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Vehicle of Provincial Minister Snatched in Quetta

Quetta: Vehicle of Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Mohammad Hassani, Provincial minster for Sports, Youth Affairs, culture and minorities was snatched on Gun point from his driver on Zarghoon Road Quetta on Sunday . The driver of minister was driving the office vehicle of minister, a black Vigo, on Zarghoon Road when unknown armed men intercepted him. The driver was forced to dismount from the ...

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Book Review: Balochistan Its Politics and Economics

By Adnan Aamir A lot of books have been written about Balochistan. Most of them were about politics or tribal society and in Urdu Pre-dominantly. There has not been much work about Economics of Balochistan and that in English. Balochistan: It’s Politics and Economics is a unique book in sense that it focuses on economic situation of Balochistan. This book ...

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Editorial: Female Teachers without Pay in Balochistan

The Chief Minister of Balochistan time and again expresses his determination to promote education in Balochistan. According to Chief Minister of Balochistan his Government has imposed educational emergency. He claims that the educational budget has been raised from 4 per cent to 25 per cent. We also hear about the efforts to provide all the modern facilities to the younger ...

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15 Military Officers from Balochistan inducted in PSP and DMG

Quetta: On directions from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Federal Public service Commission has inducted 15 military officers from recognized tribes of Balochistan in Police Service of Pakistan and District Management Group. These officers have been selected from all three branches of the armed forces of Pakistan. This decision has been taken in the wake of refusal by growing number of ...

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A 16 inch diameter pipeline blown up in troubled Dera Bugti

QUETTA: A 16 inch diameter pipeline was blown up in troubled Dera Bugti district of Balochistan while a man was killed in provincial capital, on Saturday. According to the details, unknown persons had planted explosive material underneath a gas pipeline, leading to well number 21, in Pir Koh area of Dera Bugti. As a result, the pipeline was damaged and gas ...

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Editorial: Birth Anniversary of Nawab Akbar Bugti

Today is 87th birth anniversary of Late Nawab Akbar Bugti. This day in year 1927, Akbar Shehbaz Khan Bugti was born. He turned out to be a larger than life figure and took a stand against a dictator at the age of 79 years. He was assassinated on the orders of former military dictator, Pervez Musharraf, on 26th August 2006. Once Musharraf ...

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Armed men axe a woman to death in Kachi district

QUETTA: Armed men killed a woman in Tehsil Dhadar of the Kachi district on Friday. According to the reports, unknown men attacked a woman with axes in Dhadar and fled the scene after killing her brutally. Police reached the crime scene on being informed and took the body into its custody. The body was later handed over to the legal ...

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Traffic Problems in Quetta and some Solutions

By Naseebullah Quetta was designed as a small city by British in late 19th Century. Quetta was designed to cater to the needs of 100,000 people only.  In 1951 its population was 199,735 and according to estimates the population of Quetta was 1.3 million in 2012. Quetta is the only major urban city in entire Balochistan. People from every nook and ...

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Government Health Dispensary blown up in Kohlu Mawand

QUETTA: Unidentified persons blew up a government health dispensary in Kohlu Mawand area of Balochistan, on Friday. According to the reports reaching here, unknown armed men blew up a dispensary in Killi Ahmed Nawaz of Kohlu Mawand with explosives. The roof of the dispensary collapsed completely as a result however no casualties were reported in it. Local administration cordoned off the ...

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Two killed in a firing incident in Kalat

KALAT: Unknown armed men opened gunfire and killed two persons in Kalat city on Friday. They were identified as Raheem Bakhsh and his son Sanaullah.  The assailants escaped the scene after the attacks. The bodies were shifted to the Civil Hospital Kalat and were later handed over the heirs after completion of medico-legal formalities.  The cause of the killing could not ...

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