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  • PM approves 'Pur-aman Balochistan' programme in Quetta

    QUETTA: Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Thursday presided over a meeting of the Balochistan apex committee and approved the ‘Pur-aman Balochistan’ programme for the return of the angry Baloch into the national mainstreamThe apex committee meeting reviewed the overall security situation in the insurgency-hit province, the 'Pur-aman Balochistan' programme and progress on the National Action Plan...

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  • Remittances: heavy reliance on GCC nations is imprudent

    Reliance on GCC nations (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Bahrain) for attracting the bulk of remittances is not misplaced given the size and quality of Pakistani workforce employed there...

    But to keep relying on GCC nations without being mindful of changing ground realities is imprudent...

  • Camp David summit: US offering missile shield to GCC states

    Take a look: Sound byte: ‘GCC countries unmoved by current turmoil in Middle East’The agreement gives Tehran sanctions in return for curbing its nuclear ambitions but does not require it to abandon the programme...

    But diplomatic sources in Washington say that the GCC is looking for something more concrete, such as a Nato like agreement that would require the US military to defend its Arab allies if they are attacked by Iran...

  • UAE, Saudi Arabia form new partnership separate from GCC

    The United Arab Emirates says it has formed a new “joint cooperation committee” with Saudi Arabia to partner on economic and military issues, separate from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)...

    The Emirati Foreign Ministry made the announcement early on Tuesday ahead of a GCC meeting in Kuwait, saying it was approved by the UAE's ruler and president, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nayhan...

  • GCC backs S. Arabia in row with Iran

    The GCC “forcefully condemns the attacks on Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran”, said a statement, referring to the sacking of Riyadh’s embassy and consulate by demonstrators angered over its execution of a prominent Shia cleric and dissident...

    The GCC “totally supports decisions taken by Saudi Arabia to combat terrorism” and “has total confidence in the independence and integrity of Saudi justice”...

  • High demand for semi-skilled workers in GCC to continue

    ISLAMABAD: The labour market demand for low- and semi-skilled migrant workers in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries private sector is projected to remain high in the short-term, as there are numerous mega projects coming up including the ‘Expo 2020’ in UAE and World Soccer Cup 2022 in Qatar, ILO says in a report...

    There are also infrastructure and service needs for a growing GCC population since many of these labour...

  • Centre, Sindh at odds over Port Qasim coal plant

    ISLAMABAD: A disagreement between the centre and the Sindh government over acquisition of land for the $2 billion Port Qasim Coal Power Project (PQCPP), which is holding up the establishment of the power plant which is part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), appears to revolve round legal and constitutional provisions...

    According to Senator Mushahid Hussain, the centre claimed that under the 1973 Constitution, Port Qasim...

  • ‘Port Qasim set to become energy hub’

    KARACHI: Port Qasim is set to become country’s energy hub with the addition of three more Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) terminals, said Port Qasim Authority (PQA) Chairman Agha Jan Akhtar in a conversation with Dawn...

    The third is a possibility that a consortium of Pakistan GasPort Consortium Limited (PGLP) and Fauji Foundation will set up another LNG terminal at Port Qasim while its first terminal with a capacity of 600mscfd is expected...

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