Features

The Zero Hunger Goal and Malnutrition in Balochistan

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch Kaleemullah, 35, has frequent visits to Basic Health Unit Iskalkoo these days with his  two and half years old boy Abdul Rauf, who doctors say is malnourished, to get checked and receive the prescribed Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF), the Plumpy’Nut specifically designed to treat acute malnutrition without complications.  However, he returns his home hopelessly, when he ...

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Child Marriage: How the childhood of girls is robbed in Balochistan

 By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch The month of March in Balochistan’s winter zones comes with some interests for school going children when their schools open after winter vacation. The new classes, new reading writing materials, new school backpacks increase curiosity of students for going school. However, for Sankina, 13, in the village of Iskalkoo, district Kalat , the school going month ...

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MMR: Who should mothers hold responsible for their death in Balochistan?

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch Khair Bibi, 26, breathed her last, when she was struggling to give birth to her second child. Her family members claim that she was thrice taken to District Head Quarter (DHQ), but she was given no treatment. She was brought from Kapoto, a village some 35 kilo meter away from Kalat city. Her family members allege ...

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Child Marriages Threaten Lives and Rights of Girls in Balochistan

By: Munaj Gul Mohammad Our world today believes in the Sustainable Development Goals and their promise to create progress that will improve lives across the world. But when every year young girls are married off, they are ultimately locked away from a better life. Young girls in Balochistan are no exception. Some with great dreams of future and some too ...

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UNHCR helps people to get rid of drug addiction

By: Humera Karim QUETTA: Rahmatullah, a 26-year-old Afghan refugee was a bright student and wanted to become an engineer. He would score top marks. His life took a turn for the worst and he ended up addicted to heroin. “The first puff of a cigarette inhaling heroin deep inside and I was on top of the world. It was an ...

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Illegal Fishing in Balochistan Coast Causes Catches to Fall Faster

By: Mariyam Suleman The Balochistan government’s failure to take steps against illegal fishing vessels in Balochistan coast, prevent the growth of fisheries industry in Balochistan, causing severe damage to marine life and rise economic crisis for local fishermen. The ongoing disputes raised in the Balochistan coast beginning in early 2000, are often portrayed as being centered to fishermen community only. ...

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Polytechnic College Uthal remains dysfunctional for several years

 By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch Saeed Ahmed, 27, was an 8th-grade student when he came to know that newly commenced construction at his home town Uthal was of Polytechnic College. Knowing this he was over excited that his dream could come true and he would become an engineer. The construction of the building was completed some many years ago, unfortunately, Saeed ...

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Turbat : Khairabad Girls High School  sans teachers  

By: Rizwan Fakhir Turbat The only high school for girls in Khairabad village of Balochistan province is a perfect case of bad governance where teachers remain unavailable for past five years. Khairabad is a village in Kech district of the province, located at a distance of 40 kilometers from the district headquarters of Turbat. Govt. Girls High School, Khairabad is ...

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Concerns over the Medical entrance tests in Balochistan

By: Aiz Ejaz For the last few day a huge crowd of students are being seen in front of the Quetta press club, chanting the slogan: We want fair test, we want justice and demanding from the concern authority to listen their voice. They are demonstrating without a pause to say repeatedly that they are the victims of irregularities; they ...

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Gaddani: Victims of Sea Erosion still remain shelter less

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch GADDANI: Sea erosion is a natural phenomenon that takes place along the coastal areas, causing loss of property and resulting hardships for the inhabitants.  Along the coast of Pakistan, Gaddani is also one of the affected areas by sea erosion. Sea erosion has submerged and  damaged houses of the poor fishermen, government owned buildings, religious places ...

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