DecGovernor Baluchistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai said that our society is grappled with serious problems low literacy ratio, socio-political unrest and terrorism but the country's present leadership is quite capable successful to overcome the contemporary challenges. Owning to people friendly measures of present government education, access to the best medical facilities and treatment is clear proof that way has been paved for a prosperous and building a healthy society. it is our national responsibility to devote ourselves for finding out better solutions to all problems and difficulties. These views were expressed by Governor Baluchistan while addressing the 12th convocation Baluchistan University of Information Technology and Management Sciences (BUITEMS) in Quetta on Thursday, Provincial ministers, MPAs, Vice Chancellors of Govt Universities, parents and great number of students also attended the convocation.He urged students that after securing degrees heavy responsibilities lay on their shoulders that they should mobilize their hidden abilities for the betterment of society. Governor congratulating graduating students securing gold medals and badges of honor and prayed may Allah give them further success in practical lives.


DecBaluchistan Governor Mohammad Khan Achakzai has emphasized promotion of religious harmony and tolerance in the society. Addressing a Christmas ceremony in Quetta, he said the constitution of Pakistan has ensured protection of fundamental rights to all minorities in the country. The Governor said the Christian community has been positively contributing to progress in the province. On the occasion, the governor also cut a Christmas cake with the relevance of Christmas celebrations. MNA Khalil Gorge and other christian religious scholars were also present on the occasion.


DecIt is matter of grave concern that majority of those involved in corruption belongs to educated and authoritative people. Corruption has become routine matter in our society and tradition to consider corrupt people as bad has ended. These views were expressed by Balochistan Governor Mohammad Khan Achakzai while addressing a seminar on International Anti-corruption Day here Friday. Governor said that in human history French and Russian Revolution emerged due to the economic injustice, exploitation and cruelty. We are also giving same situation to our country at the present. If it was not checked it would have serious repercussions. Referring to Quaid e Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, governor said that he during his period took serious notice of corruption and nepotism and warned that without getting rid of these menaces it would be difficult to survive. He regretted that we did not take any lesson from this. He said, if senior officers and particularly secretaries discharge their duties can be overcome with ease. About ghost teachers and schools he said every one makes announcement of it but nation still awaits implementation of these announcements. There is need that immediate practical measures should be taken for removing ghost teachers and schools. Speaker BA Raheela Durrani, DG NAB Major (R) Tariq Mehmood and other noticeable personalities were also present on the occasion. Governor also distributed shields and certificates among those showing the best performance.


DecGovernor Balochistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai has expressed deep sorrow and grief over the crash of PIA flight from Chitral to Islamabad on Wednesday. In his condolence message Governor Achakzai said that it is national tragedy. He said that people of Baluchistan are grieved over the loss of valuable lives and share the grief of the families who lost their deer ones. Governor prayed to Almighty Allah to bless the departed souls with eternal peace and grant of courage to the bereaved families to bear this irreparable loss with fortitude.


DecGovernor stresses need of holding timely census throughout country particularly in Balochistan like rest of the country, the National Voters’ Day is being celebrated across the province. In this connection, various functions are being held to highlight the significance of Vote and a voter. On this occasion, a function was held at the Governor House Quetta on Wednesday. Governor Balochistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai was the Chief Guest. Addressing the participants of the function, he urged the election commission to adopt new scientific mechanism to ensure holding of all types of elections in a transparent, independent and impartial manners. He also stressed the need of holding timely census throughout the country especially in Baluchistan to ensure participation of a maximum number of people to exercise their right to vote in an adequate manner. The Governor expressed the hope that the election commission would try its level best to ensure holding of local bodies and general elections as per constitutional and legal norms which would lead to strengthen democracy in the country. MPAs, Chief secretary of Balochistan Saifullah Chattah, member of election of Pakistan Justice (R) Shakeel Baloch, provincial election commissioner Syed Bzid Sultan, VC SBK Prof Dr Rukhsana Jabeen and Mayor Quetta Dr Kalimullah Kakar were also on the occasion.


NovGovernor Baluchistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai expressed his concern over presence of ghost teachers and schools in the province and urged authorities concern to take stern action against them. He said the there are ghost teachers and schools in different districts of Baluchistan adding that the authorities concerned must take result oriented measurements against them. He was addressing a concluding session of teachers training program held under Secondary Education Department here in Quetta.The Governor said that quality education made stimulates the minds of people and enables to raise new questions. He said education department should ensure the provision of quality education at all educational institutions of the province. He said that education should be imparted in regional mother languages including Pashto, Balochi and Brahvi, as saying that syllabus books in mother languages helped students in understanding lessons. He said that Pakistan like countries could not get benefit from modern revolutions occurred in agriculture and industries in rest of the world. It is need of hour to equip our youth with modern scientific education, especially knowledge pertaining to information technology. Referring to corruption Governor Achakzai said that corruption could be eliminated in government departments if provincial secretaries and other responsible officers perform their duties honestly. Later on, Governor Baluchistan distributed certificates among the participants of teachers training program.


NovGovernor Baluchistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai expressed deep grief and sorrow over the life loss in explosion at an oil tanker in the Gadani Ship-breaking yard. The incident at Gadani resulted 10 laborers dead and almost 50 injured. In his condolence statement, he prayed for eternal rest of the departed souls. He also prayed for the early health recovery of the injured ones.


OctGovernor Baluchistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai expressed deep grief and sorrow over the life loss in explosion at an oil tanker in the Gadani Ship-breaking yard. The incident at Gadani resulted 10 laborers dead and almost 50 injured. In his condolence statement, he prayed for eternal rest of the departed souls. He also prayed for the early health recovery of the injured ones.


