Balochistan

Confusion in PB14-II again

By: Jaffar Mastoi  It has been observed for last two decades that Balochistan’s provincial constituency PB14-II has been obfuscated by some continual politics of renowned political actors. Their various objectives have stultified the public. Deliberately the people have been kept deprived of all forms of contemporary facilities. Political parties contesting from PB 14 Jaffarabad II includes PPPP, BAP, PMAP, BNP-A, ...

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Mastung: Siraj Raisani, BAP candidate among 128 others killed and over 200 injured in a blast

MASTUNG: Nawabzada Siraj Raisani, BAP (Balochistan Awami Party) candidate along with 128 others have been killed, and over 200 others injured in a suicide blast in Dareengarh area of Mastung during party’s election rally. Siraj Raisani was severely injured in the blast and succumbed to wounds before he was shifted to the hospital in Quetta. After the blast, an emergency ...

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Electricity crisis hits Makran as Iran cuts off power supply

By: Shoaib Durrazai TURBAT: It is 15th day of electricity breakdown continued in  Makran division, approximately 20 lac population is suffering badly to get drinking water, large number of people are searching water from dawn to dusk. Since 1999 Iran supplying electricity to the several areas of Balochistan including Makran division (Turbat, Gwadar, Panjgur & Ormada). The Anjuman e Taajeran ...

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Schools in Lasbela require immediate attention of lawmakers after General Elections, urge candidates

LASBELA: A multi-party convention was held in Lasbela on Monday to discuss the failing state of education in District Lasbela, analyse the five-year education plans of contesting candidates and probe reasonable solutions to ensure quality education across the government-run schools. The convention was organized by Parhega Balochistan Barhega Balochistan and Alif Ailaan, and attended by Shah Mohammad Siddique (Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal ...

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Social activists demand reduction in CNIC fee in Balochistan

MASTUNG: Social activists from Health and Rural Development (HARD) Balochistan have said that the recent increase in CNIC fee is a major obstacle for women to get CNIC, while appearing in a Press Conference in Khuzdar Press Club Miss Zeenat, Tabasum Nadir, Rehana Salam, Nasima Raheem, Sabreena and Jameela from (HARD) Balochistan raised the issue and said that the absence ...

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 Candidates commit to reforming Gwadar schools in their constituencies 

GWADAR: Several politicians from various political parties gathered on Friday at a political convention to discuss the failing state of education in District Gwadar, analyse the five-year education plans of contesting candidates and probe reasonable solutions to ensure quality education across the government-run schools. The convention was organized by Baamsaar, and attended by Hammal Kalmati (PB-51, Balochistan National Party), Kaouda ...

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Civil society organizations raise demand to ensure participation of local population in budget making process at district level

QUETTA: The civil society organizations can watch the budget making process to improve governance issues at provincial level, said Raja Shoaib Akber, senior program manager Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) Islamabad. While addressing the participants of two-day workshop in Quetta, senior program manager CPDI emphasized the vital role of   civil society organizations for improving governance challenges and budget ...

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Infant Young Child Feeding Strategy Balochistan 2018-2022 formally launched

By: Saeed Yousuf QUETTA: Balochistan Nutrition Programme for Mothers and Children (BNPMC) Health Department Government of Balochistan with the support of UNICEF formally disseminated the IYCF (Infant Young Child Feeding) formally launched on 22 June 2018- 2022. Addressing to the participants of ceremony Provincial Secretary Health Mr Saleh Mohammed Nasar said that launching of Infant young child feeding strategy is ...

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Steps being taken for betterment of agriculture in Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: Steps are being taken for betterment of agriculture sector in Balochistan for the sake of enhancing production of food grains in the province. A spokesman of Provincial Agriculture Department said that the existing agriculture training institute in Quetta is being strengthened at a cost of 500 million rupees, Radio Pakistan reported. He said that a special programme has been ...

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Balochistan — worst drought-hit province

By: Mohammad Jamil PAKISTAN is facing water shortage in all the provinces because during the last thirty years no new large water reservoir has been built. However Balochistan is the worst drought-hit province, as water sources in Balochistan have been contaminated due to low rainfalls in Balochistan particularly in Awaran district, resulting in water borne diseases and deaths. This natural ...

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