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Re-centralisation

Cyril Almeida  THE danger is greater when the goal is bigger, the aim wider. And the goal just became a whole lot bigger. It started with Nawaz, but now it’s out there — the boys want more. A whole lot more. Chicken or egg — did the get-Nawaz plan spawn …

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‘CPEC offers great economic potential’: Report

ISLAMABAD: The World Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and several other international development agencies have observed that the $60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) offers enormous economic potential for Pakistan. The participant agencies — Britain’s Department for International Development and the Japan International Cooperation Agency — have discussed several economic …

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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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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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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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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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