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Education and our ruling flouts

Education and our ruling flouts

By: Ejaz Magsi The education system in Pakistan seems very adverse; it is believed to that  4.1 children are out of schools according to the UNDP report 2015. Policies that have been made for education sector are known to be not improving and making it more productive. The illiteracy rate has rapidly increased, unemployment seems as talking to sky, in ...

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Improved law and order is increasing financial activities in the province, says CM Balochistan 

Improved law and order is increasing financial activities in the province, says CM Balochistan 

Quetta: Chief Minister Balochistan, Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri has said that following improvement of law and order, the economic and financial activities and investment is increasing in the province. “Balochistan is not a poor province rather it has countless natural resources, minerals and a long coastal belt the further magnifies its importance”, he added. Chief Minister Balochistan was talking to ...

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Nutrition program making efforts to improve micronutrient deficiencies among women and children

Nutrition program making efforts to improve micronutrient deficiencies among women and children

By: Nadeem Feyrozai Quetta: Balochistan Nutrition Progamme is striving to address the micronutrient deficiencies among women and children. The national nutrition survey 2011 depicts that 29 % of women suffer from iodine deficiency whereas 35 % of children are iodine deficient in Balochsitan. This was told by Dr. Ali Nasir Bugti, provincial coordinator Balochsitan Nutrition Program here on Saturday. While ...

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Innocence Handcuffed: Juvenile justice system in Balochistan

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

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

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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Balochistan looks for “Child-Friendly Schools”

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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Volume III: A Roadmap to Transform Maths and Science Education

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

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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Health Minister Inaugurates German funded Regional Blood Centre at Spony Road Quetta

Health Minister Inaugurates German funded Regional Blood Centre at Spony Road Quetta

By: Saeed Yousuf The Health Minister Balochistan Mir Rahmat Saleh Baloch, inaugurated modern Regional Blood Center in Bolan Medical Complex, Quetta on Wednesday. The center has been developed by the German government. The government of Germany was represented by Mr. Wolfgang Moellers, Country Director, KfW-German Development Bank. Prof. Hasan Abbas Zaheer, National Coordinator, Safe Blood Transfusion Programme was also present. The ...

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