23 Sep 2017

QUETTA:  Balochistan’s Cabinet has decided to draft a legislation to protect the political, economic and social rights of the people of Gwadar in view of the on-going development in the port city. The cabinet has formed a parliamentary committee to prepare a legal framework and propose recommendations for the legislation. This was decided in view […]

23 Sep 2017

Pakistan’s deep-sea port Gwadar, which the Chinese built and are now operating under a 40-year agreement, remains a subject of considerable interest for much of the world. The port, 605km east of the world’s biggest energy choke point — Straits of Hormuz, has a much bigger strategic dimension than earlier imagined. Nearly 20 per cent […]

23 Sep 2017

Gwadar – The chief of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Senator Sirajul Haq said on Monday that JI backed China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project with the condition that no indigenous population of Balochistan in Gwadar would be deprived of their land under the pretext of development. At a ceremony held at Gwadar Fish Harbour on International Labour’s Day, […]

20 Sep 2017

As CPEC continues to pick up steam, Pakistan is all set to witness an economic Renaissance. Places such as the deep sea port at Gwadar are expected to become the most critical business and societal hub as various projects get completed. In light of this, Pakistan Navy has launched the first-ever housing scheme in Gwadar. Naval […]

20 Sep 2017

QUETTA:  Balochistan chapter of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday launched an inquiry into an alleged multi-billion scam featuring illegal land allotment in Gwadar. It was reported that some private individuals, patronised by influential people, were allotted 3,167 acres of state land worth Rs 70 billion in Balochistan’s port city of Gwadar. Illegal land […]

20 Sep 2017

Reality always bites. First reality is that on ground Pakistan is in position to receive multiple gains if it let CPEC effects trickle down to grass root level establishing backhand linkages with local industry so as to transform Pakistan from consumer-based economy to export-oriented economy. Second reality is that China has not imposed CPEC rather […]

16 Sep 2017

Imtiaz Rafi Butt –  Gary Locke, the United States ambassador to China, once said, “China’s history is marked by thousands of years of world-changing innovations: from the compass and gunpowder to acupuncture and the printing press. No one should be surprised that China has re-emerged as an economic superpower”. It is not the size of […]

16 Sep 2017

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) on Tuesday issued Letter of Interest (LOI) to China Communications Construction Company Limited (CCCC) for development of 300MW imported coal-fired power project at Gwadar. The documents in this regard were signed by PPIB Manging Director Shah Jehan Mirza and CCCC Vice President Xu Jun. Under the plan, […]

12 Sep 2017

QUETTA – National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Balochistan has frozen all assets of the former deputy inspector general (DIG) of Balochistan police. The NAB, tightening noose around the ex-DIG Riaz Ahmed in illegal assets case issued directives freezing his all fraudulently-earned chattels. “The provincial bureau, on instructions of its Director General Irfan Naeem Mangi, has frozen […]

12 Sep 2017

Balochistan government is giving priority to provision of clean drinking water to the poor masses in far flung areas. The Chief Engineer Provincial Public Health Engineering Department told Radio Pakistan Quetta on Sunday that for this purpose, a pipeline is being laid from Shadi Kaur Dam to Karwat area in Gwadar district at a cost […]