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BNP founder and first Balochistan CM Sardar Ataullah Mengal passes away in Karachi

GHALIB NIHAD Veteran politician and founder of the Balochistan National Party (BNP), Sardar Ataullah Mengal, passed away in Karachi on Thursday, party leader Sanaullah Baloch said. He had been ill for a long time and was admitted to a private hospital in Karachi, according to the BNP. He was 92. Born in 1929, Mengal spent his childhood in Lasbela and later moved to Karachi. He was declared the chief (sardar) of the Mengal tribe in 1954. Mengal was introduced to politics by Mir Ghaus Bakhsh Bizenjo, a founding member of the National Awami Party (NAP) – who also briefly served as the governor of Balochistan in 1972-73. In 1962, Mengal was elected to the West Pakistan provincial assembly; Bezinjo ran his election campaign. Mengal became the  first chief minister of Balochistan  in May 1972 and remained in that position until his government was dismissed by then prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in Feb 1973. Mengal chose to go into self-exile in London during General Ziaul Haq's era.

Security of CPEC projects reviewed

Peshawar Bureau report September 02, 2021 PESHAWAR: Inspector General of Police Moazzam Jah Ansari and Chief Secretary Kazim Niaz held a meeting in Abbottabad district to review security of CPEC projects.An official communique said that DIG... Share Next Story >>> PESHAWAR: Inspector General of Police Moazzam Jah Ansari and Chief Secretary Kazim Niaz held a meeting in Abbottabad district to review security of CPEC projects. An official communique said that DIG Mirvais Niaz and Commissioner Hazara Mutahhir Zaib briefed the IGP and chief secretary on security to Chinese projects and other related matters. The statement said that the authorities have already directed the use of drones and other modern technology for the security of Chinese experts working on uplift projects. The officials ordered measures to strengthen security as the projects were termed vital for national development

First CPEC power transmission project gets under way

KHALID HASNAIN LAHORE: The first China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project in the power evacuation and transmission sector, the 660kV High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Matiari-Lahore transmission line, started commercial operations on Wednesday on its scheduled date. On the first day, the project saved the country from a major breakdown by protecting the transmission, dispatch and distribution systems from a possible cascading effect due to tripping at Jamshoro. “It is a matter of great importance that the country finally succeeded in having the first and the biggest HVDC transmission line to evacuate 4,000 megawatts from power plants in the south in direct current (DC) mode, transport and transmit it to Lahore after conve­r­ting it into alternate current (AC) mode and finally feed it to the distribution systems in the load centres in Punjab,” National Trans­mi­ssion and Despatch Com­p­any Managing Director Azaz Ahmad explained to  Dawn . “With the provision of the HVDC line, th