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Pakistan, China to expedite development work on Gwadar social projects

Posted on  November 15, 2018  by  yasir kaneria  in  Latest ,  National ,  Social Services ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China Thursday agreed to expedite implementation of Gwadar projects, particularly development of Gwadar social sector projects, recommending New Gwadar International Airport (NGIA), China-Pakistan Friendship Hospital Gwadar and Vocational & Technical Institute as main deliverable to Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) to be held in Beijing next month. During the meetings of Joint Working Groups (JWGs) of Gwadar and Planning held here via video conference, the two sides also agreed to promote socioeconomic development and finalize a way forward for future cooperation in order to ensure early identification and implementation of projects. The meetings were co-chaired by Secretary Planning, Development & Reform (PD&R) Zafar Hasan and Director General National Development and Reform Commission of China XIA Qing. Officials from line ministries, provincial govern

Chinese scholars and experts visit to pakistan

A five-member Chinese delegation comprising scholars and diplomacy experts has termed Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent visit to China very successful. READ MORE:  SC orders to refill Katas Raj pond The delegation is presently visiting Pakistan and holding meetings with Pakistani scholars and experts on foreign relations and officials of various ministries to get first hand information about China Pakistan Economic Corridor. The delegation members noted that during the visit various MoUs were signed to further strengthen relations between the two countries. Head of the delegation, Vice President China Institute of International Studies Rong Ying urged Pakistani and Chinese media to join hands against the negative propaganda against CPEC by some countries.

China put to rest doubts about CPEC

By  Our Correspondent Published: November 16, 2018 Ambassador Yao Jing. PHOTO: FILE ISLAMABAD:  Ambassador of China to Pakistan Yao Jing has urged the Pakistani nation to support the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project for progress and economic stability of the country, saying any doubts about it are baseless. Speaking at the CPEC Career Summit 2018 at the Islamabad Air University on Thursday, he said, “ The new Pakistani government keeps a vision for the future and the Chinese government and leadership believe that the incumbent government can develop Pakistan.” The Chinese ambassador said, “China believes that Pakistanis are hardworking and peace-loving people and that Pakistan has a brighter future under the current leadership.” Jing praised Prime Minister Imran Khan for being a visionary, saying PM Imran told in a speech at an institution in China that he was a sportsman and used to take risks against the opposite team’s players. “Imran Khan is serious regardin

Turkey sees region profiting from CPEC

By  Mohammad Zafar Published: November 16, 2018 QUETTA  :  Turkish Ambassador Mustafa Yurdakul on Thursday called on Balochistan Governor Amanullah Yasinzai at his office in Quetta. During the meeting matters of bilateral cooperation were discussed, according to an official handout. “Pakistan and Turkey have strong relations for decades,” the governor said, adding “under the prevailing economic and political changes in the region both countries should enhance bilateral relations for the prosperity of both nations”. Earlier on Wednesday, the Turkish envoy had called on Chief Minister Jam Kamal at his office. During the meeting the CM lauded Turkey’s support for Pakistan. CM, Korean envoy discuss investment prospects The envoy had also visited Quetta Chamber of Commerce and Industry (QCCI) where he met QCCI President Jumma Khan Badezai. Yurdakul had lauded the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project and said that it would benefit the region. In his maiden visit to Balo

Renault Trucks ventures into Pakistan, anticipates higher demand from CPEC

By  Usman Hanif Published: November 16, 2018 KARACHI  :  Renault Trucks, in partnership with Ghandhara Nissan Limited (GNL), introduced the full range of its vehicles to Pakistan’s market, keeping in view the demand coming from the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). In a notice to the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), the general manager of Ghandhara Nissan said the company is going to import three new ranges of the truck by the end of 2019. Tyre company asks FBR to rein in smuggling The company is going to target oil marketing companies and other logistic businesses, which require high horsepower trucks. Initially, they will target selling 20-40 trucks, which can bear a load of 50 to 70 tonnes, depending on the horsepower of the truck, said an official from Ghandhara Nissan. Pakistan assembles 650-700 trucks every month, while its neighbouring country, India, makes 70,000 trucks, which is 100 times higher. However, due to CPEC, the demand

CPEC Media Forum to meet in Beijing on Friday

Tahir Khan NOVEMBER 15, 2018 BEIJING:  Pakistan and Chinese media persons, analysts and lawmakers will gather in Beijing, China, on Friday for day-long discussions to enhance cooperation between the journalists of the two countries and to counter native propaganda against the multi-billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Pakistani delegation led by Chairman Pakistan-China Institute and Senate Foreign Affairs Committee Mushahid Hussain Sayed has arrived in Beijing. Those who will speak at the opening session include Wang Dongmei, Executive Secretary, All-China Journalists Association, Masood Khalid, Ambassador of Pakistan to China, Ding Shi, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Economic Daily and Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed. CPEC communication awards will be announced of the Initiative: CPEC best investigative story of the year. There will be announcement of Building Rapid Response Information Exchange Network Representatives from PCI & China Economic Net (CEN) to elaborate the

Balochistan MPA disqualified over Afghan nationality

Ikram Junaidi November 16, 2018 Twitte TwitAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday disqualified a member of the Balochistan Assembly, Ahmed Ali Kohzad, for having Afghan nationality. The commission also ordered re-polling in the provincial assembly’s constituency PB-26 (Quetta) after declaring the election of Mr Kohzad null and void. Mr Kohzad, who belongs to the Hazara Democratic Party, had received 5,117 votes in the July 25 polls. Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal’s candidate Wali Mohammad was the runner-up as he secured 3,242 votes. The case was heard by two members of the ECP — Sindh member Abdul Ghaffar Soomro and Punjab member Altaf Ibrahim Qureshi — in the presence of the two candidates’ lawyers. ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER AD Mr Soomro said that according to the report, Mr Kohzad was an Afghan national. He said the election on the PB-26 seat had been declared null and void. Mr Qureshi said that the writ petition was filed in the Balochistan High Court by runner-up


(Sangar News) Ghoram Baloch's spokesman for the Balochistan Liberation Front reported a report on quarterly workers in the media BLF 3 MONTHS REPORT AND ARMED ACTIVITIES AGAINST PAKISTANI FORCES Foreward BLF is striving for a free Balochistan since its inception The core reason for the establishment of the organization has always been to reinstate the separate Baloch identity and regain motherland's sovereignty from the occupier Pakistan. With the founding of the organization, BLF along with armed struggle, began to create political and ideological awareness to Baloch nation and has endeavored to bring Baloch people from all walks of life together to join the armed struggle, so that the masses consciously, politically and ideologically get involved in the resistance. Because, the struggle for independence is impossible without the participation of masses. On the fundamental principle of freedom of occupied Balochistan, BLF is educating the Baloch nation to b