Balochistan

Steps being taken for betterment of agriculture in Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: Steps are being taken for betterment of agriculture sector in Balochistan for the sake of enhancing production of food grains in the province. A spokesman of Provincial Agriculture Department said that the existing agriculture training institute in Quetta is being strengthened at a cost of 500 million rupees, Radio Pakistan reported. He said that a special programme has been ...

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Balochistan — worst drought-hit province

By: Mohammad Jamil PAKISTAN is facing water shortage in all the provinces because during the last thirty years no new large water reservoir has been built. However Balochistan is the worst drought-hit province, as water sources in Balochistan have been contaminated due to low rainfalls in Balochistan particularly in Awaran district, resulting in water borne diseases and deaths. This natural ...

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Allauddin Marri selected as caretaker CM of Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan has selected Alauddin Marri to be the caretaker chief minister of Balochistan. ECP Additional Secretary Akhtar Nazir made the announcement at a press conference outside the commission’s office in Islamabad. Marri belongs to Mastung district of Balochistan and his name was recommended by the government, whereas the former opposition had suggested the names of ...

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The dwindling forests in Balochistan

By: Iqbal Ahmed Siyal It is sad that despite all of the ecological, social, economic and health benefits of forests, deforestation and the degradation of forests are at alarming rate in Balochistan, as it presently covers 1.2% (416628 hectares) of forest area out of its total land, and a negiligible canopy density of 0.2% of the total forest cover of ...

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2.6 million women in Balochistan are deprived of right to vote: Women activists

QUETTA: Women Rights activists on Saturday said that 2.6 million women in Balochistan are deprived of right to vote and millions more will be unable to vote if necessary arrangements are not done for their registration. Sana Durrani President Balochistan Women Network (BWN) and Mis Haleema Chairperson Health and Rural Development (HARD) and Gul Khan Nseer  in a press conference ...

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Rs19.4 Billion allocated for promotion of health sector in Balochistan 

QUETTA: The Director General Health Services, Balochistan has said that Balochistan Government has allocated Rs19.4 billion for the promotion of health sector in the budget of new fiscal year 2018. Talking to Radio Pakistan on Friday, he said that Balochistan government is taking concrete measures for promotion of health sector so that basic health facilities could be provided to all ...

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Islamabad needs to review its policies towards Balochistan: Rubina Irfan

Interview By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch Rubina Irfan is one of the active women politicians in Balochistan.  She holds Master degree in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Balochistan. On PMLQ’s ticket she was elected as member Provincial Assembly of Balochistan on women reserved seat in 2002. She served as Minister for Law, Government of Balochistan. Rubina Irfan was elected as ...

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Sarfaraz Bugti terms early Child Marriage an alarming social issue in Balochistan

QUETTA: Provincial Home minister Sarfaraz Bugti has termed early child marriage an alarming social issue in Balochistan. He assured that he would make efforts to table bill in upcoming assembly session for enactment of Balochistan Child Marriage Prohibition laws. He made these comments while speaking to the participants of Provincial level Advocacy Consultation with Policy Makers from Social Welfare Department, Ministry ...

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 Two-day book fair held at BUET Khuzdar

By: Jafar Masttoi  KHUZAR: Commissioner Kalat Division Mr. Muhammad Hashim Ghilzai inaugurated   a two-day book fair on Monday 14th at the Balochistan University of Engineering & Technology Khuzdar, Commissioner Kalat , Controller of examination BUET Khuzdar  Mohammad Anwar Sarpara encouraged and motivated the participants of the event to develop the habit of book reading. A large number of well-known scholars, ...

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Balochistan presents Rs352bn budget for fiscal 2018-19

QUETTA: The Balochistan assembly on Monday presented budget with a total outlay of Rs352.3 billion for fiscal year 2018-19. Advisor to the Chief Minister on Financial Affairs Ruqayya Saeed Hashmi presented the budget. The budget was formally approved by Balochistan Cabinet. Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo, who presided over the meeting, said the government was trying to provide ...

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