18 passengers dead as van plunges into gorge near Quetta

QUETTA: At least eighteen passengers were killed and nine others injured when a van plunged into a gorge in Qilla Saifullah district of Balochistan. According to the deputy commissioner, the ill-fated passenger van was heading to Zhob from Loralai when

Car-motorcycle collision claims seven lives in Quetta’s Turbat

QUETTA: At least seven persons lost their lives in a collision between a car and motorcycle in Kech in Balochistan province. According to Deputy Commissioner Kech, Hussain Jan, the accident occurred in the Saami area of Kech where a speeding

Two FC personnel injured in Quetta explosion

QUETTA: Two Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were injured on Monday in an explosion on Quetta’s Sariab Road. According to FC spokesperson, the personnel were on routine patrol in a village when the bomb fitted in a motorcycle on the roadside

President Alvi to visit Quetta today

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi will arrive in Quetta on Monday (today) on a two day visit to the provincial capital of Balochistan.  The president will hold meetings with Governor Balochistan Syed Zahoor Ahmad Agha and Chief Minister Abdul Quddus

Cinemas to reopen in Pakistan across eight cities excluding Karachi

The cinemas will be soon opened in eight cities, including Quetta, Peshawar, Skardu, Gilgit, Mirpur, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Islamabad, and Muzaffarabad. The news was confirmed by Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain who informed that the National Command and

Two killed, several injured as coach overturns in Quetta

QUETTA: Two people were and 16 others suffered injuries on Tuesday as a speeding passenger coach crashed near Quetta. According to the rescue officials, the coach was travelling to Mastung from Karachi, when it overturned near Khadkocha, Mastung. As a

PM Imran Khan to reach Quetta on day long visit today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled to pay a day-long visit to Quetta on Wednesday (today) where he will inaugurate several developmental projects. The prime minister will also be given detailed briefings about the law and order, coronavirus situation

Quetta terror attack

Pakistan witnessed a terrible explosion in Quetta outside a luxury hotel which killed five and injured a dozen more. The city has seen numerous incidents after being wrecked by terrorism and militancy but this was perhaps the biggest in recent

Quetta blast was a suicide attack: Sheikh Rasheed

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has confirmed the blast that took place a day earlier in the parking of a hotel in Quetta was a suicide bomb attack and has been claimed by the proscribed Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) The minister

Will not allow scourge of terrorism to rise again: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken notice and strongly condemned the blast outside a hotel in Quetta in which four people were killed and over a dozen others were injured. While monitoring the whole situation till late at night,

Celebrities condemn Quetta blast on social media

Pakistani celebrities have recently condemned the blast in Quetta that caused four deaths and 12 people injured. The blast took place at the parking lot of the Serena Hotel located on Zargun road. Pakistani celebrities working in different fields have

In pictures: Pakistan Day celebrations and enthusiasm of people across country

Pakistan Day is being celebrated with enthusiasm all over the country including Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, and Quetta. Last year, the Pakistan Day parade was postponed due to the coronavirus, this year, it will be held on 25th March instead

Missing ANP leader found dead in Quetta after five months

QUETTA: Police have found the bullet-riddled body of Awami National Party (ANP) leader Asad Khan Achakzai who went missing five months ago. Asad Khan had gone missing on September 25, 2020 while coming to Quetta from Chaman to attend a

Resolving Balochistan’s problems

The prime minister finally visited Quetta just hours after the Hazaras buried the eleven coalminers brutally killed in Machh and ended their protests. Despite the controversy and politicization prior to the visit, it must be welcomed that issue has been

PM reaches Quetta after Hazara victims laid to rest

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Quetta on Saturday on a day-long visit to the city, hours after ten coal miners from the Hazara community who were brutally killed in an attack in Machh were laid to rest. Chief

Machh killings: Funeral prayers of Hazara victims offered in Quetta

QUETTA: The funeral prayers of the Hazara victims of Machh massacre were offered on Saturday, six days after the incident after which they were laid to rest. The bodies of the coal miners killed in Machh were shifted to Hazara

Hazaras agree to bury their dead; PM to visit Quetta today

ISLAMABAD: Following several rounds of talks, the martyrs’ committee of the slain colliers of the Hazara community, agreed to call off their six-day sit-in, after acceptance of all their demands. The agreement came after the last round held between the

Govt accepts Hazara community’s demands, sit-in to end soon

ISLAMABAD: The government has reportedly accepted the demands of the Hazara community and the sit-in and protests in Quetta and other cities are expected to be winded up. Sources revealed the matters have been resolved between the government and the

In pictures: Hazaras hold protests against Machh massacre

The latest wave of killing people of the Hazara community in Quetta has shock the nation as ten colliers earlier this week on 3rd January were kidnapped and killed and four others were seriously injured after armed men attacked them

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

Sit-in continues for second day against killing of miners in Balochistan

QUETTA: A sit-in continues for the second day today against the killing of miners in the Mach area of Balochistan. Hazaras staged a sit-in in Quetta yesterday against the killing of miners in Mach as armed militants kidnapped them and

5.5 magnitude earthquake tremors jolt Swat

SWAT: A moderate earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter Scale hit Quetta and adjoining areas today (Saturday). An earthquake has jolted Quetta, Mastung, Qila Abdullah, Pishin, and adjoining areas early morning. No loss of life or property was reported. According

NA condemns terror attacks in Peshawar, Quetta

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution strongly condemning the recent terror attacks in Peshawar and Quetta. The resolution was moved by Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan. It said that security forces are

MNA Mohsin Dawar arrested at Quetta airport

QUETTA: Member of National Assembly and Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) leader Mohsin Dawar has been arrested at Quetta Airport, where he was arrived to attend the third power show of 11-party opposition, under the banner of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM).

PDM meeting to be held in Quetta tomorrow

QUETTA: Another Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) meeting will be held in Quetta tomorrow. Preparations for the PDM’s Quetta meeting are in full swing at the football ground of Ayub Stadium in Quetta. More than 4,000 personnel, including police and FC,

First baby feeding corner set up at Quetta airport

QUETTA: The government of Balochistan has set up baby feeding corner and nursing rooms at the court, provincial assembly and airport. Parliamentary Secretary Health Dr Rubaba Khan Buledi inaugurated the country’s first Baby Feed Corner and Nursing Room established at

Seven injured in Quetta grenade attack

QUETTA: At least seven people were injured on Wednesday in a grenade blast on Quetta’s Samungli Road. According to police, a grenade was thrown at labourers working on an under-construction bridge. Five of the labourers and two passersby were injured

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

PM to arrive in Quetta on day-long visit today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will arrive in Quetta on a day-long visit on Friday. He will hold meetings with Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan and Governor Amanullah khan Yasinzai and will discuss coronavirus situation and other important issues

Four injured during motorcycle explosion in Quetta

QUETTA: At least four people were injured in a blast on Quetta’s Sariab Road on Friday. According to police, the blast occurred in a motorcycle installed with explosive material parked near a mosque where Friday prayers were being offered. The