Opinion

Plight of Healthcare in Balochistan

Mahmood Ahmadzee Healthcare infrastructure in Balochistan is in poor state. Chief Minister Balochistan Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch has spent two and half years in office but he has not done anything on the ground to improve healthcare infrastructure. Government has just focused on educational issues whereas health is more important than the educational issues. Quetta has five government hospitals namely; ...

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Post 18th Amendment: Dilemma of Agriculture in Balochistan

Nazir Ahmed Sajjidi Agriculture and rearing of livestock is source of livelihood for majority foe people in Balochistan.  Nevertheless, it is the most neglected sector of Balochistan. Obsolete Research and extension infrastructure, dearth of agriculture Scientists particularly PhD degree holders, incompetent research and extension managers, widespread corruption, outdated irrigation system, frequent power outages,  high prices of seed, fertilizers and pesticides ...

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Impact of Pashto International Conference

Fateh Shah Arif Pashto International Conference was organized by Pashto Academy in Quetta from 12th to 14th September 2015 with specific objective to analyze the issues of Pashtoon territories in context of education, peace restoration, Pashto as language consideration as curriculum language and linking legend Pashto writers, poet, scholars and Pashto lovers, on both side of Pak-Afghan border, with each ...

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Bakra Eid – A Religious Ritual or Calories to Waste?

Nadir Baloch Its time of the year when blood pours into black slime of dirty drains, roadside garbage junks are buried under offal, animal skins pile on street corners and the air fills with the mixed stench of animal waste and burning meat. Like many other rituals the annual investment in the hereafter on Eid-ul-Azha sets the stage for our ...

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Gwadar Port and Strategic Regional Interests – Part 3

Ayaz Ahmed This is Part-3 of three articles series on this topic. Click here to read Part-1 of this series Click here to read Part-2 of this series India also observes Gwadar port from military and realistic perspective, and is apprehensive about Chinese arrival in close proximity to its naval bases thus challenging its naval hedge in the India Ocean ...

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Electricity Problems in Gwadar

Source: Pakistan Today

Riffat Wahab Baloch The electricity crisis has become a grave issue for the people of Gwadar. After every hour, two hours load shedding is faced by citizens, due to which the residents face many problems. Gwadar, the tipping point for 46 billion dollars China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and dubbed as the new centre of business in Asia, faces the grave ...

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Saindak Project: Employees and Local People are Suffering

Naeem Baloch The Saindak Copper-Gold mines are located adjacent to Saindak town District of Chagai. The gold deposits were identified by two geologists in 1901. In 1970, the discovery of gold deposits at Saindak was made in collaboration with a Chinese engineering firm. The project was launched in 1975 but Pakistani engineers couldn’t run the project properly. Then the project ...

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Census in Balochistan: Who Gets Counted?

Adnan Aamir On August 22, a tripartite meeting between Pakistan, Afghanistan and the UNCHR took place in Kabul. In that meeting Afghanistan requested the government of Pakistan to extend the stay of Afghan refugees in Pakistan by two years; the deadline for their stay is set to expire in December this year. Pakistan is yet to make a decision on ...

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Deplorable Healthcare System in Balochistan

Nazir Ahmed Sajjidi The Health care system in Balochistan is badly broken; it is high time to re-fix it. Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well being and not merely absence of disease or infirmity. A healthy family has always chance to thrive and flourish while a sick and disease prone family is less likely to ...

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Restoring Peace in Balochistan

Shahzada Zulfiqar Government’s efforts of carrying out targeted and information based operations against the militants, across Balochistan, and offering general amnesty to Baloch fighters have yielded some results in form of restoring relative peace in the province. Under the National Action Plan (NAP), the government in consultation with military high ups of the province drew a road map for peace ...

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