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Chahbahar and Gawadar are sister ports: Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today said Chahbahar and Gawadar are sister ports and complement each other in promoting future trade, transit and connectivity. Chahbahar, the port in the Sistan-Balochistan provinceon the energy-rich nation’s southern coast is easily accessible from India’s western coast and is increasingly seen as a counter to Pakistan’s Gwadar Port, which is being developed with …

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Efforts to educate Balochistan will truly come to fruition when guns are set aside

Zubeda Mustafa THE infamous legacy of ‘enforced disappearances’ that the Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet left behind has, unfortunately, been picked up by Pakistan. This phenomenon is today a source of great human agony in the country with thousands believed to have been abducted, many for political reasons. Balochistan has …

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Two killed, seven injured in Kila Saifullah explosion

Quetta-At least two persons were killed and seven members of a family were injured when an explosion occurred inside a house in Balochistan’s Kila Saifullah district on Thursday, DawnNewsTV reported. The injured, which included women and children, were shifted to District Headquarters Hospital in Kila Saifullah. The house collapsed as a result …

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Ziaratwal made opposition leader in Balochistan PA

QUETTA: Balochistan Assembly Speaker Raheela Hameed Khan Durrani has appointed Abdul Rahim Ziaratwal of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) as new leader of the opposition in the assembly with immediate effect. According to an official notification issued here on Thursday by the assembly’s secretary, the speaker has declared Mr Ziaratwal …

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Pakistan criticized for human rights violations in Balochistan and Sindh

According to Indian media, organizations from Balochistan, Sindh and PoK have raised the issue of human rights violations by Pakistan at the 37th Session of the UNHRC in Geneva in the last couple of days.  The members of Baloch Republican Party (BRP) accused Pakistan of “looting” the precious natural resources …

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Democracy’s reversal

I A Rehman THE dust raised by the Senate elections will take time to settle. The election of a member from Balochistan as the Senate chairmanwould have been considered a step towards democratic development if the manoeuvring that preceded it had been above board. But as the sun went down last …

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Chinese company operating Gwadar lacks NoC, Pak NA body told

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Finance on Tuesday was informed that the Ministry of Interior had not yet issued security clearance to M/S China Overseas Ports Holding Company (COPHL), which is building and operating the Gwadar Port, causing the parliamentary panel to ask the authorities to probe this …

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Iranian Foreign Minister says , China, Pakistan can cooperate in Chabahar, CPEC

Iran can play a role in the implementation of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), whereas Pakistan and China can invest in developing Chabahar Port in south Iran, said the Iranian minister of foreign affairs. This is because by promoting economic development in that area which has been the source of extremism, …

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Pakhtun protest leaders booked in Balochistan

Leaders of a Pakhtun protest demanding equal rights for the ethnic community were booked in Balochistan’s Killa Saifullah on Tuesday. The Killa Saifullah station house officer filed a first-information report against Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) leaders Manzoor Pashteen, Haji Hidayatullah, Ali Wazir, Khan Zaman Kakar, and former Balochistan minister and …

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MoU worth 46 billion signed for construction of Petro-Chemical Park in Gawadar

ISLAMABAD: Balochistan government and Chinese consortium signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for another CPEC project of construction of Petro-Chemical Park at Gawadar costing 46b dollars. This project includes an oil refinery, cement factory, tire factory, supply of water and 1200 mega watt electricity project. Oil refinery would purify 10 …

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