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Saudi-Qatar Rift

By: Maqbool Reki Recently, Saudi Arab accused the government of Qatar for sponsoring terrorism under the umbrella of ISIS in the vicinity of Persian Gulf states. Such an accusation resulted a boycott on 5th June from Saudi allies namely Egypt, Libya, UAE and Bahrain. They have cut ties and imposed a land, sea and air blockade. However, this issue came ...

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CM says, Balochistan is set to play its dynamic role in economic development of the country

QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan, Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri has said that Balochistan which is half of the entire country is all set to play its dynamic role in economic development of the country. “The new generation of Balochistan is at forefront for the establishment of peace and promotion of healthy activities. Owing to cooperation of masses, sacrifices of security forces ...

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Oxfam Signs MoU to Improve the Lives of Rice Growers in Pakistan

FAISALABAD: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed today between the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) and Oxfam Pakistan to improve the sustainable productivity and quality standards of Basmati rice value chain. Dr. Iqrar A. Khan, Vice Chancellor, UAF and Mr. Mohammed Qazilbash, Country Director, Oxfam Pakistan signed the MoU in a ceremony held at the university. Rice forms about ...

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Suicide bomb attack claims life of senior police officer, injures 10 others

QUETTA: District Police Officer (DPO) of Qila Abdullah was killed and 10 others injured in a suicide attack in Chaman on Monday forenoon. According to the details Chaman DPO SSP Sajid Khan Mohmand was attacked when his convey was passing through Boghara Road area of Chaman on the border with Afghanistan. Balochistan Government Spokesperson Anwarul Haq Kakar told, “The senior ...

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“Trump in Afghan Quagmire”

By: Shahjahan Baloch  The controversial Donald Trump is handling the world, in general, and US, in particular, with unfamiliar, messy, and perplexing policies. In the case of Afghanistan as well, Trump’s policies are incalculable. The new US policy on Afghanistan is yet to come but the surge in military troops, more boots on ground without a possible exit plan, is ...

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Pakistan hopeful of early completion of CASA-1000 to meet its energy shortfall

By: Shafek Koreshe PUGUS: The leaders of Pakistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan met here Thursday to review the progress on the US 1.2 billion dollar CASA-1000 project and vowed to take all measures for its early completion. The quadrilateral project would allow export of 1300 MW of Central Asian electricity to Afghanistan and Pakistan by 2018. Besides the Prime Minister, ...

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BNP leader Malik Naveed Dehwar assassinated in Quetta firing

QUETTA:   Balochistan National Party (BNP) leader Malik Naveed Dehwar and his guard Zaheer Khan  were killed while one injured when unidentified gunmen opened fire at his  vehicle in  Arbab Karam Khan Road Quetta on Thursday. According to the reports unidentified gunmen sprayed bullets on the vehicle of the BNP leader leaving him and his guard dead on the spot. Another ...

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Summer Camp in Punjabi and Brahvi languages kicked at Lok Virsa

ISLAMABAD: Children summer camp in Punjabi and Brahvi languages kicked off here at Shakarparian under the aegis of the National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa). The objective of the camp is to provide an orientation to children (age group: 6-12 years) about Punjabi and Brahvi languages. Talking to media, Dr. Fouzia Saeed, Executive Director, Lok Virsa said ...

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The Balochistan Point launches its Mobile Application  with no fee

By:  Sima Batool Sahar Quetta: The Balochistan Point online English newspaper from Balochistan has launched its mobile app for mobile and tablets. The mobile app is now available on all Android devices with no charges. The app comes with lifetime free access to readers who download it through Android devices Appstore. All the available categories can be found in version ...

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Government runs 7 mega projects for improvement of livestock sector in Balochistan

 QUETTA: Balochistan government is utilizing all available resources for promotion of livestock sector in the province and seven mega projects for improvement of livestock are being executed at a cost of 860 million rupees. According to the official sources two point eight billion rupees have been allocated in the current fiscal year for livestock sector. “They said seven mega projects ...

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