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WATCH: Pakistan using Chinese drones to quell insurgency in Balochistan
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WATCH: Pakistan using Chinese drones to quell insurgency in Balochistan

A PLA contingent from China based in Pasni, near the Balochistan capital of Quetta allegedly helps the Pakistan Army in operating the Chinese CH-4 drones. The Pakistan Army has a naval air station at Pasni, known as PNS Makran

Pakistan: Militants kill former chief justice outside Balochistan mosque
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Pakistan: Militants kill former chief justice outside Balochistan mosque

The highest number of terror incidents in Pakistan this year was recorded in September, said an Islamabad-based think tank pointed to the resumption of attacks by the outlawed Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)

Watch: Facebook Live catches abduction at gunpoint from football stadium in Pakistan's Balochistan
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Watch: Facebook Live catches abduction at gunpoint from football stadium in Pakistan's Balochistan

The heart-wrenching incident took place during a football match in Balochistan's Khuzdar and was captured in a Facebook live video

Reconsider travel to Pakistan due to terrorism and sectarian violence: US advisory
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Reconsider travel to Pakistan due to terrorism and sectarian violence: US advisory

In a Level 3 travel advisory issued on Thursday, the US has asked its citizens not to travel to Balochistan province and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province, due to terrorism and kidnapping

Pakistani Hindus take to streets against desecration of woman's cremated body in Balochistan's Kalat
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Pakistani Hindus take to streets against desecration of woman's cremated body in Balochistan's Kalat

A Hindu woman's body was cremated at the local shamshan, but the deceased’s relatives alleged that when they went back to the shamshan they found her mortal remains thrown here and there

Pakistan: Six army officials killed in helicopter crash in Balochistan
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Pakistan: Six army officials killed in helicopter crash in Balochistan

“All six personnel on board, including two pilots, have embraced shahadat,” Inter-Services Public Relations said, adding that the incident took palce on Sunday night

UNICEF regrets poor response to USD 39 million appeal for Pakistan's flood-hit children
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UNICEF regrets poor response to USD 39 million appeal for Pakistan's flood-hit children

The floods have affected 33 million people in Pakistan, leaving hundreds of thousands homeless. Swelling waters have swept away villages, roads and bridges, and at one point inundated a third of Pakistan's territory

Afghan anger against Pakistan during Asia Cup is no exception but a global phenomenon
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Afghan anger against Pakistan during Asia Cup is no exception but a global phenomenon

The phenomenon is tragic for the civilised, educated and well-behaved Pakistani immigrants who themselves are a victim of their state’s misplaced priorities, but even that is a community which is fast depleting

China planning to send troops to Pakistan to provide security to CPEC projects: Report
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China planning to send troops to Pakistan to provide security to CPEC projects: Report

There are concerns in Beijing that Uighur extremist groups may have started collaborating with Baloch separatists and the TTP to undermine the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)

Pakistan: Helicopter carrying six army officials feared crashed in Balochistan
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Pakistan: Helicopter carrying six army officials feared crashed in Balochistan

The helicopter, which took off from Uthal, was headed for the Pakistan Air Force base in Masroor in Karachi before it disappeared and lost contact with the air traffic control

Pakistan: Bomb blast outside football stadium in Balochistan, three injured
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Pakistan: Bomb blast outside football stadium in Balochistan, three injured

According to the police, an explosive device was fixed with a motorcycle in the parking area of the stadium, which was detonated by a remote control

How Pakistan is facing the brunt of monsoon fury
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How Pakistan is facing the brunt of monsoon fury

While as many as 39 people have died in Balochistan, rains have also damaged homes, roads, bridges and power stations as storms continued to lash the country. At least 77 people have died in the last three weeks in Pakistan

Pakistan: 22 people killed as van falls into ravine in Balochistan
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Pakistan: 22 people killed as van falls into ravine in Balochistan

The vehicle plunged into the ravine when the driver apparently failed to negotiate a sharp bend in the mountainous area of Akhtarzai near Killa Saifullah, which is at an elevation of 1,572 metres

Pakistan: 80 houses collapse after 5.2 magnitude earthquake strike Balochistan
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Pakistan: 80 houses collapse after 5.2 magnitude earthquake strike Balochistan

According to the meteorological office, the quake's epicenter was located near Aurnaji, and hit the area at 11.55 am on Friday, the Dawn newspaper reported.

Pakistan: 15 militants, four soldiers killed in separate encounters in Balochistan
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Pakistan: 15 militants, four soldiers killed in separate encounters in Balochistan

Terrorists attacked security forces' camps in Panjgur and Naushki areas of the southwestern province on Wednesday night, which were repulsed

India demands Pakistan stop human rights violations in Balochistan
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India demands Pakistan stop human rights violations in Balochistan

The remarks came as rights groups demanded action over the killing of Baloch political refugee Razzaq Mandai in Afghanistan on 23 January

From 1935 Quetta earthquake to 2013 Awaran, a look at some of most dangerous quakes to strike southwestern Pakistan
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From 1935 Quetta earthquake to 2013 Awaran, a look at some of most dangerous quakes to strike southwestern Pakistan

A powerful earthquake early Thursday shook a remote mountainous part of southwestern Pakistan dotted with coal mines and mud houses, killing at least 11 people and injuring more than 200

Pakistan earthquake: At least 20 dead, 300 injured after 5.9 magnitude quake strikes Balochistan
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Pakistan earthquake: At least 20 dead, 300 injured after 5.9 magnitude quake strikes Balochistan

Pakistan straddles the boundary where the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates meet, making the country susceptible to earthquakes

Pakistan's founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah's statue destroyed in blast in Balochistan
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Pakistan's founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah's statue destroyed in blast in Balochistan

The statue, which was installed in June at Marine Drive — considered a safe zone — was blown up by explosives placed beneath the statue on Sunday morning, Dawn newspaper reported on Monday.

Fearing Taliban persecution thousands of Hazara Shias flee to Pakistan's Quetta
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Fearing Taliban persecution thousands of Hazara Shias flee to Pakistan's Quetta

The Hazaras, who mainly practise Shia Islam, have faced long-term discrimination and persecution in predominantly Sunni Afghanistan