Dear Readers of The Baloch Hal
The first district of Balochistan where we introduced The Baloch Hal was District Noshki. Why Noshki, you may ask. Well, it was the buddies from Noshki who admired the online paper so much that they invited us to meet the young students of Karar Academy out there and introduce the paper with hundreds of students. Everyone was thrilled to hear about an online English newspaper from Balochistan even without fully understanding what an “online newspaper” was.
“So are you guys going to visit us online tonight,” we asked.
“Yes sir,” replied a young student,” just pray that we should have access to regular electricity in our town. Then, I will buy a computer and hope that one day we will also have access to the internet in Noshki.”
What the young boy told us from Noshki came as a reminder that even today a considerable number of Balochs live in places where there is no access to electricity. Forget about computer and the internet. Access to computer education and the internet still seem distant dreams for many our people even in the 21st century. They remain uncertain that how long it would take the Baloch child to have access to the internet. We are equally clueless.
Given this depressing situation, it is undeniably heartening to say that the vast minority of Balochs who have access to the internet have remarkably voted in support of our online newspaper. Official statistics show the following staggering number of visitors on the website of the Balcoh Hal.
Number of Visits : 410239
Page views: 3740321
We are equally thankful to all those friends who displayed and announced the launching of the Baloch Hal on their respective websites and invited friends to join the official Facebook group. In less than a month, the number of our members has reached 628. We view this as very impressive progress as internet penetration in Balochistan is extremely low.
We are extremely exuberant to introduce you with our official promo along with this news letter.
follow the link see our promo or visit video section of balohc hal group on facebook.
The Baloch Hal is determined to make rapid and steady success with support of well wishers like you.
Enjoy the rain if you are in Balochistan, the snow if you are in Europe. Will catch you next week with the next edition of the Baloch Hal News Letter. Have a nice time.
(THE BALOC HAL TEAM)