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Disability is not inability: Miraj Bibi’s determination to achieve her dreams

By: Humera Karim  QUETTA: Heading towards the ‘Safe from the Start’ centre with a hobbled walk, a 27-year-old Afghan refugee teacher is confident and indifferent to the bullies around. Miraj Bibi was born with a rounded back in Quetta, the north-western city which is the provincial capital of Balochistan, Pakistan. Her spine developed a twist that later affected her legs. ...

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BEEF Cheque distribution Ceremony held at BUET, Khuzdar

 By: Ejaz Ahmed Zehri KHUZDAR: A Cheque Distribution Ceremony of Balochistan Education Endowment Fund (BEEF) was held at Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology, Khuzdar on 5th December, 2017. The Prof. Brig (R) Engr. Muhammad Amin, SI (M), Vice Chancellor, Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology, Khuzdar as chief guest graced the occasion. The Vice Chancellor along with Pro Vice Chancellor Dr. ...

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Water Scarcity: Permanent crisis for Gwadar residents

By: Badil Baloch  “CPEC is a game changer”. “Gwadar will become Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong”. “Gwadar deep-sea port changing the face of Pakistan”. These are the statements that we often hear coming from the Govt. officials in the media about Gwadar. Let’s accept that all of this is true. But the residents of Gwadar tell a totally different story. ...

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Senator Lashkri Raisani donates 1000 books to BUET, Khuzdar

By: Ejaz Ahmed Zehri KHUZDAR: A Book donation ceremony was held on 28th November, 2017 at University Auditorium, Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology, Khuzdar in order to donation of 1000 books to BUET, Khuzdar by The Senator Nawabzada Mir Lashkri Raisani. At ceremony, senator Raisnai formally handed over books to Vice Chancellor, BUET, Khuzdar Engr. Brig(R) Muhammad Amin, SI(M).The ...

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Balochistan Freedom of Information Act 2005 termed as the weakest law in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) has urged the Balochistan government to replace freedom of information Act 2005 with an effective and robust right to information law. Out of four provinces, Balochistan has the weakest right to information law. Executive Director, CPDI, Amer Ejaz, said on Monday “Like provincial governments of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh, federal government ...

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Gwadar: Prime Minister performs groundbreaking of Eastbay Expressway

GWADAR: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that the fifteen billion rupees project will provide a vital link from Gwadar to the Makran Coastal Highway. He said this on Wednesday whiling performing the ground breaking of Eastbay expressway in Gwadar. He said that the expressway would be completed in the stipulated period. The Prime Minister expressed the confidence that ...

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Gwadar shut down to protest water crisis as PM arrives

By: Balaach Qadir and Suleman Hashim GWADAR: As the Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was visiting Gwadar today to inaugurate the newly constructed Marine Drive road, the Gwadaris were observing a complete shutter down strike against the persisting water crisis in the port city. All the markets including the main bazaar were closed while people were staging a protest outside ...

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Gwadar’s doctors skip duty leaving patients in pain

By: Suleman Hashim GWADAR: District Headquarter Hospital, (DHQ) Gawadar is visited by more than three hundred patients daily for treatment, according to the record of the hospital. As there are not enough hospitals in the Makran region, therefore the load of patients increases as hundreds of people come here from distant areas as well. By 1:30 in the afternoon, a ...

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Karachi: Demonstration held against shortage of drinking water in Gwadar

By: Shoaib Durrazai KARACHI: Residents of Gwadar and members of Civil Society Gwadar held a demonstration against shortage of drinking water here on Monday outside Karachi Press Club (KPC). The protesters had arrived from Gwadar to Karachi covering 700km distance just to raise the issue. Addressing the protest, speakers said that Balochistan government had completely failed to provide drinking water ...

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People with disabilities protest against violation of their job quota in Balochistan

By: Murtaza Zaib Zehri QUETTA: A number People with Disabilities have arranged a protest camp in Quetta against violation of their job quota in Balochistan. They have been protesting for more than a week.  Balochistan’s government has allocated five percent share for People with Disabilities; however, the special persons allege that it is not being implemented. This protest has been organized by Anjuman ...

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