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EU launches ‘Subai-Pakistan’ to strengthen Provincial Assemblies

EU launches 'Subai-Pakistan' to strengthen Provincial Assemblies

EU-funded Subai-Pakistan Project will improve the transparency and accessibility of the Provincial Assemblies ISLAMABAD – European Union in Pakistan has launched 3-year EU-funded Subai-Pakistan Project to strengthen the assemblies and improve the transparency and accessibility of the Provincial Assemblies. A high-level launch was hosted by the Ambassador of the European Union to Pakistan, H.E. Jean-François Cautain, in the Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary ... Read More »

Heavy snowfall causes roadblocks, scarcity of food and gas in Quetta

Heavy snowfall causes roadblocks, scarcity of food and gas in Quetta

Provincial authorities issued travel warning for Karachi-Quetta Highway, Sibbi, Ziarat and Chaman linking roads. The Provincial capital of Pakistan’s south-western province Baluchistan is under heavy snow fall from last two days. The current snowfall has broken the record of last 12 years. Two inches of snowfall were recorded in Ziarat, seven inches of snow Kalat, while Zhob received heavy snowfall ... Read More »

CPEC opens new era of development and opportunities for the entire region

PM Nawaz Sharif addressing the gathering at occasion of CPEC Summit 2016 in Islamabad on 29 August 2016. Photo: PID

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Summit and Expo 2016, opened in Islamabad on 29 August 2016, offered a platform for exchange of ideas and opened new avenues for businesses opportunities and people-to-people linkages between Pakistan and China – all-weather friends. The CPEC will open doors to immense economic opportunities not only to Pakistan but will act as a bridge for ... Read More »

China warns it will ‘get involved’ if India incites trouble in Balochistan

Deep Sea Port at Gwadar

Chinese think tank has issued a warning to India, saying China will have to get involved if any Indian “plot” disrupts the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in restive Balochistan. Chinese think tank has warned India that China will intervene if India will incite violence in Balochistan and disrupts the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Pakistan’s Balochistan ... Read More »

Protest held in different cities of balochistan to castigate Modi

Protest held in different cities of balochistan to castigate Modi

Zehri slams Modi saying, “No one in Balochistan supports Modi’s statement. There is no comparison between the struggle for liberation in Indian-held Kashmir and the so-called Balochistan insurgency” QUETTA – Thousands of people in various cities of Balochistan took to the streets on Thursday in protest against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s statement. Political leaders, civil society members and citizens in large ... Read More »

At least 70 killed in Quetta Civil Hospital blast

53 killed in blast at Quetta’s Civil Hospital

Blast occurred as lawyers gathered at the Hospital after the killing of Balochistan Bar Association Advocate Bilal Anwar Kasi QUETTA (Pakistan) – At least 70 people have been killed and 100 other wounded as suicide bomber struck Quetta’s Civil Hospital on Monday morning. The explosion occurred when a group of mourning lawyers were gathered to accompany the body of a murdered colleague. The ... Read More »

World Bank approves 200 million for Balochistan water project

Water scarcity in Pakistan

World Bank has approved 200 million dollar for a water management project in Balochistan which will benefit some 43,000 farm households WASHINGTON — The World Bank approved a $200 million credit to strengthen Balochistan government’s initiative for community-based water management for irrigation in the province. Balochistan Integrated Water Resources Management and Development Project will support investment in two of the ... Read More »

4 out of 10 Pakistanis live in multidimensional poverty

Poverty in Pakistan

People in FATA and Balochistan living in extreme multidimensional poverty whereas poverty ratio in KPK is at 49%, Gilgit-Baltistan and Sindh at 43%, Punjab at 31% while the rate is lowest in Azad Jammu and Kashmir at 25% ISLAMABAD – Around 39 percent of Pakistanis live in multidimensional poverty, with FATA and Balochistan have the highest rates of poverty, according to Pakistan’s official Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI). ... Read More »

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