Balochistan

Social Sector Development in Balochistan: A Way Forward

By: Dr Asma Hyder Baloch The economy of Balochistan is largely dependent upon livestock, agriculture, fisheries and production of natural gas, coal and minerals. Including Quetta, the infrastructure in the province presents a bleak picture of the development and stands much behind when it is compared to rest of the country. Historically, limited farming in the east as well as ...

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PMA deplores govt failure to recover the kidnapped neurosurgeon

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: Pakistan Medial Association (PMA) Quetta Zone has expressed deep concern over the failure of government to recover the kidnapped neurosurgeon Dr. Sheikh Ibrahim Khalil. Pakistan Medical Association Quetta Zone, PMA Balochistan, Bolan Medical Teachers Association (BMTA), Young Doctors Association (YDA), Baloch Doctors Forum, Malgari Doctoran, YCA and All Pakistan Para Medical Staff Federation’s representatives in a meeting ...

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Killer Roads in Balochistan

By: Muhammad Sabir Shahwani Transportation is the movement of people and goods from one place to another through different modes; such as roads, railways, airways, waterways and pipeways. Road transport is the dominant among all and carries the highest percentage of people and goods transport. Roads establish an imperative contribution to the development of a nation in terms of economic, ...

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Poverty-hit area with hundreds out of school children, unnoticed disables

 By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: “In union council Tang Sar hundreds of children do not go to school besides dozens other unnoticed disable living in the extremely poor hilly area.” This was reveled in a recent survey conducted by Balochistan Rural Support Program under its Brace program in the district. Surrounded by dry mountains the union council Tang Sar of sensitive Murgha ...

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Balochistan is within itself a corridor, says Sana Baloch

QUETTA: Balochistan National Party (BNP) Central Leader and Member Balochistan Assembly, Sanaullah Baloch has has said that Balochistan is within itself a corridor which needs not any interference by other countries. He expressed these views in a seminar on Geographical importance of Balochistan here in Quetta on Thursday .   Students Action Committee organised the event at Bolan Medical College ...

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First Social Media Convention of National Party held in Karachi

By: Saad Ullah Dehwar KARACHI: First National Social Media Convention of National Party concluded at Piler, Karachi. The event was  held on 8-9 December and attended by the district office bearers of National Party across country. Former President of National Party, Senator Mir Hasil Bizenjo, seasoned journalist Wusatullah Khan, Akther Baloch, Prof. Tauseef Ahmed Khan, Karamat Ali, senior vice president ...

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First winter rain ends prolonged dry spell, turns the weather chilly

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: Like elsewhere in the county Zhob city and adjoining areas also received much-awaited rain that not only brought the mercury down but also ended the prolonged dry spell in the area. The rain brought relief for the people dwelling in urban and rural areas, who had been facing drought-like situation due to a long dry spell. ...

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Aghahi Awards 2018: Balochistan Point honored with two national awards

ISLAMABAD: Balochistan Point bagged two Agahi Awards in categories of reproductive health rights and human rights here on Sunday.      Yousaf Ajab Baloch and Munaj Gul Muhammad received the awards for their reports in their respective categories as journalist of the year 2018. The award ceremony was held on Sunday at Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) in Islamabad. Tanzeela ...

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Governor Balochistan terms corruption as  economic terrorism

QUETTA: Governor Balochistan has termed corruption as economic terrorism economic terrorism. He has said that present government gives priority to end corruption and all corrupt elements would be brought to justice. He expressed these views while addressing a function held in connection with celebrating Anti-Corruption Day at a local hotel on Thursday. a large number of students of different Universities, ...

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KHUZDAR: Transparency and citizens’ participation in budget making process found lacking at district level in Baluchistan

KHUZDAR: Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) has revealed in its study that Budget Call letters delayed, budget time line is not followed properly and none of the 20 surveyed districts have involved the general public and the stakeholders in budget making. According to the ‘Study of Budget Making Process at District Level in Baluchistan, only 4 districts issued ...

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