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Iran has handed over 100 Pakistani nationals at Taftan

Iran has handed over 100 Pakistani nationals to authorities at Pakistan-Iran Taftan border crossing in Balochistan. The Pakistani nationals were arrested from different cities of Iran without valid documents, IRNA reported. The deportees would be handed over to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for further interrogation after completing initial inquiry. Pakistanis …

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First polio case of 2018 reported in Balochistan

The first polio virus case of 2018 was reported in Balochistan’s Dukki district on Thursday. Sources in the Balochistan health department told DawnNewsTV that a three-year-old child fell prey to the crippling virus. Samples of the child’s blood were sent to a laboratory and the results confirmed the presence of polio virus …

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How Chahbar port could heighten India-China tensions

Bloomberg TEHRAN: A remote Iranian port could be the next trigger for geopolitical tensions between rivals China and India. India has pledged more than $500 million to develop the strategically located port of Chabahar — roughly 1,800 kilometers (1,110 miles) from the capital Tehran — since it first expressed interest in 2003. …

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Up to a million children in Balochistan not getting school education, Supreme Court told

The Supreme Court was told on Monday that up to a million children in Balochistan are not going to school, DawnNewsTV reported. A three-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, conducted a hearing on the suo motu notice taken on Balochistan’s healthcare, education and water crisis …

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Only Education can take Balochistan towards prosperity: Akhtar Mengal

QUETTA: The Chief of Balochistan National Party (BNP) and former CM Balochistan Sardar Akhter Jan Mengal said on Sunday that, education is weapon which will end the sense of deprivation from Balochistan. “Unfortunately despite spending million of rupees, still schools in Balochistan are depicting a worse image, majority schools in our province …

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Balochistan CM urges estranged leaders to return home

QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo has urged the self-exiled and disgruntled Baloch leaders to come back to the country to play their role in the development of the province. Speaking at a condolence reference for late journalist Siddiq Baloch, which was organised by the Balochi Adabi Academy …

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Protest camp against enforced disappearances

LAHORE: With entire area around the protest having posters and pictures of the missing persons, including Raza Khan, the protestors put up a spirited show for four hours at their protest camp outside the Lahore Press Club on Saturday. Many new faces who have not normally been part of such …

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Hasil Bizenjo says security establishment wields supremacy in country

HYDERABAD: National Party’s Senator Mir Hasil Bizenjo has said that security establishment has enjoyed supremacy over the past 40 years and it has remained intact to date regardless of who rules the country. He said at a condolence meeting organised by Jam Saqi Yadgar Committee to pay tribute to democratic …

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Chabahar project not in competition with CPEC: Iran’s ex-foreign minister

KARACHI: Iran’s former foreign minister Kamal Kharazi has said the perception in Pakistan that Iran’s Chabahar port, including subsequent development of roads and railways networks for enhancing the country’s trade, is a ‘rival project’ of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), is not correct. He was speaking at a roundtable discussion …

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Anatomy of 18th Amendment and answers to its critics

Umar Cheema ISLAMABAD: A lot of debate has taken place on 18th Constitutional Amendment with a little effort to educate public about it. Questions have been raised and repeated instead of finding answers. That the amendment is overall good nevertheless problematic is an argument being framed. What are the problems …

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