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Editorial: Online Journalism in Balochistan

Journalism, like any other institution or art, has undergone through various evolutionary stages since the practice of disseminating information of public interest began centuries ago. There were times when print media ruled the world of information but electronic media added a new chapter into it in mid-20th century. However, the insatiable quest of man for knowledge kept climbing the ladders ...

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Editorial: Others Should Follow the Suit

There are very few examples of administrative excellence in this country; however, if there are any, they must be appreciated. Getting a passport a few years back in this country was an arduous task where long queues apart, complaints of bribe and corruption were off and on related to the officials of the regional offices of Directorate General of Immigration ...

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Editorial: Masses Denied Decent Public Transport

Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan, has been denied facilities of a decent public transport service which has resulted in many implications of intricate kind not only for the public but also for the masses. The current public transport services in Quetta, lamentably, are in utter poor conditions which attract no commuters and create more problems for the masses than ...

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Editorial: Non-Biodegradable Waste of Quetta

Quetta, once known for its beauty, clean air and healthfulness, has degenerated into a marshland of problems. Population of this city has exponentially grown through natural and doubtful naturalisation processes but without any proper corresponding planning to meet the needs of the population. Hence, the entire city has turned into a large slum, with sights of litter dumps, filth and ...

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Editorial: ‘Fit for Promotion’

‘For forms of Government let fools contest; whatever is best administered is the best,” said Alexandar Pope. Service delivery at Government Departments has always remained a sorry figure. Name a department and you will find miserable tale of inefficiency, lack of good governance, weariness towards work, averseness to punctuality and a psychology of corruption ruling the roost. The mega scandal ...

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Editorial: Population Control in Balochistan

It was to the surprise of everyone that during the routine registration the census team came across a man having as many as 54 children. Abdul Majeed, a resident of Nushki, has married six times and fathers 42 living children while 12 have died. Two of his wives had passed away but he had married two more after their death ...

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Editorial: World Cancer Day

Perhaps the most daunting challenge for the oncologist worldwide is the combating cancer. According to the estimates from the International Agency for Research (IARC), there were 41.1 million new cases and 8.2 million deaths worldwide in 2012 while the global burden is expected to shoot up to 21.7 million new cancer cases and 13 million deaths until 2030. American Cancer ...

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Editorial: A step in the right direction

Libraries and cultural centres are reflective characteristics of such nations that are live to the value and importance of not only education and rapidly changing world but also that of their culture, tradition, literature, folklore and peculiar life style.  The opening of Quaid-e-Azam Library and Noori Naseer Khan Cultural Complex Auditorium at the provincial capital indeed is a move in ...

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Editorial: Balochistan Disaster Response

More than 13 people reported to have been killed and countless injured so far in the wake of recent calamitous downpours and snowfall across the province. Many mud houses caved in, burying the inhabitants under the debris. Very unfortunate as it is, one of the many impacts of climate change, and perhaps the most disastrous in nature, is that it ...

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Editorial: Mushtaq Raisani’s Plea Bargain

The Executive Board of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in a disclosure move on Wednesday accepted the plea bargain request of more than Rs2 billion of Balochistan Finance Secretary Mushtaq Ahmad Raisani and Sohail Majeed Shah, the contractor and front man of Mir Khalid Khan Langov, ex-adviser to CM Balochistan for Finance. In line with a press release issued by NAB ...

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