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Five militants killed, 11 arrested in nationwide operations: ISPR

ISLAMABAD: At least five militants have been killed in nationwide intelligence-based operations in the last 24 hours, ISPR said. According to a statement issued by the ISPR, 29 cordon and search operations, and IBOs were carried out in Bahawalpur, Rahim Yaar Khan, Lohdran, Pakpattan and Bahawalnagar, arresting nine terrorists. Five terrorists of a proscribed outfit…

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FC Balochistan seize large amounts of explosives in search operation

ZHOB: Frontier Corps Balochistan were able to avert a huge terrorist activity by seizing large amounts of rockets and explosives during a search operation conducted on Wednesday.  A statement from the Inter-Services Personnel Relations revealed that a large amount of explosive, ammunition and rockets were seized by FC Balochistan in an area of Zhob. The…

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Four security men among five killed in Turbat terror attack

TURBAT: Five people and two others were injured including four security men wer killed in a bomb attack here on Sunday night, Samaa reported. According to details, unknown terrorists targeted a regiment of Frontier Constabulary Mekran Scouts with a remote controlled improvised explosive device (IED). The terrorist opened fire at the security personnel following the…

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Second phase of census kicks off from Tuesday

ISLAMABAD: The Second Phase of sixth housing and population census will commence on Tuesday.      According to Radio Pakistan, eighty eight districts across the country would be covered during this phase. The second phase includes twenty one districts each in Punjab and Sindh, seventeen in Balochistan, twelve in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, six in FATA, five each…

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UK, Canadian govts caution citizens from traveling to Pakistan

LONDON: The governments of the United Kingdom and Canada have cautioned their citizens against traveling unnecessarily to Pakistan, citing security reasons. According to details, the UK government has advised its citizens to stay vigilant, keep a low profile and exercise caution while at the Benazir International Airport in Islamabad. The advisory states that the Pakistani…

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Baloch CM welcomes Panama verdict

QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri has said that Supreme Court’s decision in Panama Leaks case has proved that Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is an honest leader. The decision of Panama case was watched on Television by Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri along with provincial ministers at his office. The…

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FC Balochistan seize large cache of explosives

LORALAI: Frontier Corps Balochistan seized a large cache of explosives during an operation in Loralai on Saturday, Samaa reported. According to Inter Services Public Relations, FC Balochistan conducted an intelligence based operation in Loralai and recovered intermittent explosive devices. ISPR stated that the explosives were hidden.

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Sartaj Aziz gives detailed timeline of Kulbhushan Jhadav’s trial

ISLAMABAD: The details of the terrorist activities conducted by serving Indian Naval Commander Kulbhushan Jhadav and the timeline of his trial, were disclosed by Sartaz Aziz on Friday. As per the press release, Kulbhushan Jhadav was a serving Indian Naval Commander and working for Indian intelligence agency RAW who was arrested from Balochistan after he…

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Major terrorist plot foiled in Turbat

RAWALPINDI:  A major terrorist activity was foiled in Turbat district of Balochistan on Wednesday, ISPR said. According to a statement issued by the ISPR, media wing of Pak Army, acting on intelligence tip FC  Balochistan conducted a raid and recovered huge cache  of explosive, arms and ammunition, rockets, IEDs, explosives, different types of weapons and…

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‘India should respond Pakistan in Balochistan, Sindh if Kulbhushan executed’

NEW DELHI: India started demonstrating madness after Pakistan announced to award death sentence to RAW agent Kulbhushan Jadhav. A lawmaker from India’s right wing BJP, Subramanian Swamy, suggested that if Pakistan executed Kulbhushan, New Delhi must declare Balochistan as a so-called ‘independent’ country. He called on the Centre to respond by declaring Balochistan an ‘independent…

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We’ll lose elders of Balochistan as well if atrocities continue: Zardari

JAFARABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Friday voiced fears that if atrocities continued in Balochistan, the state would also lose the elders of the province after its youth. Addressing a political gathering organised by PPP, Zardari said that he loved Balochistan as much as he loved his country Pakistan. “I got recognition…

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Winter returns to Quetta after windstorm

Gusty cold winds caused the winter season return to Quetta at the outset of spring. The Met Office has predicted windstorms in different parts of Balochistan in the next 24 hours. Watch this report…

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Four laborers shot dead in Balochistan

KHARAN: Four laborers were shot dead by unknown persons as they were working on a development project in Kharan district of Balochistan province, Samaa reported. According to details, the workers were working on the construction of a road at Kalag area when they were targeted by unknown gunmen. Four laborers were killed in the incident….

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Not ample space in census form for father of 38

QUETTA:  Sardar Jan Mohammad Khilji, who is father of 38, is facing various issues to get his family registered during the ongoing census. The 47-year-old man, while talking to Samaa, says that the census form has a limitation of registering just 33 children, a cause of concern for the Quetta-based man who is a medical…

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Population census in 63 districts to conclude on Monday

ISLAMABAD: The population and household count in the first block of the phase one under the 6th population and housing census in sixty-three districts across the country would conclude on Monday. The homeless people in the first block will be counted on Tuesday. The First Block of the First Phase includes 16 districts in Punjab, 8 in…

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By-election in PB-7 Ziarat constituency underway

ZIARAT: By-election on Balochistan Assembly seat PB-7 Ziarat is underway on Sunday, Samaa reported. A representative of the election commission stated that eight candidates are contesting the bye-election. The commission has set up 59 polling stations for the polls. 59728 registered voters, including 32395 men and 27333 women, will exercise their right to vote in…

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Govt policy brought peace in Balochistan: Nisar

LORALAI: Federal Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan said that government’s effective policies and sacrifices of the security forces have brought peace in Balochistan. Nisar was addressing a passing out parade ceremony of Frontier Constabulary personnel in Loralai on Saturday. The minister lauded the role of FC in maintaining law and order situation in Balochistan….

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MQM Pakistan condemns Altaf’s remarks

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s Pakistan group has condemned party founder Altaf Hussain’s controversial statement in which he had sought so-called Indian support for Pakistan’s Muhajir community and people of Balochistan. “Any individual or group had no right to call into question the patriotism of Mujahirs by making calls for help to the Indian Prime Minister…

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Altaf seeks Modi’s help for Muhajirs, Balochistan

LONDON: In another controversial statement, Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain has sought India’s support for the Muhajir community of Pakistan. Yesterday, Altaf Hussain urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to raise the ‘plight’ of ‘muhajirs’ (those who migrated from India in 1947) in Karachi and other parts of the country. Hussain, who is…

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PCB set to launch PSL-like tournament

LAHORE: After the successful two editions of Pakistan Super League (PSL), Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is all set to launch 2017 Pakistan Cup, Samaa reported. A drafting ceremony of the players taking part in the one-day tournament was held on Tuesday. The management and captains of five teams namely Sindh, Balochistan, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP)…

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Anti-polio drive kicks off in Balochistan, KPK, Fata

ISLAMABAD: Three-day anti-polio drive begins in twenty-nine districts of Balochistan, six districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA today. In Balochistan, more than two point four million children up to five years of age would be administered anti-polio drops during the campaign. In Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, the campaign will be carried out in Peshawar, Kohistan, Shangla, Battagram, Abbottabad…

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