OctGovernor Baluchistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai has strongly condemned the blast at Jaffar Express in Bolan near Mach and expressed heartfelt grief and sorrow over the deaths of passengers on board. He said the ulterior motives of terrorists can be foiled with national unity and alliance. He directed the concerned authorities to find the culprits and bring them to justice immediately. He prayed for the speedy recovery of injured persons and expressed sympathies with their families.


OctGovernor Baluchistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai says academic discipline has considerably been improved in all universities of the province Baluchistan. Addressing the 6th meeting of the Senate of Baluchistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences Quetta, he expressed satisfaction over the performance shown by the university. The governor urged the participants of the meeting to discharge their respective duties to impart quality education to the young generation. Later, he formally cuts the cake in connection with 14th anniversary of the university.


OctPromotion of education sector occupies top most important for development of society. This is the reason present government was paying special attention on promotion of education,We have to make our educational institute able to face new challenges by following rules and regulations. Higher Education Commission for doing well in this regard. All universities and higher institutions should follow Commissions's principles and rules. These views were expressed by Baluchistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai during his meeting with Vice Chancellors of all universities of Baluchistan here on Monday. Meeting reviewed for making NTS compulsory for admission in universities for raising standard of education, M.Phil and Ph. D degrees conditions. Governor said that we need to make our educational institutions according to international standard so that our degrees would be accepted world over. He said besides teachers of universities, lecturers and professors of colleges should also be included for grant of scholarships given by universities for PhD and M.Phil. Some important decisions were also taken in the light of suggestions put forth before meeting about improving of education and over-coming problems of universities.


SepThe federal government will have to render more dynamic cooperation for stipulation of infra-structure and modernization of primary facilities condition in Baluchistan. This was emphasized by Governor Baluchistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai while talking with Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal on Wednesday at Governor House Quetta. Governor Achakzai pressed, during the meeting for expediting pace of constructing works of the Sibi-Harnai railway track and its restoration. Regarding survey of deserving people under the Benazir Income Support Program, he said the total population of Baluchistan was equivalent to one district of other provinces. Not only selected districts but the entire province should be included in the survey which would be bear results of federal government's positive consequences. Governor Baluchistan showed dissatisfaction over the slow implementation of Aghaz e Haqooq Baluchistan package and stressed for its early completion in order over-come poverty and joblessness in province. Governor Achakzai also suggested for deployment of motorway police on Karachi to Quetta and Quetta to Zhobe highways. Former Prime Minster Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali, Senator Usman Khan Kakar, MNA Sardar Kamal Bangulzai, Provincial Minister Abdul Rahim Ziaratwal, Adviser Sardar Raza Barech, MPAs Abdul Karim Nosherwani, Syed Liaqat Agha, Chief Secretary Saifullah Chattah, ACS Dawood Barech and others were also present on the occasion.


SepGovernor said during Haj and Eidul Azha Muslims irrespective of creed and color from all over he world gather at Kaabatullah and bow down before Allah Almighty. He said this is also day of renewal of sacrifices, love and tolerance for the Muslims which reminds us unique sacrifices Hazrat Ibrahim Khalilullah and Hazrat Ismail (AS) and gives us lesson we must remain ready for sacrificing our money and lives for the will of Almighty Allah. He called upon the people not to forget poor, orphans, widows and deserving people while celebrating Eid and help them as much as possible and join them in their happiness so that they could also celebrate this religious occasion nicely.


SepGovernor Baluchistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai has said that a new era of development and prosperity would emerge in the region after the completion of China- Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. He said this while talking participants of National Management Court Lahore in Quetta. The Governor said government is taking all possible steps for the provision of education health and safe drinking water in all districts particularly in far flung areas of Baluchistan.


SepCompletion of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would usher in new era of progress and prosperity. It is rightly expected this mega project would promote economic activities in Pakistan particularly in Baluchistan, improvement in law and order situation and millions of people would get vast employment opportunities. These views were expressed by Baluchistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai while speaking with participants of National Management Course Lahore which met him headed by Naeem Aslam here Thursday. Participants asked question about Baluchistan and governor gave detailed replies to these questions. He said Baluchistan is the biggest province of Pakistan area-wise but its population is small and scattered. Provincial government was taking measures for provision of clean drinking water, health and education in far flung areas of the province. He said if government officers sincerely discharge their duties several problems of the province can be overcome easily. He urged them to mobilize their energies with services of people for their welfare. Answering a question Governor Achakzai said that Afghanistan and Iran are neighborly brother countries of Pakistan. Pakistan can be made economic stable by promoting economic and trade activities with these countries. He said secret of bright future lies in acquiring education. Through education not only we can raise our standard of living but we can set new dimensions of equality and development because education is the leveler. They also exchanged shields on the occasion.


SepAn exhibition is being held in connection with the defense Day Pakistan at Askari Park in Quetta on Tuesday. Sophisticated arms and other military hardware have been put on display for the interest of general masses. Governor Baluchistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai, Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri and Commander Southern Command, Lt General Aamir Riaz hoisted the National Flag at the Askari Park. Addressing the ceremony, Governor said the achievements of the heroes of Pakistan would never be forgotten. He categorically said that each and every inch of the motherland would be defended at all costs.He empathetically said that said the people of Baluchistan and the personnel of all the law enforcement agencies have played their crucial role in making the province an abode of peace and swift progress.


