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CPEC opportunity comes in centuries: Ahsan CPEC opportunity comes in centuries: Ahsan National 11 HOURS AGO BY APP   Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal said on Saturday that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project was a splendid gift and a great opportunity that came in centuries, and its successful completion could make Pakistan’s development irreversible. Addressing the second Alumni Reunion here at University of Engineering and Technology (UET), he said, Pakistan was now on way to economic development and there was dire need for political stability for ensuring consistency in policies to achieve vital economic goals of the country. Ahsan Iqbal was of the view that 20th century had been a century of political concepts but 21st century was of economic ideology. Only that country could advance at global level that had an ability of wealth creation; its justified distribution; and efficient in ensu

Steps for CPEC specific manpower o Toggle navigation Oped National World Sports Business Entertainment Weird Health Sci - tech Magazine HOT TOPICS Steps for CPEC-specific manpower January 15, 2017 ISLAMABAD: The $54 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which is seen catapulting the country’s GDP growth to 7.5 percent, while creating more than 2 million direct and indirect jobs, calls for skilled manpower specializing in the project-specific trades, officials said on Saturday. "The government has taken a number of steps for vocational training of the workforce in line with the CPEC projects,” Radio Pakistan quoted concerned officials as saying.  “ National Vocational and Technical Training Commission is currently providing training to the youth in thirty eight CPEC-specific trades in one hundred and ninety seven institutes across the country. The NAVTCC is also planning to add Chinese Language Course in the next phase.”

Media watchdog asks Pakistan to probe killing of journalist in Balochistan Home World news By:  ANI  | Islamabad | Published: January 15, 2017 5:04 AM The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has asked Pakistan to investigate the killing of a journalist in the Balochistan province. (Reuters) The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has asked Pakistan to investigate the killing of a journalist in the Balochistan province. In a statement, the media watchdog has demanded action against those responsible for the killing of 37-year-old Mohammad Jan, who was returning home late Thursday night in Kalat area when targeted by unidentified assailants, reports the Dawn. You May Also Like To Watch: Who Took Demonetisation Decision? RBI Or Narendra Modi   The journalist had worked for the Urdu-language daily Qudrat and was teaching at a school. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the killing.  Paki

HEC plans scholarships for students of Balochistan, FATA January 14, 2017 RECORDER REPORT 0 Comments     Higher Education Commission (HEC) has prepared a roadmap for the phase-wise establishment of 32 sub-campuses with an estimated cost of Rs 5.6 billion in different parts of the country, lacking higher educational institutes, revealed HEC Executive Director Dr Arshad Ali. HEC, in accordance with the Vision 2025, "Establishment of sub-campus of Public Sector University at district level" prepared an umbrella project which was considered by Central Development Working Party (CDWP) in its meeting held on August 4, 2016 and recommended to Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC). The estimated cost of the project is Rs 5.6 billion with an allocation of Rs 350 million for the current financial year, while the implementation period is 36 months. Under the project, 32 sub-campuses will be established in areas lacking higher educational institutes, said the ED, wh

Two maritime patrol vessels arrive at Gwadar Port from China   Last Updated On  14 January,2017  02:00 pm The ships have been named as PMSS Hingol and PMSS Basol. GWADAR (Dunya News) - Two maritime patrol vessels built in China for Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) have arrived at Gwadar Port today (Saturdy). The ships have been named as PMSS Hingol and PMSS Basol. Availability of these latest ships to PMSA will further secure the sea against all crimes including terrorism. China and Pakistan are currently building the nearly 3,000-km-long economic corridor linking Pakistan’s Gwadar port on the Arabian Sea with Xinjiang to improve connectivity between the two countries. The move would open up a new and cheaper cargo route for transporting oil to China as well as export of Chinese goods to the Middle East and Africa. A Pakistan Navy official said the role of maritime forces has increased since the country has made the Gwadar port operational an

China’s exports increased to Pakistan under CPEC

Business 42 MINS AGO BY INP ISLAMABAD:  China’s exports to Pakistan has considerably increased, following the launching of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), reported China Central Television on Saturday. Trade with countries along the “Belt and Road” witnessed growth, exports to Pakistan rose 11 percent, 14.1 percent. Meanwhile, China’s foreign trade stabilised and returned to growth in the fourth quarter last year, with total foreign trade value up 3.8 percent in the three-month period, data from the General Administration of Customs (GAC) showed Friday. In the fourth quarter of 2016, China’s exports were up 0.3 percent from a year ago, while imports climbed 8.7 percent, compared with a 0.3-percent decrease in exports and a 2.3-percent rise in imports in the third quarter, according to GAC spokesperson Huang Songping. The country’s exports in yuan-denominated terms dropped 2 percent