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Day: November 4, 2020

Progress of dam project reviewed

District
Muslim Bagh:Minster for Irrigation, Nawabzada Tariq Magsi arrived Muslim Bagh on Wednesday to review progress of 100 Dams project.   Former Senator Barrister Nawabzada Saifullah Magsi and Secretary, Irrigation Department, Government of Balochistan, Ali Akbar Baloch also accompanied him.   On the occasion, Project Director, 100 Dams, Shoaib Tareen and Federal Focal Person, Bashir Khan gave a threadbare briefing to Minister for Irrigation.   Speaking on the occasion, Nawabzada Tariq Magsi said, “The incumbent provincial government believes in uplifting all districts of the province equally”. He said no compromise would be made on quality and pace of work of the development projects.

NAB files references against 26 accused

Quetta
QUETTA:National Accountability Bureau Balochistan has filed reference against 26 accused including the former officers of Balochistan government and international companies in Rekodiq case. The accused in connivance with each other caused billions of rupee loss to the national exchequer.   According to details, in 1993, the Chaghi Hills Exploration Joint Venture Agreement was signed between the Balochistan Development Authority and an Australian company called Broken Hills Proprietary, in which the Australian company was illegally benefited by corrupt officials, especially of Balochistan Development Authority.   The Balochistan Mining Concession Rules were not only illegally amended to further strengthen the terms of this agreement, which was in conflict with the nati...

Attack on check post condemned

Quetta
QUETTA:Minister for Home and Tribal Affairs Mir Ziaullah Langove has strongly condemned firing of terrorists on a check post of security forces along Pak-Afghan border at Zhob’s Mundakai sector, according to a statement issued here on Wednesday.   Condoling the martyrdom of one Jawan of FC, he expressed sympathies with the bereaved family and prayed for the early recuperation of injured.   Mir Ziaullah Langove said that such incidents caused hindrance in normalizing bilateral ties between the two neighboring countries which also affected trade activities between the two countries. He hoped that the neighboring country would play effective role for controlling such kind of terrorist attacks.

Speakers highlight importance of credible data to support trade sector during pandemic

Islamabad
Islamabad:Chairperson, National Tariff Commission (NTC), Ms Robina Ather, has said that the government has taken several policy initiatives to provide relief to trade sector to reduce the impacts of Covid-19.   While these initiatives have been based on past learning and evidence however the capacity of using research and evidence in the public sector needs to be enhanced for more impactful measures. She said this while sharing his views at online public private dialogue ‘How evidence on Covid-19 is being used to support the trade sector?’ organized by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), here on Wednesday.   “We need to develop in-house capacity for evidence-use but the lack of finance and funding for such measures has been a major constrain,” She sai...

(CITY): People of Sindh will never give islands to Center: Palijo

Karachi
KARACHI:Qaumi Awami Tehreek (QAT) Chief and Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) leader Ayaz Latif Palijo has said that they wanted to tell prime minister Imran Khan that people of Sindh would never give Sindh's islands to Centre.   "Sindh is awakened and PPP is with the Center as they have given islands hiddenly. Education of Sindh has been ruined and healthcare, water and educational institutions of Larkana stood destroyed," he said while addressing participants of the Bedari Rally which reached here from Kandhkot on Wednesday evening.   The rally was warmly welcomed by the activists of JUI-Fazal, Sindhi Adabi Sangat, Mazdoor Ittehad, members of various social welfare organizations, and local residents while the participants were garlanded.   Palijo urged the ...

(Cricket): All players, officials test negative for Covid-19 ahead of Quaid-e-Azam Trophy third round

Sport News
KARACHI:All 132 players, players support personnel and match officials taking part in the first-class Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2020-21 have tested negative for Covid-19.   As such, they have been declared fit to feature in the third round action, which commences on Friday, 6 November. As per the PCB Covid-19 Protocols, tests on all the participants were conducted on Tuesday afternoon after an individual had tested positive on Tuesday. Following the result, the individual was shifted to a dedicated isolation room within the team hotel and the PCB-appointed doctors are monitoring his progress.   PCB Director - High Performance, Nadeem Khan: “Like any ongoing professional sport, Covid-19 and cricket also has to co-exist until such time that an effective vaccine is developed. ...