AugGovernor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai has said that all efforts would be made for the betterment of special children and the scientific advancement can help to change the disability into strength. He was addressing the conference on United Nation Convention regarding "Rights of the Disabled Persons" organized by UNHCR -RAHA in Quetta. He urged the provincial government to ensure the provision of all necessary facilities including 2% quota of the special persons in government services. He appreciated the efforts made by UNHCR-RAHA and SOCIO Pakistan for the special children and persons with disabilities. He said data of special children in the province would be collected and more special children schools will be established. Governor Balochistan announced three million rupees for the institutions of specials children. UNHCR provincial head, Dr Dinesh Lal Sreshtha, UN women head Balochistan Ms Rehana Khilji , Secretary Education Saboor Kakar, participants from civil society, social activists and government line department were also present.


AugGovernor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai says, work on several highways is in progress in the province. Inaugurating Balochistan Askari Mall and Quetta Askari Mall projects in Quetta he said, Balochistan is rich in natural resources and there are vast opportunities for investors in the province. He said these projects would not only promote trade activities but also create job opportunities. The Governor said, due to efforts of law enforcement agencies and cooperation of the local people, law and order situation is improving day by day in the province.


AugPrime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Thursday chaired a high level meeting here to review the progress on development projects and security situation in Balochistan province. The meeting was attended by Governor Balochistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai, Chief Minister Balochistan, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif and senior civil and military authorities, said a PM Hose press release. The Prime Minister was given a comprehensive briefing on the latest security situation and initiatives taken by the federal, provincial governments, armed forces and authorities of law enforcement agencies to engage the people of Balochistan for improving social and political milieu of the province. The meeting was also briefed about the development projects including the ones inaugurated by the Prime Minister on his arrival at the Governor House. The meeting agreed to provide full security to the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects in Balochistan.


AugGovernor Balochistan assured, taking every possible step to overcome the issues faced by the people. He was talking to a delegation from Loralai and Duki, led by Provincial advisor to Chief Minster Mr. Ubaidullah Babat, which met Governor Balochistan here on Thursday. The groups briefed the Governor regarding the issues of load shedding faced by the people of Loralai and Duki. They urged humbly, that particle steps are necessary to be taken to eliminate such difficulty. Governor assured taking every possible step for the resolution of electricity issue & water alike. People of our ears are mostly dependent for their livelihood on agriculture thus government will take every mean to protect their lands became arid, Governor added. Group appraised the efforts of Governor Balochistan in taking keen interest in their issues.


AugDifferent delegations met Governor Balochistan his office here on Wednesday. A delegation led by Sardar Yaqoob Nasr, from Loralai met the Governor and informed him about difficulties and issues faced by the people of vicinities. Meanwhile provincial Minister Nawab Ayaz Jogezai also met Governor Balochistan various matters of common interest were discussed.


AugGovernor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai administered oath from Justice Syeda Tahira Safdar as acting Chief Justice of Balochistan High Court, here on Sunday. Senior civil Judges of Balochistan High Court and senior Layers of High Court were also present at the oath taking ceremony.


JulPresident Mamnoon Hussain has said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and development of Gwadar port will usher in a new era of progress in Baluchistan. He was talking to Governor Baluchistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai who called on him in Islamabad on Tuesday. He said the CPEC will also create job opportunities for the youth of Baluchistan. The President said overall law and order situation is improving in the province. He said Pakistan desires peace in the region.


JulGovernor Baluchistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai has said after 18th amendment our responsibilities to harmonize curriculum in accordance with our environment have increased. Curriculum has a key significance in appropriate education of new generation, national aspirations and training and we by preparing standard syllabus can make new generation enable to play important role in achieving national targets. He said this while speaking with a delegation here Tuesday. Secretary Education Dr Umar Khan Babar, Chairman Text Books Saadullah Tokhai, Chairman BISE Dr Siraj Kakar and Director Nazar Kakar were present on occasion. Governor said education is the source of change as various changes take place with passage of time but these should be according to modern knowledge and our national demands so that journey for development would go on. He regretted there remain such lapse of language and narration while preparing curriculum which leave negative impacts on minds of children and these remain there for keeps. Stressing upon need of training of teachers he said for making curriculum effective and meaningful there is dire need of teachers' capacity building.


JulGovernor Baluchistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai has congratulated boxer Muhammad Waseem who defeated Filipino boxer Jether Oliva to claim World boxing Council (WBC) Sliver flyweight title in Seoul. he said the Boxer Waseem's historic victory has bought good name and fame for the entire nation. Governor Baluchistan has kept his fingers crossed for adding various colors to the rainbow of nation.


JulThe key objectives of higher educational institutions is to meet social requirements and provide guidance to the students in securing employment and to create harmony with the latest demands because role of universities in national progress and prosperity is very important. These views were expressed by Baluchistan Governor Mohammad Khan Achakzai while speaking with Vice Chancellors of all public sector universities during a meeting here Tuesday. Vice Chancellors Prof Dr Javed Iqbal, Prof Dr Razzaq Sabir, Engineer Ahmed Farooq Bazai, Prof Dr Rukhsana Jabeen, Prof Dr Dost Muhammad Baloch and Prof Dr Abdullah Khan, Principal Secretary to Governor Abdul Jabbar and Additional Secretary Governor's Secretariat Sikandar Shah were also present. Meeting discussed problems confronting universities, improving educational atmosphere particularly increase the ratio of boy and girl students in competitive examinations and providing proper guidance for securing employment. Different proposals were set for future course of action. He urged the Vice Chancellor of government universities to evolve various methods to increase ratio of students in all competitive examinations of the country and the province, arranging different courses, establishing coaching centers and preparation for competitive examinations. Governor expressing satisfaction on overall performance of all public sector universities. He said that there is always an empty room for improvement in this regard more efforts are required to be for the further development of educational institutions and raising standard of education. Vice chancellors thanking Governor said that under his guidance and personal interest for promotion of higher education development and performance of all universities got improved.


