Letters

Health Policy for Balochistan…?

By Safiullah Shahwani Whereas the Provincial Health Minister Rehmat Saleh Baloch talks of a health policy for the province in his speeches at five star hotels with bottled water and air conditioned culture, the facilities of health still remain a dream for common citizens in Balochistan. During a recent visit of mine to the Civil Hospital Quetta, I witnessed pathetic ...

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Letter: An act of violence in Science College

By Manzoor Tareen Government Science College Quetta has a history of interfaith harmony. This institute has seen ethnic based violence in past but never on sectarian lines. Few days back an intimidating incident took place in the premises of the hostel of government Science College that destroyed the tranquillity of the institute. Student wing of a sectarian Organization cordoned off ...

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Letter: Empowering Women as Key Change Agents

Women bear almost all responsibility for meeting basic needs of the family, yet are systematically denied the resources, information and freedom of action they need to fulfill this responsibility. The vast majority of the world’s poor are women. Two of the world’s illiterate population is female. Of the millions of school age children are not enrolled in school, the majority are girls. And today, ...

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Letter: Education system in Balochistan

Education is the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty. Undoubtedly, all the provinces of Pakistan are lack   quality education but Balochistan is the most deprived one.  According to Pakistan Economic Survey of 2012-2013, the education ratio of Balochistan is 46 percent, in this 65 percent of them are male and 23 percent of them are female which shows the ...

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Letter: Turbat Civil Hospital in dire need of Social Welfare Department

No one can deny the fact that most of the people in Balochistan are living under the poverty line. When they became disease affected, they die due to poverty in rural areas of the of the resource rich province. Once I have visited the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) hospital Islamabad, which has Social Welfare Department and it is ...

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Quetta: Journalists protest killing of colleagues

QUETTA: Journalists in Balochistan staged a protest demonstration in Quetta against the killing of their colleague Ibrar Tanoli and others.  The Balochistan Union of Journalists (BUJ) staged a protest in front of the Quetta Press Club. Journalists chanted slogans and carried placards and banners inscribed with their demands. They demanded immediate arrest of killers of Ibarar Tanoli, a journalist of ...

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Mushahid urges PM to meet Mama Qadeer Baloch, missing persons long march team.

ISLAMABAD: Chairman, Senate National Defence Committee, Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, has urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to personally meet Mama Qadeer Baloch and his team.  He was talking to the media men on Sunday to share his experiences of the first-ever visit of the parliamentary Defence Committee to the Balochistan coastal cities of Gwadar and Ormara.  The senator said Pakistan’s ...

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Letter: Neglected archaeological sites in Balochistan

The historical places are present everywhere in the world and being repaired in every year by the government. Similarly, several famous historical places exist in different parts  of Balochistan but these are neglected. Makran is one of the oldest centers of Indus Valley civilizations, where Mirri Fort, Damb Shahi Tump in Turbat  are located, dated back to 4000 BC. These ...

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Letter: Mama Qadeer’s struggle and role of media

Qadeer Baloch has been struggling for the safe recovery of abducted Baloch persons; his infatuation for the release of them compelled him to raise the voice against human rights abuse in Balochistan. The double-troubling long March from Quetta to Lahore has veritably exposed the reality to people of Pakistan. Unfortunately, the long march and facts about Balochistan have always been ...

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‘I HAVE LOST MY HEALTH, NOT MY COURAGE’, SAYS FARZANA MAJEED

By Yousaf Ajab Baloch In Baloch society where women rarely play a role in public life, Farzana Majeed has bucked the trend. She has emerged as a symbol of struggle for Baloch missing persons. Farzan Majeed (29) is daughter of Baloch nationalist leader, Majeed Bizenjo. Majeed in his youth was a student activist with progressive leanings. After students politics he emerged ...

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