Posts tagged as: Balochistan

Three Family Members Die In Khuzdar Blast

Khuzdar district, located in Balochistan, experienced a bomb blast resulting in the death of three family members and a critically injured child on Tuesday. Police stated that there were not any casualties when a homemade bomb blasted about three kilometers from Wadh Bazaar in the morning. About an hour later,  a subsequent bomb was launched […]

Senators Blame Intelligence Agencies following Balochistan Security Lapses

Following the suspected suicide bombing attack on the JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, senators criticized the country’s intelligence agencies for the recent security lapses in Balochistan. MQM member Tahir Mashhadi termed the attack an “intelligence failure” during a discussion in the house regarding the Quetta attack yesterday. In another unfortunate event, unidentified men had gunned […]

Several Shias Killed by Extremists

The Human Rights Watch recently released a report where they claim that the Pakistani government needs to take serious action regarding the Shia killings that are taking place in the Balochistan region of the country. Several people die due to this act in Hazara. The report included 62 pages and was given the name “We […]

Gunmen in Balochistan torch 20 NATO oil tankers, trucks

Unidentified gunmen in Balochistan Sunday attacked tankers and trucks, carrying oil and other supplies for NATO forces in neighbourig Afghanistan, and burnt 20 tankers, officials said. No one was hurt in the attack in Hub town, police said. The vehicles were heading to Afghanistan from the port city of Karachi when came under attack, a […]

Nine NATO oil tankers destroyed in Balochistan attack

Unidentified attackers in Balochistan Friday fired rockets on tankers, carrying oil for NATO forces in neighbourig Afghanistan, and destroyed nine tankers, officials said. A driver was killed and two others were injured in the attack in Qalat district, they said. Oil tankers, parked outside a roadside hotel, were attacked with rockets by the unidentified men, […]

Blast in Quetta kills two persons

At least two people were killed in a bomb blast in Quetta late Sunday, police said.   The blast on busy Saryab Road near a power station also injured nearly 10 people, police and hospital sources said.   The bomb was attached to a motorcycle and was detonated with the help of a remote-controlled device, a […]

UN ready to aid Pakistan following monsoon rains, floods

The United Nations says that it is ready to assist Pakistan if required, after monsoon rains and floods reportedly killed at least 120 people in the two Asian countries. “The (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and its humanitarian partners are reviewing the situation and stand ready to assist if required,” UN […]

Rains, floods kill 18 die in country

Heavy rains that caused floods in several parts of the killed at least 18 people on Saturday, officials said.  Seven persons died due to electrocution and other rain related incidents in Karachi.  Six people were killed and three injured when wall of a factory fell on a hut in due to heavy rain in the […]

Attack on check post in Balochistan kills 8 security men

Insurgents fired rockets on a check post of security forces in the restive Balochistan province and killed at least eight security men, officials said. A check post of coastguards at Sunsar area, some 100 kilometers away from Gwadar, the port city in Balochistan, came under rocket attack at 7 a.m. Several security men were also […]

MET office: Monsoon rain spell to continue until Tuesday

MET Chief Muhammad Hanaif has predicted that the recent monsoon spell in upper parts of the country will continue until Tuesday. However, seasonal low lies over Northwest Balochistan and adjoining areas with its trough extending Southeast wards, he added. The met office has predicted scattered rain-thundershower associated with gusty winds in Kashmir, Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Hazara, […]

SC orders local gov’t polls in September

The Supreme Court has directed the federal and provincial governments to hold local government elections in September. Hearing local bodies case in Islamabad Thursday‚ Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry noted that constitution has been violated by not holding the local government elections during the last five years. Advocate General of Punjab Mustafa Ramday said the […]

Gunmen burn three NATO containers near Quetta

  Unidentified gunmen on Monday torched three NATO containers near Quetta, police said.   Four militants on two motorcycles opened fire on the containers, forcing the drivers to flee and leaving their vehicles.   The gunmen then burnt the containers in the outskirts of Quetta, the capital of Balochistan, witnesses said.   The assailants fled […]


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