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  • Quetta - Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is scheduled to arrive in Balochistan today (Thursday) for the inauguration of Kachhi Canal Project upon its completion in Dera Bugti. As per reports, Premier Abbasi will arrive in Dera Bugti to formally inaugurate Kachhi Canal Project on Thursday for ...

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  • QUETTA - Unidentified gunmen attacked a group of eight people from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Hazara region when they stopped at a petrol pump near Kuchlak area of Quetta on Sunday evening. Three men died on the spot and three others, including a 10-year-old boy, were critically injured and rushed ...

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  • QUETTA - State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Governor Tariq Bajwa on Friday launched ‘Refinance and Credit Guarantee Scheme for Women Entrepreneurs in Underserved Areas’ in Quetta. The SBP governor said earmarking 20 percent funds in the scheme for Balochistan’s women primarily intended ...

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  • QUETTA - National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Balochistan has frozen all assets of the former deputy inspector general (DIG) of Balochistan police. The NAB, tightening noose around the ex-DIG Riaz Ahmed in illegal assets case issued directives freezing his all fraudulently-earned ...

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  • QUETTA -  The Balochistan National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has authorised an inquiry into the irregularities committed in allotment of valuable state land in Gwadar, a port city of Balochistan, hosting the multibillion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor projects. Irregularities worth ...

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  • QUETTA -  Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday said former President Asif Ali Zardari wanted to take undue advantage from the prevailing political situation while his recent statements and speeches were nothing more than point-scoring. The prime minister was talking to media persons ...

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  • Quetta - Balochistan Rural Support Programme’s (BRSP) Chief Executive Officer Badur Gul Barech said Thursday that literacy ratio in the province was too low as there were 22000 villages in Balochistan and most of these villages were deprived of educational institutions. He said 85000 students ...

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  • Quetta -  Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said on Sunday that terrorists from across the border were carrying out subversive strikes in Pakistan. Speaking to media persons here he said, “We are in a state of war and the elements targeting internal unity in such precarious situation are ...

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  • QUETTA -  At least 15 people, including eight security men, were martyred and 25 others sustained injuries in a suicide attack on a security vehicle near FC headquarters at Pishin Stop on Saturday. “A suicide bomber on a motorcycle hit an FC vehicle at Pishin Stop,” said the bomb ...

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  • QUETTA -  Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar on Tuesday termed terrorism a conspiracy to make Pakistan vulnerable and stop the journey of prosperity and development. Addressing a condolence reference held at Balochistan High Court to commemorate the first anniversary of the lawyers ...

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  • Quetta - Senior lawyer and rights activist Asma Jahangir said on Tuesday the Supreme Court disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over Iqama in the Panama Papers case. “I consider the Supreme Court verdict rule of martial [law], not rule of law,” she said. Asma maintained democracy ...

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  • Quetta - The Balochistan government has withdrawn the authorisation for the release of Rs1 billion funds earmarked for the provision of potable water and toilet facilities in government schools across the province where 90 percent institutes lack these facilities. In a letter addressed to the ...

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  • QUETTA -  National Accountability Bureau, Balochistan chapter, yesterday froze former finance secretary Mushtaq Ahmed Raisani’s illegal assets. The frozen assets included two bungalows worth more than Rs 120 million in DHA Karachi and Quetta and two luxury vehicles worth Rs 10 million, ...

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  • QUETTA - Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri said on Friday the province was dealing with multiple challenges from target killings to terrorism. Terror attacks on law enforcement agencies are a matter of grave concern for the government, Zehri said while addressing a passing-out parade ...

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  • Mastung - Four Hazara community members including a woman were shot dead in a sectarian attack in Mastung on Wednesday morning. The driver sustained bullet injuries in the gun attack. The assailants managed a good escape after committing the grisly act. “Four people were gunned down in ...

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  • Quetta - British High Commissioner Thomas Drew Tuesday said his country was the biggest supporter of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which will not only bring economic prosperity and progress to Pakistan and Balochistan, but will also bring a revolution in the whole region. He said British ...

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  • QUETTA - Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri yesterday termed the joint investigation team report on Panama Papers case ‘biased and inconclusive’. “The JIT members not only exceeded their powers but also submitted an inconclusive report to the Supreme Court,” ...

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  • Quetta - Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) candidate Usman Badini won the NA-260 Quetta-cum-Chagai-cum-Noshki by-poll bagging 43,969 votes. According to unofficial results, his nearest rival was BNP-M candidate Sardar Bahadur Khan Mengal who secured 37,786 votes. The election commissioner said that ...

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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 ...

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  • QUETTA - Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) Chairman Mahmood Khan Achakzai MNA on Thursday said nobody would be allowed to sabotage democratic setup on the excuse of corruption charges. Khan opposed targeting any particular person or family over corruption charges and sought across-the-board ...

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  • Quetta - Gunmen Thursday showered bullets on a police vehicle in Quetta, killing four police officials - including a superintendent - and injuring the driver. Quaidabad SP Mubarak Shah was on a routine tour in Killi Deeba when four gunmen on two motorcycles attacked in Mir Baz Khan Street, police ...

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  • Chaman - Killah Abdullah District Police Officer Sajid Khan Mohmand embraced martyrdom while another 15, including his security guard and driver, sustained wounds in a suicide attack in the Afghan bordering district on Monday. “The bomber targeted the DPO at 11:10am near Eidgah on busy Boghra ...

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  • QUETTA - The first polio case of 2017 was reported in Balochistan’s border district, Qilla Abdullah, on Wednesday. The crippling poliovirus was confirmed in one-and-a-half-year-old Ahmed Shah, a resident of Union Council Mehmoodabad-11 of Chaman. “Ahmed Shah, son of Agha Jan, was ...

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  • LAHORE - PTI spokesperson Fawad Ch yesterday expressed his wonder why the members of the Sharif family speak angrily against Imran Khan, whenever, they appeared before the JIT. “Maryam Nawaz had to appear before the JIT not because of Imran Khan but because of his brother Hussain Nawaz. ...

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  • Quetta - Thirteen people including seven policemen were martyred Friday morning when a car laden with explosives was blown by a suicide attacker in front of Balochistan police chief’s office in Quetta. The powerful bomb - weighing 75 to 95 kilogram – also injured 21 other people, ...

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  • QUETTA - Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari yesterday alleged Nawaz Sharif had received perks from ISI and Osama bin Laden to topple the Benazir Bhutto government. Addressing the party workers in an Iftar party at the residence of PPP Balochistan President Ali Madad ...

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  • Quetta - Two naval officials embraced martyrdom and another three sustained wounds when their vehicle came under a militant attack in Jiwani tehsil of Gwadar district Monday, the deputy commissioner said. The attacked sailors were transporting Iftar items when four assailants on two motorbikes ...

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  • QUETTA - PML-N led Balochistan coalition government yesterday unveiled the provincial budget for fiscal year 2017-18 with a total outlay of Rs 328 billion. Adviser to Chief Minister on Finance Sardar Aslam Bezinjo presented the budget in the assembly session presided over by Speaker Raheela Hameed ...

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  • QUETTA - Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti on Tuesday rejected presence of Islamic State (IS) in Balochistan, however, the militant outfits had contacts with Lashkar-e-Jhangvi in the province. He added the IS militants were trying hard to gain a foothold in the province as like other parts ...

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  • QUETTA - Three security personnel were killed when unidentified armed assailants opened fire on a police checkpost near Chaki Shahwani on Sariab Road in Quetta on Sunday. A passerby was also wounded in attack. The assailants managed to flee after committing the crime. According to police, the armed ...

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