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Sherani: One of the backward districts of Balochistan           

 By: Fazal Sherani District Sherani or Shirani is a district in Baluchistan province; it was separated from Zhob after granting the district status in 3 January 2006.The name of district originated from the dominant tribe of the area (SHERANI TRIBE). District Sherani has only two tribes SHERANI and HARIFAL. According to the census of 1998 the total population was 8, 3771. Which ...

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Innocence Handcuffed: Juvenile justice system in Balochistan

By:  Masmoom Shahwani QUETTA: He is only 14 but moved to courthouse in a prisoner delivery van along with other hardened criminals for bail. Peeping from the wire meshed window of the van, he can watch the uniformed school children of his age walking to schools with books in hand, bags slinging down the shoulders and faces shinning. However, tears ...

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Mushtaq Raisani, Khalid Langove indicted in Balochistan mega corruption case

Quetta: Balochistan’s former finance secretary Mushtaq Raisani and former adviser to chief minister Balochistan for finance Mir Khalid Langove were indicted in the mega corruption scandal in Balochistan on Thursday. In the verdict announced by an accountability court, all five individuals accused of corruption including former secretary local government Abdul Basit, former secretary local board Faisal Jamal, and contractor Suhail Majeed ...

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Future prospects of solar energy is very optimum in Balochistan: Secretary Finance Balochistan

By: Saeed Yousuf Quetta: Secretary Finance Government of Balochistan Mr. Akbar Hussain Durrani has said that the future prospects of solar energy is very optimum in Balochistan and we will welcome all international investors in Balochistan, in the meanwhile Government of Balochistan is very inquisitive  and will appreciate new interventions and innovative techniques in the field of renewable energy sources. ...

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The lingering crisis of Afghan refugees in Balochistan

By: Zaheer Ud Din Babar Balochistan, the largest province of Pakistan with the smallest number of people, is a home to diverse communities. The demographic composition of the province is highly polarized ethnically as well as linguistically. The majority of the province’s population is Baloch seconded by ethnic Pakhtoons. With area of 347190 kilometers, the province constitutes almost 43.6% of the total ...

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Balochistan looks for “Child-Friendly Schools”

By:  Sana Samad   There is no doubt that education is the most important source for getting development and teachers are the backbone of progressing education in any nation. The foremost responsibilities of the teachers are to create creative students, train them for the upcoming generation and make them the individuals and protectors of the nation. Unfortunately, the education system ...

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Social Welfare Department distributed 30 tricycles among the persons-with-disabilities   

 By: Staff Reporter Quetta: A tricycle distribution ceremony was held among the persons-with-disabilities here on Saturday under the aegis of the Social Welfare Department Balochistan. As many as 30 tricycles were distributed among the persons-with-disabilities while 34 more would be given away to special persons shortly. Secretary Social Welfare Department Dr. Kahoor, while talking to Balochistan Point, was of the view that ...

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  Kolahoo: A drop-dead village in Turbat

By: Munaj Gul Baloch Kolahoo, is a drop-dead village in Turbat city. Sadly, the people of Kolahoo are deprived of the splendid quality of education, even though its people are so thirsty for getting education. Kolahoo’s schools are among those schools of Tump which are totally broken and they are not having the basic needs and facilities. The schools have ...

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Volume III: A Roadmap to Transform Maths and Science Education

Quetta: Pakistani schools (especially government schools) are producing unacceptably low levels of learning outcomes in maths and science. This represents a significant and deep-rooted challenge to Pakistan’s economic growth. The average maths score for Class VIII students in the National Education Assessment System (NEAS) exams conducted in 2014 was 461 out of 1,000 The average maths score for Class IV ...

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First technical committee meeting of MICS conducted in Quetta

By: Saeed Yousuf QUETTA: Chief Economist Planning & Development Department Mr. Ghous Bux Marri has said that relevant and accurate data shows that the directions in formulating futuristic strategies, plans and polices. He was expressing these views while addressing the first technical committee meeting of MICS. Joint Chief Economists Mr. Abdul Bari Khan, Mr. Mohammad Asif, Mr. Shafiqu Ur Rehman, ...

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