Editorial

Editorial: Election Rigging in Balochistan

2013 General elections proved to be one of the most controversial elections in history of Pakistan. Election rigging saga that started right next day after elections has come to an ended after the release of report of Judicial Commission formed to prove election rigging. Judicial commission rejected the charges of PTI that elections were systematically rigged to benefit PML-N. The ...

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Editorial: Too Little Too Late

A delegation comprising of National Party (NP) leaders met Khan of Kalat in London last week. Khan of Kalat, Prince Suleman Dawood, heard them and politely refused to return to Balochistan on their request. This latest move by Dr. Malik Baloch and his party members is too little too late for solving the Balochistan conflict. When Dr. Malik Baloch took ...

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Editorial: Flaws In Recruitment Process

Balochistan is the most impoverished province of Pakistan. Living stand of people in Balochistan is lowest among all the provinces of Pakistan. Unemployment is rampant in the province and it’s really hard for educated youth to get jobs. Government jobs are the only source of employment in the province. In such scenario recruitment process of government jobs must have been ...

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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

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

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

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

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

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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