Tag - Balochistan

Two Pakistani soldiers martyred in Balochistan

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement laid bare that two Pakistan Army soldiers were martyred when unknown terrorists ravaged a post of security forces in the Harnai area of Balochistan. According to the military’s media wing, “On [the] night [of] 13/14 August 22, terrorists fire raided a security forces post in general area Khost, near Harnai, Balochistan.” The ISPR said that the security forces successfully repulsed the distant fire raid and sought the fleeing terrorists into the nearby mountains.

Earthquake jolts Lasbela, Balochistan

According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), a 3.8 magnitude earthquake jolted Lasbela and other parts of Balochistan on Wednesday. The PMD’s National Seismic Monitoring Centre said the earthquake took place at 2:44 pm 103 kilometers northwest of the Bela area at the depth of 33km. Tremors were felt in the Lasebela district and its surroundings. So far, no casualties or injuries have been reported.

Heavy casualties in rain-hit Balochistan, KP

As huge rains and floods unleashed devastation in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, it left 19 more dead and hundreds of others stranded in both provinces. The Pakistan Army, and Frontier Corps have been aiding the civil administration in rescue and relief operations in the provinces. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif also visited the flood-affected areas of the province and reviewed the rescue and relief operations in the province.

At least 4 dead in monsoon rains in Sindh, Balochistan

It emerged that at least four people died in Karachi as the metropolis and other areas of Sindh witnessed heavy rainfall coupled with strong winds and thunderstorms on Saturday. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), heavy showers lashed DHA, Clifton, II Chundrigar Road, Ibrahim Hyderi, Korangi, Saddar, Sharae Faisal, Malir, and Stargate after 10 am today. The monsoon rains flooded the Korangi nullah after which the EBM Causeway was closed for traffic.

Pre-monsoon flooding wreaks havoc in Balochistan and KP

It emerged on Tuesday that Pre-monsoon rains wreaked havoc in various parts of Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), heavy rains caused floods and roofs to collapse, damaged crops and properties, and left several people dead and injured. In the Sonari area of Balochistan's Kohlu, the road connecting to Quetta had been swept away by flooding and several bridges were damaged.

Six BLF terrorists killed in Balochistan: ISPR

On Sunday, security forces killed six terrorists belonging to the Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) during a search operation in Paroom area in district Panjgur of Balochistan. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the forces conducted an operation on a tip-off regarding the presence of terrorists in Zamran Range near Paroom. "Once the troops started a clearance operation in the area, terrorists tried to escape from their hideout and opened fire on security forces," the statement said.

Committed to building economic zones in Balochistan, KP: PM Shehbaz

On June 15, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that it was his personal interest and commitment to building economic zones in Pakistan, particularly in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He was speaking during a visit to the Rashakai Special Economic Zone on Wednesday. Rashakai SEZ is a flagship project under the industrial cooperation of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework.

No-confidence motion filed against Balochistan CM Bizenjo

It emerged on Wednesday that a no-confidence motion was submitted against Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo in the provincial assembly. The motion bears the signatures of 14 lawmakers, including Bizenjo's predecessor Jam Kamal Khan Alyani of the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP). Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind, the parliamentary leader of the PTI in the Balochistan Assembly, filed the no-confidence motion.

Security forces kill ‘externally sponsored terrorists’

Hoshab: The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) announced in a statement that the security forces gunned down 10 "externally-sponsored terrorists" during an intelligence-based operation in the general area of Hoshab, Balochistan. "On February 23, based on information of the presence of terrorists camp and hideout in general area Hoshab, Balochistan, security forces conducted an operation to apprehend externally sponsored enemies of peace in Balochistan," said the ISPR. The troops cordoned off the area, the terrorists opened indiscriminate fire as they tried to flee from their hideaway, it added.

Six terrorists killed in Buleda: ISPR

It was reported on Wednesday that six terrorists were killed during an exchange of fire with security forces in Injirkan Range near the district's Buleda area Wednesday. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the deceased were involved in recent attacks on military personnel in Balochistan's Kech district. "Operations to eliminate such perpetrators of terrorist acts in Pakistan will continue and they will not be allowed to sabotage [the] peace, stability, and progress of Balochistan," the ISPR statement read.

Security forces kill terrorists in Balgatar

ISPR, the military's media affairs wing said on Friday that security forces killed three terrorists, including two high-value targets, in the Balgatar area of Balochistan's Kech district. It happened during a follow-up clearance operation at a hideout linked with recent terrorism activities in Panjgur. "The terrorists' hideout was surrounded on a major intelligence tip-off," the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement adding that three terrorists were killed in the incident.

Karachi to experience second spell of rain

On Thursday, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) announced that there would be another spell of rain in Karachi next week. Sardar Sarfaraz, Chief Meteorologist said Karachi would receive a second spell of rain during the winter season from January 5 to 6, 2022, while it may drizzle on January 4. He added that moderate to heavy rainfall was expected and a new westerly system of rain might enter the country through Balochistan on December 31.

First technical and vocational institute completes under CPEC

It was reported on Friday that Pak-china Technical and Vocational Institute in Balochistan had been completed and would be opened in February 2022. According to officials in Gwadar, this is the first of five China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects, but locals are unaware of the project. The project cost Rs 2.3 billion, of which 92% was invested by China.

