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Pakistan’s most credible journalists recognized for their work at the annual AGAHI Awards 2018  

ISLAMABAD:  The AGAHI Awards recognizes the efforts of journalists and the media community every year. The best of the media industry striving for ethical and responsible journalism from all across Pakistan were recognized as Journalists of the Year in their respective categories today at the Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) in Islamabad. This year AGAHI Awards is celebrating dignity ...

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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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Oxfam Hosts Policy Dialogue on Women’s Mobility and Economic Empowerment

ISLAMABAD:  As part of Oxfam’s international 16 days of activism campaign against gender-based violence, a policy dialogue ‘Free from Fear: Women’s Mobility and Economic Empowerment’ was held at the Serena hotel. The campaign raises awareness about gender-based violence on local, national, and international levels between November 25th, the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women – December 10th, Human ...

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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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Business Gala held in Turbt University, Gwadar Campus

By: Barkat Ullah Baloch GWADAR: A business gala was organized at the Turbat University Gwadar Campus. The entry for the first day of this gala was open to males whereas for the second day it was open to females.  The business gala attracted a lot of people from city along with the students from different colleges and universities. There were ...

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This year AGAHI Awards to celebrate dignity for all

ISLAMABAD: This year’s AGAHl Awards ceremony to be held on the International Anti-Corruption Day December 9, 2018; recognizing the efforts of journalists and the media community. This year AGAHI Awards is celebrating dignity for all. AGAHI and Mishal in collaboration with multiple stakeholders have jointly nominated national and international leading opinion-makers, development experts, media gurus and knowledge professionals to be ...

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Balochistan govt plans to include water and environmental issues in educational curriculum

ISLAMABAD: Balochistan government has planned to educate youth about water and environmental issues in the province to create awareness about water scarcity and environmental hazards. Provincial Secretary for Higher Education, Abdul Saboor Kakar Thursday told media that the government would introduce a special academic course in syllabus at secondary level to get rid of the issues of water and climate ...

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Lok Virsa hold Muzakra session on Indigenous Sufi Music

ISLAMABAD: Speakers at Muzakra session at National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage, Lok Virsa here Thursday discussed various aspects of Indigenous Sufi Music. Culture experts including Sheraz Haider, DG AGPR, Mussarrat Youssuf from United Nations and Dr. Tanvir Anjum, Research Scholar from Quaid e Azam University spoke on the origin, evolution, content, typology, significance, current status, contemporary understanding and ...

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