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BMC activists threaten to stage sit-in outside Balochistan CM House

By  ​ our correspondent  Apr.13,2020 Bolan Medical College say administration  not ready to implement deal struck on Feb 25 QUETTA:  Students and faculty of former Bolan Medical College on Friday threatened to stage a sit-in outside Chief Minister House if the government did not implement a deal struck between them and the administration on Feb 25. “The Balochistan government and our leadership reached an agreement on Feb 25. According to that agreement the provincial government pledged to restore previous status of the college in 40 days,” said a protest leader Abdullah Safi in a press conference. He was flanked by another leader Dr Ilyas Baloch. Bolan Medical College was changed from a college to a university under the Bolan University of Medical and Health Sciences (BUMHS) Act No VII, 2017. The move was resented both by the students and employees as problems began to surface when the BUMHS started functioning with its new setup under the control of the governor of Balochistan. Accor

BLF FEBRUARY 2020 REPORT AND ARMED ACTIVITIES AGAINST PAKISTANI FORCES

sangar publication  - 17 Mar, 2020 at 7:43 pm   BLF FEBRUARY 2020 REPORT AND ARMED ACTIVITIES AGAINST PAKISTANI FORCES   Foreward   BLF is striving for a free Balochistan since its inception   The core reason for the establishment of the organization has always been to reinstate the separate Baloch identity and regain motherland’s sovereignty from the occupier Pakistan.   With the founding of the organization, BLF along with armed struggle, began to create political and ideological awareness to Baloch nation and has endeavored to bring Baloch people from all walks of life together to join the armed struggle, so that the masses consciously, politically and ideologically get involved in the resistance. Because, the struggle for independence is impossible without the participation of masses.   On the fundamental principle of freedom of occupied Balochistan, BLF is educating the Baloch nation to be ideologically and politically aware. Ideologically motivated BLF fighters, along with armed

Covid-19: Time to rescue Balochistan

GlobalVillageSpace.com   Muhammad Jahangir Kakar 5 hours ago People of Balochistan depend on two sources for their survival: the God and the Government. There are no social, industrial or corporate sector in the province. The economic activities are not indigenous, though the province outmatches any other federating unit in terms of economic potential. Life is wholly rural except in Quetta, due to long droughts, volatile law and order situation and huge internal migration and settlement of people from different parts of the province. When such people are hit by COVID-19, the outcomes will certainly be disastrous. The Provincial Government on its own will never be able to manage the crisis, if timely and immediate Federal influx of assistance is not provided. Read more:  Is Balochistan not part of Pakistan? Bilawal accuses Khan of changing CPEC route Balochistan: Health crisis in the making The corona trajectory is the trickiest thing besides its epidemiological complexity. Having a low

In Balochistan, 6.5m needy people to get relief under Ehsaas Emergency Cash programme

By  mohammad zafar  Apr.13,2020 Disbursement of payout under the initiative commences in Quetta QUETTA:  Under the federal government’s Ehsaas Emergency Cash programme, 6.5 million needy people in Balochistan who are affected by the lockdown amid the coronavirus outbreak would get cash assistance, said the provincial government spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani. “If lockdown resumes for another month the number of affected families will be over 1.5 million. Besides, if government decides to extend restrictions even after it, the hard-hit families would surpass the 1.7 million mark,” said Shahwani while speaking at a press conference on Saturday. He added that Chief Minister Jam Kamal requested the federal government to enhance the quota of beneficiaries who are listed under the Benazir Income Support programme. Briefing on the prime minister’s visit to  Bolan Medical Complex quarantine centre in Quetta, Shahwani said the PM hailed efforts of the provincial government in handling the deadly

Govt, NGO collaborate to supply roti in Balochistan

THE NEWSPAPER'S STAFF CORRESPONDENT QUETTA: The Balochistan government on Sunday decided to provide roti to daily wage earners and deserving families in the provincial capital from Tuesday with the help of a non-go­­vernmental organisation, Baitul Islam. Under the joint programme, roti would be provided at the doorsteps of the needy people through volunteers, it was decided in a meeting of Baitul Islam representatives with Chief Minister Mir Jam Kamal Alyani, provincial ministers Mir Zahoor Ahmed Buledi and Mir Saleem Ahmed Khosa, food secretary and other senior government officials. Deserving families in Quetta to be given roti free of cost The NGO representatives said their organisation had already been supplying roti to the deserving people. They said philanthropists were providing donations to Baitul Islam for the programme that has benefitted half a million people. They said a mobile application would be uploaded by Monday and the CM’s delivery unit and Provincial Disaster Man

ECC approves Rs300bn bailout for power sector

KHALEEQ KIANI ISLAMABAD: A special meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet on Thursday cleared a cumulative bailout package of almost Rs300 billion for the power sector to settle immediate liabilities besides allowing compensation against foreign exchange loss to oil marketing companies (OMCs). The ECC also approved a board resolution of the Karachi Port Trust for extension in the existing free period from five working days to 15 working days for cargo/containers landing with effect from March to April 30. Under the power sector bailout package, about Rs200bn Islamic sukuk being raised originally for retirement of stock of the circular debt would now be used to meet immediate cash shortfall — fresh flow to the circular debt — of the power sector arising out of the deferment on fuel price adjustment and quarterly tariff adjustments. The ECC also formally approved the deferment of monthly fuel price adjustment and quarterly tariff adjustments in the electricit