Balochistan

  • Pakistan: 1 killed in attack on polio team 4 days ago

    Karachi: An official was killed on Monday when motorcycle-borne armed men attacked a polio vaccination team in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province, seriously hampering the drive to eradicate the crippling disease. A campaign official said that armed men opened fire at the team in Pishin's Karbala area and killed the levies official....
  • Moderate quake jolts southwestern Pakistan June 13, 2014

    Islamabad: A moderate quake of 5.3 magnitude on Friday jolted southwestern Balochistan province of Pakistan but officials said that there were no reports of damage or casualty. The epicentre of the quake was in Khuzdar city - about 300 km from the provincial capital Quetta - at a depth of 26...
  • Musharraf's plea for exemption from court appearance dismissed April 30, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf's plea seeking exemption from appearing in person in the Akbar Bugti murder case was today dismissed by a court. Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa of the Balochistan High Court dismissed an application submitted on behalf of the former president. Isa directed the government to...
  • Pakistan: Blast hits bus with Shia pilgrims in Balochistan province, 23 killed January 22, 2014

    Twenty-three Shia pilgrims, including women, returning from Iran were killed on Tuesday when a powerful bomb blast hit a bus in the restive Balochistan province of southwest Pakistan. Another 32 people were injured in the blast that occurred on the Pakistan-Iran highway in Mastung district when the bus with around 50...
  • Seven rescued from Pakistan lawmaker's 'private jail' January 13, 2014

    Seven people, including two women, were rescued during a raid on a "private jail" of a Pakistani provincial lawmaker, a media report said. The raid was conducted by police and Anti-Terrorist Force (ATF) on the private jail of former provincial education minister and member of Balochistan assembly Sardar Abdul Rehman Khetran...
  • Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan rules out talks with government November 22, 2013

    The Pakistan Taliban has ruled out the possibility of holding any peace talks with the Pakistan government, a media report said on Friday. Shahidullah Shahid, spokesman of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), said they would not forgive the killers of Hakimullah Mehsud and would chase them even in the far-flung areas of...
  • Suicide car bombing kills 15 people in northwest Pakistan October 3, 2013

    A suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into the compound of a rival militant commander in northwest Pakistan on Thursday, killing 15 people, a government official said. The commander, Nabi Hanfi, was not present at the time of the attack, said Wajid Khan, a local government administrator. Hanfi has...
  • Terrorism is as much a concern of Pakistan as it is to India: Sharif to Manmohan September 29, 2013

    Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh that terrorism is as much a concern of Pakistan as it is to India. Pakistan Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani, briefing the media on the Sharif-Manmohan talks, said that the Pakistan prime minister had also raised the issue of "external...
  • Massive aftershocks jolt Pakistan's quake-hit areas again, tremors felt in Delhi September 28, 2013

    Several cities of Pakistan's Sindh and Balochistan provinces were on Saturday hit by a massive aftershock measuring 6.8, three days after a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck the region killed over 500 people. Tremors were also felt in Delhi late on Saturday morning. The India Meteorological Department said the quake struck with...
  • Balochistan: 2 Pakistan generals, journalists escape rocket attack on their choppers September 26, 2013

    Two senior Pakistani Army Generals, travelling to oversee earthquake relief operations, had a miraculous escape on Thusday after their helicopter was attacked with rockets over the restive Balochistan province. Rockets were fired at two helicopters, one carrying the generals and the other had journalists on board, a Frontier Corps official said....
  • Death toll in southwest Pakistan reaches 217, rescue operations underway September 25, 2013

    The death toll in the devastating earthquake that struck havoc in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province rose to 217 on Wednesday, amid fears that it is likely to go up. Many of the far-flung areas in Balochistan are yet to be reached by rescue teams because of the terrain and lack of...
  • 80 killed as earthquake measuring 7.7 on Richter Scale strikes southwest Pakistan September 25, 2013

    Eighty people were killed and about another 80 injured when a 7.7-magnitude earthquake hit southwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, with officials saying more persons could be buried under the rubble of collapsed homes. At least 80 people have been killed so far in the quake that struck Awaran district in Balochistan province,...
  • Earthquake kills over 40, damages houses in southwest Pakistan September 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Tremors were felt in parts of northern India this evening after an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale rocked Pakistan's Balochistan area. The tremors were felt around 5 PM in the national capital, border areas in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer and Barmer, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. There were no immediate...
  • Over 33 killed, 20 injured in Pakistan earthquake September 24, 2013

    Over 30 people were killed and over 20 injured after an earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale hit parts of Pakistan on Tuesday afternoon. Awaran district, located 645 km away from Balochistan's capital Quetta, was the worst hit area where 30 people were killed and a dozen others injured in...
  • Massive earthquake in Pakistan kills 10, damages houses September 24, 2013

    Islamabad/Karachi: A major 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit southwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least 10 people and damaging several houses near the epicentre in a remote part of Balochistan province. Ten people were killed and several houses and shops were damaged in Awaran area of Khuzdar district in Balochistan, Geo News channel...
  • NATO oil tankers attacked in Pakistan September 13, 2013

