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Father, son who died in Chinese consulate attack laid to rest in Quetta

QUETTA: Two visa applicants – Niaz Muhammad and his son Zahir Shah – who lost their lives in a foiled terror attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi, were laid to rest in Quetta on Saturday.  The funeral prayers of Muhammad, 56, and his son, 35, were offered in the Eastern bypass area of the provincial capital. A large number of people attended their funeral prayers. Niaz Muhammad is survived by his wife, seven daughters and three sons. The duo, who hailed from Quetta’s Pashtun Abad area, was at the Chinese…

Polling underway in NA-258 and PB-5 amid tight security

QUETTA: The polling for by-elections on NA-258 and PB-5 is underway on Thursday (today) amid tight security, ARY NEWS reported. According to details, the polling is currently in progress in 23 polling stations of National Assembly seat of NA-258 (Loralai-Musakhail-Ziarat) and 75 polling stations of PB-5 (Quetta-V). As many as 52,579 registered voters – 30,034 men and 22,545 women are exercising their right of vote. The election process, which started from 8:00 am in the morning will continue till 5:00 pm without any…

Modern railway station to be built in Gwadar, says minister

QUETTA: Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Wednesday said the Balochistan government has provided a piece of land to establish a new modern railway station in Gwadar. Speaking to media at Quetta Railway Station, he said the planned station would be a hub of China-Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC). Sindh Governor Imran Ismail and Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda also accompanied the minister during the visit. He further said Prime Minister Imran Khan would inaugurate the project of…

President Arif Alvi reaches Quetta on day long visit

QUETTA: President Dr Arif Alvi has reached Quetta on a day-long visit, ARY NEWS reported on Wednesday. During his visit of Balochistan's provincial capital, the President is scheduled to hold meetings with the Governor, Chief Minister, provincial ministers and the members of opposition. President Alvi will also address the members of Balochistan Assembly and will discuss the overall situation of the province with them. The President will also offer condolences to Deputy Speaker National Assembly Muhammad Qasim Suri…

Quetta constituency winner declared ‘foreign national’ during probe

QUETTA: A candidate belonging to Hazara Democratic Party (HDP) who emerged victorious from PB-26, Quetta, in the July 25 elections has been declared foreign national during probe of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) regarding dual nationality. According to details, Ahmed Ali Kohzad had won the elections on HDP ticket from PB-26. The candidate was investigated by the FIA and National Database Registration Authority (Nadra) over his purported dual nationality. Kohzad had received 5,117 votes against Muttahida…

Two security personnel martyred, three injured in Quetta ambush

QUETTA: Two security personnel were martyred, while three other sustained wounds as their convoy was attacked on Thursday in Washuk region in Balochistan. According to reports, the convoy was ambushed in Washuk district of Balochistan, when it was on the way to Khuzdar. It was also learnt that the vehicle of IG FC South, Major General Saeed Ahmed was also moving in the motorcade of the security officials. Earlier today, a policeman was targeted in Nawa Kali area of Quetta in indiscriminate firing of unidentified…

‘Two football stadiums of international standard to be constructed in Quetta, Gwadar’

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani has said two football stadium of international standard would be constructed in Quetta and Gwadar, Balochistan. "Brazil has always extended cooperation for promotion of sports, particularly football but we are eager to seek further cooperation for promotion of this game in the country," he said this in a meeting with Brazilian Ambassador Claudio Raja Gabaglia Lins at the Parliament House. "Football is very popular game in Balochistan, however, the players need…

Quetta gets high-speed internet

ISLAMABAD: Quetta will now be getting high-speed internet, high-definition television and crystal-clear voice calls after a fiber-optic broadband service provider added Quetta to its network. An announcement to this regard was made during an event in the city where Senator Naseebullah Khan Bazai was the chief guest. Addressing the ceremony, Bazai said, “Fiber-optic broadband internet access paves way for economic growth by allowing access to technological innovations prevalent in more urbanised regions.” The senator…

Quetta going dry, faces intense shortage of water

QUETTA: Pakistan's southwestern city, Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan is going dry due to dry weather for last five months and lowering graph of ground level water. Recently, the Pakistan Metrological Department warned that nine cities in Balochistan including Quetta, Dalbandin, Nok Kundi, Gwadar, Panjgur, Pasni, Ormara, Turbat and Jiwani are at risk of drought because they didn’t receive enough rainfall. Several localities of the city are water stressed while a number of the city areas are facing intense…