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1.8-metre-long 450kg sunfish set free into Arabian sea by Pakistani fishermen

KARACHI: 1.8-metre-long sunfish which was found by coincidence from Ormara, Balochistan, was safely released by fishermen recently. The sunfish weighed about 450kg and was released after a struggle of about 20 minutes, according to officials of the World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-P). They credited the safe release of the fish to Iqrar Mohammad, a fisherman who along with his ... Read More »

1.8-metre-long 450kg sunfish released into Arabian sea by Pakistani fishermen: WWW-P

KARACHI: 1.8-metre-long sunfish which was found by coincidence from Ormara, Balochistan, was safely released by fishermen recently. The sunfish weighed about 450kg and was released after a struggle of about 20 minutes, according to officials of the World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-P). They credited the safe release of the fish to Iqrar Mohammad, a fisherman who along with his ... Read More »

1.8-metre-long 450kg sunfish released into Arabian sea by Pakistani fishermen: WWW-P

KARACHI: 1.8-metre-long sunfish which was found by coincidence from Ormara, Balochistan, was safely released by fishermen recently. The sunfish weighed about 450kg and was released after a struggle of about 20 minutes, according to officials of the World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-P). They credited the safe release of the fish to Iqrar Mohammad, a fisherman who along with his ... Read More »

Rs106.14/mmbtu rate: LPG plant to be installed in Awaran, locals to enjoy natural gas tariffs

ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to install a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) air-mix plant in in Awaran, Balochistan within 6 to 8 months for providing gas to the locals through natural gas pipelines. Sources in Sui Southern Gas Company said that the said period would be consumed in purchasing and transporting plant to Awaran, and the residents would get gas ... Read More »

Rs700 to 1,000b embezzled in 8-yrs: Economic corridor to flourish Balochistan: President

QUETTA: President Mamnoon Hussain said that Pak-China Economic Corridor was a monument of this century, which would open doors of progress and prosperity, especially for Balochistan. He was speaking to stakeholders including parliamentarians, political and tribal elders, professors, doctors, lawyers and civil society representatives at Governor House. He said that Pak-China Economic Corridor would start from Kashghar, China and reach ... Read More »

UBG chief links Pakistan uplift with Balochistan’s prosperity

QUETTA: The largest province of the country is a picture of neglect to-date as no serious effort could ever be made to exploit its natural resources. The government and business community should strive jointly for the development of resources-rich and poverty-stricken Balochistan as its mineral resources have the potential to change the fate of Pakistan and transform it into a ... Read More »

Better than Dakar Rally: Pakistan to host 10th Jhal Magsi Desert Challenge from 19th

KARACHI: Pakistan is hosting 10th addition of the Jhal Magsi Desert Challenge from December 19 in central Balochistan, which is one of the most arduous race-tracks in the world. Nadir Magsi, the best driver in the history of the Jhal Magsi Desert Challenge, has said that Pakistan has a topographical edge over Dakar and it can host better race than ... Read More »

MDTF: WB says $31m of $44m spent on five Fata projects

PESHAWAR: The World Bank has so far spent $31 million out of total $44.95 million committed for five development projects in the Federally Administered Tribal Area (Fata) under Multi Donors Trust Fund (MDTF). WB country Director Rachid Bin Masoud disclosed this during a meeting with Fata Additional Chief Secretary Mohammad Azam Khan here. Mr Masoud sai that the World Bank ... Read More »

Exports of halal meat increases 9 percent ; touches $230.2 million mark

ISLAMABAD: Halal meat export showed an increase of nine percent and reached  $230.2 million during financial  2013-14 from US $ 211.1 million in same period last year, according to Commerce Division. The export of other food touched US$ 4393.7 million mark as the export value of some food items like rice, fish, fruits and oil seed has increased whereas export ... Read More »

