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Pakistan increase military operations under cover containing Covid-19 in Balochistan: Dr Nazar Baloch

Current Balochistan Date:  17 Apr 2020 Author:  Admin 0 Baloch leader and head of Balochistan Liberation Front, Dr Allah Nazar Baloch has said that in the name of Covid-19 Pakistan have increased military operation in various parts of Balochistan. In a series of tweets on the microblogging website Twitter on Friday, the Baloch leader said that Continued Pakistani military operations against civilians confirm our concerns regarding fight against #COVID19 in Balochistan. Shaokat s/o Tilaho & Noor Khan s/o Basheer brutally killed in Kolwah. Dr Allah Nizar Baloch @AllahNizarNizar 1/2. Continued Pakistani military operations against civilians confirm our concerns regarding fight against # COVID19 in Balochistan. Shaokat s/o Tilaho & Noor Khan s/o Basheer brutally killed in Kolwah. 231 7:10 PM - Apr 17, 2020 Twitter Ads info and privacy 158 people are talking about this Mr. Nazar added that, Maryam d/o Ali Mohammad, children Maahal, Gohar and Asad of nine months are abducted by Paki

500 tonnes of Chinese hybrid rice seeds arrive Pakistan

World AFP April 18, 2020 ISLAMABAD: A total of 500 tonnes of hybrid rice seeds from a seed company in east China's Jiangsu Province have landed in Pakistan to help ensure the country's grain yield this year.It is estimated... Share Next Story >>> ISLAMABAD: A total of 500 tonnes of hybrid rice seeds from a seed company in east China's Jiangsu Province have landed in Pakistan to help ensure the country's grain yield this year. It is estimated that about 33333 hectares of land will be planted with those seeds, reports Gwadar Pro App on Friday. Earlier this year, Jiangsu Hongqi Seed Industry Co., Ltd., an enterprise engaged in wholesale and retail of crop seeds in China, reached an agreement with Pakistani customers to ship hybrid rice seeds after the Spring Festival. However, affected by the coronavirus epidemic, the seeds could not be processed and packaged as planned. Thanks to the help of the customs of Taizhou city in China's Jiangsu Province, which opene

Afghan bulk cargo import allowed

 The news.com.pk BusinessOur CorrespondentApril 18, 2020 KARACHI: The Ministry of Commerce has allowed import of Afghan bulk cargo of wheat, sugar and fertilisers at the Gwadar Port, and onward transit to Afghanistan.The decision was taken at the request... KARACHI: The Ministry of Commerce has allowed import of Afghan bulk cargo of wheat, sugar and fertilisers at the Gwadar Port, and onward transit to Afghanistan. The decision was taken at the request of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), Pakistan-Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PAJCCI), Gwadar International Terminals Limited and other stakeholders. They had requested the ministry to allow import of Afghan bulk cargo at the Gwadar Port and onward transit to Afghanistan in sealable trucks. “The petitions have been examined in light of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement (APTTA) 2010, and in view of the provisions of the APTTA, the petitions of the stakeholders, and for

Javed Jabbar to represent Balochistan in NFC award

By  mohammad zafar aved  Apr.18,2020 Literary figure served as information minister during Musharraf’s govt QUETTA:  Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal nominated a writer and literary figure Javed Jabbar for the 10th National Finance Commission (NFC) award, according to sources. The move apparently caught the provincial finance minister unawares and left high officials of the ministry in shock over the appointment of a literary figure instead of a technical person. Jabbar is primarily a writer and has served as Minister for Information and Media Development and as Advisor to the Chief Executive on National Affairs during the rule of General (retd) Pervaiz Musharraf. Sources confirmed that Balochistan government has nominated Jabbar to represent the province in the 10th NFC award. Previously, the provincial government had nominated former senior bureaucrat Mahfooz Ali Khan for the 9th NFC award. Being a technical person to deal with the affairs, Khan had a keen eye on the country’s fi

