Opinion

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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Is State Security Only Threatened By ‘Save The Children’ In Balochistan?

Adnan Aamir Once again the federal government has taken an action that is tantamount to blatant discrimination against Balochistan. International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO), ‘Save the Children’, has been asked by the federal government to close all its operations in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Security concern is, as usual, the flimsy pretext used to deprive the two western provinces of Pakistan ...

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Media And Ethics

Muhammad Masam Khan Freedom of media is considered important for democratic societies due to its role of information provider and watchdog. However, more freedom stresses to act more responsibly. In this regard, media ethics acts as important guidelines for journalists to self-regulate their behavior. After the implementation of more liberalized media policy in 2002, media in Pakistan has got more ...

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English As Medium Of Instruction In Government Schools

Sami Parvez English should be the medium of instruction in all the government schools. This would make it easy for the students of government schools to continue their studies after matriculation. In government schools, Urdu is the medium of instruction till class 10th. Therefore students that pass out form government schools have no commabd on English. All courses of colleges ...

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Threats To Journalists In Pakistan

Noor Bakhsh Across Pakistan, journalists, mostly those engaged in sensitive areas, are at risk of fatal attacks on their lives. This is generally common in the country and particularly true in Karachi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Balochistan where threats to journalists are normal. Nevertheless, these incidents, especially when they go unchecked and unpunished, undermine the act and ...

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