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Balochistan reported 1,600 coronavirus cases in last two weeks: spokesperson

SAMAA |  Posted: May 30, 2020 | Last Updated: 42 mins ago SAMAA TV/screengrab More than 1,600 coronavirus cases have been reported in Balochistan in the last two weeks, Balochistan Government Spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani said.“These are those cases that were reported, but we suspect that there are a greater number of people affected by the virus in the province,” he revealed during a Saturday media briefing.In the last 24 hours, at least 16 people died from the deadly virus. “Following the increase in these numbers, the chief minister has decided to test everyone person who passes away in the province,” Shahwani said, adding that he will keep sharing details with the public.The total number of cases Balochistan has recorded so far is more than 4,000, of which 3,000 cases were reported in May alone. According to Shahwani, the overall recovery rate in the province has increased from 13% to 36% and more than 1,400 people have recovered so far.A total of 71 isolation facilities have …

Private schools to reopen on June 1 in Balochistan

By mohammad zafar
 May.30,2020 Balochistan private schools association president claims institutions will follow SOPs
QUETTA: Amid increasing spread of the coronavirus across the province, a key private schools association has announced schools will reopen in the province from June 1.All Balochistan Progressive Private Schools Association President Muhammad Nawaz Pindrani said on Thursday All Pakistan Private Schools Association and other bodies have announced to reopen schools from June 1.“All private schools will be reopened after implementing the standard operating procedures (SOPs),” said Pindrani while addressing a meeting of the association on Thursday.Stressing on the SOPs to be followed, Pindrani said, “The classrooms and bathrooms will be properly cleaned and disinfected and the seating arrangement will be repositioned to maintain proper distance among the students in order to prevent the spread of the virus.”The president of the association directed teachers and staff to follow…

Abysmal Human Rights Situation in Balochistan

Nazir Ahmad Mir Dr Nazir Ahmad Mir is a Research Analyst at Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses Click here for detailed profile More from the author
 May 30, 2020 On the Eid-ul-Fitr day this year, instead of celebrating and feasting, relatives of Baloch missing persons chose to assemble outside Quetta press club and stage a hunger strike.1 They demanded the early return of those missing so that it could be a happy occasion for them to celebrate. The sad case of missing persons has been going on for decades now. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has over the years condemned the Pakistan state for its dismal record in handling the cases of enforced disappearances in Balochistan and hinted at the involvement of state agencies in such cases. Media personalities taking up this issue have been coerced into silence; the attack on Hamid Mir in 2014, a well-known Pakistani journalist, is …