27 July 2014

Youth Essay Competition

The Role of Youth in development of Balochistan



This essay competition is a part of  1000 Youth Actions campaign launched by Chanan Development Association.

Topic:  

The Role of Youth in development of Balochistan

Guidelines:
  • People from any age group can participate in this competition.
  • Essays must be in range of 700 - 1000 words and written in English
  • Essays must be submitted in the form of a MS-Word document.


Deadline:

  • Last date of submission of Essays is 12th August, 2014.


Send Essays to:
  • Essays should be emailed to: Youth.Competition@Outlook.com

Awards:

  • Name of the winners will be declared on 14th August, the International Youth Day.
  • Top three Essay writers will be awarded certificates.
  • Number one Essay will be published on The Balochistan Point and other social Media platforms.

23 July 2014

Acid attacks on women in Balochistan

Courtesy: The Balochistan point


The restive province of Balochistan is always in the news for the wrong reasons. This time it’s the acid attacks on women by masked savages. Last Monday, miscreants sprayed acid on the faces of four women outside a shopping center in outskirts of Quetta. Less than 24 hours had passed and two more girls were attacked with Acid in Mastung district of Balochistan. Both the incidents of barbarity took place outside shopping centers. These brutal acts are condemnable in strongest possible words and the perpetrators can’t be called humans.

20 July 2014

Rejection of National Languages Bill

Courtesy: The Balochistan Point


Last Wednesday a very regrettable development took place inside the parliament Building. The standing committee of National Assembly on Law and Justice rejected a bill moved by Ms. Marvi Memon. The bill demanded granting; Balochi, Brahvi, Balti, Pushto, Punjabi, Shina, Sindhi, Seraiki, Hindko and Urdu the status of National Languages. The bill has called for formation of National Language commission to develop standards for selection of more national languages in Future. This has been the demand of people of smaller provinces, especially Balochistan, from a long time. The bill was a great effort by PML-N MNA Marvi Memon but it was torpedoed by irresponsible members of the committee. 

17 July 2014

Demand of complete Audit of 2013 elections

Courtesy: The Balochistan Point


Chairman of PTI and the main opposition figure in Pakistan, Imran Khan, has demanded a complete audit of 2013 general elections. Previously, he was demanding audit of votes in four national assembly constituencies only. Imran Khan has cited the example of Afghanistan while making the demand of full-fledged election audit.

15 July 2014

The Ignorance about Balochistan

Courtesy: Laaltain Magazine


Balochistan is the most ignored province of Pakistan in every walk of life. It grabs media attention mostly on those issues which are important for the ruling elite of Pakistan. Such issues range from the appointment of Arsalan Iftikhar at an important position to the installation of coal fired power plants in Balochistan that will produce electricity for Punjab. However, when it comes to the issues which affect the people of Balochistan, the media conveniently stands hushed. Due to the policies adopted by the state for last 67 years, Balochistan has been marginalized while people from other provinces, especially from Punjab, have very little knowledge about this province.