    At least nine oil tankers, carrying supplies to the NATO forces were destroyed in an attack in Balochistan on Friday, Pakistani media reported. The attack took place in Qallat district of Balochistan, Geo News reported. According to police, the tankers caught fire when unidentified motorcycle-riding attackers targeted them with rockets, the Dawn...
  • Militants kill four, torch NATO oil tankers in Balochistan province August 25, 2013

    Armed militants killed four people, including two policemen, and torched NATO oil tankers on Saturday in separate incidents of violence in Pakistan's troubled Balochistan province. The militants killed four persons in the volatile Kach and Sibi districts while the oil tankers carrying fuel for NATO forces in Afghanistan were torched in...
  • Kashgar-Gwadar corridor will benefit China, Pakistan, asserts Sharif August 24, 2013

    Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said the Kashgar-Gwadar corridor, connecting China to a Pakistan port, would generate employment opportunities and bring prosperity to the country. Sharif on Friday said the project would open up new areas for economic activity and generate employment, Xinhua reported. The corridor is a 2,000-km transport link connecting...
  • Two security men killed in Quetta check-post attack August 18, 2013

    Quetta: Two officials of the Frontier Corps were killed and one gunman was shot dead during an attack on a security check-post in Quetta in Pakistan's troubled Balochistan province on Sunday, police said. Police said two men on a motorcycle had opened fire on the FC checkpost on Saryab road in which two...
  • Pakistan: 22 killed in twin blasts in Balochistan July 1, 2013

    Islamabad: At least 22 people were killed and over 60 injured in twin bomb blasts that occurred in Quetta city of Pakistan's Balochistan province Sunday night, local media and officials said. Hospital officials said the dead bodies, including of women and children, and over 60 people with multiple injuries were brought...
  • Pakistan blasts: One arrested for attack at hospital June 15, 2013

    Islamabad: Twin blasts in Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta on Saturday afternoon have killed 20 people, including eleven female students, a police officer and three soldiers who died in gunfire, and injured at least 20 others. The first blast took place on a bus carrying students of a women's university...
  • Pakistan: Terrorists destroy Jinnah's historic residence June 15, 2013

    Islamabad: A historic 121-year-old building used by Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Balochistan was destroyed after terrorists targeted it with bombs and gun fire that triggered a blaze. The terrorists of the Balochistan Liberation Army targeted the Quaid-e-Azam Residency in Ziarat, a holiday resort located about 120 km from...
  • Pakistan: Blast in Quetta kills 12, over 20 injured May 23, 2013

    Islamabad: A bomb blast ripped through a bus carrying security personnel in Quetta city of southwest Pakistan on Thursday, killing 12 people and injuring more than 20, police officials said. The bomb, planted in an auto-rickshaw, went off as the bus carrying Balochistan Constabulary personnel was passing through Bhosa Mandi area...
  • Pakistan: PML-N to form coalition govt in Balochistan May 18, 2013

    Islamabad: The PML-N and two nationalist parties have agreed to form a coalition government in Balochistan but differences remain on the issue of choosing a Chief Minister for the insurgency-hit province in southwest Pakistan. The Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PMAP), which represents the Pashtuns living in northern parts of Balochistan, emerged...
  • Pak: Imran's party to form govt in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa May 14, 2013

    Islamabad: Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf is set to form government in the militancy-hit Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province with the backing of the Jamaat-e-Islami while the PML-N and several smaller parties are expected to form a coalition in the restive Balochistan province. The Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf emerged the single largest party in Khyber-Pakhtunkwa by...
  • Pakistan polls: 16 killed in violence in Balochistan May 12, 2013

    Quetta: The voting for historic general elections in Pakistan was marred with violence as at least sixteen people died in poll related violence in the troubled Balochistan province in south-west Pakistan. As many as 10 persons died and 15 others sustained injuries on Saturday when a bus carrying supporters of...
  • Pak police arrests Musharraf over killing of Baloch leader May 2, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistani police on Thursday arrested and interrogated beleaguered former President Pervez Musharraf over the killing of Baloch leader Akbar Bugti in a 2006 military operation, one of three high-profile cases that have dogged him since he returned to the country from self-exile. A team of Balochistan Police arrested the former...
  • Pakistan: Former premier Sharif escapes plane accident April 20, 2013

    Lahore: Former premier Nawaz Sharif had a narrow escape when his chartered aircraft made an emergency landing in this eastern Pakistani city on Friday after one of its windows developed a crack. The PML-N chief was flying from Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province, to Hasilpur district in Punjab, 400...
  • Aftershock rocks Pakistan after massive Iran earthquake April 17, 2013

    Islamabad: A strong 5.7 magnitude aftershock on Wednesday rocked a remote region of Balochistan province where an earthquake killed dozens and flattened hundreds of houses even as Pakistani troops raced to provide aid to victims. The epicentre of Tuesday's 7.8 magnitude quake lay in southeast Iran but most of the...
  • Pakistan: Quake leaves 34 dead, more than 150 injured April 17, 2013

    Islamabad: At least thirty-four people were killed and about 150 more injured when hundreds of buildings collapsed in Balochistan province of southwest Pakistan on Tuesday during a massive earthquake that was felt across the region. Most of the deaths were recorded in remote Panjgur and Kharan districts of Balochistan. Officials...