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The education crisis in Balochistan

http://dailytimes.com.pk/opinion/27-Oct-16/the-education-crisis-in-balochistan
๐ŸŽˆMore than 5,000 government-run primary schools in Balochistan only consist of a *single teacher and a single room besides lacking basic facilities.*๐ŸŽˆOut of *1.3 million children in Balochistan, only 50,000 students appear in matriculation examination every year *
๐ŸŽˆ1.8 children are still *out of school* in the province, and the *literacy rate has remained stagnant at 39 percent.* 
According to Pakistan’s 1998 census, Balochistan has more than 22,000 settlements, but the existing number of government-run schools is 13,000, depriving many children of their basic right to educationBy: Monis Ali27-Oct 2016Despite the repeated tall claims of Balochistan government of placing a special emphasis on increasing enrollment of children in schools, 1.8 children are still out of school in the province, and the literacy rate has remained stagnant at 39 percent. Education Statistics 2014-2015 launched in February this y…

Mehran says Changeez violating will of Nawab Marri

https://m.geo.tv/#category|latest-news|p120963-Mehran-says-Changeez-violating-will-of-Nawab-MarriBy Murtaza Ali ShahPosted on: 1 day agoLONDON: Chief of Balochistan’s powerful Marri tribe Mehran Marri has alleged that his elder brother NawabzadaJangeez Marri is playing a dangerous game by trying to take over control of the natural resources belonging to Marri areas in the resource rich province of Balochistan.Mehran Marri, who represents Balochistan unofficially at the United Nation Human Rights Council (UNHRC), said that Jangeez Marri, who is leader of Pakistan Muslim League in Balochistan and provincial minister, has used a group around him to anoint himself as chief of the Marri tribe against wishes of late Nawab Khair Baksh Marri, renowned nationalist leader and Marri tribal chief who passed away over two years ago in Karachi - to sell natural resources from areas of the Marri tribe.Last week, Changeez Marri claimed that he had been given the “power of attorney and legal powers” b…