Opinion

Young Artists Of Balochistan

Shahjahan Baloch Art, especially fine art is the architect of harmony that human soul always desires for. It rubs the ordinary dust of the time from objects and immortalizes them. It seeks completion in the mind of the one who sees it, reads it, hears it, and understands it. It is the untold tale of centuries; it highlights what is ...

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Plight Of Air Passengers In Balochistan

Adnan Aamir The word Balochistan is synonymous with deprivation in Pakistan. There isn’t a single federal department that is not depriving Balochistan of its legitimate rights. Now, Civil Aviation Authority and Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) have also joined the ranks of the organizations that are directly responsible for deprivation in Balochistan. A huge number of citizens from Balochistan visit Middle ...

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The Apathy Of Dr Malik Baloch And His Allies

Adnan Aamir Quetta is the only metropolitan city of Balochistan. People from all around the province visit Quetta for almost everything that is not available in small towns. Passenger buses and mini-wagons are the main source of transportation for people travelling to Quetta. For the last 20 days, transporters in Quetta have been on strike due to a bus stand ...

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Kharan: Stronghold Of Problems

Abid Shaizad Once I was travelling to Punjab, my fellow passenger was talking about the performance of the Punjabi leaders. When we passed through a city, he said a General from this city has made hospitals, colleges and currently doing many social works in his city. When another city we reached again he said that a justice of Lahore High ...

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Rising Wealth and Poverty in Pakistan

Sharif NuhaaQ Baloch According to the World Ultra Wealth Report, Pakistan is home to 415 super-rich people and their assets are worth approximately $50bn. Last year, there were 310 Pakistanis in the category with assets worth $40bn. Increase in number of wealthy people in Pakistan proves that affluent people are doing really well. Apparently all this sounds good but the ...

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Lyari: Who will be the godfather? – Final Part

Author: Razzak Sarbazi Translator: Ahmed Muneeb For Part-1 of this article click here For Part-2 of this article click here For Part-3 of this article click here For Part-4 of this article click here Mullah Sultan was a man of strong nerves. He went to participate in Afghan jihad from Gul Muhammad Lane in Lyari. He joined those groups of ...

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China-Punjab Economic Corridor

Cartoon by Sabir Nazir for The Friday Times

Adnan Aamir Last time I checked Pakistan was a federation of four provinces. However, the current federal government of Pakistan apparently only considers Punjab to be Pakistan. When the incumbent federal government came into power it was called a Punjab-centric government from the outset. The 51 agreements signed between China and Pakistan, or more accurately Punjab, have proved beyond any ...

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Unemployment in Balochistan

Adnan Aamir On April 12, recruitment tests for vacancies in the education department of Balochistan started. These tests are being conducted by the National Testing Service in all districts of Balochistan. According to Saleem Kurd, coordinator of the NTS in Balochistan, over 100,000 people have applied for 4,200 vacancies in the education department. All these vacancies are for small-scale jobs ...

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Future Of Kurds In Iraq

Junaid Jamali No entity, group, nation or state whatever the basis for its creation or existence can have priority over the intrinsic rights of the people it integrates to itself for supposedly higher and noble aims. Imposition of languages, culture, ethics and values however lofty in the eyes of the imposer cannot be justified on any grounds be they religious, ...

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Widespread Industrial Fire Incidents In Pakistan

Hanif Dilmurad Industrial accidents and fire incidents are every day routine in most industrial cities of Pakistan. Absence of precautionary measures and lack of robust regulatory systems has put the lives of laborers in permanent danger. List of industrial incidents in Pakistan is very long.  On December 28, 2014, Timber market near Old Haji Camp in Karachi gutted. As a ...

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