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Balochistan govt issue notification on age limited relaxation civil services

QUETTA: The Balochistan Government on Wednesday has allowed relaxation of up to eight years in the upper age limit for those applying for government jobs. The notification released by Service and General Administration Department (S&GAD) says, the Government of Balochistan is pleased to grant relaxation in upper age limit up …

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Land acquired for shipyard in Gwadar

KARACHI: Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works (KSEW) has acquired land at Gwadar for the development of another shipyard, which has been approved by Prime Minister Imran Khan, KSEW Managing Director Rear Admiral Ather Saleem said. Meeting with a delegation of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), he …

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Iran to promote Chabahar as curbs will hit main port

Suhasini Haidar With U.S. sanctions threatening Iran’s main port of Bandar Abbas, the Iranian government is planning to promote the Chabahar port being developed by India in a major conference on February 26, highlighting the potential of the Indian Ocean port beyond India-Afghan trade alone. India is sending an official …

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Balochistan wants Centre to brief it on oil refinery plan

QUETTA: Members of the Balochistan Assembly both from treasury and opposition benches have called upon the federal government to take the provincial government and the province’s political leadership into confidence on the Saudi plan for establishing an oil refinery in Gwadar.  During a session of the assembly, which was presided …

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Balochistan received Rs23.9bn oil and gas royalty in five years

ISLAMABAD: Balochistan has been given Rs23.9 billion royalty on account of oil and gas during the last five years. According to the official data, the gas and oil royalty of Rs23.8 billion and Rs0.09 billion was paid to the province from the year 2013-14 to 2017-18. Meanwhile, the Sui Southern Gas …

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Unemployment in Balochistan

By: Sana Samad THE Pakistan Bureau of Statistics estimates that the unemployment rate in Balochistan is 4pc. The main reason for unemployment is lack of awareness, poverty and poor education system. According to a report, each year nearly 25,000 people graduate from Balochistan. Unfortunately, hardly around 2,000 of them can secure …

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Seminar Report: China’s Belt And Road Initiative And Its Impact On Europe

Moving Forward, Pushing Back A recent conference at Senate House explored how China’s ambitious OBOR initiative is impacting on Europe and beyond. In his welcome address, TDF President Lord Bruce spoke of global fears of Chinese hegemony surrounding the BRI, and of China’s reassurances that the project is not a geo-strategic concept …

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68.5 mt ore mined from Saindak Copper-Gold field in 14 years

ISLAMABAD: The Saindak Metals Limited (SML) has mined around 68.5 million tons (mt) ore from the project site and paid $ 80.448 million royalty to the Balochistan government during a period of 14 years from 2003-2017. All activities at the field are well- documented and verified by different government agencies …

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Oman ready to invest in Iran’s Chabahar port: envoy

Oman Ambassador to Iran Saud bin Ahmad Khalid al-Barwani made the remarks in a meeting with the managing director of Chabahar Free Zone Abdulrahim Kurdi on Sunday afternoon. “Increasing business and economic cooperation between Oman and Iran could lead to the development of relations between the two countries,” al-Barwani said. The ambassador further described Chabahar …

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Balochistan in the backdrop of strengthening Sino-Pak ties

Yousuf Murad Baloch This article was first published in German magazine Pogrom. It has been translated from the German by the writer himself. It is one of China´s boldest steps to shape economic globalization towards a Chinese model and there cannot be a better partner than Pakistan on this front. …

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