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Thursday, March 30, 2017 | Today's Paper

Balochistan should operate Reko Dik, Saindak gold and copper projects

By Siddiq Baluch

March 27, 2017 – 7:30 am

QUETTA: As expected the Arbitration Tribunal of the World Bank on International Investment Disputes had come out with a decision against the Government of Pakistan in the Reko Dik case.


Innocence Handcuffed: Juvenile Justice System in Balochistan

By Masmoom Shahwani

March 27, 2017 – 5:30 am

QUETTA: He is only 14 but moved to courthouse in a prisoner delivery van along with other hardened criminals for bail. Peeping from the wire meshed window of the van, he can watch the uniformed school children of his age walking to schools with books in hand, bags slinging down the shoulders and faces shinning.


Make efficient use of executive officers in developing Balochistan

By Siddiq Baluch

March 20, 2017 – 7:05 am

QUETTA: The Government, through a notification, had withdrawn around 70 executive officers from administrative and other duties and asked them to report to the Services and General Administration Department for posting in their parent Departments. Some of them were posted at important positions in the district administration in many parts of Balochistan.


Strengthen the Federating Units, not the bureaucracy

By Siddiq Baluch

March 13, 2017 – 6:00 am

QUETTA: Virtually, the existence of Pakistan came under serious attack when Malik Ghulam Mohammad, an erstwhile Governor-General of Pakistan, dismissed the Khawaja Nazimuddin Government with the aim to seize full control over the Government by the civil and military bureaucracy. It was an attack on the Federalism and made a serious move to make it a unitary form of Government doing away with the provinces, including East Pakistan.


 Khuzdar barred from Sui Gas facility

By Siddiq Baluch

March 6, 2017 – 2:16 am

QUETTA: More than 55 constituencies of elite politicians, influential people, all belonging to the ruling elite, will get Sui gas facilities and a formal approval had been accorded by the Prime Minister of Pakistan. Khuzdar, or the whole of Central Balochistan, the most centrally located and strategic countryside of Pakistan, is excluded from providing natural gas to the residents though gas was found in Balochistan and being used elsewhere.