JulGovernor Balochistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai has expressed heartfelt grief and sorrow over sad demise of great social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi, who passed away last night in Karachi. In his condolence message Governor he paid rich tributes to his rendered services for under- privileged and down-trodden people. he said that Abdul Sattar Edhi was noble philanthropist who dedicated his life for deprived people. Governor offering his condolences to the bereaved family, and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.


JunThe establishment of high educational institutes is a well come move, however, merely constructing buildings and formation of institutions will bear no contribution, Governor Baluchistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai said on Tuesday while talking with delegation of Bolan Medical College Teachers welfare association headed by Prof Dr Saeed Muhammad Saleem. Governor Baluchistan dismayed over the matter that the strength of universities has been continuously increasing in the entire region, but most of these universities have no worth mentioning role and their degrees have no value at international level. Not only the number of doctors has increased in Balochistan but doctors have also obtained high degrees in their relevant fields. Muhammad Khan Achakzai said but in spite of the fact, it is regretful reality that no significant improvement has achieved in the provision of better health facilities. He went on to say that burden of patients to be decreased in government hospitals and logically its performance should be up to the mark but the situation is contradictory to it. Governor Balochistan urged upon the senior doctors to play role for improving the health sector abide by their responsibilities and punctuality.


JunGovernor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai expressed grief & sorrow over the martyrdom of Major Ali Jawad Changezi who was injured in unprovoked firing near Pak-Afghan Torkham border and later he succumbed to his injuries. He conveyed his heart felt condolence and sympathies to the members of the grieved family. He prayed that May Allah give eternal peace to the departed soul.


JunGovernor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai said that nature is has provided important geographical location. Due to opportunities of location and resources endowment it is our responsibility to fully benefit from them. In this connection we are the joining link between east and west. For that we have to be equipped with education, enlightenment and technical skills. These views were expressed by Governor Balochistan and Chancellor while addressing the students and participants of 13th Convocation at University of Balochistan on Tuesday. Speaker Balochistan Assembly Ms Rahila Hameed Khan Durrani,parliamentarians, Mayor Quetta, provincial secretaries, voice chancellors of universities in the province, educationists, senior teachers and great number of students attended the convocation. He appreciated the Vice Chancellor and his faculty members for holding successful convocation. He said that University of Balochistan is the pioneer institution of higher education in Balochistan. Though the university suffered badly in the past yet i am glad to see it back on its track. Prior to this, Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Javed Iqbal presented the academic report of UoB. Governor Balochistan and Speaker BA distributed the degrees included Ph.Ds, M. Phil and other M.A./M.Sc degrees.


MayGovernor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai has telephoned Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who is in London for medical treatment and inquired about his health. He prayed for his successful operation and expressed the best wishes on behalf of dwellers of Balochistan as well for early recovery of the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister thanked the Governor and the people of Balochistan for their good wishes.


MayThe Governor Balochistan, Muhammad Khan Achakzai, has said that the provision of healthy environment to the children is the collective responsibility of society and the government is also providing facilities for the welfare of children. While addressing the inaugural ceremony of mother and child health and global immunization week organized by UNICEF in Governor House Quetta today. He urged the need to create awareness among the people about the importance of vaccination for prevention from fatal diseases. He also urged the media associated persons to play their role in campaign for eradication of fatal diseases and mother and child health.

MayA healthy mother is important to develop a healthy society. By healthy mother and child, we would be able to create a healthy society. These views were expressed by Balochistan Governor Mohammad Khan Achakzai while inaugurating Mother Child Health and Global Immunization Week under aegis of UNICEF at Governor House here on Monday. During this week children would be vaccinated against various fatal diseases and stomach problems. Provincial Coordinator for National Program FC and PHC Balochistan Dr Sardar Amir Mohammad Gichki, Dr Ishaq Panezai, Dr Sajida Mengal, Dr Aurangzaib Kamal from UNICEF and Rematullah Kakar from WHO were also present on the occasion. Governor said foundation of diseases free society is healthy mother. If mother's health is good her child would also be healthy. He said children are our future asset and their upbringing and providing them a healthy environment is our collective responsibility. He urged all the concerned ones to ensure that every child gets this facility and parents should also be appraised of children's health and protective vaccination against dangerous diseases and medicines.


MayMinorities enjoy all rights in country and constitution of Pakistan is guarantee to their religious freedom and security. these views were expressed by governor Balochistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai while speaking with 17 member christian delegation which met him under the senior religious leader Wilson Fazal here Tuesday. Governor asked members of christian delegation to play their role for harmony, inter-religion tolerance, brotherhood and national cohesion. He appreciated positive role of minorities particularly Christians in development of Balochistan and expressed hope that they would continue to play their role for peace and solidarity of country.


MayBalochistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai said that inventions takes place in laboratories based on scientific knowledge. Inventions can be categorized as original products of research and those that improve the original invention are called innovations. In this connection, it causes waves of investment and economic growth. These views were expressed by him while addressing the “1st Invention to Innovation Summit” at University of Baluchistan. Federal Secretary Science and technology Faisal Abbas and Numerous scientists, researchers and economic experts from all over the country participated in this summit. Governor Balochistan said China Pakistan Economic Corridor would provide enormous opportunities for the development of agriculture, minerals, industries and environment sectors in Balochistan. He said it will usher in a new era of development and prosperity in Pakistan and the entire region. He said new inventions and modernization is the engine of development and growth. The Governor urged researchers and experts to use new sources and techniques. Later on Governor Balochistan inspected various stalls. Prior to this Governor inaugurated entrance gate of UoB.


AprBalochistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor mega project would help end stagnant economy of the world. Not only our region would fully benefit from Gwadar-Kashghar project but it would also make historic headway to coordinate the world from one end to the other. These views were expressed by him while speaking with participants of National Institute of Management Course here Tuesday. NIM delegation was led by Ahmer Elahi. Welcoming NIM Lahore participants Governor Achakzai apprised them of development process in the province particularly building national highways and provincial government measures for improving law and order. He said massive participation's of society for economic development and prosperity is need of hour. Ensuring greater number dweller’s participation of society would play active and effective role for national and social development. In result of greater participation of dwellers there would be bright chances of our economic self-sufficiency and social welfare. He said law and order occupies key importance for progress and prosperity of any society. Owning to untiring efforts of provincial government situation has improved to the great extent but still there is lot to do more. Referring to economic changes taking place in the region, governor said it would benefit maximum to Balochistan and besides availability of massive opportunities of employment for the people and economic activities would also increase. Answering a question Governor said China is neighboring country of Pakistan having deep friendship with it. With further cementing ties it would not only be guarantee of peace and development but also of entire region. He said population of Pakistan is consisted of young blood and by keeping them busy in positive and constructive activities their potentiality and energy can be used for progress and prosperity of national interest. He said Balochistan population is even smaller than several districts of other provinces and thus provision of basic facilities is a ticklish task. Later on, shields have been exchanged between Governor Balochistan and honorable guest.


AprGovernor Balochistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai has said that the 19th and 20th centuries have been the centuries of inventions and innovations based on ever increasing knowledge and scientific knowledge. These advances and inventions have enriched human life. It has to begin with freed the human mind from drudgery of physical labor to the accumulation of ever increasing knowledge. These views were expressed while addressing the International Conference on Computing, Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Balochistan University of Information technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS) here on Monday. Scientists and Researchers from Russia, New-Zealand and Turkey have also attended two-day International Conference. On this occasion Governor Balochistan said the agriculture revolution has freed humans from the scarcity of burger while industrial revolution brought in a variety of products even overcoming the hazards of weather. He said that we are now in the mids of the information revolution that has made such inventions as the telegraphs extinct and given a mobile phone in every hand. Electronics are now facilitating almost every aspect of our life be it medicine, calculations, data-analysis, mechanical machines and robots in the factories. He said that it is irony of fate that for good or bad reason all these inventions and innovations and increased knowledge is even today limited to a few countries. Asia, Africa and Latin America collectively are lagging far behind. He said technology itself is fast changing and hopped that scientists would come out with solutions for the country. Later on governor Achakzai distributed shields among the participants.


AprGovernor Balochistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai has said law and order situation has improved in the province due to measures taken by the government. He said this while speaking on the eve of 25th anniversary of Baluchistan’s Rural Support Program in Quetta. The Governor urged NGOs to work for improving living standard of the people of far-flung areas of Balochistan.


AprBalochistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai has said that changes in Balochistan pertaining to economic development would pave a way for vast job opportunities and in this connection educated women will play their pivotal role in the development of province. He has underlined the need for promoting girls’ education in the province and said that no society could develop without equipping its women with education. Speaking at the seventh convocation ceremony of the Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University (SBKWU) on Tuesday, he said Balochistan could only achieve its development goals by promoting girls’ education. Balochistan Assembly Speaker Raheela Durrani, SBKWU Vice Chancellor Rukhsana Jabeen, Balochistan University Vice Chancellor Dr Javed Iqbal, Adviser to Chief Minister on Education Sardar Raza Muhammad Barech, MPA Yasmeen Lehri and a large number of teachers and students attended the ceremony.“It is a good indicator that people have been enrolling their daughters in universities,” the governor noted, saying that growing enrollment was indicative of a silent revolution. Praising the performance of the SBK Women University, he said: “The varsity is producing well-educated, enlightened and moderate women in Balochistan.” VC Rukhsana Jabeen in her address of welcome highlighted the achievements and future plans of the university. Later on Governor Achakzai distributed gold medals, pens of honors and certificates among the graduating students who had completed their graduating courses.


AprGovernor Balochistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai said that the world is changing so fast and in the view of rapidly changing global affairs and particularly in the perspective of underway gigantic uplift process in the regional countries, there is dire need of durable peace in the entire region including Afghanistan. These views were expressed by Governor Balochistan in meeting with Ambassador of European Union in Pakistan Mr Jean Francois Cautain here on Thursday. On this occasion governor said that the current era is of co-existence and there is no leeway of solo flight in it. Therefore, the exigency of hour is to move jointly. He said the on-going military operation Zarb-e-Azb has played very pivotal role in the eradication of terrorists, and we will soon overcome this menace of terrorism. Replying to a question about the sectarian violence in Quetta, Governor Balochistan added it was a challenge for Balochistan Government, although due to the excellent initiatives of Government to the different sects had earned positives consequences. Meanwhile Ambassador of European Union admired the efforts of Pakistan against the war on terrorism and assured that EU would have been continuing provision of basic life amenities ahead to the masses of Balochistan.


