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Two-day Pakistan Mother Languages Literature Festival starts on Saturday

Two-day Pakistan Mother Languages Literature Festival starts on Saturday

 Islamabad:  The second edition of Pakistan Mother Languages Literature Festival will be held on February 18 and 19 at Lok Virsa Islamabad. The two-day festival will feature a number of attractions to celebrate Pakistan’s rich linguistic and cultural diversity that is essential to promote critical thinking among the young generations.  Over 160 writers, intellectuals, critics, poets and artists from over 15 languages ...

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50 bedded hospital awaits completion for 8 years

50 bedded hospital awaits completion for 8 years

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch KALAT: Imam Bakhsh, 45, with his wife and two month old baby, has traveled on a donkey cart from Sour area of Kalat district, some 50 Km away from District Head Quarter to get her sick wife and malnourished baby checked by a doctor. However, the destination has not come yet, because they will have to ...

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Forest department is curious to engage all masses in Green Pakistan Program: Secretary Forest

Forest department is curious to engage all masses in Green Pakistan Program: Secretary Forest

By: Saeed Yousuf Quetta: Secretary Forest and Wildlife Department Government of Balochistan Naseer Ahmed Kashani has said that by special instructions forest department is curious to engage all masses in Implementation of Green Pakistan Program in Balochistan this program will bring significant and conspicuous change in the environment, he said that while giving an interview to the media. He elaborated, “National ...

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Powering Pakistan for the 21st Century Volume II: The State of Maths & Science in Schools

Powering Pakistan for the 21st Century Volume II: The State of Maths & Science in Schools

Islamabad:  Pakistani schools (especially government schools) are producing unacceptably low levels of learning outcomes in maths and science. This represents a significant and deep-rooted challenge to Pakistan’s economic growth. This was revealed in Volume II of State of Maths and Science in schools on Monday.  The report launched by Pakistan Alliance for Math and Science relates: The average maths score ...

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Family of killed journalist awaits justice

Family of killed journalist awaits justice

Quetta: victim family of journalist Ijaz Mengal still awaits justice after three years. Unidentified armed men killed Ijaz Mengal on 14th February 2014 on RCD road in Khuzdar. Mengal, worked as a stringer for the Daily Intekhab newspaper and for Daily Khabardar Khuzdar has been termed a graveyard of journalists where eight media persons have been killed in as many ...

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Australia will continue supporting Nutrition program to save lives in Balochistan: Australian High Commissioner

Australia will continue supporting Nutrition program to save lives in Balochistan: Australian High Commissioner

Quetta: Australia will continue supporting Nutrition for Mothers and Children in Balochistan to minimize the malnutrition amount women and children. This was stated by the Australian High Commissioner, Margaret Adamson while attending a briefing here on Monday. Mr. Noor-ul-Haq Baloch secretary health government of Balochistan briefed Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan Margaret Adamson. Dr. Masood QadirNosherwani Director General Health Services ...

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Public Health System is Failing in Balochistan with Little Health Spending and Lack of Doctors Even in Provincial Capital of Quetta

Public Health System is Failing in Balochistan with Little Health Spending and Lack of Doctors Even in Provincial Capital of Quetta

By: Mariyam Suleman The Basic Health Unit at Gatti Dohr, Gwadar, Balochistan does not have a single doctor to serve 8,000 people across 4 nearby villages. The number of doctors is increasing every year in Balochistan but the doctor patient ratio is still off the WHO requirement of 10 doctors for every 10,000 citizens. The current spending is less than ...

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Anti-polio drive begins in three districts of Balochistan

Anti-polio drive begins in three districts of Balochistan

Quetta: Five-day anti-polio drive started in three districts of Balochistan, Pashin, Qilla Abdullah including the Provincial metropolis, Quetta on Saturday. The Coordinator Emergency Operation Centre, Syed Faisal Ahmed said that during the drive, over seven hundred thousand children up to five year of age would be administered anti-polio vaccination and for this reason 3054 mobile teams have been constituted. He further ...

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Utilization of automation system is need of time, says Secretary Health Balochistan

Utilization of automation system is need of time, says Secretary Health Balochistan

By: Saeed Yousuf Quetta: Secretary Health Noor Ul Haq Baloch has said that utilization of automation system is the contemporarily need of the time. He said this on Saturday while chairing an orientation meeting organised by Health management Information System (HMIS) Balochistan to Automize the manual working of data entries in Bolan Medical Complex Hospital, Civil Hospital and Shaikh Zayad ...

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BNPMC will establish stabilization centers for malnourished children with complications at seven DHQ.

BNPMC will establish stabilization centers for malnourished children with complications at seven DHQ.

By: Nadeem Feyrozai Quetta:  Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers and Children will establish stabilization centers in seven program focused district at district headquarter hospitals. This was told by Dr. Fahim Khan program manager here on Monday while addressing the opening session of five days training on facility based management of acute malnutrition arranged in collaboration with the World Health organization ...

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