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Saturday, July 11, 2020 | Today's Paper

World Population Day

By Editorial

July 11, 2020 – 8:00 am

Every year on the 11th of July World Population Day is observed. It aims at spreading awareness among people on the global issues of population. Contextualizing this event would bring to the fore numerous problems that are caused by fast growing population in our country in general and in our province in particular. Balochistan holds a population of 12.34 million which is a big number when it comes to resources, health facilities and other such variables which are deemed crucial for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Bogus Domiciles

By Editorial

June 30, 2020 – 8:00 am

Among many other robberies made on the resources of Balochistan, the issuance of bogus domiciles is also one of the worst of its kind. Domiciles are basically issued by the district administration across Pakistan to determine if a person is really a resident of a particular district and has a right to apply against the vacancies issued on the divisional or provincial quota of jobs. However, many people, having used their influence and money, have had issued local and domicile certificates from various districts of Balochistan in thousands. This has deprived the youth of Balochistan of their genuine right of employment allocated under constitution. Hence, the end result of this sheer injustice is frustration among the youth. 

Quetta’s Housing Conundrum

By Editorial

June 29, 2020 – 8:00 am

urban Planning and Development is an important aspect for cities that attract large populations owing to various reasons ranging from facilities of education, health to employment. While the urban population of the world is rapidly increasing, the pace of urbanization in Pakistan is also in a good momentum for the past few decades. There are many factors which are increasing the urban population and major among them is employment. Balochistan is largely a rural settlement.

Oil Price hike

By Editorial

June 28, 2020 – 8:00 am

The federal government increased the price of petroleum products after many days the supply chain remained disrupted. The disruption was caused by a strong mafia in the country who refused to abide by the price reduction that federal government announced in the wake of global pandemic and subsequent fall in the demand and consumption of oil worldwide owing to lockdowns in major economies of the world. Prices of oil hence fell worldwide and government decided to shift the trickledown effect of this relief to the masses. However, the mafias involved in the business seemed unmoved. Oil was nowhere to be found apart from Pakistan State Oil outlets.

Structural Flaws

By Editorial

June 27, 2020 – 8:00 am

The Inquiry Report of plane crash presented by the Federal Minister for Civil Aviation Authority Pakistan Ghulam Sarwar Khan showed some structural flaws in the overall system of the country. Addressing the National Assembly the other day, he revealed that as many as 860 pilots were working in Pakistan out of whom 262, which makes 30% of them, were having dubious degrees.