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Balochistan Paving the Way for Robotics Education in Pakistan

By: Saeed Yousuf QUETTA: The Secretary Secondary Education Department Balochistan, Mr. Abdul Fateh Bhangar chaired a high profile discussion on bringing science and robotics initiatives into public school education in Quetta on Monday. Attending the meeting were representatives from nine robotics organisations from across Pakistan, who briefed Mr. Bhangar and other officials of the school education department on innovations in ...

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Drug Abuse Spirals Up Alarmingly in Kalat

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch Ghulam Sarwar, 21, a young boy with a disability and untidy dress is always seen begging in Kalat Market. He does not beg to feed his family members but to buy packet of cigarette and most importantly the packs of Heroin which he needs twice a day. “I was addicted to Hashish in the school age ...

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Controversies Fill Air about UoB’s Administrative and Financial Matters

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch An hunger strike by the activists of different students’ organizations staged outside the Quetta Press Club in protest against incumbent administration of University of Balochistan (UoB) has entered its 125 day. UoB is the largest and the only university in Balochistan’s capital city Quetta, where students of province can acquire higher education with a reasonable fee ...

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Four die of gas suffocation in a coal mine in Quetta

QUETTA: At least four miners died after inhaling toxic gases inside a coal mine in Quetta’s Sanjdi area on Friday morning. The incident took place in Sanjidi coal mine, located some 45 km away from the provincial capital of Quetta, in which, two other miners were rendered unconscious. The miners were working thousands of feet deep inside the mine when ...

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Suspected Ansarul Sharia members arrested in Balochistan

QUETTA: During different search operations in areas of Quetta and Pashain security officials have arrested three more members of banned outfit Ansar-al-Sharia. According to media reports Professor Mushtaq and Mufti Habib, were arrested from the province during intelligence based operations, who are said to be teachers of Ansarul Shariah members arrested from Karachi. “The newly-emerged outfit Ansar-ul-Sharia Pakistan (ASP) comprised ...

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Thousands of Rohingyas Fleeing Violence Are Stranded on the Bangladesh-Myanmar Border

By :Rezwan Violence between an insurgent group and Myanmar’s security forces during the last week of August 2017 drove thousands of Rohingya Muslims to enter Bangladesh in search of refuge. The surge led Bangladesh to begin to restrict crossings, meaning many others were turned away and left to wait on the border. Members of Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) staged a major coordinated attack on around ...

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Construction of (First Phase) of Kachhi Canal Completed

QUETTA: Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Pakistan has announcement that the Prime Minister will inaugurate the Kachhi Canal (First Phase) in the second week of September. According to WAPDA press release, following completion of the project, WAPDA Thursday has started filling water in the 363-kilometer long main canal from the head regulator located at Taunsa Barrage to test the ...

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UBL, Chinese Firm Sign MoU To Promote Economic Development of Gwadar

KARACHI: United Bank Limited (UBL) and China Overseas Port Holding Company (COPHC) recently entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for “Framework of cooperation” to promote economic development of Gwadar and its free economic zones, a statement said on Wednesday. The two institutions have mutually agreed to cooperate for banking services in response to strategic national priorities of China and ...

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11 Years of Bughti’s Assasination: Understanding What Balochistan has Undergone

By: Mariyam Suleman Balochistan fell into a terrifying chaos after Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti was killed on 26th August 2006. Although the news about the death of Nawab Bugti was confirmed hours later, hundreds of protesters demonstrated on roads the same night. This time, the protests did not limit to the provincial capital of Quetta or to the tribal areas ...

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PTV Quetta Has Reached to Worst Situation Due To Non-Technical Staff: Ayub Khoso

By: Naseeb Malik QUETTA: Renowned TV artist Mr Ayub Khoso has said that PTV Quetta center has reached to worst situation, due to non-technical staff of center. Mr. Ayub Khoso said this in a press conference held by local artists of Baluchistan at Quetta press club, here on Wednesday. Mr Ayub Khoso said that the objective behind establishment of PTV ...

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