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Dearth of Facilities in Schools Leaves Education System Broken in Balochistan

By: Mir Behram Baloch “I can’t attend school,” says Mahwish, a seven grader at a school in a village near Kalat district. She admits that there has been a rise in number of students in her school in the past few years but many of her friends alike her have left school too. What is causing Mahwish and students like ...

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Balochistan Youth Policy hangs in balance

By: Mir Behram Baloch Fatima Iqbal Khan, 35, is active youth and human rights activist. She has recently been honored with National Award for Human rights by president of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain for the best achievement.  She is one of the activists who drafted youth policy in 2014 for Environment, Sports & Youth Affairs Department Government of Balochistan; however, the ...

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Shoaib Mir appointed as new Chief Secretary Balochistan

 By: Mir Behram Baloch  Quetta:  The federal government has appointed Shoaib Mir as new Chief Secretary Balochistan. According to notification issued on Saturday, Shoaib Mir, a BS-21 officer of the Pakistan Administrative Service, who was serving as Chairman State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan under the Commerce Division, was transferred and posted as Chief Secretary, Government of Balochistan, with immediate ...

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Experts highlight the need for new right to information law for Balochistan

By: Mir Behram Baloch Quetta: Balochistan Freedom of Information Act 2005 is ineffective and needs to be repealed. It does not facilitate citizens and journalists in getting information from public bodies. There is a need for an effective right to information law for the province on the lines of those enacted in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. These views were expressed ...

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Legislators agree to work for developing national agenda on women’s rights   

 By: Mir Behram Baloch  Quetta: Legislators from the four provincial assembly and national assembly have agreed to work together for developing a national agenda for addressing women’s rights in Pakistan. Additionally, With the tenure of national and provincial assemblies reaching to completion in 2018, legislators also prioritised several other democratic reforms and human rights reforms which they agreed to take ...

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Quetta: Cultural Minister inaugurates Noori Naseer Khan Cultural Complex Auditorium

By: Mir Behram Baloch Quetta:  Cultural Minister Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Muhammad Hasani has said that our priorities include the promotion of the Balochistan’s culture and literature. Culture is our identity and we will extend support to the artists. He said this while addressing the participants of the inauguration ceremony Noori Naseer Khan Cultural Complex auditorium on Tuesday.   On this occasion Major ...

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Strengthening Youth Groups through Sports and Capacity building in Dalbandin

By: Mir Behram Baloch A week long youth capacity building and awareness programs organized by Pakistan – U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN) ended in Dalbandin with an Award distribution ceremony at Press Club Dalbandin. Earlier a two-day workshop for youth on “Role of youth and Sports in creation of a peaceful and drug free society was organized for High School Students ...

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Quetta: Protest against forceful closure of girls’ schools in Panjgur

By: Mir Behram Baloch Quetta: Civil society of Balochistan held a peaceful protest against forceful closure of girls’ Schools in Panjgur at Quetta Press Club today. A large number of  social activists, members of Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) , students, human rights  activists, lawyers, media representatives, political parties and writers participated in the event  and demanded for the protection and promotion ...

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No tangible measures by government keep Gwadar thirsty

 By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch    The demand for supplying clean and safe drinking water to the residents of Gwadar has once again increased. The dire need of water can be measured that people are compelled to block roads to protest against unpredictable power, and water supply. The Populaces in Gwadar has been demanding for water for years but the assurance ...

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Fatima Iqbal Khan receives National award for Human Rights

By: Mir Behram Baloch Quetta: Social activists Fatima Iqbal Khan has been awarded National award for Human rights. She was honored in an award distribution ceremony held at president House Islamabad, where president of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain awarded her the best achievement few days ago. A large number of Federal ministers, members of parliament, ambassadors from different countries and secretaries ...

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