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Sherani teachers call-off token strike on ‘Salam Teachers’ Day’

 By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: Government Teachers Association (GTA) Sherani after a successful meeting with Deputy Commissioner Abdul Khaliq Mandokhail and District Education Officer Sheikh Haji Musa Khan Mandokhail called-off their week-long token strike on Friday as ‘Salam Teachers’ Day’ was observer across the country. DC Mandokhail assured the teachers that he will take steps to resolve their issues. An office bearer ...

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Justice (retd) Yaseenzai nominated as Balochistan governor

ISLAMABAD: Justice (retired) Amanullah Khan Yasinzai has been appointed Governor Balochistan. According to the details  President Arif Alvi, on the advice of Prime Minister Imran Khan, appointed Justice Amanullah Khan as Governor Balochistan. Amanullah Khan Yasinzai was born in 1954 in Quetta and completed his Bachelors’ and Master’s degree from Lahore and started his law practice in 1981. He was ...

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Pashtoons express love, affection for history, tradition on Int Culture Day

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: International Pashtoon Culture Day celebrated here in Zhob and other Pashtoon dominated districts of Balochistan province. Nationalist parties, literary and culture organizations and social activists arranged musical programs and cultural shows to mark the day and highlight the centuries old Pashtoons’ history and their rich culture. Children were wearing brightly colored and embroidered dresses. The youngsters ...

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The Zero Hunger Goal and Malnutrition in Balochistan

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch Kaleemullah, 35, has frequent visits to Basic Health Unit Iskalkoo these days with his  two and half years old boy Abdul Rauf, who doctors say is malnourished, to get checked and receive the prescribed Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF), the Plumpy’Nut specifically designed to treat acute malnutrition without complications.  However, he returns his home hopelessly, when he ...

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Regularization and monitoring of Private schools in Balochistan

By: Shafqat Anwar Shahwani Apropos the recent hue and cry of parents against the hiking fees of the private schools in Quetta city and other Districts of Balochistan. There is little denial of the fact that the educated parents in the province want to admit their children in private schools due to quality education. The importance of quality education is ...

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Youm-e-Ashura observed amid tight security with religious solemnity

 By Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: Like elsewhere in Balochistan, Youm-e-Ashura also observed here in Zhob with religious sanctity, zeal and solemnity to pay homage to the supreme sacrifices of Hazrat Imam Hussain and his companions for the supremacy of Islam. Alam and Zuljinnah processions were taken out from the Imambargah after passing through its traditional route culminated at the same place. ...

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How Pakistan’s Gwadar Port can help Gulf trade connectivity

By: Sabena Siddiqui Offering the shortest and most convenient trade route to Central Asia, Africa and the Middle East, the deep- sea port of Gwadar in Pakistan also links up China’s large, land-locked province of Xinjiang to the Arabian Sea. Taking center-stage ever since China’s mega-project, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) kicked off, Gwadar port has made the China-Pakistan ...

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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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