Posts tagged as: route

No way out: With the only route blocked, pilgrims fly to Quetta

QUETTA: After the Mastung bombing last week left 28 Shia pilgrims dead, the provincial government of Balochistan suspended movement across the 700-kilometre long Quetta-Taftan route. In view of the security situation, the hundred or so Shia pilgrims returning daily to Pakistan via the Taftan border in the Chagai district from Iran after visiting their sacred places […]

Militants torch empty trailer en route to Quetta

QUETTA: An empty trailer en route to Quetta from Karachi was torched by unidentified armed men in Wadh Tehsil of Khuzdar district, about 300-kilometer from Quetta, on Tuesday. Assistant Commissioner Wadh Mohammed Afzal, citing information gathered from the driver of the trailer, said armed men on two motorbikes intercepted the trailer in Wadh area. The men […]

Balochistan unrest: 9 kidnapped from bus en route to Dhadar

QUETTA: Unidentified armed men kidnapped nine people travelling on a bus en route to Dhadar Tuesday, excluding the driver and cleaner. The passenger bus was en route to Dhadar from Sibi when unidentified men stopped the vehicle at gun point and kidnapped the passengers, District Police Officer Ghulam Dastgeer said. The reason for the kidnapping is […]

En route to pindi: Train disaster averted

QUETTA:  The Jaffar Express escaped a major blast at Kolpur railway station on Saturday. According to Balochistan Levies, the train was en route to Rawalpindi from Quetta, when the railway maintenance staff informed the train driver about a suspected object on the tracks at Kolpur railway station. “The train driver stopped the train and informed […]

Resumption, interrupted: Pakistan suspends NATO supply route at Torkham

PESHAWAR:  Pakistan has temporarily stopped Nato supply trucks crossing through the Torkham border into Afghanistan over security concerns due to fears of militant attacks, officials said on Thursday. Gunmen on Tuesday attacked a convoy of Nato supply trucks, killing a driver, in Jamrud near Peshawar, in the first such attack since Pakistan lifted a seven-month […]

Kenyan aid worker goes missing en route to Dadu: Police

ISLAMABAD: A Kenyan aid worker working for an international charity and his Pakistani driver are missing, feared abducted in flood-hit Sindh province, police said Monday. Police official Saqib Ismail said the Kenyan works for Care International and that his car was found abandoned in the town of Naushahro Feroz on Sunday, about three hours after he […]

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