Sharif Khan

  • QUETTA -  The Balochistan border city of Chaman was shut down on Sunday against the closure of Pak-Afghan border for over a month. All shops remained closed and business activities came to a grinding halt, reflecting fury of the traders and public alike. It was a strike observed by the people ...

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  • QUETTA -  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif while addressing the public gathering in Gwadar revealed what he read on the wall of a hotel he was staying in: “Water is not drinkable.”  “If such worse is the condition of the water in a hotel then what will be the condition in the ...

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  • QUETTA - Balochistan Higher Education Secretary Abdullah Jan was kidnapped on Wednesday morning along with his driver from Quetta’s Wahdat Colony. The police said unidentified armed men abducted Secretary Higher Education Balochistan Abdullah Jan from Wahdat Colony as he left his home in the ...

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  • QUETTA - Balochistan Chief Secretary Shoaib Mir chaired a meeting on Thursday to review preparations for sixth census in the province. The meeting was attended by authorities of southern command, police, frontier corps and concerned administration. Provincial Commissioner for Census Pasand Khan ...

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  • QUETTA - The Quetta-bound Rawalpindi Jaffar Express narrowly escaped terror tragedy on Monday when the BDS diffused six kilogram bomb planted at the railway track after strenuous efforts. The miscreants had fixed an improvised explosive device at Sibi-Sukkur railway track at the premises of Manguli ...

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  • QUETTA - Balochistan lawmakers Saturday took a swipe at their Punjab counterparts for, what they called, discriminatory crackdown against Pakhtuns in the name of anti-terror operation. They termed the swoop a ‘move’ to disintegrate Pakistan. The lawmakers, both from the treasury and the ...

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  • Quetta - The PkMAP lawmakers through adjournment motion in Balochistan Assembly on Thursday strongly condemned alleged racial profiling of Pakhtuns by security forces in Punjab’s various districts under the pretext of terrorism. The Balochistan Assembly met on Thursday with Speaker Raheela ...

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  • Quetta - The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Balochistan has arrested former provincial food minister Asfandyar Kakar over corruption charges. According to NAB sources, the former food minister Asfandyar Kakar and ex-deputy director food Zahir Jamaldini were arrested from High Court premises. ...

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  • Quetta -  Approximately 35 per cent children in Balochistan do not go to schools and 15 per cent schools are inactive due to multiple reasons in the province, said Balochistan Minister for Education Abdul Rahim Ziaratwal on Wednesday while addressing a press conference at Quetta Press ...

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  • QUETTA -  The Balochistan Frontier Corps and intelligence agencies, in a joint targeted operation yesterday in Loralai district, recovered 23 improvised explosive devices (IEDs). According to a statement of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the FC and other law enforcement agencies ...

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  • QUETTA - The Balochistan government has deferred Sibi Festival in the wake of terror strike in Sehwan Sharif which claimed over 90 lives last week. The provincial government suspended the centuries old historical festival which was scheduled to be held from February 23 to 27. The new date for ...

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  • Quetta - The NAB Balochistan on Monday filed reference in Accountability Court Quetta against former finance adviser Khalid Langov, former finance secretary Mushtaq Ahmed Raisani, former secretary Balochistan Local Government Hafiz Abdul Basit, ex-secretary Local Government Board Balochistan Faisal ...

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  • QUETTA - Another 14 Ferraris from various proscribed outfits Saturday surrendered before the security forces in Sibi and repented of their past subversive activities. According to a statement of Inter-Services Public Relations, 14 Ferraris announced joining the national mainstream. Those who ...

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  • QUETTA - Two bomb disposal squad personnel were killed while defusing a planted improvised explosive device (IED) while 16 others sustained wounds in Quetta’s most sensitive area on Sariab Road. According to police sources, a bomb disposal squad, on receiving information that a mysterious ...

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  • Quetta -  A wedding party that had gone missing in Balochistan Friday evening was found stuck in Bhatti area on Saturday, from where it was successfully evacuated to Nushki after hours-long daunting rescue operation. Unfortunately, a kid died of freezing temperatures and six others fainted as ...

