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Turbat: Shahrak Dispensary with no doctors and medicines

By:  Amjid Ali Shahrak is one of many areas in Balochistan province that lack basic healthcare facilities. It is a small town of Ketch district in southern part of the province. The only public dispensary building in Shahrak, meant to cater to the medical needs of the residents of the town and its four adjacent villages is devoid of a ...

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Balochistan is rich in natural resources: CM Balochistan

QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan Abdul Quddus Bizenjo has said that Balochistan is rich in natural resources and provides vast investment opportunities to investors. He expressed these views while meeting a Chinese delegation headed by Dynavolt Hisel Company CEO Michael H Wang. CM Balochistan said that in the form of CPEC, Balochistan has got an important opportunity for development, opening new ...

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Community Focused Radio: A powerful tool for a social change in Balochistan

By: Talat Jehan Community Radio is a relatively a new concept in Pakistan, as compared to other countries, where such a platform has been regularly used to bring awareness and enhance knowledge of local communities on different social issues. Radio is still considered to be a very powerful tool for disseminating useful information, and having a broader outreach and audience ...

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Pasni’s ‘Goast Hospital’ !

By: Badil Baloch The residents of Pasni city have been hoping against hope for a better health care facility for the past fourteen years ever since the construction of a hospital building was initiated in 2004. Pasni is a coastal city along the Arabian Sea in Gwadar district of Balochistan province offering poor health services to its residents. The building ...

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28 candidates from Balochistan file papers  for 11 Senate seats

QUETTA: At least 28 candidates from various political parties and independent candidates have filed their nomination papers for 11 Senate seats from Balochistan. According to reports, Mohammad Akram from National Party (NP) ,  Humayon Aziz Kurd from Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP), Nizamuddin Kakar from Awami National Party (ANP), Amir Afzal Khan from the Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N), AYousaf Khan ...

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Veteran Baloch journalist Siddque Baloch passes away in Karachi

QUETTA: Veteran Baloch journalist and author Siddque Baloch possessed away after protracted illness Monday night in a private hospital in Karachi, his family sources told. Sources told that he would be laid to rest in Karachi.  He was suffering from cancer for many years.  He was 77. Baloch was English-language journalist, and an authority on Balochistan’s social, political and economic ...

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China, UNDP sign agreement to support crisis affected areas of Balochistan and FATA

ISLAMABAD: China and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pakistan have signed a $4 million agreement to provide assistance over four months in those areas of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Balochistan that have been affected by natural and human-made crises.   The “China South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund for the Recovery Project in FATA and Balochistan” will help 8,100 ...

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QUETTA: Official activities at PHE office of South Region hang on as the retired Chief Engineer does not leave office

By: Iltaf Baloch QUETTA: Official activities at Public Health Engineering (PHE) office of South Region have been lingered as the retired Chief Engineer does not leave office. According to the media reports the  retired Chief Engineer does not allow newly appointed  associates to assume responsibility. Given the media reports the Services and General Administration Department (S& GJD)  had issued retirement ...

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Gaddani: Victims of Sea Erosion still remain shelter less

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch GADDANI: Sea erosion is a natural phenomenon that takes place along the coastal areas, causing loss of property and resulting hardships for the inhabitants.  Along the coast of Pakistan, Gaddani is also one of the affected areas by sea erosion. Sea erosion has submerged and  damaged houses of the poor fishermen, government owned buildings, religious places ...

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Earthquake tremors hit Lasbela and other parts of Pakistan

QUETTA: A minor girl was killed and nine others were injured in Bela as a 6.9 magnitude earthquake jolted various parts of the country on Wednesday. According to the sources a minor girl was killed when the roof of her house collapsed as a result of the earthquake. Shocks have also been felt in Peshawar, Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi triggering ...

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