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Balochistan Chief Minister Resigned

Balochistan Chief Minister Resigned

admin | January 9, 2018 | category: News

Balochistan Chief Minister resigned. Balochistan Chief Minister (CM) Nawab Sanaullah Zehri has on Tuesday resigned from his office. According to media reports, resignation of the Balochistan CM has come in after over a week-long political crisis after a no-confidence motion was compiled against.

Balochistan governor has approved resignation of CM Zehri. PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has called on PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif after resignation of Zehri was approved, to review the situation and political front s standing in the province.

It is worth mentioning here that a no-trust motion against Balochistan Chief Minister was scheduled to be presented in the assembly where members had started to arrive however the session was postponed for an indefinite period of time.

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The Hidden Gems of "Uncivilized" Balochistan

The Hidden Gems of “Uncivilized” Balochistan

Guest Post | October 27, 2017 | category: News

The hidden gems of “uncivilized” Baluchistan.Have you heard of Pakistan? The same country with a youth bulge? Yes, you heard it right. To many informed readers and foreigners, Pakistan is a land of an overly populated youth. However, what the youngsters of the myriad challenges faced by this country seldom makes headlines in the media.  This is mostly seen when it comes to the females hailing from minority communities especially Balochistan.

The Thrive to Receive Education Found in Abundance among the Females

After hearing about the First International Conference on Social Sciences in Quetta, my perception regarding the less educated females of Baluchistan changed entirely.  Students of this university are excelling in the field of education, enrolling for M Phil and Ph.D. degrees. It was only in 2013 that the university was bombed losing around fourteen lives of intelligent minds. Contrary to the massive belief that women would be afraid of continuing their education, the university intake tripled in number.

Outclass Discussions Showcased by Young Minds

To top it off, the chairing of the session on language and literature by the former candidates of the university followed by interactive and productive discussions on education and human values depicted that the thrive for self-development is well lit and alive in the young females of Baluchistan. Furthermore, the incredible political and social awareness skills demonstrated by the students without any hesitation showcased the unbeatable confidence in these young and highly educated gems.  With a total of one hundred and fifty presentations, the session proved to be a clear testimony of excellence, courage, and commitment to education portrayed by the women of Baluchistan.

University- A Safe Haven from the Outside World?

The universities in Baluchistan are offered termed as ‘safe havens’ for the young females of Baluchistan who wish to get rid of the limitations that patriarchal society places imposes on female emancipation. Each student of Baluchistan has a tale to tell. Surely, voicing your rights amid the conservative society goons has never been an easy task, especially for women in Baluchistan. The height of this is such that students are afraid to visit their native villages out of fear that they will not be allowed to return to university hostels.

Together We Stand!

Galling together, these women are playing a huge part in coming along and working towards a more libertarian and equal society. They demand to be heard and heard our loud-nothing lesser than that is acceptable by these fierce fully intelligent brains.  Equal opportunities for employment and educational opportunities with women rights being acknowledged stand of high significance to them. What is even wrong with that? Competing with their male counterparts will only bring about self-sufficiency, financial and social independence within these young souls.

On the contrary, the young luminaries exhibited their concern regarding complex issues including identity in the multi-ethnic society. Their belief to bring about a broader acceptance and tolerance to other sects, castes and cultures was astounding and indeed a key to co-habitation in a nation. Their main aim is to preserve local languages, customs while doing away with firmly established stereotypes in the country cannot go unnoticed. An even more unnoticeable notion would be the masses calling out Pakistan’s most populated province as “uncivilized.”

The weakening inter-provincial relations with people’s “deemed right” to exploit Baluchistan’s natural resources without caring an ounce about the social development in the province aches the hearts of these young females. The oil and gas-rich province have its women to raise their voice and question powerful state institutions that are playing a considerable part in violating these resources. Transparency and anguish against lack of accountability are evident in the shining faces of the Baloch women for which they now seem eager to take on the baton of leadership.

CPEC- A trigger of Concern?

How could we end detailing out the feelings of the Baloch women without giving CPEC a mention? Much fear that the China-Pakistan Economic Project would lead to an influx of foreign expats ruling the locals while others also doubt if the newly developed infrastructure projects would create equal opportunity employment for the deserving females of the province.

Conclusively, the powerful abilities to debate, counter question, and hold healthy discussions regarding the current state of Baluchistan would give shivers down the spine of many Pakistanis calling them uncivilized. Confidence and intelligence lurking in the female youth of the province would do nothing less than leave you in awe.

Much needs to be accomplished. For every girl receiving education, many other girls have to sit back home not because of they lack a thirst for knowledge but simply because of lack of sufficient facilities in Baluchistan. Lastly, the hostile attitude towards working women in the province would soon be eradicated by the same females disagreeing with the stereotypes, and standing high for their rights!


