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KHUZDAR: Transparency and citizens’ participation in budget making process found lacking at district level in Baluchistan

KHUZDAR: Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) has revealed in its study that Budget Call letters delayed, budget time line is not followed properly and none of the 20 surveyed districts have involved the general public and the stakeholders in budget making. According to the ‘Study of Budget Making Process at District Level in Baluchistan, only 4 districts issued ...

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The newly-elected MC Chairman chairs after no-trust motion

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: The newly-elected Chairman Municipal Committee Engineer Abdul Rehman Mandokhail has vowed to resolve the basic issues confronted by the citizens as his first priority. He said concrete steps would be taken for the improvement of sanitation, sewerage and other civic facilities in populous city Zhob. Addressing the first session of Municipal Committee he cordially thanked all ...

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Justice (retd) Yaseenzai nominated as Balochistan governor

ISLAMABAD: Justice (retired) Amanullah Khan Yasinzai has been appointed Governor Balochistan. According to the details  President Arif Alvi, on the advice of Prime Minister Imran Khan, appointed Justice Amanullah Khan as Governor Balochistan. Amanullah Khan Yasinzai was born in 1954 in Quetta and completed his Bachelors’ and Master’s degree from Lahore and started his law practice in 1981. He was ...

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Civil society organizations raise demand to ensure participation of local population in budget making process at district level

QUETTA: The civil society organizations can watch the budget making process to improve governance issues at provincial level, said Raja Shoaib Akber, senior program manager Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) Islamabad. While addressing the participants of two-day workshop in Quetta, senior program manager CPDI emphasized the vital role of   civil society organizations for improving governance challenges and budget ...

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Balochistan: Fighting Gender Equality in Political Process

By: Mariyam Suleman  With her colorful traditional Balochi dress, (now a housewife) Amina Baloch is unwavering in purpose. Few years back, she was keenly aware of the expectations the women in her area had of her as their councilor in Neghey, 300 kilometers from the provincial capital of Quetta, a village in the district of Kuzdar.        Amina ...

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Women-Oriented Politics: A Challenge for Balochistan

By: Mariyam Suleman As a local active woman in Gwadar, Asma Baloch participated in political activities with some of her senior colleagues for several years, finally, as part of Balochistan National Party; she made her way into the local government of Gwadar as a councilor. The prospect of becoming part of the local leadership made her feel, she recalled recently- ...

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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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