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Healthcare in a dismal state in Balochistan’s conflict-hit areas: study

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January 31st, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; A study has found conflict-hit parts of Balochistan have dismal health coverage for women and children as former chief minister Dr Abdul Malik said provision of healthcare infrastructure remains a challenge for successive governments.

“Our children go to bed hungry”- Workers’ hold protest in Lahore

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November 8th, 2020; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; Hundreds of workers held a protest march against rising unemployment & inflation and worker's rights violations. The marchers demanded justice for Ashfaq Langriyal, a protesting farmer who died at the hands of the Lahore police, early this week.
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930,000 students may drop out of schools in Pakistan: WB report

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An estimated 930,000 additional children are expected to drop out from primary and secondary schools in Pakistan as parents' incomes decline due to the COVID-19 pandemic, warned a World Bank report on 'Learning losses in Pakistan due to COVID closures'.

In Naya Pakistan, human beings are forced to live in caves

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September 26th, 2020; By Farzana Ali; RAJGAL VALLEY; Around 12,000 families from the Rajgal valley in Tirah have been living in caves for the past decade, displaced by the long and arduous war against militants. They are not recognized as IDPs & therefore do not benefit from govt’s aid program.

CORONAVIRUS IMPACT: No mercy for katchi abadi dwellers

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September 25th, 2020; By Ayesha Mir; ISLAMABAD; ‘In the blink of an eye, a health crisis became an economic crisis, a food crisis, a housing crisis, a political crisis. Everything collided with everything else. In other words, we’ve been set back about 25 years in about 25 weeks.’

Under Lockdown: Qawwals who can sing no more

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Aug 1, 2020: Traders and business communities have often taken to the streets protesting over the losses they have faced because of the lockdowns. But skilled artists such as the Khalid Hussain Qawal Group of Shahdra are left to fend for ...

Closure of PTDC motels leaves several families jobless

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Jul 20, 2020: At least 600 employees  lost their jobs after the Pakistan Tourism Corporation motels in the Northern areas of Pakistan were abruptly closed down ...
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Rights Watch | 19th May 2020

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Accused To Be Produced After May: Punjab jail authorities notified sessions and accountability courts that under-trial accused prisoners cannot be produced in courts until after May 31 due to the pandemic situation on ...
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Everyday Hero Is Silver Lining, As Dark Clouds Of Policy Still Hover

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Among the stories abound of the miseries of an untold number of people facing unemployment, poverty, and other problems, during the lockdown, Ahmed Azeem’s story shines through, like a ray of hope for many. Azeem heads the ...
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“He Was So Depressed, He Killed Himself”

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As it had been feared by many, the lockdown that had been imposed around the country in order to contain the spread of the deadly Coronavirus has ended up in worsening the economic woes of those who belong to the underprivileged segments of ...