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Snowfall, rain in Zhob; mountains wear white blanket

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: Zhob valley received the first snowfall of the winter accompanied by light rain, intensifying the cold wave and bringing the mercury down here. High-altitude areas including Koh-e-Sulaiman, Shin ghar, Sangay ghar, Gustoi and Babar and plain areas including the city received snowfall and rain that began late in the night. Severe cold also gripped neighboring Sherani ...

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National Action Plan against drugs addiction

By: Advocate Abdul Rasool syed  Sadly, Drugs addiction is surging at an exponential rate in our country. It has engulfed our people especially the young generation who are in the very flower of their youth. It has been observed that the students of schools, colleges and universities are more prone to drugs addiction than other members of the society.  It ...

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Para staff warned to boycott anti-polio campaign against due payments

By:  Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: Para Medical Staff Association has lamented the district health department and the provincial health authorities for their failure to pay the due payments to the staff. “Para medial staff has not been paid the dues for carrying out the anti-measles campaign in the urban and remote urban areas of the district,” said president of the association ...

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Billionaire fortunes grew by $2.5 billion a day last year as poorest saw their wealth fall –new Oxfam report.

ISLAMABAD: 21st January 2019 – Oxfam’s global inequality report was launched at a ceremony jointly organized by Oxfam and Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), as political and business leaders gather for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. ‘Public Good or Private Wealth’ shows the growing gap between rich and poor is undermining the fight against poverty, damaging our economies ...

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UNHCR supporting vulnerable women to stand on their own feet

By: Humera Karim QUETTA:  It was an uphill task for a 27-year-old Afghan refugee girl to live in a traditional society having no source of income, skills and exposure – but thanks to UNHCR’s Safe from the Start programme which skilled her and empowered her, she is becoming self-reliant. Born and raised in Quetta, Fareeda Bibi’s family fled Afghanistan due ...

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Balochistan Awami Party’s Manzoor Kakar wins Senate by-election

QUETTA: The Secretary General of Balochistan Awami Party Manzoor Kakar won the Senate seat during the by-polls on Monday. According to details, Kakar secured 38 votes, while Balochistan National Party (Mengal)’s Ghulam Nabi Mari was the close second with 23 votes in the polling held at the Balochistan provincial assembly. The seat fell vacant after the death of PkMAP Senator ...

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Chief Justice to announce judgement on ‘Population Control’ case tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: The Chief Justice (CJ) Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday issued strict directives to the federal government after expressing grave concerns on the measures being taken to control population growth in the country. Reportedly, the apex court came down hard on health secretary captain (Rtd) Zahid Saeed after resuming the case pertaining to curb population growth. The health secretary admitted ...

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Society is facing multiple problems due to ill planning in health sector, says President Dr. Arif Alvi

RAWALPINDI: President Dr. Arif Alvi has directed the Ministry of Health to evolve a comprehensive policy to observe a “fitness day” every year to create awareness among the people about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Addressing a function in Rawalpindi, the president said our society is facing multiple problems due to ill planning in the health sector. He said, ...

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Interim report submitted in SC over delay in construction of Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute  

ISLAMABAD: Anti-corruption department on Monday submitted an interim report in Supreme Court (SC) regarding delay in the construction of Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute (PKLI). The report stated that maximum funds were given to the government to construct PKLI as compared to other projects. The department has also suggested to file case against the contractor. Earlier, Chief Justice of Pakistan ...

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Human Development Index: Uncovering where Balochistan Stands

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch Recently, Chinese government revealed the number of higher education scholarships allocated for the youth of Balochistan which is around 7,000 annually. However, among currently enrolled 25,000 students in Chinese universities, less than 200 students are from Balochistan. The Chinese authorities shared this data with the delegation of tribal leaders during their visit to China. Former member ...

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