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Learning from Awaran Housing Project

Naila Tasneem It is often observed in face of natural disasters that poor people particularly living in underdeveloped regions occupy high risk locations, such as flood plains, river banks, steep slopes etc. They also often lack the financial and material resources needed to safeguard their lives and livelihoods from disasters and the impact on social infrastructure and social networks is ...

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Importance of Sustainable Development for Balochistan

Naila Tasneem This year in September, Sustainable development goals (SDGs) will be replacing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that were put into place by the UN in 1990 and will be expiring by the end of 2015. These targets set by the UN will be affecting the way member states frame their policies and political agendas. It is expected that ...

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Golden Opportunity for Peace in Balochistan

Naila Tasneem The recent call for peace talks by Brahamdagh Bugti to become part of dialogue process for resolving issues of Balochistan has been hailed by media, political stakeholders, Balochistan government and people all over the country alike. Positive developments coming out of Balochistan is always heartening for every Pakistani. If negotiations are encouraged we can move towards restoring peace ...

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Balochistan and National Integration

Naila Tasneem We celebrated the 69th Independence Day of Pakistan with much zeal and fervor and positive news coming out of Balochistan. Over 400 militants laid down their arms and vowed to shun militancy in a ceremony in Quetta. The government of Balochistan has been actively pursuing a policy of reconciliation for the past few months to pave way for ...

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Balochistan: The Curse of Natural Resources

Naila Tasneem What comes to our minds when we think of Balochistan; killings, kidnappings, torture, missing persons, separatist movement, proxy wars involving sectarian roots, backwardness etc. But is that all there is to it or are we missing out on something more important. The largest province of Pakistan in terms of its physical size, constituting approximately 44% of the total ...

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