Balochistan

Why I do not want to be a professional journalist

By: Zakir Qadir I got my journalism degree from University of Balochistan in 2012 but I possessed the enthusiasm in journalism from childhood. Even I did not know that journalism is taught as a discipline, I just wanted my write-ups to appear in newspapers and magazines. I wrote many pieces but never dared to send them to any paper having ...

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Lack of facilities at Inter College Sanjawi

Sanjawi: The Inter College Sanjawi lacks of water, electricity and boundary wall, learnt the Balochistan Point through its sources. Students and teachers at college are confronting sever scarcity of drinking water. According to students’ Action Committee, Inter College Sanjawi is deprived of drinking water facility as well as electricity and boundary wall.  “Teachers pay money for water and due to ...

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Case study: Empowering women and girls for the future

Australia’s support to the World Bank Multi Donor Trust Fund for the Border Areas (MDTFBA) has helped to provide nearly 250 schools with infrastructure and new facilities in Balochistan Province, Pakistan. The Promoting Girls Education in Balochistan (PGEB) program supported access to education and the retention of children in schools, with a special focus on girls. The program brought almost ...

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International Volunteer Day held in Dalbandin

Dalbandin:  The International Volunteer Day (IVD) mandated by the UN General Assembly, is held each year on 5th of December. It is viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government authorities and the private sector. A program was organized ...

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Increased Education Spending Over Five Years Failed to Change the Dismal Condition of Education in Balochistan

By: Mariyam Suleman Children in the resource rich province of Balochistan have always had low access to basic education. Despite doubling the education budget in five years, the province as a whole did not make significant improvement in educating its children. Balochistan Education Spending Doubled in Five Years In the last five years education budget spiked, yet majority of the ...

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Few politicians from Balochistan have been striking backdoor deals with PM Nawaz: Bilawal

Lahore: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Thursday said a few politicians from Balochistan have been striking backdoor deals with PM Nawaz Sharif and several key decisions are being hidden from the Baloch people. Addressing the PPP Balochistan Convention here, Bilawal alleged the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz led provincial government in Balochistan of being loyal to ‘Raiwind throne,’ instead ...

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Alarming number of AIDS patients reveled in Balochistan

Quetta: More than 600 people in Balochistan have been registered as HIV/Aids patients with the number of non-registered patients. Said Chief of Balochistan Aids Control Program at an event held in Quetta to mark the World Aids Day 2016. According to Dr. Noor Qazi, the Chief of Balochistan Aids Control Program, the number of non-registered patients is more alarming. Qazi ...

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Balochistan is in the right direction to wipe out polio: TAG

Quetta: Technical Advisory Group (TAG) Chairperson Dr. Jean Marc Olive has said that Balochistan is in the right direction to wipe out polio virus from the province. In a meeting held at Balochistan Polio Emergency Operation Centre Tag Chairperson said that they were close to interrupt the virus transmission in Balochistan. “The province has shown remarkable progress which is commendable ...

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Quetta: Arrest warrant issued against Musharraf

By: Mir Behram Baloch  Quetta: The Balochistan High Court on Monday issued a bailable arrest warrant against former Pakistan President Gen Pervez Musharraf regarding the murder of former Baloch nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti in a military operation in 2006. A divisional bench of the Balochistan High Court in Quetta passed the order during hearing of review petition challenging ...

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Islamabad: Lok Virsa takes initiatives for promotion of cultural diversity and folk music

Islamabad: The National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage, one of the premier cultural organizations of the country, has taken a number of initiatives to promote cultural diversity, especially the rich heritage and folk of backward and neglected areas. This was said by Executive Director Dr Fauzia Saeed while briefing a delegation of writers, poets and artists from Balochistan who ...

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