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PM Nawaz Sharif visiting flood affected Skardu

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 30th July 2015

PM Nawaz Sharif visiting flood affected Skardu SKARDU: The Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has reached Skardu to visit the flood affected areas, Aaj News reported. The Prime Minister will distribute relief goods to the vicitims. He will also survey the relief work being conducted by the army. The PM will be briefed about the flood affected regions. During the trip he will...


Two killed in firing in Quetta

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th July 2015

Two killed in firing in Quetta QUETTA: Two persons were killed in firing by unidentified armed men on Sabzal road in the provincial capital, here Tuesday. Police said that unidentified armed motorcyclists opened indiscriminate firing at two men on Sabzal road, leaving them seriously injured.”The injured succumbed to their injuries on the way to hospital,” they said. The assailants managed to...


Over 10 suspects arrested in search operation

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th July 2015

Over 10 suspects arrested in search operation QUETTA: The law enforcement agencies have arrested over 10 suspects from different localities of the provincial capital late Monday night. Police sources said on Tuesday that following armed attack on a convoy of a senior police official in the metropolis, law enforcement agencies launched search operations in different areas of the city and arrested over...


Rain expected from Monday to Thursday

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 25th July 2015

Rain expected from Monday to Thursday WEB DESK: The Met Department has predicted more rain in southern parts of the country in the next 12 hours. From Monday to Thursday rain is expected all over the country. Strong monsoon currents are likely to penetrate in upper parts of Pakistan during the next three to four days that may interact with the...


Eight suspects held, ammunitions seized

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 24th July 2015

Eight suspects held, ammunitions seized QUETTA: Security forces detained 8 suspects and recovered ammunitions from their possession in different areas of the provincial capital on Friday. According to police sources, acting on a tip off, the security forces carried out search operations in Satellite Town, Killi Geo, Hazar Ganji area and apprehended 8 suspects. Ammunitions including improvised explosive devices (IED),...


Kashmir not on the back burner, clarifies Sartaj

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th July 2015

Kashmir not on the back burner, clarifies Sartaj by Ali Hussain ISLAMABAD:Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz Monday dispelled the impression that Kashmir issue was put on the back burner during Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s meeting with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in Ufa, saying no talks with India will be held unless Kashmir issue is...


Balochistan government cancels Eid holidays of policemen

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th July 2015

Balochistan government cancels Eid holidays of policemen QUETTA: Balochistan government has cancelled the leaves of all officers and personnel of police department in view of security concerns on the occasion of Eidul Fitr and to ward off any terror act. Balochistan Police spokesman said on Sunday that there are dangers of untoward incidents by the miscreants in major cities of the province...


Commonwealth countries offer 74 scholarships to Pakistani students

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th July 2015

Commonwealth countries offer 74 scholarships to Pakistani students by Naveed Butt ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Inter-Provincial Co-ordination (IPC) received 74 scholarships from commonwealth countries and 190 from friendly countries for masters/PhD and general studies. According to documents available with Business Recorder, Ministry of IPC received scholarships from commonwealth countries including 36 scholarships of United Kingdom, four of Canada, two of Brunei, one of Malaysia,...


Dr Malik to meet Khan of Kalat in London

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th July 2015

Dr Malik to meet Khan of Kalat in London QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan, Dr Abdul Malik Baloch will meet Khan of Kalat, Mir Daud Suleman to convince him to return back to the country to join mainstream politics. This was said by Provincial Minister for Services and General Administration and National Party leader, Nawab Muhammad Khan Shahwani who was addressing a press conference, here...


Old man dies of scorching heat in Bolan

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 7th July 2015

Old man dies of scorching heat in Bolan QUETTA: A 65-year-old man Tuesday died of scorching heat in Balanari area of Bolan district as the region was facing 46C to 48 C temperatures. Levies said that 65-year-old Ghulam Haider was on way from his village Dandor to village Juma Khan to purchase wheat and rice for his family when he fell unconscious due...


Unknown assailants kill three

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 6th July 2015

Unknown assailants kill three QUETTA: Unknown assailants opened fire at Joint Road Quetta killing three including a policeman, Aaj News reported. The gunmen opened fired outside the passport office creating panic among bystanders. The dead have been identified as Hassan, Shabbir and Constable Khan Jan. Three of the injured have been transferred to Civil Hospital and CMH.  Most of...


Ngo worker found dead in house

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 6th July 2015

Ngo worker found dead in house QUETTA: A local not for profit organization’s progamme manager was found dead, Aaj News reported. His body was found in the bathroom of his apartment in Jinnah Town. He had been attacked by a dagger. Adul Rauf’s body has been transferred to the Civil Hospital. Police is investigating the...


Blast kills one, injures several

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 6th July 2015

Blast kills one, injures several QUETTA: A bomb blast near Bacha Khan Chowk, late Sunday night killed one, and injured several, Aaj News reported. The injured include a child and a woman who have been taken to the Civil Hospital The blast took near a shopping centre where a large number of people had gathered for their Eid shopping. So...


