Baluchistan

  • Strong quake strikes western Pakistan, no casualties reported September 24, 2013

    Karachi: A strong earthquake struck a remote mountainous part of western Pakistan on Tuesday and was felt as far away as the Indian capital of New Delhi, hundreds of miles to the east, where buildings shook. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The United States Geological Survey said that...
  • Pakistan: Blast victims' families refuse to bury dead February 19, 2013

    Quetta: Families of those killed in last week's bombing in Quetta have refused to bury the dead as a mark of protest. 89 Shia muslims were killed in the blast and 200 others were injured. The police have claimed the bomb was hidden in a vehicle and was triggered by a...
  • Pakistan: Quetta blast toll rises to 81 February 17, 2013

    Islamabad: The death toll in a devastating bomb attack that targeted Shia Hazaras in Quetta city of southwestern Pakistan rose to 81 as several persons died in hospital and bodies were pulled out of the rubble of collapsed buildings, officials said. About 40 people were killed instantly when hundreds of...
  • Pakistan: Another bomb blast in Quetta January 15, 2013

    Islamabad: At least five persons were injured on Tuesday when a bomb went off at an animal market on the outskirts of Quetta city in Southwest Pakistan. The incident occurred at the market in Sibbi Road, a suburb of the capital of Balochistan province. Staterun Radio Pakistan reported that at least...
  • Pakistan: Govt imposes governor's rule in Baluchistan January 14, 2013

    Quetta: The Pakistan government has imposed governor's rule in the troubled province of Baluchistan after dissolving the ruling provincial government. Prime Minister, Raja Pervez Ashraf made the announcement late Sunday night after prolonged talks with Hazara Shia leaders who were staging a sitin to demand the dismissal of provincial government...
  • Pakistan: 103 dead, 270 injured in series of bomb blasts January 11, 2013

    A series of six bomb blasts in two Pakistani cities left over 103 people dead on Thursday and over 270 injured. Twin suicide attacks that were a few minutes apart ripped through Balochistan's capital Quetta while the second attack was in Swat valley where the explosion took place in the...
  • Pakistan: 19 killed in attack on Shiites December 30, 2012

    Quetta, Pakistan: A suicide bomber driving a vehicle packed with explosives rammed into a bus carrying Shiite Muslim pilgrims in southwest Pakistan on December 30, killing 19 people, a government official and eyewitnesses said. Earlier on Dec 30, 21 tribal policemen believed to have been kidnapped by the Taliban were...
  • Pakistan: Government spokesman shot dead December 17, 2012

    Quetta: Police say gunmen killed a provincial government spokesman in southwest Pakistan in an apparent sectarian attack and then shot to death two nearby policemen. Police official Hamid Shakeel says the attackers shot dead Khadim Hussain Noori on Monday in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province. Noori was the provincial spokesman...
  • Gunmen kill 18 in Pakistan bus attack: Police November 3, 2012

    Islamabad: Gunmen attacked a bus in Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province on Friday, killing at least 18 people including a woman and a child, police said. Most of the victims died from fire caused by the attack at a petrol station in Khuzdar, a town about a fourhour drive from Quetta....
  • Gunmen kill 18 bus passengers in Pakistan: Police July 7, 2012

    Quetta: Gunmen on motorcycles attacked a bus in southwestern Pakistan near the Iranian border on Friday, killing 18 people and wounding two, Pakistani police said. The attack occurred when the bus, which was heading for Iran, stopped at a roadside shop in the Kech area of Baluchistan province, the police said....
  • Pakistan: gunmen attack Shiite pilgrims, 26 dead September 20, 2011

    Islamabad: Gunmen opened fire on minority Shiite Muslim pilgrims traveling through southwest Pakistan on Tuesday, killing 26 people in an apparent sectarian attack, officials and survivors said. The pilgrims were traveling by bus through Mastung district in Baluchistan province on their way to the Iranian border when the attack occurred, said...
  • Hotel bomb kills 12 people in Pakistan August 14, 2011

    Quetta: A bomb attached to a timer ripped through a twostory hotel in Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province on Sunday, reducing the building to rubble and killing 12 people, police said. The attack in the town of Dera Allah Yar also wounded 23 people, said Jawed Iqbal Gharshin, the police chief in...
  • Q&A with author of 'The Wandering Falcon' May 9, 2011

    CNNIBN's Amrita Tripathi in conversation with author Jamil Ahmad, about his latest piece of fiction 'The Wandering Falcon'. Amrita Tripathi: You've served in the Frontier Province and in Balochistan these are areas the rest of the world sees as largely lawless and ungovernable or terrorist havens. How do you perceive...
  • Captors free abducted UN official at the Afghan border April 5, 2009

    Islamabad: An American UN worker kidnapped near the Afghan border more than two months ago was abandoned by his captors on Saturday, a police official said, but the militant violence plaguing Pakistan continued its relentless pace, as a suicide bomber attacked a paramilitary base in the capital, killing eight. John...
  • US' plans to broaden air strikes in Pak meets roadblock March 20, 2009

    New Delhi: Washington's plans to curb the Taliban's influence in Pakistan by broadening air strikes is meeting road blocks. Just days after reports that the US would conduct military strikes, using CIA drones in Baluchistan, Defense Secretary Robert Gates has now ruled that out. Sources say Washington is worried about...
  • Pakistan: AlQaida, Taliban are not in Baluchistan March 19, 2009