Use of face masks declared mandatory in Balochistan

Web Desk   On  Apr 18, 2020 QUETTA: The Balochistan government has declared wearing a mask mandatory for the citizens in a move to control over the spread of coronavirus, ARY News reported on Saturday. According to the Balochistan governemnt spokesperson, Liaquat Shahwani, the citizens have been urged to wear mask or to cover their faces with any cloth in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak. “This will help the government in controlling over the pandemic”, Shahwani said and added that strict action would be taken, if any citizen was found violating the government orders. Yesterday, the spokesperson of the Balochistan government had confirmed that the number of coronavirus cases reached 335 in the province after two more tested positive. Liaquat Shahwani, in his Twitter message, had confirmed that the latest tally of coronavirus cases of the province up to 335. He said that two persons have been detected with COVID-19 infection. Shahwani detailed that the provincial health authorities have co

Coronavirus cases reach 335 in Balochistan: spokesperson

Web Desk   On  Apr 17, 2020 QUETTA: The spokesperson of the Balochistan government has confirmed that the number of coronavirus cases reached 335 after two more tested positive on Friday, ARY News reported. Liaquat Shahwani, in his Twitter message, confirmed that the latest tally of coronavirus cases of the province up to 335. He said that two persons have been detected with COVID-19 infection. Shahwani detailed that the provincial health authorities have conducted overall 43 tests and 41 people were tested negative for the disease. Earlier in the day, Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan visited different areas of the provincial capital and reviewed the lockdown situation, cleanliness and progress of under-construction roads. CM Jam Kamal Khan asked authorities to raise awareness among the citizens to use face masks and social distancing due to the pandemic. He also directed to ensure the complete implementation of the restrictions for the public gatherings. He added that the con

Balochistan bans inter-district wheat transportation for a month

https://nation.com.pk/. 13 hours ago News Desk       QUETTA            -             The Balochistan government on Friday imposed ban on inter-district transportation of wheat due to impending risk of wheat shortage in various districts. According to a notification issued by the Home and Tribal Affairs Department Balochistan, the ban would be imposed on the inter-district transportation of wheat for a period of one month. The official sources said that strict action would be taken against the violators in the province. The decision was taken in view the procurement of wheat by the local people in the growing areas of the province. The government would make all-out efforts to ensure no shortage of wheat in the province. The provincial government has already decided to purchase one million sacks of wheat this year.

PAF aircraft brings medical equipment to Balochistan

THE NEWSPAPER'S STAFF REPORTER QUETTA: A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) C-130 aircraft carrying medical equipment and relief goods for the people of Balochistan landed at PAF’s Samungli base on Friday. The No6 Squadron C-130 took off from PAF Base Nur Khan early in the morning for the relief mission. The aircraft brought approximately 11,000 pounds of medical equipment, including N95 masks, protective gear, glo­v­es, face masks, testing kits and medicines. According to a press release, the PAF was taking part in the relief operations in the fight against Covid-19 and its air transport fleet was playing a pivotal role in airlift of medical equipment to every nook and corner of the country.

Unable to get India to sign up for Belt and Road Initiative, China penetrates through tech

       New Delhi: Unable to persuade India to sign on to its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), China has entered the Indian market through venture investments in start-ups and penetrated the online ecosystem with its popular smartphones and their applications (apps). India may have sidestepped the physical corridor, but has unwittingly signed up for the virtual corridor. China quietly has created a significant place for itself in India in the last five years – in the technology domain, according to a research by Gateway House. “The Belt and Road Initiative carries with it Chinese products and standards, both virtual and physical. India may have sidestepped the physical corridor, but has unwittingly signed up for the virtual corridor,” the study notes. Over the course of one year, Gateway House has conducted a deep study of Chinese investments in India as part of a larger research project on Chinese investments in India’s neighbourhood. The findings are remarkable: 18 of the 30 Indian uni

Blaming Muslims

Editorial  Updated  April 18, 2020 IN a radical move that bears all the hallmarks of bigotry, India has  brought charges  of culpable homicide against a senior cleric for holding a gathering last month that authorities say led to a big jump in coronavirus infections in that country. Head of the Delhi-based Tableeghi Jamaat Markaz, Maulana Muhammad Saad Khandalvi was booked for manslaughter by police under a provision of the Penal Code which carries a maximum punishment of 10 years in prison. While there is little doubt that Tableeghi Jamaat leaders acted irresponsibly by continuing congregations in several countries, including Pakistan, despite the threat from the coronavirus, the extreme reaction from the Indian authorities betrays the latter’s intolerant and bigoted approach towards Muslim citizens. The action is very much in line with India’s unabashed and sustained discrimination against Muslims under the Modi regime. ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER AD The recent move to stigmatise and mak