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The color of stars: Ali Baksh Dad’s educational documentary

By: Uziar Nizar Baloch In a recent research conducted by Alf-Ailan, it has been studied that 70% children cannot go to school in Balochistan and among 12000 schools some 7000 schools are closed, some have been military camps and some have been  destroyed and have not been rebuilt. The documentary “The color of stars” has been filmed on one of ...

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Poverty and its solution

By:  Siyyed Abdul Kareem Shah Some people say that poverty is a curse, some people consider it as It’s fate. But the question is really confusing, what is poverty? How it can be defined? The poverty according to the sociologists: “is a financial state of an individual in which, the person is lack of it’s basic and financial needs”. Poverty ...

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Quetta remembers attack on lawyers on 2nd anniversary

By: Sana Samad On 8th August 2016, there was an attack on a group of lawyers and journalists in Quetta that killed more than 70 people, and leaving over a 100 injured. This attack came in the wake of another attack earlier that day which killed the former president of Balochistan Bar Association, Bilal Anwar Kasi. The second attack took ...

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Electricity crisis in Mekran  

By: Ali Jan Maqsood The crisis of electricity in Mekran for last month is yet another matter for the people in Makran region. Makran covers Kech, Gwadar and Panjgor districts in Balochistan.  The electrical based businesses of the division are thoroughly disturbed because of unavailability of electricity. Basically, electricity of Mekran is supplied from Iran. Numerous suspects on shortage of ...

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Impartial analysis of election 2018

 By: Abdul Rasool Syed Thanks to heavens, election is over. Amidst endogenous and exogenous threats to sabotage the process, it was conducted peacefully throughout country except one incident of Quetta carnage. For this our armed forces alongside polling staff deserve our heartfelt kudos since without their unflinching aid, it could not have been possible to execute the polls successfully. As ...

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‘Monopoly’ ends after three decades; Ind candidate wins PA seat

By Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: At last the three-decade ‘monopoly’ on the provincial assembly seat ended as contractor-turned-politician won the seat amid neck to neck contest here in Zhob’s PB-2 constituency. Independent candidate Mutha Khan Kakar stood successful by getting 16003 votes against the independent candidate Dr. Nawaz Kakar, who bagged 9475 votes, while PML- candidate Sheikh Jaffar Khan Mandokhail obtained ...

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Democracy in Balochistan is an illusion

By Mariyam Suleman One of the bloodied attacks in Balochistan on 13th July during an election campaign took more than hundred lives and injured more than hundred others. Recalling all such attacks in the last one decade in the province, one can find thousands of people killed and injured. What makes it easy for the terrorists to target the same ...

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Makran region still suffers with very limited electricity supply  

By: Sami Parvez For last two weeks there has been 18-19 hours load shedding in Makran division. The power outrage begins from 11am-4a or 5am. There is just 5-6 hours availability of electricity in 24 hours. Some sources say that QESCO has not paid the yearly amount to Iran government which has caused the power shutdown; however, some call it ...

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Education system yields little for Balochistan’s children

By: Munaj Gul Muhammad Balochistan is far behind as far as quality of education is concerned and a recent survey has revealed that the literacy rate in Balochistan is merely 33 percent. There are hundreds or thousands of ghost schools in the province and no one seems to heed the loss of the children and the government continues to neglect ...

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Sectarianism in Pakistan  

By:  Hafsa Gul  Pakistan was created on the basis of religion and no doubt religion played an important role in the unity of the Muslims in the Sub-continent. At the very beginning of the creation of a new counrty, many factors gave hard time to Pakistan. Some of them were; Regional realities, racial and linguistic problems. The ideology couldn’t or ...

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