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The will makes the way

  By Sheher Bano Situated in the southwestern region of the country, Balochistan is the largest province of Pakistan in terms of land area. The 2017 Census shows that female make 47.5% (5.86 million) of the province’s total population (12.34 ...

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Handmade is made with care

By Sheher Bano Farheen Agha is the first qualified, nationally certified assessor of gemstones in Balochistan and working as Lapidary In charge at the Gems & Jewellery Training and Manufacturing Centre (GJTMC), Quetta. With her double MA and 14 years’ ...

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Smart thinking

By Sheher Bano Education economist Ali Ansari once said: “Imparting education that enhances and challenges the cognitive abilities of students is critical to increasing labour productivity and creating a workforce that has the capability to innovate, problem solve, think critically ...

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Jewels of Balochistan

By Sheher Bano It was nothing short of a surprise for a stranger seeing young Maazaallah, a mute and deaf trainee at the Gems & Jewelry Training and Manufacturing Centre (GJTMC), Quetta, dealing with his customers in a very professional ...

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