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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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Balochistan mega corruption: Five key accused charge-sheeted

  Five former officials of Balochistan government, who were arrested last year for their involvement in multi-billion-rupee scandal, were finally charge-sheeted on Friday. The accused are former secretary finance Mushtaq Raisani, contractor Sohail Majeed, former Secretary Local Government Hafiz Abdul Basit, Faisal Jamal and Finance Secretary Balochistan’s frontman Khalid Lango. The accused, who denied charges,…

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Balochistan on the path of progress, says PM Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that the federal government has put Balochistan on the path of development and progress. PM Sharif, while addressing a public meeting in Gwadar on Thursday afternoon, said that Balochistan is on the path of progress due to the efforts of the federal government. He added that the construction…

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PM announces more uplift projects in Gwadar

GWADAR: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that the era of development has started in Gwadar which will change the fate of the people of the region. Addressing a public rally in Gwadar on Thursday, he said no other party had ever started development of the area during their tenure. He said with the…

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Securing Frontier

By: Adnan Adil Securing the Pak-Afghan frontier has become a challenging task for Pakistan as all the horrific violence in recent times has poured in from across this boundary. Trained militants and arms and explosives arrive in Pakistan via this border, and large-scale smuggling of goods and narcotics, a major source of funding for terrorist,…

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Three killed, five hurt in Hub road accident

HUB: At least three people were killed and five others wounded in a road accident in Balochistan area of Hub on Monday. According to Rescue sources, a passenger bus and a truck collided in Hub area of RCD Highway on Naka Khari, killing three and injuring five others early this morning. Bodies and the wounded…

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Baloch Culture Day observed

QUETTA: Provincial Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Bugti has said that Baloch nation has a rich culture and language which we are promoting by marking Baloch Culture Day. These views were expressed by Mir Sarfaraz Bugti, during ceremony of Baloch Culture Day at Millennium Mall. He said that the culture Day provides an opportunity of sharing…

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Terrorist killed as operation Radd-ul-Fasaad continues

RAWALPINDI: Security forces Thursday conducted search and sanitization operation in parts of Punjab and Balochistan, killing one terrorist and apprehending 22 other suspects. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Pakistan Rangers (Punjab) conducted operation in Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajan Pur, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Attock and arrested 10 suspects. A cache of ammunition and…

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160 Afghans arrested in Karachi operations

At least 160 Afghan nationals have been arrested during overnight search operations across Karachi. Police also have decided to take action at the border between Sindh and Balochistan. Watch Sohail Shabbir’s video report from Karachi.

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Zardari calls PM ‘narrow-minded’

HUB: Pakistan People’s Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari Tuesday criticized Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for his ‘narrow- mindedness’ and ‘failed policies’, Samaa reported. “Mian Sahib has a narrow thinking on all issues. By taking a tough decision on holding of PSL final in Lahore, he only wants a public show to demonstrate that there is…

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Anti-polio drive begins in KPK, 16 Balochistan districts

PESHAWAR: A three-day anti-polio drive underway in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and sixteen districts of Balochistan.      In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, about eighteen thousand teams will take part in the campaign to administer anti-polio drops to more than five point six million children below the age of five years. Anti-polio drops will also be administered to children in…

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Nexus between RAW, banned groups traced

Authorities have acquired proofs about nexus between Indian spy agency and banned organizations in Sindh and Balochistan. Watch this report…

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Four killed in Suhbatpur road mishap

JAFFARABAD: At least four people were killed and six women among seven people sustained injuries when a bus overturned near Suhbatpur area of Jaffarabad district on Tuesday. According to police sources, the bus was carrying people who were going to attend a wedding ceremony as it turned turtle due to over speeding at 2 am…

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Coping with the Sehwan tragedy

By: Nazia Memon It is rightly alleged that terrorists or terrorism has no religion but are they really human beings? Do they have a heart? Or do they belong to the Homo sapiens species? Yester eve I heard people yelling, crying, calling that terrorist a butcher (who was an intruder) who entered the shrine of…

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Sehwan blast; A three-day mourning in Sindh

KARACHI: A three-day mourning against terrorist acts will be observed today across Sindh, the national flag will remain at half-mast.

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