Balochistan lawyers boycott courts in commemoration of Aug 8, 2016 attack

Lawyers across Balochistan on Monday boycotted courts to mourn the August 8, 2016 carnage which claimed more than 70 lives, including 56 members of the legal fraternity in Quetta. No lawyer appeared in court and black flags were hoisted outside court buildings to mourn those who passed away in the deadly suicide …

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Can CPEC weather Pakistan’s political storm?

In a highly partisan political environment, China reiterated its neutrality towards the internal affairs of the country by stating its resolve to abide by ‘a strategic cooperative partnership with Pakistan’. Despite this stance the momentum of the CPEC initiative seems to have been compromised over the last two months. Senior …

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Pakistan rejects allegation army is pushing militants into Afghanistan

The Foreign Office (FO) on Monday rejected an Afghan governor’s allegation that the Pakistan Army’s Operation Khyber-IV was meant to push militants into Afghanistan. “The militants, most of them influenced by [the Pakistani military], are sent across the Durand Line. It [the Pakistani military] wants to show that it has …

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Wadh in Southern Balochistan as the centre of militant web in Pakistan

Reuters SHIKARPUR: The confession of a Pakistani teenager who was captured moments before carrying out a suicide attack has given police a rare glimpse into a militant network they say is behind the recent surge in sectarian violence. Usman‘s testimony, a copy of which has been seen by Reuters, describes …

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India sees Iran’s Chabahar ‘a gateway to golden opportunities’

PTI Keen on boosting bilateral trade and ties, India and Iran have expressed commitment to operationalize the strategic Chabahar Port at the earliest. On the sidelines of the inauguration of the second tenure of Hassan Rouhani as the President of Iran, the Indian union minister Nitin Gadkari, representing Prime Minister …

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US desire to win Afghan war increases pressure on Pakistan

WASHINGTON: The new emphasis in Washington on the need for Pakistan to do more against militants is linked to the Trump administration’s desire to win the Afghan war. Usually on weekends the United States media focuses on human interest stories, but this weekend there are almost a dozen reports explaining how the …

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Balochistan’s first Telefilm SANGAT to hit Cinemas

QUETTA:Balochistan’s First contemporary Movie “Sangat” to be released soon in cinemas to entertain Balochi audience. A story of five friends, with mixture of Action, Drama and music is filmed in Oman (A gulf State). Cast of the movie belongs to Balochistan but currently residing in Oman. Production team of the …

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Nimroz melon, watermelon yield goes up by 80pc

ZARANJ (Pajhwok): There has been an 80 percent increase in the watermelon and melon yield this year in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Sunday. Agriculture and Irrigation Director Akbar Sharifi told Pajhwok Afghan News Nimroz had produced 160,000 to 170,000 tonnes of watermelon and melon last year. The fruits …

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Four terrorists killed in Balochistan operation:ISPR

QUETTA:  according to ISPR press release, Frontier Corps Balochistan conducted an operation the province’s Dera Bugti and Kohlu areas. According to the ISPR, the operation was carried out upon a tip-off in which four terrorists were killed during shootout with the FC. In the operation, several militant hideouts were also …

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CPEC may be hit by political changes in Pakistan, says Chinese expert

BEIJING: A Chinese expert has admitted that the recent political developments in Pakistan would affect the $50 billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) because some “variable factors” would come into play. The expert also said that some political parties in Pakistan have cast doubt on some specific items in their …

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