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Pakistan lose seven securitymen in Balochistan in a week

Srinjoy Chowdhury | National Affairs Editor Updated Mar 11, 2021 | 20:45 IST In the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Baluchistan, Pakistan security forces have lost 24 men while 15 were injured in 11 attacks in 2021 alone. Photo Credit:&nbspANI Representational Image New Delhi:  Balochistan is becoming increasingly difficult for the Pakistani security forces, with seven security personnel killed in the fighting in four separate incidents with Baluchi organisations in the third week of last month. In the Kech area of Hoshab on February 15, one member of the Pakistan security forces was killed.  Three days later, near Quetta, another Pakistani security man was killed. There were four fatal casualties in Kahan, in the Kohlu area on the same day. A day later, there was yet another fatality in Panjgur, Woshab.  In the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Baluchistan, Pakistan security forces have lost 24 men while 15 were injured in 11 attacks in 2021 alone. The

Sadiq Sanjrani — the first-ever Senate chief from Balochistan and two-time winner for PTI

DAWN.COM The ruling PTI-backed Sadiq Sanjrani has been elected as chairman of Senate for a second consecutive time, defeating PPP's Yousuf Raza Gilani, who was the Pakistan Democratic Movement's joint candidate. Sanjrani was first elected to the post in March 2018, when he was backed by the joint opposition (including the PTI and the PPP among others), to become the first person from Balochistan to be elected to the coveted post. In July 2019, the opposition had submitted a resolution of no-confidence against Sanjrani as a first step towards mounting pressure on the PTI-led coalition government. However, Sanjrani survived the no-trust vote after 14 lawmakers from the opposition ditched their party leadership by either voting against their own resolution or deliberately wasting their votes. Sanjrani, who is from the Balochistan Awami Party, belongs to Chagai, the mineral-rich district of Balochistan having huge reserves of gold, silver, copper, iron ore, onyx, marble and other p

Six colliers killed in Balochistan mine explosion

Top Story Agencies March 13, 2021 QUETTA: An explosion in a coal mine in Balochistan claimed the lives of six miners, officials with the provincial Directorate of Mines said Friday. They were among eight miners trapped about 1,000... Share Next Story >>> QUETTA: An explosion in a coal mine in Balochistan claimed the lives of six miners, officials with the provincial Directorate of Mines said Friday. They were among eight miners trapped about 1,000 feet underground when accumulating methane gas exploded at the coalfield in Marwar in the province of Balochistan, the officials said. “Six bodies have been retrieved by the rescue team from the affected mine this morning,” a senior official of the Directorate of Mines said. “(The) mine has been closed and an inquiry has been ordered by the Chief Inspector of Mines into the incident.” In the past year, 102 coal miners were killed inBalochistan in 72 different incidents, Sultan Muhammad Lala, president of the Balochistan Coal Mines Wo