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Thursday, August 22, 2019 | Today's Paper

Taliban killing in Kuchlak

By Editorial

August 22, 2019 – 7:00 am

A recent wave of attacks against the Afghan Taliban in various parts of Balochistan Province has killed several leaders of the militant group. A bomb on Friday at a madrassa in Kuchlak, outside Quetta, killed the brother of Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, according to sources. In a separate assassination on Saturday , militants killed Mullah Muhammad Azam Akhund, another key Taliban leader and a close ally of Haibatullah in Killi Qasim of Kuchlak, the ministry sources said.

General Qamar Bajwa’s Extension

By Editorial

August 21, 2019 – 7:00 am

Prime Minister Imran Khan has given a three-year extension to General Qamar Javed Bajwa, the country’s army chief, in view of the ‘regional security environment’. That the announcement has come more than two months before the date of retirement was presumably meant to put an end to speculation at a time of confrontation on the LoC and the working boundary and the worrisome situation in Indian occupied Kashmir.

Population policy in Balochistan

By Editorial

August 20, 2019 – 7:00 am

The perils of a runaway population are well known. Balochistan has been increasing with 3.37% which is a large number as compare with other three provinces, is often described as a ticking time bomb in this respect. Indeed, we are already witnessing the fallout of a piecemeal, half-baked approach to population planning over the decades.

Nawab Amanullah Zarakzai’s assassination

By Editorial

August 19, 2019 – 7:00 am

Chief of Zarakzai tribe sub-clan of Zehri tribe and senior leader of Balochistan National Party (BNP)  Nawab Amanullah Zarakzai among his grandson and two gunmen have been shot dead during early hours of Saturday night at Balbal area of Zehri district Khuzdar.

Solidarity message and diplomatic win

By Editorial

August 17, 2019 – 7:00 am

The Pakistani’s and Kashmir are inextricable. The message was once again conveyed to the India and the world community in very clear manner when all segments of society, political parties and the armed forces of Pakistan marked Independence Day on Wednesday in solidarity with their Kashmiri brethren against the illegal acts of India in the occupied territory.