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Islamic State not operating in Pakistan: Sarfraz Bugti

QUETTA: Home Minister of Balochistan Sarfraz Bugti claimed that Islamic State is not operating in Pakistan, Samaa reported. Speaking to media on Wednesday, Bugti stated that Pakistan is on the front line of terrorism and the country will fight the war till the last terrorist reaches its end. He added that Police and Frontier Corps…

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FC Balochistan thwart major terrorist activity

RAWALPINDI: FC Balochistan conducted IBOs in Grandani, Kohlu and Ghazi Nullah and Uch Naseerabad areas on Saturday. 1300 kilogramgs of explosives were recovered which was being planned to be used for terrorist activities in the province. Other than explosive weapons and ammunition including sub-machine guns, rockets and along with hand grenades, maps of important areas…

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Death toll in Balochistan shrine attack mounts to 19

QUETTA: Death toll in Thursday deadly suicide attack at a shrine in Balochistan has reached 19, with at least 35 people injured. Yesterday, a suicide bomber blew himself up outside shrine of Pir Rakhiyal Shah in Jhal Magsi area of Balochistan, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. The attack follows a deadly…

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NP leader Jan Buledi escapes assassination bid

Senior National Party leader and former spokesperson for the Balochistan government, Jan Buledi, narrowly escaped an attempt on his life as unidentified gunmen attacked his convoy in Kech district of Balochistan province on Wednesday, security officials said. Levies officials said that Buledi’s son and two security guards were injured when the gunmen opened indiscriminate fire…

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Internet service being restored in Balochistan districts, NA told

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Aftab Ahmed Sheikh on Tuesday apprised the National Assembly that internet service in various districts of Balochistan was suspended due to security concerns by security agencies in 2009. Responding to a calling attention notice raised by Ms Naseema Hafeez Panezai and others regarding closure of internet services in district Killa…

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Provinces agree to carry forward gas sector reforms process

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday said availability, affordability, efficiency and sustainability were the hallmark of gas sector reforms process. Chairing 5th meeting of the Gas Sector Leadership Committee here, the Prime Minister highlighted the energy needs of the country and the strategy being pursued to carry out reforms and meet consumer’s demands…

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Pakistan incomplete without Balochistan: COAS

RAWALPINDI: A group of 173 Students and faculty members from various educational institutions of Balochistan met General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) on Thursday at Inter Services Public Relations Directorate (ISPR). While interacting with them, the Chief Of Army Staff said that Pakistan is incomplete without Balochistan. “Pakistan can not progress without…

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Navy chief breaks ground for construction of headquarters at Gwadar

KARACHI: Ground Breaking Ceremony of the new building for 3rd Force Protection Battalion of Pakistan Navy was held at Gwadar. Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah was the Chief Guest of the ceremony. Upon his arrival he was received by Commander Coast, Rear Admiral Abdul Aleem. The 3rd Force Protection Battalion is an operational segment…

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FC Balochistan apprehends three terrorists

ISLAMABAD: Frontier Corps Balochistan Wednesday conducted intelligence based operations (IBOs) in various areas and apprehended three terrorists, belonging to banned organizations. According to a statement issued here by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the IBOs were carried out in Jungle Pir, Alizai, Qilla Abdullah and Pishin areas. The raids were conducted as part of the…

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FC Balochistan kills 4 terrorists, apprehends LeJ bomber

ISLAMABAD: FC Balochistan conducted operations in various parts of the province, killing four wanted terrorists of banned terrorist outfits, ISPR says. According to the ISPR, Thango and Keleri of Baloch Republican Army (NRA) from Chabdar, Dera Bugti were involved in abduction of civilians and attack on law enforcement agencies. Muhammad Khan and Jalal Deen of…

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Ghazan Marri gets arrested as he ends 18-year-long exile

NEWS DESK: Ghazan Marri, son of late Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri, decided to return to the country after 18 years in self-imposed exile, only to get arrested in Quetta along with five of his comrades. Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti said that his remand will be obtained from the court. He said that no deal…

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Ghazan is responsible for murders of thousands: Balochistan home minister

NEWS DESK: Ghazan Marri, son of late Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri, decided to return to the country after 18 years in self-imposed exile, only to get arrested in Quetta along with five of his comrades. Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti said that his remand will be obtained from the court. He said that Ghazan is responsible…

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Baloch leader Ghazan Marri returns from exile, gets arrested

NEWS DESK: Ghazan Marri, son of late Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri, decided to return to the country after 18 years in self-imposed exile, only to get arrested in Quetta along with five of his comrades. Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti said that his remand will be obtained from the court. He said that no deal…

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Video: Tania Khaskheli’s father says won’t rest till daughter’s murderer is punished

KARACHI: Father of the murdered 19-year-old student Tania Khaskheli, stated that he won’t rest till his daughter’s killer was not punished. Relatives of Tania lined up outside Sindh High Court to demand justice for the murder of the 19-year-old student from Sehwan, who was shot to death by feudal lord Khan Noohani for turning down…

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Fehmida Mirza for unanimous resolution to condemn BLA propaganda

ISLAMABAD: Former Speaker National Assembly Dr Fehmida Mirza Tuesday asked the lawmakers to pass a unanimous resolution, condemning “Free Baluchistan” propaganda campaign being run in Geneva by Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA). On a point of order, she said “We should pass a unanimous resolution to strongly condemn the BLA propaganda and give a clear message…

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Blast in Chaman near Custom House injures 10: Levies

CHAMAN: A bomb blast near the Custom House in Chaman injured as many as 10 persons in the city on Monday. According to details, the bomb blast took place near Custom House located at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. This is a developing story. Further details are being awaited.

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PM Abbasi inaugurates Rs80 billion Kacchi Canal Project in Dera Bugti

DERA BUGTI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday urged the people of Balochistan to vote for those political parties who had put the country and their province on the road to progress and prosperity. “Now you have to decide whether you want development of your province or not, the future of Balochistan is in…

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Latest surge in Balochistan violence perpetrated by elements from Western border: Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said that latest surge of terrorist attacks in Balochistan was perpetrated by elements from across the western border. “The latest surge of terrorist attacks in Balochistan is perpetrated from the elements across the western border. However, we are resolved to defeat any conspiracy against our motherland,” said Iqbal while speaking…

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Ansarul Sharia Pakistan chief arrested

  KARACHI: Ansarul Sharia Pakistan’s (ASP) chief, Sheheryar alias Dr Abdullah Hashmi, has been arrested along with a Karachi commander of the terrorist outfit in different raids across the city. According to the police, a network of terrorists from Karachi University has been uncovered, whose chief, a lecturer and a student of Master’s programme, has…

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Passing out parade of 61st FC Balochistan batch held at Loralai

RAWALPINDI: Passing Out Parade of 61st Batch of Frontier Corps Balochistan was held at School of FC Training Center, Loralai today. IGFC Major General Nadeem Ahmed Anjum was the chief guest at the ceremony. 2453 Recruits including 700 Baloch youngsters passed out. IGFC  distributed awarded prizes amongst outstanding cadets of the course. Recruit Faheem Ullah was…

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Radd-ul-Fasaad: FC conducts special operations in Balochistan

QUETTA: In the ongoing Radd-ul-Fasaad operation, FC Balochistan on Sunday conducted intelligence based operations (IBOs) in several remote areas, killing two terrorists and destroying four of their hideouts. According to an FC statement, the operations were conducted in Kahan, Dera Bugti, Chattar, Uch and Turbat areas of Balochistan where the security forces killed two terrorists…

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