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Nimroz melon, watermelon yield goes up by 80pc

ZARANJ (Pajhwok): There has been an 80 percent increase in the watermelon and melon yield this year in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Sunday. Agriculture and Irrigation Director Akbar Sharifi told Pajhwok Afghan News Nimroz had produced 160,000 to 170,000 tonnes of watermelon and melon last year. The fruits …

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Chahbaar port may be opened next year: Indian minister

NEW DELHI: The Indian government is hopeful that the strategic Chabahar port in Iran will be operational by 2018, Union minister Nitin Gadkari has said. India’s minister for transport, highways and shipping was in Tehran on Saturday in connection with the inauguration of President Hassan Rouhani’s second term in office. …

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‘China ready to continue working jointly on CPEC despite PM’s disqualification’

China on Friday said that the Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification from public office would not affect Islamabad and Beijing’s bilateral ties or the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang, while reacting to news of the Supreme Court’s verdict in the Panama Papers case, said during a press briefing: “We believe …

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61% of Population facing food insecurity in Balochistan

QUETTA: Mishal Pakistan, Australian High Commission and World Food Program briefed the parliamentarians in the Balochistan assembly on the alarming situation in the province. The key focus is to capacitate policy makers for a more harmonized mechanism to ensure service delivery to the citizens. The initiative aims to facilitate the knowledge …

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بلوچستان 35 ہزار آسامیوں پر تعیناتی کا عمل مکمل نہ ہوسکا ،نوجوان مایوس

کوئٹہ: بلوچستان میں 35ہزار خالی آسامیوں پر تعیناتی کا عمل مکمل نہیں ہوسکا ، 3ماہ کے عرصے میں تعیناتیاں مکمل ہونے کی بجائے 8ماہ میں بھی مکمل نہیں ہوسکے،مایوس نوجوان ملازمت کی آس لگائے آج بھی صوبائی حکومت کے اہم فیصلوں و احکامات پر عملدرآمدکے منتظر ہیں ۔ تفصیلات کے …

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Pakistan contests TCC claims

QUETTA: A spokesman of the Balochistan Government had rejected the claim that the court had given verdict in favour of TCC claiming $11.5 billion. The TCC made the exaggerated claim and the Government of Pakistan is contesting the claim in the appropriate forum with the help of legal experts. He …

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CPEC outflows to peak at $4.5bn: IMF

KARACHI: In a detailed look at the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) cautions that corridor projects will generate outflows of as much as $4.5 billion by 2024, while the export benefits of the projects “will likely accrue gradually over time”. Filling the gap in between could pose a …

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Debating CPEC

The army chief’s call for an “open debate on all aspects of CPEC” is to be welcomed, but a few irritants stand in the way before any such debate can happen. The first irritant is the lack of disclosure by the government of many of the crucial details. Specifically, the long-term …

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Hundreds rally against Iranian President in Southern Afghanistan

Hundreds of people rallied against the Iranian President in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan, slamming the Iranian leader for his remarks regarding the construction of water dams in Afghanistan. The demonstration was organized on Friday and several civil society activists, youths, and local elders had participated in the rally. They …

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Pakistan: CPEC and the Burden of Inoperable Debt

The implementation of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a mega project involving transportation and energy infrastructure which will connect Pakistan to Xianjiang, part of the Chinese “One Belt, One Road” initiative, is ongoing. While governments from both countries affirm that the project will bring social and economic benefits for people …

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