Balochistan

Civil Society demands concrete steps for democratic inclusion of Persons with Disabilities.

QUETTA: In continuation of Seminar held in April 2019 Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) organized a follow-up seminar here in Quetta on electoral and political rights of persons with disabilities. The stakeholders discussed in detail the issues surrounding disability and inclusion of PWDs. Raja Shoaib Akbar, Senior Program Manager CPDI shared the status of legal structure supporting inclusion ...

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QUETTA : Action plans developed to implement Rule of Law reforms in Balochistan

QUETTA: While chairing a planning workshop on ‘Operationalizing the Rule of Law Roadmap in Balochistan’, Secretary Home & Tribal Affairs, Mr Haider Ali Shikoh, on Thursday underscored the importance of strengthening the criminal justice system in the province. He urged the participants to propose sustainable solutions; so that archaic laws, outdated standards, and institutional shortcomings could be addressed on a ...

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Lament of a Baloch girl

By:  Gohar Hoth I have been waging a war with myself before penning down this article. A part of me wanted to share this story with Baloch. A part of me held my hand and did not allow me for writing it. I don’t know whether I have taken a right decision of sharing my thoughts or not, but I ...

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Coastal Ride: Experience the Beauty of Balochistan

By: Stella Lincoln Pakistan is ranked as the most desirable tourist destination of 2018 by Forbes’ as 1000’s of tourists made their way to explore the beauty of the land and described it as ‘Heaven on Earth’. With the mesmerizing beauty of the North, the tales of history, the hospitality of its people, each tourist had impeccable time. In 2019, ...

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PPHI – Balochistan & its Monitoring Mechanism

By: Muhammad Jahangir Zehri PPHI – Balochistan, a pilot project initially started in 03 Districts of the Province namely Quetta, Pishin & Mastung through a public private partnership between Government of Balochistan & Balochistan Rural Support Program (BRSP) with objectives to serve the poor masses in terms of primary healthcare facilities at their door step. PPHI is registered on August ...

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All Balochistan 2nd Kick Boxing Championship held in Quetta

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail QUETTA: All Balochistan 2nd Kickboxing Championship 2019 concluded with an impressive ceremony held in the provincial capital Quetta. The championship was organized by Balochistan Kickboxing Association, where 230 kick boxers from twelve districts across Balochistan including Quetta, Zhob, Pishin, Bolan, Mastung, Ziarat, Loralai, Sibbi, Naseerabad, Killa Abdullah, Noshki and Harnai participated in the 12kg weight category competitions. ...

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 Government must take serious action to ensure the participation of persons with disabilities in the electoral process: CPDI

 QUETTA: Center for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI), Islamabad organized a round-table conference with the disabled persons and their organizations where the issues of disables and their solutions were discussed in detail. During the discussions following demands were made and were unanimously agreed that government needs to take some concrete steps towards the resolution of their issues. Government should Ensure ...

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Civil Society demands concrete steps for democratic inclusion of Persons with Disabilities

QUETTA: Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) organized a seminar here in Quetta on electoral and political rights of persons with disabilities. The stakeholders discussed in detail the issues surrounding disability and inclusion of PWDs. Mohammad Asif Provincial Coordinator CPDI started the session by recitation of Holly Quran, he welcome the participants the handed over the floor to Mr. ...

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No participation of stakeholders in District-level Budget Consultation weakens democratic process in Balochistan

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch In order to strengthen democracy, it is very essential to introduce and empower it at grass root level. The smallest unit of democracy is union council. Later councilors perform at district level. Democracy progresses with community participation and develops sense of ownership in general masses for local and national initiatives. Democracy takes deep roots, if the ...

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Jirga blocks national highway in protest against ‘fake documents’

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: Heavy and light traffic remained suspended on Zhob-Quetta national highway for several hours here on Monday morning, when a large number of people blocked it in protest against the issuance of fake local and domicile certificates to non-residents in the district. The wheel-jam strike call was given by Zhob Qaumi Jirga – comprising Kakar, Mandokhail, Babar and ...

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