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Importance of Sustainable Development for Balochistan

Importance of Sustainable Development for Balochistan

Naila Tasneem This year in September, Sustainable development goals (SDGs) will be replacing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that were put into place by the UN in 1990 and will be expiring by the end of 2015. These targets set by the UN will be affecting the way member states frame their policies and political agendas. It is expected that ...

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An Open Letter From Gwadar

An Open Letter From Gwadar

Riffat Wahab Baloch Leaders of federal and Balochistan Government, Gwadar, situated on the south Western Arabian Sea coastline of Pakistan has achieved the status of an international city. Gwadar is the tipping point of all the mega projects that would be started in Pakistan under $46 billion China-Pakistan economic corridor (CPEC). These mega projects are positive thing for Gwadar as ...

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Interview: Fully Operational Gwadar Port Under Chinese Control Upsets Key Regional Players

Interview: Fully Operational Gwadar Port Under Chinese Control Upsets Key Regional Players

Interview by Adnan Aamir Syed Fazl-e-Haider is a development analyst and a freelance columnist based in Pakistan. Areas of his expertise include Pakistan-China economic ties, Balochistan economy and Gwadar Port. He is the author of many books including “Economic Development of Balochistan”, which has been recommended at Ph.D and post-graduate level in two universities of Balochistan in the syllabi of ...

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Expanding Economic Opportunities In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Expanding Economic Opportunities In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Mir Behram Baloch Mardan – AGAHI, a not for profit organization initiated a project ‘Expanding Economic Opportunities’ strengthening local communities capacity to acquire skill sets that enables them to contribute towards their socio-economic well being. AGAHI, in collaboration with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chamber of Commerce convened a training workshop in Mardan Press Club on 6th June to raise awareness and increase ...

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Gwadar: CM Balochistan Inaugurates Development Projects Of GDA

Gwadar: CM Balochistan Inaugurates Development Projects Of GDA

Mariyam Suleman Baloch Gwadar – Chief Minister (CM) Balochistan Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch inaugurated the Sewerage and water drainage system of Old Town Gwadar as well as the newly constructed hostel of Gwadar development Authority (GDA) public Higher Secondary School during his two day visit in Gwadar on 9th and 10th of April. On the first day of the visit, ...

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Ishaque Dar Promises 18 New Passport Offices In Balochistan

Ishaque Dar Promises 18 New Passport Offices In Balochistan

Quetta – Federal Minister for Finance, Ishaque Dar, has said that 18 new passport offices would be established in Balochistan. Finance Minister made this statement while talking to Chief Minister of Balochistan Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch in Islamabad. In Balochistan there is only handful of Passport Offices and people face great deal of inconvenience when they visit passport offices. “Passport ...

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Child Rights: 25 Years Of Progress And Challenges

Child Rights: 25 Years Of Progress And Challenges

Agha Mohsin Ali Pakistan has made significant progress in implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in the past two decades. To understand what has been achieved and the remaining and emerging challenges, let us walk through the CRC’s history in Pakistan. The UNCRC was ratified by the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on 12 December, 1990. At ...

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Post 2015 Development Agenda And Child Rights

Post 2015 Development Agenda And Child Rights

Agha Mohsin Ali The complexity and interconnectedness of today’s globalised world have rendered development challenges increasingly interlinked and global in nature. Prosperity cannot be sustained without finding integrated and common solutions and without the contribution of all countries in a spirit of solidarity and shared responsibility. The post-2015 agenda has framed sustainable development as a universal project. On one hand, ...

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Balochistan: Rich In Natural Resources And Poor In Living Conditions

Balochistan: Rich In Natural Resources And Poor In Living Conditions

Imdad Baloch Balochistan is one of the richest resource states in the South Asia but its inhabitants live in abject poverty. Balochistan has the lowest literacy rate and highest infant mortality rate in all over Pakistan. Despite being a naturally rich province, people of Balochistan suffer due to apathy of Provincial and Federal government. Over US$1 trillion worth of natural ...

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