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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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Deputy Commissioner and AC Kalat suspended

Kalat: The Chief Minister, Balochistan, Nawab Sanaullah Zehri, has suspended Deputy Commissioner, Kalat district Azizullah Gharsheen and Assistant Commissioner Surab Jalal-uddin Kakar , with immediate effect. According to an official order issued on Friday late evening, the Chief Minister has taken action against both the senior officers of Kalat district after receiving complaints of the people of the area against ...

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Legislators agree to work for developing national agenda on women’s rights   

 By: Mir Behram Baloch  Quetta: Legislators from the four provincial assembly and national assembly have agreed to work together for developing a national agenda for addressing women’s rights in Pakistan. Additionally, With the tenure of national and provincial assemblies reaching to completion in 2018, legislators also prioritised several other democratic reforms and human rights reforms which they agreed to take ...

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Key Stakeholders and Academia discuss Code of Ethics for Media in Pakistan at National Symposium

Islamabad: The Code of Ethics strive to play a fundamental role for democratization of a society, nonetheless, face many implementation challenges in Pakistan. This was announced at the national symposium on media ethics organized by Mishal Pakistan.  Industry experts, senior journalists, media professionals and academicians attended the symposium along with a large number of students, scholars and faculty members from the journalism ...

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BISP survey teams to reach each, every house hold in Balochistan: Marvi

TURBAT: Minister of State and Chairperson BISP, MNA Marvi Memon launched door to door survey in Kech Monday during a grand jalsa in presence of all stakeholders, mobilizing them to support and facilitate the survey. BISP has recently launched Door-to- Door survey in 12 pilot districts of all provinces and regions including Kila Saifullah and Kech districts of Balochistan. The ...

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Education Enrollment Campaign launched in Kalat

KALAT: District Education Officer (DEO) Kalat, Sher Ahmed Sumalani has said that education enrollment campaign has been launched in district Kalat and it will be continued in all clusters of district to mobilize people; he said this while talking to the Balochistan Point on Monday.     Mr. Sumalani said that there would be great emphasize on enrollment of all out ...

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Mother Languages Literature Festival kicked off with resolve to promote linguistic and cultural diversity to fight extremism

Islamabad: The second Pakistan Mother Languages Literature Festival kicked off at Lok Virsa on Saturdaywith dhammal and speeches expressing the strong urge for celebrating the rich linguistic heritage and cultural diversity to fight rising extremism, and to promote harmony and peace in Pakistani society. Writers, intellectuals, cultural and political activists reaffirmed their resolve to work for creating a peaceful, progressive and tolerant ...

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Gwadar port: A future threat to marine life and fish industry of Balochistan

By: Qazi Nisar Ahmed Gwadar port  which is ornate as the game changer of the region, its phase l has completed which has 4 berths with a capacity of 30,000 dead weight tonnage(DWT) and the work of Phase ll has started from 2007 in which 09 more berths with a capacity of 200,000(DWT) are to be constructed.  According to government ...

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Tribalism and weak education system of Balochistan

By: Rafiullah Education is in shabby condition in Balochistan since the inception of Pakistan. According to Pakistan social and living standard measurement survey (PSLM) conducted by Pakistan statistics bureau (PSB), literacy rate of Balochistan has dropped by 3% in the year 2013-2014. 70% girls are dropped out of school. Female literacy rate is 25%. Despite the increment in education budget ...

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