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Iranian forces fire mortar shells into Panjgur

GWADAR: Iranian forces fired about half a dozen mortar shells into Pakistani territory near the Panjgur border in Balochistan on Saturday, according to official sources. The shells were fired by Iranian border guards without provocation. The shells landed and exploded in an open space in the Parako area, a small …

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Talks on Iran nuclear deal amid questions on US commitment

VIENNA: Talks on the Iran nuclear deal got underway in Vienna today amid growing questions about the US commitment to the plan. President Donald Trump has vowed to walk away from the 2015 agreement in mid-May unless European countries join the US in addressing what the president says are its fatal flaws. …

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SC asked to declare Sanjrani’s election illegal

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has been requested through a petition to declare the entire process of electing Sadiq Sanjrani as chairman of the Senate illegal, void ab initio and in violation of the Constitution. The petition, filed by Ammar Hussain Khushnood, sought a declaration that the qualifications for a person …

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Chahbahar and Gawadar are sister ports: Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today said Chahbahar and Gawadar are sister ports and complement each other in promoting future trade, transit and connectivity. Chahbahar, the port in the Sistan-Balochistan provinceon the energy-rich nation’s southern coast is easily accessible from India’s western coast and is increasingly seen as a counter to Pakistan’s Gwadar Port, which is being developed with …

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Efforts to educate Balochistan will truly come to fruition when guns are set aside

Zubeda Mustafa THE infamous legacy of ‘enforced disappearances’ that the Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet left behind has, unfortunately, been picked up by Pakistan. This phenomenon is today a source of great human agony in the country with thousands believed to have been abducted, many for political reasons. Balochistan has …

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Two killed, seven injured in Kila Saifullah explosion

Quetta-At least two persons were killed and seven members of a family were injured when an explosion occurred inside a house in Balochistan’s Kila Saifullah district on Thursday, DawnNewsTV reported. The injured, which included women and children, were shifted to District Headquarters Hospital in Kila Saifullah. The house collapsed as a result …

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Ziaratwal made opposition leader in Balochistan PA

QUETTA: Balochistan Assembly Speaker Raheela Hameed Khan Durrani has appointed Abdul Rahim Ziaratwal of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) as new leader of the opposition in the assembly with immediate effect. According to an official notification issued here on Thursday by the assembly’s secretary, the speaker has declared Mr Ziaratwal …

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Pakistan criticized for human rights violations in Balochistan and Sindh

According to Indian media, organizations from Balochistan, Sindh and PoK have raised the issue of human rights violations by Pakistan at the 37th Session of the UNHRC in Geneva in the last couple of days.  The members of Baloch Republican Party (BRP) accused Pakistan of “looting” the precious natural resources …

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Democracy’s reversal

I A Rehman THE dust raised by the Senate elections will take time to settle. The election of a member from Balochistan as the Senate chairmanwould have been considered a step towards democratic development if the manoeuvring that preceded it had been above board. But as the sun went down last …

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Chinese company operating Gwadar lacks NoC, Pak NA body told

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Finance on Tuesday was informed that the Ministry of Interior had not yet issued security clearance to M/S China Overseas Ports Holding Company (COPHL), which is building and operating the Gwadar Port, causing the parliamentary panel to ask the authorities to probe this …

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