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ACCA, PCI signs MoU to promote understanding on CPEC, OBOR DW Focus Lahore 13 HOURS AGO BY STAFF REPORT The Pakistan-China Institute (PCI) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together to promote a better understanding amongst accounting professionals about issues related to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and the One Belt One Road (OBOR). Pakistan’s professional accountants were increasingly being drawn into conversations about economic and political events such as CPEC—the single largest foreign direct investment in Pakistan’s history. Finance professionals who base their work on risk assessment are now faced with factoring CPEC outcomes into finance strategies and governance strategies, especially if one is working in a directly impacted public sector enterprise. The finance profession wants to play a role in making this game changer into a sustain

A glimpse of the Silk Road Saturday, 11 February 2017 | MYT 8:35 AM image: Fascinating Terracotta Army in Lintong District where fair maidens and eunuchs are believed to be buried with the emperor to accompany him in the afterlife   I imagined the Silk Road to be dry and windy yet mystical and exotic. This ancient trading route extends from China across Central Asia to the Mediterranean region. My parents who have been there explained that the most popular route is from Xian in Central China to the Xinjiang Autonomous Region in the west. Xian is one of China’s ancient capitals and the main gateway to the Silk Road where the Terracotta Army is buried. It consists of thousands of live-size statues of warriors, horses and chariots buried 2,200 years ago alon

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Baloch in Gulf

Balochis 80% in Army Oman 🇴🇲 85% Baluchis in Army UAE 🇦🇪 🇧🇭Bahrain's army Baloch people 100% Number Oman's population 90 Baloch people Omani 🇴🇲 🇧🇭Bahrain Club in Baluchi speaking Baloch In this club there are photographs all  martyrs  Balochistan Baloch people in Arab countries is characterized by freedom, speaking in Balochi

CPEC will be strengthened if Iran joins: CM Shehbaz Uncategorized 8 HOURS AGO BY  HASSAAN AHMED “The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will be further strengthened if Iran becomes a part of this game changing project,” Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shahbaz Sharif said during a ceremony held in Lahore to celebrate the 38th anniversary of the Iran’s revolution. Speaking on the occasion, Shahbaz Sharif said that the revolution was a significant moment in world history and one of the few instances when a people had ousted a cruel system that was operating against their wishes. He further added that the Iran’s progress could not be halted despite all hindrances and that this spoke volumes about the courage of the Iranian people. The chief minister quoted several verses from the poetry of Allama Iqbal, who is widely read and admired in Iran as well. “The people of Iran followed Iqbal’s philosophy of Khudi in its true essence,” he said. Pak

Senate committee dissatisfied over CPEC A REPORTER  — PUBLISHED about an hour ago ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Communications has expressed dissatisfaction over the government’s attitude regarding the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. The committee’s chairman Muhammad Daud Khan Achakzai of the Awami National Party said on Friday that it was strange that trade convoys had started passing without the completion of the western route of the corridor. “Whenever we ask about the progress on the western route, we hear the excuse that the funds and workforce are not available,” he said. The chief secretary of Balochistan confessed before the members that a committee formed on the orders of the prime minister to acquire land in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had not held any meeting, hence no area had been acquired. Mr Achakzai said it meant that the route existed only on papers and the facts were entirely different as co

BoI committed to revive foreign investors confidence: official February 11, 2017 Print :  Business ISLAMABAD: The Board of Investment (BoI) is fully committed to reviving the confidence of foreign businessmen to ultimately boost foreign investment in the country. Due to the prudent economic policies of the government, Pakistan would soon be transformed to an investment hub of regional and global trade, a senior official of the Board of Investment said, while talking to APP on Friday. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would play a catalytic role to enhance foreign investment, besides attracting investment not only from China, but from other parts of the world, as well, he added. CPEC would be a strategic game-changer in the region and would go a long way in making Pakistan a richer and stronger country, the BoI official said. The Board of Investment has established Special Economic Zone (SEZ) cell to facilitate stakeholders on the m

