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Pakistan to Get Help from China in Improving Agriculture Sector Under CPEC Framework: PM Imran Khan

The Pakistani government is collaborating with China in learning agricultural techniques under CPEC to enhance yield of crops, modernisation of irrigation system and value addition, Xinhua news agency quoted Khan as saying at an event on Friday. File photo of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. IANS.   ISLAMABAD UPDATED ON: JANUARY 30, 2021, 10:12 IST FOLLOW US ON: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the country is expected to get help from China in its efforts to improve the agriculture sector under the framework of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The Pakistani government is collaborating with China in learning agricultural techniques under CPEC to enhance yield of crops, modernisation of irrigation system and value addition, Xinhua news agency quoted Khan as saying at an event on Friday. "The production of crops and dairy products in China is far more than that of Pakistan due to their advanced research and technology," the Prime Minister said. He adde

10 persons missing from Gwadar, Turbat return home

BEHRAM BALOCH GWADAR: Ten people who were missing for the last two and a half years from different areas of Gwadar and Turbat districts safely returned to their homes during the past two days. Among these people is a Balochi language poet Obaid Arif, who had disappeared from Jat Dasht area of Gwadar district in November 2018. Two others are Amin Shekari and Imam Ishaq. They belong to Dasht Maznband area of Gwadar district and they have returned to their homes after two and a half years. Sources said that Ifran Imam Bakhsh of Bal-Negor, Wahid Dad from Sami Kalag and Manzoor Hussain of Menaz Buleda of Kech district also reached home. Four other persons, who belong to Absar and Tump areas of Kech district, reached their homes after disappearance of two years. They are Izzatullah, Mehran, Mohammad Sharif and Gulab. On the return of these people to their home their families and the people of their areas warmly welcomed them. A large number of people visited their homes and congratulated the

International Customs Day: Gwadar Port & Pakistan Customs

Dr Tahir Qureshi   27 Jan 2021 Facebook Twitter Whatsapp TEXT: Modern concept of development is that the economic interdependence among developed and under developed nations increases integration, trade promotion, and many related activities such as investment flow, transfer of technology, building of new economic infrastructure, new job opportunities and industrial development takes place. The development of Gwadar Port, flagship project of multi-billion dollars project namely China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), is the classic example of this concept. The geographical proximity and the opportunity to develop the least developed parts of China and Pakistan allow them to foster economic interdependence for mutual economic benefits with the development of sustainable supply chain from Indian ocean to landlocked western China and vice versa. This development will not only benefit the least developed areas of two countries but also benefit the whole region especially the landlocked Ce

Locals Fear Investors In Chinese Trade Hub Are Pushing Them Out Of Gwadar

January 26, 2021 By  Kiyya Baloch . Pakistani millionaires are snapping up real estate in the impoverished city of Gwadar in response to China’s multibillion-dollar investments that aim to transform the coastal area of Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan Province into a commercial hub and a lynchpin of Beijing’s footprint in the region. But for those who live in Gwadar, the investments have brought few benefits to daily life. Amid a series of heightened security measures aimed at protecting the projects and investments associated with the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), locals say they are being pushed out of the city and away from the potential economic windfall of its strategic coastal location on the Arabian Sea. A fence is being erected around 25 square kilometers of Gwadar, and residents have reported seeing more security forces on the streets. “It is strange they [the security forces] are fencing an entire town to protect the business and interests of people coming from