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Maryam Nawaz (left), opposition leader and daughter of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, meets with mourners from the Shia Hazara community gathering near the coffins of miners, who were killed in an attack by gunmen in the mountainous Machh area, during a sit-in protest at the eastern bypass on the outskirts of Quetta on January 7.(AFP)

Won’t be blackmailed into visiting Hazara mourning slain kin, says defiant Pak PM

By Imtiaz Ahmad , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 06:46 PM IST
Imran Khan said he sent three members of his cabinet to meet the protesters to assure them that the state will take care of them and compensate them for the loss of their loved ones. However, instead of soothing nerves, the visit of the three ministers angered members of the Shia Hazara community.
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Shiite Muslims chant slogans during a sit-in to protest the killing of coal mine workers by gunmen near the Machh coal field, in Lahore, Pakistan.(AP)
Shiite Muslims chant slogans during a sit-in to protest the killing of coal mine workers by gunmen near the Machh coal field, in Lahore, Pakistan.(AP)

Pakistani PM Imran Khan asks Shiites to bury coal miners killed by IS

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Quetta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 03:19 PM IST
Hundreds of mourners, who despite harsh cold weather have been rallying in Quetta at the miners’ coffins, want Prime Minister Imran Khan to personally visit them to assure their protection.
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People from the Shia Hazara community chant slogans during a sit-in to protest the killing of coal mine workers by gunmen near the Machh coal field, in Quetta, Pakistan on January 6.(AP)
People from the Shia Hazara community chant slogans during a sit-in to protest the killing of coal mine workers by gunmen near the Machh coal field, in Quetta, Pakistan on January 6.(AP)

Hazara refuse to bury 11 miners killed by IS till Imran Khan comes. He says no

By Imtiaz Ahmad, edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 12:16 AM IST
The Majlis-i-Wahdat-i-Muslimeen organisation insisted they want Prime Minister Imran Khan to visit Quetta, where the dead bodies have been placed as part of the protest, and give assurances for the safety of the community.
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Karachi. For some, the repository offers glimpses of cities they will likely never visit. For others, it is a reminder that borders often separate people who were once one.(Lawaiza Zahid Hussain)
Karachi. For some, the repository offers glimpses of cities they will likely never visit. For others, it is a reminder that borders often separate people who were once one.(Lawaiza Zahid Hussain)

Check out a virtual pandemic-era travelogue focused on South Asia

By Dipanjan Sinha | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 05:41 AM IST
The Daak Vaak repository on Instagram is crowdsourced, with people sending in photographs of cities they love and miss.
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PDM had held two mammoth rallies in Gujranwala and Karachi in the past weeks seeking the ouster of Prime Minister Imran Khan.(AP)
PDM had held two mammoth rallies in Gujranwala and Karachi in the past weeks seeking the ouster of Prime Minister Imran Khan.(AP)

Pak joint oppn holds massive rally in Quetta

By Agencies | Quetta, Quetta
PUBLISHED ON OCT 26, 2020 02:56 AM IST
Earlier in the day, at least three people were killed and six others wounded when a bomb exploded in a suburban neighbourhood of Quetta, home to several separatist and Islamist insurgencies. The bomb was concealed in a motorcycle.
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Maulana Fazlur Rehman (front right) reads out a statement at a press briefing following a meeting of the opposition alliance in Islamabad on September 20.(AP file)
Maulana Fazlur Rehman (front right) reads out a statement at a press briefing following a meeting of the opposition alliance in Islamabad on September 20.(AP file)

Islamist party chief’s elevation as joint oppn movement’s leader raises eyebrows in Pakistan

By Imtiaz Ahmad | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2020 11:56 PM IST
The choice of Quetta for the alliance’s first major rally may have to do with the popularity that Fazlur Rehman’s party enjoys there. Analysts also say that the party’s street power is immense.
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A special ceremony was held to hand over the keys to the temple to Hindu leaders.(PHOTOS: URDUNEWS.COM)
A special ceremony was held to hand over the keys to the temple to Hindu leaders.(PHOTOS: URDUNEWS.COM)

After 70 years, temple handed back to Hindus at Zhob in Pakistan’s Balochistan

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2020 10:12 PM IST
COMMUNAL HARMONY Ceremony held to hand over keys to Hindu leaders in presence of DC after school being run in temple relocated
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At least 13 people including a prayer leader and a police officer were killed in a powerful bomb blast at a mosque in Balochistan’s capital Quetta on Friday(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representative Image))
At least 13 people including a prayer leader and a police officer were killed in a powerful bomb blast at a mosque in Balochistan’s capital Quetta on Friday(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representative Image))

