Balochistan

A humble tribute to the vivid memory of the eminent scholar and researcher Dr. Nabi Bakhsh Khan Baloch  

By: Ayub Baloch. It was the occasion of deciding the ‘Life Achievement Award’ for the year 2005. The panel of judges comprised Mazer-ul-Haque Siddiqui, Dr. Farman Fatehpuri, Prof. Fateh Muhammad Malik, Ayaz Khan Daoodzai, Dr. Riaz Majeed, Madam Zatoon Bano, Nisar Aziz Butt and me, Ayub Baloch. The meeting was in progress at Academy of Letters, Islamabad and a number of highly deserving names ...

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The last visit of Professor Jean Francois Jarrige to Balochistan (Quetta & Mehrgarh)

By:  Ayub Baloch It was early February, 2005.  We were heading to Mehrgarh. Seated in the car with me were Professor Jean Francois Jarrige, the famous French archaeologist and Mrs. Kathien Jarrige. Both were full of feelings and fear. An unusual impression of dismay was evident from their faces. During the travel they talked but with interludes. Sometime the pause ...

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QUETTA: Doctors demand safe recovery of Baloch medical student

QUETTA: Members from Young Doctors Association (YDA) and Paramedical Staff Association (PSA) staged a sit-in protest outside the Quetta’s deputy commissioner’s office on Tuesday, against the alleged kidnapping of Saeed Baloch, a medical student in Quetta. The protestors chanted slogans for the immediate recovery of Saeed Baloch, a senior year student at Bolan Medical College who was ‘kidnapped’ from his ...

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Baloch Culture Day celebrated at UET Khuzdar

 By: Ubaid Zehri KHUZDAR: As Baloch culture day is celebrated each year on 2nd March across Balochistan and many parts of the Pakistan with many cultural events.  Similarly, on this 2nd March Baloch Culture Day was celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm at Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology by the Students, faculty members and administrative officials A cultural walk ...

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Illegal Fishing in Balochistan Coast Causes Catches to Fall Faster

By: Mariyam Suleman The Balochistan government’s failure to take steps against illegal fishing vessels in Balochistan coast, prevent the growth of fisheries industry in Balochistan, causing severe damage to marine life and rise economic crisis for local fishermen. The ongoing disputes raised in the Balochistan coast beginning in early 2000, are often portrayed as being centered to fishermen community only. ...

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Balochistan Point staffer honored as an instructor for the Civic Education Program in Washington DC

QUETTA: Balochistan Point  assistant editor Mariyam Suleman has been honored as an instructor for the Civic Education Week 2018 in Washington DC this month. She will lead more than 100 selected alumni from Pakistan. Mariyam is Youth Exchange and Study (YES-USA) alumni and she earned her High School degree from Coquille High School, Oregon USA in 2012. Mariyam Suleman is ...

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All available resources will be utilized to remove poverty from the province, says CM Balochistan  

QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo has said that all available resources would be utilized to remove poverty from the province. He said this while talking to a delegation of United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) lead by Regional Director South Asia Ms. Jean Gough called on him here on Thursday. Chief Secretary Balochistan Aurangzeb Haque, Additional ...

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Polytechnic College Uthal remains dysfunctional for several years

 By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch Saeed Ahmed, 27, was an 8th-grade student when he came to know that newly commenced construction at his home town Uthal was of Polytechnic College. Knowing this he was over excited that his dream could come true and he would become an engineer. The construction of the building was completed some many years ago, unfortunately, Saeed ...

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Turbat : Khairabad Girls High School  sans teachers  

By: Rizwan Fakhir Turbat The only high school for girls in Khairabad village of Balochistan province is a perfect case of bad governance where teachers remain unavailable for past five years. Khairabad is a village in Kech district of the province, located at a distance of 40 kilometers from the district headquarters of Turbat. Govt. Girls High School, Khairabad is ...

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Turbat: Shahrak Dispensary with no doctors and medicines

By:  Amjid Ali Shahrak is one of many areas in Balochistan province that lack basic healthcare facilities. It is a small town of Ketch district in southern part of the province. The only public dispensary building in Shahrak, meant to cater to the medical needs of the residents of the town and its four adjacent villages is devoid of a ...

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