Allan Fakir’s death anniversary observed

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 4th July 2015

Allan Fakir’s death anniversary observed ISLAMABAD: The 14th death anniversary of renowned folk singer Allan Fakir was observed today. Allan Fakir was celebrity in Sufi music in Pakistan. Fakir was particularly known for his ecstatic style of performance marked with Sufi dance. His peculiar body language and broad smile, were always amusing for his audience at live performances. Allan Fakir...


FC foils Iranian diesel smuggling in Hub

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd July 2015

FC foils Iranian diesel smuggling in Hub QUETTA: The Balochistan Frontier Corps (FC) foiled a bid to smuggle illegal oil and seized 56,000 liters of Iranian Diesel in Lasbela area of Balochistan on Friday. According to FC spokesman, on a tip off, a FC personnel reached the site and seized Iranian diesel from two oil tankers which were being smuggled to interior...


Major Train Accidents in Pakistan

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd July 2015

Major Train Accidents in Pakistan WEB DESK: Train accidents are as old as the independence of Pakistan. Here is a list of major accidents that occurred in Pakistan; At least 500 people died when three trains collided with each other. The Quetta Express was hit by another train (Karachi Express), which had missed a signal. The collision had caused several...


PM vows to increase education budget in an Arab newspaper column

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd July 2015

PM vows to increase education budget in an Arab newspaper column WEB DESK: The Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has written a column highlighting the importance of school education in an Arab newspaper. The column which appeared in Arab News states that 6 million children in Pakistan remain out of school. Independent figures put the estimated figure at 25million out of school children. The PM in his...


FC arrests four alleged terrorists

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 3rd July 2015

FC arrests four alleged terrorists QUETTA: In an operation by the Frontier Constabulary four alleged terrorists and eight smugglers have been arrested, Aaj News reported. The raid was conducted at Shahla Baag, near Qilla Abdullah where smuggled goods were confiscated, a spokesman of the FC said. The goods were stolen in a passenger bus tavelling from Chaman to Quetta. The...


Four militants taken in to custody

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd July 2015

Four militants taken in to custody KARACHI: During a police operation four militants are taken into custody. They possessed inflammable material and Iranian diesel, police said. Upon information provided by an informer to Saeedabad police, they arrested four militants from a passenger bus which was traveling from Gawadar to Karachi, Aaj News reported. According to ASP Ejaz Hashim, the militants were...


Three people killed in Balochistan

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd July 2015

Three people killed in Balochistan QUETTA: Gunmen opened fire killing three people working at a shop. After the incident security was tight in the city, Aaj News reported. Among the dead were Nasir, Mohammad Waris and Asad. Their bodies were taken to the Civil Hospital Quetta. According to police officials, the dead were related to Punjab. Last month 20 people...


PM’s rejection of proposed increase in prices of petroleum products welcomed

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st July 2015

PM’s rejection of proposed increase in prices of petroleum products welcomed QUETTA: Citizens Action Committee Quetta welcomed Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif’s decision to reject the proposed increase in the prices of petroleum products by Oil and Gas Regularity Authority. CAC Quetta office bearers,  Haroon Khan, Liaqat Kakar, Abdul Salam and others described the decision as a generous gift to public at large by the Prime...


Prime Minister, army chief take stock of situation

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st July 2015

Prime Minister, army chief take stock of situation ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the PM House here on Tuesday and exchanged views on a host of issues critical to the security of the country. According to official sources, matters relating to the Operation Zarb-e-Azb as well as return, rehabilitation and resettlement of Temporarily Displaced...


Rain turn weather pleasant in city

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st June 2015

Rain turn weather pleasant in city QUETTA: Rain on Sunday turned weather pleasant as Quetta valley received thunder showers which broke hot spell of over a fortnight. The sky was overcast since morning and around 2.00 pm the rain lashed the valley and surrounding hills. People including young and children are enjoying the sudden change in weather on third day of...


Balochistan LG Polls held in 11 local bodies

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th June 2015

Balochistan LG Polls held in 11 local bodies QUETTA: The candidates of political parties including PML-N, ANP, PkMAP, JUI-F, PTI, JUI-N and Rind Panel have been elected chairmen and deputy chairmen of four district councils and seven municipal committees of the province. Official sources in the Provincial Election Commission Office, said here on Friday that elections held for the offices of chairmen and...


Strike in Quetta against the killing of five

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th June 2015

Strike in Quetta against the killing of five QUETTA: A strike has been called in the city in protest of the killing of five Pashtun worker, Aaj News reported. On Sunday, five people were gunned down near Bacha Khan Chowk. Democratic Party, Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen and other parties announced three days of mourning. All major business centers and markets are closed. Traffic is lower...


Quetta police detain 33 suspects during search operation

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 7th June 2015

Quetta police detain 33 suspects during search operation QUETTA: Quetta police on Sunday detained a number of suspects during a search operation here from Satellite Town and Pastoonabad area of the city. According to police, police teams conducted search operation in these locations and took into custody as many as 33 suspects during the search operation carried out in the wake of Pastoonabad...


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