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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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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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The notion of “Cancer ~death, no longer”, doesn’t seem acceptable in Balochistan

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch The growing numbers of cancer patients’ along with the responsibilities of government authorities in Balochistan are also increasing the tasks of volunteers and journalists in Balochistan. Most of the patients of different ages belong to poor families who are unable to bear the cost of life saving treatment. The recent past has witnessed that volunteers and ...

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Gwadar: Lives and livelihood of local Fishermen in Jeopardy

By: Mariyam Suleman  Fishermen sat on strike in front of the Municipal Committee Office Jivani, district Gwadar while their families waited for the day’s meal. In Gwadar, for more than 70% local residents fishery is the basic source of income. “You catch fish on daily basis and then sell them in the local market. Most fish is sold to dealers ...

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Gwadar: Celebrating Power of Books with YES Alumni Library

By: Mariyam Suleman Imagine a library in a suburb within an institution where young girls and boys have always been craving for better learning and educational opportunities. A place where generations of little children and youngsters will learn to read and celebrate the power of books. YES (Youth Exchange and Study) alumni, with the support of IEARN (International Educational and ...

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Increased Education Spending Over Five Years Failed to Change the Dismal Condition of Education in Balochistan

By: Mariyam Suleman Children in the resource rich province of Balochistan have always had low access to basic education. Despite doubling the education budget in five years, the province as a whole did not make significant improvement in educating its children. Balochistan Education Spending Doubled in Five Years In the last five years education budget spiked, yet majority of the ...

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Gwadar Youth Forum Conducted the First Ever “Educational Jirga”

By: Mariyam Suleman Gwadar: Gwadar Youth Forum (GYF) conducted the first ever “Educational Jirga” in the history of the coastal city this Saturday in Syed Zahoor Shah Hashmi Auditorium. A large number of youth, specially high school and college students and teachers attended the event where as the Chief guests were the Chairman of Gwadar Port Authority Dostain Khan Jamaldini, ...

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Clipped Wings: Exploring the lives of Young Girls in Kulach

By: Mariyam Suleman During the hot and humid summer of 2013, I had the opportunity to visit my native village of “Beelar, Kulach” roughly 85 kilometers from Gwadar. Right after ten kilometers from Gwadar city-center, one would find nothing but barren plains, arid road sides, sandy winds and an open sky that somehow flows in my eyes with light clouds ...

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Baloch Fun Fair held at University of Karachi

By: Mariyam Suleman Karachi: Baloch Students’ Education Organization conducted a day long fun fair as part of students’ week at University of Karachi engaging hundreds of youth, students and faculty members on Thursday. “Baloch Fun Fair” as it was called is held every year during the Students’ Week in University of Karachi by the members of Baloch Students’ Education Organization. ...

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Gwadar: PUAN Conducts Tech Camp to Empower Girls in Balochistan

By: Mariyam Suleman Gwadar: The Pakistan US Alumni Network Chapter Gwadar (PUAN-Gwadar) conducted a youth tech camp in the newly formed Government Girls Degree College Gwadar to Empower Girls through Technology this Wednesday. The main idea behind the day-long extensive workshop was not only to introduce the positive use of technology but to provide an opportunity for the girls to ...

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