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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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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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Women Action Forum Quetta condemns recent incident of harassment of students in UoB

QUETTA: Women Action Forum Quetta has strongly condemned the recent incident of harassment of female students in Balochistan university, stating that the incident havoc the trust of the families who are supporting girl’s education.  Talking to the Balochistan Point the office bearer of Women Action Forum Quetta said “In Balochistan girls’ education is already poor. 70% girls are dropped out ...

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TCF Collaborate with AGAHI Awards to bring Public Policy Focus on Out of School Children.

KARACHI: The Citizen Foundation (TCF) has joined hands with Mishal Pakistan, the Country Partner Institute of Global Competitiveness & Benchmarking Network, World Economic Forum to bring public policy focus and debate on “Out of School Children”. The partnership will create a special journalism award category aiming on reporting out of school children at the AGAHI Awards 2019. Earlier this month, ...

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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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