Human Rights

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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Balochistan Freedom of Information Act 2005 termed as the weakest law in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) has urged the Balochistan government to replace freedom of information Act 2005 with an effective and robust right to information law. Out of four provinces, Balochistan has the weakest right to information law. Executive Director, CPDI, Amer Ejaz, said on Monday “Like provincial governments of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh, federal government ...

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Karachi: Demonstration held against shortage of drinking water in Gwadar

By: Shoaib Durrazai KARACHI: Residents of Gwadar and members of Civil Society Gwadar held a demonstration against shortage of drinking water here on Monday outside Karachi Press Club (KPC). The protesters had arrived from Gwadar to Karachi covering 700km distance just to raise the issue. Addressing the protest, speakers said that Balochistan government had completely failed to provide drinking water ...

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Expelled Baloch students restored, VC & ASA step back

ISLAMABAD: Expelled Baloch students of Quaid i Azam University Islamabad have been restored after long one month long and hunger strike till death. According to the details Quaid i Azam University Islamabad administration has decided to restore the expelled students. The decision was taken in a meeting held today between Voice chancellor, ASA, federal education minister and other officials in ...

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Senators Walkout over Disappearance of Baloch Woman

ISLAMABAD: The combined opposition along with Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) senators – an ally of ruling PML-N – staged a walkout from the Senate in protest against the disappearance of wife and children of a Baloch insurgent Dr Allah Nazar from Balochistan. Chairman Senate Raza Rabbani also took serious notice of the matter and warned the State Minister for ...

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Older People rights will be protected through Senior Citizen Act :Secretary Social welfare

QUETTA: Population ageing is a global issue now and world is experiencing a demographic transition. Increasing longevity is one of humanity’s greatest achievements. However, Population ageing presents social, economic and cultural challenges to individuals, families, societies and the global community. Department of Social welfare, Government of Balochistan and HelpAge international organized a Sensitization workshop here in Quetta on Population ageing ...

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Social media activists seek justice for Traffic Constable allegedly killed by MPA Majeed Achakazi

QUETTA: Social Media activists have launched a campaign against Member of Provincial Assembly Abdul Majeed Achakazi, allegedly for killing a traffic constable by running his vehicle over him.   The traffic police Constable Haji Attahullah died after Pashtoonkhuwa Mili Awami Party (PK MAP) lawmaker Majeed Achakzai’s vehicle hit him at Shaheed Fayaz Sunbel Chowk on Tuesday night.  According to SSP Traffic ...

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How Wars and Disasters Fuel Child Labor

By: Susan Raqib Hazrat Hussain, 10, loads bricks onto a truck. Hazrat doesn’t go to school and works alongside his two teenage brothers at a brick kiln outside Kabul.   Rahimullah, a 15-year-old Afghan boy, told Human Rights Watch last year that he has worked as a brick maker for five years, working from 4:00 a.m. until nightfall. “My smaller siblings ...

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Dearth of Facilities in Schools Leaves Education System Broken in Balochistan

By: Mir Behram Baloch “I can’t attend school,” says Mahwish, a seven grader at a school in a village near Kalat district. She admits that there has been a rise in number of students in her school in the past few years but many of her friends alike her have left school too. What is causing Mahwish and students like ...

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Discrimination against Balochistan – A big flaw of Islamabad

By: Muntaha Fatima Balochistan is the 4rth largest province of Pakistan comprising of 347,190 sq kilometer, having the population of 13millions people. It has reservoirs of Natural resources, minerals, Sui gas hence playing an important role in development of Pakistan by contributing in fuel requirements. It has amazing tourist spots including Hanna lake, Hangol national park, Astola Island that also ...

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