Human Rights

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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Will tree plantation cause rain in Gwadar?

By: Barkatullah Baloch In order to resolve water crisis in Gwadar, the Gwadar Development Authority is planning to bring about change in the climate of the city with an effective plantation. In an interview with Pak Voices, Hamal Afreen, Environment Officer at GDA, opined that rain is the natural and healthier solution to the water crises in the long run. In ...

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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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All available resources will be utilized to remove poverty from the province, says CM Balochistan  

QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo has said that all available resources would be utilized to remove poverty from the province. He said this while talking to a delegation of United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) lead by Regional Director South Asia Ms. Jean Gough called on him here on Thursday. Chief Secretary Balochistan Aurangzeb Haque, Additional ...

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Prominent human rights activist Asma Jahangir passes away in Lahore

LAHORE: Leading Pakistani human rights advocate, lawyer and former UN special rapporteur Asma Jahangir has died of cardiac arrest, her family said Sunday. She was 66. According to her sister, Hina Jilani, the funeral arrangements have yet to be announced. her daughter Munizae Jahangir, In a  statement by said that the  family waited for relatives to return to their hometown ...

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Gaddani: Victims of Sea Erosion still remain shelter less

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch GADDANI: Sea erosion is a natural phenomenon that takes place along the coastal areas, causing loss of property and resulting hardships for the inhabitants.  Along the coast of Pakistan, Gaddani is also one of the affected areas by sea erosion. Sea erosion has submerged and  damaged houses of the poor fishermen, government owned buildings, religious places ...

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Gwadar’s growing water war

By: Mariyam Suleman The heart of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) struggles with thirst after years of chronic water shortages and soaring rates of water-borne diseases. As the regional hub of global trade network enters a new phase of development, more people, and on-going construction work are using up the scant water supply. Due to a shortage of clean water, one ...

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Parliamentarians vow to end Violence Against Women

ISLAMABAD:  A dialogue between Parliamentarians and Civil Society on the Status of Women Protection Laws was organised by Oxfam in collaboration with Women’s Parliamentary Caucus (WPC), Bedari and Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Studies (PIPS). The event hosted many notable women leaders including Senator Seher Kamran, MNA Tahira Aurangzeb, Speaker Balochistan Assembly Rahila Hameed Khan, MNA SuriyaAsghar, MPA Sindh Assembly Rana ...

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Quetta: 9 killed, 55 injured in blast, gun attack on Church

QUETTA: At least nine people, including a woman, were killed in a blast and 55 others injured at a Catholic church in Quetta’s Zarghoon Road on Sunday afternoon. According to Quetta Deputy Commissioner Farukh Atiq, at least Nine people lost their lives and 55 others injured in the attack on the church. Home Minister Balochistan Sarfaraz talking to the media ...

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Water Scarcity: Permanent crisis for Gwadar residents

By: Badil Baloch  “CPEC is a game changer”. “Gwadar will become Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong”. “Gwadar deep-sea port changing the face of Pakistan”. These are the statements that we often hear coming from the Govt. officials in the media about Gwadar. Let’s accept that all of this is true. But the residents of Gwadar tell a totally different story. ...

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