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Press Review: Heavy rain and snowfall hit Balochistan

By: Sami Parvez Balochistan is the largest province of Pakistan by area, which covers 44% of Pakistan, despite that it is the least developed province and the lowest in population. Balochistan has been anguishing from various disputes since joining Pakistan. Many citizens of Balochistan lost their precious lives due to lack of interest of governments of Balochistan, and Pakistan and ...

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MERCs Balochistan Project Director Visits Rescue Headquarters

LAHORE: Medical Emergency Response Centers (MERCs) Balochistan Project Director Aziz Ahmed Jamali on Wednesday met Rescue 1122 DG Dr Rizwan Naseer at Rescue Headquarters & Emergency Services academy here. The matters, including effective pre-hospital emergency management system, were discussed in the meeting. MERC Project Director Aziz Ahmed Jamali also met with under training cadets of the second batch of Balochistan ...

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The Shaming of a Sexual Assault Victim

By: Hammad Faris Qambrani As the still deeply conservative people of Balochistan were battling with trauma inflicted by the University of Balochistan gender harassment scandal –where university administration and faculty were, literally, indulging in conduct that was no less than institutionalizing sexually predatory behavior- yet another case of sexual misconduct exploded into the public domain: The Anita Baloch Sexual Assault ...

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Replace Balochistan Freedom of Information Act 2005 with a Robust Right to Information Law: CPDI

ISLAMABAD: CPDI demands provincial government of Balochistan to replace ineffective Freedom of Information Ordinance 2005 with a robust Right to information law. This is crucial in light of Article 19-A of Constitution of Pakistan where right to information is recognized as a fundamental human right. Public bodies of Balochistan are reluctant to share information andcitizens of Balochistan are deprived of ...

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Golden Jubilee of Government Atta Shad Degree College Turbat

By: Sami Parvez  Government Atta Shad Degree College Turbat was established on December 20th, 1969 as the Government Intermediate College Turbat, which was the first college in the entire Makran Division. Later in 1974, it was upgraded to Government Degree College Turbat. In 1998, it was renamed in the memory of the great and historical iconic linguistic, poet, writer & ...

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Internet access: The need of the hour in Makran

By: Munaj Gul Muhammad The advancement of the technologies in the 21st century remain invisible particularly in Turbat, generally in overall Balochistan; though, the technologies and access to internet became the exigent requirement of today’s society, but unfortunately, it remains every day’s epidemic of Balochistan. The province has always been neglected in every sector, be it, healthcare, educational development or ...

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KHUZDAR: Transparency and citizens’ participation in budget making process found lacking at district level in Baluchistan

KHUZDAR: ‘Study of Budget Making Process at District Level in Baluchistan ’launched by Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI). The study states that budget Call letters were delayed, 19 out of 23 districts stated that they had not received it, budget time line was not followed properly. Out of 23 only 6 surveyed districts conducted pre-budget consultations, 5 districts ...

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Medical Emergency Response Centers commence operations at Kalat and Khuzdar

QUETTA: Medical Emergency Response Center (MERC) project, managed by PPHI Balochistan has commenced operations at Kalat and Khuzdar (N-25/RCD Highway). Trained paramedical teams are performing their duties at Emergency Response Center Baghbana Khuzdar and   Agha Kareem Khan Hospital Kalat.  Mr. Zulfiqar Sasoli Admin Manager MERC Project visited both centers and handed over the responsibility to the staff. Emergency centers are ...

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Women Action Forum Quetta condemns recent incident of harassment of students in UoB

QUETTA: Women Action Forum Quetta has strongly condemned the recent incident of harassment of female students in Balochistan university, stating that the incident havoc the trust of the families who are supporting girl’s education.  Talking to the Balochistan Point the office bearer of Women Action Forum Quetta said “In Balochistan girls’ education is already poor. 70% girls are dropped out ...

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Shirkat Gah-Quetta conducts workshop on  “The Production of Meaning & Politics of Representation”

QUETTA: A Non-Government Organization (NGO) Shirkat Gah-Quetta (Women`s Resource Center) conducted two days’ workshop on “The Production of Meaning & Politics of Representation” with media professionals on 1st & 2nd October (Tuesday & Wednesday). The analysis of visual/verbal narratives, uses and misuses of gender stereotypes and exercises to enable participants to demonstrate their skills in news reporting of VAW issues ...

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