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Gwadar: Fishermen’s Quest for Survival With their Ancestral Livelihood

Gwadar: Fishermen’s Quest for Survival With their Ancestral Livelihood

By: Mariyam Suleman Fishermen’s children play at the “PadiZir” (west bay) beach of Gwadar while seeing their fathers and elder brothers dragging their boats toward the waves of Arabian Sea meeting the shores of Makran coast. “Things have changed over the years. As a little boy, I used to get fish for free when the fishermen anchored their boats at ...

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Deputy Commissioner and AC Kalat suspended

Deputy Commissioner and AC Kalat suspended

Kalat: The Chief Minister, Balochistan, Nawab Sanaullah Zehri, has suspended Deputy Commissioner, Kalat district Azizullah Gharsheen and Assistant Commissioner Surab Jalal-uddin Kakar , with immediate effect. According to an official order issued on Friday late evening, the Chief Minister has taken action against both the senior officers of Kalat district after receiving complaints of the people of the area against ...

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Legislators agree to work for developing national agenda on women’s rights   

Legislators agree to work for developing national agenda on women’s rights   

 By: Mir Behram Baloch  Quetta: Legislators from the four provincial assembly and national assembly have agreed to work together for developing a national agenda for addressing women’s rights in Pakistan. Additionally, With the tenure of national and provincial assemblies reaching to completion in 2018, legislators also prioritised several other democratic reforms and human rights reforms which they agreed to take ...

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Key Stakeholders and Academia discuss Code of Ethics for Media in Pakistan at National Symposium

Key Stakeholders and Academia discuss Code of Ethics for Media in Pakistan at National Symposium

Islamabad: The Code of Ethics strive to play a fundamental role for democratization of a society, nonetheless, face many implementation challenges in Pakistan. This was announced at the national symposium on media ethics organized by Mishal Pakistan.  Industry experts, senior journalists, media professionals and academicians attended the symposium along with a large number of students, scholars and faculty members from the journalism ...

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Education Enrollment Campaign launched in Kalat

Education Enrollment Campaign launched in Kalat

KALAT: District Education Officer (DEO) Kalat, Sher Ahmed Sumalani has said that education enrollment campaign has been launched in district Kalat and it will be continued in all clusters of district to mobilize people; he said this while talking to the Balochistan Point on Monday.     Mr. Sumalani said that there would be great emphasize on enrollment of all out ...

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Mother Languages Literature Festival kicked off with resolve to promote linguistic and cultural diversity to fight extremism

Mother Languages Literature Festival kicked off with resolve to promote linguistic and cultural diversity to fight extremism

Islamabad: The second Pakistan Mother Languages Literature Festival kicked off at Lok Virsa on Saturdaywith dhammal and speeches expressing the strong urge for celebrating the rich linguistic heritage and cultural diversity to fight rising extremism, and to promote harmony and peace in Pakistani society. Writers, intellectuals, cultural and political activists reaffirmed their resolve to work for creating a peaceful, progressive and tolerant ...

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Tribalism and weak education system of Balochistan

Tribalism and weak education system of Balochistan

By: Rafiullah Education is in shabby condition in Balochistan since the inception of Pakistan. According to Pakistan social and living standard measurement survey (PSLM) conducted by Pakistan statistics bureau (PSB), literacy rate of Balochistan has dropped by 3% in the year 2013-2014. 70% girls are dropped out of school. Female literacy rate is 25%. Despite the increment in education budget ...

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Quetta: Security situation reviewed in Provincial Apex Committee meeting

Quetta: Security situation reviewed in Provincial Apex Committee meeting

 QUETTA: The meeting of Provincial Apex Committee, presided over by Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri on Thursday thoroughly reviewed law and order and security situation of the province. Police and other law enforcement agencies officials briefed the Apex Committee in detail about the law and order situation in Balochistan. Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Amir Riaz, Home Minister Mir Sarfiraz ...

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Increase in agriculture production is the first priority: Secretary Agriculture  Balochistan

Increase in agriculture production is the first priority: Secretary Agriculture  Balochistan

By: Saeed Yousuf Quetta: Secretary Agriculture Balochistan Mr.Abdul Rehman Buzdar has said that increase of Agriculture  production and enhancement of Agriculture sector is the first   important priority of the current Government, he said that while addressing to all districts of the Deputy Directors of soil fertility here in the committee room of DG agriculture on Thursday.  He said, “Soil fertility ...

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