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KHUZDAR: Transparency and citizens’ participation in budget making process found lacking at district level in Baluchistan

KHUZDAR: ‘Study of Budget Making Process at District Level in Baluchistan ’launched by Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI). The study states that budget Call letters were delayed, 19 out of 23 districts stated that they had not received it, budget time line was not followed properly. Out of 23 only 6 surveyed districts conducted pre-budget consultations, 5 districts ...

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Medical Emergency Response Centers commence operations at Kalat and Khuzdar

QUETTA: Medical Emergency Response Center (MERC) project, managed by PPHI Balochistan has commenced operations at Kalat and Khuzdar (N-25/RCD Highway). Trained paramedical teams are performing their duties at Emergency Response Center Baghbana Khuzdar and   Agha Kareem Khan Hospital Kalat.  Mr. Zulfiqar Sasoli Admin Manager MERC Project visited both centers and handed over the responsibility to the staff. Emergency centers are ...

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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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Balochistan Takes the Lead in Rule of Law Reforms

QUETTA: Taking stock of ongoing reform efforts aimed at improving justice delivery in the province, Mir Zia Lango, Home Minister Balochistan, observed that Rule of law (RoL) was of critical importance to development outcomes; and that Government’s continuous support for revamping the criminal justice system was evident from its unflinching commitment to uphold the rule of law. The Home Minister ...

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Pakistan has the second-highest number of out-of-school children in the world.

 Karachi:  The Citizens Foundation (TCF) and Mishal Pakistan signed a memorandum of understanding to create awareness among general public about out of school children through print, electronic and online mediums. Through this collaboration, TCF and Mishal committed to enhance quality reporting on out of school children by building capacity of journalists reporting on Education and Social Development related issues. Mishal ...

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First Wall Art Competition held in Gwadar

By:  Zareef Baloch GWADAR:  Over 60 local artists participated in the first-ever wall art competition held in district Gwadar on 4th August by Baamsar in collaboration with the district government. The event was sponsored by Brighto Paint and Consultant Group (CG) and it was held at the Padizer Marine Drive along the route from Gwadar Airport to Gwadar Free Zone and ...

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Air pollution: An inaudible killer in Pakistan

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch The report: “The State of Global Air 2019” ranks Pakistan as fifth country with fatal effects of Air pollution. Health and environmental experts’ term air pollution as emerging public health emergency in world and in Pakistan. Air pollution has been named as one of the leading cause of deaths in Pakistan with death toll reported to ...

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Women Assembly Khuzdar urges Government to take strategic actions to solve public issues  

 KHUZDAR:  The second biggest district of Balochistan, Khuzdar along with more than 25 districts are in the clutch of extreme poverty and a large number of other problems. As per the survey of Sustainable Develop Policy Initiative report 2018, more than 52% people living below from the poverty line in the province and in another survey report published by WFP ...

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QUETTA : Action plans developed to implement Rule of Law reforms in Balochistan

QUETTA: While chairing a planning workshop on ‘Operationalizing the Rule of Law Roadmap in Balochistan’, Secretary Home & Tribal Affairs, Mr Haider Ali Shikoh, on Thursday underscored the importance of strengthening the criminal justice system in the province. He urged the participants to propose sustainable solutions; so that archaic laws, outdated standards, and institutional shortcomings could be addressed on a ...

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Coastal Ride: Experience the Beauty of Balochistan

By: Stella Lincoln Pakistan is ranked as the most desirable tourist destination of 2018 by Forbes’ as 1000’s of tourists made their way to explore the beauty of the land and described it as ‘Heaven on Earth’. With the mesmerizing beauty of the North, the tales of history, the hospitality of its people, each tourist had impeccable time. In 2019, ...

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