The Community Welfare Development Society is a self-directed not-for-profit organization initiating in the rural as well as urban areas of Balochistan. On October 2002 CWDS was registered under the Voluntary Social Welfare Agencies (Registration & Control) Ordinance 1961 (XL VI of 1961) as a non-profit organization dedicated to rural development in the province of Balochistan.
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Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has released the initial report over the devastation caused by torrential rains in Balochistan and 682 villages were completely destroyed while 5000 livestock were swept away.
The Ankara Kaur Dam – built in 1993 and stretching over an area of 17,000 acres – has dried up due to massive siltation. The crisis worsened in 2006 when the population increased in the winter capital of Balochistan.
Though we weren’t going too far from the Sindh border, it would still be my first real look at a province that, these days at least, isn’t exactly the easiest place to casually visit. I was doubly excited about the stargazing, not to mention very eager to meet the folks at KaAS (I didn’t even know we had any astronomers much less a whole society of them).