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A city of west-central Pakistan west-southwest of Lahore. Ringed by mountains, it lies at the northwest end of the strategic Bolan Pass.


(Placename) a city in W central Pakistan, at an altitude of 1650 m (5500 ft): a summer resort, military station, and trading centre. Pop: 744 000 (2005 est)


(ˈkwɛt ə)

a city in W central Pakistan: the capital of Baluchistan. 285,719.
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Mahbub had business at Quetta, and there Kim, as Mahbub admitted, earned his keep, and perhaps a little over, by spending four curious days as scullion in the house of a fat Commissariat sergeant, from whose office-box, in an auspicious moment, he removed a little vellum ledger which he copied out - it seemed to deal entirely with cattle and camel sales - by moonlight, lying behind an outhouse, all through one hot night.
Then we should miss, perhaps, a great number of new rifles which seek their way up from Quetta to the North.
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The General Officer Commending (GOC) 41 Div, Quetta Major General Raja Aftab Khan announced this while speaking to the media persons at Quetta Club along with Secretary Sports Dr.
As a peaceful and progressive society, the Hazara community in Quetta does not have any type of defending possibilities except peaceful protests around the world against their ethnic cleansing in Quetta.
Talking to mediapersons during a press conference in Quetta, US Consul General Stephen Fakan, who is posted at the Karachi Consulate, said the Taliban's leadership council (Shura) is devising policies for the outlawed terror organization from Quetta.
Residents and hospital officials in Quetta, about 400 miles southwest of Islamabad, said frightened residents ran from their homes.
Later, some of the injured were referred to Quetta due to their serious condition.
The Balochistan government has formed a committee headed by Deputy Commissioner Quetta Dawood Khilji to verify the blocked cards.
Candidates whose center is Quetta, they will appear in test at IT University Quetta City Campus on November 15 at 9 am for the admission
Provincial Coordinator Emergency Cell Dr Saifur Rehman said environmental samples of polio virus had already been found in the Quetta and Killa Abdullah districts of the province.
In Balochistan, security forces have intensified raids against militants operating in Quetta and other parts of the province after the tragic incident of Peshawar.