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QUETTA: HARD Balochistan organizes one day “Policy Engagement Sessions with Parliamentarians” on  Gender Based Violence

QUETTA: The Health and Rural Development (HARD) Balochistan organized one day “Policy Engagement Sessions with Parliamentarians” related to Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Reproductive Health And Rights (RHR) in Pakistan, here on Wednesday at Serena Hotel Quetta. The event organized with the support of Awaz Foundation Pakistan which is struggling and raising voice with the collaboration of its 48 partners ...

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Pakistan’s economic development and hurdles

By: Dostain Muhammad Bakhsh There is no denying the fact that Pakistan has suffers from abundance conundrums in few years whether politically, socially and economically. However, the dearth of cognizance towards the economy of Pakistan led the country towards chaos and agitation. When it comes to Gross Domestic Product (GDP), it was increasing before 2019. In 2014, the GDP of ...

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QUETTA: UoB Academic Staff and Lecturers Demand Immediate Recovery of Dr. Liaqat Ali Sani  

QUETTA: Officials of Academic Staff Association, University of Balochistan and Balochistan Professors and Lecturers Association have demanded immediate recovery of Dr. Liaqat Ali Sani within 24 hours otherwise they would boycott ongoing Bachelor’s Degree examination. It was demanded at a press conference at Press Club here in Quetta. Talking to the media Dr. Kaleemullah said, “We strongly condemn the indifference ...

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QUETTA: Dr. Liaqat Ali Sani Goes Missing in Mastung

QUETTA: Chairman Brahui Department at University of Balochistan Quetta Dr. Liaquat Ali Sani has gone missing along with his two more Prof. Shabir Ahmed Shahwani and Prof. Nizam Shahwani in Mastung area of Balochistan Saturday morning.   According to the media reports the professors were on way to Khuzdar from Quetta for official visit of ongoing BA exams. Professors’ vehicle ...

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ISLAMABAD: Balochistan Freedom of Information Act 2005 needs amendment  

 ISLAMABAD: Centre for Peace & Development Initiatives (CPDI) organized an online consultative session with the Balochistan stakeholders regarding the Balochistan Freedom of Information Act 2005. The consultative session is a part of the series of consultative sessions organized for reforms in the Balochistan Freedom of Information Act 2005. The participants of the session included Behram Lehri (Social Activist), Syed Ali ...

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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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