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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.
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(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)
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(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.
QUETTA -- Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan Aliyani has directed authorities to constitute a committee and reviewed a conducive spot for business activities in suburbs of Quetta in order to appease traffic rush in the provincial capital.
QUETTA -- Atleast two people died and five other including women and children sustained injuries in two separate incidents in Pishin and Quetta area of Balochistan on Monday.
QUETTA -- The provincial labour welfare department on Thursday cancelled registration of 62 trade unions of government and private organisations under the Balochistan Servant Conduct Rues, 1979 on the orders of the Balochistan High Court (BHC).
QUETTA -- District administration and Quetta Metropolitan Corporation (QMC) Wednesday started crackdown operation against anti-encroachments at different areas of City on the direction of Balochistan High Court.
QUETTA -- Quetta's newly appointed administrator, Tariq Javed Mengal, on Saturday announced a plan to restore the city's beauty.
Peshawar -- As the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Monday strongly condemned the Quetta suicide blast that ate up 20 people including eight Hazara community members besides security personals, the opposition benches asked the Prime Minister Imran Khan as well as the president and the Federal cabinet to undertake a trip to Quetta at the earliest in order to express solidarity with the victims and console them.
In an intelligence based operation, ANF Quetta intercepted an unattended Toyota Pickup Single Cabin from general area of Killi Kala Chah, Tehsil Dalbandin, District Chaghi and recovered 1015 Kg Morphine from the said vehicle.
Karachi -- The Pakistan Super League (PSL) season four Champions Quetta Gladiators are going to Quetta on March 23 with the PSL Trophy to celebrate with the fans on Pakistan Day.
Quetta Gladiators released a new official song sung by DJ Bravo and people can't stop tapping their foot to it.
LAHORE -- It could not have been a better sight than Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed sealing the fate of a PSL match, sending the last ball of the match over deep mid-wicket boundary to give Quetta Gladiators a three wicket win against Lahore Qalandars in Sharjah on Saturday.