Tag Archives: Balochistan

RTI Legislation: Balochistan Bureaucracy Gives Cold Shoulder

Adnan Aamir Quetta – Despite offer of full support by Chief Minister (CM) of Balochistan, Dr. Malik Baloch, bureaucrats of Balochistan gave a cold shoulder to proposed Right to Information (RTI) legislation. Enshrined in section 19-A of constitution of Pakistan, citizens have the Right To Information (RTI) on matters of public importance. However there is no effective legislation for RTI ...

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Domino Effect: Khan-Zehri Meeting

Hanif Dilmurad On August 15, Senior Minister of Balochistan government and Chief of Jhalawan, Nawab Sanaullah Zehri met Khan of Kalat Agha Suleman Dawood in London. Nawab Zehri tried to persuade Khan of Kalat to end his self-imposed exile in the Britain and return back to Pakistan. However, Khan of Kalat did not agree to return to Pakistan. Khan clearly ...

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Ghaus Baksh Bizenjo Remembered In Karachi Event

Shoaib Durrazai Karachi – A program was held in Arts Council Karachi to pay tribute to former governor of Balochistan and famous Baloch politician, Ghaus Baksh Bizenjo, on Tuesday. Program was jointly organized by Arts Council of Pakistan and Mir Ghaus Baksh Bizenjo Yadgarai Committee. Speaking at the event as Chief Guest, Chief Minister of Balochistan, Dr. Malik Baloch paid ...

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How Balochistan Point Helped Ameerullah, A Student in Trouble?

Adnan Aamir Ameer Ullah Kakar is a 22 year old student from Killa Saifullah District of Balochistan. He travelled to USA as a part of Global Undergraduate (Global UGRAD) programme. Soon after his arrival in USA, he fell ill and was diagnosed with Brain tumor. Balochistan Point came to know about the case of Ameer Ullah through a source. After that, ...

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Balochistan and National Integration

Naila Tasneem We celebrated the 69th Independence Day of Pakistan with much zeal and fervor and positive news coming out of Balochistan. Over 400 militants laid down their arms and vowed to shun militancy in a ceremony in Quetta. The government of Balochistan has been actively pursuing a policy of reconciliation for the past few months to pave way for ...

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Problems of Balochistan: A Way Forward – Part 3

Ayaz Ahmed This is Part-3 of three articles series on this topic. Click here to read Part-1 of this series Click here to read Part-2 of this series To sincerely sort out these deeply seated issues of Balochistan, apart from some half hearted and negligible economic measures, the body politic has largely relied upon successive military operations to crush and ...

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Return of Khan of Kalat: What Politicians Say

Adnan Aamir One of the ruling parties of Balochistan, National Party (NP), is making attempts to perused Khan of Kalat, Mir Suleman Dawood Khan, to return to Balochistan. Two delegations of NP have met Khan of Kalat and Senior Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri is presently in London to meet with Khan of Kalat. In this context, Balochistan Point talked with ...

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Problems of Balochistan: A Way Forward – Part 2

Ayaz Ahmed This is Part-2 of three articles series on this topic. Click here to read Part-1 of this series Most schools are in dilapidated condition and bereft of required facilities i.e., scientific equipments, adequate class rooms, clean drinking water, play grounds and toilets. Moreover, a large number of teachers lack requisite qualifications and relevant training. To exacerbate this, many ...

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Balochistan: The Curse of Natural Resources

Naila Tasneem What comes to our minds when we think of Balochistan; killings, kidnappings, torture, missing persons, separatist movement, proxy wars involving sectarian roots, backwardness etc. But is that all there is to it or are we missing out on something more important. The largest province of Pakistan in terms of its physical size, constituting approximately 44% of the total ...

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Problems of Balochistan: A Way Forward – Part 1

Ayaz Ahmed This is the first article in series of three articles on this topic. Many pro-federalists felt highly triumphed when two disgruntled Baloch leaders, namely Shikari Marri and Madina Marri of the banned United Baloch Army (UBA) and Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), respectively, unwittingly surrendered their arms along with their 47 companions on June 14, 2015. They announced at ...

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