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Lok Virsa to hold “Exhibition of Traditional Calligraphy”

ISLAMABAD: The National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa), Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage, government of Pakistan will hold an “Exhibition of Traditional Calligraphy” by calligraphist Muhammad Azeem Iqbal from 8th to 14th June, 2018 at Heritage Museum, Garden Avenue, Shakarparian marking the holy month of Ramadan. The exhibition will comprise of fifty calligraphic artifacts/paintings on Islamic arts ...

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The dwindling forests in Balochistan

By: Iqbal Ahmed Siyal It is sad that despite all of the ecological, social, economic and health benefits of forests, deforestation and the degradation of forests are at alarming rate in Balochistan, as it presently covers 1.2% (416628 hectares) of forest area out of its total land, and a negiligible canopy density of 0.2% of the total forest cover of ...

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Oxfam Launches Campaign to Beat Plastic Pollution in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Oxfam in Pakistan and its partner Indus Consortium launched a campaign to tackle plastic pollution in Pakistan. Beat Plastic Pollution – the theme for the campaign around World Environment Day 2018, is a call to action for all of us to come together to combat one of the great environmental challenges of our time. The launch ceremony was held ...

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2.6 million women in Balochistan are deprived of right to vote: Women activists

QUETTA: Women Rights activists on Saturday said that 2.6 million women in Balochistan are deprived of right to vote and millions more will be unable to vote if necessary arrangements are not done for their registration. Sana Durrani President Balochistan Women Network (BWN) and Mis Haleema Chairperson Health and Rural Development (HARD) and Gul Khan Nseer  in a press conference ...

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Rs19.4 Billion allocated for promotion of health sector in Balochistan 

QUETTA: The Director General Health Services, Balochistan has said that Balochistan Government has allocated Rs19.4 billion for the promotion of health sector in the budget of new fiscal year 2018. Talking to Radio Pakistan on Friday, he said that Balochistan government is taking concrete measures for promotion of health sector so that basic health facilities could be provided to all ...

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Sindh’s First Youth Policy Launched

KARACHI: Over 400 participants, including provincial ministers, government officials, international donors and members of the civil society gathered to celebrate the launch of Sindh’s first ever youth policy on Friday. The policy drew support from Oxfam, Bargad, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Oxfam, Right Here Right Now (RHRN) and Civil Society Support Programme (CSSP) and a number of ...

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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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