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ZHOB: Anti-measles campaign begins following poor routine immunization

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail  ZHOB: As routine immunization in the district bore no fruit, the health department started a 12-day anti-measles campaign to vaccinate the children between nine months and five years of age in every nook and corner of the district. For the purpose 77 mobile teams have been formed to vaccinate 58000 children in urban and rural areas of the ...

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QUETTA: Traffic Chaos and Possible Solutions

By: Sabir Shahwani Baloch Social, economic and technical advancements have yielded rapid urbanization in developing countries. This increase in urbanization is characterized by high population density, traffic congestion, poor drainage, inadequate infrastructures and other related spatial, technical and social issues. These issues are further augmented in the form of increased motorization. These ultimately end up with restriction in accessibility and ...

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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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Sherani teachers call-off token strike on ‘Salam Teachers’ Day’

 By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: Government Teachers Association (GTA) Sherani after a successful meeting with Deputy Commissioner Abdul Khaliq Mandokhail and District Education Officer Sheikh Haji Musa Khan Mandokhail called-off their week-long token strike on Friday as ‘Salam Teachers’ Day’ was observer across the country. DC Mandokhail assured the teachers that he will take steps to resolve their issues. An office bearer ...

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Justice (retd) Yaseenzai nominated as Balochistan governor

ISLAMABAD: Justice (retired) Amanullah Khan Yasinzai has been appointed Governor Balochistan. According to the details  President Arif Alvi, on the advice of Prime Minister Imran Khan, appointed Justice Amanullah Khan as Governor Balochistan. Amanullah Khan Yasinzai was born in 1954 in Quetta and completed his Bachelors’ and Master’s degree from Lahore and started his law practice in 1981. He was ...

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Pashtoons express love, affection for history, tradition on Int Culture Day

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: International Pashtoon Culture Day celebrated here in Zhob and other Pashtoon dominated districts of Balochistan province. Nationalist parties, literary and culture organizations and social activists arranged musical programs and cultural shows to mark the day and highlight the centuries old Pashtoons’ history and their rich culture. Children were wearing brightly colored and embroidered dresses. The youngsters ...

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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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Regularization and monitoring of Private schools in Balochistan

By: Shafqat Anwar Shahwani Apropos the recent hue and cry of parents against the hiking fees of the private schools in Quetta city and other Districts of Balochistan. There is little denial of the fact that the educated parents in the province want to admit their children in private schools due to quality education. The importance of quality education is ...

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Youm-e-Ashura observed amid tight security with religious solemnity

 By Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: Like elsewhere in Balochistan, Youm-e-Ashura also observed here in Zhob with religious sanctity, zeal and solemnity to pay homage to the supreme sacrifices of Hazrat Imam Hussain and his companions for the supremacy of Islam. Alam and Zuljinnah processions were taken out from the Imambargah after passing through its traditional route culminated at the same place. ...

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How Pakistan’s Gwadar Port can help Gulf trade connectivity

By: Sabena Siddiqui Offering the shortest and most convenient trade route to Central Asia, Africa and the Middle East, the deep- sea port of Gwadar in Pakistan also links up China’s large, land-locked province of Xinjiang to the Arabian Sea. Taking center-stage ever since China’s mega-project, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) kicked off, Gwadar port has made the China-Pakistan ...

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