76 schools in Balochistan closed or occupied by Pakistani Army, says report

Balochistan is not Pakistan

At least 76 schools in Balochistan province have been kept closed or were occupied by the Pakistani Army and turned into military posts, according to the report submitted by the Social Welfare Department of Balochistan National Movement (BNM).

In Balochistan, 13 schools were closed in Tehsil Mashkai, while 63 schools in Tehsil Awaran are also facing a similar situation of non-provision of facilities.

According to the Department of Social Welfare BNM, these actions reflect Pakistan's colonial system and approach to education in Balochistan, proving the suppression of consciousness.

Because of their action, the education of children is mostly affected, reported BNM.

"It is deeply concerning to see the extent of educational deprivation faced by Baloch children in Mashkai and Awaran districts. The closure of schools and military occupation of education facilities is a violation of the basic right to education and must be denounced by international organizations." the report said.

The report expressed deep concern about violating the basic rights to education and urges international organizations to pay attention to the poor education in Balochistan.

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