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PPHI – Balochistan & its Monitoring Mechanism

By: Muhammad Jahangir Zehri PPHI – Balochistan, a pilot project initially started in 03 Districts of the Province namely Quetta, Pishin & Mastung through a public private partnership between Government of Balochistan & Balochistan Rural Support Program (BRSP) with objectives to serve the poor masses in terms of primary healthcare facilities at their door step. PPHI is registered on August ...

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All Balochistan 2nd Kick Boxing Championship held in Quetta

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail QUETTA: All Balochistan 2nd Kickboxing Championship 2019 concluded with an impressive ceremony held in the provincial capital Quetta. The championship was organized by Balochistan Kickboxing Association, where 230 kick boxers from twelve districts across Balochistan including Quetta, Zhob, Pishin, Bolan, Mastung, Ziarat, Loralai, Sibbi, Naseerabad, Killa Abdullah, Noshki and Harnai participated in the 12kg weight category competitions. ...

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 Government must take serious action to ensure the participation of persons with disabilities in the electoral process: CPDI

 QUETTA: Center for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI), Islamabad organized a round-table conference with the disabled persons and their organizations where the issues of disables and their solutions were discussed in detail. During the discussions following demands were made and were unanimously agreed that government needs to take some concrete steps towards the resolution of their issues. Government should Ensure ...

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Civil Society demands concrete steps for democratic inclusion of Persons with Disabilities

QUETTA: Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) organized a seminar here in Quetta on electoral and political rights of persons with disabilities. The stakeholders discussed in detail the issues surrounding disability and inclusion of PWDs. Mohammad Asif Provincial Coordinator CPDI started the session by recitation of Holly Quran, he welcome the participants the handed over the floor to Mr. ...

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No participation of stakeholders in District-level Budget Consultation weakens democratic process in Balochistan

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch In order to strengthen democracy, it is very essential to introduce and empower it at grass root level. The smallest unit of democracy is union council. Later councilors perform at district level. Democracy progresses with community participation and develops sense of ownership in general masses for local and national initiatives. Democracy takes deep roots, if the ...

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Jirga blocks national highway in protest against ‘fake documents’

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: Heavy and light traffic remained suspended on Zhob-Quetta national highway for several hours here on Monday morning, when a large number of people blocked it in protest against the issuance of fake local and domicile certificates to non-residents in the district. The wheel-jam strike call was given by Zhob Qaumi Jirga – comprising Kakar, Mandokhail, Babar and ...

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‘Umeed Say Aagay’ awareness campaign initiated in Balochistan

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail  QUETTA: In order to save thousands mothers and children lives, an awareness raising campaign – mother and child health in the first thousand days and beyond has been launched here in the provincial capital Quetta. The campaign titled ‘Umeed Say Aagay’ is aimed to foster a healthy community, where no mother or child dies, due to any ...

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CPDI stressed effective legislation on RTI law in Balochistan

 QUETTA:  Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) has urged the Balochistan government to make amendments in RTI act, 2005 in the light of international best practices. The amendments shall aim to promote transparency, openness and maximum disclosure of information; like RTI laws applicable in KP, Punjab and Sindh. Provincial cabinet of Balochistan has formed a committee to discuss proposed ...

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Creating Understanding for Social Values Through News Collaboration: DW Collaborates with Local Stakeholder

ISLAMABAD: With the changing media consumption patterns globally, the storytelling techniques and platforms are changing as well. To improve the outreach and improve innovations in news media platforms, a memorandum of understanding was signed between Digital Broadcast Pvt. Limited (DBTV) and Deutsche Welle (DW) in Islamabad. The understanding is aimed create joint collaboration in terms of creating content and share ...

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National Exhibition of Dying Crafts of Pakistan concluded at Lok Virsa

ISLAMABAD: A 3-day National Exhibition on Dying Crafts of Pakistan concluded here at Lok Virsa complex, Shakarparian. The exhibition was organized by the National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) in collaboration with provincial culture departments, arts councils and small industries corporations with a sole objective to promote dying craft heritage and to encourage master artisans associated with ...

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