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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Quetta blast kills 4, injures 18

By Web Desk / Shehzad Baloch
Published: October 30, 2013

QUETTA: A powerful blast followed by another explosion near Zarghon Road in Quetta killed four people while injuring 18 others on Wednesday, Express News reported.

The area, also known as Double Road, is reported to be a local commercial hub, and is suffering from a severe traffic jam following the blast.

Police and rescue services have arrived on site and the injured, three of whom are understood to be in a very critical condition, are being transported to Bolan Medical Complex and Provincial Sandeman Hospital known as Civil Hospital, where state of emergency has already been declared.

“Four dead bodies were brought to hospital and may death toll will increase because the explosion was powerful,” a senior police officer said.

“The blast was huge and I have seen dozens of people lying in pool of blood on double road,” an eyewitness told Express Tribune.

The bomb disposal squad said the explosives, which weighed around 6-7 kilograms, were planted on a motorcycle.

Police said the second explosion happened due to a CNG cylinder exploding inside a car...Continue Reading..

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Firing incidents claim two lives in Quetta

QUETTA, (SANA): Two persons were killed in firing by unknown assailants at Sariab and double roads in Quetta on Tuesday.

According to police, first incident took place at double road when unknown persons riding a motorcycle opened fire on a person sitting in a shop, killing him on the spot.

Another incident took place at Sariab Road when unidentified persons opened firing on a person named Gulam Nabi, killing him on the spot.

The corpses were shifted to Quetta Civil Hospital. Meanwhile the dead bodies were handed over to heirs after completion of legal formalities.

Monday, October 14, 2013

First Hazara woman joins foreign service


ISLAMABAD - In a promising development on the diplomatic front, this year for the first time a young Hazara woman joined the Foreign Service of Pakistan (FSP) that could mark the beginning of more to follow suit.

Sughra Changezi who hails from Quetta is a member of the latest batch and recently embarked on her career as a diplomat at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). Currently, she is working as an assistant director at the OIC Division.
Changezi is the second woman officer from the country’s largest province to enter FSP. Fareeha Bugti was the first woman from the province to join the service in 2005 while several male officers from Balochistan have already made their mark as diplomats. Bugti is now on her first diplomatic assignment abroad as the first secretary at Pakistan’s UN Mission in Geneva. Bugti and Changezi are both known to be bright and promising officers.... Continue Reading...