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Two militants held in Zhob

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 5th September 2015

Two militants held in Zhob QUETTA: Law enforcement agencies (LEAs) arrested two suspects in a search operation in Zhob area of Balochistan on Saturday. According to LAEs spokesman, acting on a tip off, LAEs personnel carried out search operation in the area and apprehended two suspects along with arms. They were stated to be commanders of banned militant organization. Further...


Terrorist attack planned for Defence Day foiled

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 5th September 2015

Terrorist attack planned for Defence Day foiled QUETTA: Law enforcers confiscated heavy weapons from an alleged terrorist and foiled an attack planned on Defense Day, Aaj News reported. The arrested men confessed to being members of Indian intelligence agency RAW, ISPR said. A bomb, 6kg of explosive material and nuts and bolts were confiscated during the raid conducted after intelligence agencies received...


‘Terrorist’ associated with Baluchistan Liberation Army arrested

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st September 2015

‘Terrorist’ associated with Baluchistan Liberation Army arrested Quetta: Two ‘terrorist’ associated with Baluchistan Liberation Army are arrested including alleged murderer of Baluchistan union of journalist secretary, General Irshad Mastoi, Aaj News reported. They are said to be involved in several unlawful activities. Quetta Home minister Sarfaraz Bughti and IG police Muhammad Amlish conducted a press conference in which they talked about their...


Three terrorists killed while placing bomb on railway track

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th August 2015

Three terrorists killed while placing bomb on railway track BOLAN: Three terrorists were killed when a bomb they were trying to place on the railway track blew up, Aaj News reported. The three terrorists were trying to place the bomb at the Mattiari railway track, railway officials said. When sound of the blast was heard railway officials found three men dead on the tracks....


Pakistan’s economy facing revenue generation crisis: report

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th August 2015

Pakistan’s economy facing revenue generation crisis: report ISLAMABAD: Despite recent optimism surrounding Pakistan’s economy, the country is facing an “existential crisis” stemming from its woeful tax collection rates and inability to finance itself, a report said Wednesday. Pakistan’s economy grew at 4.24 percent during the 2014-2015 fiscal year with per capita income rising a significant 9.25 percent, markers that come as investor...


12 suspects arrested in Kalat

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 25th August 2015

12 suspects arrested in Kalat QUETTA: The Levies Force arrested 12 suspects in a crackdown in Kalat who were wanted in heinous crimes cases including murder and kidnapping for ransom. Levies Force said on Tuesday that under the supervision of Deputy Commissioner, Kalat, Tufail Baloch, Levies teams conducted raids in different areas and arrested 12 suspects. “The arrested accused were...


Balochistan Assembly seeks formation of new division

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 19th August 2015

Balochistan Assembly seeks formation of new division WEB DESK: The lawmakers passed a resolution unanimously in the session of the Balochistan Assembly, seeking formation of a new division comprising districts including Noshki, Chagai, Kharan and Washuk. The assembly session started with Acting Speaker, Mir Abdul Quddoos Bezinjo in chair, here on Tuesday. Provincial Minister, Mir Mujib-ur-Rehman Muhammad Hasni and MPAs including Mir...


Four militant commanders surrender in Quetta

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th August 2015

Four militant commanders surrender in Quetta QUETTA: Four commanders belonging to a banned militant organization surrendered in the presence of Home Minister, Mir Sarfaraz Bugti, here on Monday. They handed over their weapons to the Home Minister and resolved not to fight against the state. The four militant commanders said that they got training in a camp in Nimroz province of...


Balochistan Home Dept put security on high alert

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th August 2015

Balochistan Home Dept put security on high alert QUETTA: Balochistan Home Department has issued directives to put security on high alert besides providing security guards to parliamentarians. In a statement issued here on Monday, Home Secretary Cap (Retd) Akbar Hussain Durrani said that keeping in view Attock terrorism incident, in which Punjab Home Minister and several other people were killed, Home Department Balochistan...


Independence Day: celebrations reflect Kashmiris’ love for Pakistan: JI chief

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th August 2015

Independence Day: celebrations reflect Kashmiris’ love for Pakistan: JI chief WEB DESK: Chief of Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq has said that the celebrations of August 14h from Turkham up to Sri Nagar was commendable and clearly reflected the Kashmiris’ love for Pakistan. He said this while talking to a delegation led by JI Sheikhupura chief and the JI chief from Quetta at Mansoroa on...


Blast in Dera Bugti kills two

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th August 2015

Blast in Dera Bugti kills two DERA BUGTI: A bomb blast in Dera Bugti and a gas cylinder blast in Kalat killed six, Aaj News reported. At Dera Bugti two men riding a motor cycle died in the blast. In Touk area of Kalat, four people of a family died when a gas cylinder burst in their...


PM Nawaz inaugurates mega project in Quetta; performs groundbreaking of three

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 6th August 2015

PM Nawaz inaugurates mega project in Quetta; performs groundbreaking of three QUETTA: Prime Minister, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, laid foundation stone of three projects and inaugurated a project in the provincial capital here on Thursday. The Prime Minister who arrived in Quetta on a day-long visit laid the foundation stone of the Mangi Dam, Balochistan Agriculture University Quetta and Samungli Road Flyover here at the Governor House...


PM, COAS visit Quetta

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 6th August 2015

PM, COAS visit Quetta QUETTA: The Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has reached Quetta with the Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Shareef, Aaj News reported. Federal ministers Abdul Qadir Baloch and Chaudhry Nisar also accompanied him. The PM on his visit will inaugurate several new projects such as the Mangi Dam, Agriculture University and Smangi fly over. He we...


5.3-magnitude quake rocks Khuzdar

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 4th August 2015

5.3-magnitude quake rocks Khuzdar QUETTA: A 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck south-western Balochistan province on Monday, the US Geological Survey said, but local officials said there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The quake struck at a depth of 27 kilometres (17 miles), with its epicentre located 82 kilometres south west of Khuzdar district in Balochistan province, where people...


There is no reason for strikes: Dar tells FPCCI team

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st August 2015

There is no reason for strikes: Dar tells FPCCI team ISLAMABAD: The President of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Mian Idrees accompanied by former President, FPCCI, Zubair Tufail called on the Federal Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar on Friday. They discussed the issue of withholding tax on banking transactions with the Minister in detail. They informed the Minister...


Shutter-down strike by traders community against with-holding tax

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 31st July 2015

Shutter-down strike by traders community against with-holding tax WEB DESK: All Pakistan Traders’ Association announced a shutter down strike tomorrow to protest the 0.3 with-holding taxes on bank transactions. Lahore, Karachi, Interior Sindh, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, Azad Kashmir will observe a strike against taxation policy. This policy was recently announced in the parliament and it was criticized by the business community. PTI...


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...


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