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  • NAB arrests Balochistan health chief engineer

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    QUETTA - National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Wednesday arrested Balochistan Public Health and Engineering Department Executive Engineer Ghulam Sarwar Bugti for alleged involvement in embezzlement worth Rs44.6 million. According to details, the accused in connivance with other employees of the health department embezzled government funds causing Rs44.6 million loss to the national kitty. Upon ...

  • Student injured in Dera Bugti mine blast

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    QUETTA - A 10-year old student was seriously injured in a landmine blast in Zain Loti area of Dera Bugti district on Saturday. According to Levies Force, the victim identified as Gazo was on way to school when he hit the landmine planted beside the road, which went off leaving him seriously injured. Personnel of Levies Force and security forces reached the site after receiving information of the ...

  • Pakistan, Afghanistan discuss enhanced cooperation

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    QUETTA - Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri met Afghan Consul General Waheedullah Momand at Afghan Consulate in Quetta on Tuesday and discussed peace and prosperity in Afghanistan in detail. Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri said that Pakistan was playing a key role for restoring sustainable peace in Afghanistan. Peace in Afghanistan was necessary for development in Pakistan, he said ...

  • Two brothers shot dead in Quetta

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    QUETTA - Unknown armed men shot dead two brothers and injured another person over a family dispute at Nawan Killi area of provincial capital on Sunday. According to police, the victims were near Nawan Killi stop when armed assailants came and opened fire and managed to flee. As a result, both brothers namely Mehrab Khan and Nawab Khan died on the spot after sustaining bullets injuries while Haji ...

  • NAB arrests AD Food in illegal assets case

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    QUETTA - NAB Balochistan on Thursday arrested Assistant Director Food Shair Zaman Tareen in the illegal assets case of more than Rs 200 million. Court has already filed three references against accused for alleged embezzlement of billions of rupees. The NAB has also made important progress in the ongoing inquiry regarding the illegal allotment of 660 acres of land of worth millions of rupees ...

  • 2 brothers shot dead over enmity in Jhal Magsi

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    QUETTA:- Unknown gunmen shot dead two brothers over an old enmity in Gandawa area of Jhal Magsi district on Tuesday. According to Levies sources, both victims namely Imam Bakhsh and Hussain Bakhsh were on way home when armed assailants targeted and opened fire at them and fled away from the scene. As a result, they died on the spot after receiving multiple gunshot injuries. Levies force receiving ...

  • Man shot dead over family dispute

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    ATTOCK - A man was shot dead over a family dispute in the Jand police jurisdiction on Sunday. Muhammad Bilal, a resident of Dhok Gulyal, was having some matrimonial dispute with his relatives and he was shot dead by his relative Abdul Waheed with a 12 bore shotgun, police said. The accused escaped the crime scene. The body was handed over to the heirs after a postmortem in the tehsil headquarters ...

  • Balochistan budget session postponed

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    QUETTA (NNI): The Balochistan Assembly postponed its scheduled budget session on Friday. The budget will now be presented on May 14. Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti said the budget session was postponed to avoid any major mistake in the budgetary proposals. Opposition lawmaker Rahim Ziaratwal said that the budget session was postponed due to the government’s incompetence and difference between ...

  • Would-be bomber shot dead in Quetta

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    QUETTA:- Security forces have shot and killed a would-be suicide bomber after he opened fire on a security convoy on the outskirts of Quetta on Thursday. Local police official Abdul Hakim said the attack on paramilitary forces was foiled because of alertness of the troops. The incident took place amid preparations for Pakistan Day parade when the country's armed forces show off short- and ...

  • Modi to visit Palestine, meet Abbas during ME tour

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    NEW DELHI - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Palestine during a brief tour of the Middle East, the foreign ministry said Monday, just weeks after hosting Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu. Modi will meet Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in an overture seen as India's effort to balance its decades-old support for the occupied territories against its growing closeness to ...

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    Feb 19 last date for submitting forms for HSSC annual exams RAWALPINDI: Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education has notified February 19 as last date for submitting admission forms for Higher Secondary School Certificate annual 2018 exam.The RBISE spokesman Arslan Cheema said that Feb 19 would be last date for online submission of admission forms with normal fee. The exams would ...

  • Seven injured in Quetta IED blast

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    Quetta - At least seven people were injured in an improvised explosive device blast near security checkpost in Quetta on Tuesday. According to police, security men were also among seven people who sustained injuries in an explosion that took place near Baleli Checkpost in Quetta. The security forces and rescue teams immediately shifted the wounded to a nearby hospital. A large number of security ...

  • PkMAP demands separate status for Fata

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    Quetta - Demanding a separate status for Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) Chairman Mehmood Khan Achakzai on Tuesday urged rulers to let people democratically decide their fate. “If any step is taken without consent of the people of Fata to merge it with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, it will have devastating repercussions for the country,” he ...

  • Baloch people rejected anti-state elements: FC IG

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    Quetta -  Inspector General of Balochistan Frontier Corps Major General Nadeem Ahmed Anjum said on Saturday that Baloch people had played a pivotal role not only in Pakistan’s progress but also in its making. The courageous people of Balochistan had rejected a handful of anti-state elements in the province, said the IG FC Balochistan during his two-day visit to Dera Bugti and ...

  • Iran extradites 174 Pakistanis

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    Quetta - The Iranian border security guards on Sunday deported 174 Pakistani nationals and handed them over to Taftan administration. These Pakistanis were held by the Iranian forces due to incomplete travelling documents. “As many as 174 Pakistanis were handed over to Taftan administration by the Iran border security guards who were travelling without legal credentials,” said the ...

