Features

Government fails to reduce growing unemployment in Balochistan 

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch Quetta: Saeed Ahmed,28, was one of the toppers among National Testing Candidate’s for teaching posts in Union Council Chatkan of Panjgur district, in 2015. Allegedly he was refused to be posted as a teacher, due to the non-availability of vacant post at his UC. This did not happen only in district Panjgur, however, almost in all ...

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Lack of academic staff at colleges affects quality education in Balochistan

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch Students in Balochistan mostly remain unable to continue their college education because of having a limited number of academic staff in colleges. Sadia 23, previously a student of Kalat Degree College, had to give up her studies as there were hardly enough teachers to teach at her college. “I planned to do my BS degree in ...

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Balochistan and the impacts of cancer

By: Munaj Gul Muhammad  Balochistan is the largest province of the Pakistan by area, which covers 44% of Pakistan but least by population. It has been suffering from manifold challenges from the very beginning and many deaths were caused just due to poverty, corruption and the negligence of the provincial & federal governments. Beyond, Balochistan is combating against numerous catastrophic ...

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Down Fall of Pashto Cinema in Quetta

 By: Abdul Hadi Cinema is the most popular and common source of entertainment. Years ago, more than seven cinemas were in Quetta to entertain the viewers of Pashto films. But now the number of Pashto cinemas have decreased to just two in the capital city of Balochistan. A manager of a local cinema says: “the standard the Pashto films have ...

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The beat-up roads of Tump

By: Munaj Gul Muhammd  Several years ago, the Neheng Bridge collapsed due to flooding but it still remains unpaved. Despite the promises of politicians, no step has been taken towards it. Owing to the broken roads legion accidents are occurring on daily basis; however, the broken road (Zubaida Jalal Road) goes to Kolahoo, Meerabad, Nasirabad, Nizarabad, Tump, Mand and some other ...

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UNHCR supporting vulnerable women to stand on their own feet

By: Humera Karim QUETTA:  It was an uphill task for a 27-year-old Afghan refugee girl to live in a traditional society having no source of income, skills and exposure – but thanks to UNHCR’s Safe from the Start programme which skilled her and empowered her, she is becoming self-reliant. Born and raised in Quetta, Fareeda Bibi’s family fled Afghanistan due ...

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Growing trend of Online Journalism in Balochistan

By: Munaj Gul Muhammad Although, Online Journalism in Balochistan has not yet developed enough, but it is not entirely absent in the lest deprived province either. However, Online journalism is a modern form of journalism where the information is brought to the people by the means of internet. As Balochistan’s youths are not well encouraged to work in Online Journalism ...

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Human Development Index: Uncovering where Balochistan Stands

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch Recently, Chinese government revealed the number of higher education scholarships allocated for the youth of Balochistan which is around 7,000 annually. However, among currently enrolled 25,000 students in Chinese universities, less than 200 students are from Balochistan. The Chinese authorities shared this data with the delegation of tribal leaders during their visit to China. Former member ...

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The Plight of the Gwadar Citizens

By: Mariyam Suleman As the fireworks lit up the port-city of Gwadar for its 60th year celebration of being a part of Pakistan, its citizens seem lost somewhere between the brightness of promises of future development and darkness of their unresolved issues. Gwadar, with its deep-sea port and the ambitious project China Pakistan Economic Corridor(CPEC) is all set to emerge ...

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Refugees turned the desert green

By: Humera Karim CHAGHI:  Afghan refugees in the remote district of Chagai putting in efforts to transform the rocks and desert into the green farms – contributing to the local economy and a better environment. Posti Refugee village is a self-sufficient organic farm in the barren hills of a rocky desert area in District Chaghi, in the North West corner ...

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