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  • QUETTA - Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri yesterday banned scrapping work of oil tankers and LPG containers at Gadani Shipbreaking Yard with immediate effect. The chief minister issued these instructions at a high-level moot over Gadani Shipbreaking Yard Industry. The moot reviewed ...

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  • QUETTA - The Levies yesterday apprehended 16 members of the hunting party of a Qatari prince at a check post in Noshki over some violations. The Levies nailed 16 persons, including three foreign members of the hunting party of the Qatari prince at a Noshki check post when they violated the ...

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  • Quetta - Chief of National Party (NP) and Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo said on Sunday that Afghan refugees, whether holding identity cards or not, should not be part of the census. Addressing a Press conference at Quetta Press Club, Bizenjo expressed his ...

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  • QUETTA - At least five people were killed and scores injured in rain-related incidents in various parts of Balochistan yesterday while rains and snowfall in mountainous areas continued, turning the weather extremely cold in the province. The provincial capital of Balochistan received 42mm rain as ...

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  • QUETTA - The Balochistan Disaster Management Authority DG yesterday said 50,000 packets of foods would be dropped through a helicopter today in five villages of Mastung that stood cut off from the main city after a heavy snowfall. Food shortage arose after a heavy snowfall in Mastung, disconnecting ...

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  • QUETTA -  Unknown armed assailants yesterday killed a local journalist in a hit-and-run incident in Kalat. As a local journalist and Pakistan Media Council Kalat Press Secretary Jan Muhammad Shahbaz Samalani left his home, unidentified attackers opened fire, killing him instantly. The police ...

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  • QUETTA - A child was confirmed carrying polio virus in Balochistan’s border city of Chaman on Tuesday. As the blood samples of the child were taken on Dec 22 last for tests, Emergency Polio Center sources said the case was related to 2016. The crippling virus had been confirmed in ...

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  • QUETTA - Balakh Sher Badini, a notorious commander and handler of social media cell of Balochistan Liberation Army, yesterday surrendered and announced joining the national mainstream at Frontier Corps Madadgar Centre. Addressing a press conference, Balakh Sher Badini said, “I am a patriotic ...

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  • HUB - At least five workers succumbed to burn injuries and six were reportedly missing when an inferno erupted in liquefied petroleum gas carrier at Gadani Ship Breaking Yard yesterday According to preliminary reports, an LPG ship that anchored at Gadani Ship Breaking Yard for scrap proclivity ...

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  • Quetta - JUI-F lawmakar Sardar Abdul Rehman Khetran on Saturday alleged that the former Inspector General of Balochistan Police Mushtaq Ahmed Sukhera took 28 vehicles with hims to Punjab. At a point of order in Balochistan Assembly, the JUI-F leader unearthed interesting fact about ex-IG ...

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  • Quetta - Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa yesterday said the military is committed to completing the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, which will usher in a new era of development in the province. Addressing the passing out parade of new Baloch recruits to Army, Frontier Corps and police, he ...

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  • Quetta - The Quaid-e-Azam Residency – also known as Ziarat Residency – is one of the most widely visited national monuments in Pakistan. It is this residency of Ziarat wherein the ‘Founder of Nation’ Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah retreated from Karachi in June 1948, and ...

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  • QUETTA: Defending the controversial plea-bargain with main accused of Balochistan mega corruption scam, Balochistan ex-finance secretary Mushtaq Raisani, the NAB says it was the ‘only speediest option’ to recover the looted public money. National Accountability Bureau (NAB) ...

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  • QUETTA - Supporting the commission report on Quetta hospital attack, the lawyers of Balochistan have condemned the governmental authorities for criticising the commission instead of taking responsibility for their failures. They asked the federal and provincial interior ministers to appear in ...

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  • GWADAR - The residents of Gwadar are compelled to drink brackish water being supplied by the Public Health Department through diesel tankers, putting a question mark on the claims about China-Pak Economic Corridor project. Gwadar district, which is described as the crown of fate-changer ...

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