MarGovernor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai conferred national awards on five personalities for their meritorious services in various walks of life at an impressive investiture ceremony held at Governor House in Quetta on Monday. Abdul Jabbar Khan Kasi, Dr Agha Nasir, Dr Mohammad Ayub Baloch, Sachoo Khan, Syed Naveed Haider Hashmi, Dr Akhtar Mohammad Kasi, Zafar Ali Zafar, Rahim Bakhash Merh, Waheed Baskhash Buzdar, Shah Wali, Mohammad Farooq Sarwar, Ghulam Abbas, Umer Farooq, Abdul Haleem Mengal, Irfanul Haq Saim, Tanseem Shahjahan, Zakia Beroz, Munir Ahmed Badini, Dr Fazal Khaliq, Abdul Ghafoor Shaad, Prof Rab Nawaz Mahil, Sawer Soudai, , Mohammad Nadir Shawani and Abdul Qadir Shawani were the recipients of national and provincial awards. Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zahri, commander souther command Lt General Aamir Riaz, provincial ministers, MPAs, Chief Secretary, Vice chancellors and senior civil and military officers attended the ceremony.


MarSports and physical demonstrations at the Balochistan Sports Festival are the beginning of celebration Pakistan Day. This was stated by Governor Balochistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai while addressing inaugural ceremony of third Balochistan Sports Festival here on Thursday. Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zahri and Commander southern Command Lt General Aamir Riaz also addressed on the occasion and sports minister Mir Mujib ur Rehman Mohammad Hassani presented address of welcome. Members of provincial cabinet, Chief Secretary, IG police, civil and military officers and great number of women and students also attended opening ceremony. Players from all divisions of province, educational institutes and special children presented March past. International fame players were also present. Pakistan Air force aircrafts and Mashaq aircrafts fly-past presented salute. Horse riding, cultural dances of four provinces and different parts of Balochistan were presented while a smartly tuned out contingent of Pakistan Army had a magnificent drill. A torch was lit on the occasion which would continue till end of festival.


MarGovernor Balochistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai has said that in view of successful economic policies and best strategies of government foreign investors are being once again turned up to Balochistan and showing deep interest to invest in different sectors. Foreign investment would help remove backwardness of the province, improving people’s living and creating new avenues of employment. These views were expressed by Governor Balochistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai while speaking with Chinese delegation of multi-national company which called him at Balochistan House in Islamabad on Saturday. Governor assured Chinese multinational company representatives that foreign investment would be welcomed in any part of the country particularly Balochistan and government would ensure all sorts security and necessarily facilities. He said there are attracting opportunities of investment in different sectors of the provinces and conductive atmosphere has also been ensuring owning to government measurements. He called upon investors to take benefit from opportunities available in the province. Representative of Chinese informed Governor Balochistan that it was interested in investment for building bridges, railway lines and heavy machinery production. Welcoming Chinese investment, Governor said China has always rendered valuable cooperation in basic sectors. We also welcome Chinese investment in different sectors as mentioned now.


MarGovernor Balochistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai has directed for improving education standard, protection of educational institutes and teachers and students is top priority of provincial government. He expressed these views while presiding over a meeting of provincial Board of Governors of Cadet Colleges in Quetta. Governor Balochistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai says that education method in Cadet Colleges should be made according to present day challenges. Governor said that colleges play an important role in character building of youth there for special attention to be given to youth in colleges. The Governor also stressed the early release of funds for completion of under-construction cadet colleges.


MarGovernor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai has said we should avoid unnecessary use of water in view of the rapidly under-ground water depletion. He said this while addressing a seminar at Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University Quetta titled, “The issue of water and future strategy in Quetta and Balochistan”. Governor Balochistan said urgent steps are required to preserve the rain water otherwise the situation would reach to an alarming stage. He said more and more dams should be constructed to overcome water crises. Provincial minister Nawab Ayaz Khan, vice chancellor SBK Women’s University Prof Dr Rukhsana Jabeen, Vice Chancellor University of Balochistan Prof Dr Javed Iqbal, government officials, experts and great number of students was present on the occasion.


MarGovernor Balochistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai has expressed pleasure and satisfaction over the safe recovery from captivity of Shahbaz Taseer abducted son of former Punjab Governor Salman Taseer after almost five years. While appreciating performance of Law enforcement agencies he said that if they continued to work with the same spirit then ulterior motives of anti-social elements can be foiled. He urged the people to joined hands together with law enforcement agencies for elimination of terrorist elements and end of crimes. He also congratulated family of Shahbaz Taseer for his safe recovery.


MarOfficers’ role for improving governance is key significance. They should consider them as servants of people instead of their rulers and make service to them as their motive. These views were expressed by Governor Balochistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai while addressing participants of Lahore National Management Course here on Tuesday. They were on study tour of Balochistan under leadership of Roy Ejaz Ali. Secretary Home Akbar Husain Durrani, Principal Secretary to Governor Abdul Jabbar and Secretary Finance Mushtaq Raisani were also present on the occasion. Governor said development of Gwadar particularly completing China Pakistan Economic Corridor would not only bring betterment in economy of Pakistan and Balochistan but it would have vast positive impacts on economic and trade activities of entire region. He said it is irony of fate that Balochistan got provincial status quite late and attention could not be paid on development of infrastructure. It was realized that Pakistan’s future is linked with Balochistan. But now added attention was being paid on development of province and addressing difficulties of people. It is hoped that soon Balochistan would start process of multi-dimensional development process. Answering a question Governor Achakzai said government is being in contact with angry Baloch leaders and process of talks is under-way. Hopefully there would be positive headway in this regard soon. He said in the history of the region good trains from China have reached Tehran which is a revolutionary and good gesture. He said we should also evolve strategy for benefiting from gigantic changes; we should change our behavior and priorities to move with modern world.

