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Saturday, July 11, 2020 | Today's Paper

Online Classes

By Editorial

June 26, 2020 – 8:00 am

Police in Quetta manhandled female students and arrested many of them who were protesting against the policy of online classes in Balochistan. The police brutality was once again manifested as students were baton charged, dragged and stuffed into vehicles in most inhuman ways.


Violence against Journalists

By Editorial

June 25, 2020 – 8:00 am

Two journalists from District Killa Abdullah have brutally been tortured after their arbitrary detainment allegedly by security forces. The journalists, who reached Quetta to tell their story to the media, showed their bruises to media. Inhuman, brutal and act of terrorism against journalists are words which meet the scale of violence to which the journalists have been subjected to.


Child Protection Unit

By Editorial

June 24, 2020 – 8:00 am

Balochistan Police has restored a child protection unit, perhaps the only one of its kind in entire province, the other day inside the City Police Station Quetta to provide a child friendly atmosphere to the children who might have come in conflict with law. Such important matters in the province seem to be hanging on a single person as the unit was established in 2014 but went dysfunctional owing to the transfer of a lady SP to the traffic police. And what might have happened to the children in conflict with law during all these years is obvious. They must have been kept alongside hardened criminals in adult cells and might have been abused given the insecure atmosphere and the notorious thana culture in the country. Unfortunate as it is, children happen to fall among the most vulnerable and most neglected sections of populations in societies like ours. 


BNP and JUI-F Meeting

By Editorial

June 23, 2020 – 8:00 am

The speculations about the   in-house changes in National and Balochistan Assembly are increasing following the BNP-P’s divorce with PTI coalition on the latter’s failure to deliver to on the promises made with former on the 6 points agenda. Despite various meeting with the delegations and the confidence of ruling party, BNP-M has not budged an inch from its stance. All it wants implementation of it six points. 


Budget Expectations

By Editorial

June 22, 2020 – 8:00 am

The Government of Balochistan presented its second budget with an amount of 87 billion deficit. The total consolidated budget outlay was Rs. 465.5 billion for the next financial year. The amount earmarked for the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) is Rs. 118.2 billion rupees while the amount for the non-development sector is Rs. 309 billion rupees. The government of Balochistan has announced to create as many as 6840 new jobs during the next fiscal year. The special focus of the budget was on health and dealing with the corona and its impacts. Therefore, concessions were given to the business community and allocations were made to deal with the corona and locust which has given really tough time to the growers and the agriculture sector.