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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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Opposition Parties Dominated Last Phase Of Local Body Elections

Opposition Parties Dominated Last Phase Of Local Body Elections

Quetta – Opposition parties of Balochistan including JUI and Awami National Party (ANP) dominated the last phase of Local body election in 5 districts of Balochistan, on Thursday. In Qilla Abdullah, alliance of JUI and ANP defeated ruling Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party (PKMAP) and its allies. Mailk Usman Achakzai of ANP was elected chairman and Abdul Wakeel of JUI was ...

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Editorial: Local Governments Should Be Made Functional In Balochistan

Editorial: Local Governments Should Be Made Functional In Balochistan

Balochistan has the distinction of becoming the first province to have conducted local body elections. It also holds the record of conducting local body polls over a period of 14 months. After a long wait, Local governments in most of districts of Balochistan were finally given charge earlier this year. Since then several complaints have been heard from the elected ...

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Balochistan Government is Discriminating Kharan District: District Chairman

Balochistan Government is Discriminating Kharan District: District Chairman

Quetta – Chairman District council of Kharan, Mir Sagheer Badini has blamed Balochistan government for discriminating Kharan district in release of funds District Chairman made these allegations while addressing a press conference in his office, on Monday. Mr. Badini claimed that Balochistan government has released funds of Rs. 18 million for every district except Kharan. He termed this decision as ...

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Quetta Local Government Failed To Provide Immediate Relief

Quetta Local Government Failed To Provide Immediate Relief

Quetta –   Local government in Quetta, headed by Mayor has failed to provide immediate relief to the citizens of Quetta. After a gap of more than 5 years, Local government in Quetta took power in month of January this year. Since coming to power, Local government administration of Quetta has created more trouble rather than providing relief to people of ...

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Balochistan Government Drafted Local Body Act In Haste: Sultan Bayazeed

Balochistan Government Drafted Local Body Act In Haste: Sultan Bayazeed

Adnan Aamir Balochistan is the first province that successfully conducted Local Body elections. Mr. Sultan Bayazeed Khan is the Provincial Election Commissioner of Balochistan and He controlled the local body elections in the province. After the 18th Constitutional amendment, Election commission has been entrusted with the duty of conducting elections. Provincial assembly passes legislation and election commission conducts election based ...

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Gwadar: Municipal Committee Chairman Elected Unopposed

Gwadar: Municipal Committee Chairman Elected Unopposed

Gwadar – The final phase of local government elections in district Gwadar completed on Thursday in the district hall when Abid Sohrabi of National Party was elected as the Chairman and Haji Mola Buksh of JUI as the vice chairman of Municipal Committee. Both were elected unopposed in the presence of the election commissioner, presiding officer, 55 councilors and the ...

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Escaped Or Defeated: Ruling Parties Of Balochistan Fared Badly In Local Body Re-Elections

Escaped Or Defeated: Ruling Parties Of Balochistan Fared Badly In Local Body Re-Elections

Quetta – Ruling parties of Balochistan, National Party (NP) and Pashtunkhaw Milli Awami Party (PKMAP) fared badly in local body re-elections, held on Thursday. Re-elections were conducted in eight districts where elections process couldn’t be completed last month due to lack of quorum. In Zhob district, Sheikh Yousaf Mandokhail of PML-Q was elected as chairman and Qazi Ahmad Khosti of ...

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The Myth of Balochistan’s Provincial Autonomy

The Myth of Balochistan’s Provincial Autonomy

Adnan Aamir Provincial autonomy has been a source of tension between provinces and the federal government ever since 1973. This issue was resolved with the 18th amendment that was passed by the Parliament in 2010. Now provinces have a reasonable degree of autonomy in theory. But do they have the same level of autonomy in practice? The answer is a ...

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Opposition Figure Alleges Massive Irregularities In Local Body Elections Of Balochistan

Opposition Figure Alleges Massive Irregularities In Local Body Elections Of Balochistan

Exclusive Report Quetta – Final phase of local body elections took place yesterday in Balochistan. Three ruling parties National Party (NP), Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party (PKMAP) and PML-N won elections in most districts. Balochistan government is being praised for conducting local body elections earlier than other provinces. “Local body elections are far from fair and free and government machinery was ...

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