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Five dead, 25 injured as passenger coach hits truck in Khuzdar

QUETTA: At least five people were dead and 25 sustained injures when a Quetta-Karachi bound passenger van collided with a parked track at Zaviya turn near Baghbana early hours Saturday. QUETTA: At least five people were dead and 25 sustained injures when a Quetta-Karachi bound passenger van collided with a parked …

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What matters most

Shah Meer Baloch LATE last year, during a visit by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to Gwadar, a group of locals blocked the road to the airport by staging a sit-in. Their demand? Water. Unlike much of the praise surrounding CPEC in the media, there remain some serious, unaddressed issues. …

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Quetta’s beleaguered folk singer

Quetta: THE weather here is pleasant, and it has been raining since morning. Bashir Baloch, the well-known folk singer of the city — he has so far been given 132 awards, including two presidential awards, over his career — sits gloomily at his residence. There is no one else in …

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AKU-EB signs accord with Balochistan govt and Unicef

QUETTA: The Aga Khan University Examination Board (AKU-EB) has signed an agreement with the government of Balochistan and United Nations International Children’s Fund (Unicef) as part of the larger Balochistan Basic Education Programme funded by the European Union (EU). Under the agreement which was signed last week, the AKU-EB will …

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Balochistan’s Professors announces to boycott Exams duty

QUETTA: Following the lack of coordination amid UOB and Balochistan Board the Balochistan Professors and Lecturer Association and Govenrment Teachers Association have announced to boycott their duties during BA, BSC and FA, FSC exams across Balochistan. Addressing a press conference here in Quetta Press Club on Thursday the BPLA and GTA have …

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First polio case of 2018 reported in Balochistan

The first polio virus case of 2018 was reported in Balochistan’s Dukki district on Thursday. Sources in the Balochistan health department told DawnNewsTV that a three-year-old child fell prey to the crippling virus. Samples of the child’s blood were sent to a laboratory and the results confirmed the presence of polio virus …

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Up to a million children in Balochistan not getting school education, Supreme Court told

The Supreme Court was told on Monday that up to a million children in Balochistan are not going to school, DawnNewsTV reported. A three-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, conducted a hearing on the suo motu notice taken on Balochistan’s healthcare, education and water crisis …

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Balochistan CM urges estranged leaders to return home

QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo has urged the self-exiled and disgruntled Baloch leaders to come back to the country to play their role in the development of the province. Speaking at a condolence reference for late journalist Siddiq Baloch, which was organised by the Balochi Adabi Academy …

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HEC imposed ban on M.Phil. & Ph.D. in UoB

QUETTA: The Higher Education Commission has imposed ban on M.Phil. and Ph.D. in thirteen country wide universities including University of Balochistan Quetta here on Monday. According to the officials of HEC, in the light of committee`s suggestions the action has been taken against those universities which are failed to fulfill the …

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THE ROAD OUT OF GWADAR

Shah Meer Baloch Twenty-three billion rupees. This is the cost of ‘Motorway 8’ (M-8), which (ought to) connect the port city of Gwadar in Balochistan with Ratodero, Sindh. Forget the cost; It’s the status of this “motorway” that is intriguing: complete yet incomplete, secure yet insecure. There is great buzz …

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