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3 Commanders Among 21 Militants Lay Down Arms In Dera Bugti

Date: 22 Jan, 2017

    3 Commanders Among 21 Militants Lay Down Arms In Dera Bugti
Twenty-one militants, including three commanders, have laid down their arms in Dera Bugti, Balochistan, and joined the national mainstream. Security sources told TNN that three commanders of the banned Baloch Republican Army (BRA) along with their aides laid down their arms before the security officials and chief of Kalpar tribe,...
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Two Policemen Shot Dead In Quetta

Date: 17 Jan, 2017

    Two Policemen Shot Dead In Quetta
Two policemen have been killed in two separate incidents in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan. Police said unknown armed men on a motorcycle opened fire on Havaldar Naweed Shahzad at Joint Road on Monday night, leaving him dead. A traffic police personnel, Altaf Hussain was also shot dead by unknown...
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Score Of Vehicles Stranded As Snow Block Lakpass Tunnel In Balochistan

Date: 16 Jan, 2017

    Score Of Vehicles Stranded As Snow Block Lakpass Tunnel In Balochistan
Score of vehicles stuck in different areas of Balochistan after Lakpass Tunnel linking Quetta with the rest of Balochistan was blocked because of heavy snowfall in the province. District Administration in the presence of deputy commissioner launched rescue operation to reopen the blocked Lakpass Tunnel. Lakpass Tunnel which link other...
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15-year Record Of Snowfall In Northern Balochistan Broken

Date: 15 Jan, 2017

    15-year Record Of Snowfall In Northern Balochistan Broken
The 15-year record of snowfall has broken in northern part of Balochistan, including Quetta. Most of the highways are closed for traffic due to heavy snowfall, while power supply is also suspended in 10 districts of Balochistan due to some technical fault in the 220-KV transmission line.
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China Provides Two Ships To Pakistan For CPEC Sea Route Security

Date: 15 Jan, 2017

    China Provides Two Ships To Pakistan For CPEC Sea Route Security
China has given to two ships to Pakistan for the security of sea route of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). According to media reports, these two ships equipped with modern weapons will be part of the Pakistan Navy fleet.
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CM Zehri Announces To Establish Six Rescue Centres In Balochistan

Date: 13 Jan, 2017

    CM Zehri Announces To Establish Six Rescue Centres In Balochistan
Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri has announced establishment of six Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) rescue centres in six districts of the province. The chief minister said while inaugurating the PDMA mobile support unit bus on Thursday that the performance of PDMA is appreciable.
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450 Students Complete Technical Training Courses In Balochistan

Date: 12 Jan, 2017

    450 Students Complete Technical Training Courses In Balochistan
A certificates distribution ceremony among students completing 14 different technical courses from Balochistan Institute of Technical Education was organised in Quetta on Wednesday. Balochistan Transport Minister Jaffar Mandokhel and civil and military officers attended the ceremony. On the occasion, certificates were distributed among 450 male and female students who completed...
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Polio Virus Confirmed In Four-month Old Boy In Qilla Abdullah

Date: 11 Jan, 2017

    Polio Virus Confirmed In Four-month Old Boy In Qilla Abdullah
Officials of the Health Department have confirmed a new case of polio in a four-month-old boy in Qila Abdullah district of Balochistan. The officials while quoting the parents of the baby said that he developed fever and weakness in the limbs in December. He was taken to a doctor in...
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Key BLA Commander Badini Surrenders To Government

Date: 09 Jan, 2017

    Key BLA Commander Badini Surrenders To Government
A prominent commander of the banned Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) Balakh Sher Badini has laid down arms along with other militants and surrendered before government officials here on Monday. Badini announced this during a ceremony held at the Madadgar Cell of the Frontier Corps (FC). Balochistan Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Bugti,...
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Six FC Personnel Injured In IED Blast In Quetta

Date: 02 Jan, 2017

    Six FC Personnel Injured In IED Blast In Quetta
At least six personnel of the Frontier Corps, Balochistan were injured when their vehicle was targeted with an improvised explosive device (IED) on Western Bypass here on Monday, police said. According to FC spokesman, the personnel were on routine patrol when their vehicle was attacked with the IED planted on...
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Measles Claims Nine Children In Zhob, Awaran Districts Of Balochistan