  • Malala condemns China over death of fellow Nobel laureate

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    ABUJA - Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai condemned China's treatment of her fellow peace prize-winner Liu Xiaobo following his death of liver cancer in custody last week. Liu, 61, was jailed for 11 years in 2009 for "inciting subversion of state power" after he helped write a petition known as "Charter 08" calling for sweeping political reforms in China. Liu's incarceration meant he was unable to ...

  • LHC lifts ban on Indian TV shows

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    LAHORE - The Lahore High Court on Tuesday allowed exhibition of Indian dramas and TV shows in the country on petitions challenging a ban imposed by Pemra. Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah passed the order after hearing both sides. During the hearing, Advocate Asma Jahangir, the counsel of petitioner M/s Leo Communication, appeared before the court and contended that exhibition of Indian movies ...

  • All set for NA-260 by-election

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    QUETTA - All the arrangements for by-election in NA-260 to be held on Saturday (today) have been finalised. Balochistan Election Commissioner Muhammad Naeem Majeed Jaffar said all preparations had been finalised to hold the by-election in NA-260 (Quetta-cum Chagai-cum Noshki) in a transparent manner. The seat fell vacant on the death of MNA Abdur Rahim Mandokhel who had won the slot on ...

  • Parts of Balochistan without power fon 2nd day

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    QUETTA -  Several parts of Balochistan yesterday faced power suspension on the second consecutive day after a powerful windstorm severely damaged two main 220KV transmission lines between Dera Murad Jamali and Sibi. Acording to the Quetta Electric Supply Company (Qesco) spokesman, a windstorm damaged two main 220KV transmission lines between Dera Murad Jamali and Sibi, suspending power ...

  • Hindu trader abducted

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    QUETTA - Wekram Kumar, a Hindu trader and son of JUI-F ex-Senator Human Das, was abducted at gunpoint in Dera Murad Jamali, police said on Sunday. SSP Zaheer Babar Afridi visited minority camp and expressed sympathy with the community members. Afridi assured the victim family of early recovery of Hindu trader. Protection of lives and properties of people is the responsibility of police, he ...

  • Two soldiers wounded in Quetta IED blast

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    Quetta -  Two security personnel were wounded when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device (IED) planted on a roadside in Marget, a suburban area of Quetta on Sunday. “The blast hit a vehicle of the security convoy in Marget in which two Frontier Corps officials suffered injuries,” said the Levies officials. The wounded security personnel were rushed to hospital for ...

  • Production tax to be introduced in Karak

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    KARAK -  Tehsil Council Karak has decided to introduce a new tax in the name of production tax on the natural resources explored in the limitations of Tehsil Karak. This was decided in a meeting of Tehsil Council Karak held on Friday with its convener Jehanzeb Khattak in the chair. All tehsil council members attended the meeting. The meeting discussed the ongoing financial crises of the ...

  • Iran guards fires mortar shells into Panjgur

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    QUETTA - The four mortar shells fired by the Iranian border security forces created panic in the Prom area of border district Panjgur on Friday. Panjgur Deputy Commissioner Habibur Rehman confirmed that four mortar shells that hit the Prom area of the district were fired from the Iran side. No damage was, however, reported. He added they would lodge a protest with the Iranian authorities over the ...

  • Kidnapped bureaucrat recovered

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    QUETTA:- Deputy Director Management Turbat Noor Ahmed has been recovered by the security personnel, family sources confirmed. He was recovered from Turbat. His family said that armed men kidnapped Noor Ahmed eight days ago.–INP  

  • Measles claims nine lives in Zhob

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    Quetta - Measles claimed the lives of nine children in Zhob district yesterday. The causalities were reported from the union council of Kibzai Tang Sar in Zhob. However the district health officer denied the deaths. Kibzai Tang Sar Vice Chairman Maulvi Jaroullah confirmed the outbreak and feared the death toll might surge as scores of children were affected in various villages. The outbreak of ...

  • Balochistan PA concerned over growing polio incidents

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    QUETTA - International organisations related to polio eradication campaign have given indication that if serious measures were not adopted other countries would not issue visas to citizens of Pakistan particularly belonging to Balochistan. This was disclosed during a debate in the session of Balochistan Assembly which was held here on Thursday with Speaker Muhammad Aslam Bhootani in the ...

  • BNP-M protests against workers killing

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    QUETTA - On the call of BNP-M, a complete shutter-down strike was observed in Khuzdar on Wednesday to protest the killing of party workers. On Monday, the bullet-riddled bodies of BNP workers Sanaullah, Shabir Ahmed and Allah Bakhsh, who had gone missing few months ago, were recovered from Khuzdar. All the shops and markets remained closed and the roads wore a deserted look. The local ...

  • PML-N Balochistan splits

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    QUETTA - After failure to resolve the internal differences in PML-N Balochistan by the central leadership a group of workers have formed a new faction within party with the name of PMLN (Ideological). The group has elected Mir Asad Mengal as its provincial President. Dozens of workers of PML-N Ideological on Friday staged a demo outside Quetta Press Club to protest against the attitude of ...

  • Killings sparks public ire in Harnai

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    QUETTA - A strike was observed in Harnai Friday to protest against the killing of three drivers and an official in the district. The strike call was given by PkMAP, which was supported by other parties, including ANP and JUI. Kidnappers killed three drivers in Harnai while armed men shot dead Health Department dispenser Muhammad Amir, drawing ire among the people in the district. All the ...