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Regional security, defence cooperation discussed as Iranian military delegation visits Pakistan

July 16, 2018 – 6:22 pm

A high-level Iranian armed forces delegation arrived in Pakistan on Monday on a three-day visit after receiving an invitation from Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, said a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).


TODAY IN NEWS



BALOCHISTAN

July 25 election being contested in environment of fear: Bilawal

QUETTA: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari  on Monday said the July 25 general election are being held in an “environment of fear”.

By Saadullah Akhtar July 16, 2018 – 6:29 pm

External powers want political instability in Pakistan: Haideri

QUETTA: We want to make Balochistan a role model for other provinces. The education, health and rule of law inside Balochistan should be exemplary for other provinces of the country. But regretfully, key external powers want political instability inside the country so that we could not be independent economically and politically, Ghafoor Haderi said.

July 16, 2018 – 3:15 am

Terrorists won’t succeed in getting polls postponed: Jam Kamal

QUETTA: President of Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) Jam Kamal Khan Aliyani said on Sunday that the whole Balochistan is under severed grip of grieve as more than 130 innocent people were martyred in a suicide attack in Dringarh.

July 16, 2018 – 3:12 am

EDITORAL

Mastung massacre

Killing around more than 149 people and injuring 180 people in two separate terrorist attacks, security threats exacerbate as elections approach. On Friday, 13th July 2018, Pakistan suffered from two major terrorist attacks, in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

July 16, 2018

Joint efforts against Daesh

The heads of intelligence services from Pakistan, Russia, Iran and China sat down for talks in Islamabad to discuss the rising threat of Daesh in Afghanistan. The participants “stressed the need for a more active inclusion of regional powers in the efforts” to bring peace to Afghanistan.

July 14, 2018

NAB transfers Rs1.30 billion to Balochistan’s Government

The National Accountability Bureau in collaboration with the Sindh government has recovered assets worth Rs1.30 billion and turned it over to the provincial government of Balochistan. The assets were largely real estate properties belonging to former finance minister Mushtaq Raisani.

July 14, 2018

EDITOR'S BLOG

OPINION

Will Sadiq Sanjrani’s appointment as Senate chairman help Balochistan in any way?
By Shezad Baloch – March 16, 2018
March 16, 2018 – 10:48 pm

Whether in the realm of politics or natural resources, Balochistan has always been a target for exploitation by politicians and other powerful forcesin Pakistan. Whenever Balochistan is mentioned, it isinvariably described as “the least developed region of Pakistan.”  It is always “volatile,” “neglected,” or “backward;” the region with “the worst health indicators” and“the poorest infrastructure;”the place where a majority of children are out of school and there is little access to even basic education.


PAKISTAN

Nawaz should be granted same relief as Zardari: Pervaiz Rasheed

ISLAMABAD: Senator Pervaiz Rasheed on Monday said former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar Awan should be granted the same relief as former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur.

By News Desk – July 16, 2018

SPORTS

Belgium outclass England in third-place play-off to clinch best-ever World Cup finish

Goals from Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard were enough for Belgium to beat a slow-going England and clinch third place in the World Cup.

By Sports Desk – July 14, 2018