Pakistan set to begin Gwadar shipyard project

A general view of the port before the inauguration of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor port in Gwadar, Pakistan November 13, 2016. (REUTERS)
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Updated 08 February 2021

Pakistan set to begin Gwadar shipyard project

February 8: Hellenic Shipping News states that Pakistan has finalised the details for the construction of a new shipyard in Gwadar, the country’s deep seaport in Balochistan, with an aim to incentivise commercial shipbuilding and repair industry, create new jobs and spur economic growth.

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Deadly week for journalists in Pakistan

Updated 06 July 2022

Deadly week for journalists in Pakistan

July 6: The Voice Of America reported that unidentified assailants in Pakistan have within the past week killed two journalists and tortured a renowned columnist, while police arrested a reporter-anchor-turned-host of a top YouTube political show amid allegations of a government crackdown on dissent and political opponents. Read more I


20 killed as downpour lashes several parts of Balochistan

Updated 06 July 2022

20 killed as downpour lashes several parts of Balochistan

July 6: Dawn reported that at least 20 people have been repor­­ted dead in rain-related accidents as several districts of Balochistan received monsoon downpour with strong winds over the past 24 hours. Read more I


Government okays import of 110,000MT of wheat

Updated 06 July 2022

Government okays import of 110,000MT of wheat

July 6: SAMAA TV reported that a key economic body of the federal government on Tuesday approved measures to import over 100,000 metric tons of wheat to stave off shortages in the country as it allowed the release of banned luxury goods imported into the country until June 30. It also approved a policy to import goods of Afghan origin against Pakistani rupees. Read more I


SpiceJet Boeing 737 Max En Route to Dubai Diverts to Karachi

Updated 06 July 2022

SpiceJet Boeing 737 Max En Route to Dubai Diverts to Karachi

July 5: Bloomberg reported that a Boeing Co. 737 Max operated by SpiceJet Ltd. flying from New Delhi to Dubai diverted to Karachi after an indicator light malfunctioned, according to a spokesman for the Indian low-cost carrier. Read more I


Pakistan jump above India in WTC standings after points penalty

Updated 06 July 2022

Pakistan jump above India in WTC standings after points penalty

July 5: ICC stated that Pakistan have jumped above India in the ICC World Test Championship standings after the latter were penalised for slow over-rate in the Edgbaston Test. Read more I