FebGovernor Balochistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai said paying attention to the health of new generation is imperative for ensuring healthier future. For this purpose we have to eliminate fatal diseases hitting children including polio. These views were expressed by governor Balochistan while speaking a delegation of Rotary International here on Monday. Delegation was led by Aziz Memon Chairman Polio plus Committee of Rotary International Pakistan. Acting Health Secretary Asif Akram and provincial coordinator Anti-polio Dr Aftab Kakar were also present. Governor regretted that we are still behind Afghanistan in eradicating polio. He urged the need for cooperation with neighboring countries Afghanistan and Iran for elimination of fatal disease of polio. He said special monitoring should be made on movement across borders in view of anti-polio campaign. He proposed that anti-polio matters should be brought under considerations at their meetings on border and political affairs with Afghanistan and Iran. Highlighting government efforts in Pakistan with particular reference to Balochistan, Governor said anti-polio teams were being provided security and several security officials have sacrificed their lives while performing security duty to anti-polio teams. He said active part of society such as elected representatives and Ulema from different schools of thoughts and media associated persons as well should play their role effectively. He also stressed the need for provision of drinkable water and to put an end to environmental pollution in rural areas for end of polio and other diseases. He appreciated the role of administration officers particularly deputy commissioners for successful anti-polio campaigns in different districts of Balochistan and expressed hope if this trend was maintained and duty was performed with of services of masses then Balochistan can become free of polio. He also appealed to the parent to give anti-polio drops to their children in order to safeguard them from life-long disability and cooperate with anti-polio teams.

FebGovernor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai has said that effective mechanism is required to overcome malnutrition among children, ensuring food security and supplying of food to common man. He said this while taking to World Food Program deputy country director Mr Stephen Gluning along with provincial head Ms Ilaria who called on him in Governor House Quetta on Wednesday. The delegation apprised the Governor about activities of world food program in Pakistan particularly in Balochistan. He said Balochistan produces delicious fruits unfortunately we are deprived of capability of preserving them.He urged the international organizations to extend capacity building in agriculture sector besides providing professional training to farmers. On this occasion Governor said that effective steps are being taken to construct dams in the province to improve decreasing level of water in the province. He said our friendly countries and international organization can help us in this regard.

FebThe Governor Balochistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai has strongly condemned the suicide attack here on Saturday Quetta and expressed his deep sorrow for the martyred FC personnel and civilian who lost their lives. He called for the effective measures to curb the terrorism and directed law enforcement agencies for early arrest and exemplary punishment of terrorists. Governor called for the best medical treatment to victims.


FebThe Governor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai has said that the youth to be equipped with modern knowledge to cope up with future challenges.Talking to a delegation led by Chairmen Higher Commission Dr Mukhtar Ahmed who called on him at Governor House in Quetta he said that no nation could develop without modern and quality education as the 21st century is the century of scientific inventions and technology. Governor lauded the measurements taken by HEC for the promotion of higher education in the province. He urged to strengthen and facilitate the existing universities in Balochistan. On this occasion the Chairmen HEC apprised the Governor about the future plan of higher education commission for the provision of higher education to the young blood of entire country particularly to the students of far flung areas of provinces. principal secretary to governor Balochistan Abdul Jabbar was present on the occasion.


JanGovernor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai has said terrorism is not only the challenging dilemma for Pakistan and Iran, but of the whole region. Annihilation of terrorism and obstructing smuggling is not only in favour of both countries, but is also the secret of success for the region. Governor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai exchanged these keynotes in a meeting with delegation of Joint Border Commission headed by Deputy Governor of Sistan-Balochistan of Iran, Ali Asghar Mir Shikari on Thursday. Arrays of matters ranging from eradication of the curse of terrorism to preventing smuggling and encouraging financial ties between both countries came under discussion during the moot. Governor Balochistan maintained lifting up financial sanctions against Iran will inflict positive influence on Iran including entire region. Hinting soon the projects of gas pipeline with Iran, Gwadar to Chabar railway line and electricity accords besides opening more four trading points with Iran will be implemented, he underscored. “there is dire exigency of hour to restore aerial and land connections among both counties will encourage legitimate business and definitely end to nuisance of smuggling:, Muhammad Khan Achakzai underlined at the occasion. Meanwhile, Deputy Governor, Sistan said, during the meeting,we appreciate the role of Pakistan’s initiatives regarding counter-terrorism and durable peace:. He added there are ample opportunities of encouraging collaboration in divers sectors between both countries. Lauding convening meeting of Joint Border Commission after sixth month will eventually promote comprehensive connections between the two countries besides developing trade activities, Ali Asghar told. Deputy Governor Sistan demonstrating interest in establishing cement factory at Taftan Border will create plenty source of job opportunities for the local people. While, Chief Secretary Balochistan Saifullah Chatta, Secretary Home Akbar Hussain Durrani and Custom Collector Balochistan Dr. Saeed Jadoon were also present in the meeting.


