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Suspected LJ leader killed in Mastung operation

QUETTA: A suspected militant leader of the banned Lashkar-i-Jhangvi was killed during a search operation jointly launched by the police and Frontier Corps in the mountainous areas of Splingy and Qabu of Mastung district. Addressing a press conference along with FC Sector Commander Brigadier Tasawar on Monday, Deputy Inspector General …

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Produce missing persons in courts, says PTM

MINGORA: Leaders of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) have said that they do not want terrorism in their areas anymore and called for an end to the alleged profiling of Pashtun people as terrorists. They were speaking at a public gathering at Kabal ground here on Sunday which was attended …

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3 dead in suspected target killing in Quetta: police

At least three people were killed and two others injured in a firing incident in Quetta on Sunday evening, DawnNewsTVreported. According to police, unidentified attackers opened fire at people sitting inside a shop on Quetta’s Jan Muhammad Road. The assailants managed to escape unhurt after the attack, police said. The injured …

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Pakistani Gwadar Port, a double-edged sword for Iran

TEHRAN, Apr. 24 (MNA) – Gwadar port is located in the province of Baluchistan in Pakistan and on the coast of Arabian Sea. The port’s plan was first established in 1954 when it was owned by the Oman’s kingdom. The distance between Gwadar and Karachi, the main commercial city of …

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Mengal asks people to unite for Balochistan’s development

QUETTA: Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) president Sardar Akhtar Jan Mengal has urged people from all communities living in Balochistan to get united for development and prosperity of the province. Addressing a public meeting at Railway Hockey Ground on Saturday, he said the BNP-M was a national democratic political party which …

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CPEC dominates transport sector

ISLAMABAD: The ‘transport and communication’ (T&C) sector remained heavily influenced by projects related to China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) during the outgoing fiscal year with focus not only on building roads and improving the rail network but also on establishing new communication lines. Amongst the new initiatives in the sector …

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Thirsty to thriving? Parched Pakistani port aims to become a new Dubai

Reuters GWADAR: For over a decade, Pakistani officials have dreamed of transforming the small but strategically located fishing port of Gwadar + into a duty-free port and free economic zone – Pakistan’s answer to Dubai. The aim is for Gwadar – located on the Arabian Sea near Iran and the mouth of the Persian Gulf …

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Pakistan Pashtun rights movement grows, defying military

AFP PESHAWAR: Pakistan’s powerful military, long accused by outsiders of backing Islamist militant groups, is facing an unexpected challenge — a charismatic young Pashtun man who won’t keep quiet. Fellow Pashtuns have rallied behind Manzoor Pashteen in a dramatic outpouring of frustration over accusations of discrimination and extrajudicial killings at the hands of men …

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Chinese giant to build Gwadar’s first luxury Golf Community

LONDON: State-owned Chinese construction company China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) has announced that it has entered into agreement for the construction of Gwadar’s first luxury gated Golf Community with a Pakistani company. Empire Properties, the Pakistan registered company, and the CCECC have signed a memorandum of understanding as the …

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5 suspected militants killed, 10 arrested in Balochistan

Security forces neutralised five suspected militants in Balochistan’s Dera Bugti district on Saturday, security officials told DawnNewsTV. In an operation conducted in the Bambore area, 10 suspected militants were also arrested and a huge cache of arms and ammunition, including anti-aircraft guns, anti-tank mines and other weapons was recovered. “The dead …

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