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Golden Opportunity for Peace in Balochistan

Golden Opportunity for Peace in Balochistan

Naila Tasneem The recent call for peace talks by Brahamdagh Bugti to become part of dialogue process for resolving issues of Balochistan has been hailed by media, political stakeholders, Balochistan government and people all over the country alike. Positive developments coming out of Balochistan is always heartening for every Pakistani. If negotiations are encouraged we can move towards restoring peace ...

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Corrupt Balochistan Assembly Members: Part of Problem

Corrupt Balochistan Assembly Members: Part of Problem

Adnan Aamir After the 18th Amendment to the Constitution and the 7th NFC award, the resources of Balochistan have been looted by a new elite class comprising of the members of the provincial assembly. The previous Balochistan Assembly, from 2008 to 2013, embezzled Rs 360 billion from the provincial exchequer, as per reports. At one time 61 out of 65 ...

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Intellectuals and Their Role in Development

Intellectuals and Their Role in Development

Hizbullah Pashtoon Yar Intellectuals are those thinkers who are using their knowledge for optimization of society and do not hesitate from any sacrifice in this way. Intellectuals are called those who do intellectual work and use their cleverness and perception for the modernization of society. There are two types of intellectuals: those who work to support the existing system and ...

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Human Rights Violation and Preservation

Human Rights Violation and Preservation

Hayan Notezai I am living in a country where rights of every living being are violated. Where social, economical and general justice is not available, where basic human rights are neglected and where drops of water have enslaved the social animals. Human rights have been a harsh, heated and prevailing topic of national and international history, human rights have come ...

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Balochistan: Epicenter of Drugs Smuggling and Usage

Balochistan: Epicenter of Drugs Smuggling and Usage

Abdul Baseer Khan Balochistan comprising of almost 44 percent of Pakistan’s total land, situated at the southwest, is least populated and least developed province. Geographically the province has strategic importance and shares its national borders with Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) while international borders with Iran and Afghanistan. Pakistan is gifted with 1050 Km of coastline and out of ...

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Gwadar Port and Strategic Regional Interests – Part 1

Gwadar Port and Strategic Regional Interests – Part 1

Ayaz Ahmed This is Part-1 of three articles series on this topic. In the changing dynamics of global politics, the sea trade is getting complex with more focus on commercial activities and economic prosperity. In this politics, Gwadar port has its unique strategic and geopolitical importance because the port is the warm water and deep sea port of Pakistan and ...

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Curse of Drug Addiction in Pakistan

Curse of Drug Addiction in Pakistan

Mahmood Ahmadzee In Pakistan, youth is destroying them by getting addicted in different kinds of drugs. Drugs are a type of disease, which if a person develops, will never be able to leave easily. According to statistics shared by credible sources, there are 4.7 million drug addicts in Pakistan. UNODC claims that 800,000 Pakistanis, aged between 15 to 64 years, ...

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Balochistan and National Integration

Balochistan and National Integration

Naila Tasneem We celebrated the 69th Independence Day of Pakistan with much zeal and fervor and positive news coming out of Balochistan. Over 400 militants laid down their arms and vowed to shun militancy in a ceremony in Quetta. The government of Balochistan has been actively pursuing a policy of reconciliation for the past few months to pave way for ...

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Problems of Balochistan: A Way Forward – Part 3

Problems of Balochistan: A Way Forward – 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 To sincerely sort out these deeply seated issues of Balochistan, apart from some half hearted and negligible economic measures, the body politic has largely relied upon successive military operations to crush and ...

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Who’s responsible for the growing number of road accidents in Balochistan?

Who’s responsible for the growing number of road accidents in Balochistan?

Adnan Aamir 11 people were killed in a deadly road accident on August 10, near Kalat district in Balochistan. Road accidents consuming lives of more than dozens of passengers is a normal occurrence on the highways of Balochistan. The reason for a rising number of accidents is the poor performance and conduct and control structure of National Highway Authority (NHA) ...

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