Balochistan

Organized communities play an effective role in poverty reduction, says chairman RSPN-BRSP

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail QUETTA: “The target of poverty reduction at household level can be achieved once the rural communities get organized at grassroots level. RSPN is a network of eleven Rural Support Programs (RSPs) including BRSP, working on poverty alleviation in 145 districts with overall outreach to 45 million population,” said Shoaib Sultan Khan the chairman of Rural Support Program Network ...

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Hubco holds free Eye Camp in Uthal, Lasbella District

Karachi: The Hub Power Company Limited has collaborated with Al Baseer Hospital to hold free Eye Camp for the residents of Uthal, Lasbella District. The camp set up at District Headquarter Hospital carried over a thousand check-ups, eighty-nine surgeries along with distribution of free medicines and eye-glasses. Hubco being the largest IPP (Independent Power Producer) with its flagship plant in Hub, ...

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Road Crashes: Traditional strategies may not work

By: Muhammad Sabir Shahwani Road transport is one of the most prominent modes to carry people and goods from one placeto another. The importance of roads cannot be denied for the development of a region or a country, as they not only provide mobility and accessibility to public / services but also contribute to the social, cultural, strategic and economic ...

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WAF Quetta members demand formation of Provincial Commission on Status of Women

QUETTA: Women Action Forum Quetta chapter members held a meeting on the   formation of Provincial Commission on Status of Women and selection of chair and ombudsman for harassment cases. Few days ago in a meeting WAF Quetta members highlighted many issues facing women in Balochistan. They said that women are suffering like shelter issue, domestic violence, sexual harassment and honor ...

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Snowfall, rain in Zhob; mountains wear white blanket

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: Zhob valley received the first snowfall of the winter accompanied by light rain, intensifying the cold wave and bringing the mercury down here. High-altitude areas including Koh-e-Sulaiman, Shin ghar, Sangay ghar, Gustoi and Babar and plain areas including the city received snowfall and rain that began late in the night. Severe cold also gripped neighboring Sherani ...

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Para staff warned to boycott anti-polio campaign against due payments

By:  Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: Para Medical Staff Association has lamented the district health department and the provincial health authorities for their failure to pay the due payments to the staff. “Para medial staff has not been paid the dues for carrying out the anti-measles campaign in the urban and remote urban areas of the district,” said president of the association ...

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UNHCR supporting vulnerable women to stand on their own feet

By: Humera Karim QUETTA:  It was an uphill task for a 27-year-old Afghan refugee girl to live in a traditional society having no source of income, skills and exposure – but thanks to UNHCR’s Safe from the Start programme which skilled her and empowered her, she is becoming self-reliant. Born and raised in Quetta, Fareeda Bibi’s family fled Afghanistan due ...

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Balochistan Awami Party’s Manzoor Kakar wins Senate by-election

QUETTA: The Secretary General of Balochistan Awami Party Manzoor Kakar won the Senate seat during the by-polls on Monday. According to details, Kakar secured 38 votes, while Balochistan National Party (Mengal)’s Ghulam Nabi Mari was the close second with 23 votes in the polling held at the Balochistan provincial assembly. The seat fell vacant after the death of PkMAP Senator ...

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Human Development Index: Uncovering where Balochistan Stands

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch Recently, Chinese government revealed the number of higher education scholarships allocated for the youth of Balochistan which is around 7,000 annually. However, among currently enrolled 25,000 students in Chinese universities, less than 200 students are from Balochistan. The Chinese authorities shared this data with the delegation of tribal leaders during their visit to China. Former member ...

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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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