Financing burden of CPEC ISHRAT HUSAIN  — UPDATED about an hour ago The writer is former governor of the State Bank of Pakistan. The ongoing debate on the impact of CPEC projects on future external payments’ obligations is welcome, but should be informed by analysis based on facts rather than opinion. The total committed amount under CPEC of $50 billion is divided into two broad categories: $ 35bn is allocated for energy projects while $ 15bn is for infrastructur e, Gwadar development, industrial zones and mass transit schemes. The entire portfolio is to be completed by 2030. Therefore, the implementation schedule would determine the payments stream. Energy projects are planned for completion by 2020, but given the usual bureaucratic delays, it won’t be before 2023 that all projects are fully operational. Under the early harvest programme, 10,000 MW would be added to the national grid by 2018. Therefore, the disbursement schedule of energy proj

China-Pakistan-Economic-Corridor (CPEC) and Islamic Finance A Unmissable opportunity for Sukuk issuance Mehboob Makhdoomi  Srinagar | Posted : Feb 11 2017 1:33AM | Updated: Feb 10 2017 11:17PM The China-Pakistan Economic corridor (CPEC), also known as One-Belt-One-Road (OBOR) is being referred to as the game-changer. About year and a half ago, I researched it and wrote about it in ‘Greater Kashmir’. The way things have unfurled in CPEC hitherto makes me reiterate even more confidently what I predicted then. This project covers 60 countries and 27 of them are Muslim nations. It reduces the distance of Western China to Europe by 5000kms, which roughly translates to 45 shipping days. Those who know international business can gauge the significance of 45 days. The $54 billion dollar investment is being spent to come up with the new roads, renovate and broaden old ones, build ports, airports, power plants, wind parks, solar farms, pipel

Nawaz makes big CPEC-aided business pitch   MADIHA SHAKEEL   FEB 10TH , 2017   0 VIEWS: 107 RECORDER REPORT ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has urged the foreign companies to take advantage of the incentives being offered by the government for investment and make investment in Pakistan whose strategic location is gateway to the energy-rich Central Asian states. Addressing a gathering of 38 chief executive officers (CEOs) of companies from France, Italy, Canada, the UK, the US and other countries here Thursday, the Prime Minister said that Pakistan located on Asias premier trade, energy and transport corridor is also the gateway to the energy rich Central Asian states as well as Gulf States and far Eastern economies. The Prime Minister said that under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) an investment portfolio of over $55 billion is being implemented. Of the total, $35 billion investment is being made in the energy sector and apart from energy, road and rail infr

First Seminar of 2017: The history of Balochistan revisited January 19, 2017    Seminars and other events The Democracy Forum’s first seminar of 2017, entitled ‘ The history of Balochistan revisited ’, will take place on  Thursday 23 February 2017  from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at the  House of Lords, London . Chair: Dr William Crawley, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies Speakers: Professor Sabir Badal Khan, Dept of Asia, Africa and Mediterranean Studies, University of Oriental Studies, NaplesH H Mir Suleman Khan Ahmedzai, Khan of KalatHyrbyair Marri, Baloch nationalist leader and former Education Minister, BalochistanDr Yaqoob Bangash, Director, Centre for Governance and Policy, Information Technology University, Lahore Venue: Committee Room 4A, House of Lords Westminster, London SW1A 0PW The seminar will examine the history of Balochistan in order to develop an understanding of the causes underlying the region’s current situati

Naela Quadri : Mumbai report

Nàela Quadri in Mumbai press

Baloch Raaj Daftar KADU MAKARANI

Qadir Bukhsh Rind Baloch alias Kadu Makrani was a 19th-century archetypal figure who was born and brought up in Makran, Balochistan. He rose as an insurgent in Kathiawar , Gujarat, martyred and buried in Karachi, Sindh in 1887. His final resting place in Mewah Shah Graveyard ( Lyari ) which has become the center of inspiration today. He is also remembered as the eastern Robin Hood.History When life became hard for the working classes in Makran , Balochistan due to British colonists, Kadu Makrani, with his tribe, migrated to Kathiawar, Gujarat in mid of 19th century. Due to their courage and bravery, Nawabs of Kathiawar acquired their services to eliminate dacoits of Kathiawar. Kadu Makrani and people of his tribe earned territories and properties as rewards of their services. The rise of Kadu Makrani was disturbing to British imperialists. They were looking for an excuse to disarm Kadu Makrani and his tribe to break their power. With little effort an excuse was avail when Kadu Mak

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Congress leader Tanveer Baloch from Gujarat to raise Bloch cause in India

Baloch leader Tanveer khan Baloch  said  Congress Indian will raise  issue Balochistan against pakistan