Date: 24 Dec, 2016

    Measles Claims Nine Children In Zhob, Awaran Districts Of Balochistan
At least nine children died due to measles in Zhob and Awaran districts of Balochistan as the disease turned into an epidemic in some parts of the two districts, officials said here on Saturday. According to them, Sara area in district Zhob and Tansar union council of Awaran district are...
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Five Security Men Injured As DPO’s Convoy Attacked In Awaran Distirct

Date: 17 Dec, 2016

    Five Security Men Injured As DPO’s Convoy Attacked In Awaran Distirct
At least five security personnel were injured when the convoy of government officers was attacked in Awaran district of Balochistan on Saturday, police said. According to police, the District Police Officer Aziz Jakhrani and Assistant Commissioner Fayyaz Ali were on a routine patrol in Jhao area of the district when...
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Seven Injured In Grenade Attack On National Party’s Office In Turbat

Date: 12 Dec, 2016

    Seven Injured In Grenade Attack On National Party’s Office In Turbat
At least seven people were injured in a hand grenade attack on National Party’s office in Turbat district of Balochistan on Monday, police said. According to police unidentified militants hurled a hand grenade on the office of National Party located on the district courts road. The hand grenade exploded with...
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Students Imparted Technical Training In Quetta

Date: 12 Dec, 2016

    Students Imparted Technical Training In Quetta
Certificates, stipends and sewing machines were distributed among the youth of Baluchistan under Prime Minister Youth Skills Program during a ceremony held here in Quetta on Sunday. Assembly Speaker Baluchistan Raheela Durrani also attended the ceremony which was organized by Parwa Welfare Society.
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Five Militants Killed In Pishin In Encounter With FC

Date: 05 Dec, 2016

    Five Militants Killed In Pishin In Encounter With FC
At least five militants were killed in an operation conducted by paramilitary forces in Pishin district of Balochistan on Monday, officials said. Security sources told TNN that personnel of Frontier Corps after receiving intelligence information about the presence of some militants, conducted an operation in Huramzai area of district Pishin,...
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637 AIDS Patients Registered In Balochistan

Date: 01 Dec, 2016

    637 AIDS Patients Registered In Balochistan
Different awareness programmes have been arranged in Balochistan, including Quetta, in connection with the World AIDS Day. The provincial AIDS control programme officials told TNN that this day is being observed in memory of the people who died due to this deadly disease and to create awareness among...
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Five Militants Killed In Sibi Search Operation

Date: 30 Nov, 2016

    Five Militants Killed In Sibi Search Operation
The security forces have claimed killing five militants during a search operation in Balochistan. The Frontier Corps (FC) spokesman told TNN that the FC and a sensitive organisation conducted search operation in Tali area of Sibi on a secret information about the presence of militants.
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Two Private Security Guards Killed In Firing On Chinese Company Vehicles In Pasni

Date: 27 Nov, 2016

    Two Private Security Guards Killed In Firing On Chinese Company Vehicles In Pasni
Two private security guards accompanying officials of a Chinese oil and gas exploration company were killed when militants opened fire on the vehicles of the company in Pasni tehsil of Gwadar on Saturday. Security sources said four officials of the Chinese company CGE along with three drivers and three private...
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Irani Diesel, Smuggled Cloth, Vehicles Worth Rs58 Million Recovered In Balochistan

Date: 25 Nov, 2016

    Irani Diesel, Smuggled Cloth, Vehicles Worth Rs58 Million Recovered In Balochistan
The Custom Department of Balochistan has confiscated Irani diesel, smuggled cloth and vehicles worth Rs58 million during the last one month. Custom Intelligence Balochistan Director Irfanur Rehman and Deputy Director Inamullah said while talking to media persons in Quetta on Thursday that the Custom Department has accelerated operation against smuggling...
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Awareness Seminar To Avoid Gas-related Mishaps Held In Quetta

