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0.5 million children get education in private schools in Balochistan; BPSF                 

By:  Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: “In Balochistan the state-run schools are in precarious condition. Around 70 percent of public sector schools have no basic facilities including drinking water, electricity and boundary walls. In the province 1.2 million children are in state-run schools, while 0.5 million children are in private institutions.” This was revealed by General Secretary Balochistan Private Schools Foundation Nazar Barech ...

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Pakistan attaches top priority to development of Gwadar as a gateway of (CPEC)

ISLAMABAD: Secretary Planning, Development & Reform (PD&R) Zafar Hasan has said that government attaches top priority to development of Gwadar as a gateway of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that will open new avenues of cooperation between Pakistan and China. He expressed these views on Thursday during the meetings of Joint Working Groups (JWGs) of Gwadar and Planning held here ...

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No negligence to be tolerated during anti-polio campaign; warns DC     

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: Deputy Commissioner Abdul Jabbar Baloch inaugurated the three day anti-polio campaign by administering anti-polio drops to children under five at Castle here on Saturday. The drive will be continued till Monday in 30 union councils of the district that straddling borders with Afghanistan and South Waziristan. District Health Officer Dr. Muzafar Shah, Communication Officer UNICEF Samad ...

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Balochistan is facing severe drought, says DG Environment Protection Agency Balochistan

QUETTA: Director General Environment Protection Agency Balochistan Mohammad Tariq Zehri has said that climate change has resulted a number of problems in the Balochistan with worst one of severe drought. He expressed these views on Saturday while addressing an event organized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Balochistan government, Civil Society Coalition for Climate Change Islamabad (CSCCC) and AHSAS PK ...

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Quetta: Protest continues for safe release of Baloch missing persons   

Quetta: Human rights activists and family members of Baloch missing persons have been protesting for the safe release of their loved ones outside the press club Quetta. On Thursday along with family members of Baloch missing persons, a huge number of human rights activists, members of the civil society and lawyers carried out a protest outside the Press Club demanding ...

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Untrained health practitioner ‘kills’ mother, newborn baby in Musakhail

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail MUSAKHAIL: An expecting woman died apparently due to the negligence of the ‘gynecologist’ here in far-flung Musakhail district. A newsman Ghulam Mustafa Zimri addressing a press conference said that due to the non-availably of labor and maternity facilities he intended to take his expectant wife in a taxi to a doctor in Loralai, en-route to Loralai when the ...

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Dry spell causes dust allergy, affects wheat crop in rain-fed areas

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: Despite the fact that district Zhob falls in the rainy ‘monsoon’ range yet the area has not received rain since long time. The prolonged dry spell and weather change have led to a significant increase in dust allergy, cough, chest and throat infections, especially among the infants. Both the public and private hospitals are seen packed ...

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Front-line anti-polio workers render more, receive less; says N-Stop Officer

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: “Polio campaigners administering anti-polio drops to children are facing hardships fighting the crippling disease, but they are receiving less incentive,” said N-Stop Officer Dr. Muhammad Amin, who also supervises the District Polio Control Room (DPCR) in the district. Despite all challenges face by frontline anti-polio workers including cultural bearers, long distances, scattered population and lack of ...

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Balochistan will not give ownership rights of Gwadar’s land to private conglomerates: CM Balochistan

QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan has said that Balochistan government will not give ownership rights of Gwadar’s land to the private companies, rather it would be leased out. Balochistan Chief Minister stated these views in his media talk after return from China’s visit. He said that the minerals of the province belonged to its people and no agreement ...

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The collection of decade-old political ‘Pashto’ mag launched                     

 By: Rafiullah Mandokhail  ZHOB: The launching ceremony of the historical and political book ‘Pashto’ held at district assembly hall here. Veteran politician and member of the Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party central committee Molvi Sultan Kharoti presided over the launching event. A large number of political activists, writers, intellectuals, poets and people from different walks of life attended the ceremony. The ...

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