15 Jan 2019

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is likely to be signed between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia in February for the establishment of a mega oil city at the Gwadar deep seaport city, an ultimate destination of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Prior to signing the agreement, a high-level Saudi delegation headed by Minister for Energy, Industry, […]

15 Jan 2019

QUETTA : The Quetta Chamber of Commerce and Industries (QCCI) on Monday urged the government to re-allot the lands to local industrialists in the proposed Gwadar Industrial Zone, demanding an end to illegal allocation of plots in the area. In a joint statement, QCCI President Jumma Khan Badezai, Senior Vice President Salahuddin Khilji and VP […]

15 Jan 2019

MNA Muhammad Aslam Bhootani threatened on Monday to hold a protest during the upcoming visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Gwadar next month. Speaking in the National Assembly, Bhootani said that the federal government did not take any elected representatives into confidence regarding deve­l­opment activities being carried out in Gwadar. “Gwadar is […]

03 Jan 2019

BEIJING: The work on the new international airport, vocational training centre and friendship hospital at Gwadar are likely to start in the first quarter of next year. Both the Chinese and Pakistani governments were discussing the modalities to use the Chinese grant to implement these projects, according to official sources on Sunday. All the initial […]

03 Jan 2019

GWADAR: The protesting fishermen of the port city of Gwadar on Sunday called off their month-long strike after successful negotiations with officials of the provincial government and the Gwadar Port Authority. Official sources said that Gwadar Port Authority Chairman Mir Dostain Khan Jamaldini and the provincial government officials held negotiations with Fishermen Alliance leader Khuda-i-Dad […]

24 Dec 2018

QUETTA: Fishermen affected by the construction of Eastbay Expressway have asked the government to allow them access to the Arabian Sea for fishing. The fishermen, who have been protesting for the past one week, said they would not compromise on their rights. Several political parties, including the Balochistan National Party-Awami (BNP-A), BNP-Mengal, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, […]

24 Dec 2018

ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has allowed a Chinese company to collect a tariff of Rs6.96 per unit for its 300-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Gwadar, setting aside concerns of Balochistan’s energy department. CIHC Pak Power Company Limited (CPPCL) is setting up the coal-fired power plant. According to the petitioner, keeping in […]

11 Dec 2018

The intelligence agencies foiled an attack on Chinese nationals on Thursday in Gwadar and arrested a suspect. According to sources, the intelligence agencies raided a house in Gwadar and recovered a huge cache of arms, maps, and fake number plates. Two G3 rifles, four 303 bore rifles, one MP5 rifle, one Kalashnikov, three walkie-talkie sets […]