    Washington: The Pakistan government does not believe Taliban or alQaida officials have moved from the tribal border region to Pakistan's southwesternmost province and would oppose expanding US drone strikes there, a government official said on Wednesday. The Pakistani reaction followed a New York Times report Tuesday that the Obama administration is...
  • UN official abducted in Pakistan still alive: Reports February 23, 2009

    New Delhi: Abductors of UN official John Solecki have said that he will be killed within the next 72 hours if their demands are not met. Solecki is being held captive somewhere in Baluchistan. His kidnappers the Baluchistan Liberation United Front said that they had extended a 72 hour deadline for...
  • UN official kidnapped in Pakistan killed February 23, 2009

    New Delhi: Geo TV has confirmed that the kidnapped UNHCR official John Solecki has died while in custody of his Pakistani kidnappers. There were reports earlier that said that the UN fears for staff member kidnapped in Pakistan. The UN refugee agency had expressed serious concerns about the health of Solecki,...
  • Pak upset over its truncated map in US daily November 24, 2008

    New Delhi: A redrawn map of South Asia that appeared in The New York Times showing a truncated Pakistan, reduced to an elongated sliver of land, has sparked fear among military planners in Islamabad. Many in Pakistan fear that India and Afghanistan are colluding to destroy the only nuclear poweredMuslim nation...
  • Earthquake kills 160 in Pak, higher toll feared October 29, 2008

    Karachi: Pakistani rescuers have pulled 160 bodies from the rubble of mudwalled homes in Baluchistan province after a powerful earthquake hit the area on Wednesday, a district government official said. "Our rescuers are still working but we've recovered 160 bodies from various villages in Ziarat," said the district's chief administrator,...
  • 20 injured in blast at rally in Pakistan | Close shave for US envoy August 26, 2008

    Peshawar, Pakistan: A blast hit a rally promoting autonomy for Pakistan's gasrich Baluchistan province on Tuesday, wounding more than 20 people, while in the city of Peshawar shots were fired at US consulate staff. Violent incidents have been increasing in nucleararmed Pakistan in recent weeks, while its ruling...
  • Bomb rips through bus in Pakistan, 7 killed October 20, 2007

    Pakistan: A bomb ripped through a bus parked at a terminal in southwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing seven people and wounding six others, police said. The explosion occurred in Dera Bugti, a tribal town in insurgencyhit southwestern Baluchistan province, police officer Raja Bashir said. The victims were standing around the bus,...
  • World Bank dams Baglihar project June 21, 2007

    New Delhi: India may have to abandon the ambitious Rs 4,500crore Baglihar hydroelectric project under construction on the Chenab in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir. Sources tell CNNIBN that the World Bankappointed neutral expert Raymond Lafitte wants India to incorporate some major changes in the basic design of the dam. The...
  • Pak arrests over 40 Taliban suspects October 7, 2006

    Islamabad: Pakistani police on Saturday arrested over 40 suspected Taliban fighters in a series of raids in the southwestern province of Baluchistan near the Afghan border officials said. The arrests were made in the provincial capital Quetta and in a raid on a hotel in the nearby town of Kuchlak. ''We have...
  • Baloch spurn Musharraf's talks offer September 6, 2006

    Quetta: Key opposition parties of Baluchistan spurned Islamabad's offer for talks on Wednesday to resolve the developing imbroglio in the country's largest province following last month's killing of Baloch leader Akbar Khan Bugti. The opposition has gathered under the umbrella of the Alliance for Restoration of Democracy (ARD) and the...
  • Baloch party quits provincial assembly September 4, 2006

    Quetta: The Baluchistan National Party (BNP), led by Akbar Baloch, resigned on Monday from the provincial Assembly of Baluchistan. After putting in their papers, the BNP, which has four representatives in the Assembly, said that after the killing of Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti, this Assembly had no meaning,...
  • Neighbour incited Baloch trouble: Pak August 31, 2006

    Islamabad: Without naming any nation, Pakistan on Thursday said a "neighbouring country" had supplied a large quantity of ammunition and money to the slain Baloch nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti for his campaign against the government. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Sher Afgan Khan Niazi told the National Assembly that a "huge...
  • Baloch leader demands Bugti's body August 31, 2006

    Quetta: Senior Baloch National Party leader Ataullah Khan Bugti has said that all links between Balochistan and the rest of Pakistan will remain cut off till the Islamabad military authorities do not hand over the body of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti. "We are not convinced that Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti...
  • Baloch cutoff road ties with Pak August 30, 2006

    Quetta: As a direct fallout of last Saturday's killing of Balochistan leader Akbar Khan Bugti, the agitation in Baluchistan is now spreading, and on Wednesday, the main RCD Highway connecting Baluchistan to the rest of Pakistan was sealed by protesting Baloch. Life in Quetta, besides other parts of Balochistan has...
  • 3 killed in blasts after Bugti's funeral August 30, 2006

    Quetta (Pakistan): Gunfire and rioting broke out for a fourth straight day on Tuesday after the funeral Nawab Akbar Bugti who was killed by Pakistani forces. Three factory workers were killed in a restaurant bombing amid widespread violence in southern Pakistan. More than 10,000 mourners attended the funeral in the Baluchistan...