Balochistan

Islamic State has no existence in Balochistan: Sarfaraz Bugti

QUETTA : Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti has on Tuesday revealed that the militant group  Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)  has no existence in Balochistan. He said this  While addressing a press conference along with Balochistan government’s spokesperson in the provincial capital. Sarfaraz Bugti also revealed at the occasion that an intelligence based operation was carried out in ...

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Drug Court issues non-bailable arrest warrants of 9 pharmaceutical companies

QUETTA: The Drug Court Quetta chaired by Justice Abdul Majeed Nasir Members Justice Gul Aalam Khan and Arsalan Khan  issued non-bailable arrest warrants of 9 pharmaceutical companies here on Tuesday after finding them absent during the hearing. The cases of pharmaceutical companies were being heard those have been doing the business of spurious, substandard medicine and some were doing the sale and ...

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 Balochistan budget for 2017-18 to be unveiled on June 15

QUETTA: Balochistan budget for fiscal year 2017-18 with a total outlay of Rs321.67 billion is scheduled to be unveiled on June 15 instead of June 12 as had been announced earlier. Provincial Finance department sources told media  here on Monday that Rs80 billion have been proposed to be allocated under development head while Rs38 billion each will be set-aside for ...

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Young Doctors Association Balochistan supports KPK doctors

QUETTA: The Provincial President of Young Doctors Association Balochistan Dr. Yasir Khosti has said that Khyber Pakhtunkwa (KP) government should meet the demands of YDA KP without any delay or else they would go on strike. He said this whiling addressing to a Addressing to a press conference here on Monday. The Provincial President of Young Doctors Association Balochistan said ...

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Petroleum Ministry proposes Rs190mn two projects for Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources has proposed two new projects of worth Rs 190 million for coal exploration and evaluation in different localities of Balochistan besides carrying out a survey for underground water in Quetta. “Out of total Rs 190.033 million estimated cost, an amount of Rs 88.023 million has been proposed for next fiscal year to carry ...

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Women-Oriented Politics: A Challenge for Balochistan

By: Mariyam Suleman As a local active woman in Gwadar, Asma Baloch participated in political activities with some of her senior colleagues for several years, finally, as part of Balochistan National Party; she made her way into the local government of Gwadar as a councilor. The prospect of becoming part of the local leadership made her feel, she recalled recently- ...

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UNHCR and BUITEMS Launched a Centre for Refugees and Migration Studies in Quetta

QUETTA: The UN Refugee Agency UNHCR signed a Partnership Agreement with Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS) on 7th June 2017 Wednesday. This collaboration is aimed at establishing a Centre for Refugees and Migration Studies (CRMS) as well as provision of training for refugee teachers and opportunities for entrepreneurship/business studies for refugee students in the university. ...

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Lok Virsa to hold Children Summer Camp in Punjabi & Brahvi Languages in July   

  ISLAMABAD: Encouraged by the tremendous success of the first two summer camps held in 2015 & 2016, the National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) is pleased to announce its “Children Summer Camp 2017 in Punjabi and Brahvi Languages”. It will take place from 5th to 31st July 2017 at the beautiful surrounding of Lok Virsa Heritage ...

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Expensive coal and the plight of coal miners in Balochistan

By: Asif Qambrani Coal is the low-cost source of energy in all over the world, coal is also being used by developing and developed countries, but the usage differs country to country and region to region. Despite having other sources for energy and controversies on greenhouse gases though, coal is the second largest source for energy about eight billion tons ...

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Schools in hometown of CM Balochistan need priority based attention  

By: Ubaid Zehri   KHUZDAR: Zehri, a tehsil of district Khuzdar and hometown of Chief Minister of Balochistan Nawab Sana Ullah Khan Zehri requires a priority based attention in education sector. According to the citizens of tehsil Zehri the primary and middle level schools of Zehri lack basic facilities. Talking to the Balochistan Point, resident of Zehri and social activist ...

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