- a city in W central Pakistan: the capital of Baluchistan; almost totally destroyed by an earthquake 1935.
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“The Syrian war is having its effects here as well,” said Yehyavi, the Iranian consul general in Quetta.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan
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He moved to Afghanistan and then back to Pakistan via Quetta and is now in Karachi.Pakistani School Killers Want to Strike the U.S.
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He suggested the return of the “five guys to Qatar” is “like moving the whole Quetta shura to Qatar.”Afghan Taliban Say they Won Big with Bergdahl Swap
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The two groups operate semi-autonomously but both fall under the leadership of the Quetta Shura leadership council.
And major moves, like this ceasefire, would undoubtedly be blessed by the Quetta Shura.
We can reach Peshawar by rail in twelve hours and Quetta in fifteen.The Coming Conquest of England
Such is the Miri, now converted into the protecting fort of Quetta.
Quetta and Kalat stand high, surrounded by wild hill country.
He is very keen on taking me up the frontier to Peshawar and Quetta.Lord Randolph Churchill
Winston Spencer Churchill
Probably the miri, or fort, at Quetta represents one of them.
- 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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