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McDonald's has gone to Quetta, Pakistan - and the Taliban aren't happy

The Independent - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The Pakistan city of Quetta has got its first McDonald's - and the Taliban aren't happy about it. Quetta, 1,300km southwest of Islamad, became known as a meeting point for the Taliban in 2015, when it emerged that leaders of the terrorist group were ...

PM Nawaz to visit Quetta on Monday

Daily Pakistan - ‎12 hours ago‎
Quetta Mayor Kalimullah Khan Kakar, while talking to newsmen, said that Prime Minister is taking keen interest in the beautification of Quetta city. Kalimullah Kakar said Mizan Chouk Parking plaza, Guli Mar Chouk under-pass and widening of Seryab road ...

McDonald's opens its doors to Quetta

The Express Tribune - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
QUETTA: Balochistan foodies finally got a chance to enjoy the global taste of McDonald's in their hometown Quetta as the international chain's regional office was inaugurated in the provincial capital. The burger and fast food chain linked Quetta 17 ...
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Taliban's most senior Quetta Council member dies of cancer, reportedly in Pakistan

Khaama Press (press release) (blog) - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Taliban senior leader dies of cancer One of the most senior Taliban figures in the group's Quetta Council has died of cancer, reportedly in a specialized cancer hospital in Pakistan.

Southern command: Quetta traders meet Lt-Gen Aamer

The Express Tribune - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
QUETTA: Representatives of the business community of Quetta had an interactive session with Commander Southern Command Lt-Gen Aamer Riaz at Headquarters Southern Command on Thursday.

Quetta: An outsider's perspective

The Express Tribune (blog) - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
The city of Quetta has been in turmoil for years, and with that comes many misconceptions about the capital of Pakistan's largest province, Balochistan.
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Three-day anti-polio campaign kicks off in Quetta

Geo News, Pakistan - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
QUETTA: A three-day anti-polio drive kicked off in 12 districts of Balochistan on Monday. Over 1.3 million children under the age of five will be vaccinated by 3619 volunteers against the crippling polio virus.

Seminar on 'Women's Rights in Islam' to be held in Pakistan's Quetta

Ahlul Bayt News Agency (press release) - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
AhlulBayt News Agency - A seminar is planned in the Pakistani city of Quetta later this week on women's rights in Islam.

Quetta's first multiplex to be inaugurated on May 6

The Express Tribune - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
About two months ago, news of Quetta gearing up for its first multiplex, the Weplex Pak Force Cinema, was rife among cinema-goers in the city.
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After 'Maalik,' central censor board bans two documentary films

The Express Tribune - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
“One of the films is about Lal Masjid and the other is about the plight of Quetta's Hazara community,” he added. However, he feels there was nothing controversial about them and instead praised them for their excellent reportage and unbiased narratives.

Dozens of stray dogs killed in Quetta on first day of culling campaign

Daily Pakistan - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
QUETTA (Staff Report) - At least forty stray dogs have so far been hunted and killed in Quetta after district administration launched culling campaign in response to increasing incidents dog-bite.

Peculiar ailment: The 'solar kids' of Mian Ghundi

DunyaNews Pakistan - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
QUETTA (Dunya News) - Three children living in the Mian Ghundi region close to Quetta suffer from an utmost suspicious ailment.

'Roshni to Tum Bhi Ho' – Photo exhibition lightens up Quetta

The Nation - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
Quetta, the capital of Balochistan, has seen many ups and downs in the last ten years or so. People have been living in an environment was marred by ethnic and sectarian violence.

PR to conduct feasibility study for DIK-Quetta track

Pakistan Observer - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
Islamabad—Pakistan Railways has decided to conduct a fresh feasibility study for connecting Dera Ismail Khan with Quetta under Medium Term Development Framework (2020-25) of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).


Prokerala - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
QUETTA, April 27, 2016 - Policemen stand guard as a Pakistani health worker gives polio vaccine to a child on the last day of a polio vaccination campaign in Quetta, southwest Pakistan, April 27, 2016. Reluctance from parents, opposition from militants ...

'Solar kids' reach Lahore for treatment, Dunya News to bear expenses

DunyaNews Pakistan - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Hashim has tried his best to get his children treated, keeping in view his financial conditions but the doctors have been unable to diagnose the disease.
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Ghani warns Pakistan, asks to act against Taliban based in Peshawar and Quetta

Khaama Press (press release) (blog) - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
President Ghani further added that the leadership of the Taliban militants is based in Quetta and Peshawar from where they coordinate and launch attacks in Afghanistan.

Dollar down in kerb after Panama Leaks

Pakistan Today - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Panama Leaks have also dented Pakistan's Kerb market as its demand suddenly dropped by almost 70 per cent in the last 30 days, while the traders who were doing black marketing of greenback in Peshawar and Quetta have disappeared from the ...

Text Bulletin 1200 hrs

Radio Pakistan (press release) - ‎11 hours ago‎
Talking to a delegation, he said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will lay foundation stones of important projects during his one-day official visit to Quetta on Monday. Kalimullah Kakar said Mizan Chouk Parking plaza, Guli Mar Chouk under pass and ...