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No progress on NAP in Balochistan

By Tariq Butt Islambabd: There has been little or no progress on a Balochistan-specific vital point of the counterterrorism National Action Plan (NAP). Point 17 of the NAP says the Balochistan government will be “fully empowered for political reconciliation with complete ownership by all stakeholders”. The comprehensive details of implementation of the NAP points projected by the federal government are ...

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The effects of drought 2005 on Baluchistan

Asad Khan Kakar Baluchistan consists of hilly areas. The inhabitants of these hilly areas are dependent on income sources i.e. agriculture and livestock. Most areas of Baluchistan province are pre-industrial from ancient times. Here the people prefer these both methods well for spending lives. The land of Baluchistan is highly fertile and very suitable for these sources. The inhabitants of ...

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Ignoring education sectors

By: Shayhak Nazir Jusaki The world believes that education is the backbone of a nation. It plays a vital role to builds someone or something. Without it a man is considered nothing, while one opens the history of the world, then we come to know that how the people passed their lives thousands year ago. Absolutely, they were in the ...

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Post 2015 Development Agenda and Youth

By: Mohsin Ali The complexity and interconnectedness of today’s globalized world have rendered development challenges increasingly interlinked and global in nature. Prosperity cannot be sustained without finding integrated and common solutions and without all countries contributing in a spirit of solidarity and shared responsibility. The post-2015 agenda has framed sustainable development as a universal project. On the one hand, it ...

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Is The Housing Shortage Now at Crisis Point?

By: Shahzeen Haris Karachi: Pakistan’s rapid urban population growth is causing a severe housing shortage—estimated to be in the region of 10 million units—and demand continues to grow at a rate of 0.7 million units per year. The urban housing shortage is somewhere in the region of 3.5 to 4 million units, most of which is in the economically weaker ...

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The poor daughter of Balochistan

By: Dr Sadia Ali Benazir, a 16-year-old girl from Balochistan’s gas rich Dera Bugti district, came with blood-soaked clothes and escorted by her malnourished and traumatised parents to a government hospital in Quetta. With no health and maternity facilities her first pregnancy went wrong due to lack of healthcare facilities and the unskilled midwife’s desperate efforts to get her to ...

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The continuous bloodshed in Quetta: Who is to be blamed?

Mariyam Suleman Baloch The morning of 8th August was alike every other day when Mahrang walked to her school carrying her books; weaving thoughts of becoming a professional someday just like her lawyer father and his colleagues. She had no idea the forth coming few hours would utterly shatter her life and the dreams she once unraveled. Just after four ...

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Establishment of new Examination Boards may ensure quality education

By: Sami Parvez  Balochistan Board of Intermediate Secondary Education Quetta is the only board for entire province, where every year in Secondary School Certificate examination more than 80,000 candidates appear. As well more than 60,000 candidates appear in Higher Secondary School Certificate per year. Due to large number of candidates annually the result the is announced late and most of ...

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PPHI Balochistan: A good Instance of Excellent Management

By Mujeeb Baloch People’s Primary Health Care initiative (PPHI) was launched in 2007 to improve primary Health care services in order to alleviate poverty through quality and accessible healthcare and to provide quality Primary health care to the deprived masses. Then, after the 18th Amendment in the Constitution of 1973, the federal support Unit (FSU) which was the federal head ...

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Schools’ Fee Hike Issue in Balochistan

Sarfaraz Baloch    General opinion formed by some families that the private Schools and Colleges are relevant source to produce intelligent and ingenious pupils. However, a sudden increase in the school fee has created disastrous situation for middle class families and to their budget. Because it is very tough to pay a high sum in shape of admission fee, monthly ...

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