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May 9, 2024 3:57 PM

Gunmen in Pakistan kill seven labourers near Gwadar port, say police

Gunmen shot and killed seven labourers near southwestern Pakistan's Gwadar port early on Thursday, police said. Police official Mohsin Ali said the gunmen stormed into a house some 25 km (15 miles) east of the port city and shot and killed the labourers in their sleep. The port city is located in troubled southwestern Balochistan province, which borders Afghanistan and Iran. No one has claimed responsibility. Baloch separatist militants have in the past targeted labourers from eastern Punjab...

April 16, 2024 1:43 PM

Pakistan floods: Death toll rises to 39

Heavy rains continued to batter several provinces of Pakistan on Tuesday, raising the death toll to 39, with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa reporting 21 fatalities alone. The Balochistan government imposed an "urban flood emergency" in Quetta, Dawn reported. The northern parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have been severely affected, enduring heavy rainfall, floods, and landslides for the fourth consecutive day. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif directed the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) chairman to...

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