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First convocation: Another milestone of Turbat University

By: Ijaz Ahmed   District Kech of Makran division with a population of around 12 lacs, the land of a romance legend, has always been a place of importance for its geographical location, and famous for its production of date fruit. It has been, and still is, the center of Makran region; geographically, socially, administratively and politically.      This institution first ...

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Shoaib Mir appointed as new Chief Secretary Balochistan

 By: Mir Behram Baloch  Quetta:  The federal government has appointed Shoaib Mir as new Chief Secretary Balochistan. According to notification issued on Saturday, Shoaib Mir, a BS-21 officer of the Pakistan Administrative Service, who was serving as Chairman State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan under the Commerce Division, was transferred and posted as Chief Secretary, Government of Balochistan, with immediate ...

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Balochistan Assembly condemns harassment of Pashtuns in Punjab and Sindh

Quetta: The Balochistan Assembly on Saturday passed an undisputed resolution condemning the alleged harassment of Pashtuns living in Punjab and Sindh. A member of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP), Nasarullah Zarai, moved the resolution during the session of the assembly. PkMAP parliamentary leader Rahim Ziaratwal, MPA Syed Liaquat Agha and others endorsed the resolution. The house was of the view ...

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All Provinces have equitable rights over country resources:  PM

Islamabad:  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Saturday said his government’s vision of transforming the country into a truly developed state was based on progress and development of all federating units. In a meeting with Balochistan Chief Minister Sardar Sanaullah Zehri at PM House, the prime minister said all parts and provinces had equitable rights over the country’s resources. “It is our ...

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Govt of Balochistan is very ambitious to solve the long-lasting problem of water depletion: Additional Chief Secretary (P&D)

By: Saeed Yousuf Quetta. Additional Chief Secretary (Planning &Development Department) Government of Balochistan Dr. Umer Khan Baber said that for copping up with the most challenging problem of water scarcity in Balochistan the efforts of World Bank are very commonsensical. He said while meeting the delegation of World Bank mission comprising Practice Manager Mr. Michael Haney, TTL & Lead Economist ...

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Balochistan: The Fruit Basket of Pakistan 

By:  Sana Samad  Though Balochistan is full of natural resources and profiting the country, it is also called “The Fruit Basket of Pakistan”.   Balochistan is sharing 90 percent national production of grapes, cherry and almonds, almost 60 percent of peach, pomegranate, apricot and around 34 percent apple and 70 percent of dates. In Balochistan, 149,726 hectares areas are covered by ...

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 Declining Health and education sectors of Balochistan

By: Mohammad Ishaq Nasar Balochistan is regarded as one of the largest unit of Pakistan in terms of area. It covers landmass of 347,190 square km which is one and a half times greater than the UK. Beyond doubt, the Province is widely enriched in all sorts of minerals resources. Strategically, it has prodigious importance as it connects land lock ...

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NAB launches probe against Mepco, bank officials, ex-IG Balochistan

MULTAN: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Multan has presented two cases in its Executive Board meeting for initiation of investigations. In the first case, a probe against officials of Multan Electric Power Company (MEPCO), Trust Investment Bank and others was authorised for illegally investing Rs 215 million (principal amount). According to details, the Trust Investment Bank bypassed the procedures, rules and ...

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Academic year resumes in cold regions of Balochistan: Minister for Education

Quetta: Provincial Minister for Education Abdul Rahim Ziaratwal has said that academic year in schools has resumed from March 1st in the cold regions of Balochistan and books have also been provided to all the schools since February 15th. Speaking to a press conference here at Quetta Press Club on Wednesday, he said that their efforts have been fruitful in ameliorating the ...

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Gwadar: Fishermen’s Quest for Survival With their Ancestral Livelihood

By: Mariyam Suleman Fishermen’s children play at the “PadiZir” (west bay) beach of Gwadar while seeing their fathers and elder brothers dragging their boats toward the waves of Arabian Sea meeting the shores of Makran coast. “Things have changed over the years. As a little boy, I used to get fish for free when the fishermen anchored their boats at ...

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