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Turbat: Shahrak Dispensary with no doctors and medicines

By:  Amjid Ali Shahrak is one of many areas in Balochistan province that lack basic healthcare facilities. It is a small town of Ketch district in southern part of the province. The only public dispensary building in Shahrak, meant to cater to the medical needs of the residents of the town and its four adjacent villages is devoid of a ...

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Balochistan is rich in natural resources: CM Balochistan

QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan Abdul Quddus Bizenjo has said that Balochistan is rich in natural resources and provides vast investment opportunities to investors. He expressed these views while meeting a Chinese delegation headed by Dynavolt Hisel Company CEO Michael H Wang. CM Balochistan said that in the form of CPEC, Balochistan has got an important opportunity for development, opening new ...

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Prominent human rights activist Asma Jahangir passes away in Lahore

LAHORE: Leading Pakistani human rights advocate, lawyer and former UN special rapporteur Asma Jahangir has died of cardiac arrest, her family said Sunday. She was 66. According to her sister, Hina Jilani, the funeral arrangements have yet to be announced. her daughter Munizae Jahangir, In a  statement by said that the  family waited for relatives to return to their hometown ...

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Earthquake threat in Gwadar Port puts CPEC at risk

BEIJING: Nearly 40 geologists from China and Pakistan have teamed up to survey the Makran Trench in Balochistan following Beijing’s concerns over the possibility of a massive earthquake affecting the strategic Gwadar port in the volatile province, a media report said Saturday. The trench is the meeting point for two tectonic plates and is close to the Pakistani deep-sea port ...

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Community Focused Radio: A powerful tool for a social change in Balochistan

By: Talat Jehan Community Radio is a relatively a new concept in Pakistan, as compared to other countries, where such a platform has been regularly used to bring awareness and enhance knowledge of local communities on different social issues. Radio is still considered to be a very powerful tool for disseminating useful information, and having a broader outreach and audience ...

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Pasni’s ‘Goast Hospital’ !

By: Badil Baloch The residents of Pasni city have been hoping against hope for a better health care facility for the past fourteen years ever since the construction of a hospital building was initiated in 2004. Pasni is a coastal city along the Arabian Sea in Gwadar district of Balochistan province offering poor health services to its residents. The building ...

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28 candidates from Balochistan file papers  for 11 Senate seats

QUETTA: At least 28 candidates from various political parties and independent candidates have filed their nomination papers for 11 Senate seats from Balochistan. According to reports, Mohammad Akram from National Party (NP) ,  Humayon Aziz Kurd from Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP), Nizamuddin Kakar from Awami National Party (ANP), Amir Afzal Khan from the Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N), AYousaf Khan ...

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USEFP Announces 2019 Fulbright Student (Master’s and PhD) Program

ISLAMABAD:The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) invites Pakistani students to apply for the prestigious 2019 Fulbright Student (Master’s and PhD) and Fulbright-Higher Education Commission (HEC) PhD Program, which fully funds Master’s or PhD study at top universities in the United States. The application form is available online at www.usefpakistan.org, and the application deadline is May 16, 2018. Women, ...

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Mishal/WEF to Conduct Nationwide Survey to Measure Pakistan’s Global Competitiveness Ranking

 ISLAMABAD: The World Economic Forum in partnership with Mishal Pakistan will conduct the Executive Opinion Survey 2018 in Pakistan beginning in February 2018.  The Executive Opinion Survey, “The Voice of the Business Community” is a major component of The Global Competitiveness Report and provides the key ingredient that turns the Report into a representative annual measure of a nation’s economic environment and ...

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Veteran Baloch journalist Siddque Baloch passes away in Karachi

QUETTA: Veteran Baloch journalist and author Siddque Baloch possessed away after protracted illness Monday night in a private hospital in Karachi, his family sources told. Sources told that he would be laid to rest in Karachi.  He was suffering from cancer for many years.  He was 77. Baloch was English-language journalist, and an authority on Balochistan’s social, political and economic ...

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