JanGovernor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai said Pakistan and Australia enjoy cordial relations and both countries want to further strengthen relations in all sectors including defense. Governor said that the era of the progress and prosperity in the entire region will begin with the completion of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Talking to Australian Army Chief Lt General Angus John Campbell in Quetta on Tuesday, he said there are vast opportunities of investment in Balochistan. Australian Army Chief said his country would invest in different sectors of Balochistan, including education health and agriculture particularly in live-stock sector. He expressed good wishes for the progress and prosperity of province Balochistan and Pakistan.


JanGovernor Balochistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai has said foreign investment in Balochistan would help over-come energy crisis, development of human resources and promotion of economic activities. National and foreign investors should take benefit from the massive opportunities of investment in the province to take part in development in province. These views were expressed by Balochistan governor Mohammad Khan Achakzai while speaking to South Korean Ambassador Dr Song Jong Hwan who called on him here Thursday. Honorary Counsel General Shama Parveen Magsi was also present at the meeting. Governor said modern technology is inevitable for development of province and we can increase electricity and enhancing capabilities Governor said investment is solar energy sector we would not only be able to provide electricity to our scattered population at district level but to minimize atmospheric effects as well. South Korean Ambassador expressing grief over the killing and wounded ones in yesterday's bomb explosion in Satellite Town here. He also hoped that relations between Pakistan and South Korea strengthen further in coming days.


JanGovernor Balochistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai has strongly condemned blast in Quetta Satellite Town outside the Polio Vaccination Center. He expressed grieved at innocent and precious causalities and wounded ones. He called for effective measures to curb the terrorism and directed Law enforcement agencies for early arrest and exemplary punishment of separators. Governor Balochistan directed for the best medical treatment to victims.


Jan12-member Balochistan Cabinet on Tuesday took oath at a ceremony held here at Governor House. Governor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai administered oath to the new Ministers. Balochistan The new provincial Cabinet includes, Nawab Jangez Khan Marri, Mir Sarfaraz Bugti, Nawab Muhammad Khan Shahwani, Nawab Ayaz Jogezai, Sheikh Jaffar Mandokhel, Sardar Muhammad Aslam Bizenjo, Sardar Sarfaraz Domki, Dr. Hamid Khan Achakzai, Mir Mujib-ul-Rehman Muhammad Hassani, Sardar Mustafa Khan Tarin, Mir Rehmat Saleh Baloch and Abdul Rahim Ziaratwal. Four Ministers including Nawab Ayaz Jogezai, Dr. Hamid Khan Achakzai, Sardar Mustafa Khan Tarin and Abdul Rahim Ziaratwal who took oath belonged to Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP). The National Party's (NP) four Ministers took oath including Mir Rehmat Saleh Baloch, Mir Mujib-ul-Rehman Muhammad Hassani, Sardar Aslam Bizenjo and Nawab Muhammad Khan Shahwani. Three Ministers belonging to PML-N were Nawab Jangez Marri, Mir Sarfaraz Bugti and Sardar Sarfaraz Domki while one Minister hailing from PML-Q, Sheikh Jaffar Mandokhel also took oath. Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri, Senator Agha Shahbaz Durrani, Speaker Balochistan Assembly Ms Rahila Hamid Khan Durrani Members Balochistan Assembly, Chief Secretary Balochistan, Saifullah Chathha, IG Police Balochistan Ahsan Mehboob and senior officials also attended the ceremony.


JanThe Governor Balochistan has said that the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will bring economic revolution in the country and this project will also benefit the entire region as well as the dwellers of Gwadar. This he said while presiding over a meeting of Gwadar Development Authority at Gwadar. The Governor urged the people of Gwadar to equip their children with modern technical education as the work on mega projects have been started. He said that the development of Gwadar is the development of the local people and their partnership is inevitable in this process. Earlier the Governor briefed by Director General GDA Dostain Jamaldini about the ongoing development projects in Gwadar. DG told that the state of the art Gwadar International Airport is being constructed with the cooperation of Chine for which 4300 Acre land has been acquired. He told that various agreements have been signed between China and Pakistan added that six doctor of Gwadar have been sent to China for training under the agreement. Meanwhile, 22 members delegation led by Governor Sistan Balochistan Iran, Ali Awast Hashmi called on the Governor Balochistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai. On the occasion the Governor Balochistan said that Pakistan and Iran are brother countries and people living in both countries having same traditions. He said that Pakistan has brotherly relations with Iran and serious steps are being taken to strengthen the relations. He said that Gwadar-Chabahar Railway line, border trade line, new shipping and airline projects are being reviewed. Other matters pertaining to mutual interest were also discussed during the meeting.


JanA meeting of all Balochistan Vice Chancellors Committee under the chairmanship of Engr. Farooq Ahmed Bazai Vice Chancellor Balochistan University of Engineering Technology and Management Sciences (BUITEMS) held at Quetta the other day.The Vice Chancellor Balochistan University Professor Dr Javed Iqbal, VC SBK Women University Professor Dr Rukhsana Jabeen, VC UET Khuzdar Brigadier (R) Mohammad Amin, VC University of Loralai Professor Dr Abdullah Khan, VC University of Turbat Professor Dr Abdul Razaq Sabir, VC Lasbella university of Agriculture, water and Marine Sciences Professor Dr Dost Mohammad Baloch, Secretary Education and Principal Secretary to Governor Balochistan attended the meeting. During the meeting various decisions regarding Educational Activities, Financial Matters, and establishment of University campuses in various districts, adherence of high court judgments, improvement and expansion of universities of Balochistan and to make government colleges as degree awarding institutes were taken. Decision of setting up new university campuses in Zhob, Wadh, Naseerabad, Hub and Noshki was also taken during the meeting.


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