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MBBS final year students’ hunger strike till death

QUETTA: MBBS final year students of session 2012-13 have sat in a hunger camp till death in front of the BMC College, demanding from the college administration and professor to have looked at the result that was announced on 8 August. Final year students, Younis Elahi and Farhad Karim who are on a hunger strike till death while taking to ...

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ZHOB: 72nd Independence Day celebrated with national fervour, exuberance

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: Like elsewhere in the country, the 72nd Independence Day of Pakistan was celebrated with commemorative ceremonies across the bordering district. The Day was celebrated in both Zhob and Sherani districts with national fervour and exuberance. A flag hoisting event held at Levies headquarters and DPO office Zhob. Deputy Commissioner Shabir Mengal hoisted the national flag at ...

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Balochistan Assembly session convened on 13th August

QUETTA: The inaugural session of the provincial assembly has been called on August 13 when newly elected MPAs will take the oath of their office.   According to the provincial assembly’s secretary, the session of the Balochistan Assembly will start at 11:00am. The allied parties in the future government  include  Balochistan Awami Party (BAP), Awami National Party (ANP), Pak­istan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), Hazara ...

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Mushtaq Raisani, Khalid Langove granted bail in ‘mega corruption case’

QUETTA: The Balochistan High Court (BHC) approved the bail appeals of former finance adviser to chief minister Balochistan Mir Khalid Langove and former Balochistan finance secretary Mushtaq Raisani on Monday. Raisani served as the former Balochistan finance secretary, whereas Langove was the former financial adviser to chief minister Balochistan. The BHC set bail at Rs5 million each for the two ...

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Quetta: 25 killed, several injured in suspected suicide attack outside a polling station

QUETTA: a least  25 people were killed and 30 injured in a suspected suicide attack outside a polling station in eastern outskirts of Quetta of Quetta, police and local media reported Wednesday. A suspected suicide bomber, acting alone, tried to enter a polling station on the eastern outskirts of Quetta, capital of Balochistan province, but blew himself up when he ...

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‘Fort Sandeman’ becomes an electoral wrestling ring; tough contest expected  

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB:  As July 25th – the General Elections 2018 approaches, like elsewhere in Balochistan, a tough election campaign has also gotten momentum here in Zhob that is still known as Fort Sandeman. The political parties including JUI-F, PML-Q, PML-N, Pk-MAP, ANP, PTI and BAP (Balochistan Awami Party) have sped-up their election campaign to attract the voters in ...

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Democracy in Balochistan is an illusion

By Mariyam Suleman One of the bloodied attacks in Balochistan on 13th July during an election campaign took more than hundred lives and injured more than hundred others. Recalling all such attacks in the last one decade in the province, one can find thousands of people killed and injured. What makes it easy for the terrorists to target the same ...

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Confusion in PB14-II again

By: Jaffar Mastoi  It has been observed for last two decades that Balochistan’s provincial constituency PB14-II has been obfuscated by some continual politics of renowned political actors. Their various objectives have stultified the public. Deliberately the people have been kept deprived of all forms of contemporary facilities. Political parties contesting from PB 14 Jaffarabad II includes PPPP, BAP, PMAP, BNP-A, ...

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Mastung: Siraj Raisani, BAP candidate among 128 others killed and over 200 injured in a blast

MASTUNG: Nawabzada Siraj Raisani, BAP (Balochistan Awami Party) candidate along with 128 others have been killed, and over 200 others injured in a suicide blast in Dareengarh area of Mastung during party’s election rally. Siraj Raisani was severely injured in the blast and succumbed to wounds before he was shifted to the hospital in Quetta. After the blast, an emergency ...

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Electricity crisis hits Makran as Iran cuts off power supply

By: Shoaib Durrazai TURBAT: It is 15th day of electricity breakdown continued in  Makran division, approximately 20 lac population is suffering badly to get drinking water, large number of people are searching water from dawn to dusk. Since 1999 Iran supplying electricity to the several areas of Balochistan including Makran division (Turbat, Gwadar, Panjgur & Ormada). The Anjuman e Taajeran ...

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