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KHUZDAR: Transparency and citizens’ participation in budget making process found lacking at district level in Baluchistan

KHUZDAR: ‘Study of Budget Making Process at District Level in Baluchistan ’launched by Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI). The study states that budget Call letters were delayed, 19 out of 23 districts stated that they had not received it, budget time line was not followed properly. Out of 23 only 6 surveyed districts conducted pre-budget consultations, 5 districts ...

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Medical Emergency Response Centers commence operations at Kalat and Khuzdar

QUETTA: Medical Emergency Response Center (MERC) project, managed by PPHI Balochistan has commenced operations at Kalat and Khuzdar (N-25/RCD Highway). Trained paramedical teams are performing their duties at Emergency Response Center Baghbana Khuzdar and   Agha Kareem Khan Hospital Kalat.  Mr. Zulfiqar Sasoli Admin Manager MERC Project visited both centers and handed over the responsibility to the staff. Emergency centers are ...

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Women Action Forum Quetta condemns recent incident of harassment of students in UoB

QUETTA: Women Action Forum Quetta has strongly condemned the recent incident of harassment of female students in Balochistan university, stating that the incident havoc the trust of the families who are supporting girl’s education.  Talking to the Balochistan Point the office bearer of Women Action Forum Quetta said “In Balochistan girls’ education is already poor. 70% girls are dropped out ...

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TCF Collaborate with AGAHI Awards to bring Public Policy Focus on Out of School Children.

KARACHI: The Citizen Foundation (TCF) has joined hands with Mishal Pakistan, the Country Partner Institute of Global Competitiveness & Benchmarking Network, World Economic Forum to bring public policy focus and debate on “Out of School Children”. The partnership will create a special journalism award category aiming on reporting out of school children at the AGAHI Awards 2019. Earlier this month, ...

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Shirkat Gah-Quetta conducts workshop on  “The Production of Meaning & Politics of Representation”

QUETTA: A Non-Government Organization (NGO) Shirkat Gah-Quetta (Women`s Resource Center) conducted two days’ workshop on “The Production of Meaning & Politics of Representation” with media professionals on 1st & 2nd October (Tuesday & Wednesday). The analysis of visual/verbal narratives, uses and misuses of gender stereotypes and exercises to enable participants to demonstrate their skills in news reporting of VAW issues ...

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CSOs urged political parties to create friendly spaces and bring women on decision making positions 

KHUZDAR: CSOs and other participants urged political parties to create women friendly spaces and bring them on key decision making positions in elected bodies of their political parties, here on the occasion of an advocacy and lobbying meeting held with political parties by Health And Rural Development (HARD) Balochistan with the assistance of Commonwealth Foundation. The advocacy meeting attended by ...

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Balochistan Takes the Lead in Rule of Law Reforms

QUETTA: Taking stock of ongoing reform efforts aimed at improving justice delivery in the province, Mir Zia Lango, Home Minister Balochistan, observed that Rule of law (RoL) was of critical importance to development outcomes; and that Government’s continuous support for revamping the criminal justice system was evident from its unflinching commitment to uphold the rule of law. The Home Minister ...

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Women activists demanded Government to ratify anti-child marriage law and resolve problems of public   

MASTUNG: Young women representatives of Informal District Assembly demanded the Government and legislators to promulgate anti-child marriage law and implement pro-women laws to advance children and women rights and sort out the burning issues of women and public. “The women and children exploitation, suffering and rights violation is at peak in Balochistan, more than 30 women killed in family honour ...

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Pakistan has the second-highest number of out-of-school children in the world.

 Karachi:  The Citizens Foundation (TCF) and Mishal Pakistan signed a memorandum of understanding to create awareness among general public about out of school children through print, electronic and online mediums. Through this collaboration, TCF and Mishal committed to enhance quality reporting on out of school children by building capacity of journalists reporting on Education and Social Development related issues. Mishal ...

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The laden buses of Panjgur bother the passengers 

By: Aziz Ejaz One of the main issues that Panjgur confronts is the extremely overloaded buses which take them to the roughly connected cities such as Quetta and Karachi via the single carriage route.  The accountable authority and especially the district administration after the tragic and ruinous mishap of burning a passenger bus adjacent at Bela along with nearly travelers ...

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