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BLA fighters targeted a convoy of Pakistani military in Hoshaap

Source: Hakkal Freedom fighters of Baloch Liberation Army targeted a convoy of Pakistani military in Hoshaap today. At least two enemy personnel were eliminated in the attack, whereas, three others were injured . The attack also destroyed multiple vehicles of the occupying Army.  BLA will continue targeting the enemy forces till the freedom of Balochistan. Jeeyand Baloch Spokesperson Baloch Liberation Army 6th May 2021

Clock ticks on B.C.-China ‘Belt and Road’ MOU; Australia punts their own

Graeme Wood   3 hours ago       China’s consul general in Vancouver Tong Xiaoling giving Premier John Horgan a red scarf during Chinese New Year celebration in Richmond in 2019. In 2018, Horgan went on a trade mission to Guangdong province, which has a Belt and Road Initiative agreement with B.C. | Photo: BC Government Flikr After Australia’s federal government cancelled a state memorandum of understanding on the Belt and Road Initiative with the Chinese government, the B.C. government has just days to mull over a likewise agreement of its own. The provincial government’s memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Guangdong Province to support the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in a pan-Pacific partnership was signed in May 2016 and could expire Sunday, leading to an assessment on whether or not it should be resigned. Pro-democracy civic groups in Vancouver are united with the Conservative Party of Canada in opposing the MOU and are calling for federal intervention, or for the provincial g

Balochistan cabinet exempts technical institute project from tax

THE NEWSPAPER'S STAFF CORRESPONDENT QUETTA: The Balochistan government has exempted the Pak-China Technical Vocational Insti­tute Gwadar project from payment of stamp duty for 2014 and 2020. The decision was taken at a meeting of the cabinet held recently with Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani in the chair. Mr Alyani said a comprehensive strategy was being made for all sectors. The meeting discussed various issues and took important decisions. The cabinet condemned the terrorist attack on FC personnel on Afghan border in Zhob district and expressed deep sorrow over the loss of lives as a result of the attack. The meeting expressed concern over the alleged killing of a youth in police firing on Sariab road on Wednesday night and offered condolences to his family. The cabinet approved tax exemption from stamp duty for the Pak-China Technical Vocational Institute Gwadar project for 2014 and 2020 and decided to set up a cabinet sub-committee for framing Balochistan hotels and restau

UNHCR donates five fully equipped ambulances to Balochistan Government

Format News and Press Release Source UNHCR Posted 7 May 2021 Originally published 7 May 2021 Origin View original QUETTA, 7 May 2020 – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency donated Friday five fully equipped ambulances to the Government of Balochistan. During a ceremony in Quetta, the Head of UNHCR’s Sub-Office in Quetta, Erwin Policar, handed over the five ambulances to the Chief Secretary of Balochistan, Mather Niaz Rana. The Health Secretary of Balochistan, Noor ul Haq Baloch, and the Director of the Commissionerate for Afghan Refugees, Balochistan, Arbab Talib-ul-Maula, were also present on the occasion. The ambulances will be provided to provincial health authorities, including the COVID Cell Balochistan, Emergency Service 1122, as well as the Mobile Tele-Medicine Unit. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, UNHCR has stayed and delivered to help strengthen the public health system and assist the government in meeting the needs of increasing numbers of patients. “UNHCR stands in solidari

Pakistan Taliban claims responsibility of attacks on security forces in KP, Balochistan

ANI |  Updated:  May 07, 2021 18:19 IST Quetta (Balochistan) [ Pakistan ], May 7 (ANI): Tehreek-i- Taliban   Pakistan  (TTP), also known as  Pakistan i  Taliban , on Thursday claimed responsibility for recent attacks on  security forces  in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan that took place near the Afghan border. Nine security personnel, including an officer, were killed and eight others injured in ambushes and bomb attacks in Zhob area of Balochistan and North Waziristan tribal district and Bajaur tribal district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday and Tuesday, Dawn reported. "Mujahideen attacked soldiers in Garyum area of North Waziristan when they were coming to start operation," claimed TTP spokesman Mohammad Khurassani in a statement issued to the media from an unknown location. Separately, four personnel of the Frontier Corps, Balochistan, were killed and six others injured in the Manzakai area of Zhob district adjacent to the  South Waziristan  tribal district on Wedne

CPEC: SEZs attract attention of prospective investors

Naveed Butt   08 May 2021 ISLAMABAD: A large number of investors of China, Pakistan, and other countries have shown interest in investing in Special Economic Zones (SEZs) being established in Pakistan under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The Ambassador of People Republic of China to Pakistan, Nong Rong, called on the Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives, Asad Umar, here in Islamabad on Friday. Matters related to bilateral relations and projects under the CPEC and the upcoming Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) meeting were discussed. While discussing the progress on CPEC projects, it was noted that work on Allama Iqbal SEZ in Faisalabad and Rashakai SEZ was progressing smoothly, and a large number of investors had shown interest in investing in these economic zones. Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar said that Pakistan would welcome foreign investors of any country who want to invest in the SEZs. He sa