SYED ALI SHAH
The Balochistan Solidarity Jirga on Saturday demanded of the government to ensure inclusion of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the upcoming census.
The jirga, held at Sarawan House and attended by prominent political, religious and tribal personalities, also urged the government to keep foreigners in the province out of the census.
A 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit parts of Balochistan early on Wednesday morning, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.
According to USGS, the epicentre of the quake was located 20 kilometres west southwest of Pasni at a depth of 25.9km.
The quake struck Gwadar, Makran and Pasni at 3:04am. However, no damage or casualties have been reported.
Provincial Disaster Management Authority (Balochistan) Director General Aslam Tareen said the magnitude of the quake was 6.6.
At least nine people, including three security personnel, were injured in a blast on Peshawar's Charsadda road on Tuesday, police said.
A contingent of Frontier Corps (FC) personnel was on its way from Mohmand Agency to Peshawar when their vehicle was targeted through a bomb planted on the roadside on Charsadda road, SSP Operations Sajjad Khan said.
As a result of the explosion, six civilians and three security men sustained injuries.
All the injured were shifted to Lady Reading Hospital.
QUETTA: A huge cache of weapons was seized during an operation in the Kahan area of Kohlu district on Sunday.
According to security sources, the operation was jointly conducted by the personnel of Frontier Corps and intelligence agencies.
The seized weapons reportedly belonged to a banned militant outfit.
The sources said the weapons were hidden underground in a compound.
The seized weapons included 107 MM rockets, 20 automatic grenade launchers, 17 rounds, 72 rounds of RPG 7, hand-grenades and thousands of different types of rounds.
PESHAWAR: The Elementary and Secondary Education (E&SE) Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has finalised the proposed bill on providing free and compulsory education at the primary and secondary level to all children of the age five to 16 years, according to officials.