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Balochistan Youth Policy hangs in balance

Balochistan Youth Policy hangs in balance

By: Mir Behram Baloch Fatima Iqbal Khan, 35, is active youth and human rights activist. She has recently been honored with National Award for Human rights by president of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain for the best achievement.  She is one of the activists who drafted youth policy in 2014 for Environment, Sports & Youth Affairs Department Government of Balochistan; however, the ...

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Quetta: Consultative session held on “Fill the Nutrient Gap (FNG) Analysis Pakistan’’  

Quetta: Consultative session held on “Fill the Nutrient Gap (FNG) Analysis Pakistan’’  

 By: Saeed Yousuf QUETTA:  Additional Chief Secretary (Planning & Development Department) Government of Balochistan, Dr. Umer Khan Baber, urged the development partners to look in-depth analysis of the nutrition’s indicators in the province. He said that while addressing to the consultative session organized by Scaling up Nutrition Cell Pakistan, World Food Program “ Fill the Nutrient Gap (FNG) Analysis Pakistan’’ ...

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PWD’s role key in curbing MMR: Secretary

PWD’s role key in curbing MMR: Secretary

 QUETTA: Secretary Population Welfare Balochistan Noor ul Haq Baloch has said that population department is going to emerge as a key department in the province following the ongoing census. Speaking during an administrative conference of the Department held here at Director General Officer on Wednesday, he urged the role of the Population Department as a key department in curbing the mother ...

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Improved law and order is increasing financial activities in the province, says CM Balochistan 

Improved law and order is increasing financial activities in the province, says CM Balochistan 

Quetta: Chief Minister Balochistan, Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri has said that following improvement of law and order, the economic and financial activities and investment is increasing in the province. “Balochistan is not a poor province rather it has countless natural resources, minerals and a long coastal belt the further magnifies its importance”, he added. Chief Minister Balochistan was talking to ...

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Lawmakers pledged to increase budgetary allocations for Nutrition in Balochistan 

Lawmakers pledged to increase budgetary allocations for Nutrition in Balochistan 

By: Nadeem Feyrozai Quetta: Parliamentarians from different political parties made commitment to address malnutrition in Balochistan by increasing budgetary allocations for nutrition programs during a meeting organized by Provincial Nutrition Cell in collaboration of Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Alliance Pakistan (SUNCSA,Pak) in support of Micronutrient Initiative (MI). Mr. Rahmat  Saleh Baloch, Minster Health said, “Government of Balochistan is really ...

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Three-day anti-polio drive to begin in 29 districts of Balochistan  

Three-day anti-polio drive to begin in 29 districts of Balochistan  

Quetta: Three-day anti-polio drive will begin in twenty nine districts of Balochistan from Monday. Addressing a news conference Provincial Coordinator Emergency Operation Centre Balochistan Syed Faisal Ahmed said in Quetta more than 2.4 million children up to five years of age would be administered anti-polio vaccinations during the campaign. More than nine thousand mobile teams have been constituted. He also ...

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Nutrition program making efforts to improve micronutrient deficiencies among women and children

Nutrition program making efforts to improve micronutrient deficiencies among women and children

By: Nadeem Feyrozai Quetta: Balochistan Nutrition Progamme is striving to address the micronutrient deficiencies among women and children. The national nutrition survey 2011 depicts that 29 % of women suffer from iodine deficiency whereas 35 % of children are iodine deficient in Balochsitan. This was told by Dr. Ali Nasir Bugti, provincial coordinator Balochsitan Nutrition Program here on Saturday. While ...

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Sherani: One of the backward districts of Balochistan           

Sherani: One of the backward districts of Balochistan           

 By: Fazal Sherani District Sherani or Shirani is a district in Baluchistan province; it was separated from Zhob after granting the district status in 3 January 2006.The name of district originated from the dominant tribe of the area (SHERANI TRIBE). District Sherani has only two tribes SHERANI and HARIFAL. According to the census of 1998 the total population was 8, 3771. Which ...

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Innocence Handcuffed: Juvenile justice system in Balochistan

Innocence Handcuffed: Juvenile justice system in Balochistan

By:  Masmoom Shahwani QUETTA: He is only 14 but moved to courthouse in a prisoner delivery van along with other hardened criminals for bail. Peeping from the wire meshed window of the van, he can watch the uniformed school children of his age walking to schools with books in hand, bags slinging down the shoulders and faces shinning. However, tears ...

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Mushtaq Raisani, Khalid Langove indicted in Balochistan mega corruption case

Mushtaq Raisani, Khalid Langove indicted in Balochistan mega corruption case

Quetta: Balochistan’s former finance secretary Mushtaq Raisani and former adviser to chief minister Balochistan for finance Mir Khalid Langove were indicted in the mega corruption scandal in Balochistan on Thursday. In the verdict announced by an accountability court, all five individuals accused of corruption including former secretary local government Abdul Basit, former secretary local board Faisal Jamal, and contractor Suhail Majeed ...

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