13 killed, several injured in blast at mosque in Pakistan’s Quetta: Report

By Press Trust of India | Karachi
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 08:43 PM IST
Several people have been injured in the incident which took place at the mosque in Quetta’s Satellite Town, The Express Tribune reported.
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A powerful blast targeting a police vehicle in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province has killed five people, including two security personnel, and injured 38 others.(REUTERS Photo)
A powerful blast targeting a police vehicle in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province has killed five people, including two security personnel, and injured 38 others.(REUTERS Photo)

5 killed, 38 injured in blast targeting police vehicle in Pakistan

By Press Trust of India | Karachi
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 12:03 PM IST
The bomb was planted in a motorcycle parked close to the patrolling vehicle. Five people, including two cops, were killed and 38 others injured in the attack.
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Image used for representational purpose only.(Reuters)
Image used for representational purpose only.(Reuters)

Bomb at Sunni Muslim mosque in Pakistan kills two, wounds 14

By Reuters | Quetta
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2019 04:28 PM IST
“There were about 100 people there when a bomb exploded very close to the prayer leader,” said police officer Abdul Qayum.
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Members of the bomb disposal unit survey the site after a blast at a vegetable market in Quetta, Pakistan April 12, 2019(REUTERS)
Members of the bomb disposal unit survey the site after a blast at a vegetable market in Quetta, Pakistan April 12, 2019(REUTERS)

Bombing at open-air market in Pakistan’s Quetta kills 16, wounds 30: Officials

By Agence France-Presse | Associated Press
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2019 11:44 AM IST
A local police official who was posted at the fruit market and survived the bomb said the area had been packed at the time of the blast early in the morning.
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A man mourns the death of a relative, who was killed in a suicide blast in Quetta, Pakistan July 25, 2018.(REUTERS Photo)
A man mourns the death of a relative, who was killed in a suicide blast in Quetta, Pakistan July 25, 2018.(REUTERS Photo)

Pakistan election 2018: At least 29 killed in blast targeting police van in Quetta

By HT Correspondent | Agencies, Islamabad
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2018 01:09 AM IST
Pakistan’s election to choose a new parliament and provincial assemblies was hit by violence on Wednesday as at least 23 people were killed and several others injured in separate incidents across the country.
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Pakistani volunteers and mine workers shift to their injured colleague on a stretcher upon arrival at a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, Saturday, May 5, 2018.(AP)
Pakistani volunteers and mine workers shift to their injured colleague on a stretcher upon arrival at a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, Saturday, May 5, 2018.(AP)

23 killed in Pakistan coal mine collapse due to gas explosion

By Agence France-Presse | Agence France-Presse, Quetta
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2018 02:00 PM IST
The accident occurred in Marwaarh, 45 kilometres (28 miles) east of Quetta, which is the capital of oil and gas-rich Balochistan province bordering Iran and Afghanistan
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Policemen and locals gather near a destroyed police truck, after three suicide bomb attacks in southwestern city of Quetta, Pakistan April 24.(Reuters Photo)
Policemen and locals gather near a destroyed police truck, after three suicide bomb attacks in southwestern city of Quetta, Pakistan April 24.(Reuters Photo)

Blasts in Pakistan’s Quetta kill five policemen

By Imtiaz Ahmad | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2018 11:19 PM IST
Nobody has taken responsibility of the attacks but Taliban militants and Baloch nationalists often target security forces in the area.
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A member of the Iraqi rapid response forces walks past a wall painted with the black flag commonly used by Islamic State militants, at a hospital damaged by clashes during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants in the Wahda district of eastern Mosul.(Reuters File)
A member of the Iraqi rapid response forces walks past a wall painted with the black flag commonly used by Islamic State militants, at a hospital damaged by clashes during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants in the Wahda district of eastern Mosul.(Reuters File)

Pakistani Christian family shot dead, Islamic State claims attack

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service, Islamabad
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 07:04 PM IST
The militant group in a press statement said that a “covert unit” of IS militants “managed to target a number of the combatant Christians”.
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Wasim Akram posted this picture of him training six-year old aspiring pace bowler Hasan Akhtar, who had gone viral on social media for his clean bowling action.(Twitter)
Wasim Akram posted this picture of him training six-year old aspiring pace bowler Hasan Akhtar, who had gone viral on social media for his clean bowling action.(Twitter)

Shane Warne, Wasim Akram ‘blown away’ by Pakistani child cricket prodigies

By Agence France-Presse | Agence France-Presse, Quetta
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2018 01:34 PM IST
Pakistani child cricket prodigies - Eli Mikal Khan and Hasan Akhtar - have managed to impressed veterans like Shane Warne and Wasim Akram with their talent.
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