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Islamabad needs to review its policies towards Balochistan: Rubina Irfan

Interview By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch Rubina Irfan is one of the active women politicians in Balochistan.  She holds Master degree in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Balochistan. On PMLQ’s ticket she was elected as member Provincial Assembly of Balochistan on women reserved seat in 2002. She served as Minister for Law, Government of Balochistan. Rubina Irfan was elected as ...

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Sarfaraz Bugti terms early Child Marriage an alarming social issue in Balochistan

QUETTA: Provincial Home minister Sarfaraz Bugti has termed early child marriage an alarming social issue in Balochistan. He assured that he would make efforts to table bill in upcoming assembly session for enactment of Balochistan Child Marriage Prohibition laws. He made these comments while speaking to the participants of Provincial level Advocacy Consultation with Policy Makers from Social Welfare Department, Ministry ...

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 Two-day book fair held at BUET Khuzdar

By: Jafar Masttoi  KHUZAR: Commissioner Kalat Division Mr. Muhammad Hashim Ghilzai inaugurated   a two-day book fair on Monday 14th at the Balochistan University of Engineering & Technology Khuzdar, Commissioner Kalat , Controller of examination BUET Khuzdar  Mohammad Anwar Sarpara encouraged and motivated the participants of the event to develop the habit of book reading. A large number of well-known scholars, ...

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Balochistan presents Rs352bn budget for fiscal 2018-19

QUETTA: The Balochistan assembly on Monday presented budget with a total outlay of Rs352.3 billion for fiscal year 2018-19. Advisor to the Chief Minister on Financial Affairs Ruqayya Saeed Hashmi presented the budget. The budget was formally approved by Balochistan Cabinet. Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo, who presided over the meeting, said the government was trying to provide ...

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MMR: Who should mothers hold responsible for their death in Balochistan?

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch Khair Bibi, 26, breathed her last, when she was struggling to give birth to her second child. Her family members claim that she was thrice taken to District Head Quarter (DHQ), but she was given no treatment. She was brought from Kapoto, a village some 35 kilo meter away from Kalat city. Her family members allege ...

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88% Pakistani journalists self censor in professional and 79% in personal settings; new research study reveals

ISLAMABAD: As many as 88% of Pakistani journalists, who participated in a new research on self-censorship, were most likely to hold back information related to religious and security matters in their reporting and personal conversations. The journalists also considered the policies of their own news organizatons as a major reason for their professional self-censorship. The findings are part of a ...

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Balochistan opens state-of-the-art kidney centre

QUETTA: state-of-the-art kidney centre has been opened in Balochistan to provide free treatment to Pakistanis and Afghan refugee patients suffering from kidney disease. The project was jointly delivered by Balochistan’s health department, the Balochistan Institute of Nephro-Urology Quetta, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) will cater for the needs of over 14,000 Pakistani citizens and Afghan refugees with renal diseases every ...

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Political leaders, journalists adopt ‘Islamabad Declaration’ reaffirming their commitment to free media

ISLAMABAD: In a roundtable hosted by Media Matters for Democracy (MMfD), Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and the National Press Club (NPC), participants adopted a resolution reaffirming their resolve to uphold the freedom of media and expression in Pakistan and ensure the safety of Pakistani journalists. The roundtable discussion was held on Wednesday at the National Press Club to ...

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Hazara Community Calls Off All Sit-Ins After Successful Negotiation With COAS

QUETTA: Human rights activist Jalila Haider and other protester from Hazara community have called off all sit-ins after having successful meeting with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javid Bajwa on Wednesday. The political parties from Hazara community and Jalila Haider demanded Army Chief to visit Quetta and paly his role to bust out terrorists targeting Hazara community According to ...

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Young Scientists of Gwadar Showcase Innovative Models at Gwadar Science Festival

By: Suleman Hashim Gwadar’s first ever one-day Science Festival enthralled people from all over Balochistan as well as people from other provinces on Saturday at Model High School Gwadar. The festival was organized by Education Department Gwadar, Gwadar Association of Professional Education, Deputy Commissioner Gwadar, District Government Gwadar, Hameed Honda, Pakistan Alliance of Math and Science and Bamsar. Different high ...

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