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Editorial: Local Governments Should Be Made Functional In Balochistan

Editorial: Local Governments Should Be Made Functional In Balochistan

Balochistan has the distinction of becoming the first province to have conducted local body elections. It also holds the record of conducting local body polls over a period of 14 months. After a long wait, Local governments in most of districts of Balochistan were finally given charge earlier this year. Since then several complaints have been heard from the elected ...

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Editorial: Urgent Steps Required To Tackle Drought Crisis

Editorial: Urgent Steps Required To Tackle Drought Crisis

Balochistan is home to several problems and the most recent problem to have surfaced is a drought. Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has stated that 29 out of 32 districts of Balochistan are facing drought conditions due to fewer rainfalls last year. The scale of the impact of this drought can be catastrophic for people living in rural areas of ...

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Editorial: Next Chairman Senate Should Be From Balochistan

Editorial: Next Chairman Senate Should Be From Balochistan

Senate elections took place on 5th March and that resulted in increasing the political temperature of the country. Senate elections witnessed some controversies in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) assembly, method of voting for FATA senators was changed at eleventh hour and in Balochistan some unexpected candidates won amid allegations of horse trading. At the moment, a tug of war is taking ...

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Editorial: Discrimination Against Balochistan In Electricity Supply Should Be Stopped

Editorial: Discrimination Against Balochistan In Electricity Supply Should Be Stopped

On Monday, Farmers of Balochistan blocked all major roads in protest against electricity load shedding. According to their claim, they have lost Rs. 147 billion in agriculture products due to 23 hours of daily load shedding. Balochistan is the biggest victim of electricity load shedding and this fact is not very well known in rest of Pakistan. Both Federal government ...

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Editorial: Avoid Shifting Of Quetta Bus Stands To Hazar Ganji

Editorial: Avoid Shifting Of Quetta Bus Stands To Hazar Ganji

Quetta is the capital of Balochistan and the only metropolitan city of the province. People from all corners of Balochistan visit Quetta for official business, treatment in hospitals and shopping. Bus services from all the districts of Balochistan transport passengers to Quetta on daily basis. Buses from Baloch belt are parked at a make-shift bus stand in Musa colony on ...

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Editorial: Time To Have Quetta Literature Festival

Editorial: Time To Have Quetta Literature Festival

Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) was successfully concluded on 8th February. Three-day long festival provided the citizens of Karachi with a unique opportunity to get in touch with literature and fulfill their literary desires. Literature festivals in the pattern of KLF are also held in Lahore and Islamabad every year. In Quetta there is abundance of literature loving people and therefore ...

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Editorial: BDF Reflects Lack Of Seriousness By Balochistan Government

Editorial: BDF Reflects Lack Of Seriousness By Balochistan Government

Balochistan Development forum (BDF) is taking place in Marriott hotel Islamabad from 19th to 21th January. BDF is being conducted by Chief Minister’s Policy reforms Unit (CMPRU) with technical support of UNDP. The stated purpose of this forum is to share the development vision of government of Balochistan with federal government and donor agencies and get their support. It’s also ...

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Editorial: All is well in Balochistan

Editorial: All is well in Balochistan

All is well in Balochistan if we believe the regular statements issued by Chief Minister of Balochistan, Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch. The situation on the ground, however, is totally opposite. Yesterday three terrorism incidents took place in Quetta city. In first incident 8 innocent and poor vegetable vendors belonging from Hazara community were gunned down due to their faith. Second ...

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Editorial: Visit Of HRCP Delegation To Balochistan

Editorial: Visit Of HRCP Delegation To Balochistan

This past week, a delegation of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) led by its chairperson, Zohra Yousaf, visited Balochistan. The delegation met with people belonging from different walks of life and on Sunday it addressed a press conference in Quetta. Amongst other things, HRCP chief expressed concerns over the facilitated rise of the religious militancy in Balochistan. President of ...

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Editorial: Death Anniversary of Nawab Akbar Bugti

Editorial: Death Anniversary of Nawab Akbar Bugti

Today is the 8th death anniversary of Nawab Akbar Bugti. The events related to his assassination are still shrouded in mystery. However, everyone knows that he was assassinated on the orders of Musharraf who congratulated his troops after his assassination. Later on, the dictator backtracked form his statements and alleged that Nawab Akbar Bugti had committed suicide. There is no ...

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