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 (bə-lo͞o′chĭ-stăn′, -stän′) or Ba·lo·chi·stan (-lō′-)
A desert region of southwest Pakistan, southeast Iran, and southern Afghanistan.
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(bəˈluːtʃɪˌstɑːn; -ˌstæn) or


1. (Placename) a mountainous region of SW Asia, in SW Pakistan and SE Iran
2. (Placename) a province of SW Pakistan: a former territory of British India (until 1947). Capital: Quetta. Pop: Pop: 7 450 000 (2003 est)
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(bəˌlu tʃəˈstɑn, -ˈstæn, bəˈlu tʃəˌstæn)

1. an arid mountainous region in S Asia, in SE Iran and SW Pakistan, bordering on the Arabian Sea.
2. a province in SW Pakistan. 5,670,000; 134,050 sq. mi. (347,190 sq. km). Cap.: Quetta.
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He was a former governor and chief minister of Baluchistan.
A senior judge of the Baluchistan High Court, Mohammad Nawaz Marri, was gunned down and his guard injured by masked assailants in Quetta, capital of Pakistan's Baluchistan Province on Friday morning, police said.
The committee while expressing concerns over delay in issuance of funds for dam projects in Baluchistan and other provinces summoned the ministry of planning and development in the next meeting.
The Government of Baluchistan has failed to facilitate the mining field.
Member central committee of Baluchistan National Party Abdul Rauf Mengal called on Punjab chief minister Sardar Usman Buzdar here on Friday.
QUETTA -- Two new members of the Baluchistan cabinet have taken oath .
KARACHI -- The Business Community of Pakistan and the members of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry hailed the announcement made by Hussain Islam, Provincial Minister of Baluchistan on behalf of Chief Minister Baluchistan Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo for allocation of amenity land of one acre free of cost to FPCCI for establishment of its liaison office at Gwadar.
The prevailing crisis in Baluchistan, triggered by the no-confidence motion against Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri, will have no impact on the coming Senate elections in March if it remains confined to the province itself.
ISLAMABAD -- Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Justice Javed Iqbal has ordered Director General (DG) NAB Baluchistan to start probe against Baluchistan's Minister for Forests Obaid Jan Babat for allegedly making more assets than his income.
Akbar Bugti, a Baluch tribal chief, and some members of his family were killed during an army operation in the mountainous Kohlu area of Baluchistan on Friday and Saturday.
Rawalpindi -- 2 terrorists were killed after Frontier Corps (FC) personnel's carried out Intelligence based operations (IBOs) at different areas of Baluchistan.
Islamabad -- Aiming to increase school enrolments in Baluchistan, the most deprived province Baluchistan's School Education Department (SED) and American Refugee Council (ARC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop and expand a framework of mutual cooperation for education in Baluchistan.