Balochistan

Social activists demand reduction in CNIC fee in Balochistan

MASTUNG: Social activists from Health and Rural Development (HARD) Balochistan have said that the recent increase in CNIC fee is a major obstacle for women to get CNIC, while appearing in a Press Conference in Khuzdar Press Club Miss Zeenat, Tabasum Nadir, Rehana Salam, Nasima Raheem, Sabreena and Jameela from (HARD) Balochistan raised the issue and said that the absence ...

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 Candidates commit to reforming Gwadar schools in their constituencies 

GWADAR: Several politicians from various political parties gathered on Friday at a political convention to discuss the failing state of education in District Gwadar, analyse the five-year education plans of contesting candidates and probe reasonable solutions to ensure quality education across the government-run schools. The convention was organized by Baamsaar, and attended by Hammal Kalmati (PB-51, Balochistan National Party), Kaouda ...

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Civil society organizations raise demand to ensure participation of local population in budget making process at district level

QUETTA: The civil society organizations can watch the budget making process to improve governance issues at provincial level, said Raja Shoaib Akber, senior program manager Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) Islamabad. While addressing the participants of two-day workshop in Quetta, senior program manager CPDI emphasized the vital role of   civil society organizations for improving governance challenges and budget ...

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Infant Young Child Feeding Strategy Balochistan 2018-2022 formally launched

By: Saeed Yousuf QUETTA: Balochistan Nutrition Programme for Mothers and Children (BNPMC) Health Department Government of Balochistan with the support of UNICEF formally disseminated the IYCF (Infant Young Child Feeding) formally launched on 22 June 2018- 2022. Addressing to the participants of ceremony Provincial Secretary Health Mr Saleh Mohammed Nasar said that launching of Infant young child feeding strategy is ...

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Steps being taken for betterment of agriculture in Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: Steps are being taken for betterment of agriculture sector in Balochistan for the sake of enhancing production of food grains in the province. A spokesman of Provincial Agriculture Department said that the existing agriculture training institute in Quetta is being strengthened at a cost of 500 million rupees, Radio Pakistan reported. He said that a special programme has been ...

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Balochistan — worst drought-hit province

By: Mohammad Jamil PAKISTAN is facing water shortage in all the provinces because during the last thirty years no new large water reservoir has been built. However Balochistan is the worst drought-hit province, as water sources in Balochistan have been contaminated due to low rainfalls in Balochistan particularly in Awaran district, resulting in water borne diseases and deaths. This natural ...

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Allauddin Marri selected as caretaker CM of Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan has selected Alauddin Marri to be the caretaker chief minister of Balochistan. ECP Additional Secretary Akhtar Nazir made the announcement at a press conference outside the commission’s office in Islamabad. Marri belongs to Mastung district of Balochistan and his name was recommended by the government, whereas the former opposition had suggested the names of ...

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The dwindling forests in Balochistan

By: Iqbal Ahmed Siyal It is sad that despite all of the ecological, social, economic and health benefits of forests, deforestation and the degradation of forests are at alarming rate in Balochistan, as it presently covers 1.2% (416628 hectares) of forest area out of its total land, and a negiligible canopy density of 0.2% of the total forest cover of ...

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2.6 million women in Balochistan are deprived of right to vote: Women activists

QUETTA: Women Rights activists on Saturday said that 2.6 million women in Balochistan are deprived of right to vote and millions more will be unable to vote if necessary arrangements are not done for their registration. Sana Durrani President Balochistan Women Network (BWN) and Mis Haleema Chairperson Health and Rural Development (HARD) and Gul Khan Nseer  in a press conference ...

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Rs19.4 Billion allocated for promotion of health sector in Balochistan 

QUETTA: The Director General Health Services, Balochistan has said that Balochistan Government has allocated Rs19.4 billion for the promotion of health sector in the budget of new fiscal year 2018. Talking to Radio Pakistan on Friday, he said that Balochistan government is taking concrete measures for promotion of health sector so that basic health facilities could be provided to all ...

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