International

Beating the drums of war

By: Advocate Abdul Rasool syed The tension between US and Iran is escalating with each succeeding day. Drums of war have now started beating and the strategic planning to outsmart each other has taken a new and exponential momentum. Both countries seem to remain firm and unwavering on their respective stand and are not ready to step back. The ongoing ...

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Coastal Ride: Experience the Beauty of Balochistan

By: Stella Lincoln Pakistan is ranked as the most desirable tourist destination of 2018 by Forbes’ as 1000’s of tourists made their way to explore the beauty of the land and described it as ‘Heaven on Earth’. With the mesmerizing beauty of the North, the tales of history, the hospitality of its people, each tourist had impeccable time. In 2019, ...

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Billionaire fortunes grew by $2.5 billion a day last year as poorest saw their wealth fall –new Oxfam report.

ISLAMABAD: 21st January 2019 – Oxfam’s global inequality report was launched at a ceremony jointly organized by Oxfam and Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), as political and business leaders gather for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. ‘Public Good or Private Wealth’ shows the growing gap between rich and poor is undermining the fight against poverty, damaging our economies ...

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Pakistan attaches top priority to development of Gwadar as a gateway of (CPEC)

ISLAMABAD: Secretary Planning, Development & Reform (PD&R) Zafar Hasan has said that government attaches top priority to development of Gwadar as a gateway of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that will open new avenues of cooperation between Pakistan and China. He expressed these views on Thursday during the meetings of Joint Working Groups (JWGs) of Gwadar and Planning held here ...

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The World Economic Forum Ranks Pakistan at 107 Among 140 Countries on the Global Competitiveness Index.

The new competitiveness 4.0 index prepares countries to gear up for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.   Geneva/Islamabad, Switzerland/Pakistan: The World Economic Forum released the Global Competitiveness Report 2018 this week. The Report has adopted a new methodology for measuring Competitiveness 4.0. by including indices which represents more knowledge and digital-based ecosystems. Although the new methodology is a reboot of the ...

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How Pakistan’s Gwadar Port can help Gulf trade connectivity

By: Sabena Siddiqui Offering the shortest and most convenient trade route to Central Asia, Africa and the Middle East, the deep- sea port of Gwadar in Pakistan also links up China’s large, land-locked province of Xinjiang to the Arabian Sea. Taking center-stage ever since China’s mega-project, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) kicked off, Gwadar port has made the China-Pakistan ...

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ADB approves $100m to address water shortages in Balochistan

 KARACHI: The Asian Development Bank has approved a $100 million loan to address chronic water shortages and increase earnings on farms in Balochistan. The ‘Balochistan Water Resources Development Sector Project’ will focus on improving irrigation infrastructure and water resource management in the Zhob and Mula river basins. “Agriculture accounts for almost two-thirds of Balochistan’s economic output and employs 60% of ...

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Career Pathways – Paving their way to a U.S. Education

ISLAMABAD: The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP), in collaboration with Educational Programs (EdPrograms), took forty-six Pakistani high school students, thirteen counselors and four EducationUSA staff members to the U.S. on a summer tour of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to get a taste of American higher education through a series of short classes and workshops. Career Pathways is a ...

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Russia Pakistan relations: Economic and diplomatic dimensions

By: Venita Christopher The warming up of the relations between Russia and Pakistan started only recently a visible tilt could be witnessed in the foreign policy of Russia towards Pakistan for some time now where Russia  has been focusing to build its long term economic, military and political relations with Pakistan. Pakistan is recognized by Russia as instrumental for political ...

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Balochistan Point staffer honored as an instructor for the Civic Education Program in Washington DC

QUETTA: Balochistan Point  assistant editor Mariyam Suleman has been honored as an instructor for the Civic Education Week 2018 in Washington DC this month. She will lead more than 100 selected alumni from Pakistan. Mariyam is Youth Exchange and Study (YES-USA) alumni and she earned her High School degree from Coquille High School, Oregon USA in 2012. Mariyam Suleman is ...

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