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Poor quality material creates potholes on newly constructed Gwadar roads

 By: Sulaiman Hashim Gwadar: The residents of Gwadar city are blasting the local government for revamping the road network with a poor quality material. The newly paved inner-city roads had given people a temporary relief until several large potholes started to appear soon. The road-repair work of worth 10 crore rupees was distributed between 10 contractors by paying one crore ...

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Mir Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo elected as CM Balochistan

QUETTA: Mir Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo was elected as next Chief Minister of Balochistan on Saturday after Sanaullah Zehri stepped down ahead of a no-confidence motion against him. Qudoos Bizenjo a member of the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q), was voted as the third chief minister of Balochistan in four years in a session of the provincial assembly. Former deputy speaker of ...

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Balochistan CM Nawab Sanaullah Zehri quits to avoid no-confidence vote

QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri resigned prior to a no-confidence motion being taken up against him in the provincial assembly. Governor Mohammad Khan Achakzai accepted the resignation on Tuesday. Sanaullah Zehri’s decision came after he was advised by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to resign in light of the no-confidence motion.Following his visit to Quetta Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan ...

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KALAT: Disconnected and poor Internet service of PTCL causes difficulties for customers

KALAT: The internet service of Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has been causing hardships for customers in Kalat city, as the service remains very poor or disconnected in different areas of the city. Regardless of consuming thousands of rupees the customers are unable to get good services of the internet. Government employees, journalists and students always express complaints against poor ...

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Balochistan: Raising dropouts of Baloch females after primary school

By: Sana Samad   An alarming situation of huge dropouts of Baloch girls throughout Balcohistan, after primary-schooling has raised serious questions.  In response to this situation, everyone has given their own opinion, but this issue must be of government’s major concerns given the intensity of the issue.   However, due to continuous negligence and silence by the government, the issue ...

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UK desirous to partner in CPEC projects

LONDON: The United Kingdom has expressed the desire to partner in China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects. According to the media reports the Commercial Counselor at the Pakistan High Commission London Sajid Mehmood Raja while talking to APP has said that UK has communicated its strong support for CPEC. “The UK is the 3rd largest destination of the Pakistani exports globally ...

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Lok Virsa workshop on digitalization of museum  

By: Nadil Shah Heritages are the representative of any nation in the world. Every nation of the world is working to protect their cultural heritages and following different strategies to protect them. It is also a course which is taught in schools, colleges and at universities level internationally. Despite these, there is no concrete action for the protection of these ...

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KHARAN: T.B Control Program is rendering services in an excellent manner to the far flange areas of province, says Deputy Commissioner

By: Saeed Yousuf KHARAN: Deputy Commissioner Kharan Mr. Tariq ur Rehman has said that Tuberculosis T.B Control Program Balochistan is rendering services in an excellent manner to the far flange areas of province. He said that just a few years ago it was believed that TB was an old disease, and it was no longer a problem for humans but ...

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NAB Chairman directs probe against Minister Ubaidullah Jan Babat

QUETTA: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (r) Javeed Iqbal on Thursday directed Director General Balochistan NAB to start investigation against Balochistan’s Provincial Minister for Forest Ubaidullah Jan Babat for having assets beyond his sources. The minister has properties of around Rs130 million in Dubai and Karachi, two Bungalows in Multan, one bungalow in Quetta and petrol pump in DG Khan worth Rs75 ...

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Gwadar’s growing water war

By: Mariyam Suleman The heart of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) struggles with thirst after years of chronic water shortages and soaring rates of water-borne diseases. As the regional hub of global trade network enters a new phase of development, more people, and on-going construction work are using up the scant water supply. Due to a shortage of clean water, one ...

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