Date: 24 Nov, 2016

    Awareness Seminar To Avoid Gas-related Mishaps Held In Quetta
The Sui Southern Gas Company on Wednesday organised a seminar in Quetta to create awareness about the careful use of gas to avoid accidents and mishaps. The Ulema of the area also participated in the seminar organised at Quetta Press Club. The Sui Southern officials said 25 people had lost...
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100 Laptops Distributed Among BU Students

Date: 23 Nov, 2016

    100 Laptops Distributed Among BU Students
QUETTA, 23 November: Free laptops were given to as many as 100 students of the Balochistan University under the Prime Minister Laptops scheme. Balochistan Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri and other
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Oath-taking Ceremony Of Workers Confederation Held In Quetta

Date: 23 Nov, 2016

    Oath-taking Ceremony Of Workers Confederation Held In Quetta
The Workers Confederation on Tuesday organised the oath-taking ceremony of the labour union at Quetta Press Club. Balochistan former chief minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch and representatives of different labour unions attended the ceremony.
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Balochistan Cable Operators Suspend Service In Protest Against DTH Auction

Date: 22 Nov, 2016

    Balochistan Cable Operators Suspend Service In Protest Against DTH Auction
The cable operators of Balochistan have suspended cable service in the whole province in protest over auction of direct to home (DTH) licence. The Balochistan Cable Operators Association president Babrak Khan said while addressing a press conference on Monday that the issuance of DTH licence by the Pakistan Electronic Media...
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Three FC, One Police Personnel Killed In Quetta Firing

Date: 20 Nov, 2016

    Three FC, One Police Personnel Killed In Quetta Firing
Three Frontier Constabulary (FC) and one police personnel were killed in firing of unknown militants in Quetta on Saturday. The militants opened fire on the FC personnel at Fatima Jinnah Road in the provincial capital, leaving FC man Younis and traffic police personnel Shah Wali dead on the spot, while...
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Woman Among Three Killed In Balochistan Over Land Dispute

Date: 19 Nov, 2016

    Woman Among Three Killed In Balochistan Over Land Dispute
Three people, including a woman, were shot dead over a land dispute in Loralai district of Balochistan on Friday. Police said Malik Khan Kadezai allegedly opened fire on his cousins on a land dispute in Dargai area, killing Ghulam Nabi and Naseeb Khan on the spot, while a woman also...
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Two Militants Killed In Dera Bugti

Date: 18 Nov, 2016

    Two Militants Killed In Dera Bugti
The Frontier Constabulary (FC) has claimed killing two militants in Balochistan. The FC spokesman Khan Waseh said an operation was carried out in Dawi Wad area of Dera Bugi on a tip off about the presence of militants on Friday. He said two militants, affiliated with a banned organisation, were...
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Pakhtun Women Countering Stereotypes To Learn Driving
Like other fields of life, women of Khyber Pakhtunhwa and FATA have also started learning driving and they are now fulfilling their needs of life without being dependent on male members of the family....
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Cricketer Muhammad Asif Praises Fata Players’ Talent
Pic by Hanifullah (1)Test cricket Muhammad Asif has said there is immense cricketing talent in the federally administered tribal areas (Fata) and if provided opportunities, players from Fata will be no match in the countr...
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Reconciliatory Jirga In Bajaur Resolves 36 Disputes In Two Years
Photo by the authorA reconciliatory body constituted by a former bureaucrat has succeeded in peacefully resolving as many as 36 tribal disputes during the past two years. Haji Said Ahmad Jan, who served as assistant po...
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Sale And Use Of Traditional Pashto Music Instruments On Decline
The manufacturing and use of traditional Pashto music instruments are on a decline due to increasing use of electronic gadgets and computer and internet technology. Traditional music like Tambal an...
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Free Of Cost Treatment Being Provided To Children With Cleft Lips, Palates At RMC Peshawar
Thousands of children are born with cleft lips and palates in Pakistan every year and parents of such children face many difficulties in their treatment. Doctors say the treatment of children born wit...
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