Balochistan

Senator Agha Shehbaz Durrani passes away following a cardiac arrest  

QUETTA: Senator Pakistan Muslim League (N) Agha Shehbaz Durrani passed away following a cardiac arrest in Khuzdar on Sunday. He was brother-in-law of the Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri, and brother of Chairman District Counsel Khuzdar Agha Shakeel Durrani. Agha Shebaz Durrani elected as senator in 2015. The funeral prayer of Shahbaz Durrani was offered in Khuzdar. Governor ...

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NOC issued to UoT for launching M.Phil program in Chemistry

TURBAT: Quality Assurance Division (QAD) of Higher Education Commission (HEC) has issued NoC to University of Turbat for launching M.Phil program in the department of Chemistry. This NOC was issued to the Turbat University after meeting the all pre-requisites and criteria set by HEC for launching M.Phil Program in the institutions of higher learning. Praising the passionate efforts put in ...

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HEC to establish Universities in Zhob and Dera Murad Jamali

QUETTA: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) will establish two universities in Balochistan, one each in Zhob and Dera Murad Jamali. According to the media, the Planning Commission has approved two proposals of HEC to establish these colleges in Balochistan. The University College Zhob will be a constituent college of Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS), Quetta ...

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Social media activists seek justice for Traffic Constable allegedly killed by MPA Majeed Achakazi

QUETTA: Social Media activists have launched a campaign against Member of Provincial Assembly Abdul Majeed Achakazi, allegedly for killing a traffic constable by running his vehicle over him.   The traffic police Constable Haji Attahullah died after Pashtoonkhuwa Mili Awami Party (PK MAP) lawmaker Majeed Achakzai’s vehicle hit him at Shaheed Fayaz Sunbel Chowk on Tuesday night.  According to SSP Traffic ...

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Police Constable crushed to death as MPA Majeed Achakzai’s vehicle hits him 

 QUETTA: A traffic police Constable died after Pashtoonkhuwa Mili Awami Party (PK MAP) lawmaker Majeed Achakzai’s vehicle hit him at Shaheed Fayaz Sunbel Chowk on Tuesday night. According to Police, traffic Police Constable identified as Haji Attaullah was performing his duties at Shaheed Fayaz Sunbel Chowk when Majeed Achakzai accelerated his vehicle over him. Police added that the injured Constable was taken ...

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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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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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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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