Balochistan

9 killed, 25 injured as passenger bus overturns near Lakpass Tunnel

QUETTA: At least nine people, including two women, dead and more than 25 injured after Quetta-Karachi bound passenger Bus fell overturned near Lakpass in the outskirts of the provincial capital Quetta on Friday morning. According to Police, the Karachi bound passenger bus was coming from Karachi when it overturned near Lakpass due to high speeding early morning Friday. Rescue workers ...

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FAO estimates Balochistan annual wool production potential at Rs2.2b

ISLAMABAD:   Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) officials have said that Balochistan has an estimated sheep population of 14.7 million, with potential value of wool around Rs2.2 billion per year.They were speaking at a one-day workshop organised on “National Wool Development Programme” at a local hotel here on Friday by the Ministry of National Food Security and Research (MNFSR) in collaboration ...

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Astola Island to be country’s first marine protected area: Federal Minister of Climate Change

Gwadar: Federal Minister of Climate Change, Zahid Hamid has said that Astola Island will soon be declared the country’s first ‘Marine’ protected area through absolute consensus among all concerned stakeholders. Talking to media on Tuesday, he said Balochistan and federal governments alongwith Pakistan Navy and local community, as the major stakeholders, have unanimously agreed to get the island notified as ...

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Safer Charity Practice Seminar & Prize Distribution Ceremony at SBKWU  

 QUETTA: We need to educate the young minds about the contemporary challenges in the very noble act of charity. Active role of youth is essential in informing the masses on the concepts of safer charity in the socio-religious context. This was the message of VC SKB, Dr. Rukhsana Jabeen at an awareness seminar on Safer Charity Practice held at the ...

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University of Balochistan: An Institute of Ambiguity

By: Aziz Ejaz University of Balochistan since its inception till today proved to be one of the educational institutes to have hand of firm portrayal to remain in distresses of failure. It is misfortune of the people of Balochistan who have always shown great enthusiasm in learning but despite of their whole-heartedly aspirations the only higher university left inattentive by ...

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Census: Resident of Noshki has 54 children and six wives

 By: Barkat Zaib Sumalani Noshki: During the current census it has been reported that a 70 year old man has 54 children and six wives in district Noshki, about 130 kilometers  away from Quetta.   Haji Abdul Majeed’s two wives have also passed away and four others are still with him. Haji , driver by profession said, “Among my 54 children 12 ...

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Speaker Balochistan Assembly strongly condemns the blast in Parachinar

QUETTA: Speaker Balochistan Assembly Ms Raheela Hameed Khan Durrani has strongly condemned the blast in Parachinar, the headquarters of Kurram Agency   on Friday morning. In her statement, she expressed heartfelt condolences over the loss of precious lives in the blast. She said that elements involved in such a heinous act will be brought to justice. She prayed to Almighty Allah ...

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Youth of Balochistan and CPEC

 By: Ejaz Magsi Balochistan as being the largest province of Pakistan in terms of area seems economic hub and encompasses territorial importance; its much exploitative natural resources and geographically rich territory have almost fascinated every state to put a glance on this region. Almost half of states of the world consider this region as the heart and future of Pakistan. Pakistani ...

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Provincial Task force constituted for controlling Chikungunya at Gwadar

By: Staff Reporter QUETTA: In the recent outbreak of Chikungunya in the coastal belts and the adjoin areas of Balochistan Secretary Health Mr. Asmat Ullah Kakar has constituted a provincial task force with the Director General Health Balochistan Dr. Masood Qadir Nosherwani as a Chair and Provincial Coordinator Malaria Control Programme as Coordinator, having clear TORs for coordination and implementation of ...

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Impacts of Census on Balochistan discussed at University of Karachi

By: Zafar Musyani KARACHI: Census in Balochistan would, most probably, change the demographic landscape of the province, because it would leave the Baloch population far behind in numbers than the last census, nineteen years ago, said Mumtaz Sajidi. Sajidi is a student of International Relations at University of Karachi. He said this while delivering a lecture themed as “The impacts ...

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