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Balochistan to launch ‘healthcare card’

In NCC meeting, CM proposes Covid-19 awareness campaign on social media Mohammad Zafar  | |  November 25, 2020     QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal on Tuesday announced to introduce a Health Insurance Card in the province for the public. “Healthcare is among the top most priority of the incumbent Balochistan government. Health Card Insurance will be introduced very soon in the province through which healthcare facilities will be provided to every citizen of the province,” he said. The provincial chief executive, during the Balochistan Assembly session assured that the government is fully committed to ensure quality healthcare services to every citizen. He added that a Balochistan endowment fund has already established by the provincial government and almost 1,200 patients have utilised medical treatment through it. CM Kamal further said development work on the cancer hospital is still in progress. “Patients will not have to go other provinces for medical treatment with the

Mari petroleum diversification strategy takes it into mineral excavation in Balochistan

Mari Petroleum Company Limited has announced plans to expand its operations into mining for minerals in Balochistan as part of the National Resources (Private) Limited (NRL). “These projects will involve inter alia, exploration, survey, extraction, excavation, mining, and sale of produced minerals. MPCL, in the initial stages, will acquire approximately up to 20 percent equity share in NRL,” informed MPCL in a statement. “As part of its long-term growth strategy, MPCL is evaluating multiple opportunities in nearshore and non-core sectors to diversify its business, including mineral exploration in the prospective areas of the country,” it added. Read more:  Mari petroleum diversifies goes into wind power . As per the company, MPCL has agreed with Y.B. Pakistan Limited, Arif Habib Equity (Private) Limited, Liberty Mills Limited, and Reliance Commodities (Private) Limited. The two have agreed to a joint venture arrangement through a company (National Resources (Private) Limited (NRL)) to

Balochistan integral part of Pakistan, says Baloch tribal lord

November 25, 2020 QUETTA: Several Baloch tribal leaders on Tuesday said Balochistan is an integral part of Pakistan and would remain as it is, adding that everyone knew about the prevailing situation in the... QUETTA: Several Baloch tribal leaders on Tuesday said Balochistan is an integral part of Pakistan and would remain as it is, adding that everyone knew about the prevailing situation in the province. While addressing a press conference, Baloch tribal leader Mir Shafiq-ur-Rehman and others said in the ambit of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), the agents of Indian spy agency RAW were trying to execute their agendas. He said political differences are part of democracy but carrying enemies’ agendas could not be supported. He strongly criticised the leadership of PDM, saying they are the people who supported the bloodshed in Balochistan. Mir Shafiq-ur-Rehman said the PDM through its rallies was supporting the Indian agenda because in the prevailing situation, PDM’s rally could

Pari first woman as ASP in Balochistan

  News desk 6 hours ago Observer Report Quetta For the first time in Balochistan, a female police officer, Pari Gul Tareen, has been posted as Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Quetta Cantt. Pari Gul is the first woman in the history of Baloch istan to be appointed to this post. The officer hails from Balochistan’s Pishin area and is the first woman in the province to join the Police Service of Pakistan after passing the Central Superior Services exam

Mari enters in JV for mining projects in Balochistan

Published   25 Nov, 2020   07:27am OUR EQUITIES CORRESPONDENT KARACHI: Mari Petroleum Company Ltd disclosed to the PSX that the company (MPCL) was entering into a joint venture arrangement for potential mining projects in Balochistan. Giving out the details under Sec 96 of the Securities Act, 2015, Mari said that subsequent to the board’s approval, the company had entered into an agreement with Y. B. Pakistan Ltd, Arif Habib Equity (Private) Ltd, Liberty Mills Ltd and Reliance Commodities (Private) Ltd pertaining to a joint venture agreement through a company (National Resource (Private) Ltd to potentially undertake mineral mining projects in Balochistan. “These projects will involve, inter alia, exploration, survey, extraction, excavation, mining and sale of produced minerals,” the company said in the notice. The company observed that initially it would acquire approximately up to 20pc equity shares in National Refinery Ltd. Mari stated that the above mentioned joint venture was subje

China sees Gwadar port’s ‘greater role’ in regional trade

Spokesperson says CPEC has benefited Chinese and Pakistani people and facilitated regional connectivity APP  | |  November 24, 2020     Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian. PHOTO: REUTERS BEIJING: China reiterated its support on Tuesday for a greater role of Gwadar deep seaport in the regional trade as an important component of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) flagship project. Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Lijian Zhao said that the international transit activities had started with the arrival of first fish cargo at the Gwadar port for onward shipment to China. “We are glad to see the new progress. We support the Gwadar port’s greater role in the regional cooperation on trade and goods,” Lijian said, expressing his pleasure over the start of international transit activities at the port. Lijain said that during his posting as deputy head of mission at the Chinese Embassy in Islamabad, he visited Gwadar port for six times. “From its building and use, I am

China reiterates its full support to Gwadar for its greater role in regional cooperation

 Last updated on: 24 November,2020 07:26 pm China reiterates its full support to Gwadar for its greater role in regional cooperation BEIJING (Web Desk) - China has reiterated its full support to the Gwadar Port s project for its greater role in the regional cooperation on trade and goods transition. Chinese Foreign Ministry s Spokesperson Zhao Lijian during a media briefing in Beijing said that China supports the greater role of the port, an important component of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and we are glad to see the new progress. Zhao Lijain said that facts have proven that China -Pakistan Economic Corridor has not only delivering benefits to Chinese and Pakistani people but has also facilitated the regional connectivity and economic cooperation. He said we are confident that with efforts from all parties, the CPEC will surely play a more positive role to help promote prosperity in the region. The international transit activities have started with arrival of first fish cargo at

Malaysia in China’s Belt and Road

Insights from Chow Bing Ngeow. By  Mercy A. Kuo November 23, 2020 In this Sept. 8, 2017, photo, visitors view a scale model of the East Coast Rail Link during the launching of the train project in Kuantan, east coast of peninsula Malaysia. Credit: AP Photo ADVERTISEMENT The Diplomat author Mercy Kuo regularly engages subject-matter experts, policy practitioners, and strategic thinkers across the globe for their diverse insights into Asia affairs  This conversation with Dr. Chow Bing Ngeow  –  director of the Institute of China Studies and deputy vice chancellor at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  –  explores the past, present, and future of China’s Belt and Road in Malaysia. Explain Malaysia’s challenge and opportunities in China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The BRI is a flexible and adaptable concept, although its key mantle remains traditional infrastructure such as rail and port. When the BRI was launched in late 2013, Malaysia was one of the most supportive

Gwadar to get more flights to solve people’s problems: Saleem Mandviwalla

National Our Correspondent   November 24, 2020 ISLAMABAD: Senate Deputy Chairman Saleem Mandviwalla Monday said that the issue of shortage of flights to and from Gwadar would be resolved soon, as additional flights would be scheduled from next... Share Next Story >>> ISLAMABAD: Senate Deputy Chairman Saleem Mandviwalla Monday said that the issue of shortage of flights to and from Gwadar would be resolved soon, as additional flights would be scheduled from next month, allowing people to come and go to other cities of the country. He said this during his visit to Gwadar Port, says a Senate Secretariat statement issued here. He arrived on his private jet at the port and was received by Balochistan Awami Party leader Senator Kauda Babar Baloch, PPP provincial leader Ijaz Baloch and other government officials. The Senate deputy chairman visited Gwadar Port and inspected various places of the port, including birthing area. On this occasion, he played exhibition table tennis with the