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Parliamentarians vow to end Violence Against Women

ISLAMABAD:  A dialogue between Parliamentarians and Civil Society on the Status of Women Protection Laws was organised by Oxfam in collaboration with Women’s Parliamentary Caucus (WPC), Bedari and Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Studies (PIPS). The event hosted many notable women leaders including Senator Seher Kamran, MNA Tahira Aurangzeb, Speaker Balochistan Assembly Rahila Hameed Khan, MNA SuriyaAsghar, MPA Sindh Assembly Rana ...

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Quetta: 9 killed, 55 injured in blast, gun attack on Church

QUETTA: At least nine people, including a woman, were killed in a blast and 55 others injured at a Catholic church in Quetta’s Zarghoon Road on Sunday afternoon. According to Quetta Deputy Commissioner Farukh Atiq, at least Nine people lost their lives and 55 others injured in the attack on the church. Home Minister Balochistan Sarfaraz talking to the media ...

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Baloch Doctors Forum expresses reservations over the currently held tests of MS and MD

By: Ejaz Aziz QUETTA: On walk of irregularities Baloch Doctors Forum condemned and expressed their reservations over the currently held tests of MS and MD conducted by Post Graduation Institute (PMGI). In a press conference on Monday, they said that the tests which were conducted escalated our reservations as there hired inexperienced, non-staff and approachable examiners, which was actual aimed ...

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Quetta: Nishist, a new online newspaper in Urdu and Brahui languages launched

QUETTA: Nishist, a new online newspaper in Urdu and Brahui languages launched on Tuesday. Nishist, the web version of Brahvi language newspaper Parav. Parav is a weekly newspaper published in Brahvi language since 2010. Nishist is the name chosen for the web version of Parav which will publish news reports and commentary in both Brahvi and Urdu Languages. The launching ...

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Young Journalists from Balochistan win Agahi Awards 2017 in their respective categories

ISLAMABAD: Three young journalists from Balochistan received Agahi Awards 2017 as journalists were recognised for their work in more than 40 categories. Yousaf Ajab Baloch, founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Balochistan Point received award as the best journalists of the year  2017 in category of Anti-corruption, whereas Murtza Zaib Zehri  was awarded  in category of Competitiveness and Zareef Baloch from ...

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Balochistan govt asks centre not to issue hunting permits in the province  

QUETTA: The Balochistan government has asked the federal government not to issue hunting permits in the province as it is beyond its mandate after the passage of 18th Amendment. The Balochistan cabinet on Friday evening directed all 34 deputy commissioners of the province not to allow anyone to hunt in their respective districts. Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri chaired the ...

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Disability is not inability: Miraj Bibi’s determination to achieve her dreams

By: Humera Karim  QUETTA: Heading towards the ‘Safe from the Start’ centre with a hobbled walk, a 27-year-old Afghan refugee teacher is confident and indifferent to the bullies around. Miraj Bibi was born with a rounded back in Quetta, the north-western city which is the provincial capital of Balochistan, Pakistan. Her spine developed a twist that later affected her legs. ...

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Water Scarcity: Permanent crisis for Gwadar residents

By: Badil Baloch  “CPEC is a game changer”. “Gwadar will become Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong”. “Gwadar deep-sea port changing the face of Pakistan”. These are the statements that we often hear coming from the Govt. officials in the media about Gwadar. Let’s accept that all of this is true. But the residents of Gwadar tell a totally different story. ...

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Senator Lashkri Raisani donates 1000 books to BUET, Khuzdar

By: Ejaz Ahmed Zehri KHUZDAR: A Book donation ceremony was held on 28th November, 2017 at University Auditorium, Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology, Khuzdar in order to donation of 1000 books to BUET, Khuzdar by The Senator Nawabzada Mir Lashkri Raisani. At ceremony, senator Raisnai formally handed over books to Vice Chancellor, BUET, Khuzdar Engr. Brig(R) Muhammad Amin, SI(M).The ...

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Balochistan Freedom of Information Act 2005 termed as the weakest law in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) has urged the Balochistan government to replace freedom of information Act 2005 with an effective and robust right to information law. Out of four provinces, Balochistan has the weakest right to information law. Executive Director, CPDI, Amer Ejaz, said on Monday “Like provincial governments of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh, federal government ...

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