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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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Internet access: The need of the hour in Makran

By: Munaj Gul Muhammad The advancement of the technologies in the 21st century remain invisible particularly in Turbat, generally in overall Balochistan; though, the technologies and access to internet became the exigent requirement of today’s society, but unfortunately, it remains every day’s epidemic of Balochistan. The province has always been neglected in every sector, be it, healthcare, educational development or ...

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Shirkat Gah-Quetta conducts workshop on  “The Production of Meaning & Politics of Representation”

QUETTA: A Non-Government Organization (NGO) Shirkat Gah-Quetta (Women`s Resource Center) conducted two days’ workshop on “The Production of Meaning & Politics of Representation” with media professionals on 1st & 2nd October (Tuesday & Wednesday). The analysis of visual/verbal narratives, uses and misuses of gender stereotypes and exercises to enable participants to demonstrate their skills in news reporting of VAW issues ...

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Women activists demanded Government to ratify anti-child marriage law and resolve problems of public   

MASTUNG: Young women representatives of Informal District Assembly demanded the Government and legislators to promulgate anti-child marriage law and implement pro-women laws to advance children and women rights and sort out the burning issues of women and public. “The women and children exploitation, suffering and rights violation is at peak in Balochistan, more than 30 women killed in family honour ...

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Civil Society demands concrete steps for democratic inclusion of Persons with Disabilities

QUETTA: Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) organized a seminar here in Quetta on electoral and political rights of persons with disabilities. The stakeholders discussed in detail the issues surrounding disability and inclusion of PWDs. Mohammad Asif Provincial Coordinator CPDI started the session by recitation of Holly Quran, he welcome the participants the handed over the floor to Mr. ...

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‘Umeed Say Aagay’ awareness campaign initiated in Balochistan

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail  QUETTA: In order to save thousands mothers and children lives, an awareness raising campaign – mother and child health in the first thousand days and beyond has been launched here in the provincial capital Quetta. The campaign titled ‘Umeed Say Aagay’ is aimed to foster a healthy community, where no mother or child dies, due to any ...

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Road Crashes: Traditional strategies may not work

By: Muhammad Sabir Shahwani Road transport is one of the most prominent modes to carry people and goods from one placeto another. The importance of roads cannot be denied for the development of a region or a country, as they not only provide mobility and accessibility to public / services but also contribute to the social, cultural, strategic and economic ...

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WAF Quetta members demand formation of Provincial Commission on Status of Women

QUETTA: Women Action Forum Quetta chapter members held a meeting on the   formation of Provincial Commission on Status of Women and selection of chair and ombudsman for harassment cases. Few days ago in a meeting WAF Quetta members highlighted many issues facing women in Balochistan. They said that women are suffering like shelter issue, domestic violence, sexual harassment and honor ...

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Democracy should not fail to resolve Baloch missing persons’ issue 

 By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch Balochistan Home Minister Mir Zia Langove has assured that the issue of Baloch missing persons will be resolved in the next three months. He expressed his assurance on Sunday while visiting a protest camp set up by relatives of Baloch missing persons in Quetta.  Talking to the media Mir Zia Langove said that they did not ...

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Social Sector Development in Balochistan: A Way Forward

By: Dr Asma Hyder Baloch The economy of Balochistan is largely dependent upon livestock, agriculture, fisheries and production of natural gas, coal and minerals. Including Quetta, the infrastructure in the province presents a bleak picture of the development and stands much behind when it is compared to rest of the country. Historically, limited farming in the east as well as ...

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