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Peace rally heads for Gwadar

THE NEWSPAPER'S STAFF REPORTER KARACHI: Carrying the message of friendship and love, a peace rally comprising 50 cars and as many motorbikes headed towards Gwadar took off from Karachi early on Friday morning. Aimed at promoting peace in Balochistan, the first phase of the rally saw 50 motorbikers who hail from Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi taking the Mai Kolachi Road to head to their destination. And in the second phase 50 cars also followed the same route to head to Gwadar. By evening they had all travelled 650km. The enthusiasm of the riders and motorists was encouraging. They were met with equal enthusiasm when they entered Balochistan by the people of Hub https://www.dawn.com/news/1604368

Balochistan’s 80pc PSDP allocation authorised’

Business Our Correspondent January 30, 2021 ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Planning, Development & Special Initiatives had made upfront authorisation of 80 percent of the amount allocated for PSDP 2020-21 for Balochistan in favour of the concerned... ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Planning, Development & Special Initiatives (M/o PD&SI) had made upfront authorisation of 80 percent of the amount allocated for PSDP 2020-21 for Balochistan in favour of the concerned ministries, divisions, and agencies, an official said on Friday. “In total, an amount of Rs82.1 billion has been allocated for 184 projects including Rs26 billion for 46 new projects in PSDP 2020-21,” said Secretary Planning Mathar Niaz Rana, while briefing the second meeting of Oversight Committee on Federal Funded PSDP Projects in Balochistan. The meeting was held under the chair of Member National Assembly (MNA) Khalid Hussain Magsi and was attended by the committee members MNA Nawabzada Shazain Bugti, MNA Mir Khan Muhammad Jama

Conflict in Balochistan hampering access to women and child health services: study

Karachi Our Correspondent   January 30, 2021 The conflict-hit parts of Balochistan have much lower coverage levels for maternal and child health services than peaceful parts of the province, according to a case study on healthcare in... Share Next Story >>> The conflict-hit parts of Balochistan have much lower coverage levels for maternal and child health services than peaceful parts of the province, according to a case study on healthcare in Pakistan’s violence-affected areas published in BioMed Central’s Conflict and Health journal. Researchers at the Aga Khan University and the Centre for Global Child Health at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, conducted the case study in two areas of Pakistan: Balochistan – with a specific focus on the Makran belt that includes the districts of Gwadar, Keich and Panjgur – and Fata due to the chronic nature of conflict in these areas. The study consisted of a qualitative and quantitative analysis of the provision of reprodu