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Namibia already enjoys exceptional advantages in Belt and Road Initiative – Kandjoze

WINDHOEK – Due to Namibia’s geographic location, stable political and social environment, good infrastructure and a free investment environment, the country enjoys exceptional advantages in China’s multi-billion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). This is according to the Minister of Economic Planning and Director General of the National Planning Commission (NPC), Obeth Kandjoze, who shared these sentiments yesterday during the China-Namibia Think Tank and Media Dialogue meeting which took place in Windhoek. “The Belt and Road Initiative advocates for peace and cooperation, openness and inclusiveness, mutual learning and mutual benefit. It promotes policy coordination, facilitates connectivity, unimpeded trade, financial integration and people-to-people bonds as its major goals, advances practical cooperation in all fields and works to build a community of shared interests, responsibility and destiny featuring mutual political trust, economic integration and cultural inclusiveness,…

Hostile forces attempting to destabilise Balochistan: DG ISPR

Saturday Jul 27, 2019

Director-General ISPR Major-General Asif Ghafoor says Pakistan is making sacrifices for peace in the region.—File photoRAWALPINDI: Director-General ISPR Major-General Asif Ghafoor has said that hostile forces are attempting to destabilise Balochistan province now that Pakistani forces had improved the security situation in the tribal areas.Maj-Gen Ghafoor said this on Saturday after 10 Pakistani soldiers embraced martyrdom in two separate terrorist attacks in Balochistan province and in North Waziristan tribal district from across the Pak-Afghan border.Four FC personnel, including officer, martyred in Balochistan terrorist attackThe martyrdom of the soldiers is "the sacrifice Pakistan (is) making for peace in the region", the DG ISPR said in a tweet."While security of tribal areas has been improved with efforts now focused to solidify border, inimical forces are attempting to destabilise Balochistan," he said."Their efforts shall IA (Insha…

Maryam urges dialogue to solve Balochistan’s issues

The Newspaper's Staff CorrespondentUpdated July 27, 2019
She criticised the coalition government of Balochistan, terming it selected. — PML-N Media's TwitterQUETTA: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz vice president Maryam Nawaz on Friday said that Balochistan issues could not be resolved through the use of force and dialogue was needed to heal people’s wounds.Speaking to party workers at the residence of Senator Sardar Yaqoob Khan Nasar at the end of her two-day visit to Quetta, she urged all political parties to take up issues of Balochistan at every forum and find solutions to end the sense of deprivation among people.She criticised the coalition government of Balochistan, terming it selected and alleged that in the general elections of 2018 the mandate of the people of Balochistan was stolen to bring the Balochistan Awami Party into power.Referring to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to the US and his meeting with President Donald Trump, she said the US was using Pakistan for its…

Balochistan begins implementing FATF recommendations

Saleem ShahidUpdated July 30, 2019A meeting presided over by Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani on Monday reviewed efforts aimed at stopping funds to terrorist organisations through money laundering, confiscating and freezing of assets and bank accounts of banned organisations, registration of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and collecting their particulars. — Photo courtesy Jam Kamal Khan Alyani Twitter/FileQUETTA: Balochistan has started implementing the recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and set up a joint investigation team to look into those bank accounts and assets that were frozen some time ago.A meeting presided over by Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani on Monday reviewed efforts aimed at stopping funds to terrorist organisations through money laundering, confiscating and freezing of assets and bank accounts of banned organisations, registration of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and collecting their particulars. Legislation for charitie…

Kamal invites German investment in province

By mohammad zafar Jul.30,2019CM assures envoy government will host a conference soonQUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister (CM) Jam Kamal has assured German Consul General Eugen Wollfarth to host an international investment conference soon to introduce opportunities of investment in Balochistan.“The government is focusing on economic activities which will help international investors along with benefitting local people too,” CM said while talking to Wollfarth during a meeting in Quetta.Briefing on the investment opportunities in Balochistan, Kamal said that the province has vast fields for investments including Gwadar port, minerals, fisheries, livestock, agriculture and industries. The provincial government is keen to bring the attention of international investors in these sectors, he added.CM said, “Tourism has major scope of investment because it is an undeveloped sector in Balochistan. The provincial government is in process on a comprehensive program for it.”Captain among 10 soldiers…

New Building Of Bahria Model College Gwadar Inaugurated

JULY 25, 2019A new state-of-the-art campus building of Bahria Model College (BMC), Gwadar, was inaugurated on Wednesday. Commander Coast, Vice Admiral Muhammad Fayyaz Gilani, graced the occasion as chief guest.Addressing the audience, Vice Admiral Muhammad Fayyaz Gilani, said empowering the local people with quality education was vital for success and prosperity of the region. He said the construction of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has opened countless avenues for the local people of Balochistan and will provide them with countless benefits, equipping them with quality  education so that they can polish their potentials.Highlighting Pakistan Navy’s efforts in uplifting the local coastal people of Balochistan, the Admiral said several branches of Bahria Model Schools and Colleges across the coastal belt highlighted the Navy’s resolve to promote quality education in the region,  opening new doors of prosperity. He saidhe was confident that the locals of the area will draw co…