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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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Hothabad’s Learning Crisis: How bad is the situation?

By: Ali Jan Maqsood Hothabad a small village in Balochistan with 5,000 residents, about 40 kilometers west of Turbat has a middle school for boys and a primary school for girls. About 250 students are enrolled in the middle school. Despite this, the literacy rate in the area is less than 30 per cent among boys aged between seven and ...

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The rise of ‘’Substantiate Peace In Usta Muhammad” campaign

By: Jafar Mastoi Usta Mohammad, a city in district Jaffarabad is once again on the curb of worsening  law and ordersituation. This is not the first time to say that the public has suffered extreme violent circumstances against the stability of peace. In every morning when a citizen wakes up and goes to the market to fulfill the needs of ...

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Solo biker for spreading message of peace and love

By:  Bilal Mohammad Shahi QUETTA: Motorcyclist Abdullah Al Noor Mohammad Shahi visited 132 cities of Pakistan, accomplishing his mission of spreading peace and building a positive image of Balochistan in the rest of country. When he reached Quetta in May , the citizens of Quetta received him with a warm welcome after completing his 47–day journey at Quetta’s Metropolitan Garden. People ...

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