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Drug companies cheating countries out of billions in tax revenues 

ISLAMABAD: The world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies appear to be dodging an estimated $3.8 billion in tax per year across 16 countries, reveals a new report from Oxfam today.  The report, ‘Prescription for Poverty,’ analyzes the financial disclosures from Pfizer, Merck, Johnson & Johnson and Abbott, between 2013 and 2015. In the 7 developing countries where data was available (Chile, Colombia, ...

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In Balochistan 1.5 children don’t go to school, says Social Welfare Deptt

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: In order to achieve the objectives of International Literacy Day, Social Welfare Literacy and Non-formal Education department organized a seminar at Model high school to mark the day in a befitting and graceful manner here. A large number of people from different walks of life including educationists, teachers, civil society members, journalists and students attended the ...

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ADB approves $100m to address water shortages in Balochistan

 KARACHI: The Asian Development Bank has approved a $100 million loan to address chronic water shortages and increase earnings on farms in Balochistan. The ‘Balochistan Water Resources Development Sector Project’ will focus on improving irrigation infrastructure and water resource management in the Zhob and Mula river basins. “Agriculture accounts for almost two-thirds of Balochistan’s economic output and employs 60% of ...

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Career Pathways – Paving their way to a U.S. Education

ISLAMABAD: The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP), in collaboration with Educational Programs (EdPrograms), took forty-six Pakistani high school students, thirteen counselors and four EducationUSA staff members to the U.S. on a summer tour of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to get a taste of American higher education through a series of short classes and workshops. Career Pathways is a ...

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Our vision is to develop Balochistan as par with other provinces:  Jam Kamal

 QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal has said that their vision is to develop Balochistan as par with other provinces.  He expressed these views on Tuesday while talking to Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri, who was called on him here. They discussed different political and official issues in the meeting. The CM Balochistan said that development of Quetta ...

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MBBS final year students’ hunger strike till death

QUETTA: MBBS final year students of session 2012-13 have sat in a hunger camp till death in front of the BMC College, demanding from the college administration and professor to have looked at the result that was announced on 8 August. Final year students, Younis Elahi and Farhad Karim who are on a hunger strike till death while taking to ...

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ZHOB: 72nd Independence Day celebrated with national fervour, exuberance

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: Like elsewhere in the country, the 72nd Independence Day of Pakistan was celebrated with commemorative ceremonies across the bordering district. The Day was celebrated in both Zhob and Sherani districts with national fervour and exuberance. A flag hoisting event held at Levies headquarters and DPO office Zhob. Deputy Commissioner Shabir Mengal hoisted the national flag at ...

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ECP issues notification of successful members’ notifications on reserved seats

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan has issued notifications of successful members of National and Provincial Assemblies on reserved seats for women and minorities. The notification has been issued for 60 women and 10 minority members of National Assembly. The notifications have also been issued for 66 women and 8 minority members in Punjab, 29 women and 9 minority members in ...

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Balochistan Assembly session convened on 13th August

QUETTA: The inaugural session of the provincial assembly has been called on August 13 when newly elected MPAs will take the oath of their office.   According to the provincial assembly’s secretary, the session of the Balochistan Assembly will start at 11:00am. The allied parties in the future government  include  Balochistan Awami Party (BAP), Awami National Party (ANP), Pak­istan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), Hazara ...

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A tribute to the legend-Balochi singer late Waja Noor Khan Bezanjo

By: Sami Parvez  Noor Khan Bezanjo was born on January 9th, 1970 in Pasani. He was son of Ghulam Sarwar Bezanjo. He completed his matriculation from Pasani and for further education he moved to Karachi where he completed his high school and graduation. After his graduation from Karachi then he moved to Quetta for higher education where he achieved his ...

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