Gwadar protestors call off sit-in

It emerged that the residents of Gwadar on Thursday called off their sit-in after successful negotiations with the government. They were protesting for their basic rights for more than a month. Earlier today, Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar alongside Minister for Defence Production Zubaida Jalal and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority czar Khalid Mansoor had paid a visit to Gwadar as per directions of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Slow pace development in Balochistan, PM Khan expresses concern

Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed his displeasure with the poor pace of development projects under the Southern Balochistan Development Package on Saturday, and requested that the Apex Committee meet once a month to examine the projects' progress. The prime minister, who presided over a high-level meeting to monitor the package's implementation, also directed that the execution committee meet every two weeks to expedite work on 200 development projects worth Rs. 655 billion.  

Strike in Quetta government hospitals

On Monday, Chief Justice Naeem Akhtar Afghan and Justice Abdullah Baloch heard the case. Young doctors' representatives appeared in court and were questioned thoroughly. Chief Justice directed the young doctors not to go on strike otherwise they would be imprisoned. Violation would result in contempt of court proceedings, he added.

Baluch Twins allege PISA of discrimination

Karachi: On Friday, it emerged that Lyari-based musicians the Baluch Twins accused the Pakistan International Screen Awards (PISA) of setting off against them by rescinding their plane tickets for the show in Dubai. The musicians posted an explicit video on their Instagram and told their account of events. On the other hand, the PISA organizers misinformed them that the flight was canceled by the airline.

80-year-old man gets a Ph.D. degree

Balochistan: It emerged on Thursday that Haibatullah Halimi, an 80-year-old man from Mastung, has accomplished a Ph.D. degree in political science at the University of Balochistan. Zahoor Ahmed Agha, Balochistan Governor was the chief guest at the varsity's convocation, commended his spirit to pursue education while ignoring age barriers.

Multiple injured in blast in Kharan

Balochistan: On Tuesday, according to the SHO Mohammad Qasim, at least 13 people were wounded, including four in a critical situation, in a blast in Kharan district, Balochistan. The four critical patients were shifted to Quetta while nine others were taken to the District Headquarters Hospital, he stated. 'The explosion occurred shortly after a vehicle of security forces passed through the area. The bomb was tailored in a motorbike,' he added.

Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo, to be sworn in today as Balochistan CM

Mir Abdul Qaddoos Bizenjo, the leader of the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP), will be sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Balochistan today (Friday) at 4 p.m. at the Governor House in Quetta. Governor Syed Zahoor Agha will swear in Bizenjo, who was elected Chief Minister of Balochistan without opposition. The news comes just one day after Bizenjo earned the support of PTI legislative leader Sardar Yar Mohammad Rind, who announced his withdrawal from the campaign and endorsement of Bizenjo for Chief Minister.

Balochistan Earthquake: Pak Army Urban Search and Rescue Team leaves Rawalpindi for Quetta

According to DG ISPR, the Pakistan Army's Urban Search and Rescue Team have departed Rawalpindi for Quetta. An urban rescue and search squad will participate in relief efforts. According to the Pakistan Army's Public Relations Department (ISPR), the Pakistan Army has arrived in the quake-affected regions of Harnai in Balochistan and has begun relief efforts. According to ISPR, Army doctors and paramedics supplied medical care, while the city administration also assisted with medical care. Army helicopters transported 9 wounded people to Quetta. President Arif Alvi has offered his condolences for the loss of valuable lives and property in Balochistan as a result of the earthquake.

Pakistan earthquake kills 20 people in Balochistan province

20 people were killed after an earthquake slammed Pakistan's Balochistan province early on Thursday. According to authorities, the death toll could rise, as many people were killed when buildings collapsed. According to the Reuters news agency, many of the victims were women and children. According to the US Geological Survey, the quake had a magnitude of 5.9 and occurred at a shallow depth of 9 kilometres. Shallow quakes have the potential to do more harm.  

National T20 Cup: four players test positive for Covid-19

Lahore: It was reported on Wednesday that four players of the Balochistan Team had tested positive for the covid-19. The infected players have been put in a 10-day quarantine. The tests of the other players and their families were negative that's why they were allowed to continue the National T20 Cup. Balochistan team was replaced with Southern Punjab for today's match.

Displeased BAP members demand CM’s resignation

It was reported that the disgruntled members of Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) demanded CM Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan Alyani's resignation by Wednesday evening. On Tuesday, Finance Minister of Balochistan, Zahoor Buledi (among the disgruntled members) said that 14 to 15 BAP members along with other parties' members showed a lack of confidence in the CM.

Missing persons case: CJP angry at IGP Balochistan

On Thursday, Gulzar Ahmed, Chief Justice of Pakistan took a jab at Inspector General of Police (IGP) Balochistan Mohammad Tahir Rai, over the issue of missing persons and called it 'humiliating the country'. He also rebuked him for not recovering a person missing for 7 years.

Balochistan Awami Party’s Intra Elections to be held next month

  Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal has announced that the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) will hold intra-party elections next month. Despite the difficulties in the new party, which performed well to serve the people, the Balochistan Chief Minister said on social media that the three-year presidency of the party was a source of pride and honour for him. Jam Kamal went on to say that the BAP is a camp where becoming furious with a few friends is a political process, and that internal issues would be resolved.

IS commander killed in Mastung, Balochistan

On Sunday, according to the spokesperson of CTD Balochistan, an IS commander was killed during a raid in Mastung Balochistan. He said that the operation was started when they received some information about the terrorist's presence. Ahmed, the deceased, was suspected to be the mastermind of the terrorist attacks on the Election rally in 2018.

Shehryar Afridi asks Balochistan Youth to Project True Image of Country on Digital Media

16th October, 2020, QUETTA: Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir Shehryar Khan Afridi has said that youth could change the destiny of the nation and project true image of Pakistan on digital media. He asked the youth to play a lead role in projecting true image of Pakistan on social media and foil the negative propaganda of the enemy against Pakistan.