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Balochistan — worst drought-hit province

By: Mohammad Jamil PAKISTAN is facing water shortage in all the provinces because during the last thirty years no new large water reservoir has been built. However Balochistan is the worst drought-hit province, as water sources in Balochistan have been contaminated due to low rainfalls in Balochistan particularly in Awaran district, resulting in water borne diseases and deaths. This natural ...

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Allauddin Marri selected as caretaker CM of Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan has selected Alauddin Marri to be the caretaker chief minister of Balochistan. ECP Additional Secretary Akhtar Nazir made the announcement at a press conference outside the commission’s office in Islamabad. Marri belongs to Mastung district of Balochistan and his name was recommended by the government, whereas the former opposition had suggested the names of ...

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Lok Virsa to hold “Exhibition of Traditional Calligraphy”

ISLAMABAD: The National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa), Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage, government of Pakistan will hold an “Exhibition of Traditional Calligraphy” by calligraphist Muhammad Azeem Iqbal from 8th to 14th June, 2018 at Heritage Museum, Garden Avenue, Shakarparian marking the holy month of Ramadan. The exhibition will comprise of fifty calligraphic artifacts/paintings on Islamic arts ...

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NADRA and ECP ensure the Gender Parity in CNICs registration and Electoral Process: Informal District Assembly Khuzdar

KHUZDAR: The Informal District Assembly members said that 0.8 million women do not have Computer National Identification Card and 2.6 million are deprived from right to vote in Balochistan and million more women will be unable to vote in future if necessary strategy are not adopted and implemented for their CNICs and voting registration.  The Informal District Assembly Members set ...

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The dwindling forests in Balochistan

By: Iqbal Ahmed Siyal It is sad that despite all of the ecological, social, economic and health benefits of forests, deforestation and the degradation of forests are at alarming rate in Balochistan, as it presently covers 1.2% (416628 hectares) of forest area out of its total land, and a negiligible canopy density of 0.2% of the total forest cover of ...

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Oxfam Launches Campaign to Beat Plastic Pollution in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Oxfam in Pakistan and its partner Indus Consortium launched a campaign to tackle plastic pollution in Pakistan. Beat Plastic Pollution – the theme for the campaign around World Environment Day 2018, is a call to action for all of us to come together to combat one of the great environmental challenges of our time. The launch ceremony was held ...

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Letter: Turbat lacks internet facility

I am writing to awaken the concerned authorities who are in deep slumber. Turbat being the second biggest city of Balochistan lacks internet facilities. Since last year the data service which was launched months before that stopped functioning and since then no initiative was taken to tackle this problem. Internet is the top most priority in today’s times wether be ...

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The rise of ‘’Substantiate Peace In Usta Muhammad” campaign

By: Jafar Mastoi Usta Mohammad, a city in district Jaffarabad is once again on the curb of worsening  law and ordersituation. This is not the first time to say that the public has suffered extreme violent circumstances against the stability of peace. In every morning when a citizen wakes up and goes to the market to fulfill the needs of ...

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Solo biker for spreading message of peace and love

By:  Bilal Mohammad Shahi QUETTA: Motorcyclist Abdullah Al Noor Mohammad Shahi visited 132 cities of Pakistan, accomplishing his mission of spreading peace and building a positive image of Balochistan in the rest of country. When he reached Quetta in May , the citizens of Quetta received him with a warm welcome after completing his 47–day journey at Quetta’s Metropolitan Garden. People ...

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Child Marriage: How the childhood of girls is robbed in Balochistan

 By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch The month of March in Balochistan’s winter zones comes with some interests for school going children when their schools open after winter vacation. The new classes, new reading writing materials, new school backpacks increase curiosity of students for going school. However, for Sankina, 13, in the village of Iskalkoo, district Kalat , the school going month ...

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