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All available resources will be utilized to remove poverty from the province, says CM Balochistan  

QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo has said that all available resources would be utilized to remove poverty from the province. He said this while talking to a delegation of United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) lead by Regional Director South Asia Ms. Jean Gough called on him here on Thursday. Chief Secretary Balochistan Aurangzeb Haque, Additional ...

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Polytechnic College Uthal remains dysfunctional for several years

 By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch Saeed Ahmed, 27, was an 8th-grade student when he came to know that newly commenced construction at his home town Uthal was of Polytechnic College. Knowing this he was over excited that his dream could come true and he would become an engineer. The construction of the building was completed some many years ago, unfortunately, Saeed ...

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Turbat : Khairabad Girls High School  sans teachers  

By: Rizwan Fakhir Turbat The only high school for girls in Khairabad village of Balochistan province is a perfect case of bad governance where teachers remain unavailable for past five years. Khairabad is a village in Kech district of the province, located at a distance of 40 kilometers from the district headquarters of Turbat. Govt. Girls High School, Khairabad is ...

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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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