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Five million illegal immigrants residing in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Around five million illegal immigrants have been residing in different cities of Pakistan for more than three decades.     The illegal immigrants, around two million Bangladeshis, 2.5 million Afghanis and 0.5 million other nationals including Africans, Iranians, Iraqis and Myanmars, are currently living in Quetta, Peshawar, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi and other cities, an official said on […]

Pakistan deports three Iranian border guards

  QUETTA: Pakistan deported three Iranian border guards on Sunday after they were pardoned in court by the family of a man killed in a cross-border attack, officials said. The three guards were arrested on January 2 in Balochistan along the Iranian border after they allegedly crossed the frontier and shot at a car, killing one […]

Last NATO convoy returns to Karachi from Chaman

QUETTA: The last convoy of NATO containers parked in border town of Chaman for several days, as it was not allowed to enter Afghanistan after NATO attack on Salala border post, has returned to Karachi.Sources said that about 200 containers carrying supplies for NATO forces stationed in Afghanistan were parked in Chaman as the Pakistani […]

British Red Cross worker kidnapped in Pakistan

Armed men kidnapped a British Red Cross worker from the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta on Thursday, police and the Red Cross said, highlighting the fragile security situation in the … Quetta News Sources -2

27 illegal Afghan immigrants held

QUETTA: Law Enforcement Agency arrested 27 illegal Afghan nationals under foreign act from here at Mian Ghundi area on Thursday. According to o Quetta News Sources

Iran ‘threatens’ to close its border with Pakistan

QUETTA: It seems that all is not well at the borders, especially at Pak-Iran border. The arrest of Iranian border guards at the hands of FC took an ugly turn on Tuesday when Iran warned that it would close its border with Pakistan for a prolonged period. Earlier Iranian officials held a series of talks […]

Mengal vows to take killers of Baloch people to ICJ

QUETTA: Former Balochistan chief minister and Balochistan National Party (BNP) President Sardar Akhtar Mengal on Tuesday vowed to bring the killers of Baloch people to justice on priority basis. Talking to reporters on telephone, he said participating in the general elections was not the priority of his party and he would prefer to bring the […]

Indonesia boat tragedy: 55 Quetta youth missing at sea

  QUETTA:  The crew and captain of an Indonesian boat – packed with illegal immigrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran – grabbed life vests and swam away as it sank during a heavy storm, leaving more than 200 passengers missing, including 55 people belonging to Quetta’s Hazara community.   Surviving asylum seekers said terrified passengers […]

Balochistan Unrest: SAFMA demands probe into killing of journalists

  QUETTA:  The South Asian Free Media Association (Safma) has called on the government of Pakistan to constitute a committee to investigate the killings of journalists in Balochistan. “Government institutions and armed groups need to realise the role of media and must not pressurise reporters,” Imtiaz Alam, Safma’s general secretary, said on Friday. Safma had […]

Brahamdagh Bugti kidnapped US citizen, says Malik

Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Tuesday held Brahamdagh Bugti responsible for kidnapping US citizen John Solecki, who was abducted from Quetta in 2009 and released later. Solecki, who was the chief of the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Quetta, … Continue reading → Quetta News Sources

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