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Xinjiang TV team arrives Pakistan to make documentary on ‘New Journey on the Silk Road’


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Islamabad, Dec 21: A fourteen member delegation of Xinjiang Television is visiting Pakistan for making a documentary on “New Journey on the Silk Road”, with special emphasis on “China-Pakistan Friendship” and “China-Pakistan Economic Corridor”.

The corridor is a historic project which would trace the prints of old “Silk Route” and will connect China with Pakistan and onwards with Central Asia and East Europe. It would not only benefit and bring prosperity to both countries but also generate economic activity, peace and stability to the people of the whole region.

Pakistan China premiers agreed in May 2014 to build an economic corridor starting from China’s Kashgar City-an old Silk Road City- to Pakistan’s South western strategic sea port Gwadar to connect South=Central Asian the region and boost regional trade , communication, transportation.

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The procedure of applying for Prime Minister’s Youth Business Loan


  1. Download the Application Form, Print it and Fill it. Download. or you can get it from Following Banks, There is no cost of application form.
    • National Bank of Pakistan (NBP)
    • First Women Bank (FWBL)
  1. One personal guarantee required – No other security

Following individuals can provide guarantee for the loan applicants:

    • Government Servant of BPS 15 or above, OR
    • Any other individual having net worth of 1.5 times of the loan amount applied for.
    • Net worth is total assets (Moveable or immoveable) in the name of the individual minus any liabilities such as loans from banks or other individuals.
    • No, Blood Relatives’ guarantee is usually not acceptable to the Banks.
  1. You are required for 10% of the loan amount as Borrowers Capital
  2. If you are a bank defaulter, you are ineligible. You cannot apply for loan
  3. Following documents are required along with loan application form.
    • a) 1 Recent Passport size photograph of the applicant
    • b) Photocopy of Applicants CNIC
    • c) Photocopy of Guarantor’s CNIC
    • d) Basic Borrowers Fact Sheet (Part A of form)
    • e) Guarantor’s Information (Part B of form)
    • f) Copy of SMEDA Pre-feasibility Study or Applicant’s own prepared Business Plan / Feasibility / Project Proposal
      • Example1 of Project Proposals (Animation Production Facility), Download Here
      • Example2 of Project Proposals (Info Pack PM Youth Loans), Download Here
      • For more information on feasibility studies please visit www.smeda.org

After Fulfilling All Above Requirements.

Pakistan China Economic Corridor to boost Sino-Pakistan ties: Sun Weidong


Islamabad, Dec 8: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong has said that Pakistan China Economic Corridor will boost Sino-Pakistan ties bringing the people of the two countries more close.

ImageHe further said bilateral relations between Pakistan and China will further strengthen with the building of the economic corridor.

 

Sun Weidong made these remarks while speaking at a cultural show organized by Chinese Overseas Exchange Association and Chinese Embassy in Islamabad on Thursday.

The cultural troupe from the Xinjiang region mesmerized the audience with its performance.

source Nihao Sallam

PM Nawaz Sharif paid first visit to Gilgit-Baltistan


Gilgit, December 6(online) : The Prime Minister of  Pakistan Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Friday paid first visit to GB and  announced establishment of various development schemes for Gilgit Baltistan.

The Prime Minister who arrived here on his first visit to the Gilgit Baltistan was warmly received at the airport by Governor GB Pir Karam Ali Shah, Chief Minister Syed Mehdi Shah, members of the GB Council and senior officials. Kids dressed with tradational costume presented flower to PM.

PM Nawaz Sharif visit to the Gilgit Baltistan having prominent importance on the map as the areas combinedly bordering with Azad Kashmir, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province, Afghanistan via Wakhan Corridor and Xinjiang autonomous region of China.

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During his visit, the Pakistani premier announces various development projects in the region in accordance to its importance; vowing making it amongst the developed areas of the country while addressing to the party workers.

Medical facilities:

PM Sharif announced establishment of a cardiac center for facilitating local heart patients in their areas despite travelling towards Islamabad or KPK.

Security development: Establishment of a special force comprising of police officials has been announced today in order to maintain law and order situations even in the suburb areas of the region while modern weapons and equipments would also be provided to the force.

Airline Services: Gilgit-Baltistan is likely to be linked with airlines as the PM announced for commencement of reformation in flight operations of the national organisation, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), in Skardu and Gilgit.

Newly constructed terminal of Gilgit Airport was also inaugurated by the PM after availing his visit to the area while the airport’s authorities got orders for its essential maintenance as well as facilities’ increment in passengers’ lounge.PM-3

The Prime Minister was informed that new terminal has covered areas of over 39,000 square feet having a capacity of 180 passengers.

Transportation developments: PM Nawaz Sharif highlighted the significance of developing economic trade corridor from Kashgar to Gwadar for the Gilgit Batistan.

Gilgit Baltistan would make large-scale enhancement in the exports and trade as well as employments after complete of the project comprising of motorway type road and railway line.

Atta Abad Lake’s location had been observed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif via aerial visit where the ongoing Economic Corridor project would pass through.

Energy development projects: Development work for generating over 15,000 megawatt of electricity will be commenced on Diamer Basha, Dasu and Bunji dams to fulfill the energy needs of locals.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif laid foundation stone of ‘Naltar-5’ hydro power project in Gilgit district having capability to provide electricity up to 14.4 mw by estimated completion cost of Rs.3.84 billion while it will be completed in 2016.

