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The deterioration in Australia China relations

The deterioration in Australia China relations Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne on 21 April cancelled two MOUs signed by the state of Victoria in 2018 and 2019 with China’s national Development and Reform Commission on Chinese participation in infrastructure projects under China’s Belt and Road initiatives. May 3, 2021 1:34 PM The Chinese embassy has termned cancelling of MOUs as “another unreasonable and provocative move taken by the Australian side against China” By Anil Wadhwa Under a new Legislation, which gives powers to the Federal Government to review agreements reached by the Australian states and universities, Foreign Minister Marise Payne on 21 April cancelled two MOUs signed by the state of Victoria under the labor government of Dan Andrews in 2018 and 2019 with China’s national Development and Reform Commission on Chinese participation in infrastructure projects under China’s Belt and Road initiatives. Two similar arrangements signed by the Victoria education depart

Emergency response system being set up in Balochistan

7 hours ago Our Staff Reporter       Quetta - The government of Balochistan on Monday decided in principle to establish infectious disease, emergency management and response system in Awaran, Washuk, Khuzdar, Lasbella, Kech, Panjgur and Gwadar districts of the province. The official of the Balochistan Government on the condition of anonymity told APP that setting up infectious disease management units at District Headquarters (DHQs) and Teaching Hospitals are also included in the development plan. He said the patients would be given timely and best treatment during accidental emergency as the government would establish Accidental and Emergency Centers at DHQs hospitals of southern districts of Balochistan. The government would also establish infectious disease outbreak and emergency response centers at Rural Health Center (RHC) and Tehsil Headquarters (THQs) hospitals which would provide treatment to a major chunk of patients of the remote areas. KTA delegation meets Imran Ismail at Go

Pakistan: Balochistan ruling party, govt allies demand replacement of provincial chief minister

ANI |  Updated:  May 03, 2021 09:46 IST Balochistan  [ Pakistan ], May 3 (ANI): Several members of the ruling  Balochistan  Awami Party, as well as allies of the provincial government, have demanded the replacement of  Chief Minister   Jam Kamal  over growing discontent. Tensions have risen between the  Balochistan   Chief Minister  and members of Prime Minister  Imran Khan 's  Pakistan  Tehreek-e-Insaf ( PTI ) in the provincial assembly, Geo News reported citing sources. During the recent trip by Prime Minister  Imran Khan  to Quetta, the  PTI  provincial assembly members made several complaints regarding Kamal, the sources said. The group complained that Kamal was "spoiling the  PTI  in  Balochistan " "Apart from  Jam Kamal , any chief minister from BAP would be acceptable," the group was quoted as saying by the sources. They further said that there were talks of re-appointing Speaker Qudus Bizenjo as chief minister in place of Kamal, adding that if the BAP ch

Expert highlights the need to develop Balochistan

India Blooms News Service  |  @indiablooms   |  04 May 2021, 03:06 am #Balochistan ,  #Pakistan ,  # Islamabad: A leading Pakistani social development and policy adviser has said the vast geography and natural endowments have become a political nemesis for the people  of Balochistan. In his column published in The News International, Amir Hussain said: "Balochistan with its rich natural endowments and vast geographical location can help long-term development in Pakistan." "The province can become the hub of national economic growth through trade with Iran, Afghanistan, Central Asia and the Persian Gulf countries," he said. He said the government of Balochistan should embark upon developing district development strategies through consistent engagement with local stakeholders. "District development strategies will pave the way for an overdue process of engagement of all stakeholders to crowd in their resources and strategic investments to help build a better Balo