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Oxfam Hosts Policy Dialogue on Women’s Mobility and Economic Empowerment

ISLAMABAD:  As part of Oxfam’s international 16 days of activism campaign against gender-based violence, a policy dialogue ‘Free from Fear: Women’s Mobility and Economic Empowerment’ was held at the Serena hotel. The campaign raises awareness about gender-based violence on local, national, and international levels between November 25th, the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women – December 10th, Human ...

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Two including a woman murdered in the name of honour in Gul Kach

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: An infuriated man killed his sister and another young man in the name of honour in Gul Kacharea of Toi Khwla tehsil here. According to police the man killed his sister along another man in the name of honor and escaped from the crime scene after committing the crime. Police have lodged the case and started ...

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Quetta: Protest continues for safe release of Baloch missing persons   

Quetta: Human rights activists and family members of Baloch missing persons have been protesting for the safe release of their loved ones outside the press club Quetta. On Thursday along with family members of Baloch missing persons, a huge number of human rights activists, members of the civil society and lawyers carried out a protest outside the Press Club demanding ...

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Dry spell causes dust allergy, affects wheat crop in rain-fed areas

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: Despite the fact that district Zhob falls in the rainy ‘monsoon’ range yet the area has not received rain since long time. The prolonged dry spell and weather change have led to a significant increase in dust allergy, cough, chest and throat infections, especially among the infants. Both the public and private hospitals are seen packed ...

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Front-line anti-polio workers render more, receive less; says N-Stop Officer

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: “Polio campaigners administering anti-polio drops to children are facing hardships fighting the crippling disease, but they are receiving less incentive,” said N-Stop Officer Dr. Muhammad Amin, who also supervises the District Polio Control Room (DPCR) in the district. Despite all challenges face by frontline anti-polio workers including cultural bearers, long distances, scattered population and lack of ...

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Social activists demand legislation on child marriages in Balochistan

QUETTA: Social activists from Non-Government Organizations have demanded immediate release of notification for Provisional Commission on Status of Women, Child Marriage Prohibition Law and Appointment of Ombudsperson (women harassment act at work place. Addressing a joint news conference on Friday the social workers Sana Durrani, Abdul Sattar Baloch, Gul Khan Naseer, Zia Baloch, Rubina and Rizwan said that they had ...

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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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In Balochistan 1.5 children don’t go to school, says Social Welfare Deptt

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: In order to achieve the objectives of International Literacy Day, Social Welfare Literacy and Non-formal Education department organized a seminar at Model high school to mark the day in a befitting and graceful manner here. A large number of people from different walks of life including educationists, teachers, civil society members, journalists and students attended the ...

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Quetta: 25 killed, several injured in suspected suicide attack outside a polling station

QUETTA: a least  25 people were killed and 30 injured in a suspected suicide attack outside a polling station in eastern outskirts of Quetta of Quetta, police and local media reported Wednesday. A suspected suicide bomber, acting alone, tried to enter a polling station on the eastern outskirts of Quetta, capital of Balochistan province, but blew himself up when he ...

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 Candidates commit to reforming Gwadar schools in their constituencies 

GWADAR: Several politicians from various political parties gathered on Friday at a political convention to discuss the failing state of education in District Gwadar, analyse the five-year education plans of contesting candidates and probe reasonable solutions to ensure quality education across the government-run schools. The convention was organized by Baamsaar, and attended by Hammal Kalmati (PB-51, Balochistan National Party), Kaouda ...

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