Human Rights

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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Infant Young Child Feeding Strategy Balochistan 2018-2022 formally launched

By: Saeed Yousuf QUETTA: Balochistan Nutrition Programme for Mothers and Children (BNPMC) Health Department Government of Balochistan with the support of UNICEF formally disseminated the IYCF (Infant Young Child Feeding) formally launched on 22 June 2018- 2022. Addressing to the participants of ceremony Provincial Secretary Health Mr Saleh Mohammed Nasar said that launching of Infant young child feeding strategy is ...

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Child Marriage: How the childhood of girls is robbed in Balochistan

 By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch The month of March in Balochistan’s winter zones comes with some interests for school going children when their schools open after winter vacation. The new classes, new reading writing materials, new school backpacks increase curiosity of students for going school. However, for Sankina, 13, in the village of Iskalkoo, district Kalat , the school going month ...

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Rs19.4 Billion allocated for promotion of health sector in Balochistan 

QUETTA: The Director General Health Services, Balochistan has said that Balochistan Government has allocated Rs19.4 billion for the promotion of health sector in the budget of new fiscal year 2018. Talking to Radio Pakistan on Friday, he said that Balochistan government is taking concrete measures for promotion of health sector so that basic health facilities could be provided to all ...

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Sindh’s First Youth Policy Launched

KARACHI: Over 400 participants, including provincial ministers, government officials, international donors and members of the civil society gathered to celebrate the launch of Sindh’s first ever youth policy on Friday. The policy drew support from Oxfam, Bargad, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Oxfam, Right Here Right Now (RHRN) and Civil Society Support Programme (CSSP) and a number of ...

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Sarfaraz Bugti terms early Child Marriage an alarming social issue in Balochistan

QUETTA: Provincial Home minister Sarfaraz Bugti has termed early child marriage an alarming social issue in Balochistan. He assured that he would make efforts to table bill in upcoming assembly session for enactment of Balochistan Child Marriage Prohibition laws. He made these comments while speaking to the participants of Provincial level Advocacy Consultation with Policy Makers from Social Welfare Department, Ministry ...

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