3 killed, one injured in Dera Bugti


According to Levy officials, unknown armed men opened indiscriminate fire in Patokh area of Dera Bugti that killed three persons on the spot and injured another.
The attackers escaped from the scene after committing the crime. Local law enforcement agencies rushed to the site after the incident and moved the dead and injured to a nearby hospital where the deceased were identified as Razo Khan, Tando Khan and Bangul while the injured was identified as Lashkari Khan. Motive behind the killing could not be ascertained immediately nor any group claimed responsibility for the killings. Local administration has started investigation into the incident.
Tethyan Copper Company’s appeal dismissed: The appellate authority of Mines and Mineral Department Government of Balochistan has dismissed the appeal of Tethyan Copper Company (TTC) Pakistan for mining license for a multi billion dollar Reqo Diq Copper-Gold project in Chaghi district. The company had submitted a feasibility report with a request with government mine department for issuance of mining license, pleading that it had completed the exploration of the project therefore was entitled to be granted a mining license. The Director General Mines and Mineral had rejected the application of TCC after pointing out many flaws in the application for seeking the mining license.
The company had filed an appeal against the decision of Director General in the appellate authority comprising Secretary Mines and Minerals Department government of Balochistan. The appeal was pending in appellate authority for a long time. Supreme Court of Pakistan had also ordered the appellate authority for disposing off company’s appeal by March 3rd, 2012.
Smuggling attempt foiled: A bid to smuggle huge quantity of heavy weapons to interior parts of Balochistan was foiled after the truck carrying weapons turned turtle near Chaman, a border town close to Afghanistan, on Saturday. According to Levy officials, the truck loaded with wooden boxes containing light and heavy weapons was heading towards Quetta when it overturned near Chaman after its tire-rod broke. As a result, all weapons were littered on the road and the truck driver and cleaners succeeded to escape from the scene.