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Changes in Socio-Cultural Attitude must for Women Empowerment – Participants

Changes in Socio-Cultural Attitude must for Women Empowerment – Participants

Adnan Aamir Quetta – Participants of consultation meeting about women empowerment have said that changes in socio-cultural attitudes are must for the women empowerment in Balochistan. One day consultation meeting was organized by Health and Rural Development (HARD-Balochistan) with collaboration of Azat Foundation and ActionAid on the topic of “Development, Strengthening and Implementation of Gender Sensitive and Women Development Policies ...

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Plight of Balochi Musicians

Plight of Balochi Musicians

Tania Baloch What is Music? If we ask this question form a sad person or from somehow who is in search of tranquility, then his standard reply would be, “Music is food for the soul.” With the passage of time tradition of Music experienced good and bad times but there never has been a reduction in the number of Music ...

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Ethnic Discrimination: Case of Pakistan and Taliban’s Afghanistan

Ethnic Discrimination: Case of Pakistan and Taliban’s Afghanistan

Haroon Shah Tribalism, provincialism, and ethnicity define the very structures of Pakistani and Afghani societies. A wide range of social, political, and religious upheavals provide vindication to this fact. The Fall of Dhaka brings into the open Pakistan Government’s condescending point of view of tribalism and provincialism; on the other hand, Taliban’s blitzkrieg against the Tajiks, Uzbeks, and Hazara Shias ...

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Where has Balochistan’s 6% Quota in Federal Jobs, gone?

Where has Balochistan’s 6% Quota in Federal Jobs, gone?

Adnan Aamir On the 26th of July, 45 vacancies of BPS-17 were advertised in Quetta Electricity Supply Company (QESCO). Out of these 45, not a single vacancy was allocated for Balochistan. Electrical Engineers of Balochistan were waiting for these vacancies for over two years and they were totally disappointed. Fortunately, Civil Society of Balochistan protested against the injustice and the ...

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Discrimination: Balochistan Completely Ignored In High-Scale QESCO Vacancies

Discrimination: Balochistan Completely Ignored In High-Scale QESCO Vacancies

Quetta – Balochistan has been completely ignored in advertised vacancies of Quetta Electricity Supply Company (QESCO). QESCO, electricity Distribution Company of Balochistan under federal control, advertised 47 vacancies of BPS-17 on Sunday. Out of these 47 vacancies, not a single vacancy has been reserved for Balochistan. Balochistan has 6 percent quota in federal jobs but there is not a single ...

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HEC: Depriving Students Of Balochistan Of Higher Education

HEC: Depriving Students Of Balochistan Of Higher Education

Abdul Rahim Balochistan is a victim of apathy of federal government since 1947. Balochistan suffers problems of poor health care facilities, electricity load shedding, reduced supply of Gas, lack of control on natural resources amongst other problems. One of the major problems faced by students of Balochistan, that is not often highlighted, is the way Higher Education Commission (HEC) treats ...

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Woes Of Balochistan Passengers While Travelling To Karachi

Woes Of Balochistan Passengers While Travelling To Karachi

Shoaib Durrazai People of Turbat, Pasni, Panjgur, Gwadar and Ormara are incensed through numerous check posts of coast guards on Coastal Highway. When a passenger bus travels from Turbat, Pasni, Panjgur, Gwadar to Karachi it’s stopped for checking at Gwadar, Nalent, Pasni, Kund Malir and hub. This exercise is nothing more than teasing passengers because on the same route, gasoline ...

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Is State Security Only Threatened By ‘Save The Children’ In Balochistan?

Is State Security Only Threatened By ‘Save The Children’ In Balochistan?

Adnan Aamir Once again the federal government has taken an action that is tantamount to blatant discrimination against Balochistan. International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO), ‘Save the Children’, has been asked by the federal government to close all its operations in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Security concern is, as usual, the flimsy pretext used to deprive the two western provinces of Pakistan ...

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Civil Society Vows To Resist Closure Of Save The Children In Balochistan

Civil Society Vows To Resist Closure Of Save The Children In Balochistan

Quetta – Civil society of Balochistan has vowed to resist the closure of operations of Save the Children in Balochistan. Decision by Save The Children to close all its operations in Balochistan has been severely criticized by Civil society in Balochistan. “As a result of closing operations in Balochistan, hundreds of people would lose their jobs and billions of rupees ...

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Passengers Of Balochistan Facing Problems In Karachi

Passengers Of Balochistan Facing Problems In Karachi

Sami Parvez Karachi – Passengers of Balochistan travelling to Karachi are facing hurdles on daily basis, learnt The Balochistan Point. Karachi transport stands have recently been shifted out of city in Yousaf Goth. Since then growing number of passengers from Balochistan complaint about discrimination at the hands of Sindh Police. A passenger Irfan Ubaid told The Balochistan Point that He ...

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