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5 BC men, 2 civilians killed, 17 injured as TTP suicide bomber attacks police truck at Quetta’s Zargoon Road!

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QUETTA: Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing by a motorcyclist who has attacked a vehicle killing six including four Balochistan Constabulary (BC) personnel and injuring 17 near GPO Chowk at Zarghoon Road today some 300 meters from the Provincial Assembly.

It is yet not clear as to who the bomber wanted to target: The members of the Assembly who were leaving after attending the session or the BC personnel?

It is pertinent to mention here that pundits at the helm of affairs are wondering about the relationship between resignation of CM and the explosion.

Commenting on the issue Member Provincial Assembly PB-24 (Dera Bugti) Sarfraz Bugti has took to the twitter proclaiming fight against terrorism will continue despite the change of government:

IG Balochistan, while confirming death of seven, held that the attacker came from across the border.  Meanwhile, forensic experts, who said that 8 to 10 kg explosives were used in the attack, are examining parts of the bomber’s body and the scene of crime to ascertain the intensity of the blast.

RELEVANT PIECE PUBLISHED EARLIER

IS claims responsibility of suicide bomb attack/firing on Quetta church that killed ten, injured 57

At least four killed, 19 injured as a result of a bomb explosion at Sariab Road, Quetta

 

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FIA arrests human smuggler, recovers 167 passports

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ISLAMABAD: Anti Human Trafficking Cell (AHTC) of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) conducted a raid at Civic Centre Phase-4 Bahria Town Rawalpindi and arrested a human smuggler.
According to a press release issued here Wednesday, FIA AHTC also recovered 167 Pakistani passports from the possession of the accused, Uzair Hussain s/o Ghulam Hussain.
A case has also been registered against the accused. The accused was also involved in extortion of Rs.5.1 million from Hajj pilgrims.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Misuse of authority by CAA and PIA officials, NAB chief orders verification

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ISLAMABAD: Taking notice of the misuse of authority by CAA and PIA, Chairman NAB Justice (R) Javed Iqbal today ordered complaint verification against officials of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and Pakistan International Airline (PIA).
The chairman NAB took notice of media reports as PIA passengers were suppose to return from Skardu by PIA flight which reached from Islamabad and was scheduled to come back on time but the Director General CAA allegedly took a group of friends for a special tour to Nanga Parbat on the PIA plane by misusing his authority and due to which PIA passengers have to wait for two hours, said a press release.
The chairman NAB ordered NAB Gilgit/Rawalpindi to probe the matter in detail and submit a report in this regard.
Javed Iqbal also sought a report from PIA for taking action against former CEO of PIA who not only took away PIA plane to abroad without any legal authority and then selling it on throw away price in Germany. The Chairman NAB said PIA was our national asset and safety of this asset was our national duty.
He directed to identify the real culprits allegedly involved in both the incidents so that they would be brought to justice and to recover lost national exchequer from them.

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Anti Narcotics Force commanders conference held

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RAWALPINDI: Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) Commanders Conference was held here on Wednesday at ANF Headquarters under the chairmanship of Director General, Major General Musarrat Nawaz Malik.
The conference was attended by Commanders of all ANF Regional Directorates and Senior  Staff Officers. During the conference, the DG appreciated the performance of ANF outfits especially ongoing Hajj Operation initiated throughout the country smoothly and focused on the campaign against drug sellers affecting the youth.
He also highlighted the emerging trends of use of synthetic drugs, underlining it as a grave threat requiring special measures. He urged to ensure the strict checking of the pilgrims as well as international flights and to speed up the ongoing countrywide counter-narcotics operations, with a continued special focus on the apprehension of elements involved in the distribution of drugs among the students of academic institutions and hostels.
He also directed the commanders to take measures for the apprehension of absconders and proclaimed offenders.
The DG reviewed the progress of counter-narcotics operations and stressed on proactive and innovative steps for curbing drug trafficking and apprehension of sources of supply of drugs.
Moreover, matters pertaining to enforcement, intelligence, assets investigation, prosecution, mass awareness, finance, administration, and infrastructure development were widely discussed, futuristic goals were also set-forth, paying special concentration on new initiatives and capacity building goals.

 

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