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No clash between institutions: PM Abbasi

QUETTA: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Saturday that his government would continue the projects which were initiated for Balochistan by Nawaz Sharif and refuted speculation that institutions in the country were on the verge of a clash.  Speaking to media after arriving in Quetta, Khaqan Abbasi thanked the governor and chief minister of…

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Video: Siraj speaks on current situation in Balochistan

Emir Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Siraj-ul-Haq spoke on the present-day situation in Balochistan.

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22 militants, including BLA commander, surrender in Quetta

Quetta: As part of political reconciliation in Balochistan, 22 militants including a Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) Commander namely Ainuddin surrendered to security forces on Friday, ISPR reported Today’s ceremony is a sequel to a number of ceremonies held in different parts of Balochistan during which hundreds of Ferraris have surrendered including militant commands Balkh Sher…

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Video: With Eid-ul-Azha not far away, prices of goats start to increase

QUETTA: As the days go by and Eid-ul-Azha seems not far away, citizens have taken an interest in purchasing goats for the purpose of sacrifice. However, the public’s keen interest in purchasing goats have alerted sellers who have increased prices of the animals.  Citizens voiced their anger over the government’s callous attitude towards taking actions…

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New fearsome outfit begins to stoke terror in country

Ansar-ul-Shariah is a new terrorist outfit that emerged as the most fearsome terror outfit in the country. The terror outfit has carried out six sabotage activities in Sindh and Balochistan during the last four months. Know more in Bilal Naseer’s video report.

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Four militants killed in Mastung

QUETTA: Security forces have killed four militants during intelligence based operation in Balochistan. According to officials, the operation was carried out in Kanak area of Mastung district. Security sources said the forces were conducting search operation in the area when suspects opened fire on them. All the four militants were killed in the shootout with…

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Hot, humid weather likely in most parts

KARACHI: Met Office has predicted hot and humid weather for most parts of the country as the countrywide wet spell has almost come to an end. Synoptic Situation: Weak seasonal low lies over north-east Balochistan. A westerly wave is affecting upper parts of the country. Next 24 hrs: Mainly hot and dry weather is expected…

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Weather forecast: Light rain likely in Sindh, Balochistan today

KARACHI: Mainly hot and humid weather is likely to prevail in most parts of the country during the next twelve hours. However, rain-thunderstorm (with few heavy falls) with gusty winds is expected at scattered places in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad divisions, KP, Zhob, D.G. Khan, Multan divisions, Islamabad, FATA, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. Light rain/drizzle…

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8 army jawans martyred in Quetta blast: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: According to the ISPR, eight Pakistan Army soldiers were martyred in the Quetta blast at Pishin Stop, on Saturday. The official statement from the ISPR stated that among the 15 who had been martyred in the bomb blast, 8 were Pakistan Army jawans. The bomb blast had taken blast a security forces’ vehicle at…

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Reham Khan talks about Balochistan, faces attacks by trolls

NEWS DESK: It is hardly surprising any more to see a woman get attacked when she speaks about real issues in Pakistan. Keeping in line with the misogynist tradition, trolls on Twitter attacked Reham Khan, TV presenter and former wife of Imran Khan, as she spoke about Balochistan. This is what she said: Are areas…

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Civil governments ruined country set right by dictators, says Musharraf

LONDON: Praising the military rule in Pakistan, former President Pervez Musharraf said it is army that has always brought the country back on track; but, the civilian governments have always derailed it. Talking to BBC Urdu in an interview on Wednesday, the former President justified all the martial laws imposed in Pakistan saying it was…

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Video: With Nawaz gone, PTI workers celebrate SC verdict in Quetta

QUETTA: Scores of jubilant PTI workers took to the streets in Quetta to celebrate the verdict in the prime minister disqualification case in which the apex court disqualified Nawaz Sharif on Friday. Distributing sweets and chanting slogans, PTI workers wished for the accountability process to continue. Workers paid tribute to the Supreme Court for the…

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Preston University gifts books to students of Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: Preston University has gifted over 2,000 text and reference books to the Balochistan Peace Forum, a non-governmental organization for distribution among the students of colleges and universities of Balochistan under “Kitab Dost Balochistan” project.         The books were formally handed over to Nawabzada Mir Lashkari Raisani, Chairman Balochistan Peace Forum at a ceremony held at…

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Panama case verdict should be announced soon to restore normalcy: Gillani

NEWS DESK: The Panama Papers case verdict should be announced as soon as possible so that normalcy can be restored, said former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani. He was addressing a press conference in Multan on Sunday. According to him, PPP is an ideological party and will wait for the Supreme Court’s decision. He was…

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Two FC men killed in Balochistan

NEWS DESK: Two Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were martyred by unidentified assailants in Dawoodabad area in Chagai District, Balochistan, on Sunday, reported Radio Pakistan. Security forces cordoned off the area soon after the incident and started a search operation in the area. In Khyber Agency, two security men were injured when an explosion took place…

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Russia delivers Mi-171E helicopter to Balochistan: reports

MOSCOW: Russian Helicopters, a Russian helicopter manufacturing company, delivered a Mi-171E civil helicopter in a convertible version to the representatives of Pakistani southern province of Balochistan, the company said Friday. According to Russian news agency Sputnik, Mi-171E helicopters belong to the Mi-8/17 series, which was developed and introduced in the 1970s, with dozens of variant…

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Weather update: Thunderstorms to hit Kashmir, upper Punjab in next 48 hours

NEWS DESK: As strong monsoon currents are penetrating the upper parts of the country and are likely to continue during the next two to three days, thunderstorms with isolated heavy downpour are expected in the next 48 hours in parts of Kashmir, upper Punjab and northern areas. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department, thunderstorms with…

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Panama case a conspiracy to oust PM Sharif from power: Zehri

QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri on Monday called the Panama case report a conspiracy to oust Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from power. “The objections filed by the prime minister are valid as the JIT’s report is contrary to fact,” Zehri said while addressing a press conference. He alleged that some elements were trying…

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Balochistan prosperity at par with other provinces main objective: COAS

QUETTA: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Quetta Garrison today. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief was given detailed briefing on security situation of the province at Headquarters Southern Command and Headquarters FC Balochistan (North). He was apprised that there has been phenomenal reduction in sectarian targeting…

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Ground-breaking ceremony of Air Defence Battalion building

KARACHI: The ground breaking ceremony of 21st Air Defence Battalion unit was held today at Ormara, Balochistan. The ground breaking ceremony marks commencement of construction work for permanent and dedicated infrastructure of the unit. Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah graced the occasion as chief guest. The 21st Air Defence Battalion was raised…

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Three terrorists killed in Quetta police raid

QUETTA: At least three terrorists have been killed in a raid by police personnel in Quetta late Thursday night. According to police sources, terrorists opened fire at the police party in Quetta area of Eesa Nagri on Baroori Road when they were intercepted for security check. Three terrorists were killed in retaliatory fire by police….

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