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NADRA reveals list of ghost employees in Balochistan

QUETTA: National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has revealed that some 28,367 ghost employees are working in various departments of the Balochistan government and getting salaries. Talking to media, spokesperson of Balochistan government Anwarul Haq Kakar said that it was initiative of the government itself to approach NADRA to trace ghost employees. He said that it was a criminal act ...

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MC Islamabad approves non-development budget of Rs 8.87 billion for the fiscal year 2017-18

ISLAMABAD: Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) has approved non-development budget of Rs 8.87 billion for the fiscal year 2017-18.This approval was given during the special session of MCI held at Pak-China Friendship Centre in Islamabad on Tuesday. The session was presided over by the Mayor Islamabad Sheikh Anser Aziz. The approved budget of MCI would be submitted to federal government for ...

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Phase-wise fencing of Pak-Afghan border begins: ISPR

ISLAMABAD: The phase-wise fencing of Pak-Afghan border has begun as part of Operation Raddul-Fasaad, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Tuesday. In a press release, the ISPR said that measures to improve the security situation along the Pak-Afghan border continue, and in line with the directions of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, phased fencing ...

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725 new primary schools will be established in Balochistan

QUETTA: Government of Balochistan has planned to establish 725 new primary schools in the province under five-year education plan under which not only new schools will be set up but all existing schools will be upgraded. According to the media reports, quoting official sources, said that under the plan 725 new primary schools will be established. Five hundred schools will be ...

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Balochistan unveils Rs325 bn Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-18

QUETTA: The Balochistan government on Thursday unveiled the budget for next fiscal year 2017-18 with a total outlay of Rs325.238 billion. Adviser to the Chief Minister on Financial Affairs, Sardar Aslam Bezanjo presenting the budget said that Rs86.011 bn have been allocated for developmental expenditure while Rs239.227 bn have been allocated for non-development expenditure. The adviser said that Rs276.371 bn ...

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How Wars and Disasters Fuel Child Labor

By: Susan Raqib Hazrat Hussain, 10, loads bricks onto a truck. Hazrat doesn’t go to school and works alongside his two teenage brothers at a brick kiln outside Kabul.   Rahimullah, a 15-year-old Afghan boy, told Human Rights Watch last year that he has worked as a brick maker for five years, working from 4:00 a.m. until nightfall. “My smaller siblings ...

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Dearth of Facilities in Schools Leaves Education System Broken in Balochistan

By: Mir Behram Baloch “I can’t attend school,” says Mahwish, a seven grader at a school in a village near Kalat district. She admits that there has been a rise in number of students in her school in the past few years but many of her friends alike her have left school too. What is causing Mahwish and students like ...

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Islamic State has no existence in Balochistan: Sarfaraz Bugti

QUETTA : Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti has on Tuesday revealed that the militant group  Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)  has no existence in Balochistan. He said this  While addressing a press conference along with Balochistan government’s spokesperson in the provincial capital. Sarfaraz Bugti also revealed at the occasion that an intelligence based operation was carried out in ...

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Drug Court issues non-bailable arrest warrants of 9 pharmaceutical companies

QUETTA: The Drug Court Quetta chaired by Justice Abdul Majeed Nasir Members Justice Gul Aalam Khan and Arsalan Khan  issued non-bailable arrest warrants of 9 pharmaceutical companies here on Tuesday after finding them absent during the hearing. The cases of pharmaceutical companies were being heard those have been doing the business of spurious, substandard medicine and some were doing the sale and ...

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 Balochistan budget for 2017-18 to be unveiled on June 15

QUETTA: Balochistan budget for fiscal year 2017-18 with a total outlay of Rs321.67 billion is scheduled to be unveiled on June 15 instead of June 12 as had been announced earlier. Provincial Finance department sources told media  here on Monday that Rs80 billion have been proposed to be allocated under development head while Rs38 billion each will be set-aside for ...

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