Opinion

A tribute to the legend-Balochi singer late Waja Noor Khan Bezanjo

By: Sami Parvez  Noor Khan Bezanjo was born on January 9th, 1970 in Pasani. He was son of Ghulam Sarwar Bezanjo. He completed his matriculation from Pasani and for further education he moved to Karachi where he completed his high school and graduation. After his graduation from Karachi then he moved to Quetta for higher education where he achieved his ...

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Confusion in PB14-II again

By: Jaffar Mastoi  It has been observed for last two decades that Balochistan’s provincial constituency PB14-II has been obfuscated by some continual politics of renowned political actors. Their various objectives have stultified the public. Deliberately the people have been kept deprived of all forms of contemporary facilities. Political parties contesting from PB 14 Jaffarabad II includes PPPP, BAP, PMAP, BNP-A, ...

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Character does not matter in politics of Pakistan

 By: Abdul Rasool Syed “Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must    be without one, be without strategy.” H. Norman Schwarzkopf “How do we know who to chose?” a question posed to a great Greek philosopher   and a political sage Plato; He answered that rulers should be chosen according to their character—their honesty, reliability, probity, ...

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CPEC and grievances of mainstream politicians

By: Nadil Shah Balochistan is the largest province in terms of geography that consist of 44% of land in Pakistan and richest in respect of natural sources. It is well known in terms of underdevelopment, poverty, insurgency, terrorism and political and social instability. For eradicating these social, political and economic issues, state in collaboration with mainstream political parties of Balochistan ...

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Primary schools need proper planning in Balochistan

By: Mannan Samad It is very embarrassing to ponder about the bright future of Balochistan as the conditions of primary schools in the province is highly deplorable in spite of being the most resource-rich province of the country. Lamentably, there is no any total environment for learning that optimises the ability of students to learn. The education state is totally ...

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A  Loquacious Era

By:  Syed Aurang Zaib                                                   Balochistan has got a very different political social and economic standing as compared to other provinces. It has remained a finer field for “Nationalist, Democrats, and religious fundamentalists” who always have had ...

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Balochistan — worst drought-hit province

By: Mohammad Jamil PAKISTAN is facing water shortage in all the provinces because during the last thirty years no new large water reservoir has been built. However Balochistan is the worst drought-hit province, as water sources in Balochistan have been contaminated due to low rainfalls in Balochistan particularly in Awaran district, resulting in water borne diseases and deaths. This natural ...

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The dwindling forests in Balochistan

By: Iqbal Ahmed Siyal It is sad that despite all of the ecological, social, economic and health benefits of forests, deforestation and the degradation of forests are at alarming rate in Balochistan, as it presently covers 1.2% (416628 hectares) of forest area out of its total land, and a negiligible canopy density of 0.2% of the total forest cover of ...

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A bleak outlook for press freedom in Balochistan

By: Mariyam Suleman Although, Pakistan has constitutional guarantees of freedom of speech, expression and press, according to Amnesty International 2017-18 report, the crackdown on freedom of expression is growing. With no improvement, this year Pakistan again ranked 139th out of 180 on annual World Press Freedom Index released last month. As much as cases of attacks on journalists and threats ...

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Gwadar’s Water Crisis

By: Mariyam Suleman Water management  in Gwadar, a port city on the southwestern coast of Balochistan, Pakistan has turned into a severe challenge for local and national authorities. Citizens have taken to the streets to protest both against the water crisis and the authorities that have failed to pay the tanker companies which have been providing water to the city ...

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