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Health sector accountability—whose domain?

Health sector accountability—whose domain?

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch   It was shocking news for Abdul Razzaq when he came to know that he had been diagnosed with cancer. The painful saga continued and he lost his complete hand up-to shoulder in two different surgeries.   “I had fever and visited a doctor for checkup, he gave me an injection. However, instead of recovering, my arm ...

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Administratively disowned juniper forest of Harboi

Administratively disowned juniper forest of Harboi

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch Abdul Slam, 42, is one of the hundreds of wood cutters who regularly chop juniper trees from mountains of Harboi located in Kalat district of Balochistan, one of the rare and centuries’ old forests in the world. Slam is least aware if he is chopping down what may otherwise be a biosphere reserve and cultural treasure ...

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50 bedded hospital awaits completion for 8 years

50 bedded hospital awaits completion for 8 years

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch KALAT: Imam Bakhsh, 45, with his wife and two month old baby, has traveled on a donkey cart from Sour area of Kalat district, some 50 Km away from District Head Quarter to get her sick wife and malnourished baby checked by a doctor. However, the destination has not come yet, because they will have to ...

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The notion of “Cancer ~death, no longer”, doesn’t seem acceptable in Balochistan

The notion of “Cancer ~death, no longer”, doesn’t seem acceptable in Balochistan

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch The growing numbers of cancer patients’ along with the responsibilities of government authorities in Balochistan are also increasing the tasks of volunteers and journalists in Balochistan. Most of the patients of different ages belong to poor families who are unable to bear the cost of life saving treatment. The recent past has witnessed that volunteers and ...

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The Neglected fisher folk of Gwadar

The Neglected fisher folk of Gwadar

By: Javed Siddique When I was in my native village Pishukan, a town nearby Gwadar city, I was curious to know the views of native fisher folk on their miseries and the role of government. I put questioned some old age and experienced persons of this community. Ibrahim Omar, 70, answered questions about his profession and difficulties they were facing. ...

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