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Palm weaving: A dying art in Quetta.

QUETTA: With the rapid commercialisation of the society and influx of readily available products, the greatest blow has been felt by small scale household industries. In such a scenario, the profession of weaving date palm fronds is slowly and steadily vanishing from Quetta. Palm weaving  is in itself an art form which ...

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New Hub coal-fired plant to move economy, says Chinese financier.

The $2-billion project in Balochistan is expected to get operational in August, 2019 The post New Hub coal-fired plant to move economy, says Chinese financier appeared first on The Express Tribune.

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Terror attack on Quetta's lawyers throws city into judicial crisis.

Of the 280 practicing lawyers in Quetta, 56 were killed and 92 were injured leaving many without legal aid. The post Terror attack on Quetta's lawyers throws city into judicial crisis appeared first on The Express Tribune.

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Baloch people mark occupation days with #BalochistanIsNotPakistan campaign.

The pro-freedom Baloch political party 'Free Balochistan Movement' held protests and awareness campaigns in Balochistan and abroad to mark the 'Balochistan Occupation Day' yesterday.The Free Balochistan Movement meetings, protests and awareness campaign included a seminar in Afghanistan, a demonstration in Germany and ...

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PB-7 by-election: Unofficial results show JUI-F candidate winning Balochistan Assembly seat.

ZIARAT: The unofficial results of the by-election for PB-7 of Balochistan Assembly show Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl candidate Khaleel-ur-Rehman Domar has won the seat. As per the results obtained so far from 59 polling stations, Khaleel-ur-Rehman won with 13,211 votes, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's Noor Muhammad bagged 11,441 ...

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Punjab receiving lion's share of new gas schemes.

ISLAMABAD: The government has approved 97 natural gas expansion schemes worth more than Rs37 billion on the recommendations of members of parliament, most of whom belong to the ruling party's political base — Punjab.The 97 schemes were all approved after the prime minister recently relaxed a moratorium on the expansion of ...

- DAWN - PK

FC Balochistan foils IED attack.

RAWALPINDI: Frontier Corps Balochistan on Sunday effectively foiled an improvised explosive device attack on the road connecting Turbat and Dasht in Balochistan. According to Inter services Public relations , the FC, as part of the ongoing operation Radd ul Fasaad, was carrying out search and surveillance operation in the ...

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FC foils terror bid in Balochistan.

Recovers, diffuses IED planted to disrupt census process on Turbat-Dasht road The post FC foils terror bid in Balochistan appeared first on The Express Tribune.

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Voting ends for PB-77 by-elections in Ziarat.

ZIARAT: The voting time for the by-elections of the Balochistan Assembly's seat PB-77 on Sunday ended and counting of votes began. According to the district returning officer of Ziarat, eight candidates were contesting for the seat in Sanjavi in the district. A tough competition was expected among three candidates – ...

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Senior Pakistan al-Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike in Afghanistan.

Qari Yasin, a native of Pakistan's Balochistan region, was said to behind the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

By-elections begin on PB-77 in Ziarat.

ZIARAT: The by-election on the seat of PB-77 of the Balochistan Assembly started Sunday morning. According to the district returning officer of Ziarat, eight candidates are contesting for the seat in Sanjavi in the district. A tough competition is expected among three candidates – Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl's ...

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Afghanistan: 'High-profile' Al-Qaeda leader Qari Yasin killed in U.S. airstrike

, Mar. 26 : The U.S. Department of Defense has confirmed that a well-known Al-Qaeda terrorist leader, responsible for several attacks in Pakistan, was killed in a U.S. counter-terrorism airstrike conducted in Paktika Province, Afghanistan.The slain terrorist, Qari Yasin, was responsible for the deaths of dozens of innocent ...

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'Some people' don't want Balochistan to prosper: Chaudhry Nisar

QUETTA: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali said on Saturday that “some people” do not want Balochistan to prosper, and its children to attend school. He was addressing the 60th passing out parade of the Frontier Corp in Loaralai. “It is your duty to rid of terrorists and miscreants,” he told the ...

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Chaudhry Nisar tells new FC recruits they have to bring peace to Balochistan

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan addressed a Frontier Corps passing-out parade at Loralai on Saturday, instructing the new recruits that they would be responsible for bringing peace to Balochistan. Speaking at the ceremony, the interior minister said: 'You have to bring peace to Balochistan. This is your national ...

- DAWN - PK

Decision in Reko Diq case not final ruling, says AG

ISLAMABAD: Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf on Thursday claimed that the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes — a World Bank-funded tribunal — had accepted Pakistan's evidence against the international firm over the terminated Reko Diq mining contract.However, he contended that ICSID had declined ...

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Forests in danger of being axed in parts of Balochistan

QUETTA: Balochistan’s district Ziarat is well known for its greenery and scenic beauty. The contributing factor to this beauty is none other than the vast expanse of pine trees. In the province, pine trees have always been in danger from a disease or simply coming under axe. This time around, the trees are in peril as ...

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Local heroes honoured for their efforts in Quetta

QUETTA: To recognise the efforts of everyday heroes an award ceremony was held in the city on the occasion of Pakistan Day. Balochistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai was the chief guest at the event, which was held at Governor House on Thursday. The ceremony was attended by Commander Southern Command Lt General Amir Riaz, ...

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Murad wants control of dams on rotation basis for Sindh, Balochistan

Provincial government informed of an unexpected water shortage of 10% to 60% as dams go dry The post Murad wants control of dams on rotation basis for Sindh, Balochistan appeared first on The Express Tribune.

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