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Civil society organizations raise demand to ensure participation of local population in budget making process at district level

QUETTA: The civil society organizations can watch the budget making process to improve governance issues at provincial level, said Raja Shoaib Akber, senior program manager Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) Islamabad. While addressing the participants of two-day workshop in Quetta, senior program manager CPDI emphasized the vital role of   civil society organizations for improving governance challenges and budget ...

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Infant Young Child Feeding Strategy Balochistan 2018-2022 formally launched

By: Saeed Yousuf QUETTA: Balochistan Nutrition Programme for Mothers and Children (BNPMC) Health Department Government of Balochistan with the support of UNICEF formally disseminated the IYCF (Infant Young Child Feeding) formally launched on 22 June 2018- 2022. Addressing to the participants of ceremony Provincial Secretary Health Mr Saleh Mohammed Nasar said that launching of Infant young child feeding strategy is ...

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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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NADRA and ECP ensure the Gender Parity in CNICs registration and Electoral Process: Informal District Assembly Khuzdar

KHUZDAR: The Informal District Assembly members said that 0.8 million women do not have Computer National Identification Card and 2.6 million are deprived from right to vote in Balochistan and million more women will be unable to vote in future if necessary strategy are not adopted and implemented for their CNICs and voting registration.  The Informal District Assembly Members set ...

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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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