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25 killed as bomb hits Abdul Ghafoor  Haidery’s convoy in Mastung, Islamic State claims responsibility

QUETTA: At least 25 people lost their lives while over 30 others, including Deputy Chairman Senate of Pakistan Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haidery, were injured on Friday in a roadside blast in Mastung area of Balochistan, officials said. District Health Officer in Mastung Dr Sher Zaman said, “25 bodies have been shifted to two hospitals in Quetta,” adding that 35 injured ...

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Crossover to bring more than USD 20 Million per Year worth of jobs to Pakistan

KARACHI: The global technology company Crossover ran a successful hiring tournament in Karachi, looking to hire the best talent from Pakistan. More than 300 programmers in Dot Net and Java technology applied in a highly competitive competition. Crossover hires through a gaming tournament approach, where programmers have to go through a multiple round competition based on technical knowledge and a ...

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Improved communication, road networks to boost economy: Prime Minister

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that improved communication and roads’ networks would improve the standard of lives of people and greatly boost economic activities. Talking to Prime Minister Azad Jammu Kashmir on Friday Raja Farooq Haider Khan here at the PM House, the prime minister said the federal government would ensure all possible support to the Government of ...

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Delegation of the Balochistan Government Meets Parliamentarians at the Belgian Senate

The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will prove to be a game changer for Balochistan as it will bring substantial economic opportunities for the province as well as neighbouring countries of Pakistan as an entry and exit point for the One Belt One Road project, it holds also great prospects for the European countries. These views were expressed by the ...

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Chaman: 9 killed, 20 injured in Afghan forces cross border firing

CHAMAN: At least nine people including two women were killed and 20 others and FC personnel sustained injuries in Afghan forces cross border firing in Chaman here on Friday. According to Chaman Civil Hospital administration, five of the injured were shifted to Quetta Hospital in critical condition. Earlier, ISPR had confirmed that one person was killed in Afghan forces firing near ...

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Chinese investors to set up industrial park in Gwadar

ISLAMABAD: Chinese investors would set up an industrial park and livestock farm in Pakistan under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. This was stated by Director Tianjin Building Materials Industry Association Xu Jingling while addressing business community at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI). She visited ICCI leading an 11-member delegation of Chinese entrepreneurs for exploring business partners for ...

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Lok Mela 2017: A Symbol of Patronage to Rich Cultural Diversity and Active Participation of The People

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch ISLAMABAD: The colorful ten-day folk festival  at Lok Virsa in Capital City Islamabad provided a platform  to all the four provinces, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir for showing their wonderful local and regional stalls. The grand celebration included Live Theater, artisans at work, traditional apparel, food; music and cultural dance. Around 500 artists, singers and artisans participate ...

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Speakers Urge Universities To Produce Skilled Manpower For CPEC Projects

HYDERABAD:  Speakers at an international conference on CPEC here Wednesday called on the Sindh government and public sector universities to produce skilled manpower for mega projects being launched the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Presenting research papers on the second day of three-day international conference, they said the CPEC was a game changer for Pakistan and a key to the economic ...

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CPEC: A way to conflicts in Pakistan

By: Syed Anwar Zaib Plans for Pakistan-China Economic Cooperation (CPEC) in strategic spheres appear to have developed in the mid-2000s with the proposal to create an Economic Corridor from Gwadar in Balochistan to Kashgar in the Western Chinese province of Sinkiang. Two necessary conditions of the Corridor were and are development of the port at Gwadar and creating surface transport ...

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BSAC warns to expand the level of hunger strike for initiating classes in new medical colleges

By: Aziz Ejaz QUETTA: Baloch Students Action Committee has warned to expand the level of hunger strike if government continues to show negligence towards initiating classes in new medical colleges of the province. The students began the strike on 10th April and activists from social society, political parties, student organizations, doctor forums and students of various institutes visited the camp ...

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