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ECP Bans Social Media & YouTube in its offices

ECP Bans Social Media & YouTube in its offices

Sumera Saeed | April 4, 2017 | category: Mobile Phones

ECP Bans Social Media & YouTube in its offices

Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has banned the use of social media and Youtube in its offices across Pakistan. In this regard ECP has issued a notification that revealed that social media websites including Facebook, Twitter and video streaming websites including Youtube will remain prohibit in the ECP offices across the country.

For putting ban on social media websites and video streaming websites ECP’s Deputy Director Syed A. Rehman sent a letter to the provisional election commissioners of Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.

The letter revealed that the purpose on the ban of social media and Youtube on ECP Networks is to lessen the number of malware attacks and ensure the discipline of using electronic resources up to the optimum level.

The letter was sent to ECP offices nationwide on 31st March, 2017.

ECP has instructed provincial election commissioners to put immediate ban on social media and Video streaming sites with the assistance of provincial general managers of PTCL and National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC).

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PCB to Launch Cool & Cool Pakistan Cup 2017

PCB to Launch Cool & Cool Pakistan Cup 2017

Sumera Saeed | March 22, 2017 | category: Cricket

PCB to Launch Cool & Cool Pakistan Cup 2017

After the success two sessions of Pakistan Super League the PCB is all set to launch Cool & Cool Pakistan Cup 2017.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday held a drafting ceremony of the players, who want to be the part of the one-day tournament of Cool & Cool Pakistan Cup 2017.

The draft ceremony was attended by the management and the skippers of the five teams.

The five teams namely Sindh, Balochistan, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Federal will be the part of the Cool & Cool Pakistan cup 2017.

The Cool & Cool Pakistan Cup 2017 is all set to kick off 11th April while the final will be played in Lahore on 5th May. In the opening ceremony of the tournament Balochistan will take on Sindh.

Team News:

Punjab Squad: Umar Akmal(capt), Nasir Nawaz, Kamran Akmal, Salman Butt, Umar Amin, Khushdil Shah, Junaid Khan, Bilawal Bhatti, Zulfiqar Babar, Faheem Ashraf, Abdul Rehman Muzamil, Raza Ali Dar, Hammad Azam, Saad and Arsal Sheikh.

Sindh Squad: Anwar Ali (capt), Saif Badar, Khurram Manzoor, Fawad Alam, Asif Zakir, Zain Abbas, Rumman Raees, Usama Mir, Mir Hamza, Muhammad Nawaz, Akbar-ur-Rehman, Umar Gul, Mohammad Hasan and Saud Shakeel.
Balochistan Squad: Fakhar Zaman(capt), Ghulam Mudassar, Bismillah Khan, Imam-ul-Haq, Sohaib Maqsood, Saad Ali, Aziz Ullah, Khalid Usman, Usman Shinwari, Agha Salman, Taimoor Khan and Hammal Wahab.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Squad: Mohammad Rizwan(capt), Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Israrullah, Adil Amin, Imran Butt, Mohammad Sami, Zafar Gohar, Waqas Maqsood, Shoaib Malik, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Naeem, Taj Wali, Imran Khan Sr. and Nabi Gul.
Federal Squad: Imad Wasim (capt), Hassaan Khan, Zohaib Ahmed, Haris Sohail, Sami Aslam, Abid Ali, Sameen Gul, Mohammad Abbas, Sohail Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Hussain Talat, Rohail Nazir, Mohammad Irfan, Sarmnad Bhatti and Abdullah Shafiq.

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Major Internet Services Outage in Pakistan

Major Internet Services Outage in Pakistan

Sumera Saeed | December 26, 2016 | category: Mobile Phones

Major Major Internet Services Outage in Pakistan

Today Pakistan is facing major outage of internet service in Pakistan. Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTCL) has confirmed that the disruption of internet services in the country is due to the fault in largest Fiber optic cable.

A number of cities in Pakistan are facing internet service problem.  There has been a breakdown in PTCL landline and mobile services in the provinces including Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan.

The subscribers of PTCL internet are facing difficulties in connecting with the Internet service as the optical fiber cable was broken in Othal, Hub, Khuzdar and Sorab areas of Balochistan. The system was also affected in Karachi’s Gulshan e Hadeed and Nooriabad areas.

The internet service outage is caused in interruption of PTCL and cellular services in Balochistan, while subscribers in other parts of the country are experiencing partial interruption and delays.

Shut Down of PTCL and Ufone Services in Pakistan

The fiber optic fault are affected the cellular companies including Ufone, as their subscribers are facing difficulties to connect with the Internet.  There are some users reporting that they got automated calls from PTCL, notifying them about a planned up-gradation activity.

It is also reported that the internet services are began to restore in Punjab.


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