Thursday , 17 January 2019

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Taliban officials claim that Pakistan has been pressurizing them over Afghan peace talks

Taliban officials claim that Pakistan has been pressurizing them over Afghan peace talks

The arrest of a senior Taliban leader in Peshawar this week underlines a push by the government in Islamabad to pressure the insurgents to open talks with the Afghan government, Taliban officials claimed. Hafez Mohibullah, a senior military commander who has been closely involved in talks with the United States, was arrested in Peshawar, close to the border with Afghanistan, …

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PIA ready for structural revamp, according to Minister for Aviation

PIA all set for structural revamp, NA told Airline to play only Naats during flights The Pakistan International Airline is all set for a structural revamping, National Assembly was told on Wednesday. Minister for Aviation Division Muhammad Mian Soomro in his reply said that PIA is in process of finalising its Strategic Business Plan 2019-22 which will be submitted to …

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Chinese investment in Sri Lanka: Debt trap or technological marvel?)

The first stage of China’s biggest investment project in Sri Lanka – a port city intended to become an Asian financial hub – is ending. It is a controversial construction that the government describes as a technological marvel, but critics say it is part of a crippling debt trap. Al Jazeera’s Minelle Fernandez reports from Colombo.

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Qatar interested in investing in Gwadar and being part of CPEC

Qatar has expressed interest in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and has shown willingness to invest in the deepsea port of Gwadar, reported Express News on Wednesday. Qatar plans to invest in food storage facilities that will be established at the port in Gwadar. The investment will also help develop the region and the local economy. Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled to leave on …

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Chief Justice sees government as not serious about building dams

Govt not serious in building dam, top judge tells finance minister Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar expressed concerns over the government’s commitment to the construction of the Naj Gaj Dam and its earnestness to resolve the country’s water crisis. During an exchange with Finance Minister Asad Umar on Tuesday while hearing a case, the chief justice remarked that …

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Government faces “united” opposition

Opposition parties close ranks against govt Opposition parties in the National Assembly on Tuesday agreed to close ranks against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government on crucial matters and formed a special committee to evolve joint strategies on important national issues. The decision was taken in a meeting convened by Opposition Leader Shahbaz Sharif in his chamber at the Parliament House. …

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COAS should be given credit for loans received – Shahbaz

COAS should be given credit for loans received - Shahbaz

Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif on Monday said the credit for the friendly countries’ support to Pakistan went to the Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and the government should not labour under the delusion that it was due to Prime Minister Imran Khan. Speaking in the National Assembly, he said Saudi Arabia, the United Arab …

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KSA unveils huge oil reserves that will last decades

Saudi Arabia has finally silenced its peak-oil critics and simultaneously revived interest in its stalled US$2 trillion plan for a stock market float of state-owned producer Aramco. The kingdom revealed last week it has enough crude to pump at current rates for at least another 70 years.At the end of 2017, Saudi oil reserves stood at an eye-watering 268 billion …

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new wave of entrepreneurship hits Balochistan

New hopes of entrepreneurship arise in Balochistan As peace is returning to Balochistan, a new wave of entrepreneurship is emerging. The wave is certainly nascent but it does give hope about the future of the deprived region. A recent visit to the Quetta Chamber of Commerce and Industry (QCCI) and the recently established National Incubation Centre (NIC) Quetta was eye …

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