Category Archives: Balochistan

Tribalism and weak education system of Balochistan

Tribalism and weak education system of Balochistan

By: Rafiullah Education is in shabby condition in Balochistan since the inception of Pakistan. According to Pakistan social and living standard measurement survey (PSLM) conducted by Pakistan statistics bureau (PSB), literacy rate of Balochistan has dropped by 3% in the year 2013-2014. 70% girls are dropped out of school. Female literacy rate is 25%. Despite the increment in education budget ...

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Quetta: Security situation reviewed in Provincial Apex Committee meeting

Quetta: Security situation reviewed in Provincial Apex Committee meeting

 QUETTA: The meeting of Provincial Apex Committee, presided over by Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri on Thursday thoroughly reviewed law and order and security situation of the province. Police and other law enforcement agencies officials briefed the Apex Committee in detail about the law and order situation in Balochistan. Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Amir Riaz, Home Minister Mir Sarfiraz ...

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Increase in agriculture production is the first priority: Secretary Agriculture  Balochistan

Increase in agriculture production is the first priority: Secretary Agriculture  Balochistan

By: Saeed Yousuf Quetta: Secretary Agriculture Balochistan Mr.Abdul Rehman Buzdar has said that increase of Agriculture  production and enhancement of Agriculture sector is the first   important priority of the current Government, he said that while addressing to all districts of the Deputy Directors of soil fertility here in the committee room of DG agriculture on Thursday.  He said, “Soil fertility ...

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50 bedded hospital awaits completion for 8 years

50 bedded hospital awaits completion for 8 years

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch KALAT: Imam Bakhsh, 45, with his wife and two month old baby, has traveled on a donkey cart from Sour area of Kalat district, some 50 Km away from District Head Quarter to get her sick wife and malnourished baby checked by a doctor. However, the destination has not come yet, because they will have to ...

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Forest department is curious to engage all masses in Green Pakistan Program: Secretary Forest

Forest department is curious to engage all masses in Green Pakistan Program: Secretary Forest

By: Saeed Yousuf Quetta: Secretary Forest and Wildlife Department Government of Balochistan Naseer Ahmed Kashani has said that by special instructions forest department is curious to engage all masses in Implementation of Green Pakistan Program in Balochistan this program will bring significant and conspicuous change in the environment, he said that while giving an interview to the media. He elaborated, “National ...

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Powering Pakistan for the 21st Century Volume II: The State of Maths & Science in Schools

Powering Pakistan for the 21st Century Volume II: The State of Maths & Science in Schools

Islamabad:  Pakistani schools (especially government schools) are producing unacceptably low levels of learning outcomes in maths and science. This represents a significant and deep-rooted challenge to Pakistan’s economic growth. This was revealed in Volume II of State of Maths and Science in schools on Monday.  The report launched by Pakistan Alliance for Math and Science relates: The average maths score ...

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Family of killed journalist awaits justice

Family of killed journalist awaits justice

Quetta: victim family of journalist Ijaz Mengal still awaits justice after three years. Unidentified armed men killed Ijaz Mengal on 14th February 2014 on RCD road in Khuzdar. Mengal, worked as a stringer for the Daily Intekhab newspaper and for Daily Khabardar Khuzdar has been termed a graveyard of journalists where eight media persons have been killed in as many ...

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Australia will continue supporting Nutrition program to save lives in Balochistan: Australian High Commissioner

Australia will continue supporting Nutrition program to save lives in Balochistan: Australian High Commissioner

Quetta: Australia will continue supporting Nutrition for Mothers and Children in Balochistan to minimize the malnutrition amount women and children. This was stated by the Australian High Commissioner, Margaret Adamson while attending a briefing here on Monday. Mr. Noor-ul-Haq Baloch secretary health government of Balochistan briefed Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan Margaret Adamson. Dr. Masood QadirNosherwani Director General Health Services ...

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Public Health System is Failing in Balochistan with Little Health Spending and Lack of Doctors Even in Provincial Capital of Quetta

Public Health System is Failing in Balochistan with Little Health Spending and Lack of Doctors Even in Provincial Capital of Quetta

By: Mariyam Suleman The Basic Health Unit at Gatti Dohr, Gwadar, Balochistan does not have a single doctor to serve 8,000 people across 4 nearby villages. The number of doctors is increasing every year in Balochistan but the doctor patient ratio is still off the WHO requirement of 10 doctors for every 10,000 citizens. The current spending is less than ...

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