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Mishal/WEF to Conduct Nationwide Survey to Measure Pakistan’s Global Competitiveness Ranking

 ISLAMABAD: The World Economic Forum in partnership with Mishal Pakistan will conduct the Executive Opinion Survey 2018 in Pakistan beginning in February 2018.  The Executive Opinion Survey, “The Voice of the Business Community” is a major component of The Global Competitiveness Report and provides the key ingredient that turns the Report into a representative annual measure of a nation’s economic environment and ...

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Veteran Baloch journalist Siddque Baloch passes away in Karachi

QUETTA: Veteran Baloch journalist and author Siddque Baloch possessed away after protracted illness Monday night in a private hospital in Karachi, his family sources told. Sources told that he would be laid to rest in Karachi.  He was suffering from cancer for many years.  He was 77. Baloch was English-language journalist, and an authority on Balochistan’s social, political and economic ...

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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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QUETTA: Official activities at PHE office of South Region hang on as the retired Chief Engineer does not leave office

By: Iltaf Baloch QUETTA: Official activities at Public Health Engineering (PHE) office of South Region have been lingered as the retired Chief Engineer does not leave office. According to the media reports the  retired Chief Engineer does not allow newly appointed  associates to assume responsibility. Given the media reports the Services and General Administration Department (S& GJD)  had issued retirement ...

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Pakistan’s first ever rural Innovation Hub for Youth Employment launched  

LAYYAH: The Chief Minster’s Special Monitoring Unit (SMU), Government of Punjab in collaboration with a youth development organization Bargad and Oxfam launched Pakistan’s first rural Innovation Hub Pakistan for youth economic development in district Layyah. Speaking at the launching ceremony of the Innovation Hub, Provincial Youth Minister Jahangir Khanzada said the Hub will create economic opportunities for rural youth and ...

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Gaddani: Victims of Sea Erosion still remain shelter less

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch GADDANI: Sea erosion is a natural phenomenon that takes place along the coastal areas, causing loss of property and resulting hardships for the inhabitants.  Along the coast of Pakistan, Gaddani is also one of the affected areas by sea erosion. Sea erosion has submerged and  damaged houses of the poor fishermen, government owned buildings, religious places ...

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Earthquake tremors hit Lasbela and other parts of Pakistan

QUETTA: A minor girl was killed and nine others were injured in Bela as a 6.9 magnitude earthquake jolted various parts of the country on Wednesday. According to the sources a minor girl was killed when the roof of her house collapsed as a result of the earthquake. Shocks have also been felt in Peshawar, Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi triggering ...

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CPEC will provide number of opportunities to our people: CM Bizenjo

GWADAR: Chief Minister Balochistan Abdul Quddus Bizenjo has said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would provide number of opportunities to our people and also promote investment. He stated this while addressing an inaugural ceremony of Gwadar Expo 2018 and first phase of Gwadar Free Zone here on Monday. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was the chief guest on the occasion. ...

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Desalination Plant to ease water crisis in Gwadar

By: Shareef Ibrahim Gwadar residents finally took a sigh of relief as China Overseas Port Holding Company installed and inaugurated the desalination plant in the city. The plant became operational on 1st of January 2018. It has a capacity to desalinate 254000 gallons of clean drinking water daily. The cost of desalination is a mere 80 paisa per gallon which ...

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A mega event of Trade Coin club to take place in Quetta

By: Waqar Shahwani QUETTA: A mega event of Trade coin club is taking place in Quetta on 28th January, 2018 at 3.00 pm. All the senior members throughout the country will come to participate in the Event. The Event is for both joined members and new comers. It would be quiet knowledgeable and informative. Indeed it would give a new ...

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