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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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Dearth of Facilities in Schools Leaves Education System Broken in Balochistan

By: Mir Behram Baloch “I can’t attend school,” says Mahwish, a seven grader at a school in a village near Kalat district. She admits that there has been a rise in number of students in her school in the past few years but many of her friends alike her have left school too. What is causing Mahwish and students like ...

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Islamic State has no existence in Balochistan: Sarfaraz Bugti

QUETTA : Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti has on Tuesday revealed that the militant group  Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)  has no existence in Balochistan. He said this  While addressing a press conference along with Balochistan government’s spokesperson in the provincial capital. Sarfaraz Bugti also revealed at the occasion that an intelligence based operation was carried out in ...

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Drug Court issues non-bailable arrest warrants of 9 pharmaceutical companies

QUETTA: The Drug Court Quetta chaired by Justice Abdul Majeed Nasir Members Justice Gul Aalam Khan and Arsalan Khan  issued non-bailable arrest warrants of 9 pharmaceutical companies here on Tuesday after finding them absent during the hearing. The cases of pharmaceutical companies were being heard those have been doing the business of spurious, substandard medicine and some were doing the sale and ...

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 Balochistan budget for 2017-18 to be unveiled on June 15

QUETTA: Balochistan budget for fiscal year 2017-18 with a total outlay of Rs321.67 billion is scheduled to be unveiled on June 15 instead of June 12 as had been announced earlier. Provincial Finance department sources told media  here on Monday that Rs80 billion have been proposed to be allocated under development head while Rs38 billion each will be set-aside for ...

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Young Doctors Association Balochistan supports KPK doctors

QUETTA: The Provincial President of Young Doctors Association Balochistan Dr. Yasir Khosti has said that Khyber Pakhtunkwa (KP) government should meet the demands of YDA KP without any delay or else they would go on strike. He said this whiling addressing to a Addressing to a press conference here on Monday. The Provincial President of Young Doctors Association Balochistan said ...

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Petroleum Ministry proposes Rs190mn two projects for Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources has proposed two new projects of worth Rs 190 million for coal exploration and evaluation in different localities of Balochistan besides carrying out a survey for underground water in Quetta. “Out of total Rs 190.033 million estimated cost, an amount of Rs 88.023 million has been proposed for next fiscal year to carry ...

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Women-Oriented Politics: A Challenge for Balochistan

By: Mariyam Suleman As a local active woman in Gwadar, Asma Baloch participated in political activities with some of her senior colleagues for several years, finally, as part of Balochistan National Party; she made her way into the local government of Gwadar as a councilor. The prospect of becoming part of the local leadership made her feel, she recalled recently- ...

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UNHCR and BUITEMS Launched a Centre for Refugees and Migration Studies in Quetta

QUETTA: The UN Refugee Agency UNHCR signed a Partnership Agreement with Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS) on 7th June 2017 Wednesday. This collaboration is aimed at establishing a Centre for Refugees and Migration Studies (CRMS) as well as provision of training for refugee teachers and opportunities for entrepreneurship/business studies for refugee students in the university. ...

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Lok Virsa to hold Children Summer Camp in Punjabi & Brahvi Languages in July   

  ISLAMABAD: Encouraged by the tremendous success of the first two summer camps held in 2015 & 2016, the National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) is pleased to announce its “Children Summer Camp 2017 in Punjabi and Brahvi Languages”. It will take place from 5th to 31st July 2017 at the beautiful surrounding of Lok Virsa Heritage ...

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