20 January 2015

Controversies Surrounding NTS in Balochistan

Courtesy: Laaltain Magazine

National Testing Service (NTS) is Pakistan’s premier testing body. Established in 2002, it has since then evolved into a modern competitive testing system. With over 300 bodies as its client, only last year 1.8 million candidates took NTS tests. Main reasons for its success include its self-reliance and autonomous nature which is free from governmental control. However, in Balochistan NTS has been source of controversies lately.

Exclusive Interview Of Sardar Akhtar Mengal

Courtesy: The Balochistan Point

Akhtar Mengal is the Chief Organizer of Balochistan National Party (BNP). He served as Chief Minister (CM) of Balochistan from 1997 to 1998. He is son of Sardar Attaullah Mengal who served as the first CM of Balochistan from 1972 to 1973. Presently, Sardar Akhtar Mengal is staying in Quetta for Political activities. The Balochistan Point sat with Akhtar Mengal and conducted an exclusive interview.

31 December 2014

Peshawar Attack: Pakistan is still in the State Of Denial

On the fateful day of 16th December 2014 when Pakistan was remembering the tragedy of loss of its eastern wing, another tragedy took place. Seven armed terrorists motivated by religious zeal wreaked havoc in a school in Peshawar and killed 132 children and 9 staff members. Pakistan has suffered many gruesome terrorist attacks during last 13 years but this one was unique and it has been dubbed as mini 9/11 for Pakistan. Apparently, this attack brought all the political parties of Pakistan on same page and it was unanimously agreed to form an action plan to root out terrorism from Pakistan. But still Pakistani nation at large is in a state of denial about the real cause and perpetrators of terrorism.

28 December 2014

Exclusive Interview of Sanaullah Baloch

Sanaullah Baloch belongs from Kharan district of Balochistan. He was elected as the youngest member of National Assembly in history of Pakistan at the age of 26 in 1997 elections. He has served as a parliamentary secretary for Interior and Narcotics. He was elected as Senator from Balochistan in 2003 and resigned from senate of Pakistan in 2008. At the moment he is working with UNDP and assisting African countries in their constitution development. Mr. Sanaullah Baloch regularly contributes opinion articles to leading English dailies of Pakistan. The Balochistan Point conducted an exclusive interview with Mr. Sanaullah Baloch.

17 November 2014

The Roots of Corruption in Pakistani Politics

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) is one of the oldest and most prominent political parties in Pakistan’s 67 year.

PPP was formed by Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto on Nov. 30, 1967. The first general elections in Pakistan were held in 1970, 23 years after independence. PPP emerged as the leading party in the western wing of Pakistan, by using the slogan of Roti, Kapraor Makan (Bread, Clothing and Shelter).

Since then PPP has come in power many times and presently it runs the government of Sindh, Pakistan’s second largest province. An objective and unbiased analysis of the Party would suggest that PPP is the torch bearer of corruption and bad governance in Pakistan.