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A New Year’s resolution to remember

By: Zeeshan Nasir  December and the last month of the year is going to end.  people are excited to celebrate the New Year’s Eve around the world. This year was devastating for some while brought joy for many. I had also witnessed many incidents which had splashed across my mind. But for people in Balochistan, the good news remains stagnant as ...

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Breaking the education dichotomy in Balochistan

By:  Munaj Gul Muhammd Beyond, Balochistan has been suffering from manifold challenges from the very beginning of its existence and a lot of people’s deaths were caused due to poverty and corruption. Although, province is one of the most neglected parts of Pakistan where most of the young citizens are compelled to work in garages, hotels, fields and other sectors ...

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Salaar demands gynecologist, round the clock electricity for DHQ hospital

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: Amid chilly weather and under open sky, a social worker Fazal Salaar (visible service) supported by civil society has set up a protest camp in front of press club for the acceptance of his demands. Although the administration left no stone unturned to remove the camp but failed. People from all walks of life have thronged ...

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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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