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    Pakistan On Indian Development Block

  • You block my seat, I will block your way!

    NAROWAL: An influential figure, who had lost the election of councillor, blocked a street and a sewage drain with bricks in Chak Bhopa village near Shakargarh to take a revenge from villagers for not giving vote to him in the local body elections...

    A resident, Munir Ahmad, alleged that Rana Sanaullah along with his accomplices abused and tortured women and blocked the street with bricks which caused a great deal of inconvenience to...
  • Corruption is a big block for new development goals

    PUTRAJAYA: The most serious forms of corruption are one of the biggest threats to the new development goals due to be adopted by world leaders this month because they deprive the poor of millions of dollars, campaigners said...

    Nearly $1 trillion in illicit finance, much of it amassed by those in positions of high authority, is estimated to leave poor countries each year, money that could help replace shrinking aid budgets and support...

  • PAKISTAN’S CHALLENGES: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS 2015-2030: Looking inwards: the new development paradigm

    - Pakistan’s national income per capita has doubled since 1990; with income poverty declining nearly three times since 2000- The share of Foreign Direct Investment in the economy has fluctuated in the past 30 years; in 2013 it was back at the 1990 level- If Pakistan is to meet the SDGs, there is considerable scope to improve the role of partnershipsNegotiating the path towards sustainable development is not easy for any country acting...

  • China may block Indian bid to blacklist Masood Azhar

    BEIJING: China on Monday signalled it would again block an Indian request at the United Nations to blacklist the head of a Pakistani militant group because there was no consensus, a move likely to cause recrimination in New Delhi...

    But China, a member of the UN Security Council, has repeatedly put a technical hold on the Indian request, the latest of which is due to end this week...

  • Indian censors block release of ‘lady-oriented’ film

    MUMBAI: India’s censor board has refused to certify a film it describes as “lady-oriented”, sparking a furious response from the director, in the latest case to highlight fears over creative freedom in the country...

    In a letter, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) told the makers of Lipstick Under My Burkha that it would not clear the Hindi film for general release
  • Hindu hardliners step up campaign to block Indian temple to women

    Hindu hardliners blocked intersections, threatened drivers and ordered a 12-hour strike on Thursday as they stepped up their campaign to bar women from one of India's holiest temples...

    The Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala in the southern state of Kerala was meant to allow women from Wednesday following an order last month by India's highest court
  • Sindh to block gas to Pakistan if SSGC does not finalise gas provision agreement: CM Shah

    Sindh Chief Minister Murad Shah in the Sindh Assembly on Thursday threatened to restrict the province's gas supply to the rest of the country if an agreement with the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) for provision of gas to the province is not finalised by the weekend...

    Shah, elaborating the details of the agreement, which seeks the provision of an additional 20 million cubic feet of gas per day to the province, said Sindh requires the...
  • Pompeo said US won’t block Pakistan plea for IMF bailout: Fawad

    ISLAMABAD: US Secre­tary of State Mike Pompeo assured Pakistan last week Washington would not try to block any request for a bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Tuesday...

    The remarks, which the minister said Mr Pompeo made during his visit to Pakistan on Wednesday, came in stark contrast to the US secretary’s warnings in July that the United States had serious reservations...

  • ‘Hostile Indian policies are wasting economic development opportunities’

    The minister was speaking at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) on Monday, at a public talk on the ‘Imperatives of Peace and Development in Pakistan’...

    Mr Iqbal said the prime minister wanted to adopt a zero conflict policy with the neighbours but “it is unfortunate to see that India is not focused on promoting a regional development agenda”...

  • Possession of F-Block land taken

    LAHORE: The Punjab government has said the possession of land of F-Block for new residential plots in Journalists Housing Colony in Lahore under the arrangement of the Punjab Journalist Housing Foundation has been taken and orders issued for the development work...

    Punjab government spokesman Zaeem Hussain Qadri said here on Saturday the remaining development work in all blocks of the colony would be completed soon while instructions...

  • Protesters block road to oilfield in Karak

    KARAK: The residents of Nashpa block, where oil and gas exploration activities are underway, blocked the road leading to the oilfield on Thursday to protest against delay in construction of link roads of their villages and provision of basic facilities...

    He suggested that children of those Afghanis who had been living in Pakistan for the last 30 years should be given Pakistani nationality...

  • Iran nuclear deal survives: Democrats block disapproval vote

    "Frustrated Republicans railed against Democrats for using a procedural vote to block final passage of the disapproval resolution, and issued grim warnings about a deal they contend could serve only to enrich Tehran and leave it closer to building a bomb when constraints begin to ease in 10 or 15 years...

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