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Sindh, Balochistan to receive rainfall this week: Met office

KARACHI: Karachi’s temperature is expected to drop further in the upcoming days as Sindh and Balochistan are expected to receive rainfall this week, according to Met office’s prediction on Friday. The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) warned that a weather system was about to enter the country in the next couple of days which would cause…

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Kulbhushan Jadhav allowed to meet wife, mother on Dec 25

ISLAMABAD: Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav has been allowed to meet his wife and mother on December 25, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said on Friday. According to the spokesperson, a staff member from the Indian embassy will also be present during the meeting. Meanwhile Sushma Swaraj, India’s external affairs minister, also tweeted on the…

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Balochi youth is as capable as any other Pakistani: COAS

QUETTA:Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Thursday said Balochistan will be an engine of national development effort and invaluable link from north to south and to west in future. He was speaking at a seminar on “Human Resource Development for the youth of Balochistan – Opportunities and Challenges” held here. Renowned…

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Meet Malaika Zahid–the child boxer from Quetta who’s bagging medals

  QUETTA: You may not have heard of Malaika Zahid–a talented child boxer from Quetta who is earning quite a reputation for performing well on the international stage. Boxing is followed with passion in Pakistan, which is why the country has produced athletes that have earned adulation on the international stage as well. Malaika Zahid…

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US provides six armored personnel vehicles to Balochistan govt

Karachi: On December 6, Consul General Grace Shelton officially handed over six armored personnel vehicles (APVs) worth 150 million rupee ($1.5 million USD) to the Balochistan police officials at an event in Karachi.  The vehicles were built by the American company Lenco and were designed specifically for the rough terrain of Balochistan and easy maintenance…

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Saad Rafique condemns Harnai terrorist attack

LAHORE: Pakistan Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique has strongly condemned the terrorist attack on the labourers working at a railway bridge in Harnai, Balochistan. In a statement on Wednesday, he expressed his determination that culprits would be punished at any cost. He said that coward terrorists attempted to halt development and progress of the province…

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Cold intensifies as mercury dips to minus 10°C

QUETTA: The country is under the grip of severe cold as minimum temperature touched minus 10°C in Quetta and Kalat amid snowfall in Balochistan and northern areas, Samaa reported Wednesday. Weather remained cold and dry in most parts of the country yesterday. However, very cold weather conditions prevailed over most parts of Balochistan, sending chilling…

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11 Baloch Republican Army terrorists arrested: ISPR

NEWS DESK: Security forces arrested 11 alleged terrorists belonging to the Baloch Republican Army (BRA) during security operations in various parts of Balochistan as part of the larger Operation Raddul Fasaad, said ISPR on Sunday. According to ISPR’s statement, FC Balochistan along with intelligence agencies and Levies conducted intelligence-based operations (IBOs) and search operations in…

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Quetta bomb blast leaves 4 dead, at least 16 injured

QUETTA: A bomb blast in the city on Saturday left as many as four people dead and at least 16 injured, SAMAA TV reported.  According to police, the target of the bomb blast was a FC vehicle which was passing through when the bomb blast occurred. The blast occurred on Saryab Road, which is considered…

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COAS briefed on ‘Khush Hal Balochistan’ initiative

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa Thursday visited Headquarters Southern Command, Quetta in connection with execution of ‘Khush Hal Balochistan’ (KHB) initiative. The COAS and Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri were briefed in detail about socio-economic and security environment and plan for execution of KHB, an Inter Services Public…

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NAB chairman seeks report on unlawful appointments

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (R) Javed Iqbal Thursday sought reports from secretary establishment about the appointments allegedly made on the fake domicile of Balochistan in various departments of federal government under Aghaz-e-Haqooq-e-Balochistan package. Taking notice of the issue, he directed the Establishment Division to submit a report into the matter, so that…

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PSP would grab maximum seats from Sindh, Balochistan; Mustafa Kamal

QUETTA: Pak-Sarzameen Party (PSP) Chairman Syed Mustafa Kamal has said that his party would get maximum seats from Sindh and Balochistan in next general election 2018. Addressing a press conference at Quetta Press Club here on Wednesday, he said that he will always remember the affection and hospitality of the people of Balochistan. He said…

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Turbat carnage: Emotional scenes as lucky survivor reaches home

A lucky youth who was going with those gunned down in Turbat tragedy, reached home to the great astonishment of the family. The Turbat tragedy claimed lives of at least 20 people in two separate incidents. The lucky boy hailed from Sialkot however six others from the same city were massacred in Turbat. Sambrial’s Haider…

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Killer whales seen off Churna Island

KARACHI: A pod of killer whales was recently observed about 50km south-west of Churna Island, the World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-P). This is the first ever recorded sighting of this species, known as orca, from Pakistan’s waters. The killer whale, also , is considered as the most powerful predator on earth. It has been…

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CJP takes suo-motu notice of recovery of 20 bodies from Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Supreme Court Mian Saqib Nisar has taken suo-motu notice of the killing of 20 people in Balochistan. He took notice on media reports regarding the bullet riddled bodies found in Turbat and Buleda areas of Balochistan. The Chief Justice has sought a detailed report from Inspector General Police Balochistan and Director General…

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Bodies found in Turbat shifted to Lahore

LAHORE: The five dead bodies that were found in Turbat area of Balochistan was shifted to Punjab city of Lahore on Sunday, Samaa reported. According to details, the dead bodies were sent to Lahore via Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight. They will be later sent to their villages for last rites. Meanwhile, the case of…

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Video: 20 bodies found in Balochistan in four days

QUETTA: The bullet-riddled bodies of five people found on Saturday in Balochistan, in the same area where 15 bodies were discovered three days earlier, officials said. The five migrants whose corpses were found in the district of Ketch near the Iranian border had been killed two days ago, said provincial government spokesman Anwaar ul Haq….

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Five more dead bodies found from Turbat

QUETTA: Five more dead bodies were recovered from Turbat on Saturday, bringing the number of deaths to 20. According to details, the corpses were found from Tejaban area of Turbat. Commissioner Makran stated that three out of the five deceased were identified as Usman Qadir, Danish Ali and Badar Munir. They hailed from Gujrat area…

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Turbat massacre: Human traffickers arrested from various cities in Punjab

MANDI BAHAUDDIN: Police on Friday arrested a human trafficker who was involved in the Turbat massacre that claimed 15 lives.  According to details, suspect Waheed Khan was taken into custody by police after he was identified by relatives of the victims of Turbat massacre as the human trafficker involved in the incident. Relatives of the…

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Top BLF commander suspected of killing 15 migrants in Balochistan killed: ISPR

Rawalpindi:  A top militant commander allegedly involved in the recent killing of 15 migrants in Kech area of Balochistan was killed during an intelligence based operation by paramilitary Frontier Corps. According to ISPR, media wing of Pakistanan,  FC Balochistan conducted an important  IBO near Alandur, Abdul Rehman village, Turbat  on  presence of terrorists. As soon…

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Cold wave grips parts of Pakistan after rain, snowfall

Following rain and snowfall in Punjab, Balochistan and northern areas, the winter cold has gripped most parts of the country, with minimum temperature recorded minus 4 degree centigrade in Kalat and Skardu. Mainly dry weather is likely to prevail in most parts of the country; however, rain and thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills is…

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