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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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No Gas pressure by SSGC creates several sufferings for people in Kalat

By: Sayyed Farooq Shah  Natural Gas was discovered at Sui, Balochistan in 1952 but the gas pipeline to district Kalat was laid by the government of Gen Parvez Musharaf in 2006. Ironically, very soon people faced low gas pressure after only one year of its inception. By the time, Gas pressure decreased to a very low point. Unfortunately, as the ...

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Punjgur: The govt school which opens  after a decade

By: Rafeeq Chaakar The Govt Middle School in Diz Prom, located 100 km away from Punjgur city, has re-opened after remaining closed due to militants threats for more than a decade reviving the hopes and dreams of many local children. There is only one middle school in the area for the education of local children. Pak Voices talked to Afzal ...

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Disability is not inability: Miraj Bibi’s determination to achieve her dreams

By: Humera Karim  QUETTA: Heading towards the ‘Safe from the Start’ centre with a hobbled walk, a 27-year-old Afghan refugee teacher is confident and indifferent to the bullies around. Miraj Bibi was born with a rounded back in Quetta, the north-western city which is the provincial capital of Balochistan, Pakistan. Her spine developed a twist that later affected her legs. ...

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Kalatu Bandar: An inviting beach in Ormara

By: Hani Ramzan The tents of fishermen in the heart of the nearby hill, the noise of seabirds, torrents of breeze from the sea and the incessant music of waves are the scenes that enchant visitors at first sight. Boatmakers could be seen busy in refurbishing and repairing the boast at the beach. If you travel from Pasni to Ormara, ...

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