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What next for Reko Diq?

What next for Reko Diq?

This year, the mighty and much-desired Reko Diq copper-gold deposits celebrate the silver jubilee of their 1992 discovery. But except for the proverbial silver, a generation later there is no gold, nor copper in sight, only dust. A recent arbitration ruling has kicked up the dust again. Before commenting on where this saga is heading, a little background is in ...

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Wide range of opportunities are available in natural resources development: Secretary Finance Balochistan

Wide range of opportunities are available in natural resources development: Secretary Finance Balochistan

 By: Saeed Yousuf   QUETTA:   Secretary Finance Mr. Akbar Hussain Durrani has said that in Balochistan wide range of opportunities  are available in natural resources development mainly to Natural gas, Mines & Minerals, and developing these sectors of Economic opportunities are first most priority of the government ,he was expressing these views while chairing the first meeting of  Board of ...

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Quetta: Consultative session held on “Fill the Nutrient Gap (FNG) Analysis Pakistan’’  

Quetta: Consultative session held on “Fill the Nutrient Gap (FNG) Analysis Pakistan’’  

 By: Saeed Yousuf QUETTA:  Additional Chief Secretary (Planning & Development Department) Government of Balochistan, Dr. Umer Khan Baber, urged the development partners to look in-depth analysis of the nutrition’s indicators in the province. He said that while addressing to the consultative session organized by Scaling up Nutrition Cell Pakistan, World Food Program “ Fill the Nutrient Gap (FNG) Analysis Pakistan’’ ...

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Improved law and order is increasing financial activities in the province, says CM Balochistan 

Improved law and order is increasing financial activities in the province, says CM Balochistan 

Quetta: Chief Minister Balochistan, Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri has said that following improvement of law and order, the economic and financial activities and investment is increasing in the province. “Balochistan is not a poor province rather it has countless natural resources, minerals and a long coastal belt the further magnifies its importance”, he added. Chief Minister Balochistan was talking to ...

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Lawmakers pledged to increase budgetary allocations for Nutrition in Balochistan 

Lawmakers pledged to increase budgetary allocations for Nutrition in Balochistan 

By: Nadeem Feyrozai Quetta: Parliamentarians from different political parties made commitment to address malnutrition in Balochistan by increasing budgetary allocations for nutrition programs during a meeting organized by Provincial Nutrition Cell in collaboration of Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Alliance Pakistan (SUNCSA,Pak) in support of Micronutrient Initiative (MI). Mr. Rahmat  Saleh Baloch, Minster Health said, “Government of Balochistan is really ...

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Nutrition program making efforts to improve micronutrient deficiencies among women and children

Nutrition program making efforts to improve micronutrient deficiencies among women and children

By: Nadeem Feyrozai Quetta: Balochistan Nutrition Progamme is striving to address the micronutrient deficiencies among women and children. The national nutrition survey 2011 depicts that 29 % of women suffer from iodine deficiency whereas 35 % of children are iodine deficient in Balochsitan. This was told by Dr. Ali Nasir Bugti, provincial coordinator Balochsitan Nutrition Program here on Saturday. While ...

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 “International Women’s Day” Celebrated at   BUITEMS

 “International Women’s Day” Celebrated at   BUITEMS

Quetta: Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS) organized a seminar on “International Women’s Day” on 7th March 2017 at Takatu Campus, BUITEMS. The event is part of BUITEMS’ recently started project titled “Institutionalization of Gender sensitization and gender training materials in Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS), Quetta” under Gender Equity Program ...

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Shoaib Mir appointed as new Chief Secretary Balochistan

Shoaib Mir appointed as new Chief Secretary Balochistan

 By: Mir Behram Baloch  Quetta:  The federal government has appointed Shoaib Mir as new Chief Secretary Balochistan. According to notification issued on Saturday, Shoaib Mir, a BS-21 officer of the Pakistan Administrative Service, who was serving as Chairman State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan under the Commerce Division, was transferred and posted as Chief Secretary, Government of Balochistan, with immediate ...

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All Provinces have equitable rights over country resources:  PM

All Provinces have equitable rights over country resources:  PM

Islamabad:  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Saturday said his government’s vision of transforming the country into a truly developed state was based on progress and development of all federating units. In a meeting with Balochistan Chief Minister Sardar Sanaullah Zehri at PM House, the prime minister said all parts and provinces had equitable rights over the country’s resources. “It is our ...

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Mother Languages Literature Festival kicked off with resolve to promote linguistic and cultural diversity to fight extremism

Mother Languages Literature Festival kicked off with resolve to promote linguistic and cultural diversity to fight extremism

Islamabad: The second Pakistan Mother Languages Literature Festival kicked off at Lok Virsa on Saturdaywith dhammal and speeches expressing the strong urge for celebrating the rich linguistic heritage and cultural diversity to fight rising extremism, and to promote harmony and peace in Pakistani society. Writers, intellectuals, cultural and political activists reaffirmed their resolve to work for creating a peaceful, progressive and tolerant ...

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