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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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Uplifting Educational Indicators is Utmost Responsibility of Teachers: Secretary Education Balochistan

QUETTA: Secretary Education Mr. Abdul Fateh Banger in a surprise visit to Sandamen High School Quetta said that uplifting Educational indicators is utmost responsibility of the teachers. In addition he said that, it has been found that public educational institutions are lagging behind the rest of other private institutes in provision of quality education. Elaborating more secretary said: “Government is ...

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Laptop Distribution Ceremony at Balochistan UET Khuzdar

By: Ubaid Zehri KHUZDAR: The Laptop distribution ceremony under “Prime Minister’s Laptop Scheme phase- III” was held on 22nd August, 2017 at auditorium of Balochsitan UET Khuzdar. The Honorable Prof. Brig (R) Engr. Muhammad Amin, SI (M), Vice Chancellor, Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology, Khuzdar graced the occasion as the chief guest and Mr. Muhammad Hashim Ghilzai, Commissioner Kalat ...

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Initiative Launched to Include Modern Education in Seminaries in Balochistan

QUETTA: The Balochistan government on Thursday launched an accelerated learning pathway (ALP) programme to bring religious seminaries operating in the province into the mainstream. The ALP seeks to broaden the scope of education in the seminaries and has been jointly launched by the provincial government and the Balochistan Rural Support Program (BRSP), a non-government organization operating in Quetta and Pishin ...

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University of Lahore and AGAHI Sign a Collaboration Agreement to Leverage Skills on Futures Research

LAHORE: AGAHI a not-for-profit organization and the country partner of the Millennium-Project, a Global Futures Studies & Research participatory think-tank signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Lahore focusing on establishing Pakistan’s first ever Foresight Lab; envisioning a knowledge exchange initiative that would beacon an effective and efficient way for attaining mutually compatible goals of technological innovation, enhancing ...

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