Opinion

Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto: The Forgotten Villain Of Balochistan

Adnan Aamir The year was 1972. The wounds of Pakistan’s breakup were fresh. For the first time in the history of the country, power was being transferred to provinces after direct elections. It was a new beginning for Pakistan. The government of National Awami Party (NAP) was in power in Balochistan. After 25 years of struggle, finally the people of ...

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Pakistani Military Adventure In Yemen Would Affect Balochistan

Himayat Ullah Dostain Pakistan is intending to join the Yemen war and this would create more instability for Pakistan. The domestic situation in Pakistan is instable due to operation against Taliban, huge military presence in North West and border clashes with India. Still Pakistan is supposed to protect the sovereignty of Saudi Arabia. It’s alleged that Iran is supporting the Houthi ...

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Drought in Balochistan

Adnan Aamir Balochistan is all set to face a harsh drought in the coming months. Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has stated that 29 out of 32 districts of Balochistan are affected by drought. Primary reason for drought in Balochistan is that fewer rainfalls took place last year. The drought in Balochistan has the potential to cause a human catastrophe ...

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PTCL Disconnecting Balochistan From The World

Adnan Aamir Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) is the largest telecommunication company in the country. It also happens to be the largest internet service provider in Pakistan. In 2006, PTCL was privatized and since then a lot of things have improved for the company. Unfortunately, delivery of proper internet services to Balochistan is not among them. PTCL is the only ...

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Confusion: Baloch, Balochi Or Khan

Salam Buledi When we Baloch are called “Balochi” in Punjab by our Punjabi brethren and friends; it seems to be weird and disgusting to us, all the while they pronounce the word, Baloch as Balochi and call us Balochi, we are Baloch, rather than Balochi. There is an open disparity between the word Baloch and Balochi. Baloch is nominative and Balochi is possessive. For example, Baloch are famous for ...

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Child Rights: 25 Years Of Progress And Challenges

Agha Mohsin Ali Pakistan has made significant progress in implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in the past two decades. To understand what has been achieved and the remaining and emerging challenges, let us walk through the CRC’s history in Pakistan. The UNCRC was ratified by the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on 12 December, 1990. At ...

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Current State Of Balochi Literature

Aziz Ejaz Importance of literature cannot be ignored in the development of any society. Literature gives birth to the most sensitive individuals and writers that contribute in shaping up norms and values of the society. It’s unimaginable for any society to sustain itself without presence of literature. If we take a look at French, Cuban, Russian, and American and other ...

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Reforms In Private Education Industry Of Balochistan

Adnan Aamir The government educational institutes in Balochistan have failed to impart quality education. Consequently, private schools have been established to fill the vacuum. These private schools, to some extent, are doing a good job by providing quality education which is unthinkable for government schools. In absence of regulatory framework, the private education sector in Balochistan, like the rest of ...

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Post 2015 Development Agenda And Child Rights

Agha Mohsin Ali The complexity and interconnectedness of today’s globalised world have rendered development challenges increasingly interlinked and global in nature. Prosperity cannot be sustained without finding integrated and common solutions and without the contribution of all countries in a spirit of solidarity and shared responsibility. The post-2015 agenda has framed sustainable development as a universal project. On one hand, ...

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Government Schools Should Be Prioritized Over Private Schools

Sami Parvez Government schools of Balochistan are considered to be imparting poor quality of education. That’s true to some extent but the role of these schools in producing numerous talented people can’t be ignored. Several students who have studied in government schools are today serving as famous doctors, engineers, professors, journalist, businessmen and many more. In addition to that, students ...

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