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Mastung: Siraj Raisani, BAP candidate among 128 others killed and over 200 injured in a blast

MASTUNG: Nawabzada Siraj Raisani, BAP (Balochistan Awami Party) candidate along with 128 others have been killed, and over 200 others injured in a suicide blast in Dareengarh area of Mastung during party’s election rally. Siraj Raisani was severely injured in the blast and succumbed to wounds before he was shifted to the hospital in Quetta. After the blast, an emergency ...

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Electricity crisis hits Makran as Iran cuts off power supply

By: Shoaib Durrazai TURBAT: It is 15th day of electricity breakdown continued in  Makran division, approximately 20 lac population is suffering badly to get drinking water, large number of people are searching water from dawn to dusk. Since 1999 Iran supplying electricity to the several areas of Balochistan including Makran division (Turbat, Gwadar, Panjgur & Ormada). The Anjuman e Taajeran ...

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Ormara: Citizens block Makran Coastal Highway to protest water and electricity shortage

ORMARA: Traffic came to standstill on Monday morning after hundreds of furious protesters in Ormara blocked Makran Coastal Highway to protest water and power shortage. Protesters gathered on Monday at 8:00 am marching through the main coastal highway between rows of paralyzed cars on the road as the traffic was backed up for miles with transport buses in particular travelling ...

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Makran headed toward electricity crisis as Iran cuts supply due to technical fault

Entire Makran division is headed for an acute electricity crisis as Iran cuts power supply due to unknown technical fault last Wednesday. With only few hours of power supply for entire day, citizens are in for worse news as there continues to be no respite from the elevated temperatures in all three districts; Panjgur, Turbat and Gwadar. As a result, ...

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Mishal Pakistan Shares research findings on “Portrayal of Police Services in the Electronic Media”

ISLAMABAD: Mishal Pakistan shared the research findings on “Portrayal of Police Services in the Electronic Media” held at the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) today. The workshop was attended by representatives of the leading civil society organizations. The initiative was organized by Mishal Pakistan in collaboration with the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). Prof. Zafar Iqbal, the research ...

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Schools in Lasbela require immediate attention of lawmakers after General Elections, urge candidates

LASBELA: A multi-party convention was held in Lasbela on Monday to discuss the failing state of education in District Lasbela, analyse the five-year education plans of contesting candidates and probe reasonable solutions to ensure quality education across the government-run schools. The convention was organized by Parhega Balochistan Barhega Balochistan and Alif Ailaan, and attended by Shah Mohammad Siddique (Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal ...

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Social activists demand reduction in CNIC fee in Balochistan

MASTUNG: Social activists from Health and Rural Development (HARD) Balochistan have said that the recent increase in CNIC fee is a major obstacle for women to get CNIC, while appearing in a Press Conference in Khuzdar Press Club Miss Zeenat, Tabasum Nadir, Rehana Salam, Nasima Raheem, Sabreena and Jameela from (HARD) Balochistan raised the issue and said that the absence ...

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 Candidates commit to reforming Gwadar schools in their constituencies 

GWADAR: Several politicians from various political parties gathered on Friday at a political convention to discuss the failing state of education in District Gwadar, analyse the five-year education plans of contesting candidates and probe reasonable solutions to ensure quality education across the government-run schools. The convention was organized by Baamsaar, and attended by Hammal Kalmati (PB-51, Balochistan National Party), Kaouda ...

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Civil society organizations raise demand to ensure participation of local population in budget making process at district level

QUETTA: The civil society organizations can watch the budget making process to improve governance issues at provincial level, said Raja Shoaib Akber, senior program manager Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) Islamabad. While addressing the participants of two-day workshop in Quetta, senior program manager CPDI emphasized the vital role of   civil society organizations for improving governance challenges and budget ...

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Infant Young Child Feeding Strategy Balochistan 2018-2022 formally launched

By: Saeed Yousuf QUETTA: Balochistan Nutrition Programme for Mothers and Children (BNPMC) Health Department Government of Balochistan with the support of UNICEF formally disseminated the IYCF (Infant Young Child Feeding) formally launched on 22 June 2018- 2022. Addressing to the participants of ceremony Provincial Secretary Health Mr Saleh Mohammed Nasar said that launching of Infant young child feeding strategy is ...

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