Opinion

The dwindling forests in Balochistan

By: Iqbal Ahmed Siyal It is sad that despite all of the ecological, social, economic and health benefits of forests, deforestation and the degradation of forests are at alarming rate in Balochistan, as it presently covers 1.2% (416628 hectares) of forest area out of its total land, and a negiligible canopy density of 0.2% of the total forest cover of ...

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A bleak outlook for press freedom in Balochistan

By: Mariyam Suleman Although, Pakistan has constitutional guarantees of freedom of speech, expression and press, according to Amnesty International 2017-18 report, the crackdown on freedom of expression is growing. With no improvement, this year Pakistan again ranked 139th out of 180 on annual World Press Freedom Index released last month. As much as cases of attacks on journalists and threats ...

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Gwadar’s Water Crisis

By: Mariyam Suleman Water management  in Gwadar, a port city on the southwestern coast of Balochistan, Pakistan has turned into a severe challenge for local and national authorities. Citizens have taken to the streets to protest both against the water crisis and the authorities that have failed to pay the tanker companies which have been providing water to the city ...

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Regional impact of CPEC in terms of foreign policy-Part 2

By: Asal Khan Kakar Inter-regional connectivity of south Asia and central Asia through CPEC: There is a new trend of regionalism and regionalization due to the indigenous demands and realities of the sister regions i.e. south Asia and central Asia. This phenomenon of regional connectivity in Asia is needed and is a way forward to central and south Asian states ...

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Balochistan: Basic Rights Concern People not Senate Chairmanship

By: Syed Junaid Shah The most neglected province of the country is being galvanized by trespassers again. The whole dynamics depict that Balochistan is at the centre of every political equation in country and is dominating everyday headlines. Politicians, bureaucrats and the civil-military leadership are preparing to redress the wrongs, done to this province. But, the question arises, are the ...

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Regional impact of CPEC in terms of foreign policy-Part 1

By: Asal Khan Kakar China Pakistan Economic corridor (CPEC) is an economic project which was signed by Pakistan and china in April 2015. It is commonly in infrastructural development and is termed the game changer or fate changer for Pakistan. As China is investing in Pakistan through CPEC project total money of about $46 billion US, it is going to ...

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Judicial System of Pakistan

By: Neelam Waseem Law and order are essential components of any civilized society. A country cannot progress or function with the implementation of a proper judicial system. Country like Pakistan is deprived of  such an effective and transparent judicial system that can punish the culprit irrespective of his power and authority and save the innocent. Unfortunately, legal system of Pakistan ...

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Status of working women in District Lasbela

By: Ejaz Magsi There is no training activity for women working in the factories in Balochistan, so their awareness of labor rights is only a dream. These working women, like other parts of the country are prone to sexual harassment and discrimination. The situation of public transport is very grim, though there are partitions, but often women feel uncomfortable while ...

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Carvan Balochistan-Part 1

By: Dost Jan Balochistan the province of hope, the province of nature, the province of resources, before the independence of Pakistan Balochistan existed on the world map. The chief commissioner of Balochistan immediately became part of Pakistan followed by the princely states of Makran, Kharan, Lasbela and the Khan of Kalat. They decided to accede to Pakistan in March 1948.  Balochistan ...

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Already approved 300MW Solar Power Plant still requires to be constructed in Balochistan

By: Engineer Saeed Jattak Balochistan, the most backward but largest province of Pakistan in terms of area needs development not through the documentation but in authenticity. The leaders of Balochistan have overlooked the basic energy requirement of this huge province in the utmost few years and never had planned to solve the issue by bringing in new technology alternately for reducing energy crisis constantly increased. The Balochistan’s nationalist and other ...

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