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Press Review: Heavy rain and snowfall hit Balochistan

By: Sami Parvez Balochistan is the largest province of Pakistan by area, which covers 44% of Pakistan, despite that it is the least developed province and the lowest in population. Balochistan has been anguishing from various disputes since joining Pakistan. Many citizens of Balochistan lost their precious lives due to lack of interest of governments of Balochistan, and Pakistan and ...

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MERCs Balochistan Project Director Visits Rescue Headquarters

LAHORE: Medical Emergency Response Centers (MERCs) Balochistan Project Director Aziz Ahmed Jamali on Wednesday met Rescue 1122 DG Dr Rizwan Naseer at Rescue Headquarters & Emergency Services academy here. The matters, including effective pre-hospital emergency management system, were discussed in the meeting. MERC Project Director Aziz Ahmed Jamali also met with under training cadets of the second batch of Balochistan ...

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AGAHI announces Pakistan 2029, State of Future Index Report

KARACHI:  The second edition of Pakistan State of Future Index “The Future of Possibilities” launched – the current edition explored potential developments that would impact the country’s outlook in the coming years. The index included two new variables; internal and external debt. The 32 variables in the 2029 edition covers: population, CO2 emissions (kt), alternative and nuclear energy (% of ...

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The Shaming of a Sexual Assault Victim

By: Hammad Faris Qambrani As the still deeply conservative people of Balochistan were battling with trauma inflicted by the University of Balochistan gender harassment scandal –where university administration and faculty were, literally, indulging in conduct that was no less than institutionalizing sexually predatory behavior- yet another case of sexual misconduct exploded into the public domain: The Anita Baloch Sexual Assault ...

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Pakistan among worst performers on Gender Equality according to Global Gender Gap Report 2020

Islamabad:  Pakistan is the third least performer among countries in terms of gender parity, ranking 151 out of 153 countries in the world on Global Gender Gap Index 2020, report released by the World Economic Forum The gender equality solicited through the global gender gap index report and the empowerment of women for gender equality provides a systematic approach and ...

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Replace Balochistan Freedom of Information Act 2005 with a Robust Right to Information Law: CPDI

ISLAMABAD: CPDI demands provincial government of Balochistan to replace ineffective Freedom of Information Ordinance 2005 with a robust Right to information law. This is crucial in light of Article 19-A of Constitution of Pakistan where right to information is recognized as a fundamental human right. Public bodies of Balochistan are reluctant to share information andcitizens of Balochistan are deprived of ...

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AGAHI Award winners to be announced on the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women.

ISMLAMABAD: The AGAHl Awards 2019 ceremony will be held on 25th November, to mark the elimination of violence against women day. The Awards will be recognizing the efforts of journalists and the media community under the theme of eliminating violence against women and encouraging a pluralistic society enabled by justice and communal rule of law. Elimination of violence against women ...

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Golden Jubilee of Government Atta Shad Degree College Turbat

By: Sami Parvez  Government Atta Shad Degree College Turbat was established on December 20th, 1969 as the Government Intermediate College Turbat, which was the first college in the entire Makran Division. Later in 1974, it was upgraded to Government Degree College Turbat. In 1998, it was renamed in the memory of the great and historical iconic linguistic, poet, writer & ...

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Internet access: The need of the hour in Makran

By: Munaj Gul Muhammad The advancement of the technologies in the 21st century remain invisible particularly in Turbat, generally in overall Balochistan; though, the technologies and access to internet became the exigent requirement of today’s society, but unfortunately, it remains every day’s epidemic of Balochistan. The province has always been neglected in every sector, be it, healthcare, educational development or ...

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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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