Opinion

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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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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