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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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Letter: An act of violence in Science College

By Manzoor Tareen Government Science College Quetta has a history of interfaith harmony. This institute has seen ethnic based violence in past but never on sectarian lines. Few days back an intimidating incident took place in the premises of the hostel of government Science College that destroyed the tranquillity of the institute. Student wing of a sectarian Organization cordoned off ...

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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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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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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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Pashtunwali and Foreign Militants in FATA

By Yousaf Kakar The invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 by the red army, did not only bring changes in political and social sphere of Afghanistan but as well as in adjacent tribal areas (FATA), meanwhile it also badly tarnished the notion of Pashutnwali. The invasion by the Red army attracted the fanatical Muslims of the world to Afghanistan in order ...

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Myth of Kalabagh Dam

Adnan Aamir Kalabagh dam is a regularly debated issue in political landscape of Pakistan. It often comes under discussion and that’s followed by intense debate for and against its construction. Recently this issue was once again brought in limelight when Imran Khan announced to support construction of Kalabagh dam. Although, He later on backtracked from his statement and said that ...

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