-year-old Akhtar Shah has been rewarded for an impressive run in the Second XI National

Coastguards seize narcotics worth Rs330 million, nine arrested

KARACHI: Pakistan Coastguards conducted raids in Karachi and several parts of Balochistan and seized narcotics worth Rs330 million while nine suspects were arrested. The coastguards raided the Naka Khari checkpost in Winder town of Balochistan and searched a mini truck

Coronavirus cases in Balochistan drop by 4%

QUETTA: Provincial health department on Monday in a report said that the cases of coronavirus in Balochistan have gradually declined. According to the provincial health department, 233 more patients of coronavirus recovered yesterday. The tally of total active cases has

Balochistan to recommend 15-day delay in reopening of primary schools

QUETTA: Balochistan government spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani has informed that the province would recommend in the upcoming National Command and Operation (NCOC) meeting that the reopening of primary schools be delayed by 15 days in view of rising coronavirus cases. The

Border markets will transform local economies: Asim Bajwa

ISLAMABAD: Chairman China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority Lt General (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa has said the government has approved the establishment of eighteen border markets. In a tweet, he said under a pilot project, two border markets will be established

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

PM reviews flood, COVID-19 situation in Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Quetta on Friday on a day-long visit to review a range of issues in the province. The prime minister chaired a briefing to review the flood situation, COVID-19 pandemic and development projects in

Another polio case reported in Balochistan

BALOCHISTAN: The polio emergency operation center Pakistan has reported one more polio case from Balochistan on Monday, taking the provincial tally figure for this year to 18.  A 15-month-old girl tested positive for poliovirus in Balochistan’s Pishin district. In this

Balochistan can lead in value addition of crops: Minister

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Syed Fakhar Imam said agriculture is one of the seven major components of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The minister was chairing a consultative meeting on the development of southern Balochistan

PMD forecast rain in Sindh, Balochistan from today

KARACHI: The Pakistan Meteorological Department  (PMD) has forecast rain in Sindh and Balochistan from Friday to Monday.  According to the PMD, rainfall of 70 to 80 mm is forecast in Karachi. a thunderstorm is expected in different cities of Sindh

Frontier Corps officer arrested in Hayat Baloch’s murder

QUETTA: Balochistan Home Minister Mir Zia Langove has said that Frontier Corps (FC) personnel involved in the murder of youth Hayat Baloch has been taken into custody and handed over to the police. The minister said that justice prevailed in

Paulo Coelho appeals for sending books to Balochistan

Renowned novelist Paulo Coelho, best known for his worldwide best-selling novel The Alchemist, has urged fans to send books to Balochistan. “Send books to Balochistan, they’re building reading rooms,” said the novelist, referring to a post by a news outlet

Five killed, several injured as blast strikes Chaman

CHAMAN: At least five people were killed and fifteen others were injured on Monday when a blast ripped through Chaman in Balochistan. The injured had been shifted to a Civil Hospital Chaman The bomb reportedly targetted a vehicle of the

Two arrested for smuggling gutka in Karachi from Balochistan

KARACHI: Two people have been arrested for smuggling gutka, manipuri, and other harmful substances in Karachi from Balochistan. The products are being brought from Hub in Balochistan amid a strict ban on the manufacture and sale of hazardous products in

Balochistan extends smart lockdown till August 17

QUETTA: The Balochistan government has extended the ongoing smart lockdown until 17th August in order to contain the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. According to a notification issued in this regard, shopping malls, markets, shops, warehouses, auto repair shops, and

Govt plans to develop 7 tourist destinations in Balochistan

QUETTA: The Balochistan government has announced to develop seven tourist destinations in the province. Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan in this regard said that the untapped tourism potential in Balochistan has vast opportunities for investment, especially in coastal areas.

NDMA providing health facilities to Balochistan hospitals

QUETTA: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Chairman Lieutenant General Muhammad Afzal has said all health-related facilities would be provided to hospitals in Balochistan. Speaking to the media in Quetta, Chairman NDMA Lt. General Muhammad Azfal said the provincial health department

Balochistan govt approves construction of Quetta-Karachi highways

QUETTA: Balochistan government has approved construction of Quetta to Karachi and Chaman highways, said provincial Home Minister Mir Ziaullah Langu. In a statement, the minister said the government is cooperating with the federal government to provide modern transport facilities to

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