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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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A three-day Youth Cultural Mela Opens at Lok Virsa

ISLAMABAD: A three-day Youth Cultural Mela opened here at Shakarparian under the aegis of the National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa), Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage. Ms. Marriyum Aurangzeb, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting was the chief guest on the occasion. In her address, the Minister commended the efforts of Lok ...

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Malaria affects 7,000 children in Balochistan annually : Director Malaria Control Program

QUETTA: Provincial director Malaria Control Program Dr. Kamalan Gichki has revealed that up to 7000 children are being indulged with Malaria in Balochistan annually.   Speaking to the journalists on Tuesday on World Malaria Day, Dr Kamalan Gichki, the director of the Balochistan Malaria Control, said 7,000 children are being infected by the disease in the province, annually. “Up to 1.6 ...

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QUETTA: NAB to hold open court on Thursday

QUETTA: Director General National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Balochistan Muhammad Irfan Baig will hold an open court at the regional office in Quetta on Thursday (April 26) . Following the directions of DG NAB Justice retired Javed Iqbal, the anti-corruption department has decided to hear public reservations on corruption while NAB will take action against corrupt elements within the society under ...

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UNDP and WFP jointly organized closing ceremony of Pakistan-China Recovery Initiative

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and World Food Program (WFP) jointly held the closing ceremony of the Pakistan-China Recovery Initiative for the crisis-affected population of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Balochistan yesterday. A ground-breaking collaboration between the United Nations, the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of Pakistan has helped the people affected by ...

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