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Markan: Terrorists shot 14 passengers dead on Coastal Highway

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MAKRAN: Terrorists offloaded passengers from a bus on Coastal Highway near Ormara here today and shot at least 14 of them.

According to sources privy to NPTV some 20 unidentified gunmen (wearing FC uniforms) stopped passenger buses plying from Karachi towards Gawadar. At 1am they offloaded sixteen passengers from a bus carrying over 36 passengers in Buzi Top area and killed forteen of them at close range after identifying the victims by means of their NICs.

Prime Minister Imran Khan condemning the act of terrorism sought report into the incident. He has ordered the concerned authorities to identify the culprits and book them under Anti-Terrorism Law. 

Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal stated that such acts were on the agenda of anti-state elements as they wanted Balochistan to remain backward region sans any development: “Progress will continue no matter what”, he held. 

“These cowardly terrorists showed the extent of their barbarism by murdering innocent passengers,” the CM maintained. 

“The people of Balochistan look upon terrorists who follow the agenda of foreign elements with hate. Through the support of the people, terrorism will be eliminated and the terrorists will continue to be brought to justice,” Jam Kamal stated. 

Information Minister Ch. Fawad Hussain took to the Twitter saying all the perpetrators involved in recent attacks in the country would be apprehended and brought to justice. 

Leader of the Oppositionof PML-N’s Shehbaz Sharif and PPP-P Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari have also strongly condemned the killings.  PPP-P Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari held that PTI Govt. had failed in containing terrorism. 

 

 

 

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Mastung: Nine militants killed!

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MASTUNG: Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) has revealed that as a result of an encounter nine militants were gunned down while four security personnel got injured here in Qadoo area today. 

The injured – who are in stable condition – are being treated at CMH and FC Hospital Quetta.

During the search operation, an enormous quantity of arms and ammunition was recovered from the terrorists’ hideouts.

 

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Allocating joint land to armed forces in Gwadar!

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Defence Tuesday was told that operational matters were under consideration to allocate joint land to country’s three armed forces in Gwadar.
A meeting of the Committee was held here in the Parliament House Constitution Room under the Chairmanship of Member National Assembly Amjid Ali Khan.
The Committee offered ‘Fateha’ for the departed souls of those embraced martyrdom at Pak-Afghan Border while fixing the fence, in Gwadar, on the coastal highways in Ormara and in Quetta.
Secretary Ministry of Defence and Director General Military Lands and Cantonments (ML&C) briefed the Committee on all Cantonments based in Balochistan.
The Committee unanimously decided that the chief secretaries of the provinces of Balochistan and Sindh along with the secretaries of finance departments of the two provinces should attend the next meeting of the Committee and brief about the shares being given to the Cantonments based in Balochistan from the National Finance Commission Awards and the hindrances in this regard and non-payment of GST share by the provincial governments.
The Committee also directed that the Ministry of Finance secretary should also attend the next meeting of the Committee on the said matter and also in addition about non-allocation of Grand in Aid to the Cantonment Boards.
The Committee appreciated the Ministry of Defence on establishing the CB CARE Centers in different cities of the country for resolving the issues of the residents in the Cantonment areas.
The Committee also decided to hold its next meeting regarding briefing on all Cantonments based in Sindh. The Committee also decided to hold its next meeting on the ministry on 28th May in the Parliament House.
The meeting was attended by MNAs Tahir Sadiq, Syed Faiz-ul-Hassan, Kanwal Shauzab, Aurangzeb Khan Khichi, Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, Syed Amin-ul-Haque, Ghous Bux Khan Mahar, Robina Irfan, Chaudhry Muhammad Barjees Tahir, Riaz ul Haq, Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada, Khursheed Ahmed Junejo, Aftab Shahban Mirani and Mir Amer Ali Khan Magsi.

 

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Quetta: At least 8 injured in IED explosion near Mini Market

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QUETTA: An IED explosion reported in the Mini Market near Satellite Town area of here, police said.

According to initial reports, police vehicle was targeted. Several cops were injured.

Interior Minister of Balochistan Mir Zia Langove said that the explosive material was installed in a motorbike that was parked near the market.

“The injured are being taken to the nearest hospital,” Langove said.

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