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Creating a nation from refugees: the Sindhi nemesis

By: Dr. Naseer Dashti Centuries ago, the Greek historian Thucydides wrote that “The strong do what they can, the weak suffer what they must”. In the past, a powerful colonial power did something that not only damaged Sindhi national interests but the fate of many other nations in the region …

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BHRC PUBLISHES A BOOK, “BALOCHISTAN OF PAKISTAN: A BRIEF ON THE MISERIES AND SUFFERINGS OF A PEOPLE”

Abstract:  The colonial powers in order to safeguard their interests in regions where they had ruled, divided nations, and created artificial states. As a consequence of this policy, several regions of Asia and Africa became zones of never-ending conflicts and turmoil. The Baloch are among the largest national entities (only …

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A Treasure in Ruins: Ancient Mehrgarh Lost to Thieves and Violence

Mehrgarh is an archaeological site situated in the Balochistan, in the southwestern part of Pakistan. In the native Balochi language, ‘mehr’ is said to mean ‘love’, and ‘garh’ means heaven. Thus, the name of the site may be taken to mean ‘the heaven of love’.  Mehrgarh is considered one of the …

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The Baloch And Pashtun Nationalist Movements In Pakistan: Colonial Legacy And The Failure Of State Policy – Analysis

Observer Research Foundation By Kriti M. Shah Introduction The border lands between Afghanistan and Pakistan have been a hotbed for global terrorism and jihad for the last four decades. The causes are rooted in colonial legacy and the impact of British rule on the region. In the late 1800s, the …

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74pc of adolescents in Balochistan found anaemic; 50pc of population facing food insecurity

In Balochistan, 73.7 per cent of adolescent girls and boys are suffering from anaemia [a medical condition caused by iron-deficiency], according to the National Nutrition Survey 2018. The findings of the survey were presented by Dr Professor Zulfiqar Bhutta during a ceremony in Quetta today. The survey also revealed that 61.3pc of …

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Nexus between population growth and food insecurity-Perspective from Balochistan

Safi Ullah Shahwani Food insecurity, according to the third quarterly report on state of economy released by State Bank of Pakistan on 14th, July, 2019, hits Balochistan the most. About half of its population faces mild to severe food insecurity. Similarly, the Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (PDHS) 2017-18 reveals …

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Desert Locust situation update 20 June 2019

Hatching and band formation starts in Yemen while risk of swarms arriving in summer breeding areas remains high Although control operations have treated nearly 200 000 ha so far this month, all countries should remain vigilant and be prepared for any swarms that might arrive in Sudan and along the …

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پاکستان کے 40 فی صد بچے غذائی قلت کا شکار ہیں: سروے رپورٹ

اسلام آباد —  پاکستان میں غذائی سروے کی رپورٹ پیش کر دی گئی ہے جس کے مطابق ملک میں ہر 10 میں سے 4 بچے غذائی کمی کا شکار ہیں۔ ہر تیسرے بچے کا وزن نارمل سے کم ہے۔ جب کہ سب سے زیادہ غذائی کمی بلوچستان اور فاٹا میں …

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Cities Sinking in Pakistan’s Baluchistan Province

ISLAMABAD – Local and American experts warn unchecked groundwater extraction in major urban centers in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province has triggered the sinking of the land at a rate of 10 centimeters a year, causing cracks in buildings, roads, and agricultural fields. The land subsidence is occurring in numerous locations in …

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خون کا عالمی دن، بلوچ بلڈ بنک کی جانب سے آگاہی واک اور سیمینار

کوئٹہ :خون کے عالمی دن کے موقع پر بلو چ بلڈبینک کے زیر اہتمام آگاہی واک اور سیمینار کا انعقاد پشتونخوابلڈ بینک کوئٹہ کی جانب سے ایک روزہ کیمپ قائم خون عطیہ کرنے والے افراد میں تعریفی اسناد تقسیم کئے گئے۔ تفصیلات کے مطابق جمعہ کے روز خون کے عالمی …

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