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UNHCR Voluntary Programme: 50,000 Afghan Refugees Returned Home

Quetta – The UN refugee agency has facilitated the return of over 50,000 registered Afghan refugees from Pakistan so far this year under the agency’s largest and longest running voluntary repatriation programme. As part of its facilitated group return (FGR) initiative, UNHCR on Wednesday assisted a group of 302 registered Afghan refugees return to Herat from its voluntary repatriation centre ...

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Letter: Internet Connectivity Problems Aggravate in Makran

Internet connectivity problems have aggravated in Makran region of Balochistan. From last few months, Internet service provided by PTCL is performing poorly and users are unable to do anything with the internet. People from almost every walk of life are dependent on the use of internet for performance of their duties. Due to internet connectivity issues; Banks, government departments and ...

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Association Demands Upgradation of Teachers

Sami Parvez Turbat – Haqooq Teacher’s Association (HTA) Kech protested against delay in upgradation of teachers outside Turbat Press Club, on Monday. HTA is the association of the teachers recruited under Aghaz-e-Haqooq-e-Balochistan Package. Protestors were carrying placards that read slogans against bureaucracy for delaying the upgradation of package teachers into BPS-17 scale. “We are serving in BPS-16 for last three ...

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Letter: Menace of Cheating

Teachers are supposed to speared light of education and awareness in the society. They are also called the second parents of the students. However, some teachers are damaging this noble profession by allowing their students to cheat in exams. Some teachers take money from students and provide them with cheating material. This is tantamount to poisoning the student-teacher relationship in ...

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How Balochistan Point Helped Ameerullah, A Student in Trouble?

Adnan Aamir Ameer Ullah Kakar is a 22 year old student from Killa Saifullah District of Balochistan. He travelled to USA as a part of Global Undergraduate (Global UGRAD) programme. Soon after his arrival in USA, he fell ill and was diagnosed with Brain tumor. Balochistan Point came to know about the case of Ameer Ullah through a source. After that, ...

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Two Years Extension in Stay of Afghan Refugees?

Quetta – Conflicting news reports are emerging about an agreement signed between Pakistan and Afghan governments to extend the stay of Afghan refugees in Pakistan for two years. Pakistan hosts 1.5 million Afghan refugees and their legal period of stay is set to expire in December this year. A tripartite meeting took place between officials of Pakistan, Afghanistan and UNHCR ...

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Letter: Street Crimes in Turbat City

In last few months street crimes in Turbat have surged up. Snatching and looting on gunpoint has become a common occurrence. Since beginning of month of August, 4 people have been killed in incidents of Street Crimes. Main reason for sudden increase in Street Crimes is lack of sufficient Police patrols in the city. It’s regretful to know that in ...

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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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Balochistan and National Integration

Naila Tasneem We celebrated the 69th Independence Day of Pakistan with much zeal and fervor and positive news coming out of Balochistan. Over 400 militants laid down their arms and vowed to shun militancy in a ceremony in Quetta. The government of Balochistan has been actively pursuing a policy of reconciliation for the past few months to pave way for ...

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Save Humanity and Society in Balochistan

Quetta – Save Humanity Society Balochistan (SHSB) is a welfare trust working for eradication of drugs and treatment of drugs addicts in Quetta and Chaman. Established in 2012, SHSB is also known as Insaniat Bachao Center (IBC). SHSB is one of the few drug treatment centers working in Balochistan. SHSB has four branches in Quetta and one branch in Chaman ...

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