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Patients suffer as medical stores closed across Quetta

Report by: Zain Uddin Medical stores in Quetta remained closed on Friday as strike by Medical Stores Association Owners entered second day, leaving patients in suffering. The strike is being observed against ‘threatening attitude’ of drug inspectors. Watch this report

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Terrorist killed in Quetta

Security forces foiled a terrorist’s attempt to launch suicide attack on a convoy of security forces by shooting him dead in Kach Morr, Quetta early Thursday morning, according to security sources. The bomber opened fire at the motorcade of the security personnel; however, he was killed him in the retaliatory fire. Bomb disposal squad was…

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Motorway police return Rs 200,000 to family of accident victim

Reported by: Mohammad Atif Cameraman: Abdul Waheed QUETTA: Motorway police handed over a sum of Rs 200,000 that belonged to the family of a man who had died in a car accident a couple of days ago.  Raza Khan, a resident of Pishin, had died in a car accident at Salmi Cross on March 6….

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Patients in Quetta suffer as YDA strike enters third day

Reported by: Zainuddin Cameraman: Abdul Waheed QUETTA: A province-wide strike by Young Doctors Association and Paramedics Association across government hospitals in Quetta and other cities of Balochistan caused patients to suffer.  Out-patient departments across government hospitals in Quetta and other cities of Balochistan were shut due to the Young Doctors Association’s strike. Patients from Balochistan’s…

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PTM representatives booked in hate speech case

QUETTA: Police booked representatives of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) on Tuesday in a hate speech case.  Manzoor Pashtoon, Mohsin Dawri and Ali Wazir have been nominated in the FIR which was registered at Qila Saifullah police station under the directives of the SHO. PKMP MPA Nawab Ayaz Khan Jogazai was also nominated in the FIR along…

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Cry for Rao Anwar’s arrest reaches Quetta

Reporting by Muhammad Atif The rally against Naqeebullah Mehsud’s murder reached Quetta Sunday Political leaders, residents and the family of Naqeebullah were present at the event. Pashtun Qaumi Grand Jirga organised the rally at Sadiq Shaheed Ground. Protesters reiterated their demand to arrest former Malir SSP Rao Anwar. They condemned the delay in his arrest….

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Five days, five targeted attacks in Quetta

Reporting by Zainuddin Five targeted attacks took place in Quetta during the past five days. Unidentified men shot dead a man Thursday morning, leaving another injured. Police said the two men were targeted in a farm near Hazara Town. Two police officers killed in Quetta terrorist attack Six targeted attacks happened in Quetta during the…

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Inter-uni basketball matches: Islamabad v Quetta

LAHORE: Students from a university in Islamabad comprehensively defeated the team from Quetta in an inter-university basketball tournament, on Monday.  The team from Quetta proved to be no match for Islamabad as the latter downed the former by 34-3. Students from both teams praised the tournament and the environment in which it was played. “We…

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Quetta receives heavy rain – Watch

Different areas of Balochistan, including Quetta, Ziarat, and Kalat, received heavy rain on Wednesday. The Met Office has forecast more downpour on Thursday and Friday. Watch this report

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Wet spell to continue in most parts

KARACHI: The Pakistan Meteorological Department has predicted that prevailing spell of rain is likely to continue in northern Punjab, upper areas and Balochistan till Saturday. A westerly wave is affecting western and upper parts of the country and likely to persist over upper parts during next 2 days, PMD said. Weather Forecast for next 24…

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Four security personnel martyred in Quetta suicide blast

QUETTA: At least four security personnel embraced martyrdom and six wounded on Wednesday when a suicide bomber struck FC Camp in Quetta, the second incident of violence in less than 12 hours. The attack took place in No Hisar area of the provincial capital. Levies and FC personnel reached the scene and cordoned off the…

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Two police officers killed in Quetta terrorist attack

QUETTA: Two police officers were killed on Wednesday in a terrorist attack as assailants opened fire on a police vehicle.  According to SAMAA TV, assailants opened fire on the vehicle of DSP Abdul Majeed Dasti. Two police officers were killed as a result of the gunfire while the DSP remained unharmed. Police have cordoned off…

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Meet Dr Misbah Rathore–Pakistan’s first female civilian flight surgeon

QUETTA: Dr Misbah Rathore is Pakistan’s first female civilian flight surgeon and she hails from Balochistan.  Dr Misbah hails from Balochistan’s backward area of Kohlpur. She says in her interview to SAMAA TV that she wants to obtain higher education and ensure she claims further glories for Pakistan. Here’s her full interview.

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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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Four security personnel killed in Quetta terrorist attack

QUETTA: At least four security personnel were killed when some unidentified miscreants ambushed them in Quetta early Wednesday morning. According to police, the attack took place early this morning in Quetta area of Languabad where the unknown attackers opened fire at the vehicle of the security personnel, leaving all four dead on the spot. The…

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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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Cold intensifies as mercury dips to minus 10°C in Quetta

QUETTA: Recent snowfall in Balochistan and northern areas increased cold across the country, as mercury dropped to minus 10 degree centigrade. The Meteorological Department has predicted mainly cold and dry weather in most parts next 24 hours. Next 48 hrs: Mainly cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country. However, light rain…

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Levies man shot dead in Quetta

QUETTA: A Levies Force personnel was shot dead by some unidentified armed assailants at Qambarani Road near Sariab area, here on Tuesday. According to police sources, the Levies Force official Muhammad Ismail s/o Muhammad Akbar resident of Mastung was near Sharif Abad, Qambarani Road when some unknown armed assailants riding a motorbike opened fire at…

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Man who raped and killed 13-year-old in Quetta was her brother: Sarfraz Bugti

NEWS DESK: Balochistan Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti said that an accused has been arrested in the rape and murder case of a 13-year-old girl in Quetta, adding that the suspect was her brother. He wrote on Twitter: “CM #Balochistan took the notice in morning & directed me to look in to this matter. Our Police…

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Girl strangulated to death after ‘sexual assault’ in Quetta

QUETTA: A 13-year-old girl was strangulated to death after being sexually assaulted in Quetta on Sunday. According to police, the victim, identified as Bibi Tabia, was found dead in Killi Ismail area of Quetta. Her body was recovered by police on a tip off. The body was later shifted to Quetta civil hospital for legal…

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Key figure of Kharotabad incident shot dead in Quetta

QUETTA: Unknown armed men shot dead a former SHO, Fazal-ur-Rehman Kakar, here at Fatima Jinnah Road area in Quetta on Sunday. Police said the ex-cop was targeted by armed assailants riding a motorbike. The former police officer, Fazal-ur-Rehman, died on the spot after receiving multiple bullet wounds. Police reached the scene, cordoned off the area…

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