Balochistan

Punjgur: The govt school which opens  after a decade

By: Rafeeq Chaakar The Govt Middle School in Diz Prom, located 100 km away from Punjgur city, has re-opened after remaining closed due to militants threats for more than a decade reviving the hopes and dreams of many local children. There is only one middle school in the area for the education of local children. Pak Voices talked to Afzal ...

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CEJ, CCPP award journalists for excellence in rights-based reporting

KARACHI: The Centre for Excellence in Journalism at the Institute of Business Administration (CEJ-IBA), Karachi and Center for Communication Programs Pakistan (CCPP) in partnership with Palladium Pakistan organised the Award for Excellence in Journalism “Lab Azad” on Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017. Twelve journalists received the awards in rights based reporting for news stories published between July 1, 2016 and June ...

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Parliamentarians vow to end Violence Against Women

ISLAMABAD:  A dialogue between Parliamentarians and Civil Society on the Status of Women Protection Laws was organised by Oxfam in collaboration with Women’s Parliamentary Caucus (WPC), Bedari and Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Studies (PIPS). The event hosted many notable women leaders including Senator Seher Kamran, MNA Tahira Aurangzeb, Speaker Balochistan Assembly Rahila Hameed Khan, MNA SuriyaAsghar, MPA Sindh Assembly Rana ...

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Quetta: 9 killed, 55 injured in blast, gun attack on Church

QUETTA: At least nine people, including a woman, were killed in a blast and 55 others injured at a Catholic church in Quetta’s Zarghoon Road on Sunday afternoon. According to Quetta Deputy Commissioner Farukh Atiq, at least Nine people lost their lives and 55 others injured in the attack on the church. Home Minister Balochistan Sarfaraz talking to the media ...

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Baloch Doctors Forum expresses reservations over the currently held tests of MS and MD

By: Ejaz Aziz QUETTA: On walk of irregularities Baloch Doctors Forum condemned and expressed their reservations over the currently held tests of MS and MD conducted by Post Graduation Institute (PMGI). In a press conference on Monday, they said that the tests which were conducted escalated our reservations as there hired inexperienced, non-staff and approachable examiners, which was actual aimed ...

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Quetta: Nishist, a new online newspaper in Urdu and Brahui languages launched

QUETTA: Nishist, a new online newspaper in Urdu and Brahui languages launched on Tuesday. Nishist, the web version of Brahvi language newspaper Parav. Parav is a weekly newspaper published in Brahvi language since 2010. Nishist is the name chosen for the web version of Parav which will publish news reports and commentary in both Brahvi and Urdu Languages. The launching ...

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Young Journalists from Balochistan win Agahi Awards 2017 in their respective categories

ISLAMABAD: Three young journalists from Balochistan received Agahi Awards 2017 as journalists were recognised for their work in more than 40 categories. Yousaf Ajab Baloch, founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Balochistan Point received award as the best journalists of the year  2017 in category of Anti-corruption, whereas Murtza Zaib Zehri  was awarded  in category of Competitiveness and Zareef Baloch from ...

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Balochistan govt asks centre not to issue hunting permits in the province  

QUETTA: The Balochistan government has asked the federal government not to issue hunting permits in the province as it is beyond its mandate after the passage of 18th Amendment. The Balochistan cabinet on Friday evening directed all 34 deputy commissioners of the province not to allow anyone to hunt in their respective districts. Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri chaired the ...

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Disability is not inability: Miraj Bibi’s determination to achieve her dreams

By: Humera Karim  QUETTA: Heading towards the ‘Safe from the Start’ centre with a hobbled walk, a 27-year-old Afghan refugee teacher is confident and indifferent to the bullies around. Miraj Bibi was born with a rounded back in Quetta, the north-western city which is the provincial capital of Balochistan, Pakistan. Her spine developed a twist that later affected her legs. ...

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BEEF Cheque distribution Ceremony held at BUET, Khuzdar

 By: Ejaz Ahmed Zehri KHUZDAR: A Cheque Distribution Ceremony of Balochistan Education Endowment Fund (BEEF) was held at Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology, Khuzdar on 5th December, 2017. The Prof. Brig (R) Engr. Muhammad Amin, SI (M), Vice Chancellor, Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology, Khuzdar as chief guest graced the occasion. The Vice Chancellor along with Pro Vice Chancellor Dr. ...

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