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Educational project: The federal government’s administered upcoming ‘Youth Business Loan Scheme’ would also facilities skilled and educated youths of the Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan by obtaining loan of 1 to 2 million rupees.

Gilgit-Batistan Council: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired the high-level meeting of Gilgit-Baltistan Council in the Gilgit district where Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir Affairs Barjees Tahir presented the particulars related to the budget.

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Pakistan Embassy in Beijing to facilitate Chinese investors for investments in Pakistan


BEIJING, DEC 5 : Pakistan Embassy will provide all-out help, encouragement and facilitation to the Chinese investors intending to make investments in diverse areas of Pakistan’s economy, Ambassador Masood Khalid has said.

imagesThe Ambassador was talking to senior chief executive officers of different Chinese entities already working in Pakistan as well as the potential investors from energy, infrastructure, and communications sectors, in Pakistan. It may be mentioned here that during Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif’s visit to China in July, both sides had signed eight cooperative agreements and MoUs to further enhance economic cooperation. Ambassador Khalid held separate meetings with Chinese firms at the 2-day, 5th China Overseas Investment Fair which began here Tuesday. Continue reading

Germany to spend euro 42 million on technical education in Pakistan


ISLAMABAD, Dec 2 (APP): Germany will spend euro 42 million on projects across Pakistan till 2016 to improve facilities for technical and vocational education and train teachers. The German government will help the government of Pakistan in implementing its five year Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Reform Support Programme, said Janine Baudach, a representative of German enterprise GIZ in a briefing to journalists.

On behalf of the German government, the German enterprise Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in cooperation with National Vocational and Technical Education Commission (NAVTEC) will finance projects to implement National Skills Strategy of government of Pakistan.

The money will be spent on vocational education projects in Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, Federally Administered tribal areas, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan, Baudach added.

NAVTEC and GIZ this week organized a two-day session to sensitize mediapersons about the benefits of investment in a skilled workforce for industrial expansion and economic growth of Pakistan. Continue reading

Year 2013-14: Rs826m G-B council budget presented


The annual budget of Gilgit-Baltistan Council worth Rs826 million against revenue target of Rs543 million was presented for the year 2013-14 at Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) on Friday.

ImageThe deficit will be met through federal grants, Minister for Kashmir Affairs and G-B Chaudhry Barjees Tahir said while unveiling the budget. G-B Governor Pir Karam Ali Shah as the vice chairman of G-B Council chaired the session.

The budget will be passed in the next session on November 26, which Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will preside as chairman of the council.

Out of the total outlay, an amount of Rs325 million was allocated for development spending and the remaining for current expenditures. Continue reading

Chinese Ambassador, Chairman Pakistan-China Institute launch Chinese Language Association at NUML


Sost Today (news source): Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong & Chairman, Pakistan-China Institute launched Chinese Language Association at the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) here on Tuesday.

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The prominent  guests launching ceremony were Ambassador of People’s Republic of China, Sun Weidong, Chinese Cultural Counsellor, Zhang Yingbao, Chairman, Pakistan-China Institute ,Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Rector NUML Major General (r) Masood Hasan, DG Brigadier Azam Jamal and other officials and dignitaries from within and outside the university.

He also appreciated the services of Professor Zhou Rong, an eminent Chinese scholar and journalist, who has been giving voluntary lessons on Chinese language teaching to staff of Pakistan-China Institute.

 

The ambassador Sun Weidong, speaking on this occasion, said that history of Pakistan-China all-weather relationship is six decades old and each student who is learning or have learnt Chinese language here in NUML guarantees the durable and time-tested relations in future as well.

Source Nihao salam.

The 136th birthday anniversary of the Poet of the East, Doctor Allama Mohammad Iqbal will be observed today (Saturday) all across the country with great zeal and fervour.


 The government of Pakistan, in a notification issued on Friday, announced a public holiday on Saturday on the occasion of Iqbal Day. Hoisting of the national flag on principal government buildings throughout the country will be held while the ceremonial change of guards at the Mazar of Allama Iqbal in Lahore will also take place. Special exhibition of books and relics of Allama Iqbal at Iqbal Museum Lahore National Museum Karachi and Iqbal Manzil Sialkot will also be held.

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An exhibition relating to Iqbal’s painting works has been arranged at Aiwan-e-Iqbal Lahore while Iqbal Academy Lahore will hold an books exhibition on Allama Iqbal.

 Almost all the small and big cities in the country will hold seminars symposiums and different functions to celebrate the birthday of the National Poet and pay homage to him for his teachings.

Allama Iqbal, a poet, great legislature of subcontinent and important personality of Pakistan movement who gave the awareness message of “ Lab pe aati hai dua’a ban ke tamanna meri. “ to the nation, was born on November 9, 1877 in Sialkot.

He was Sufi poet of the modern age. He aroused revolutionary spirit in the nation through his poetry. Sophism and Islamic touch are prominent of his poetry.

His poetry has been translated in Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, English and several other languages and he is considered a great philosopher all over the world.

As a great politician, his great achievement was to think of the ideology of Pakistan, which later became the base of independence of Pakistan.

Unfortunately, he could not see the independence of Pakistan and died on April 21, 1938.

Source the News

Daily Rahbar Gilgit Baltistan


By: Ayoub Wazari

Gilgit: After successfully publications from Muzaffarabad (AJK) and Islamabad since 1996, Daily Rahbar will start its publication from Gigit Baltistan.

The publication will start from 25th of this month.

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Header of Daily Rahbar Gilgit Baltistan