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ECP to display initial list of delimitation of constituencies on Feb 28: Senate told

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Aftab Ahmed Sheikh Monday apprised the Senate that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) would display an initial list of delimitation of constituencies on February 28. Opposing a resolution regarding delimitation of National Assembly constituencies in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) for general election 2018 moved by Sajjad Hussain…

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Quetta attack: FC troops were targeted killed, says IG Ansari

QUETTA: Balochistan Police Inspector General (IG) Moazzam Jah Ansari Wednesday said the gun attack incident transpired at 8am early this morning in which four FC personnel lost their lives.  Talking to media, the IG Ansari said the FC personnel were on routine patrolling in the area, as the area around the railway track is patrolled…

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PCB recruitment criteria questionable : official

ISLAMABAD: Employment criterion of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has raised grave concern for citizens as it was giving undue favour to a specific region, an official said on Tuesday. An official on request of anonymity disclosed that the board’s anomaly has been discussed and question was raised among members for giving extra favour to Punjab…

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KLF: ‘History of 1971 repeating itself in Balochistan’

By: Shahjahan Khurram KARACHI: Panelists part of a discussion on the prevalent abysmal situation of Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province likened the current circumstances of the area to that of East Pakistan before it seceded and became Bangladesh. The session was held to mark the book launch of A Cry for Justice: Empirical Insights from Balochistan by Kaiser Bengali….

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ECP announces Senate elections schedule

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday announced the schedule of Senate elections, which will be held on March 3. According to a notification issued by ECP, the commission has called upon the members of the provincial assemblies of Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan province to elect the senate seven members from…

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Video: People in panic as quake hits Peshawar

Intense tremors of 6.1 earthquake jolted different cities of Pakistan early Wednesday morning. Peshawar also is among the cities where quake was felt. Watch the clip of a building located in Peshawar where people rushed to safety in panic.

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Updates: Two including girl killed as quake rattles Pakistan

QUETTA: At least two people including a little child were killed and nine others wounded as intense tremors of mild earthquake were felt in different areas of Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Upper Areas of Pakistan on Wednesday. According to reports, two earthquakes hit Pakistan early this morning- one in Bela area of Balochistan at…

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FC Balochistan clears cracker explosion site on Railway track

RAWALPINDI:Frontier Corps (FC) Balochistan has cleared cracker explosion site on Railway track near Mangoli Railway Station, Dera Murad Jamali at Bolan Express, said an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement issued here. The Injured individual were evacuated to civil hospital, while all passengers had been shifted from the incident site under FC security. Passengers had been…

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Two bogies of Bolan Mail derail as railway track blown up

QUETTA: Two bogies of a Karachi-bound train derailed when a bomb blast hit the main railway line near Mangoli area of Nasirabad district on Tuesday. According to police sources, unidentified men had planted an improvised explosive device at the track linking Balochistan with the rest of the country and detonated it when Bolan Mail was…

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Jan Achakzai quits PML-N

ISLAMABAD: PML-N leader and former advisor to Balochistan Government Jan Achakzai resigned from the ruling party citing negligence of party leadership for Balochistan’s issues. In a statement here on Monday, Achakzai said: “due to lack of pro-attitude of the central party leadership, PML-N Balochistan government was dislodged.” “Had party intervened earlier, no confidence move against…

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200 militants surrender in Turbat

QUETTA: Some 200 militants laid down their arms in the presence of Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo on Thursday. The rebels joined the mainstream by handing over their arms at Frontier Corps Headquarters in Turbat. Chief Minister Balochistan Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo, Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa, IG FC Balochistan,…

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CJP calls meeting of LJCP to review law reforms reports

ISLAMABAD: Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan (LJCP) was scheduled its meeting on January 25 to review implementation status of the LJCP law reform reports. The meetings would be chaired by Chief Justice/Chairman LJCP, Mian Saqib Nisar, here at Supreme Court building in conference room, said a press release. The Commission will consider law reform…

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PML-N tried to make CPEC a controversial issue: Bilawal Bhutto

MHUB: Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) tried to make China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) a controversial issue. Addresssing a public meeting in Hub on Saturday, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that the whole nation knows who brought CPEC to Pakistan. He said, “In 2013, Asif Ali Zardari…

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PM condemns killing of polio workers in Quetta

ISLAMABAD:Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday strongly condemned the attack on a polio team in Quetta, which resulted in the loss of two precious lives. The Prime Minister called for a report on the incident from the Chief Secretary and Inspector General Balochistan. Prime Minister directed the concerned authorities to make every possible effort…

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Maryam Nawaz declines to comment on Imran Khan’s alleged marriage

Maryam Nawaz said the fear of Nawaz Sharif has caused his rivals to come close to each other. Talking to Samaa, she said efforts are being made to block Nawaz Sharif’s way. The people who could not bring about the change with the help of vote are rallying around on roads, said Maryam Nawaz adding,…

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Three parliamentarians submits papers for election of CM in Balochistan

QUETTA: The papers for new leader of the House in Balochistan assembly were submitted by Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo, Abdul Reheem Ziaratwale and Syed Liaqat Agha in Secretary Balochistan Assembly for election of new chief minister in the province. On Friday, Talking to media persons, speaker Balochistan Assembly Raheela Hameed Khan Durrani said Pakistan Muslim…

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An interesting fact about CM Balochistan nominee

QUETTA: Pakistan’s politics is a Pandora Box that continues to baffle the world from time to time. This time around, it is from Balochistan where a man who bagged just 544 votes in 2013 general elections managed to grab nomination for the top slot of the province. The man is Mir Quddus Bizenjo– a member…

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Balochistan governor accepts Zehri’s resignation

KARACHI: Balochistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai on Tuesday accepted the resignation of Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri. The Balochistan chief minister stepped down in the wake of a no-trust motion brought against him in the provincial assembly. Balochistan’s lawmakers had expressed a lack of confidence in the CM over “unfulfilled commitments” and important ministers and…

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Sanaullah Zehri steps down: notification

NEWS DESK: Sanaullah Zehri has resigned from his post as chief minister of Balochistan, a notification said on Tuesday. He submitted his resignation before the governor of the province, Mohammad Khan Achakzai. Until the resignation is accepted, Zehri will retain the post. Zehri was expected to face a no-confidence vote in today’s assembly session. Balochistan’s lawmakers…

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Balochistan CM Sanaullah Zehri decides to step down

NEWS DESK: Balochistan CM Sanaullah Zehri is expected to resign officially in a meeting that is scheduled between him and the governor of the province. The Balochistan Assembly session is expected to begin at 4pm. According to reports, Zehri has decided to step down. Zehri faces a no-confidence vote in today’s session. Also read: PM has…

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PM has not advised Balochistan CM to step down: spokesperson

NEWS DESK: After reports that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi advised Balochistan CM Sanaullah Zehri on Tuesday to step down amid the ongoing political crisis in the provincial assembly, the spokesperson for the CM said that the news was untrue. Earlier, it was reported that the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) expressed dismay over…

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