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CPEC and water shortage in Gwadar

By: Zaheer Ud Din Babar CPEC is claimed to be a game changer in the world. China has invested around $46 billion in developing a port which links Gwadar with China’s Kashgar city under CPEC Project. CPEC would provide China access to the oil rich Middle-East, Central Asian States and natural-resources rich countries of Africa. The Sino-Pak joint-Venture is claimed ...

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Honor Killings in Balochistan

By: Inzamam Qasim Silachi Balochistan is immensely vast province with an area of 135,050 square kilometers.   This province is enriched in minerals, centuries old rituals, traditions and cultures.  Tradition is often used as a pretext to justify some reprehensible practices that perpetuate low status of man and woman in its society. This beleaguered province is confronting numerous chronic problems and ...

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Govt initiates development projects in Balochistan, KP: Ahsan

Islamabad: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has said that present government had taken initiatives and launched a number of development projects in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa areas. Talking to a private news channel, he said Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) led government after coming into power had to face number of challenges like energy and terrorism. He ...

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First convocation: Another milestone of Turbat University

By: Ijaz Ahmed   District Kech of Makran division with a population of around 12 lacs, the land of a romance legend, has always been a place of importance for its geographical location, and famous for its production of date fruit. It has been, and still is, the center of Makran region; geographically, socially, administratively and politically.      This institution first ...

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Is CPEC a game changer for Balochistan?

By: Rafiullah China Pakistan Economic Corridor, a new hope for the change. Optimists are viewing the project as a recipe for the development and making of Pakistan as an Asian Tiger. Epicenter of the project is the Gwadar, a deep sea port. It is forecasted that the project will yank the poverty stricken province out of the abyss of poverty ...

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Gwadar: Fishermen’s Quest for Survival With their Ancestral Livelihood

By: Mariyam Suleman Fishermen’s children play at the “PadiZir” (west bay) beach of Gwadar while seeing their fathers and elder brothers dragging their boats toward the waves of Arabian Sea meeting the shores of Makran coast. “Things have changed over the years. As a little boy, I used to get fish for free when the fishermen anchored their boats at ...

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Gwadar port: A future threat to marine life and fish industry of Balochistan

By: Qazi Nisar Ahmed Gwadar port  which is ornate as the game changer of the region, its phase l has completed which has 4 berths with a capacity of 30,000 dead weight tonnage(DWT) and the work of Phase ll has started from 2007 in which 09 more berths with a capacity of 200,000(DWT) are to be constructed.  According to government ...

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Tribalism and weak education system of Balochistan

By: Rafiullah Education is in shabby condition in Balochistan since the inception of Pakistan. According to Pakistan social and living standard measurement survey (PSLM) conducted by Pakistan statistics bureau (PSB), literacy rate of Balochistan has dropped by 3% in the year 2013-2014. 70% girls are dropped out of school. Female literacy rate is 25%. Despite the increment in education budget ...

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50 bedded hospital awaits completion for 8 years

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch KALAT: Imam Bakhsh, 45, with his wife and two month old baby, has traveled on a donkey cart from Sour area of Kalat district, some 50 Km away from District Head Quarter to get her sick wife and malnourished baby checked by a doctor. However, the destination has not come yet, because they will have to ...

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Public Health System is Failing in Balochistan with Little Health Spending and Lack of Doctors Even in Provincial Capital of Quetta

By: Mariyam Suleman The Basic Health Unit at Gatti Dohr, Gwadar, Balochistan does not have a single doctor to serve 8,000 people across 4 nearby villages. The number of doctors is increasing every year in Balochistan but the doctor patient ratio is still off the WHO requirement of 10 doctors for every 10,000 citizens. The current spending is less than ...

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