Balochistan

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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ZHOB: Inspection team visits school, appreciates school performance

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail  ZHOB: In order to evaluate the academic performance of students, learning environment, cleanliness conditions, discipline and other facilities at a private sector school, an inspection team comprising subject specialists and senior teachers from different educational institutions visited The Ali Khan high school here. The team comprising lecturer Degree college Umer Khan, lecturer Muhammad Yousaf, Principal Government high ...

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Youth should raise voices for their rights through effective and positive use of social media: Sanaullah Baloch

By: Staff Reporter Quetta: Balochistan National Party (BNP) Central Leader and Member Balochistan Assembly, Sanaullah Baloch has said that youth should raise voices for their rights through effective and positive use of social media. He expressed these views during a stakeholder consultation on ‘Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework for Balochistan’ organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) in collaboration with ...

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Chaman Pak-Afghan border- Border Management issues and way forward

By: Shafqat Anwar Shahwani The Durand Line between Pakistan and Afghanistan was drawn by the British India through an agreement signed in 1893, between the Foreign Secretary of the British Indian government, Sir Mortimer Durand and the then ruler of Afghanistan, King Abdur Rehman Khan, which demarcated the 2,640 km (1,610 miles) border between British India and Afghanistan.  Subsequently, after ...

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The rich Balochistan and unfortunate Baloch

By: Abid Shaizad Reko Diq is a less populated village of district Chaghe; which is a remote area of the rich province, Balochistan. According to the 1998 census the population of Chaghe District was 202,562, along with approximately 53,000 Afghan refugees. The population of Chagai District was estimated to be over 250,000 in 2005. Reko Diq is famous because of ...

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