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UNODC for improving criminal justice services in Balochistan

QUETTA: Netherlands Ambassador in Pakistan Jeannette Seppen and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Country Representative Cesar Guedes visit Quetta and met Balochistan Inspector General Police (IGP) Ahsan Mehboob to discuss UNODC’s important initiative to reinforce Balochistan’s criminal justice System, with the support of the Netherlands government. Ambassador Jeannette Seppen said, : “Pakistan faces a complex crime situation ...

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Pakistan ranks at 70 among 144 countries for recognizing role of Women in Political Empowerment

PRAGUE: Pakistan ranks at 70 among 144 countries for identifying Women Participation in Political arena of Pakistan. In recognizing the role of Women in Political Empowerment, Centre for Career Education (ECCE) invited Farzana Yaqoob, President Asia Institute of Public Policy at Czech Republic to deliver an exclusive guest note on the state of gender parity in Pakistan. ECCE is a ...

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Saudi-Qatar Rift

By: Maqbool Reki Recently, Saudi Arab accused the government of Qatar for sponsoring terrorism under the umbrella of ISIS in the vicinity of Persian Gulf states. Such an accusation resulted a boycott on 5th June from Saudi allies namely Egypt, Libya, UAE and Bahrain. They have cut ties and imposed a land, sea and air blockade. However, this issue came ...

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“Trump in Afghan Quagmire”

By: Shahjahan Baloch  The controversial Donald Trump is handling the world, in general, and US, in particular, with unfamiliar, messy, and perplexing policies. In the case of Afghanistan as well, Trump’s policies are incalculable. The new US policy on Afghanistan is yet to come but the surge in military troops, more boots on ground without a possible exit plan, is ...

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Education, a Building Block for Sustainable Peace

By: Tharanga Yakupitiyage UNITED NATIONS : Millions lack access to quality education around the world—but how can the international community change this? Two years into the adoption of the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), one of which includes a goal to provide inclusive, equitable, and quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all, the question of ‘how’ still remains. In ...

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How Wars and Disasters Fuel Child Labor

By: Susan Raqib Hazrat Hussain, 10, loads bricks onto a truck. Hazrat doesn’t go to school and works alongside his two teenage brothers at a brick kiln outside Kabul.   Rahimullah, a 15-year-old Afghan boy, told Human Rights Watch last year that he has worked as a brick maker for five years, working from 4:00 a.m. until nightfall. “My smaller siblings ...

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Russian Foreign Policy towards America under President Putin

By :Venita Christopher A number of changes have been witnessed in Russian foreign policy since Vladimir Putin took the charge of president of Russia in 1999 till now. The current foreign policy of Russia is also decided by Putin himself according to the article 80 and 85 of the constitution of Russian Federation. Different dramatic international changes are the main ...

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Delegation of the Balochistan Government Meets Parliamentarians at the Belgian Senate

The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will prove to be a game changer for Balochistan as it will bring substantial economic opportunities for the province as well as neighbouring countries of Pakistan as an entry and exit point for the One Belt One Road project, it holds also great prospects for the European countries. These views were expressed by the ...

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Chaman: 9 killed, 20 injured in Afghan forces cross border firing

CHAMAN: At least nine people including two women were killed and 20 others and FC personnel sustained injuries in Afghan forces cross border firing in Chaman here on Friday. According to Chaman Civil Hospital administration, five of the injured were shifted to Quetta Hospital in critical condition. Earlier, ISPR had confirmed that one person was killed in Afghan forces firing near ...

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 Balochistan Basic Education Programme Inaugurated

 QUETTA: The Balochistan Basic Education Programme (BBEP) was inaugurated by the Governor of Balochistan, Muhammad Khan Achakzai at a ceremony held in Quetta Wednesday. The Minister for Education, Abdul Rahim Ziaratwal, Ambassador of the European Union to Pakistan, Jean-Francois Cautain, UNICEF Representative in Pakistan, Ms. Angela Kearney and many senior officials, donors and development partners were present on the occasion. ...

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