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MoU signed for building Gwadar shipyard

SALEEM SHAHID QUETTA: Federal Minis­ter for Defence Production Zubaida Jalal has said that the federal and provincial governments are jointly making efforts for the socioeconomic development of Balochistan as it holds economic future of Pakistan. While speaking at the signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the establishment of Gwadar shipyard on Tuesday, she said not only ships would be built at the yard, but it would also provide repairing facilities in the region and training facilities would also be available She said that this project is of great regional importance strategically and after completion it will not only create employment for the locals, but will boost revenue generation for provincial economy. She said that in the first phase technical and managerial human resour­ces would come from other areas of the country, but after completion of training locals would be inducted on these posts. “The project office has been opened in Gwadar and after completio

Gwadar stadium

By Editor's Mail 50 0 It has been a few days that there are trends on social media and reports on television channels about Gawadar Cricket Stadium since International Cricket Council ( ICC ) on Sunday posted multiple pictures of the newly built Gawadar Cricket Stadium on its social media pages asking fans if they’ve seen a more picturesque’ venue in the world. “Show us more picturesque sports venue than the Gawadar Cricket Stadium in Balochistan, we’ll wait….” The recent pictures of the Gawadar Cricket Stadium were clicked by Pakistani TV personality and Sports Commentator Fakhr_e_ Alam. He himself urged cricket lovers to visit the stadium. Furthermore, being in the very middle of natural hills Gawadar Cricket Stadium presents a tremendous view. It presents a unique view from top of the hills. Lastly, as International Cricket Council (ICC) has had its best wishes for the newly built Gawadar Cricket Stadium now it is the responsibility of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to explore thi

This hypercar is China’s first Belt and Road electric vehicle project

A joint venture between First Auto Works and startup Silk EV By  Sean O'Kane   on  February 2, 2021 11:48 pm     Image: Silk EV A new engineering and design startup called Silk EV headquartered in Italy’s venerable Motor Valley is more than just another attempt at making an electric hypercar. It’s also the latest arrow in the quiver for China’s massive Belt and Road project, though the first that deals with electric cars. Silk EV announced on Tuesday that it will co-develop an “ultra-luxury hypercar” called the S9 in the home region of Lamborghini and Ferrari with First Automobile Works (FAW), China’s original state-owned automaker. The S9 will be part of the Chinese automaker’s longstanding Hongqi brand, which means “red flag” and was once exclusively made for high-ranking Chinese government officials before becoming more widely available. The two companies didn’t release any specifications about the S9, or any photos, save for a teaser image. In a press release, Silk EV said the

15 dead in bus accident in Pakistan's Balochistan province

PTI |   Published: 02nd February 2021 04:46 PM     Representational Image KARACHI: At least 15 people, including five women and three children, were killed and 10 others seriously hurt in Pakistan's Balochistan province on Tuesday when a speeding passenger bus overturned on the Quetta-Karachi highway, according to media reports. The bus was going to Karachi, the capital of Sindh province, from Panjgur area of Balochistan when the driver lost control of the vehicle and it overturned in the early hours of Tuesday near Uthal town, officials told The Express Tribune newspaper. The deceased were shifted to District Headquarters Hospital, Uthal, while four grievously injured persons have been shifted to Karachi. The deceased include five women, three children and seven men. They are yet to be identified. Questions have been raised on whether the bus was overspeeding. However, officials are yet to confirm. Meanwhile, Samaa TV quoted a local police officer as saying that poor visibility du

Amid opposition uproar in Pak, Imran Khan's govt passes CPEC Authority bill

ANI |  Updated:  Feb 02, 2021 14:35 IST Islamabad [Pakistan], February 2 (ANI): Amid ruckus by the opposition members, the  Imran Khan -led government on Monday hurriedly passed three bills in the National Assembly, including the  China -Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority Bill, reported Dawn. During the passage of the bill, opposition members protested in front of the dais of National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser, after he refused to give them the floor to speak on the issue of price hike with particular reference to the recent increase in prices of electricity and petroleum products. The opposition raised slogans like 'Sharam karo, haya karo, speaker ko riha karo' (Be ashamed, release the speaker) and 'Bijli chor, aata chor aur cheeni chor' (Electricity thieves, flour thieves and sugar thieves), Dawn reported. The CPEC Authority Ordinance was promulgated by President  Dr Arif Alvi  in October 2019 before  Imran Khan 's visit to  China . Later, the governme