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Balochistan is rich in natural resources: CM Balochistan

QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan Abdul Quddus Bizenjo has said that Balochistan is rich in natural resources and provides vast investment opportunities to investors. He expressed these views while meeting a Chinese delegation headed by Dynavolt Hisel Company CEO Michael H Wang. CM Balochistan said that in the form of CPEC, Balochistan has got an important opportunity for development, opening new ...

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Prominent human rights activist Asma Jahangir passes away in Lahore

LAHORE: Leading Pakistani human rights advocate, lawyer and former UN special rapporteur Asma Jahangir has died of cardiac arrest, her family said Sunday. She was 66. According to her sister, Hina Jilani, the funeral arrangements have yet to be announced. her daughter Munizae Jahangir, In a  statement by said that the  family waited for relatives to return to their hometown ...

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Community Focused Radio: A powerful tool for a social change in Balochistan

By: Talat Jehan Community Radio is a relatively a new concept in Pakistan, as compared to other countries, where such a platform has been regularly used to bring awareness and enhance knowledge of local communities on different social issues. Radio is still considered to be a very powerful tool for disseminating useful information, and having a broader outreach and audience ...

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Pasni’s ‘Goast Hospital’ !

By: Badil Baloch The residents of Pasni city have been hoping against hope for a better health care facility for the past fourteen years ever since the construction of a hospital building was initiated in 2004. Pasni is a coastal city along the Arabian Sea in Gwadar district of Balochistan province offering poor health services to its residents. The building ...

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28 candidates from Balochistan file papers  for 11 Senate seats

QUETTA: At least 28 candidates from various political parties and independent candidates have filed their nomination papers for 11 Senate seats from Balochistan. According to reports, Mohammad Akram from National Party (NP) ,  Humayon Aziz Kurd from Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP), Nizamuddin Kakar from Awami National Party (ANP), Amir Afzal Khan from the Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N), AYousaf Khan ...

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USEFP Announces 2019 Fulbright Student (Master’s and PhD) Program

ISLAMABAD:The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) invites Pakistani students to apply for the prestigious 2019 Fulbright Student (Master’s and PhD) and Fulbright-Higher Education Commission (HEC) PhD Program, which fully funds Master’s or PhD study at top universities in the United States. The application form is available online at www.usefpakistan.org, and the application deadline is May 16, 2018. Women, ...

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Veteran Baloch journalist Siddque Baloch passes away in Karachi

QUETTA: Veteran Baloch journalist and author Siddque Baloch possessed away after protracted illness Monday night in a private hospital in Karachi, his family sources told. Sources told that he would be laid to rest in Karachi.  He was suffering from cancer for many years.  He was 77. Baloch was English-language journalist, and an authority on Balochistan’s social, political and economic ...

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China, UNDP sign agreement to support crisis affected areas of Balochistan and FATA

ISLAMABAD: China and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pakistan have signed a $4 million agreement to provide assistance over four months in those areas of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Balochistan that have been affected by natural and human-made crises.   The “China South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund for the Recovery Project in FATA and Balochistan” will help 8,100 ...

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Gaddani: Victims of Sea Erosion still remain shelter less

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch GADDANI: Sea erosion is a natural phenomenon that takes place along the coastal areas, causing loss of property and resulting hardships for the inhabitants.  Along the coast of Pakistan, Gaddani is also one of the affected areas by sea erosion. Sea erosion has submerged and  damaged houses of the poor fishermen, government owned buildings, religious places ...

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Earthquake tremors hit Lasbela and other parts of Pakistan

QUETTA: A minor girl was killed and nine others were injured in Bela as a 6.9 magnitude earthquake jolted various parts of the country on Wednesday. According to the sources a minor girl was killed when the roof of her house collapsed as a result of the earthquake. Shocks have also been felt in Peshawar, Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi triggering ...

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