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Ehsaas campsites to be increased in remote areas of Balochistan

Islamabad APP May 06, 2021 Islamabad : Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection Dr. Sania Nishtar along with senior officials convened Ehsaas briefing with Commissioners and Deputy... Share Next Story >>> Islamabad : Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection Dr. Sania Nishtar along with senior officials convened Ehsaas briefing with Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners of Balochistan on Wednesday. The virtual meeting was held on special invitation of Balochistan Chief Secretary aimed at to inform the district administrations of the province about the ongoing Ehsaas programmes and initiatives and to seek collaborations for making enhancements in Ehsaas payment operations. The chief secretary and Secretary BISP also joined the briefing. Dr. Nishtar outlined details of multisectoral Ehsaas programmes specifically conditional and unconditional cash transfer programmes being executed in Balochi

Would never give statement against PM Imran Khan: Balochistan governor

Pakistan Our Correspondent May 06, 2021 Balochistan Governor Justice (retd) Amanullah Khan Yasinzai refutes media reports, says he has given no interview or made statement about PM Imran Khan Share Next Story >>> Balochistan Governor Justice (retired) Amanullah Khan Yasinzai says statemnets being attributed to him by media are "false and fabricated". Says he has given no interview to any TV channel or newspaper. "I respect Prime Minister Imran Khan from the bottom of my heart," says Yasinzai. Balochistan Governor Justice (retired) Amanullah Khan Yasinzai says media reports of a statement against Prime Minister Imran Khan which is being attributed to him are "false and fabricated". Yasinzai said he did not speak to anyone and did not give an interview to any TV channel or newspaper. He said he doesn't have any connection with statements attributed to him that are being made and spread deliberately. Read more:  PM Imran Khan asks Balochistan Gov

Protests erupt in Balochistan's Quetta after police shot dead 22-yr-old

ANI |  Updated:  May 06, 2021 18:49 IST Quetta  ( Balochistan ) [ Pakistan ], May 6 (ANI): The death of a young man in  Quetta  after police opened fire on his car has sparked  protests  in the city. Faiza Jattak, a 22-year-old student, was killed on Wednesday night after officials of the Eagle Squad of  Balochistan   Police  opened fire on his car on  Sariab Road , Dawn reported According to the  first information report  (FIR) registered on the complaint of Jattak's cousin who was travelling with him in the car, the two men were going home through  Sariab Road  around 10pm when four officials of the Eagle Squad signalled them to stop at Sada Bahar Terminal. "As soon as we travelled a bit ahead, they started firing on us because of which my cousin, Faizan, was seriously injured. He died on the spot, while I was injured," the FIR quoted Jattak's cousin as saying. The FIR was lodged against the four police officials under Sections 302 (murder), 324 (attempt to murder)

EU and India to boost trade, Indo-Pacific partnership as China’s influence grows

Politics The bid to deepen ties comes amid the EU’s concern over human rights in China, and as border tensions remain between New Delhi and Beijing Both will discuss projects that offer an alternative to China’s Belt and Road Initiative, while EU navies hope for a ‘meaningful presence’ in the Indo-Pacific Topic | India Register and follow to be notified the next time content from India is published. Kunal Purohit Published:  10:00pm, 6 May, 2021 The  European Union  and India are set to make big-ticket announcements in their first Leaders’ Meeting on Saturday, including the resumption of long-stalled free-trade talks, infrastructure projects and activities in the Indo-Pacific region.   All 27 heads of the EU member states and India’s Prime Minister  Narendra Modi  will be at the meeting. Previous EU-India summits have been led by heads of the European Commission and the European Council.   On Thursday, the EU announced an allocation of US$2.6 million to support the World Health Organiz

India, European Union (EU) To Seal Connectivity Deal To Counter China’s Ambitious BRI — Reports

By  EurAsian Times Desk -  May 3, 2021 India and the European Union (EU) are making joint efforts to seal a “connectivity agreement”, which could be an answer to China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), according to reports.   A virtual meeting which is scheduled for May 8 in Lisbon will also revive the stalled negotiations on trade and investment deals. The meeting will be chaired by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President of European Council Charles Michel and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. Modi took to Twitter to thank the EU for its “support and assistance to India’s COVID response” and showed that he is “confident that the meeting will provide a new momentum to our strategic partnership.” Spoke to President of the EU Commission @vonderleyen and thanked EU for support and assistance to India’s COVID response. We discussed India-EU Leaders’ Meeting on 8 May. I am confident that the Meeting will provide a new momentum to our Strategic Partnership

China suspends economic accord with Australia

China "indefinitely" suspended on Thursday all activity under a China-Australia Strategic Economic Dialogue, its state economic planner said, the latest setback for their strained relations. Agence France-Presse Beijing May 6, 2021 UPDATED: May 6, 2021 10:00 IST China -- Australia's biggest trading partner -- has already imposed tariffs on more than a dozen key industries, including wine, barley and coal, decimating exports. (Photo: Reuters) China said on Thursday it had suspended an economic agreement with Australia, in an apparent tit-for-tat response to Canberra's scrapping of a Belt and Road infrastructure pact and threat to undo a deal leasing Darwin Port to a Chinese company. Relations between the two sides have collapsed into acrimony after Canberra called for an independent probe into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic and banned telecoms giant Huawei from building Australia's 5G network. China -- Australia's biggest trading partner -- has already