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Widespread rains expected in Karachi, other parts of Sindh, Balochistan

KARACHI: Widespread rains are expected in Hyderabad, Thatta, Karachi, Shaheed Benazirabad, Makran and Kalat divisions, according to the Met Office. Monsoon currents from Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal are penetrating upper, central and southern parts of the country, it said. A westerly wave is also active over upper parts of the country. Weather Forecast […]

Captain Aqib Javed martyred in Balochistan attack laid to rest

QUETTA: Captain Aqib Javed, who embraced martyrdom in an attack in Balochistan, was buried with complete military honour on Sunday. He was laid to rest in his hometown, Sargodha. President Arif Alvi and Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa laid floral wreath at the martyr’s grave. The martyred captain was to be married […]

Met Office forecasts near normal monsoon in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Metrological Department (PMD) forecasts overall near normal monsoon in the country. PMD has suggested to federal and provincial governments for correct and quick response, adequate safeguards and Remedial measures to be adopted, in the National Monsoon Contingency Response Directive-2019 (NMCRD-2019). The NMCRD-2019 has been released by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), […]

Mastermind of Chinese consulate attack arrested

ISLAMABAD: Rashid Brohi, the suspected mastermind of the 2018 bomb and gun attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi, has been captured. Brohi, a member of defunct Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), was wanted by Pakistan for planning the terrorist attack. At least four people, including two policeman and two civilians, were killed when armed men […]

France returns smuggled archaeological artifacts of Pakistan

PARIS: A large number of smuggled archaeological artefacts of Balochistan, Pakistan, which were seized by the French Customs at the Paris Airport during the years 2006-2007, came to closure with their formal handing over to Pakistan, says a press release received from Paris here today. Rodolphe GINTZ, Director General of Customs and Indirect Rights, Ministry of […]

Need to woo Akhtar Mengal to block ‘anti-people’ budget: Farhatullah

ISLAMABAD: PPP leader Farhatullah Babar has urged opposition parties to put up a united front in order to block what he described as anti-people budget of the PTI government. Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, Farhatullah Babar suggested that opposition parties woo BNP-M chief Sardar Akhtar Mengal to thwart the government’s bid to get the budget […]

Newly merged KP districts, Balochistan remain top priority: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the provision of basic facilities to the newly merged areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was a top priority of his government. The PM was talking to Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shah Farman and Chief Minister Mahmood Khan who called on him in Islamabad today (Saturday). The government was also paying […]

Two FC soldiers martyred in Harnai, Balochistan: ISPR

HARNAI: Two FC soldiers embraced shahadat in a terrorist attack during Eid patrolling in Balochistan on Thursday. The attack took place in Harnai district of the province, according to ISPR, the media wing of Pakistan army. The Shaheeds include Sepoy Yar Muhammad aged 23 years of Kuch District Sibi, Balochistan and Sepoy Mehtab Khan aged […]

Australia willing to support Pakistan for water conservation

ISLAMABAD: Australia is willing to provide technical knowledge and support in drought mitigation and water conservation in Pakistan, especially in Balochistan and parts of interior Sindh. This was stated by Australian High Commissioner in Pakistan Ms. Margaret Adamson, who called on Chairman NDAM, Lieutenant General Muhammad Afzal in Islamabad on Monday. Ms. Adamson visited the […]

Family, workplace, and social change

There is a recent report that a female member of the Balochistan provincial assembly was asked to leave after she brought her infant into the chamber. The report was quickly buried in the mainstream media but social media had something of a field-day with it, pointing out that there were child-care/crèche facilities in what looks […]

Federal govt denies reducing, delaying funds transfer to provinces

KARACHI: The Ministry of Finance has dismissed reports that it has reduced or delayed the transfer of funds to any of the provinces under the NFC Award. In a clarification issued on Monday evening, the ministry said all the provinces have been receiving their share in accordance with the NFC Award. “The Federal Government makes […]