International

UNHCR: First Afg-Pak youth empowerment session in Quetta

Quetta: UNHCR with partners organised a one-day seminar on youth empowerment to enhance the capacity of Pakistani and Afghan youthsin Balochistan by engaging them in dialogues with the key stakeholders to identify challenges youths are facing and to seek solutions towards self-reliance. Over 100 participants from different districts of Balochistan attended the seminar, over 30 were women. The event was ...

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New Economic Corridor Good for Local Business

Karachi: The New China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) could be a “game-changer” for Pakistan and indeed for South Asia said Nawaz Sharif, in the first address of the CPEC Summit and Expo. The much anticipated two-day event which took place at the Pakistan-China Friendship Center in Islamabad was attended by key politicians, business leaders, and delegates from both countries. The inaugural ...

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Seven al Qaeda members arrested in Balochistan

The Pakistan’s Balochistan government claimed on Saturday to have nabbed seven al Qaeda members, including a commander, from Nushki. According to a statement, the men were arrested during a raid carried out by intelligence agencies. A huge cache of arms and ammunition, hate literature, laptops, wireless communication devices and currency were also seized from them. During the interrogation, the busted ...

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How an infant from Balochistan became one of India’s most loved actors

By: Aditya Menon Let us look at the story of a migrant from Balochistan who came to Mumbai as a child and went on to become one of Bollywood’s most loved personalities: actor and dialogue writer Kader Khan “My mother was from Quetta in Balochistan. My father was from Kandahar. Officially I was born in Kabul but some of my ...

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The Balochistan Point losses its data of more than three months due to the crash in Main Server in Ukrain

Quetta: The Balochistan Point has lost its data of more than three months due to the crash in Main Server in Ukrain on Monday. More than 1000 websites remained down for not less than 24 hours due to the crash in the main Server. The affected websites have been transferred to the new server; however, the data of hundreds of websites could ...

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A Pakistani Ethical Hacker wins $5,000 Bounty for identifying Firefox, Chrome address bar spoofing flaw

By Hisham Sarwar Rafay Baloch, a Pakistani (Islamabad) based security researcher/ethical hacker has won US$ 5,000 in a combined bug bounty for identifying a huge bug. This bug exists in various browsers such as Chrome, Firefox etc covering 75% of whole internet traffic. The bug is an Address-bar Spoofing bug, which means that a hacker can display whatever URL in ...

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Iran Hands Over 203 Deportees to Levies

Quetta: Iranian security forces handed over 203 Pakistani nationals to Levies forces at Pak-Iran border in Taftan area of the district. Levies sources said on Friday that these Pakistani workers were apprehended from different areas of Iran by the Iranian security forces for living without documents and had come to Iran to earn livelihood. The Levies forces said that deportees ...

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United States Consulate Celebrates Baloch Cultural Day

Karachi: United States (US) Consul General Brian Heath on Wednesday hosted a musical reception for Baloch journalists and civil society leaders at the consulate to celebrate Baloch Culture Day. Popular Baloch folk singer Akhtar Channal Zehri performed at the occasion. This is the second year the consul general marked the occasion at his residence. In his welcome remarks during the ...

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Empowering Youth through Education and Skills Development is key to Sustainable Development: UNHCR

Quetta: Empowering youth through education and skills development is key to stability and sustainable development, said UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner Mr. George Okoth-Obbo while speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the Women Technical Training Centre in Loralai district in Balochistan. UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner Mr. George Okoth-Obbo stressed the need for concerted efforts by all stakeholders to empower youth through education and ...

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First Washington-Based, Balochistan-Specific Think-Tank Established

Washington D.C : The Balochistan Institute, a think-tank exclusively dedicated to Balochistan has been established in the United States, announced the founder of the Balochistan Institute based in Washington D.C. Malik Siraj Akbar, the founder and the president of the think-tank.  The Balochistan Institute is the first initiative in United States which has been launched with the goal to improve ...

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