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Balochistan Conundrum in Backdrop of CPEC

Najeeb kakar The horrible killing of at least 14 people mostly the police personnel in Balochistan’s Capital, guarding the polio team left another atrocious day in the already troubled province. This single terrorist attack on polio team has shaped the unsafe waves of fear and dread in the city among the people. TTP claimed the responsibility of the attack, to ...

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Social and Economic Infrastructure of Balochistan

Adil Nazeer Hassni The Social and Economic Infrastructures are basic essential services that should be put in place to enable development to occur. Socio-economic development can be facilitated and accelerated by the presence of social and economic infrastructure. The Social roads and systems of Balochistan have great externalities. The most important Social base structures in Balochistan are Education, being healthy, ...

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Defective Public Sector Development Paradigm in Balochistan

Habibullah Khan Nasar Does well-directed, thoroughly prioritized, transparent, and efficient development model constitute an important component of ‘lean and clean’ governance? There should be no denying of this perspective. Whereas, to everyone’s ill-fortune and discredit, the design and saga of development in Balochistan do not reflect what an ideal or at least workable model of development may desire. Like Siamese ...

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The Way Forward for Baloch Nationalists

Salam Buledi Another eye-catching entry was seen by Akhtar Mengal after his six points in Islamabad in the form of all party conference regarding China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). BNP Mengal is making its good place among Baloch masses and Balochistan based political parties, as well as other progressive political parties throughout country. The threat of being converted into minority, ...

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Interference of BNP in BSO Elections

Imran Baloch Interview of BNP leader, Sardar Akhtar Jan Mengal, was recently published in online news paper Balochistan Point. In his interview Mr. Mengal had pointed out the role of Baloch Students Organization (BSO), its members and especially about the required attendance of BSO members. Sardar Akhtar Mengal is a respectable person but what he has said in his interview ...

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Couple of ‘Nonpolitical’ Reflections on CPEC

Cartoon by Sabir Nazir for The Friday Times

Habibullah Khan Nasar Surprisingly, the month of ‘December’ has been tragic for us many times in the history of the country. Firstly, it dismembered the state of Pakistan into two independent states – Pakistan and Bangladesh; referring to the unlucky December 16, 1971. Secondly, the December 16, 2014 was no less heartrending, when the Peshawar school massacre was orchestrated. The ...

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CPEC: Council of Common Interests Meeting is Must

Ali Raza Rind China-Pakistan economic corridor (CPEC), initially termed as game changer, has become a frequent discussion issue in Pakistan. Political figures of Balochistan and KP raised reservations and demanded all facilities being provided to eastern route like railway line, fiber optic, electricity facilities and economic zones should also be provided to western zone. KP Chief Minister (CM) Pervez Khattak ...

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CPEC: Urgent Need for Human Resource Development in Balochistan

Maryam Zia Whenever Balochistan government goes to Donor Community meetings and brief them about their new projects and developments, the first question comes back is How will Balochistan be able to achieve its development goals without high powered human resource? Recently, in a meeting with World Bank, Health department presented its road map for restructuring health and mentioned their projects ...

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Madrassahs and Mosques: Potential Solution for Education Sector Problems

Fateh Shah Arif “Acquire education even if you have to go to China” this was the holy religion of Islam which given direction to its followers, to explore the globe in light of Quran verse which says’ “I (God) created earth and Skies and it’s made for you (human being) to explore it.” This proves that religion itself emphasizing on ...

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Commonsense Can Rescue Our Education System

Habibullah Khan Nasar Quetta – Today we need nothing more than common sense when it comes to management and reformation of the education system in Balochistan. For decades now, successive governments have ‘tried’ and pitifully failed to bring meaningful changes to the sector. Undoubtedly, exposed to the peripheral nervous system of everyone are the various development projects often projecting rosy ...

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