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Break the silence,Say no more to Honor killing

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By Shakeel Ahmed The murder of a member of a family or social group by other members, due to the belief of the committers that the victim has got dishonor upon the family or community is called honor killing or honour killing, it is also called a customary killing. Honour killings are focused generally against the women and girls. The apparent ...

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Bridge collapses: Over 4,000 vehicles remain stranded on second day

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By Muhammad Sadaqat BALAKOT: Hundreds of passengers and drivers remained stranded on Mansehra-Naran-Jalkhad road in Kaghan for the second day in a row as the relevant authorities failed to make alternative arrangements to clear the road of over 4,000 vehicles. While talking to The Express Tribune on Sunday, locals and the police said a heavy truck loaded with cement was en ...

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China calls for consensus on CPEC

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BEIJING: Political consensus is essential for fully exploiting the potential of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), stressed the Vice Minister of the International Department of the Communist Party of China Zheng Ziaosong to the visiting delegation of the PPP. “Political consensus coupled with unanimity in approach is essential to draw the maximum benefits from this mega project which is a game-changer ...

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PM orders allocation of land for construction of 46 new hospitals

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed all the provincial governments to allocate land for the construction of forty-six hospitals. On the directions of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, the federal government has written letters to the Chief Secretaries of the four provinces, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and Islamabad Capital Territory Administration in this regard. These 46 hospitals will be ...

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PM approves acquisition of land for Diamer-Bhasha dam

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during a cabinet meeting on Friday approved land acquisition for the Diamer-Bhasha dam, Radio Pakistan reported. The Diamer-Bhasha dam, a 272-metre-high dam with the capacity to generate 4,500MW of electricity per day, has been 30 years in the making. In 2008, construction on the dam was meant to be complete by 2016. The dam is ...

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Nawaz Sharif will never understand Chitral

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By Saifuddin Saif My optimism nosedived when I watched the PM’s speech in Chitral today. This is the second time Mr. Nawaz Sharif came to Chitral without being properly briefed about the people, its culture and the high standards of education. The PM asked my fellow brethren whether they understood Urdu? Someone should have told him beforehand that Chitral has ...

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Pak China Optic Fiber Cable Project Would Be Completed By June 2018

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Islamabad: 820-kilometer long Pak-China optic fiber cable project from Rawalpindi to Khunjerab would be completed at a cost of US$ 44 million by June 2018. After the completion of this project of Information Technology (IT) under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) the trade corridor would change into a digital corridor. This project is being completed in collaboration between China’s ...

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Planning minister promises SEZ for G-B region

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ISLAMABAD: The government on Monday reassured that a special economic zone would be established in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) after it initially ignored the region in its planning for the execution of the $46 billion project. In the first phase, special economic zones would be established in all the provinces including G-B and Azad Jammu and Kashmir, ...

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Significance of CPEC

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In Pakistan, the significance of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is poorly understood. The Straits of Malacca connect China with global trade through an expansive 12,000km sea route. Then, to transport their goods to the Xingjiang region, the Chinese must travel another 3,500km over land. A quarter of the world’s, and most of China’s oil, passes through the Straits, whose ...

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UBUNTU-‘I am because we are!

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By Amjad Ali I am happy to see you all read my blog again after quite a long break. Breaks are important to take as they refresh us and fill us with new energies and ideas. The day I left for my home town Hunza, Pakistan, I made a commitment with myself not to write on these vacation days; instead, ...

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