International

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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Earthquake threat in Gwadar Port puts CPEC at risk

BEIJING: Nearly 40 geologists from China and Pakistan have teamed up to survey the Makran Trench in Balochistan following Beijing’s concerns over the possibility of a massive earthquake affecting the strategic Gwadar port in the volatile province, a media report said Saturday. The trench is the meeting point for two tectonic plates and is close to the Pakistani deep-sea port ...

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USEFP Announces 2019 Fulbright Student (Master’s and PhD) Program

ISLAMABAD:The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) invites Pakistani students to apply for the prestigious 2019 Fulbright Student (Master’s and PhD) and Fulbright-Higher Education Commission (HEC) PhD Program, which fully funds Master’s or PhD study at top universities in the United States. The application form is available online at www.usefpakistan.org, and the application deadline is May 16, 2018. Women, ...

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China, UNDP sign agreement to support crisis affected areas of Balochistan and FATA

ISLAMABAD: China and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pakistan have signed a $4 million agreement to provide assistance over four months in those areas of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Balochistan that have been affected by natural and human-made crises.   The “China South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund for the Recovery Project in FATA and Balochistan” will help 8,100 ...

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UNHCR PAKISTAN: No changes to Afghan refugee school textbooks in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The UN refugee agency said Monday that there have been no changes to the textbooks currently used in refugee schools in Pakistan. The education curriculum of Afghanistan is used in refugee schools in Pakistan. This helps prepare pupils for their reintegration into the schooling system in Afghanistan should they decide to return. Curricula from a refugee’s home-country are also ...

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UK desirous to partner in CPEC projects

LONDON: The United Kingdom has expressed the desire to partner in China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects. According to the media reports the Commercial Counselor at the Pakistan High Commission London Sajid Mehmood Raja while talking to APP has said that UK has communicated its strong support for CPEC. “The UK is the 3rd largest destination of the Pakistani exports globally ...

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Pakistan denies China’s funding halt for CPEC projects

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday refuted reports that Beijing had halted payments on some of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects in the country. Foreign Office Spokesperson Muhammad Faisal at a briefing said there was no news from Beijing that the Chinese government was halting funding for any of the projects, adding that execution of payments takes place in a specific ...

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No free press, no democracy

By: Christiane Amanpour, Chief International Correspondent, CNN London : A few short days ago, here in Britain we marked Armistice Day. I am sure such ceremonies happen in many other parts of the world, too, but somehow Great Britain seems the fitting place to honor service, sacrifice, and how “the little country that could” gathered its friends in a mighty coalition to ...

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Disseminating Arms Race in South Asia

By: Mohammad Ishaq Nasar While nuclear arms race in South Asia is widely regarded as the most serious and deeply-entrenched problem which tattered the stability of entire region. The incessant security competition between India and Pakistan has created environment immensely conducive for nuclear arms race in the volatile region of South Asia. The nuclear arms competition between both perennial hostile ...

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