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Letter: Problems of Hub city

Hub, Balochistan is the part of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project and it shares border with Karachi, the capital city of Sindh province. However, it mirrors a miserable condition. Population of more than a quarter of a million is lacking several problems such as traffic, sewerage and cleanliness etc. There is not any traffic plan to control the traffic ...

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Billionaire fortunes grew by $2.5 billion a day last year as poorest saw their wealth fall –new Oxfam report.

ISLAMABAD: 21st January 2019 – Oxfam’s global inequality report was launched at a ceremony jointly organized by Oxfam and Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), as political and business leaders gather for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. ‘Public Good or Private Wealth’ shows the growing gap between rich and poor is undermining the fight against poverty, damaging our economies ...

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Deaths in road accidents in Balochistan

Deaths in accidents are big cause of human loss in Balochistan. There are some reasons which increase loss of human lives in road accidents, such as narrow and broken roads, fast driving, over loading, driving by the unskilled drivers, use of search lights, usage of mobile while driving and breaking traffic rules. These are the main issues which increase traffic ...

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No internet facility in Kalat city

I would like to draw the attention of concerned authorities towards absence of internet facility in Kalat city. Now days the people are getting fastest services of internet in different parts of Pakistan, but unfortunately the citizens of Kalat are deprived of such latest benefits. Internet facility of 3G, 4G and EVO is not available in Kalat. For more than ...

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Need of Literacy Centers in Kalat

Illiteracy is common matter in Kalat district. The people belong to very poor families in the district. The people are uneducated, mainly, women are very backward. There is great need to educate women and it is still possible if government of Balochistan makes efforts. The women will be literate if government of Balochistan establishes literacy centers. The establishment of literacy ...

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Neglected cricket and players in Turbat need attentions

By: Adnan Maqsood Muddasir, a brilliant left hand batsman and a wicket keeper from Turbat, plays cricket with a great interest. Two years ago Muddasir was selected in U-16 cricket player in Turbat and his next trails were in Quetta. He went and performed greatly and was selected for U-16 cricket team of Quetta. He scored more than 210 runs in overall ...

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UNHCR supporting vulnerable women to stand on their own feet

By: Humera Karim QUETTA:  It was an uphill task for a 27-year-old Afghan refugee girl to live in a traditional society having no source of income, skills and exposure – but thanks to UNHCR’s Safe from the Start programme which skilled her and empowered her, she is becoming self-reliant. Born and raised in Quetta, Fareeda Bibi’s family fled Afghanistan due ...

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Balochistan Awami Party’s Manzoor Kakar wins Senate by-election

QUETTA: The Secretary General of Balochistan Awami Party Manzoor Kakar won the Senate seat during the by-polls on Monday. According to details, Kakar secured 38 votes, while Balochistan National Party (Mengal)’s Ghulam Nabi Mari was the close second with 23 votes in the polling held at the Balochistan provincial assembly. The seat fell vacant after the death of PkMAP Senator ...

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Chief Justice to announce judgement on ‘Population Control’ case tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: The Chief Justice (CJ) Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday issued strict directives to the federal government after expressing grave concerns on the measures being taken to control population growth in the country. Reportedly, the apex court came down hard on health secretary captain (Rtd) Zahid Saeed after resuming the case pertaining to curb population growth. The health secretary admitted ...

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Society is facing multiple problems due to ill planning in health sector, says President Dr. Arif Alvi

RAWALPINDI: President Dr. Arif Alvi has directed the Ministry of Health to evolve a comprehensive policy to observe a “fitness day” every year to create awareness among the people about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Addressing a function in Rawalpindi, the president said our society is facing multiple problems due to ill planning in the health sector. He said, ...

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