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PM paying special attention to Balochistan development: Senator Manzoor

10 hours ago Our Staff Reporter       QUETTA    -   Balochsitan Awami Party’s (BAP) Central General Secretary Manzoor Khan Kakar on Monday termed the win of his party candidate Khalid Bizenjo in by-election on a Senate seat as positive sign for development of the province.  Talking to media, he said the coalition parties of the government had proved that they were on same page for developing the province in each field and removing its backwardness.  Those doing baseless criticism on Chief Minister (CM) Jam Kamal Khan would get nothing, he said.  He said Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan was paying special attention to development of Balochistan and serious measures were being taken in this regard. The visit of the Federal Ministers to Quetta has proved that the federal government under the leadership of PM Imran Khan would rectify all deprivations of the Balochistan people which were ignored in past, he said.   Senator Manzoor Kakar said the visit of PM and Federal Minister for Planning a

China’s Belt and Road Initiative is creating a new continent ‘Eurasia’ says veteran Lankan communist leader

  hellenicshippingnews.. 6 hours ago China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), of which Sri Lanka is an early participant, is beneficial to developing countries and creates multi-polarity in world affairs. Former General Secretary of the Communist Party of Sri Lanka (CPSL) D.E.W. Gunasekera told Xinhua that the China-Sri Lanka ties have reached a new high due to the implementation of the BRI and massive Chinese investment in infrastructure and energy projects in the island country. BRI, a reference to the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, is aimed at building a trade, investment and infrastructure network that connects Asia with Europe and Africa along the ancient trade routes. Gunasekera, who served as the general secretary of the CPSL for 16 years until his resignation in August, said China’s development has enabled a multipolar world with new economic centers emerging in Africa, Latin America and Eurasia. “A new continent called Eurasia is emerging due t

80 percent work of Gwadar East Bay Expressway completed: Asim Bajwa

 Last updated on: 11 September,2020 05:51 pm The port has not a dedicated wide highway to cater the transporting requirements of the post. ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Lt. Gen (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa on Friday said about 80 percent work on the Gwadar East Bay Expressway had been completed. Asim Bajwa who is also Chairman of the CPEC Authority, in a tweet, also shared some pictures of the expressway showing asphalt work underway on the road. #Gwadar  Update: East Bay Expressway progress 80%. Asphalt underway, will boost Port operations big way.  #cpec   #cpecmakingprogress — Asim Saleem Bajwa (@AsimSBajwa)  September 11, 2020 He said the expressway would help boost the port operations. It would prove to be the main artery of Gwadar Port through which the entire traffic of port would flow. The East-bay Expressway would also provide connectivity of the Gwadar seaport and its Free Zone with th

CPEC to bring peace, prosperity to Balochistan: minister

SALEEM SHAHID QUETTA: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project will change the fate of not only Pakistan but also the entire region. Talking to media persons during his visit to Turbat on Monday along with Minister for Defence Production Zubaida Jalal, he said that after its completion the CPEC would bring peace and prosperity to Balochistan. Asad Umar had reached Quetta along with Prime Minister Imran Khan two days ago, but stayed here to consult the authorities concerned on the development package for southern Balochistan. During his visit to Quetta, the prime minister had hinted at announcing a special package for southern Balochistan. Official sources said the package would be worth around Rs150 billion and the former Federally Administered Tribal Areas would also be included in it. PM may visit Gwadar next month and announce Rs150bn package “Asad Umer is visiting Makran division to consult the authori

CPEC projects get new team leader

JCC meeting likely to take place by end of October Shahbaz Rana  September 15, 2020     TRIBUNE CREATIVE ISLAMABAD: The government has appointed a new head of two research and administration support projects of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) ahead of a meeting of the highest decision-making body of the bilateral strategic initiative. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has given the charge of Centre of Excellence project of CPEC and CPEC Support Project to Qazi Zaheer Ahmad, a grade-21 officer working in the Ministry of Planning and Development. The responsibilities have been given on a temporary basis. “I have been appointed project director and the CPEC Support Project has also been extended for six months or until the new CPEC Authority law is passed, whichever is earlier,” confirmed Ahmad, the newly appointed project director, to The Express Tribune. The PTI government had decided to merge both these projects in June last year but the administrative order for

Special economic zone project under CPEC to change destiny of region: Pakistani PM

Source: Xinhua |  2020-09-15 00:33:07 | Editor: huaxia ISLAMABAD, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday that the Rashakai special economic zone (SEZ) to be developed under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in the country's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province will change the destiny of the area by bringing in employment opportunities for the general public. Addressing the signing ceremony of the development agreement of the Rashakai SEZ, here, the prime minister said that poverty is being reduced in KP due to efforts of the provincial government, but despite that, employment opportunities are very limited in the province and people have to leave their families behind to find employments in other parts of the country and overseas. "I am elated that the formation of the SEZ will enhance industrialization in the province and people will be able to find employments without having to leave their homes in the pursuit of livelihood.&q

The Dead Body of Justice – TBP Editorial

On the 10th of September, a decomposed body was found in Pul-Choto area of Dalbandin city in Chaghi district. The body had resurfaced due to recent torrential rains in the area. The body was taken to Prince Fahad hospital for identification where doctors said the body was buried approximately three years ago; it contained three bullets in the chest and one in the leg. The body was decomposed to a level that it had turned into a skeleton. The family recognized it by the shoes found in the grave, tailor’s tag on the piece of cloth, and finally the marks on the teeth. The person was identified as Hafeez Ullah S/O Raheem Muhammad Baloch who according to a 2018 press conference by his younger brother Naimat Ullah, was taken into custody by Pakistani forces on 30 August in 2016. However, during a protest in front of Quetta Press Club, Bibi Shaari, the mother of Hafeez Ullah revealed that they were asked for a ransom of 7 million rupees by an army Major for the release of her son; and named h

Balochistan to plant 400k olive trees

Govt aims to promote low water-consuming farming, aimed to fight water scarcity APP  September 14, 2020     PHOTO: AFP ISLAMABAD: Approximately 0.4 million olive trees would be planted in Balochistan during the current year to promote low water-consuming farming, aimed to fight water scarcity in the province. According to sources, the Balochistan Agriculture Research Institute (BARI) would plant 221,000 olive saplings while the remaining would be planted by Balochistan Agriculture Research and Development Centre as part of its upcoming low water consuming project. Talking to APP, Director General (DG) BARI, Juma Khan Tareen said, “it will also provide farmers an alternative crop which will help bring prosperity to the backward areas.” He added that the saplings of olive trees were being imported from Spain and would be provided to farmers free of charge for their economic development. “They are also working to produce saplings of olive trees in its own nurseries,” he said. “For extract

China sends hardcore ambassadors to South Asia to push BRI and undermine India

The United Front Works Department has more power in the Chinese system than the foreign ministry and the appointment of UFWD officials to ambassadorial positions in South Asia indicates the seriousness in which China is pushing its influence in the region. Updated: Sep 14, 2020 10:30 IST By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times New Delhi The modus operandi of UFWD is to target opinion makers and try to co-opt them to support China’s cause. By sending Nong Rong, a Chinese politician with close links to United Front Works Department (UFWD), as ambassador to Pakistan, Beijing is making an all out bid to influence South Asia in support of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and divide critics of the Xi Jinping regime. Ambassador Nong replaces career diplomat Yao Jing in Islamabad this week. A study of Chinese ambassadors posted in South Asia shows that Beijing’s present representative to Bangladesh Li Jiming and former Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Cheng Xueyuan had links with the UFWD. This organis