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BHC orders CS Balochistan to form co​mmittee to scrutinize fake domiciles

QUETTA: A two-member bench comprising of Justice Hashim Khan Kakar and Rozi Khan Barrech summoned a case related to fake domicile complaint. According to the applicant, Miss Asma Murtaza who is posted as Assistant B-14 in National Assembly Secretariat Islamabad on the quota of Balochistan, on the basis of fake …

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تربت،ایرانی تیل کے کاروبار پر بندش کیخلاف احتجاجی ریلی مظاہرہ

تربت: ایرانی ڈیزل کے کاروبار پر بندش کے خلاف ڈیزل ڈیلرز کا تربت میں احتجاج، اسسٹنٹ کمشنر سے ملاقات میں سرکاری شرائط کے ساتھ کاروبار پر بندش دور کرنے کا مطالبہ دوسری صورت میں بھوک پر بیٹھنے کا اعلان۔ حکومت بلوچستان کی جانب سے صوبہ میں ایرانی ڈیزل اور پٹرول کے …

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Pakistan activists criticize government for new the ​coastal body in Gwadar port

Islamabad’s decision to establish a government institution for the coastal area has triggered protests in the provinces of Balochistan and Sindh. Activists say the decision aims to appease Chinese investors. Recently, Pakistan’s federal government under Prime Minister Imran Khan announced the establishment of the National Coastal Development Authority (NCDA) for …

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Govt increases varsities grant to Rs1.5 billion

QUETTA:  Balochistan government’s University Finance Commission has increased the financial grant of the varsities from Rs550 million to Rs1,500 million for promoting higher education. The decision was made during the second meeting of the commission – founded by the incumbent government – presided over by Balochistan Minister for Finance Zahoor …

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RSF assails curbs on news anchors

ISLAMABAD: A journalism watchdog has condemned a “draconian” decision by Pakistani authorities ordering news anchors not to express their opinions on air.  The statement by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), released late on Tuesday, came after Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) sent the directive to TV channels on Sunday, sparking an outcry …

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Balochistan University students speak out against surveillance

QUETTA: Walking around after dark on Balochistan University’s campus on Sariab Road is just not done.  According to girls from the mass communication department who live in the dorms, they have to be inside the hostel by 6:30pm or risk spending the night in the open.  The chowkidar, they said, …

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U.S., Gulf Allies Jointly Sanction Networks Supporting Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, Lebanon’s Hizballah

Six U.S. allies in the Persian Gulf have joined the United States in imposing sanctions on 25 entities associated with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and Tehran’s “regional proxy,” the Lebanese militant group Hizballah. The U.S. Treasury Department said on October 30 that the sanctions were set by the …

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Balochistan University scandal: Students demand remo​val of FC posts, restoration of union

Students of Balochistan University continued their protest on Wednesday for the 17th consecutive day against the alleged harassment and blackmailing of several students.  The protesting students have demanded that the authorities arrest the former vice chancellor — who had stepped down following the scandal — and other suspects allegedly involved in the issue. They …

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آواران میں مزید بند سکولوں کا سراغ مل گیا‘ کل 176سکول بند 104میں تعلیمی سلسلہ ہی نہیں

آواران: بلوچستان ایجوکیشن سسٹم نے آواران میں گزشتہ ایک ہفتے کی مہم جوئی کے دوران 176ایسے سکولوں کا سرغ لگایا ہے جو بند ہیں۔104سکول وہ ہیں جو 2018 کو منظور ہوئے تھے مگر تعلیمی سلسلہ تاحال شروع نہیں کیا جا سکا۔ کئی سکول ایسے ہیں جو 15یا 20 سالوں سے بند ہیں۔ کئی سکول عمارات سے محروم …

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‘Terrorism’ too widely defined in Anti Terrorism Act, says SC; recommends Parliament bring changes

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a judgment reviewing the meaning and scope of the term ‘terrorism’ as defined in the Anti Terrorism Act, 1997 and recommended that Parliament bring changes to the current understanding of the term, which is “too wide”. The 59-page judgment was authored by Chief Justice of Pakistan …

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