Balochistan

In Balochistan 1.5 children don’t go to school, says Social Welfare Deptt

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: In order to achieve the objectives of International Literacy Day, Social Welfare Literacy and Non-formal Education department organized a seminar at Model high school to mark the day in a befitting and graceful manner here. A large number of people from different walks of life including educationists, teachers, civil society members, journalists and students attended the ...

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ADB approves $100m to address water shortages in Balochistan

 KARACHI: The Asian Development Bank has approved a $100 million loan to address chronic water shortages and increase earnings on farms in Balochistan. The ‘Balochistan Water Resources Development Sector Project’ will focus on improving irrigation infrastructure and water resource management in the Zhob and Mula river basins. “Agriculture accounts for almost two-thirds of Balochistan’s economic output and employs 60% of ...

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Our vision is to develop Balochistan as par with other provinces:  Jam Kamal

 QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal has said that their vision is to develop Balochistan as par with other provinces.  He expressed these views on Tuesday while talking to Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri, who was called on him here. They discussed different political and official issues in the meeting. The CM Balochistan said that development of Quetta ...

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MBBS final year students’ hunger strike till death

QUETTA: MBBS final year students of session 2012-13 have sat in a hunger camp till death in front of the BMC College, demanding from the college administration and professor to have looked at the result that was announced on 8 August. Final year students, Younis Elahi and Farhad Karim who are on a hunger strike till death while taking to ...

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ZHOB: 72nd Independence Day celebrated with national fervour, exuberance

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: Like elsewhere in the country, the 72nd Independence Day of Pakistan was celebrated with commemorative ceremonies across the bordering district. The Day was celebrated in both Zhob and Sherani districts with national fervour and exuberance. A flag hoisting event held at Levies headquarters and DPO office Zhob. Deputy Commissioner Shabir Mengal hoisted the national flag at ...

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Balochistan Assembly session convened on 13th August

QUETTA: The inaugural session of the provincial assembly has been called on August 13 when newly elected MPAs will take the oath of their office.   According to the provincial assembly’s secretary, the session of the Balochistan Assembly will start at 11:00am. The allied parties in the future government  include  Balochistan Awami Party (BAP), Awami National Party (ANP), Pak­istan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), Hazara ...

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A tribute to the legend-Balochi singer late Waja Noor Khan Bezanjo

By: Sami Parvez  Noor Khan Bezanjo was born on January 9th, 1970 in Pasani. He was son of Ghulam Sarwar Bezanjo. He completed his matriculation from Pasani and for further education he moved to Karachi where he completed his high school and graduation. After his graduation from Karachi then he moved to Quetta for higher education where he achieved his ...

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Mushtaq Raisani, Khalid Langove granted bail in ‘mega corruption case’

QUETTA: The Balochistan High Court (BHC) approved the bail appeals of former finance adviser to chief minister Balochistan Mir Khalid Langove and former Balochistan finance secretary Mushtaq Raisani on Monday. Raisani served as the former Balochistan finance secretary, whereas Langove was the former financial adviser to chief minister Balochistan. The BHC set bail at Rs5 million each for the two ...

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Quetta: 25 killed, several injured in suspected suicide attack outside a polling station

QUETTA: a least  25 people were killed and 30 injured in a suspected suicide attack outside a polling station in eastern outskirts of Quetta of Quetta, police and local media reported Wednesday. A suspected suicide bomber, acting alone, tried to enter a polling station on the eastern outskirts of Quetta, capital of Balochistan province, but blew himself up when he ...

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‘Fort Sandeman’ becomes an electoral wrestling ring; tough contest expected  

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB:  As July 25th – the General Elections 2018 approaches, like elsewhere in Balochistan, a tough election campaign has also gotten momentum here in Zhob that is still known as Fort Sandeman. The political parties including JUI-F, PML-Q, PML-N, Pk-MAP, ANP, PTI and BAP (Balochistan Awami Party) have sped-up their election campaign to attract the voters in ...

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