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‘First round of CPEC projects to be completed by 2018’

BEIJING:  China reaffirmed that most of the early harvest energy projects being built under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework would be completed in 2018, easing electricity shortage in Pakistan. Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Hua Chunying made these remarks while answering a question regarding the inauguration of the …

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Afghan claim holding Pakistan responsible for Kabul attack ‘baseless’: FO

Pakistan has rejected Afghanistan’s “baseless allegations” holding the former responsible for a deadly attack in Kabul that killed at least 90 people, the Foreign Office said Thursday. In his weekly press briefing, Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said the Afghan intelligence agency’s claim that Pakistan is behind the deadly bombing …

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Govt official in Balochistan’s Kharan bans ‘beards with designs’

A government official in Balochistan’s Kharan district has banned residents from styling their beards in different designs. A handwritten notification issued by Assistant Commissioner Kharan Mohammad Bakhsh Sajidi, dated May 29, says barbers are “strictly barred” from styling customers’ beards in different shapes or clipping them into designs. Styling beards …

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China reaffirms early harvest power projects under CPEC

BEIJING: China confirmed that most of the early harvest energy projects being built under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework would be completed before 2019 and help ease the electricity shortage in Pakistan. Hua Chunying, the spokesperson of the Chinese foreign ministry, said this while replying to questions regarding the …

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Students hunger strike camp continues on 22nd day

QUETTA: Hunger strike camp continued to be in place on 22nd consecutive day against Vice Chancellor of University of Balochistan outside Quetta Press Club. According to the details, the protest camp was set up by the central general secretary of BSO Munir Jalib Baloch, Vice Chairman Khalid Baloch, Nasir Baloch, Dr. …

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Top national security body reviews CPEC projects

ISLAMABAD: Amid Beijing’s growing concerns about the safety of two of its abducted nationals, the National Security Committee (NSC) on Wednesday reviewed the security of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor projects and Chinese nationals based in the country. A meeting of the NSC presided over by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was briefed …

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Iran calls Gen. Mattis’ accusations ‘fabricated’

TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Tuesday that accusations made by U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis against Iran are “unfounded” and “fabricated”. In a televised interview with CBS’s Face the Nation on Saturday, Mattis claimed that Iran is at the center of dysfunction in the Middle …

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Gwadar facing shortage of water in Ramazan

QUETTA: Secretary-General of the Balochistan National Party (BNP), Senator, Dr Jehanzeb Jamaldini had said that Gwadar is perceived to be an economic and commercial hub of Pakistan and its local residents are facing severe shortage of drinking water. The residents of Gwadar are compelled to buy water at a very …

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Census completed in Balochistan

QUETTA: The Commissioner Statistics Balochistan Pasand Khan Buledi has said that the census has been completed in entire Balochistan and all the record is being accumulated in Quetta under Pak-army supervision to dispatch to Islamabad to Bureau of Statistics. He said that during the census and house listing the provincial …

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Balochistan Budget will be Rs 320bln

QUETTA: The Balochistan Budget with a total volume of around Rs 320 billion, the biggest ever in the political history, will be presented before the Provincial Assembly on June 9 next. Adviser to the Chief Minister on Finance, Sardar Aslam Bizenjo will present the budget for the Assembly. According official …

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