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CPEC to change economic, security paradigm of Pakistan PESHAWAR: Pro-Vice Chancellor Islamia College Peshawar University, Prof Dr Naushad Khan said Monday China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Project (CPEC) was the life line and game changer project that would change the economic paradigm of the country.He said CPEC had given new heights and dimension to Pak-China diplomatic relationship.With completion of CPEC, Pakistan would be safe from external threats as well, he told APP.He said KP and Balochistan would largely be benefited from the CPEC. These would increase the per capita income of people besides generating employment opportunities for people of the entire region, he added.The enhanced communication networks increase pace of development and trade activities, he said.Dr Naushad said JF-17 Thunder aircraft that was co-developed by Pakistan and China was an excellent example of defence cooperation between the two countries. JF-17 Thunder aircraft is an all weather multi-role fighter jet with the capability to carry out air-to-air and air-to-ground strikes and ...

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Iran, Pakistan enjoying cordial relations ISLAMABAD: Iranian Ambassador Mehdi Hunar Dost has said Iran and Pakistan were enjoying cordial relations as both supported each other on many issues.He said the Iranian leadership had time and again declared that Pakistan's security was that of theirs. Iran was the first country which recognized Pakistan after independence and always helped it at difficult times, he said talking to a private news channel.The Ambassador said Iran did not prefer others in its ties with ...

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Petition seeking ban on MQM filed MUZAFFARABAD: A petition has been filed with Dy. Chief Election Commissioner AJK seeking ban on Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in Azad Kashmir.The petition has been filed by Pak- Kashmir friends Forum, here on Monday.The petition says that the MQM chief was involved in anti state activities for the past many years and had been speaking bitter against the country which had strengthened the forces working against Pakistan and the Kashmir freedom movement.The petitioner prayed the ...

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Almost 1 lac Pakistani Hujjaj reached to Saudia ISLAMABAD: Director Hajj Syed Imtiaz Hussain Shah on Monday said almost one lac and three thousand Pakistani pilgrims have reached to Mecca, Madina and Jeddah for performing the holy rituals of Hajj.Talking to PTV News, he said that pilgrimages would be provided best facilities for residence, food and treatments throughout the journey.He said many buildings have been rented in Azizya area of Mecca and other different areas of the city for the pilgrims.Areas where these ...

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CPEC to open new vistas of opportunities for Balochistan ISLAMABAD: Speaker Balochistan Assembly Raheela Durrani Monday said China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would open up new avenues of opportunities for the people of Balochistan by addressing their socio-economic issues."The CPEC will contribute to the uplift of poor population of Balochistan and would help them directly reap benefits from this mega project of prosperity," Raheela Durrani told APP in an interview.The Balochistan's first elected woman Speaker, who is in town to attend the two-day CPEC ...

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Chaman Border Closure: Traders move to Torkham CHAMAN: The NATO supplies and cross border trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan was suspended as Pak-Afghan Friendship Gate on Pak-Afghan border in Chaman remained closed on twelfth consecutive day, here on Monday.However, traders and NATO supplies took their way to Torkham border to cross border into Afghanistan.The Pakistani officials deployed on Pak-Afghan Friendship Gate in Chaman said that the Islamabad had been informed about the minutes of flag meetings held between officials of Pakistan and ...

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Length of motorways to reach 2000 km in three years ISLAMABAD: National Highway Authority (NHA) plans to complete ongoing motorway projects at the earliest and it is expected that the length of motorway network will reach 2000 kilometres in three years.An official of NHA told APP on Monday that during past one year two section of 115 km have been added to the motorway network while overlay of 357 km Lahore-Islamabad Motorway has nearly been completed.About the under construction projects, he said that inauguration of ...