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PML-N, PML-Q name Bizenjo as joint candidate for Balochistan CM

Staff report QUETTA: Opposition parties and disgruntled PML-N members on Thursday nominated Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo as their join candidate for the Leader of House in Balochistan Assembly. Addressing a joint press conference here, PML-N MPA Jan Mohammad Jamali said that Bizenjo would be the candidate for the vacant post of provincial chief minister. ‚ÄúWe…

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Cabinet condemns Kasur incident, Quetta terrorist attack

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet which met here Wednesday with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the chair offered Fateha for the martyrs of Quetta terrorist incident yesterday. The Cabinet also strongly condemned barbaric incident of Kasur and directed that strict action should be taken against the perpetrator of this heinous act. – APP

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Funeral of slain policemen offered in Quetta

QUETTA: Hundreds attended the funeral prayers of five police personnel at Police line in Quetta on Wedneday. Seven people, including five policemen died and scores were wounded when a suicide bomber targeted a police truck near Balochistan Assembly on Tuesday evening. Inspector General of Balochsitan Police Moazzam Jah Ansari, DIG Quetta Abdul Razzaq Cheema, senior…

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Quetta terrorist attack: Death toll rises to 7

QUETTA: At least seven people, including five security personnel, embraced¬†martyrdom¬†and scores were injured on Tuesday when a suicide bomber on a motorcycle¬†targeted a police truck in Quetta’s Red Zone, medics and offcials said. The death toll is feared to go up as some of those injured are in critical condition. According to IG Balochistan, the…

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Watch: Quetta receives first snowfall of the year

NEWS DESK: Quetta and Ziarat received the first snowfall on Thursday. Quetta also received rainfall of 1mm during the last 24 hours. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department,¬†a shallow westerly wave is prevailing over the upper parts of the country and is likely to persist for the next 24 to 36 hours. Meanwhile, mainly cold…

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Six FC personnel injured in Quetta suicide attack

QUETTA: A suicide bomber blew himself up near an FC checkpost in Quetta on Tuesday, injuring at least six personnel.¬† The attack took place at Buleli Check-post. The injured personnel were shifted to a nearby hospital for emergency medical aid. According to sources, gunshots were also heard in the area prior to the huge explosion….

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India using Afghan soil to hamper CPEC: Ahsan

Quetta: Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal Thursday said neighboring country India was using Afghanistan soil for hatching conspiracies against China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and spending million of dollars for nefarious designs against Pakistan. Talking to newsmen after inaugurating an Executive Passport Office in Quetta, the minister said Indian spy Kulbhushan Yadav had revealed these…

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SHO martyred, two dacoits killed in Gandakha raid

QUETTA: A Sub-Inspector of police was martyred and three others were injured in exchange of firing between two dacoits in Tehsil Gandakha area of Jaffarabad while two gang master dacoits were killed. Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Nasirabad Nazeer Ahmed Kurd on Friday confirmed the incident and said that acting on a tip off,…

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Security forces kill four terrorists in separate operations

SIBBI: FC Balochistan on Friday conducted an operation in the mountainous area north of Sibbi upon receiving information regarding the presence of terrorists. During exchange of fire two terrorists were killed. These terrorists were involved in making threatening phone calls to the locals of the area. In other sanitisation operation in Gandimgozi Kaur, FC troops…

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Seven killed, two injured in Dera Bugti firing and explosion incident

DERA BUGTI: Seven people were killed and two were injured on Thursday as a bomb blast and firing incident occurred.¬† The incident occurred in Dera Bugti’s Toba Nohkani area where seven people were killed and two injured as an armed clash took place between rival clans. Assailants opened fire by breaking into the house of…

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Foiled assassination attempt on Governor Balochistan: Sarfraz Bugti

QUETTA: Balochistan Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti said on Wednesday that the government had foiled an assassination attempt on the province’s governor by arresting two terrorists.¬† This was disclosed by Sarfraz Bugti during a press conference in which he said that the two terrorists had been arrested from the area of Gulistan. “These terrorists had formed…

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PM announces compensation package for Quetta church attack victims

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Tuesday announced a compensation package for the victims of Quetta church attack which resulted in the loss of precious lives as well as injuries to many. According to the compensation package, the heirs of those who lost their lives in the terrorist attack would get Rs1 million each, followed…

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Terrorism act in Quetta, an attempt to hamper religious harmony: President Mamnoon

KARACHI: President Mamnoon Hussain here on Monday strongly condemned the unfortunate Sunday incident in Quetta and termed it an attempt to hamper religious harmony in the country, saying that all such efforts would be foiled through unity among the ranks of people. Addressing the annual convocation of Baqai Medical University (BMU), he said the people…

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Video: New CCTV footage shows brave police officer battling militant

QUETTA: A new CCTV footage shows a brave police officer battling the militant who conducted an attack on Christians in Quetta, on Sunday. From the CCTV footage one can make out the police officer firing his gun from behind a tree without caring for his own life as he attempts to stop the militants dead…

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FC Balochistan avert major disaster by neutralising 12 kg IED in Quetta

QUETTA: FC Balochistan foiled a terrorist activity as the patrolling team spotted and neutralised a 12 kg IED planted near Quetta Development Authority. Pictures of the planted IED and other explosives were shared by the ISPR.  

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Watch: Eye-witness accounts of Quetta church attack

Eye-witnesses of Quetta church attack describe the intense situation and how they were able to escape the attack.

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At least nine killed, 30 injured as terrorists target Quetta church

QUETTA: At least nine people were killed and 30 others were injured in a blast near a church located at Quetta on Friday, Samaa reported.¬† According to initial reports, a blast and heavy firing was heard near Methodist Church which is located at Zarghoon Road. Chief Minister (CM) of Balochistan Sanaullah Zehri¬† Sunday strongly condemned…

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Watch: Children recall horrific scenes of Quetta church attack

Children describe the horrific scenes they witnessed when terrorists attacked a church in Quetta on Sunday.

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Watch: Footage of Quetta church attack

Intense firing was witnessed between terrorists and law enforcement agencies following a terrorist attack on a church in Quetta.

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Watch: Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti talks with Samaa TV following Quetta blast

Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti talked exclusively with Samaa TV following the blast near a church at Quetta’s Zarghoon Road.

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Over 300 ‘farari’, 17 commanders surrender in Quetta

QUETTA: Over 300 Ferraris and 17 commanders of banned organizations have lay off their arms in Quetta today (Saturday). In this connection a ceremony was held at the lawn of Balochistan Assembly. Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri, provincial ministers, Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Asim Bajwa also attended the ceremony. Addressing the ceremony,…

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