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BNP’s Nawab Amanullah Zehri killed in attack in Khuzdar

His 14-year-old grandson, two guards were also killed

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August 17, 2019


Compel govt to criminalise enforced disappearances, Bilawal tells BNP-M, MQM-P

Advises them not to vote for upcoming budget

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May 20, 2019


Missing persons matter to be resolved on a priority basis: PM Khan

Khan met with BNP head Sardar Akhtar Mengal on Monday

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December 24, 2018


Akhtar Mengal wants DG Khan and Rajanpur back in Balochistan

He said all of the areas that were once part of the province but later separated should be restored

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December 21, 2018


BAP wins by-election in Balochistan’s Kech

Abdur Rasheed Dashti secured 7,088 votes

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December 7, 2018


Attack on Akhtar Mengal’s Wadh residence foiled

Mengal was present inside his house

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October 10, 2018


Two more ministers sworn into Balochistan cabinet

The number of cabinet members reached 14

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October 8, 2018


Mengal gets PM’s assurance everyone will be consulted on Afghan refugees

Mengal is sticking to his demand on repatriation

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September 25, 2018


BAP nominates Jam Kamal for Balochistan CM slot

The BAP has nominated its leader Jam Kamal for the slot of Balochistan Chief Minister. Manzoor Kakar, the spokesman of BAP, said on Friday that the former Balochistan CM Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo will be party’s nominee for speaker in the assembly. However, the party couldn’t reach a consensus over the name of deputy speaker and…

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August 3, 2018


Pakistan election 2018 results: National and provincial assemblies

Imran Khan’s PTI is in the lead for Pakistan’s National Assembly seats, according to unofficial results. The entire process suffered a set-back when the Election Commission’s electronic system developed a glitch that led to a two-hour delay in the announcement of the results on Wednesday night, July 25. The PPP, MQM and PML-N have all…

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July 27, 2018


Akhtar Mengal and Jam Kamal Khan trade barbs on Twitter

The elections are under way as is political point scoring but some candidates are not having it. Balochistan National Party President Sardar Akhtar Mengal shut down Balochistan Awami Party President Jam Kamal Khan’s attempt to start a feud on Twitter. Both former National Assembly members are contesting from NA-272 Lasbela-Gwadar. In his tweet, Khan said…

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June 30, 2018


Thousands protest jailing of Bangladesh opposition leader

DHAKA: Thousands of Bangladeshi opposition supporters staged rallies across the country on Monday demanding the release of their jailed leader Khaleda Zia and free and fair elections. Zia was imprisoned for five years last week for embezzlement, sparking riots from supporters who rejected the verdict as politically motivated. The leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party…

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February 12, 2018


JUI-F wins NA-260 by-election

QUETTA: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam – Fazl’s (JUI-F) Mir Usman Badini won the NA-260 Quetta-cum-Chaghi by-election, Samaa reported on Sunday. According to unverified results, JUI-F’s Badini emerged victorious after securing 43969 votes. Baloch National Party (BNP) candidate Mir Bahadur Mengal was the runner-up with 37786 votes while Jamal Tarah of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) came in…

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July 16, 2017


BNP forms committee to probe mega corruption scandal

QUETTA: Balochistan National Party on Sunday formed a committee to probe the mega corruption scandal involving the party’s lawmakers. “We have launched self-accountability of our legislators after this scandal,” National Party President Senator Mir Hasil Bizenjo announced at a press conference in the provincial capital. “The committee would probe the funds of the party’s legislatures….

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May 15, 2016


Pakistan concerned over executions in Bangladesh

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Sunday expressed concern over executions of opposition leaders in Bangladesh. “We have noted with deep concern and anguish the unfortunate executions of the Bangladesh National Party leader, Mr. Salauddin Quadir Chowdhury and Mr Ali Ahsan Mojaheed. Pakistan is deeply disturbed at this development,” Foreign Office spokesman Qazi Khalilullah said in a statement….

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November 22, 2015


BNP-M, PTI, other parties stage sit-in outside Balochistan Assembly

Staff ReportQUETTA: Balochistan’s nationalist, religious and political parties on Saturday staged a sit-in outside the Balochistan Assembly against alleged rigging. Participants of the sit-in called for re-run in controversial constituencies of the province. Supporters of the BNP-M, JUI-N, PTI, ASWJ and other parties gathered outside the Balochistan Assembly and staged a sit-in. Addressing the protesters,…

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June 1, 2013


BNP-Mengal announces party manifesto for polls

Staff ReportQUETTA: Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) has announced its party manifesto for upcoming polls in the country, SAMAA reports.Jahanzeb Jamaldini, Vice President of BNP-M, announced party manifesto in a press conference at Quetta Press Club this day.The BNP-M will eliminate army operation and death squad from Balochistan and would use all sources for recovery of…

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May 3, 2013


BNP announces candidates for 14 NA, 37 provincial seats

Staff ReportQUETTA: Balochistan National Party (BNP) has announced names of party candidates officially for upcoming general elections in the country, SAMAA reports.Total 14 candidates of the BNP will contest for National Asembly while 37 candidates will contest for provincial seats of Balochistan, announced the BNP spokesman in Quetta on Saturday.The BNP Chief Sardar Akhtar Mengal…

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April 13, 2013


Bodyguards foil bid to assassinate Akhtar Mengal in Quetta, claims BNP

Staff ReportQUETTA: Bodyguards have foiled bid to assassinate BNP chief Sardar Akhtar Mengal and handed over ten suspects to police after capturing those in Quetta, claimed the BNP leaders, SAMAA reports.Dr. Jahanzeb Jamaldini, Central Senior Vice President of the BNP, said in an emergency press conference in Quetta Press Club on Sunday that when Sardar…

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April 8, 2013


BNP chief Mengal to address election rally in Quetta

Staff ReportKARACHI: Balochistan National Party head and ex-chief minister Sardar Akhtar Mengal on Sunday flew to Quetta where he was schooled to address a rally. Speaking to reporters at the Karachi airport, Mengal said that those who committed atrocities against Balochs must be brought to book.He said that necessary steps needed to be taken to…

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April 7, 2013


Akhtar Mengal pushes BNP in election hassle

Staff ReportKARACHI: Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) Chief Sardar Aktar Mengal announced to actively participate in the forthcoming general elections slated for May 11, SAMAA reported Wednesday.Following a ten-hour brainstorming session by the BNP leaders in the metropolis, the majority of members favored to take part in the elections.Mengal said the party discussed the situation in…

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March 27, 2013