Archive | January, 2009

Consortium for Gwadar rail link proposed

Posted on 14 January 2009

QUETTA, Feb 13: The Balochistan government has proposed the setting up of a consortium of friendly countries for a rail project to link the port of Gwadar with countries of the region. The proposal was made by Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani who said the consortium should consist of the Commonwealth of Independent States, Afghanistan, […]

Gwadar Port: A Great Development Project Or A Great Game?

Posted on 14 January 2009

By Owais Mughal I wanted to write on this topic for many months. Finally I’ve got around to write on it. Most of our readers know Pakistan inaugurated its third deep sea port in Gwadar in March 2005. It became operational in March 2008 when first the ship carrying 52000 tonnes of wheat from Canada […]

Work on provision of rail link to Gwadar port started

Posted on 13 January 2009

ISLAMABAD, Jan 12 (APP): The National Assembly was informed on Monday that the government was attaching great importance to development of road and rail links to Gwadar port. While replying to a question by Marvi Memon,MNA on behalf of Minister for Ports and Shipping during Question Hour, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Sherry Rehman said […]

Gwadar an ideal destination for local, foreign investors

Posted on 10 January 2009

ISLAMABAD: With strategic and economic significance, Gwadar is well poised to unleash constructive opportunities for local as well as foreign investment in diverse fields. Development work and business activities are gaining impetus at a fast pace with the Gwadar site getting transformed into an ideal destination for potential investors. Gwadar has better potential and investment […]

Bookkeeping workshop held in Gwadar

Posted on 06 January 2009

KARACHI: Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and SMEDA jointly organised a workshop on bookkeeping in Gwadar the other day. The workshop was aimed at enabling small entrepreneurs to understand the fundamentals of accounting and bookkeeping, thus facilitating small business owners to maintain relevant and reliable records that would help in internal and external decision-making […]

Oman helps Establishing of Museum at Gwadar

Posted on 03 January 2009

ISLAMABAD, Jan 1 (APP): The Ambassador of Oman Mr. Mohmed Al‑Lawati, who called on Secretary Culture here today, handed over artifacts which include gun, sword shield, dagger, necklace, anklets & bracelet to the Department of Archaeology, government of Pakistan for their display in the Gwadar Fort Museum. The Ambassador also handed over a cheque of […]

Gwadar seaport to enhance trade ties with regional countries

Posted on 03 January 2009

ISLAMABAD, Dec 31 (APP): Prime Minster Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Wednesday said the development projects initiated by the government would bring rapid socio economic development of the people of Balochistan. He said that the recent opening of Gwadar port would play a significant role in enhancing the economic, trade and commercial ties with the […]

Iran to give $55m for construction of transmission line at Gwadar

Posted on 03 January 2009

ISLAMABAD: A high level delegation of Iran headed by Iranian Minister for Energy Parvaiz Fattah on Monday informed that Iran would provide $55 million for construction of transmission line of 70 kilometres in Pakistan. The Iranian delegation held a meeting in the Ministry of Water and Power and discussed bilateral co-operation on existing power sector […]

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