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Pakistan asked India to review short-sighted approach to CPEC

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal has asked India to benefit from the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, instead of criticising it. Addressing a press conference on Thursday, he advised New Delhi to review its short-sighted approach towards the project. He said the “CPEC is purely an …

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5,000 years old skeletons from Balochistan displayed in Mashhad

The 5,000 years old skeletons and items found alongside them in the Burnt City, Shahr e Sokhta, in northern Balochistan are displayed in Mashhad, director general of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Razavi Khorasan Province, northeastern Iran. “Three skeletons were transported to a museum to be on …

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High level Iranian delegation to visit Islamabad for FTA

A high level Iranian delegation is scheduled to visit Islamabad in April to participate in the fourth round of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Iran and Pakistan, local media reported. The quoted sources saying that a high-level Iranian delegation will visit Islamabad to hold talks aimed at making advancement …

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HEC imposed ban on M.Phil. & Ph.D. in UoB

QUETTA: The Higher Education Commission has imposed ban on M.Phil. and Ph.D. in thirteen country wide universities including University of Balochistan Quetta here on Monday. According to the officials of HEC, in the light of committee`s suggestions the action has been taken against those universities which are failed to fulfill the …

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THE ROAD OUT OF GWADAR

Shah Meer Baloch Twenty-three billion rupees. This is the cost of ‘Motorway 8’ (M-8), which (ought to) connect the port city of Gwadar in Balochistan with Ratodero, Sindh. Forget the cost; It’s the status of this “motorway” that is intriguing: complete yet incomplete, secure yet insecure. There is great buzz …

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‘CPEC is a loan, not a giveaway from China,’ says OICCI president

The money being poured in the power and transport infrastructure under the multi-billion-dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) initiative will improve Pakistan’s competitiveness internationally and link it with more countries than it is doing business with at present. That will create a huge space for foreign direct investment in the …

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Chabahar Port provides the chance for regional convergence: Iranian Envoy

Iran’s ambassador to Kabul described the southeastern Iranian Port of Chabahar as an opportunity for regional convergence in line with serving the common interests of all countries in the region. It needs to facilitate banking relations in order to make use of Chabahar’s capacities, Mohammad Reza Bahrami said in a …

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Five suspected ‘militants’ arrested in Balochistan

QUETTA: Security forces arrested five suspected militants and recovered a cache of weapons and explosives in intelligence-based operations in various areas of Balochistan on Sunday, said an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement. The operations were conducted in Quetta, Uch, Dera Bugti, Loralai, Pishin and Sibi in which five suspected terrorists …

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CPEC, Chabahar and Indian challenge

Shahid Jameel Since the start of the global war on terror by the US and coalition forces in Afghanistan in 2001, India has been struggling to propagate that Pakistan was the epicentre of terrorism in the region. India has been doing that with two main objectives; one, to alienate the …

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Balochistan Assembly calls for increase in number of provincial constituencies

Quetta: Balochistan Assembly on Saturday urged the federal government to review the recent delimitations across the province and increase the number of provincial assembly seats based on the evident increase in population. The assembly adopted a resolution to further the concerns of political parties regarding the ‘reduced’ number of provincial …

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