Balochistan

ADB to provide $107m to Balochistan for water management

QUETTA: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Balochistan government on Saturday signed an agreement of a $107 million loan and grant in so as to improve the irrigation infrastructure and water resource management in the province. Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan witnessed singing the project agreement by Additional Chief Secretary for Development, Sajjad Ahmed Bhutta and ADB Country Director for ...

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Democracy should not fail to resolve Baloch missing persons’ issue 

 By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch Balochistan Home Minister Mir Zia Langove has assured that the issue of Baloch missing persons will be resolved in the next three months. He expressed his assurance on Sunday while visiting a protest camp set up by relatives of Baloch missing persons in Quetta.  Talking to the media Mir Zia Langove said that they did not ...

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Refugees turned the desert green

By: Humera Karim CHAGHI:  Afghan refugees in the remote district of Chagai putting in efforts to transform the rocks and desert into the green farms – contributing to the local economy and a better environment. Posti Refugee village is a self-sufficient organic farm in the barren hills of a rocky desert area in District Chaghi, in the North West corner ...

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Social Sector Development in Balochistan: A Way Forward

By: Dr Asma Hyder Baloch The economy of Balochistan is largely dependent upon livestock, agriculture, fisheries and production of natural gas, coal and minerals. Including Quetta, the infrastructure in the province presents a bleak picture of the development and stands much behind when it is compared to rest of the country. Historically, limited farming in the east as well as ...

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PMA deplores govt failure to recover the kidnapped neurosurgeon

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: Pakistan Medial Association (PMA) Quetta Zone has expressed deep concern over the failure of government to recover the kidnapped neurosurgeon Dr. Sheikh Ibrahim Khalil. Pakistan Medical Association Quetta Zone, PMA Balochistan, Bolan Medical Teachers Association (BMTA), Young Doctors Association (YDA), Baloch Doctors Forum, Malgari Doctoran, YCA and All Pakistan Para Medical Staff Federation’s representatives in a meeting ...

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Killer Roads in Balochistan

By: Muhammad Sabir Shahwani Transportation is the movement of people and goods from one place to another through different modes; such as roads, railways, airways, waterways and pipeways. Road transport is the dominant among all and carries the highest percentage of people and goods transport. Roads establish an imperative contribution to the development of a nation in terms of economic, ...

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Poverty-hit area with hundreds out of school children, unnoticed disables

 By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: “In union council Tang Sar hundreds of children do not go to school besides dozens other unnoticed disable living in the extremely poor hilly area.” This was reveled in a recent survey conducted by Balochistan Rural Support Program under its Brace program in the district. Surrounded by dry mountains the union council Tang Sar of sensitive Murgha ...

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Balochistan is within itself a corridor, says Sana Baloch

QUETTA: Balochistan National Party (BNP) Central Leader and Member Balochistan Assembly, Sanaullah Baloch has has said that Balochistan is within itself a corridor which needs not any interference by other countries. He expressed these views in a seminar on Geographical importance of Balochistan here in Quetta on Thursday .   Students Action Committee organised the event at Bolan Medical College ...

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First Social Media Convention of National Party held in Karachi

By: Saad Ullah Dehwar KARACHI: First National Social Media Convention of National Party concluded at Piler, Karachi. The event was  held on 8-9 December and attended by the district office bearers of National Party across country. Former President of National Party, Senator Mir Hasil Bizenjo, seasoned journalist Wusatullah Khan, Akther Baloch, Prof. Tauseef Ahmed Khan, Karamat Ali, senior vice president ...

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First winter rain ends prolonged dry spell, turns the weather chilly

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: Like elsewhere in the county Zhob city and adjoining areas also received much-awaited rain that not only brought the mercury down but also ended the prolonged dry spell in the area. The rain brought relief for the people dwelling in urban and rural areas, who had been facing drought-like situation due to a long dry spell. ...

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