Opinion

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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Regional impact of CPEC in terms of foreign policy-Part 2

By: Asal Khan Kakar Inter-regional connectivity of south Asia and central Asia through CPEC: There is a new trend of regionalism and regionalization due to the indigenous demands and realities of the sister regions i.e. south Asia and central Asia. This phenomenon of regional connectivity in Asia is needed and is a way forward to central and south Asian states ...

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Balochistan: Basic Rights Concern People not Senate Chairmanship

By: Syed Junaid Shah The most neglected province of the country is being galvanized by trespassers again. The whole dynamics depict that Balochistan is at the centre of every political equation in country and is dominating everyday headlines. Politicians, bureaucrats and the civil-military leadership are preparing to redress the wrongs, done to this province. But, the question arises, are the ...

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Regional impact of CPEC in terms of foreign policy-Part 1

By: Asal Khan Kakar China Pakistan Economic corridor (CPEC) is an economic project which was signed by Pakistan and china in April 2015. It is commonly in infrastructural development and is termed the game changer or fate changer for Pakistan. As China is investing in Pakistan through CPEC project total money of about $46 billion US, it is going to ...

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Judicial System of Pakistan

By: Neelam Waseem Law and order are essential components of any civilized society. A country cannot progress or function with the implementation of a proper judicial system. Country like Pakistan is deprived of  such an effective and transparent judicial system that can punish the culprit irrespective of his power and authority and save the innocent. Unfortunately, legal system of Pakistan ...

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