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Dar presents Rs4.75 trillion Budget 2017-18

Dar presents Rs4.75 trillion Budget 2017-18

The salaries of govt employees and pensioners gets 10% increase Pakistan’s Finance Minister Ishaq Dar presented the budget for the upcoming fiscal year 2017-18. It was fifth and final budget of PMLN’s tenure, with the total outlay of Rs. 4.778 trillion. According to the details, the federal government is allocating Rs. 15 billion for Interior Ministry while Rs920.2bn has been ... Read More »

Balochistan Basic Education Programme launched

Pakistani girls at school in Mingora, Swat valley.

Governor inaugurates Balochistan Basic Education Programme in Quetta The Balochistan Basic Education Programme (BBEP) was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Governor of Balochistan, Muhammad Khan Achakzai at a ceremony held in Quetta. The Minister for Education, Abdul Rahim Ziaratwal, Ambassador of the European Union to Pakistan, H.E Jean-Francois Cautain, UNICEF Representative in Pakistan, Ms. Angela Kearney and many senior officials, ... Read More »

Community based Disaster Risk Management and School Safety Programmes launched in Balochistan

Community based Disaster Risk Management and School Safety Programmes launched in Balochistan

Programme will benefit 6,546 people including school children, teachers and 3,000 community members in two selected districts The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), Balochistan in collaboration with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) Pakistan launched two new programmes aimed at reducing the risks posed by natural disasters in Balochistan – Community Based Disaster Risk ... Read More »

Pakistan sentences Indian spy Kulbhushan Yadhav to death

Pakistan sentences Indian spy Kulbhushan Yadav to death

Yadhav was arrested in March 2016, on-duty Indian Navy officer confessed to his crimes in a recorded video statement Indian spy and RAW agent Kulbhushan Yadhav has been sentenced to death by Pakistan military court after thorough trial for carrying out espionage activities. Indian officer Kulbhushan Yadhav was arrested on March 3, 2016, from Baluchistan’s Mashkel area after counter-intelligence search ... Read More »

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 »

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