QUETTA: Rich, productive and high grade fluorite deposits have been discovered in Dilband area, about 700 miles south of Kolpur Railway Station in Kalat District of Baluchistan. Competent sources said the geological survey carried out so far has established existence of millions of tons of fluorite spread in about 100 square miles area.

The exact amount of deposits would be known when the geological investigation of the entire area, now in hand, is completed. The sources indicated that the Dilband deposits were much more rich and productive than the two million tons of fluorite established few years back in Koh-i-Maran area, also in Kalat district. … — Agencies

[Meanwhile, as reported by the newspaper’s staff correspondent in Karachi,] Mr Z.A. Bhutto will call on President Yahya Khan in Karachi this morning [July 28]… . Mr Bhutto’s meeting with President Yahya Khan is considered significant and discussions may cover all relevant aspects — constitutional, economic and political.

The inclusion of constitutional and legal advisers picked [by] Mr Bhutto for closed-door consultations yesterday … suggested that Mr Bhutto would like to discuss with President Yahya Khan the question of the transfer of power from all its relevant standpoints.

Published in Dawn, July 29th, 2021

Opinion

Danger lurks
27 Sep 2021

Danger lurks

The colonial mindset continues to percolate.
Dance of death
Updated 27 Sep 2021

Dance of death

India is happily flirting with extermination.
Climate of change
Updated 26 Sep 2021

Climate of change

The world faces a climate emergency as the toll on people’s lives and livelihoods keeps growing.

Editorial

Phasing out coal
Updated 27 Sep 2021

Phasing out coal

Move affords Pakistan an opportunity to renegotiate its deals with Beijing to convert them into cheaper, clean energy projects.
27 Sep 2021

Poor online score

A RECENT report by Freedom House, the US-based watchdog that assesses democratic trends around the world, has placed...
27 Sep 2021

Child’s mental capacity

CONVERTING to another faith is one of the most consequential decisions an individual can make in their lifetime. It...
Updated 26 Sep 2021

Intransigent Taliban

PRIME MINISTER Imran Khan has delivered an effective speech at the UN General Assembly session detailing the salient...
26 Sep 2021

Deadly misinformation

THE distinction between ‘fake’ and ‘authentic’ news is now a concept impossible to escape. In an...
26 Sep 2021

Covid arrests

THE unilateral decision taken by Karachi’s East Zone police to arrest citizens without Covid vaccination cards ...