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Hainan to present Belt and Road Initiative's potential at tourism carnival

Business & Economy November 27, 16:43 HAIKOU, November 27. /TASS/. During the 21st Tourism Island International Carnival, the Hainan authorities plan to unleash the tourism potential of the Belt and Road Initiative and use interagency mechanisms to promote new products that are in high demand among tourists, reported the Hainan Daily newspaper, citing the official program of the complex event. According to the newspaper, thanks to the carnival, the Hainan administration is going to turn tourism into a "new driving force", which will activate both the cultural sphere and sports, exhibition activities, and trade. Such a cross-industry site is expected to attract even more tourists to the Island of Hainan. According to the announced schedule, entertainment events will last until early January 2021. They will be held not only in the largest cities of the island of Haikou and Sanya, where large-scale cultural and entertainment projects are often organized, but also in many oth

Balochistan governor for reducing infant mortality rate

National Muhammad Ejaz Khan November 28, 2020 QUETTA: Expressing concern over the high infant mortality rate in Pakistan, the Governor of Balochistan, Justice Amanullah Khan Yasinzai, has underlined the need to work on the principles of... Share Next Story >>> QUETTA: Expressing concern over the high infant mortality rate in Pakistan, the Governor of Balochistan, Justice (retd) Amanullah Khan Yasinzai, has underlined the need to work on the principles of primary healthcare so that children may not remain deprived of basic healthcare facilities across the country and, by doing so, we can significantly reduce the infant mortality. The governor was addressing the inaugural session of the 25th Hybrid Biennial International Paediatric Conference here on Friday evening. The three-day conference, being attended by eminent paediatricians from all over the country besides abroad, has been organized by the Pakistan Paediatric Association (PPA). The theme of biennial is: “Moving towards

Treading the pathway to progress

Islamabad Our Correspondent November 28, 2020 Islamabad : Though government of Balochistan is providing the technical and vocational education and training services through the labour and manpower, social welfare and education department, it... Islamabad : Though government of Balochistan is providing the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) services through the labour and manpower, social welfare and education department, it faces challenges such as incapacity of instructors, outdated curriculum, obsolete machinery and limited material for training. The INGOs and NGOs are also working in the TVET sector. The TVET system in Balochistan has limited access, especially to the unskilled youth. Industrial development, a key to economic growth of any region, has not been focused upon though Balochistan consists of 44 per cent of landmass of Pakistan. Therefore, the youth unemployment rate is very high in the province. Majority of youth in Balochistan are employed in on-farm

OGDC discovers gas reserves in Balochistan

Discovery has opened new avenue, will add to hydrocarbon reserves Our Correspondent  |  November 28, 2020     The Senate agreed that natural gas would not be provided to high-rise buildings and new housing schemes through the Sui gas transmission system. PHOTO: REUTERS ISLAMABAD: Oil and Gas Development Company (OGDC) has reported that it has found gas deposits in exploratory well Lakhirud X-1 in Musa Khel district, Balochistan, which will slightly reduce import pressure. "Based on logs data, the well was tested at a rate of 2.5 million standard cubic feet per day (mmcfd) of gas and 18 barrels per day of water," OGDC Company Secretary Ahmed Hayat Lak said in a notice sent to the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on Friday. The oil and gas exploration firm is the 100% operator of Lakhriud exploration licence. The discovery has opened new avenue and would add to the hydrocarbon reserves base of OGDC, he said. OGDC's share price dropped Rs1.63, or 1.61%, and closed at Rs99.60 wi

Balochistan violence dates back to "brutal, repressive policies" of Musharraf: Italian journalist in new book

Balochistan violence dates back to "brutal, repressive policies" of Musharraf: Italian journalist in new book ANI |  Updated:  Nov 27, 2020 23:55 IST Rome [Italy], November 27 (ANI): The  violence  in  Balochistan  dates back to the "brutal, repressive policies and strategies" of former  Pakistan  president  Pervez Musharraf , says journalist  Francesco Marino  in her new book " Balochistan : Bruised, Battered and Bloodied". The book will be released on November 28. Its forward has been written by former  Pakistan  ambassador to the US, Hussian Haqqani. The book begins with an insurrection in  Balochistan  that began in 2006 after the murder of Nawab Mohammad Akbar Shahbaz Khan Bugti. "The killing of Bugti was a turning point in the shaping of regional dynamics, creating an irreparable fracture in relations between the Baloch people and the state. The flames of an independence movement had almost died out as a more restrained quest for autonomy took s

Sindh, Balochistan to facilitate SMEs

AMIN AHMED ISLAMABAD: The Sindh and Balochistan governments have pledged their support for the implementation of European Union-funded Growth for Rural Advancement and Sustainable Progress project aimed at increasing agricultural productivity in selected districts of the two provinces. At the two-day meeting of the GRASP Steering Committee which concluded on Friday, the provincial governments acknowledged the rapid response by the GRASP team on mitigating the effects of Covid-19 on small and medium enterprises in Sindh and Balochistan. The project being implemented by the Geneva-based International Trade Centre (ITC), GRASP will work to increase economic opportunity and contribute to sustainability of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Additional Chief Secretary of Planning and Development Department of Balochistan, Abdul Rehman Buzdar and Chairman of Planning and Development Department of Sindh Muhammad Waseem chaired meetings for their respective provinces. They expressed their gra