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Barriers of Language for Balochs

Barriers of Language for Balochs

By Mariyam Suleman Baloch  The last ten months hold great significance for Balochistan due to various legislation, and expansions of mega projects which mainly include projects associated with education along with health. The implementation process for these laws has not started yet but new laws are added by the members of provincial assembly. Recently, a [...]

Education Prospects In Balochistan

Education Prospects In Balochistan

By Hafiz Abdul Majid  The challenges confronting Dr. Malik Baloch’s government in the largest and most troubled province of Balochistan, are both great in number and magnitude. However, only a few of these issues get space in the mainstream national electronic and print media. Some of the grave problems besetting the province either get only [...]

The Port City Without a Standard College

The Port City Without a Standard College

By Mariyam Suleman Baloch  The port city of Gwadar, widely known as a significant city of the country, does not only promise massive revenue to the federal government but also provides hope to overcome many of our economic challenges. The city is capable of transforming into a  hub for future industries, development projects along with [...]

Balochistan University Staffers Protest Funds Scarcity

Balochistan University Staffers Protest Funds Scarcity

From The Nation  QUETTA – Scores of teachers and staff of the University of Balochistan continued their protest against the govt for not providing adequate financial assistance, paralysing educational activities at the largest and oldest state-run varsity of the province. The teachers and other staff staged a unique type of protest by begging outside the [...]

H.E.C. Special Task Force to Visit Balochistan

H.E.C. Special Task Force to Visit Balochistan

From Business Recorder  ISLAMABAD: A Special Task Force recently constituted by Higher Education Commission (HEC) would visit Balochistan after Eid holidays. The Task Force has been established on the proposal of Chief Minister Balochistan, Dr Abdul Malik Baloch who met Chairperson HEC Dr. Javaid R. Laghari few days earlier. During the meeting, the Chairman HEC [...]

Massacre in Quetta: The Sacred Connection

Massacre in Quetta: The Sacred Connection

By: Qamber Baloch Quetta, capital city of Balochistan, was once again painted in red on 15th June, 2013 with the innocent blood of students of Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University and patients and staff of Bolan Medical College Hospital. The two powerful blasts and indiscriminate firing took the lives of 26 people, mostly female students, [...]

Editorial: Mr. Chief Minister, Bring Back Balochistan’s Teachers

Editorial: Mr. Chief Minister, Bring Back Balochistan’s Teachers

Chief Minister Dr. Malik Baloch, who has yet to appoint a finance minister, himself presented Balochistan’s Rs. 198.39 billion budget on June 20th for the fiscal year of 2013-14. The Chief Minister has ambitious goals for the province he runs as he has pledged to eradicate corruption, nepotism and develop the province’s infrastructure. One area for [...]

Why Students in Balochistan Cheat During Exams

Why Students in Balochistan Cheat During Exams

By Changiz Khan Baluch It was the night before the exams of Balochistan University that one of my friends asked me to help him install the internet configuration settings in his smart phone, so that he could cheat in the next day’s paper with the help of internet. Examination malpractice is a deliberate wrong activity [...]

The Abysmal State of Education in Balochistan

The Abysmal State of Education in Balochistan

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai Liaqat Ali, 14, belongs to Balochistan’s Chaghi District. He has never been to school. The reason is because his native village, Siya Rake, which is two kilometers from Reko Diq gold and copper project, does not have a school. Like the other village boys of his age, he grazes goats and [...]

Wilderness School: One British Council Decision Has Far Reaching Impact

Wilderness School: One British Council Decision Has Far Reaching Impact

From  Mohammad Zafar of Express Tribune QUETTA: Balochistan, a province already lagging behind in health and education, has suffered yet another setback. In a startling move, the British Council has announced that it will no longer administer the O’level exam in Quetta, citing security concerns. A primary affectee of this decision is the Wilderness School – [...]

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