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Balochistan struggles to enforce Covid SOPs

Govt fears spike in infections after Eid holidays APP  |  May 12, 2021     Flouting Covid SOPs, citizens throng markets as Eidul Fitr approaches. PHOTO: ONLINE QUETTA: Balochistan government spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani on Tuesday said the BAP-led government was struggling to implement SOPs devised by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC). Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, Shahwani said the number of rising positive Covid cases in Balochistan has forced the provincial government to take measures to ensure implementation of guidelines laid out by the NCOC to contain the spread of coronavirus. He said the decision of a complete lockdown will be made by NCOC as the situation is getting worst every day. Shahwani added that the Balochistan government is implementing restrictions from May 8 till May 16 across the province according to the decision of NCOC in order to prevent the spread of the deadly virus. In the current situation, the government is requesting the busines

Law, order situation in Balochistan reviewed

SALEEM SHAHID QUETTA: Balochistan Home Minister Mir Zia Langau has said that complete peace and order will be ensured in the province. “Every possible step will be taken for the protection of life and property of people,” he said while presiding over a meeting. Also attended by Chief Secretary Mather Niaz Rana, Inspector General of Police Mohammad Tahir Rai and Additional Chief Secretary Home Arshad Majeed, the meeting reviewed the overall law and order situation in the province. The home minister directed the top officials to take consistent steps to improve the law and order situation. He said indiscriminate action would be taken against the law-breakers to protect the life and property of the people. Police and other law enforcement agencies should work diligently to crack down on criminal elements, he said. Mr Langau directed the authorities concerned to further tighten security at important places https://www.dawn.com/news/1623635/law-order-situation-in-balochistan-reviewed

CPEC to bring socio-economic uplift in region

Top Story Asim Yasin May 13, 2021 ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser has said that the early completion of CPEC related projects would bring unprecedented socio-economic progress in the country. “The incumbent... Share Next Story >>> ISLAMABAD: National Assembly (NA) Speaker Asad Qaiser has said that the early completion of CPEC related projects would bring unprecedented socio-economic progress in the country. “The incumbent government is resolved to strengthen its ties with China on the basis of mutual cooperation and progress,” he expressed these views while meeting with Chinese Ambassador Nong Rong, who called on him here on Wednesday. Asad Qaiser also remarked that Pak-China friendship is ever lasting and is based on mutual trust and cooperation in every socio-economic field. He stressed on increasing parliamentary diplomacy between both countries. He also invited chairman National People’s Congress of China to attend a seminar to highlight the benefits of CP

88pc work on first CPEC hydropower project completed: Asim Bajwa

DAWN.COM Chairman of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority Asim Saleem Bajwa shared on Wednesday that 88 per cent of the work on the Karot Hydropower Project has been completed. The hydropower project — the first of its kind under the CPEC — is expected to be completed in April 2022 and is being built on the River Jhelum, he said. Sharing the details of the Karot Hydropower Project in a tweet, Bajwa said the investment in it amounted to $1,780 million while 5,000 local people were directly employed for its construction. The 720-megawatt Karot Hydropower Project was  initially due to be completed  in 2020. It has the capability to generate 3.249 billion units of clean electricity per year for the national grid. Read |   CPEC 2.0: full speed ahead The project is being developed on a Build-Own-Operate and Transfer (BOOT) basis at an estimated cost of $1.98bn including a development cost of $1.698bn and interest during construction of $243m by Karot Power Company Private Lt

Wang Yi Attends the Opening Ceremony of the Fifth Silk Road International Exposition

Wang Yi Attends the Opening Ceremony of the Fifth Silk Road International Exposition and the Investment and Trade Forum for Cooperation between East and West China 2021/05/11 On May 11, 2021, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended and addressed the opening ceremony of the Fifth Silk Road International Exposition and the Investment and Trade Forum for Cooperation between East and West China in Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province via video link. Wang Yi said that with the theme of "Interconnection, Contribution and Shared Benefits", this Silk Road International Exposition aims to promote the joint development of China's eastern, central and western regions, accelerate the high-quality Belt and Road cooperation, and promote the building of a community with a shared future for mankind. China welcomes all friends, both old and new, to attend the meeting to discuss ways of win-win cooperation and jointly build a path of joint development. Wang Yi said that since Pre

Belt and Road Initiative resurrects West’s old paranoia about Asiatic domination

Opinion In a well-known perceptual trick, people see a drawing that is either of a duck or a rabbit; likewise, with the belt and road strategy, Chinese think in terms of win-win economic opportunities but the West, especially the US, sees nothing but threats and zero-sum games Topic | My Take Register and follow to be notified the next time content from My Take is published. Alex Lo Published:  9:00pm, 11 May, 2021 There is an intriguing idea in international relations study called “a perceptual shock”. It denotes any single event that suddenly makes decision-makers aware of the cumulative effect of gradual long-term power trends, the proverbial alarm bell or wake-up call. The Soviets’ success with Sputnik 1, the world’s first artificial satellite in 1957, was such a shock for the United States. Suddenly, American technological supremacy no longer seemed assured.   Has there been such a similar shock for Americans that their political leaders have now embarked on an all-of-government r

MOHSIN ZAHIR – AN EMERGING TAKEN FROM THE REMOTE AREAS OF BALOCHISTAN

An emerging taken from the remote areas of balochistan by   JOHNNY LEE VIP Contributor. 61 SHARES Education is not everything that you were studying your school or college years, but it is infected when you learn throughout your life. Life will provide your constant lessons from which you can learn more than you can through any educational institute. If your education no doubt is very important for a person to proper In life, but it is not everything that one should be dependent upon. If you have been through schools’ colleges, and universities but still don’t know how to deal with real-life problems, then you have failed in life. Learning from the real experiences are what that mold you as a person and is exactly what that builds your character. Mohsin Zahir is the true example of this whole situation. Even though education has played its part in shaping his personality but whatever he has learned in life is through true-life experiences. No matter how much of a hardworking student yo