Opinion

Advocate Shaheed Chakar Khan Rind

By: Shoaib Durrazai Advocate Shaheed Chakar Khan Rind was one of the victims of recent suicide attack in Quetta in which more than 70 people including lawyers, media men, and civilians were killed and more than one hundred people were injured on 8th of August. The suicide attack at Civil Hospital came hours after unidentified gunmen killed president of Balochistan ...

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Why I do not want to be a professional journalist

By: Zakir Qadir I got my journalism degree from University of Balochistan in 2012 but I possessed the enthusiasm in journalism from childhood. Even I did not know that journalism is taught as a discipline, I just wanted my write-ups to appear in newspapers and magazines. I wrote many pieces but never dared to send them to any paper having ...

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Wahid Baloch’s release

EDITORIAL — Dawn FOUR months after he ‘disappeared’, Wahid Baloch has been reunited with his family. The social activist, writer and small-scale publisher is believed to have been detained by unidentified security officials on July 26 on the outskirts of Karachi, setting off a frightening, though wearingly familiar, process of recovery for his shocked family. Local police initially refused to ...

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Nationalism and downfall of the Muslims imperialism

By: Ejaz Ahmed The concept of nationalism in the Muslim world is an actuation of economic and political distance among Muslim states. It has widely debilitated firm cooperation, as well fraternity, and brought wide open space regarding cultural and economic relations. Today Muslims have clipped their wings to keep relations with other Muslim states to economic sovereignty because of political ...

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Increased Education Spending Over Five Years Failed to Change the Dismal Condition of Education in Balochistan

By: Mariyam Suleman Children in the resource rich province of Balochistan have always had low access to basic education. Despite doubling the education budget in five years, the province as a whole did not make significant improvement in educating its children. Balochistan Education Spending Doubled in Five Years In the last five years education budget spiked, yet majority of the ...

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Activism in Pakistan falls Short

By: Shah Meer Baloch A few days ago, a renowned activist friend of mine who is in the US these days laughingly commented on Facebook that no suicide bomber would ever think of detonating in Lasbela, Balochistan because it is hot as hell there. No bomber is mad enough to kill himself in such scorching heat. Alas, he was proven ...

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Powerless Local Government System in Balochistan

By: Javed Siddique The local government in Balochistan is deprived of its rights. After the passage of three and half years, yet the provincial government is not delegated power to the grass-root level. If the government was not sincere to share powers why it conducted local bodies’ elections in the province? Dr Malik’s government loudly claimed to be the first ...

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Remembering Mehmood Baloch

By: Shayhak Nazeer History remembers the people who work for the betterment of their nation and the people who give priority to their language and literature. Sheheed Mehmood Hassan is a shining example of it who is no more in this world but his thoughts, contributions to Baloch nation and literature made him alive in the pages of Baloch history. ...

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CPEC: A Baloch perspective

By: Sanaullah Baloch During one hundred years of colonial rule in greater India and Balochistan, the British Raj constructed thousands of kilometres of railway lines, roads, bridges, airports, telegraph lines and strategic garrisons. The logic behind all this massive infrastructure investment was very clear: to maintain colonial rule, maximise exploitation and counter the Russian advance towards the warm waters of ...

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PCS exams should be postponed

By: Shehryar Lashari Balochistan is the largest province of the country in terms area but despite having immense riches of minerals as well as strategic importance, the infrastructure and human development conditions have been worse. The most terrible aspect of this backwardness has been the state of education. Literacy index speaks of it. Potential of youth goes untapped which makes ...

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