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Children Summer Camp in Traditional Skills to be held in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa), Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage, Government of Pakistan has announced to hold a “Children Summer Camp in Traditional Skills” including truck art, papier mache and pottery making from Tuesday, 3rd July to Tuesday, 31st July 2018 at Lok Virsa Heritage Museum, Garden Avenue, Shakarparian, Islamabad. ...

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Steps being taken for betterment of agriculture in Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: Steps are being taken for betterment of agriculture sector in Balochistan for the sake of enhancing production of food grains in the province. A spokesman of Provincial Agriculture Department said that the existing agriculture training institute in Quetta is being strengthened at a cost of 500 million rupees, Radio Pakistan reported. He said that a special programme has been ...

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Balochistan — worst drought-hit province

By: Mohammad Jamil PAKISTAN is facing water shortage in all the provinces because during the last thirty years no new large water reservoir has been built. However Balochistan is the worst drought-hit province, as water sources in Balochistan have been contaminated due to low rainfalls in Balochistan particularly in Awaran district, resulting in water borne diseases and deaths. This natural ...

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Allauddin Marri selected as caretaker CM of Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan has selected Alauddin Marri to be the caretaker chief minister of Balochistan. ECP Additional Secretary Akhtar Nazir made the announcement at a press conference outside the commission’s office in Islamabad. Marri belongs to Mastung district of Balochistan and his name was recommended by the government, whereas the former opposition had suggested the names of ...

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Lok Virsa to hold “Exhibition of Traditional Calligraphy”

ISLAMABAD: The National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa), Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage, government of Pakistan will hold an “Exhibition of Traditional Calligraphy” by calligraphist Muhammad Azeem Iqbal from 8th to 14th June, 2018 at Heritage Museum, Garden Avenue, Shakarparian marking the holy month of Ramadan. The exhibition will comprise of fifty calligraphic artifacts/paintings on Islamic arts ...

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The dwindling forests in Balochistan

By: Iqbal Ahmed Siyal It is sad that despite all of the ecological, social, economic and health benefits of forests, deforestation and the degradation of forests are at alarming rate in Balochistan, as it presently covers 1.2% (416628 hectares) of forest area out of its total land, and a negiligible canopy density of 0.2% of the total forest cover of ...

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Oxfam Launches Campaign to Beat Plastic Pollution in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Oxfam in Pakistan and its partner Indus Consortium launched a campaign to tackle plastic pollution in Pakistan. Beat Plastic Pollution – the theme for the campaign around World Environment Day 2018, is a call to action for all of us to come together to combat one of the great environmental challenges of our time. The launch ceremony was held ...

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2.6 million women in Balochistan are deprived of right to vote: Women activists

QUETTA: Women Rights activists on Saturday said that 2.6 million women in Balochistan are deprived of right to vote and millions more will be unable to vote if necessary arrangements are not done for their registration. Sana Durrani President Balochistan Women Network (BWN) and Mis Haleema Chairperson Health and Rural Development (HARD) and Gul Khan Nseer  in a press conference ...

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Rs19.4 Billion allocated for promotion of health sector in Balochistan 

QUETTA: The Director General Health Services, Balochistan has said that Balochistan Government has allocated Rs19.4 billion for the promotion of health sector in the budget of new fiscal year 2018. Talking to Radio Pakistan on Friday, he said that Balochistan government is taking concrete measures for promotion of health sector so that basic health facilities could be provided to all ...

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Sindh’s First Youth Policy Launched

KARACHI: Over 400 participants, including provincial ministers, government officials, international donors and members of the civil society gathered to celebrate the launch of Sindh’s first ever youth policy on Friday. The policy drew support from Oxfam, Bargad, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Oxfam, Right Here Right Now (RHRN) and Civil Society Support Programme (CSSP) and a number of ...

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