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Technical Training for Women Would Reduce Poverty: Dr. Malik

Technical Training for Women Would Reduce Poverty: Dr. Malik

Quetta – Chief Minister Balochistan, Dr Abdul Malik has said that imparting technical training to women would not only create job opportunities for them but it would also reduce poverty in the province. He expressed these views at the signing ceremony of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Government of Balochistan, here on ...

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Census in Balochistan: Who Gets Counted?

Census in Balochistan: Who Gets Counted?

Adnan Aamir On August 22, a tripartite meeting between Pakistan, Afghanistan and the UNCHR took place in Kabul. In that meeting Afghanistan requested the government of Pakistan to extend the stay of Afghan refugees in Pakistan by two years; the deadline for their stay is set to expire in December this year. Pakistan is yet to make a decision on ...

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Irresponsible Journalism: Extension of Stay of Afghan Refugees Misreported

Irresponsible Journalism: Extension of Stay of Afghan Refugees Misreported

Adnan Aamir Quetta – In an act that tantamount to irresponsible journalism, several media outlets have misreported the extension of Afghan refugees in Pakistan. On 22nd August 2015, a tripartite meeting took Place between UNHCR and government of Pakistan and Afghanistan. In that meeting Afghan government requested for extension of stay of Afghan refugees, which is expiring in December 2015, for ...

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UNHCR Voluntary Programme: 50,000 Afghan Refugees Returned Home

UNHCR Voluntary Programme: 50,000 Afghan Refugees Returned Home

Quetta – The UN refugee agency has facilitated the return of over 50,000 registered Afghan refugees from Pakistan so far this year under the agency’s largest and longest running voluntary repatriation programme. As part of its facilitated group return (FGR) initiative, UNHCR on Wednesday assisted a group of 302 registered Afghan refugees return to Herat from its voluntary repatriation centre ...

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Two Years Extension in Stay of Afghan Refugees?

Two Years Extension in Stay of Afghan Refugees?

Quetta – Conflicting news reports are emerging about an agreement signed between Pakistan and Afghan governments to extend the stay of Afghan refugees in Pakistan for two years. Pakistan hosts 1.5 million Afghan refugees and their legal period of stay is set to expire in December this year. A tripartite meeting took place between officials of Pakistan, Afghanistan and UNHCR ...

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NADRA: Disrupting Demographics in Balochistan by Issuing Fake ID Cards

NADRA: Disrupting Demographics in Balochistan by Issuing Fake ID Cards

Adnan Aamir National Databases and Registration Authority (NADRA) is the premier body of Pakistan for issuing nationality related credentials to citizens. Established in early 2000s, NADRA has earned praise for developing a huge database with a reasonable degree of security. Under-developed countries like Sri Lanka have also used the services of NADRA to develop their own nationality database. However, lately ...

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Afghan President Possesses Pakistani CNIC

Afghan President Possesses Pakistani CNIC

Chagai – In a stunning development, it has come to light that incumbent Afghan President, Asharf Ghani possesses a Pakistani Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC). This revelation was made by Malik Dilmurad Hasni, member of district council Chagai, during a meeting of the district council. Mr. Hasni presented copies of the CNIC issued to Afghan President during district council Chagai. ...

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Afghan Refugees: A Burden on Pakistan

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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UN Should Ensure Withdrawal Of Afghan Immigrants From Balochistan: BNP

UN Should Ensure Withdrawal Of Afghan Immigrants From Balochistan: BNP

Behram Baloch Quetta – Balochistan National Party (BNP) has called upon United Nations to take urgent steps to ensure the withdrawal of Afghan Immigrants from Balochistan, on Thursday. This demand was made by Leaders and workers of BNP who held a demonstration outside Quetta Press club to protest against Issuance of Computerized National Identity cards (CNICs) to Afghan Immigrants. “We ...

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CNICs For Afghan Immigrants: Two NADRA Officials Receive 21 Year Imprisonment Sentences

CNICs For Afghan Immigrants: Two NADRA Officials Receive 21 Year Imprisonment Sentences

Quetta – Special anti-corruption court in Quetta has sentenced two employees of National Database Registration Authority (NADRA) Kashmore office 21 years behind bars, on Wednesday. Court headed by Judge Munir Ahmad Marri found deputy manager NADRA Manzoor Osto and Data entry operator Allah Baksh guilty of issuing illegal Computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs) to Afghan refugees in Quetta. Both culprits ...

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