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Chaman Pak-Afghan border- Border Management issues and way forward

By: Shafqat Anwar Shahwani The Durand Line between Pakistan and Afghanistan was drawn by the British India through an agreement signed in 1893, between the Foreign Secretary of the British Indian government, Sir Mortimer Durand and the then ruler of Afghanistan, King Abdur Rehman Khan, which demarcated the 2,640 km (1,610 miles) border between British India and Afghanistan.  Subsequently, after ...

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Balochistan’s Share in 9th NFC Award

By: Jaffar Mastoi  As Previous government has constituted the 9th National Finance Commission (NFC) award as for ascertaining of the 8th NFC award. It is time for the Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf government to deliver consequences of high claims and promises regarding Baluchistan. Dr Kaiser Bengali a renowned economist, from Balochistan is a technical member for NFC award as the former federal ...

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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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