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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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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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Ormara: Citizens block Makran Coastal Highway to protest water and electricity shortage

ORMARA: Traffic came to standstill on Monday morning after hundreds of furious protesters in Ormara blocked Makran Coastal Highway to protest water and power shortage. Protesters gathered on Monday at 8:00 am marching through the main coastal highway between rows of paralyzed cars on the road as the traffic was backed up for miles with transport buses in particular travelling ...

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Makran headed toward electricity crisis as Iran cuts supply due to technical fault

Entire Makran division is headed for an acute electricity crisis as Iran cuts power supply due to unknown technical fault last Wednesday. With only few hours of power supply for entire day, citizens are in for worse news as there continues to be no respite from the elevated temperatures in all three districts; Panjgur, Turbat and Gwadar. As a result, ...

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Mishal Pakistan Shares research findings on “Portrayal of Police Services in the Electronic Media”

ISLAMABAD: Mishal Pakistan shared the research findings on “Portrayal of Police Services in the Electronic Media” held at the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) today. The workshop was attended by representatives of the leading civil society organizations. The initiative was organized by Mishal Pakistan in collaboration with the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). Prof. Zafar Iqbal, the research ...

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Schools in Lasbela require immediate attention of lawmakers after General Elections, urge candidates

LASBELA: A multi-party convention was held in Lasbela on Monday to discuss the failing state of education in District Lasbela, analyse the five-year education plans of contesting candidates and probe reasonable solutions to ensure quality education across the government-run schools. The convention was organized by Parhega Balochistan Barhega Balochistan and Alif Ailaan, and attended by Shah Mohammad Siddique (Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal ...

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Social activists demand reduction in CNIC fee and in gender gap in electoral Process

Mastung: Young Women Social Activists from Health And Rural Development (HARD) Balochistan with assistance Commonwealth Foundation have said that the recent increase in CNIC fee is a major obstacle for women to get CNIC, while appearing in a Press Conference in Mastung Press Club Miss Tania Malik, Miss Bakht Bi Bi, Miss Rukhsana Kareem, Miss Pari Gul and Miss Rehmat ...

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