Quetta: At least eight people were killed and another injured in a gun attack on the outskirts of Quetta on Thursday.
According to police, the incident took place at a fruit and vegetable market in Hazar Ganji area on the outskirts of Quetta where unknown gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying members of Hazara community.
Eight men of Hazara community were killed in the attack on the spot while another was wounded, SSP Sariyab Imran Qureshi told a private TV channel. He said the victims were going out of city when the attack occurred.
The bodies and injured were shifted to civil hospital Quetta and Bolan Medical Complex for medico-legal formalities.
A police official, while speaking to reporters, said the community members usually travel with police escort mobiles; however, the victims of today’s firing ca More details
Quetta: Hazara Democratic Party has announced to observe strike in Balochistan on Friday, October 24 against Quetta incident.
Hazara Democratic Party in press conference in Quetta said that the party would observe black day and complete shutter down strike today (Friday).
Shia organizations including Masjis Wahdit Muslimeeen has also condemned Thursday attack and snnounce country wide day of mourning.
At least eight people were killed and two injured in a firing incident near vegetable market in Hazar Ganji on Thursday, October 23.
According to reports, the assailants fired on a mini bus of Hazar Community when they were going back their homes after purchasing the fruits item. More details
Quetta: Maulana Fazlur Rehman Thursday escaped life attempt as a suspected suicide attack occurred near his vehicle after a public rally in Quetta.
At least three people were killed while more than a dozen others sustained injuries as an explosion took place near Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) public gathering in Quetta on Thursday soon after Maulana left rally.
The explosion took place on Mechangi Road, killing at least three people and shattering glasses of nearby buildings.
Firing was also heard at the site following the explosion, eyewitnesses said.
All the gates of JUI-F public rally venue have been shut after the explosion.
The injured persons have been rushed to the Civil Hospital. Maulana, while talking to media said he remained safe in the suicide attack because of his bullet proof vehicle.
JUI-F chief said that he was More details
Sialkot: Indian forces have continued the series of firing and shelling near the Line of control (LoC) on Thursday, officials said.
Indian forces have targeted settlers in Charwah Sector, Bajra Garhi, Nagaur, Parel, Beeni Sulehrian, Naoni and other villages due to which people have started to migrate to safe havens.
Earlier, India forces had resorted to unprovoked firing and shelling at Charwah Sector on Wednesday.
Indian forces targeted Bajra Garhi, Charwah, Domala, Tulsipur, Gor, Baghiari and other villages.
Meanwhile, Chenab Rangers responded effectively to the Indian aggression.
Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) have opened fire and shelled Pakistani territory in recent days, leaving at least 12 civilians dead and forcing thousands to flee their homes.
The LoC is a de-facto border that divides Kashmir into Ind More details
Peshawar: At least six suspected militants were killed and seven others injured in fresh clashes with security forces in Sipah area of Bara, officials said on Thursday.
Meanwhile, two security personnel embraced martyrdom and ten others sustained injuries.
The militants killed in Thursday clashes were reported belong to banned terror outfit "Lashkar-e-Islam".
The operation, code-named "Khyber One", started from October 16, comes against the backdrop of a broader military operation in the lawless North Waziristan region south of Khyber, where the Pakistan Army has been battling to contain the insurgency since June.
The fighting concentrated around the remote Tirah valley and Bara area in Khyber Agency, where different terrorist groups have been holed up since the start of the operation in North Waziristan.
According to reports, more than 50 terrorists have b More details
ABBOTABAD: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chairman Dr. Tahirul Qadri Thursday said that he ended his over two-month long Islamabad sit-in to transform it into a countrywide movement.
“The battle has not ended yet, rather it has begun now,” Qadri said while addressing a public rally in Abbottabad.
Qadri has said that Abbotabad has given its verdict in the favor of revolution.
Responding to criticism on ending Islamabad sit-in, Tahirul Qadri said that Islamabad sit-in was never ended. ‘Revolution’ march was the first phase of the revolution.
Next phase was the sit-in, he said. PAT chief said that he wanted to end the government in the first phase but God had other plans.
He said that the movement has now spread throughout the country. He said that people have now stood up for the first time after the Pakistan National Alliance movement of 1977. He said that the ‘GoNawa More details
Islamabad: Special Advisor to Prime Minister on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz has said that dictation of India over Kashmir issue is unacceptable, new and solid message regarding Kashmir issue would be given to world including New Delhi.
In an interview Sartaj Aziz has said, if Kashmir is not an issue then why 0.7 million soldiers have been deployed in Kashmir and holding guns on each other at LOC, Pakistan will not sit silent until Kashmir issue is resolved, he added.
He said, When Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif went to India to attend Oath taking ceremony of Indian Prime Minister then restoration of relation and negotiation between both countries were discussed but the Issue of Kashmir was off the table due to India\s stubbornness
He said, however, Pakistan cannot ignore Kashmiris and would move forward for negotiation.
Sartaj Aziz has said that, Pakistan will not accept the superiority of India and would continue high lig More details
ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Thursday approved a unanimous resolution against unprovoked Indian aggression and shelling from across the line of control and the working boundary, Samaa reports.
The resolution was tabled by PM’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz.
The resolution condemned killing of innocent civilians as a result of Indian firing and mortar shelling on Pakistani border areas. Around 14 civilians have so far been martyred and several others have been injured due to unprovoked firing in recent weeks. The response given by the Pakistan Army was appreciated in the resolution.
Speaking on the occasion, Federal Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said that the Pakistani army is fully capable to respond appropriately to Indian aggression.
But he said Islamabad did not want to escalate tensions between the two nuclear-armed nations.
“Our desire for peace should not be tak More details
ISLAMABAD: Opposition leader in National Assembly (NA) Syed Khurshid Shah has said end to dharnas is neither victory nor defeat of any one but it is victory of all.
“ End to dharnas is neither victory nor defeat of any one but it is victory of all. There is no room for criticizing any one and it is responsibility of government to go ahead through consultation process keeping in mind the prevailing situation”, he said this while speaking in National Assembly (NA) here Thursday.
He held Tahir ul Qadri has gone back but government should not feel happy over it because a parliamentarian group is still sitting outside there which is Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaf.
Appealing to Imran Khan to end dharna and come back to parliament he made it clear that parliament is the proper forum and its voice is powerful and is heard outside.
He said firing on LoC is regr More details
QUETTA: Banned outfit Jundullah has claimed the responsibility of the suicide attack on Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUIF) chief, Maulana Fazlur Rahman.
TV reports quoting the commander of banned Jundullah, Ahmed as saying that his organization waged today’s attack on Maulana Fazlur Rahman.
In a short statement, he said that his organization targeted the JUIF chief due to his pro-democracy approach.
Earlier, Maulana Fazlur Rahman had a narrow escape from a suicide blast, which took place immediately after his address with a public gathering at Mekangi Road, Quetta. The blast however left two dead and 23 injured, out of which four were said to be in precarious condition at a hospital More details