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U.S. Embassy and EducationUSA Highlight U.S. Higher Education Opportunities to Celebrate International Education Week

ISLAMABAD: The U.S. Embassy and EducationUSA celebrated International Education Week (IEW), November 16 to 20, with a series of events encouraging students across Pakistan to consider U.S. colleges and universities as their higher education destination. Known for cutting-edge programs and high-quality student experiences, U.S. universities continue to provide future leaders with a global learning environment in which to succeed and ...

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CPDI launches Report on State of Budget Transparency in Pakistan

KALAT:  Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives has launched its annual report on State of Budget Transparency in Pakistan. The report points out shortcomings in the budgeting process at the federal and provincial levels and states that budgets in Pakistan should be prepared in consultation with the stakeholders and information should be shared with citizens proactively during all stages of ...

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Struggles of a Baloch Student

By: Shagufta Nadir Malkani Baluchistan, a province that is largest in terms of land area, with 12.34 million of Baloch population; mainly, known for its cultural diversity, be it Pshtun, Baloch, Hazara and Sindhi, the province has given place and integrity to each one of them open heartedly. Most populous cities in the province are Quetta, Gawadar, Kalat, Turbat, Kharan, ...

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“Nook Abad”, a community devoid of a library

By: Aziz Ejaz Few days ago a group of enlightened youth approached me in order to know my remarks on the issue of a community that lacks the facility of a public library. They were on perusal of a way out, as asked to put some suggestions in context of fulfilling an edgy aspiration which the entire community most principally ...

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How can Balochistan prosper if its poor children are out-of-school and uneducated?

By: Munaj Gul Muhammad Tariq Baloch, 13, gets up early in the morning and moves to the nearby garage in Turbat city every day so as to earn a little sum of money for the family. He uses the work tools at a very young age rather than picking up books to be at school. And schooling has not been ...

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Right should be given to the deserving people

By: Ismail Baloch COVID-19 has become a great challenge worldwide. It is affecting people in every walk of life, with different impacts in every country. It is also affecting people in Pakistan financially and it will most likely increase poverty. The COVID-19 pandemic in Pakistan was confirmed on 26 February 2020. Till today thousands of cases have been tested positive ...

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Ehsaas Emergency Cash program requires redesigning in upcoming phase

By: Muhammad Yousaf World is globally facing the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 crisis is a huge challenge for human beings worldwide. Since it is not only affecting human beings physically but also mentally, socially and financially. The impact of the pandemic is different in every country, However, it is an alarming situation that pandemic is affecting people in Pakistan financially and ...

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Live with Adnan Aamir to be launched on 8th August

QUETTA: Live with Adnan Aamir, a weekly live streaming show, will be launched from 8th August. The show will be broadcasted live every Saturday at 8 PM, Pakistan Standard Time. Adnan Aamir, the Editor of Balochistan Voices and four-time national journalism award winner, will host the show. This show will cover politics, economy, and society. It will cover topics ranging ...

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Health authorities fail to control quacks and business of substandard medicine

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch KALAT: Balochistan has been confronting multiple challenges in Health sector and alleviation of such problems in health sector can only be an illusion, the mentioned issues are weather due to lack of resource or poor administrative management.  Lack and absence of staff, especially doctors in different cities of Balochistan has also caused presence of quack doctors ...

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ISLAMABAD: Balochistan Freedom of Information Act 2005 needs amendment  

 ISLAMABAD: Centre for Peace & Development Initiatives (CPDI) organized an online consultative session with the Balochistan stakeholders regarding the Balochistan Freedom of Information Act 2005. The consultative session is a part of the series of consultative sessions organized for reforms in the Balochistan Freedom of Information Act 2005. The participants of the session included Behram Lehri (Social Activist), Syed Ali ...

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