Human Rights

CHAGAI: Labourers working fencing at Pak-Afghan border demand payment of wages after being defrauded by private contractors

CHAGAI: Several labourers have demanded the authorities concerned to get paid their wages as two private contractors allegedly defrauded them after completing the fencing work under the supervision of Army in Bahramchah and surroundings at Pak-Afghan border in Chagai district. During a press conference at Dalbandin Press Club, Ali Akbar, Inayatullah, Mehrullah, Mohammad Ibrahim, Abdul Malik and their colleagues said ...

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UNHCR donates medical equipment to Children Hospital Quetta

QUETTA: UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency provided state-of-the-art medical equipment to Children Hospital Quetta as part of its ongoing work to support the Provincial Government and improve public health care services in hospitals in Balochistan. The equipment valued at Rs.7 million includes a fully automated chemistry analyzer, an instrument used for the biochemical testing of total bilirubin, urea, creatinine, liver ...

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UNHCR’s skills project empowered refugee woman to earn at home amid coronavirus outbreak

By: Humera Karim QUETTA: Saleema Habibullah, an Afghan refugee, has faced enormous struggles in her lifetime. Despite the tragic losses that she experienced, she leads a life free from fear and full of hope for the future, even in the most difficult of times. “I was only twenty when all the men in my family where killed in a bombing ...

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Anti-harassment committees haven’t been established yet in all govt and non-governmental organizations of Balochistan

By:  Abdul Hadi Najma,23, was among the fortunate girls who was allowed by her family to do master’s in university. Najma completed her one and half year happily until the province was shaken by harassment scandal. Najma says, “ I was allowed to do master’s degree but the university scandal turned the situation to worst for me as my elder ...

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Replace Balochistan Freedom of Information Act 2005 with a Robust Right to Information Law: CPDI

ISLAMABAD: CPDI demands provincial government of Balochistan to replace ineffective Freedom of Information Ordinance 2005 with a robust Right to information law. This is crucial in light of Article 19-A of Constitution of Pakistan where right to information is recognized as a fundamental human right. Public bodies of Balochistan are reluctant to share information andcitizens of Balochistan are deprived of ...

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Internet access: The need of the hour in Makran

By: Munaj Gul Muhammad The advancement of the technologies in the 21st century remain invisible particularly in Turbat, generally in overall Balochistan; though, the technologies and access to internet became the exigent requirement of today’s society, but unfortunately, it remains every day’s epidemic of Balochistan. The province has always been neglected in every sector, be it, healthcare, educational development or ...

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Shirkat Gah-Quetta conducts workshop on  “The Production of Meaning & Politics of Representation”

QUETTA: A Non-Government Organization (NGO) Shirkat Gah-Quetta (Women`s Resource Center) conducted two days’ workshop on “The Production of Meaning & Politics of Representation” with media professionals on 1st & 2nd October (Tuesday & Wednesday). The analysis of visual/verbal narratives, uses and misuses of gender stereotypes and exercises to enable participants to demonstrate their skills in news reporting of VAW issues ...

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Women activists demanded Government to ratify anti-child marriage law and resolve problems of public   

MASTUNG: Young women representatives of Informal District Assembly demanded the Government and legislators to promulgate anti-child marriage law and implement pro-women laws to advance children and women rights and sort out the burning issues of women and public. “The women and children exploitation, suffering and rights violation is at peak in Balochistan, more than 30 women killed in family honour ...

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Civil Society demands concrete steps for democratic inclusion of Persons with Disabilities

QUETTA: Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) organized a seminar here in Quetta on electoral and political rights of persons with disabilities. The stakeholders discussed in detail the issues surrounding disability and inclusion of PWDs. Mohammad Asif Provincial Coordinator CPDI started the session by recitation of Holly Quran, he welcome the participants the handed over the floor to Mr. ...

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‘Umeed Say Aagay’ awareness campaign initiated in Balochistan

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail  QUETTA: In order to save thousands mothers and children lives, an awareness raising campaign – mother and child health in the first thousand days and beyond has been launched here in the provincial capital Quetta. The campaign titled ‘Umeed Say Aagay’ is aimed to foster a healthy community, where no mother or child dies, due to any ...

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