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Provincial Task force constituted for controlling Chikungunya at Gwadar

By: Staff Reporter QUETTA: In the recent outbreak of Chikungunya in the coastal belts and the adjoin areas of Balochistan Secretary Health Mr. Asmat Ullah Kakar has constituted a provincial task force with the Director General Health Balochistan Dr. Masood Qadir Nosherwani as a Chair and Provincial Coordinator Malaria Control Programme as Coordinator, having clear TORs for coordination and implementation of ...

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Crossover Targets USD 20 Million Jobs for Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: During the first National freelancing convention held under the auspices of Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) here today, a unique initiative jointly organized by the PITB and Crossover, participated by more than 500 applicants through highly gamified and competitive process of three rounds, finished with a technical interview for on the spot job offer hired 50 senior technical talents in a ...

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Hurdles in Pak-Afghan relation

By: Sardar Ali Bacha In the wake of the attacks within Pakistan escalated more tension between Pakistan and Afghanistan relation. Pakistan has given Afghanistan a list of over 70 wanted extremist elements. Almost the group linked to the bombings in Pakistan, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, is an outgrowth of the Pakistani Taliban, which was driven into Afghanistan by a massive Pakistan army operation ...

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Impacts of Census on Balochistan discussed at University of Karachi

By: Zafar Musyani KARACHI: Census in Balochistan would, most probably, change the demographic landscape of the province, because it would leave the Baloch population far behind in numbers than the last census, nineteen years ago, said Mumtaz Sajidi. Sajidi is a student of International Relations at University of Karachi. He said this while delivering a lecture themed as “The impacts ...

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Observance of earth hour is particularly important for Pakistan: Raheela Hameed Khan Durrani

By: Staff Reporter  QUETTA: On the occasion of earth hour the speaker of the Provincial Assembly Ms.Raheela Hameed Khan Durrani in a massage has said that the observance of earth hour is particularly important for Pakistan in the backdrop of need for energy conservation and environmental protection.  Earth hour has been observed from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm in Balochistan ...

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Balochistan govt is utilizing available resources for promotion of agriculture in province

QUETTA: Balochistan government is utilizing all available resources for promotion of agriculture sector in the province. In an interview, The Director General Water wing Agriculture Department Balochistan Abdul Wahab Kakar told our correspondent Aftab Sherazi that various projects have been approved in agriculture sector. He said different small scale irrigation schemes would be constructed in different districts of Balochistan.  He ...

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Senior journalists commit to improve standards of journalism

 ISLAMABAD: Senior journalists from leading media organisations have committed today to improving the standards of Pakistani journalism in a train-the-trainers session organised by the British High Commission and managed by Mishal Pakistan. Participating journalists will carry out training and mentoring sessions for entry-level journalists across ten cities in Pakistan to encourage fellow journalists to conduct fair, impartial, balanced and ethical ...

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Education and our ruling flouts

By: Ejaz Magsi The education system in Pakistan seems very adverse; it is believed to that  4.1 children are out of schools according to the UNDP report 2015. Policies that have been made for education sector are known to be not improving and making it more productive. The illiteracy rate has rapidly increased, unemployment seems as talking to sky, in ...

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Improved law and order is increasing financial activities in the province, says CM Balochistan 

Quetta: Chief Minister Balochistan, Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri has said that following improvement of law and order, the economic and financial activities and investment is increasing in the province. “Balochistan is not a poor province rather it has countless natural resources, minerals and a long coastal belt the further magnifies its importance”, he added. Chief Minister Balochistan was talking to ...

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Nutrition program making efforts to improve micronutrient deficiencies among women and children

By: Nadeem Feyrozai Quetta: Balochistan Nutrition Progamme is striving to address the micronutrient deficiencies among women and children. The national nutrition survey 2011 depicts that 29 % of women suffer from iodine deficiency whereas 35 % of children are iodine deficient in Balochsitan. This was told by Dr. Ali Nasir Bugti, provincial coordinator Balochsitan Nutrition Program here on Saturday. While ...

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