Opinion

Balochistan: Short-Term Interests Precede Over Long-Term Development Goals

Safiullah Shahwani The 46 billion dollar Pakistan-China Economic Corridor promises progress in the long run that Balochistan, Pakistan’s southwestern province, has always struggled for. But for now, it is the short term needs that weigh heavy on the minds of people and politicians in the province. “Clean drinking water is not available to the people of Gwadar and their lands are ...

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Afghan Refugees: A Burden on Pakistan

Zakir Baloch The refugee crisis is as old as human civilization. Refugees have never been welcomed by their host countries. For instance, when the hapless Muslims of the subcontinent sold their valuable properties and embarked on an en mass exodus to Afghanistan, Unfortunately, they were blatantly refused refuge. The unexpected embarrassment at the hands of their Muslim brethrens and ruthless ...

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To Be a Transgender is Not a Fault

Mohammad Tayyab The societal outmoded norms and values have made the days too stern for the transgender people. Beside, having a total composition of human beings, they are being treated beyond the humanitarian values. Unfortunately, they are facing adversities just because of the “natural fault” for which they never wished. It is very shocking the doors of the same house ...

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Judicial Commission’s Verdict: PTI Should Apologize To Nation

Adnan Aamir Finally, the Judicial Commission constituted to probe rigging in 2013 elections has presented its report. The commission has concluded that the 2013 general election were “organized and conducted fairly and in accordance with the law.” The revelation by the Judicial Commission, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan, is nothing short of a major political defeat and embarrassment for ...

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Quetta: Little Paris Turned A Dump

Adnan Aamir Quetta, the capital city of Balochistan, was established as a military garrison by British raj. It was planned to accommodate 100,000 people. Today, almost 140 years after its establishment, Quetta is home to approximately 3 million people. Accommodating 30 times more people than its capacity has taken its toll on the city and a lot of municipal problems ...

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Women In Baloch Society

Hanif Dilmurad The word Women, comprising of five alphabets, has a lot of meanings in different societies. When green revolution ended the authority of women diminished and with the help of Religion and social laws role of women was minimized in different societies. At the same time in other civilizations she gained the name of Goddess. However some societies still ...

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HEC: Depriving Students Of Balochistan Of Higher Education

Abdul Rahim Balochistan is a victim of apathy of federal government since 1947. Balochistan suffers problems of poor health care facilities, electricity load shedding, reduced supply of Gas, lack of control on natural resources amongst other problems. One of the major problems faced by students of Balochistan, that is not often highlighted, is the way Higher Education Commission (HEC) treats ...

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Woes Of Balochistan Passengers While Travelling To Karachi

Shoaib Durrazai People of Turbat, Pasni, Panjgur, Gwadar and Ormara are incensed through numerous check posts of coast guards on Coastal Highway. When a passenger bus travels from Turbat, Pasni, Panjgur, Gwadar to Karachi it’s stopped for checking at Gwadar, Nalent, Pasni, Kund Malir and hub. This exercise is nothing more than teasing passengers because on the same route, gasoline ...

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An Open Letter From Gwadar

Riffat Wahab Baloch Leaders of federal and Balochistan Government, Gwadar, situated on the south Western Arabian Sea coastline of Pakistan has achieved the status of an international city. Gwadar is the tipping point of all the mega projects that would be started in Pakistan under $46 billion China-Pakistan economic corridor (CPEC). These mega projects are positive thing for Gwadar as ...

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Two Years With Dr Malik Baloch

Adnan Aamir After the May 2013 general elections, Dr Abdul Malik Baloch was elected as chief minister of the insurgency-torn Balochistan. Dubbed as the first ‘middle class’ chief minister of Balochistan, Dr Malik had the huge responsibility to provide much-needed relief to people of Balochistan. On June 9 this year, Dr Malik Baloch completed two years as chief minister; the ...

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