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CPEC would only be favorable for foreigners: Akhter Mengal

QUETTA: China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has nothing to do with the native people; it is for the benefit of foreigners. The representatives from Balochistan, who once claimed that the CPEC would usher in Balochistan an era of prosperity and development, too have acknowledged that the CPEC is not for …

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4 Iranian security forces killed in Balochistan province

TEHRAN, Apr. 17 (MNA) – Iranian IRGC forces announced on Tuesday that 4 Iranian security forces including two Basiji forces were martyred in an attack on a border post in southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchistan. According to IRGC Ground Forces statement on Tuesday, clashes erupted between border guards and …

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Iran’s security forces killed 2 Pakistanis near Pak-iran border in Gwadar

QUETTA: Two Pakistani nationals were killed and five others were arrested when Iran’s border security forces acted against a group of people allegedly trying to enter into Iran illegally. According to security officials, on the border with Pakistan, near border pillar No. 247, Pakistan and Iran were present when a …

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2 dead, 5 injured in attack on Christian community near church in Quetta

At least two members of the Christian community were killed and five others injured in a firing incident near a church in Quetta, DawnNewsTV reported. DIG Quetta Abdur Razzaq Cheema said the incident occurred when worshippers were leaving after attending the Sunday service at a church in Essa Nagri area of the …

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ECP ban on new uplift projects ‘to hit CPEC ventures’

LAHORE: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) ban on initiating new development projects is going to hit ventures planned under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and the resultant delay will add billions of rupees to their execution cost, cautions the government. The ruling PML-N is approaching the top election watchdog for clarifying …

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From fake to real

Cyril Almeida THE lie at the heart of the quest to oust Nawaz from politics was that there was a crisis. That without getting ridding of Nawaz the crisis would metastasise and swallow the rest of us. There was no crisis. Sure, could Pakistan have been doing better? Yes. Was the economy …

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Baloch people should be allowed to elect their representatives: Mengal

GWADAR: Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) president Sardar Akhtar Jan Mengal says that his party is fully prepared to contest the forthcoming general elections in the country, expressing the hope that the Baloch people will not elect this time the so-called Baloch parties who have given nothing to the province except …

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Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement: A destabilising threat or a testament to its resilience?

IN the battle to vanquish militancy and terrorism from Pakistan’s midst, the armed forces have paid a high cost. Yet Gen Qamar Bajwa’s recent comments — amongst them that this nation has a tendency of forgetting its heroes and its history — are open to question. Their heroism and sacrifices …

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A social democratic alternative

Imtiaz Alam The mainstream parliamentary parties are being eroded as the alignment of democratic forces breaks down and the Charter of Democracy evaporates at the altar of expediency. With this erosion, the spectre of religious extremism and militaristic nationalism is emerging as a principal challenge to progressive democratic forces. It …

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Balochistan’s Professors announces to boycott Exams duty

QUETTA: Following the lack of coordination amid UOB and Balochistan Board the Balochistan Professors and Lecturer Association and Govenrment Teachers Association have announced to boycott their duties during BA, BSC and FA, FSC exams across Balochistan. Addressing a press conference here in Quetta Press Club on Thursday the BPLA and GTA have …

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