13 September 2015

Editorial: Intermediate Result Debacle

As per the result announced by Balochistan Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BBISE) 71 percent candidate, out of 26,882 that appeared in exams, could not pass it. Those who passed the exams have also scored lower marks, on average. As expected, Intermediate students who were victimized by BBISE took the streets. On 6th September,almost 3,000 students protested outside of BBISE building which led to violent clashes with police.

18 August 2015

Poor Province – Extravagant Foreign Trip for 34 Member Delegation

Quetta – 34 member delegation of Balochistan assembly will visit USA on a trip that will cost Rs. 35 approximately to the provincial exchequer, learnt Balochistan Point.

Delegation will be led by deputy speaker of Balochistan assembly, Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo. Other participants include opposition leader Molana Abdul Wasay, deputy opposition leader Zamruk Achakzai, Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti, Minister for information and parliamentary affairs Abdul Rahim Zairatwal among others.

17 August 2015

Editorial: BPSC Must Bring its House in Order

Balochistan Public Service Commission (BPSC) is a constitutionally-mandated autonomous body which is responsible for recruitment on provincial government jobs that have scale of BPS-16 or higher. BPSC has been marred by corruption and mismanagement in recent past. Last Chairman of BPSC was unceremoniously sacked by Governor of Balochistan after a judicial inquiry report found him responsible for corruption in job recruitment. Now, BPSC has a new Chairman but he needs to bring BPSC in order.

15 August 2015

Who’s responsible for the growing number of road accidents in Balochistan?

Courtesy: The Nation

11 people were killed in a deadly road accident on August 10, near Kalat district in Balochistan. Road accidents consuming lives of more than dozens of passengers is a normal occurrence on the highways of Balochistan. The reason for a rising number of accidents is the poor performance and conduct and control structure of National Highway Authority (NHA) and National Highways and Motorways Police (NHMP) in the province.

Return of Khan of Kalat: What Politicians Say

One of the ruling parties of Balochistan, National Party (NP), is making attempts to perused Khan of Kalat, Mir Suleman Dawood Khan, to return to Balochistan. Two delegations of NP have met Khan of Kalat and Senior Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri is presently in London to meet with Khan of Kalat. In this context, Balochistan Point talked with different politicians and asked their response on this issue: