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Chagai to be linked with Gwadar, Afghan border

ALI RAZA RIND CHAGAI: The federal government is planning to connect the mineral-rich Chagai district with Gwadar seaport and neighboring Afghanistan through road networks. According to sources in the National Highway Authority, the newly proposed Nokundi to Mashkel road would be extended to Panjgur district while another proposed road from Dalbandin to Chagai-cum-Ziyarat Balanoshi would be extended to Pak-Afghan border. Sources said those projects were proposed by Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani, who belongs to Nokundi town of Chagai district. Being located at a triangle between the borders with Iran and Afghanistan, Chagai district has significance for its mineral resources, including the world’s fifth largest deposit of cooper and gold in the Reko Diq area. This district also connects the country with Iran through road and rail network via Taftan border. Mr Sanjrani told  Dawn  that the road between Nokundi and Mashkel would be constructed at a cost of about Rs7 billion. “This is a st

At G7 summit, India says will study US plan to counter China`s Belt and Road Initiative

Sidhant Sibal Jun 13, 2021, 23:51 PM IST, India said that it will study US President Joe Biden`s global infrastructure initiative proposal `Build Back Better` which was announced at the G7 summit as an alternative to China`s BRI. New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke on two sessions at the G7 outreach summit, the initiative is seen as a potential jolt to Chinese President Xi Jinping`s pet project Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).  India said that it will study US President Joe Biden`s global infrastructure initiative proposal 'Build Back Better' which was announced at the  G7 summit as an alternative to China`s BRI. Senior official of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) P Harish said, "On the specific question of  joining `Build back better for the world`, I can confirm that relevant agencies of the government of India  would study them and would engage with them probably at the later stage." Under this plan financial and technological help will be prov

Maintaining law and order is govt’s priority: Balochistan home minister

THE NEWSPAPER'S STAFF CORRESPONDENT QUETTA: Home Minister Mir Ziaullah Langove has said that making Balochistan a peaceful province is the top priority of the coalition government. He said a peaceful environment is necessary for completing the ongoing development projects in the province. Speaking to people and representatives of his constituency during his visit to Kalat and Khaliqabad areas on Sunday, he said the coalition government was working for development of these areas and solution of problems being faced by people of these areas. He said the government was paying special attention for completion of development projects launched in Kalat and other areas. He said that in the upcoming budget many new development schemes would be included in the PSDP to restore complete peace and order in the area. He said the development schemes included health, education, provision of drinking water, communications, industry, agriculture and other important sectors. “Making the province pea

Enforced disappearances' on the rise in Pakistan's Balochistan province

' ANI |  Updated:  Jun 14, 2021 16:46 IST Balochistan  [ Pakistan ], June 14 (ANI): The cases of "enforced disappearances" are rising in  Pakistan 's  Balochistan  as 16 people were reportedly "abducted" by the country's security forces in the month of June alone, said the  Balochistan  Post. Four of them were abducted on June 12 allegedly by the security forces in Kech district of  Balochistan , whereas another went missing on June 11. According to sources,  Pakistan i forces arrested and took away four Baloch youngsters on June 12 to an undisclosed location, after a raid in Kech district. The abductees have been identified as Abdullah, Sohrab, Guharam, and Sattar. In another incident, a Baloch man identified as Dawood Lateef was allegedly abducted by the Frontier Corps (FC) during a raid in Aabsur, Turbat city on June 11. In the month of June itself, cases of 'enforced disappearances' have seen a rapid rise in  Balochistan . On June 11, three p

Hunan province to play greater role in CPEC building: Ambassador Haque

By   News desk  - June 14, 2021 Observer Report Beijing Pakistan Ambassador to China, Moin ul Haq on Sunday said that Hunan province of China would play a greater role in building the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a flagship project of Belt and Road Initiative. “Pakistan and China are “iron brothers” and Chairman Mao Zedong has made a great contribution to the friendship between the two countries, and I am pleased to be in Chairman Mao’s hometown of Hunan on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China,” he said in an exclusive interview with Hunan Daily. The ambassador hoped to use his visit as an opportunity to promote all-round exchanges and cooperation between Pakistan and Hunan, and achieve more substantive results in economic and trade investment, cultural education, personnel exchanges and the conclusion of friendly city relations. “Hunan is like a museum of revolutionary history without walls, some of which have stories about