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Chaman Pak-Afghan border- Border Management issues and way forward

By: Shafqat Anwar Shahwani The Durand Line between Pakistan and Afghanistan was drawn by the British India through an agreement signed in 1893, between the Foreign Secretary of the British Indian government, Sir Mortimer Durand and the then ruler of Afghanistan, King Abdur Rehman Khan, which demarcated the 2,640 km (1,610 miles) border between British India and Afghanistan.  Subsequently, after ...

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Balochistan’s Share in 9th NFC Award

By: Jaffar Mastoi  As Previous government has constituted the 9th National Finance Commission (NFC) award as for ascertaining of the 8th NFC award. It is time for the Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf government to deliver consequences of high claims and promises regarding Baluchistan. Dr Kaiser Bengali a renowned economist, from Balochistan is a technical member for NFC award as the former federal ...

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The rich Balochistan and unfortunate Baloch

By: Abid Shaizad Reko Diq is a less populated village of district Chaghe; which is a remote area of the rich province, Balochistan. According to the 1998 census the population of Chaghe District was 202,562, along with approximately 53,000 Afghan refugees. The population of Chagai District was estimated to be over 250,000 in 2005. Reko Diq is famous because of ...

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QUETTA: Traffic Chaos and Possible Solutions

By: Sabir Shahwani Baloch Social, economic and technical advancements have yielded rapid urbanization in developing countries. This increase in urbanization is characterized by high population density, traffic congestion, poor drainage, inadequate infrastructures and other related spatial, technical and social issues. These issues are further augmented in the form of increased motorization. These ultimately end up with restriction in accessibility and ...

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Cancer Patients in Balochistan

By: Jafar Mastoi    The richest-poor province of the country is in the dire establishment of cancer hospital with the provisions of technological apparatus. Balochistan is on the curb of worse health facilities. The highest mortality rate of cancer patients is high as compared to other provinces. The highly affected cancer patients are due to skin lungs and oral cancer. ...

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Regularization and monitoring of Private schools in Balochistan

By: Shafqat Anwar Shahwani Apropos the recent hue and cry of parents against the hiking fees of the private schools in Quetta city and other Districts of Balochistan. There is little denial of the fact that the educated parents in the province want to admit their children in private schools due to quality education. The importance of quality education is ...

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How Pakistan’s Gwadar Port can help Gulf trade connectivity

By: Sabena Siddiqui Offering the shortest and most convenient trade route to Central Asia, Africa and the Middle East, the deep- sea port of Gwadar in Pakistan also links up China’s large, land-locked province of Xinjiang to the Arabian Sea. Taking center-stage ever since China’s mega-project, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) kicked off, Gwadar port has made the China-Pakistan ...

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Requisites of the welfare state

By: Abdul Rasool Syed Khan’s relentless struggle ultimately culminated in his swearing in as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan. He achieved what he strived and dreamt of, and now he is the leader of the 220 million people of Pakistan. He is the hope of the nation and a glowing beacon against the forces of darkness. Cometh the hour, ...

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BAP: Another chapter of politics in Balochistan

By: Jaffar Mastoi The newly established Balochistan Awami Party has secured so much popularity not only in Balochistan but also in entire Pakistan. This constitutional political party was established by dissidents of PML (N) and PML (Q) leaders. These old icons have not made any remarkable steps in the past for Balochistan despite being in government. It is surprising that ...

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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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