International

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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Police clueless about accused after 9 years of journalist’s murder

Karachi: It has been nine years of the murder of Zubair Ahmed Mujahid, reporter and bureau chief of daily Jang Urdu language newspaper in Mirpurkhas, Sindh province of Pakistan and his case has not yet been submitted in any court by the police. In fact, it is being pending in Crime Branch Hyderabad. The family of Mujahid had knocked many ...

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Quetta Mass Transit Train System’s Phase- I would be completed in 2019

Quetta: In order to materialize the vision of Chief Minister Balochistan, Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri, the Quetta Mass Transit Train System’s Phase- I would be completed in 2019. Work on this project is in full swing and after its completion it would provide economical and comfortable traveling facility to the masses. A meeting between Provincial Authorities and officials of two ...

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CPEC: A Baloch perspective

By: Sanaullah Baloch During one hundred years of colonial rule in greater India and Balochistan, the British Raj constructed thousands of kilometres of railway lines, roads, bridges, airports, telegraph lines and strategic garrisons. The logic behind all this massive infrastructure investment was very clear: to maintain colonial rule, maximise exploitation and counter the Russian advance towards the warm waters of ...

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National Geographic’s ‘Afghan Girl’ Faces Deportation from Pakistan

By: Gerry Simpson They say one never forgets a face. One face hundreds of millions of people will never forget is that of 12-year-old Sharbat Gula. Captured by National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry in a refugee camp in 1984, her piercing green eyes captivated the world and spotlighted the plight of millions of Afghan refugees in Pakistan who had fled ...

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Why is Pakistan’s Balochistan an easy target?

By: Shereena Qazi The Pakistani city of Quetta, in Balochistan province, is once again in the news for large-scale violence: this time a police training centre has been targeted by fighters who killed at least 60 people, most of them police cadets. The attack late on Monday underlined the precarious security situation in Balochistan, which has witnessed repeated attacks against ...

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Ambassador of Belarus calls on Sanaullah Khan Zehri

Quetta: Belarus has shown great interest in making investment in various sectors of Balochistan, setting up a joint venture with Balochistan in preparing heavy machinery used in agriculture and mining sectors. It has also expressed interest to establish a vocational training institute to impart technical training to Baloch youth. This was disclosed in a meeting held between Chief Minister Balochistan ...

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