Fight against polio: Sukkur strain found in Quetta

QUETTA: The discovery of a polio virus strain linked to Sukkur in the Balochistan capital has sent shockwaves through polio eradication officials, a Unicef official said on Monday.

The Balochistan government has called an emergency meeting and announced it would launch a special campaign in areas bordering the Sindh province. “Wild Polio virus type . . . → Read More: Fight against polio: Sukkur strain found in Quetta

Foreign involvement in Balochistan unrest, Bugti

Balochistan Home Minister Mir Safaraz Bugti on Monday said that a foreign hand was involved in terrorism in Balochistan.

In a statement issued, Bugti said Balochistan has long border with neighbouring countries and terrorists have their training camps in mountainous areas.

“There are 34 camps in a neighbouring country’s . . . → Read More: Foreign involvement in Balochistan unrest, Bugti

Over 22 pilgrims killed in terror attack near Pak-Iran border

(By Syed Ali Shah) QUETTA: The death toll in a twin suicide attack near the Pak-Iran border Taftan reached 24 on Monday, including four terrorists, a senior administration official said.

Earlier, 22 people had been reported killed.

Qambar Dashti, the Commissioner Quetta Division, told Dawn.com that 14 out of the total 18 injured persons . . . → Read More: Over 22 pilgrims killed in terror attack near Pak-Iran border

Rising crime and violence in Balochistan

(By Shezad Baloch) QUETTA: Armed with a TT pistol, 35-year-old Nazir Ahmed closely watches every person entering the bank.

He is deputed at Bank Alfalah on Double Road in Quetta, which was the third bank to have been robbed in the last two months. “The guards deputed here before me were fired as they . . . → Read More: Rising crime and violence in Balochistan

Understanding the real Balochistan

(By Muhammad Faheem Belharvi) Balochistan is an integral part of Pakistan with a history of supporting Resolution of Pakistan-1940, which envisaged creation of a separate homeland for Muslim majority areas of sub-continent India.

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Pakistani medic from KPK helps Sudan’s war wounded

The Pakistani logistician Gul Badshah first encountered the humanitarian world when a deadly earthquake devastated the north of his country nearly a decade ago. Shortly afterwards he joined Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and nowadays he tries with his actions to alleviate the suffering of the population in war-hit South Sudan.

Gul Badshah is used . . . → Read More: Pakistani medic from KPK helps Sudan’s war wounded

Danish Ambassador asks Pakistan to increase education budget

Ambassador of Denmark to Pakistan, Jesper Moller Sorensen here on Monday , highlighting the importance of education in building of a nation, suggested that Pakistan Government should increase its budget for education as this shall be the best future investment.

In his dialogue at Pakistan Institute of International Affairs (PIIA) about Denmark’s engagement in Pakistan . . . → Read More: Danish Ambassador asks Pakistan to increase education budget

Why Kalabagh Dam is critical for Pakistan

LAHORE – The population of Pakistan will be around 230 million by 2025 and if natural resources were not utilized properly the country could face crises of food as well as water scarcity, experts said. They said that there is extensive amount of convincing data pointing to potential disaster for our beloved country.

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Why we continue to lack leaders

A leadership deficit is perhaps Pakistan’s most pressing problem. Pick up any newspaper or magazine, turn on the television or ask the person sitting next to you and they will agree that Pakistan has a serious dearth of leaders. While there is agreement on the existence of our leadership problem, a solution is rarely suggested.

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Anti-polio drive launched in Balochistan

QUETTA – Anti-Polio drive was launched across 32 districts of Balochistan on Monday.

According to Health Department’s officials, some 2.2 million children, including 400,000 in Quetta, will be given polio drops during the campaign, for which 896 teams have been formed.

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