29 March 2015

Drought in Balochistan

Courtesy: The News on Sunday

Balochistan is all set to face a harsh drought in the coming months. Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has stated that 29 out of 32 districts of Balochistan are affected by drought. Primary reason for drought in Balochistan is that fewer rainfalls took place last year. The drought in Balochistan has the potential to cause a human catastrophe and inaction of the Balochistan government is compounding the problem.

28 March 2015

PTCL disconnecting Balochistan from the world

Courtesy: The Nation

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) is the largest telecommunication company in the country. It also happens to be the largest internet service provider in Pakistan. In 2006, PTCL was privatized and since then a lot of things have improved for the company. Unfortunately, delivery of proper internet services to Balochistan is not among them.

21 March 2015

Reforms in private education industry Of Balochistan

Courtesy: The Nation

The government educational institutes in Balochistan have failed to impart quality education. Consequently, private schools have been established to fill the vacuum. These private schools, to some extent, are doing a good job by providing quality education which is unthinkable for government schools. In absence of regulatory framework, the private education sector in Balochistan, like the rest of country, has transformed into a lucrative industry.

20 March 2015

Urgent Steps Required To Tackle Drought Crisis

Courtesy: The Balochistan Point

Balochistan is home to several problems and the most recent problem to have surfaced is a drought. Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has stated that 29 out of 32 districts of Balochistan are facing drought conditions due to fewer rainfalls last year. The scale of the impact of this drought can be catastrophic for people living in rural areas of the province. Unfortunately, neither Balochistan government nor Pakistani media has given due attention to this grave problem.

16 March 2015

Senate Election Reforms

Political landscape of Pakistan has been engulfed by Senate elections for the last two weeks. Amid controversies and cries of horse trading, Senate elections took place on March 5. Though the consensus achieved by political parties is a healthy sign for democracy, further improvements are required, especially in the method of Senate elections.