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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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The ‘Mother of All Bombs’ Goes to Afghanistan

By: Binoy Kampmark  These are the times where magnitude and size matters. Bombs in number with much heft and presence are being sought to root out those non-state jihadists of the Prophet, destructively maiming and killing all before them in the name of the next heavily drawn out cause. On Friday, United States armed forces busied themselves with dropping such ...

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UN Urges ‘radical’ Investments To Meet Global Water, Sanitation Targets

UNITED NATIONS:  Against the backdrop of almost two billion people around the world relying on sources of drinking-water contaminated with faeces, the United Nations has called on countries to “radically” increase investments in water and sanitation infrastructure not only to protect their populations from deadly diseases but also to ensure that they are able to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals ...

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Malala Yousafzai, appointed UN Messenger of Peace

Education International welcomes the appointment of Nobel laureate, Malala Yousafzai, as United Nations’ Messenger of Peace, a key international role where she will be able to continue to fulfil her commitment to the promotion of girls’ education. On 10 April, the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed Malala Yousafzai as UN Messenger of Peace specifically to promote girls’ education, ...

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FAO estimates Balochistan annual wool production potential at Rs2.2b

ISLAMABAD:   Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) officials have said that Balochistan has an estimated sheep population of 14.7 million, with potential value of wool around Rs2.2 billion per year.They were speaking at a one-day workshop organised on “National Wool Development Programme” at a local hotel here on Friday by the Ministry of National Food Security and Research (MNFSR) in collaboration ...

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Australia will continue supporting Nutrition program to save lives in Balochistan: Australian High Commissioner

Quetta: Australia will continue supporting Nutrition for Mothers and Children in Balochistan to minimize the malnutrition amount women and children. This was stated by the Australian High Commissioner, Margaret Adamson while attending a briefing here on Monday. Mr. Noor-ul-Haq Baloch secretary health government of Balochistan briefed Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan Margaret Adamson. Dr. Masood QadirNosherwani Director General Health Services ...

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Development of Balochistan through CPEC

By: Dr Muhammad Khan ON the eve of inauguration of Sorab-Hoshab highway, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif reiterated his stance that development in Balochistan province is indeed development of Pakistan. He particularly emphasized that, “A new Pakistan is in the making. A developed Balochistan means a new Pakistan.’’ In order to connect entire Balochistan with Gwadar, this network of roads, motorways ...

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Quetta lawyers attack: ‘Irreparable blow to future’

Four months after a suicide attack on a hospital in Pakistan’s Balochistan province which killed 70 lawyers, ordinary people are struggling to find representation and justice in an unstable region. At least 70 lawyers were killed on August 8 when a suicide bomber attacked the emergency ward of a hospital in the state capital, Quetta, where lawyers had gathered to ...

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CPEC is opening new doors of opportunities for the people of Balochistan: Ahsan Iqbal

Islamabad: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms, Ahsan Iqbal Thursday said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was opening new doors of opportunities for the people of Balochistan. According to a press release issued here, he said, all suspicions about the Western route have been proven wrong and mentioned that the first trade convoy carrying Chinese goods for export to ...

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PIA flight PK-661 carrying 47 passengers crashes near Havelian

Islamabad: A plane of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) carrying 47 people has crashed near Havelian in district Abbottabad on Wednesday, according to PIA spokesman. According to Civil Aviation Authority’s spokesman confirmed, the flight PK661 was on its way from Chitral to Islamabad when it lost connection with the control tower at 4:20pm today. KPK government’s has confirmed the crash. “At ...

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