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Chagai: A Graveyard of Problems

Chagai: A Graveyard of Problems

Hassan Baloch Chagai was separated from Noshki and became a district in April 2004.  Sakhi Dost Muhammad played an important role in acquiring division status for Chagai and therefore He is known as Baba-e-Chagai. Chagai is the largest district of Balochistan province area-wise and it consists of an areas of 45,000 square km. Chagai contains all kinds of precious minerals ...

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The Pakhtun-Baloch relationship

The Pakhtun-Baloch relationship

Adnan Aamir Last Sunday, an article published in The News on Sunday, titled , was a rant about lack of autonomy of Pakhtuns of Balochistan. The author of that article has given an impression, between the lines, that Baloch are responsible for the current plight of the Pakthuns of Balochistan. Historical facts have been twisted by the author to prove ...

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Pakistani Identity Cards for Afghans

Pakistani Identity Cards for Afghans

Shezad Baloch Recently, the accountability court handed down a seven-year prison term to an assistant director at NADRA for issuing national identity cards to Afghan nationals through fake verification processes and bogus documents. The identity cards were issued by the Khanozai centre after the assistant director accepted a hefty bribe. In the past, too, corrupt officials have abused their personal ...

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Lyari: Who will be the godfather? – Part 2

Lyari: Who will be the godfather? – Part 2

Author: Razzak Sarbazi Translator: Amjad Hussain For Part-1 of this article click here “Baloch are extremists, I guessed so, and I guessed I was wrong after seeing you. I have not met a Baloch ever. I just heard so”. “Iranian musician Azady’s mother invited a Baloch banjoo player Ghulam Muhammad Surizai for dinner at her home. She surprised Ghulam Muhammad ...

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The Myth of Balochistan’s Provincial Autonomy

The Myth of Balochistan’s Provincial Autonomy

Adnan Aamir Provincial autonomy has been a source of tension between provinces and the federal government ever since 1973. This issue was resolved with the 18th amendment that was passed by the Parliament in 2010. Now provinces have a reasonable degree of autonomy in theory. But do they have the same level of autonomy in practice? The answer is a ...

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Flip Side Of The Story: Plight Of School Teachers

Flip Side Of The Story: Plight Of School Teachers

Atif Abid This is in response to the letter of Sami Parvez “Plight of private School teachers”, published in The Balochistan Point on 27th of January 2015. The incident that writer has talked about in that article is not actually what about happened. This point of the writer that the private schools have become the source of business or earning ...

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Depoliticized And Independent Government Organizations

Depoliticized And Independent Government Organizations

Naseeb Ullah Kakar It is matter of concern for the political leadership of this country to think once for the country’s interest. They must think for the future of this country, the future where they become part of such a history so those generations keep them alive even if they are not alive. For Once they have to think for ...

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Rampant Terrorism Around The World

Rampant Terrorism Around The World

Bahram Sayad 16th December is considered to be a dark day for Pakistan. Since, December 16, 1971, was the day when Pakistan was disintegrated resulted in birth of Bangladesh and that’s why it’s the saddest event in the history of Pakistan. From 1971, the country has been confronting several attacks by the terrorist and extremist groups and it has been ...

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Controversies Surrounding NTS In Balochistan

Controversies Surrounding NTS In Balochistan

Adnan Aamir National Testing Service (NTS) is Pakistan’s premier testing body. It was established in 2002 and since then it has been evolved into a modern testing system. Main reason for its success is that it’s self reliant, autonomous and free from control of government bureaucracy. NTS has over 300 clients and 1.8 million candidates took NTS tests last year. ...

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Lyari: Who Will Be The Godfather? – Part 1

Lyari: Who Will Be The Godfather? – Part 1

Author: Razzak Sarbazi Translator: Amjad Hussain I was feeling very down. It was not the first time during the six months, while writing the editorial, that I was feeling this way. I had already faced the same situation before. Who will waste one’s time by reading this editorial, in this very fast and flashy world? We are living in such ...

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