Sherago’s attack on the date crop of Panjgur

By Muatasim Qazi

PANJGUR: A migratory pest continues to ravage the date plants in the district despite repeated attempts from the provincial ministry of agriculture to contain it.

The pest (bug), identified as Dubas Bug, causes a disease in the plants that is known as Sherago locally. The bug bites into the branches of the date palm and, as a consequence, juice of the plant is secreted from the affected part and the plant dies down in a span of six to eight months. Continue reading

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Fund raising camp for cylclone affectees

By Muatasim Qazi

QUETTA: A three-day fund raising camp for cyclone affectees of coastal areas has been set up by Social Work Department here in University of Balochistan from Monday in which faculty members and students generously contributed towards this noble cause.

“We make a generous appeal to all academicians, staff members and students to help us in helping our affected brothers. They need our help at this critical juncture,” said Roohullah Baloch, a student of MA Social Work final year. Continue reading

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Demonstrators seek urgent relief for cyclone affected

QUETTA: Members of civil society organizations associated with Balochistan Development Consortium held a protest demonstration here in front the Quetta Press Club on Sunday calling for immediate relief and rehabilitation work in affected  coastal areas of the province. Continue reading

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