6600MW Gadani Power Park worth Rs147b could attract only six firms

ISLAMABAD: Only six companies have submitted their Expressions of Interest (EoIs) against imported coal based Independent Power Producers (IPPs) of cumulative capacity of 6600 MW to be set up at Gadani Power Park in Balochistan. The EoI opening ceremony was held at Private Power & Infrastructure Board (PPIB), which was attended by the acting PPIB Managing Director Shah Jahan Mirza, ... Read More »

Govts spend Rs14.3b less to tackle natural catastrophes

ISLAMABAD: Despite increasing natural calamities in Pakistan, the federal and provincial governments have reduced spending money to tackle these catastrophes by Rs14.3 billion or 43pc during the current fiscal year as compare to the last year. According to a summary of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP), both the federal and provincial governments have spent Rs18.4 billion to deal with ... Read More »

Khurram welcomes Saudi, Korean steel investors

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Commerce Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan has said that the Saudi and Korean investors are investing millions of dollars in mining of iron ore in Balochistan and in unfinished steel products of Pakistan. He said this while presiding over a meeting to welcome the investors in Pakistan and ensure complete support of the Ministry of Commerce. The ... Read More »

PIDE terms fiscal revenue target ‘too ambitious’

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) has described the revenue target of Rs2,810 billion for the fiscal year 2014-15 as too ambitious to be met, saying the projected increase in revenue collection target is likely to be missed due to various factors. In a report, the PIDE cited that the highest growth in tax collection Pakistan had ever ... Read More »

42 smuggled cars seized in DI Khan

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: As many as 42 non-customs paid cars have been seized in Darban Kalan, area of Dera Ismail Khan. According to the local police, the vehicle owners, who said to be Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf workers, failed to produce documents to prove vehicles were customs paid and even fled leaving cars behind. The cars were being smuggled from Balochistan, police ... Read More »

Customs agents seek transfer of NATO container cases to Peshawar

PESHAWAR: The customs clearing and forwarding agents have requested the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman to transfer the NATO container disappearance cases from Karachi to Peshawar due to travelling issues. The agents also claimed that there is still no progress in the cases due to political involvement and NAB has so far been unsuccessful in proving the accusation of container ... Read More »

Kamran Michel to inaugurate Chinese-donated buses for Gwadar schools

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping Kamran Michel will inaugurate Chinese-donated buses for schools of Gwadar here on August 18. Chinese Ambassador in Pakistan will be the chief guest at the ceremony while other prominent figures and dignitaries will participate in the ceremony scheduled to be held at Gwadar Port. According to an invitation extended by the Gwadar Port ... Read More »

Incomplete Gwadar stands out among world’s big sea ports: Dostain Jamaldini

GWADAR: Gwadar Port Authority Chairman Dostain Khan Jamaldini described Gwadar Port as a game changer, saying that it is set to turn Pakistan into an economic hub of the region. He informed that the sea front area of partially-completed Gwadar port was more than 50 kilometres. So far only 1.4 percent of the Gwadar project could be completed mainly due ... Read More »

FC expresses inability to curb oil smuggling from Iran

ISLAMABAD: Citing limited resources, the Frontier Corps has declined to help the government in curbing oil smuggling from Iran into Balochistan, a Senate panel was informed. “The FC has its hands full trying to maintain security in the province and on the border. It is under-resourced. It cannot take on additional responsibilities under the circumstances prevailed over Balochistan,” Lt-Col Naeem ... Read More »

FC seizes 160,000 litres of Irani smuggled oil

GWADAR: Frontier Corps (FC) during a raid at Sakran Road in Lasbela tehsil of Balochistan has recovered five tankers with 160,000 litres of Irani smuggled oil worth millions of rupees. According to FC spokesman, the oil was being smuggled from Gwadar through Kachha. FC made a timely raid and foiled the smuggling bid. FC has handed over the smuggled oil ... Read More »

Gwadar ‘free port’ to be a game changer for whole region: Nawaz

GAWADAR: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said the current government plans to develop Gwadar as a ‘free port’ on the lines of Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong ports. The Planning Commission has been tasked with an exercise to hire international consultants for this purpose. The Prime Minister said the government had a broad-based plan for the development of Gwadar ... Read More »