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Epitome of Bad Governance: Wahdat Colony Drains Overflowing for 35 Days

Epitome of Bad Governance: Wahdat Colony Drains Overflowing for 35 Days

Adnan Aamir Quetta – In an example of Epitome of Bad governance, sewerage drains in Wahdat colony Quetta are overflowing for last 35 days. Wahdat Colony is a congested locality situated at the geographic center of Quetta city. Main sewerage drain passing through Wahdat colony is blocked since Eid-ul-Azha last month. During last 35 days the foul smelling drain water ...

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Food Insecurity in Balochistan

Food Insecurity in Balochistan

Adnan Aamir October 16 is globally celebrated as World Food Day. This day is celebrated to raise awareness about food security. On this day this year, Balochistan is facing an acute food insecurity issue. Drought is taking its toll on the province and problems are further compounded by the incompetence and bad governance of the provincial government. According to data ...

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Saudi Arabian Government is Responsible for Hajj Tragedies

Saudi Arabian Government is Responsible for Hajj Tragedies

Adnan Aamir Hajj this time proved to be bloody affair as over 1,000 pilgrims died in two separate incidents. First a gigantic crane crashed in Makkah resulting in the loss of lives of 107 pilgrims. Then a stampede at Mina, during the Jamarat ritual, took the lives of over 800 people including 52 Pakistanis, according to modest estimates. These two ...

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Balochistan: The Mismanaged Province

Balochistan: The Mismanaged Province

Nazir Ahmed Sajjidi                  The archeological sites in Mehrgarh indicate that Balochistan belongs to one of the oldest civilizations. Tribalism, which still persists in Balochistan, empowers Sardars and Nawabs to rule over common people. After accession to Pakistan, the successive governments continued the policy of keeping Balochistan backward and this policy contributed in perpetuation of tribalism in the province. In ...

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Outdated Bureaucratic Structure of Balochistan

Outdated Bureaucratic Structure of Balochistan

Adnan Aamir Since the inception of Pakistan, bureaucracy – along with civilian leaders and military – has always been a major player in the power structure. Bureaucrats like Malik Ghulam Muhammad, Chaudhry Muhammad Ali and Ghulam Ishaque Khan occupied offices of Governor General, Prime Minister and President respectively. However, the role of bureaucracy and the bureaucratic structure as a source ...

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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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Pilgrims Complain of Pathetic Arrangements during Hajj

Pilgrims Complain of Pathetic Arrangements during Hajj

Adnan Aamir Meanwhile media is focused on the death toll of Mina stampede, Pilgrims of Pakistan have complained about pathetic arrangements. A group of pilgrim from Quetta, who are in Makkah at the moment, revealed the poor arrangements to Balochistan Point while talking on condition of anonymity. Poor Arrangements by Pakistani Hajj Mission Pilgrims complained that Hajj mission of Pakistan ...

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Saindak Project: Employees and Local People are Suffering

Saindak Project: Employees and Local People are Suffering

Naeem Baloch The Saindak Copper-Gold mines are located adjacent to Saindak town District of Chagai. The gold deposits were identified by two geologists in 1901. In 1970, the discovery of gold deposits at Saindak was made in collaboration with a Chinese engineering firm. The project was launched in 1975 but Pakistani engineers couldn’t run the project properly. Then the project ...

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War Against Economic Terrorism in Balochistan

War Against Economic Terrorism in Balochistan

Adnan Aamir Balochistan is facing myriad problems ranging from insurgency to sectarian violence and bad governance. In such a situation, one of the less focused issues is the rampant corruption in the province which has rendered the government machinery ineffective.  Corruption is not a new problem for Balochistan. In fact the second Chief Minister of Balochistan, Jam Ghulam Qadir, was ...

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Legal Action Awaited On Fake Recruitment Ad

Legal Action Awaited On Fake Recruitment Ad

Quetta – Legal action is awaited against a fake recruitment Ad published in local newspaper of Quetta on 6th September. Balochistan Point had reported on 7th September that a Fake ad was published to deceive unemployed youth to send thousands of rupees to bank accounts as application fee. Civil Society of Balochistan has submitted an application against the Fake ad ...

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