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Terror attacks claimed 3,184 lives in Balochistan in past decade

SAMAA |  TV Posted: Jan 8, 2021 | Last Updated: 7 hours ago At least 3,184 people were killed in 2,886 terrorist attacks in Balochistan in the last decade, SAMAA TV reported Friday. The deceased included 1,126 security personnel. From 2010 to 2015, at least 2,049 people were killed in 1,701 attacks in Balochistan. Th number of people killed in the province from 2016 to 2020 stood at 1,135. Balochistan witnessed 1,185 terror attacks during this period

Moratorium lifted on industrial gas connections in Balochistan

KHALEEQ KIANI ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to remove moratorium on new gas connections for industrial and captive consumers in Balochistan after a gap of almost a decade. For ensuring implementation of the decision, the Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCoE) has constituted a five-member committee to first approve a criterion for fresh connections. The Petroleum Division had reported to the CCOE that almost a year ago in a meeting at the division presided over by Minister for Energy Omar Ayub Khan and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Nadeem Babar and senior *officials discussed the issue of provision of gas to industrial and captive power customers of Balochistan on the request of private sector.* Committee to finalise criterion for fresh applications It proposed that a five-member ex-officio committee should decide and approve the industrial gas connections for the province. At first, the committee would formulate a criterion for approving the new connections to eliminate

India condemns Hazara miners killing in Balochistan, says responsibility of every country to protect its minorities

India condemns Hazara miners killing in Balochistan, says responsibility of every country to protect its minorities         08 January, 2021 by  ANI New  Delhi  [India], January 8 (ANI): India on Friday condemned the killing of 11 coal miners in Pakistan's Balochistan in a terror attack and asserted that it is a responsibility of every country to protect its minorities and respect their basic human rights. "We condemn this terrorist act. It is a responsibility of every country that they should protect their minorities and respect their basic human rights," Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said on a query about the terror attack in Balochistan. On Sunday, unidentified gunmen stormed a coal mine in Machh town near Quetta, pulling out ethnic Hazaras, members of Pakistan's Shia minority community, from their homes and opening fire on them. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. Following the deadly attack, protests erupted in t

Balochistan announces Rs2m reward for information on Machh attackers

SAMAA |  Web desk Posted: Jan 8, 2021 | Last Updated: 13 hours ago File photo: Online The Balochistan government has announced a Rs2 million reward for anyone helping the police catch the killers of Hazara coal miners. The coal miners were executed by unidentified men in their sleeping room in the Machh coal field area on January 3. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State’s Wilayah Pakistan arm. The militant group released a graphic image that showed two armed men standing next to the bodies of the coal miners. In an advertisement published in newspapers Friday, the provincial government asked people to provide information relating to the attack on the numbers 081-9213460, 92134663/65 and 15. “The names of the ones giving information will be kept secret,” it said