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Quetta – The capical city of province Balochistan.

CII chief seeks indiscriminate action against militants

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QUETTA: Council of Islamic Ideology Chairman and MNA Maulana Mohammad Khan Shirani has said the government should take strict action against militants without any discrimination. “We can get rid of terrorism through action against both the bad and good militants. We would have to do away with the policy of good and bad militants for the cause of peace,” he ... Read More »

Balochistan salutes APS victims

QUETTA: Educational institutions remained closed across the Balochistan province on Wednesday to pay homage to martyrs of last year’s terrorist attack on the Army Public School, Peshawar. Headquarters of Frontier Corps and Army Garrison School and College organised memorial services for the departed souls. The FC Balochistan held ceremonies in Quetta, Kalat, Mastung, Khuzdar, Bela, Zhob, Ziarat, Chaman and Loralai ... Read More »

Three LJ men killed in Quetta

QUETTA: Three suspected militants belonging to the banned Lashkar-i-Jhangvi group were killed and two others were injured and arrested after a gunbattle with security forces in Sariab area here late on Saturday night. A spokesman for the Frontier Corps said that personnel of the FC and intelligence agencies raided an area on the outskirts of Sariab on a tip-off that ... Read More »

Three more mutilated bodies found in Balochistan

QUETTA: Security officials recovered the mutilated bodies of three young boys from Balochistan's Killa Saifullah district on Thursday. Levies sources told DawnNews that mutilated bodies of three mean were found in Muslim Bagh area of Killa Saifullah district. Multiple bullet injuries and torture marks are visible on bodies. The corpses were shifted to Muslim Bagh hospital for post-mortem as levies ... Read More »

CM urges students to go for higher education

GWADAR: Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch has exhorted the youth to benefit from the educational environment the government has created in the province to ensure their bright future. Speaking at a cheque distribution ceremony under the Prime Minister’s Fee Reimbursement Programme at Turbat University on Tuesday, he asked students to concentrate on obtaining higher education instead of looking ... Read More »

Balochistan PA adopts four bills and three resolutions

QUETTA: The Balochistan Assembly unanimously passed on Friday three resolutions calling for switching of electricity-run tube-wells to solar energy, seeking jobs for Balochistan’s youths in federal departments and demanding action against people involved in the sale of sub-standard soft drinks. The house, presided over by Dr Ruqayya Saeed Hashmi, also unanimously adopted four bills on private educational institutions, kidney disease, ... Read More »

Three-day anti-polio drive in Quetta from tomorrow

QUETTA: A three-day anti-polio drive will start in Quetta on Saturday, two days ahead of the security engagements for Muharram processions, which begin Oct 14. A total of 38 cases have been reported across the country this year, out of which six cases were reported in Balochistan province. According to the Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) Balochistan, all arrangements have been ... Read More »

More than 8,000 suspected militants arrested: Balochistan govt

QUETTA: The Home Secretary of Balochistan, Akbar Hussain Durrani, on Wednesday stated that provincial law enforcement agencies have arrested more than 8,000 suspected militants after the implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP). “A total of 204 terrorists were killed by security forces during different operations and raids in the province,” said Durrani. He further added that out of the ... Read More »

PAF Fighter plane crashes near Mastung

QUETTA: A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) fighter jet F7-PG crashed near Mastung on Wednesday during what officials described as a routine training operation. The pilot managed to eject to safety. According to a spokesperson for PAF’s Samungli Airbase in Quetta, “The F7-PG fighter jet was on a routine training mission when its engine caught fire and crashed on a fray ... Read More »

Suicide attack

THE suicide blast outside the offices of the political administrator in Jamrud, Khyber Agency on Tuesday broke the relative calm in that particular tehsil of the agency this year. Even otherwise, since the military quietly wrapped up Operation Khyber-II in mid-June, having ejected militants from Bara tehsil and the Tirah subdivision and secured two of three passes linking the Tirah ... Read More »