Balochistan

Government fails to reduce growing unemployment in Balochistan 

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch Quetta: Saeed Ahmed,28, was one of the toppers among National Testing Candidate’s for teaching posts in Union Council Chatkan of Panjgur district, in 2015. Allegedly he was refused to be posted as a teacher, due to the non-availability of vacant post at his UC. This did not happen only in district Panjgur, however, almost in all ...

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Frontier Corps Balochistan holds free medical camp in poverty-hit area

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: As a goodwill gesture to provide health services to less-privileged communities at their doorstep, Frontier Corps Balochistan (North) set up a day-long free medical camp in remote and poverty-hit area Khadozai here. On the special directives of Inspector General of Frontier Corps (North) Major General Syed Fayyaz Hussain Shah, supervised by Commandant Zhob Militia Col. Tahir Bashir, ...

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Adult literacy rate in Balochistan; male 38%, female 13%

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail QUETTA: Education plays key role in the socio-economic development of society. Initiating and sustaining economic growth and development minimum 70 percent literacy rate is essential. But in Balochistan the state of education paints a dismal picture as only 27 out of hundred adults are literate and the adult literacy rate is male 38% and female 13% in ...

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Lack of academic staff at colleges affects quality education in Balochistan

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch Students in Balochistan mostly remain unable to continue their college education because of having a limited number of academic staff in colleges. Sadia 23, previously a student of Kalat Degree College, had to give up her studies as there were hardly enough teachers to teach at her college. “I planned to do my BS degree in ...

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Alarming increase in drug addiction, PAC demands action against ‘influentials’

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: “The supply as well as use of drugs including hashish, heroin, opium, liquor and shisha has increased in Zhob city during the past couple of weeks, resultantly hundreds of young men got indulged in it, but the authorities concerned are reluctant to take an indiscriminate action against the ‘influential’ drug pushers,” president Pashtoon Action Committee Abdul ...

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Campaign Against Plastic Pollution in Zhob

By: Abdul Hadi Zhob: Environmental pollution has become a vile threat to human and wildlife globally. Plastic is not an inherently good object as it is composed of toxic pollutions that have potential to cause great harm to the environment in the form of air, water and land pollution. Assistant Director Environment ( Zhob region ) Sheikh Khaliq Dad Mandokhail ...

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Organized communities play an effective role in poverty reduction, says chairman RSPN-BRSP

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail QUETTA: “The target of poverty reduction at household level can be achieved once the rural communities get organized at grassroots level. RSPN is a network of eleven Rural Support Programs (RSPs) including BRSP, working on poverty alleviation in 145 districts with overall outreach to 45 million population,” said Shoaib Sultan Khan the chairman of Rural Support Program Network ...

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Hubco holds free Eye Camp in Uthal, Lasbella District

Karachi: The Hub Power Company Limited has collaborated with Al Baseer Hospital to hold free Eye Camp for the residents of Uthal, Lasbella District. The camp set up at District Headquarter Hospital carried over a thousand check-ups, eighty-nine surgeries along with distribution of free medicines and eye-glasses. Hubco being the largest IPP (Independent Power Producer) with its flagship plant in Hub, ...

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Road Crashes: Traditional strategies may not work

By: Muhammad Sabir Shahwani Road transport is one of the most prominent modes to carry people and goods from one placeto another. The importance of roads cannot be denied for the development of a region or a country, as they not only provide mobility and accessibility to public / services but also contribute to the social, cultural, strategic and economic ...

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WAF Quetta members demand formation of Provincial Commission on Status of Women

QUETTA: Women Action Forum Quetta chapter members held a meeting on the   formation of Provincial Commission on Status of Women and selection of chair and ombudsman for harassment cases. Few days ago in a meeting WAF Quetta members highlighted many issues facing women in Balochistan. They said that women are suffering like shelter issue, domestic violence, sexual harassment and honor ...

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