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Planning Minister terms New Gwadar Int’l Airport as milestone

Planning Minister expresses hope that this airport will become an important hub of air transportation and a gateway to connect different regions in future

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Islamabad: Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal says New Gwadar International Airport, gifted by China to Pakistan is another milestone and flagship project of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

Talking to the media in Beijing, Planning Minister expressed hope that this airport would become an important hub of air transportation and a gateway to connect different regions in future.

He said the airport is ready to be opened will stand as a monument of Pakistan-China friendship.

Earlier, Balochistan Governor Jafar Khan Mandukhail stated on Thursday that the operationalization of Gwadar Port could significantly boost the region's economy. He expressed regret that the over 700-kilometer-long coastline of Balochistan has not been fully utilized. These comments were made during a meeting with Vice Chancellor of the University of Gwadar, Prof Dr Abdul Razzaq Sabir, and Pro-Vice Chancellor Dr Manzoor Ahmed at Governor House Quetta.

The governor urged the Vice Chancellor to promptly research the potential of the blue economy, the development of a modern maritime industry, and the promotion of marine and coastal tourism along Balochistan's extensive coastline. This research aims to inform both federal and provincial governments about the economic opportunities available.

Governor Mandukhail emphasized that for a prosperous future, the University of Gwadar must integrate blue economy revenue generation into its strategic plan.

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Sania Mirza shines at Anant Ambani's lavish wedding

The 37-year-old shared photos of herself dressed for the “blessing” ceremony in Mumbai, showcasing a heavily embellished red outfit paired with a green and pearl choker set

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Mumbai: Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani's son, Anant Ambani, has tied the knot in a grand ceremony that has attracted attention both domestically and internationally for its lavish celebrations and star-studded guest list.

One of the notable guests was former Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, who attended one of the events during the four-day wedding extravaganza.

The 37-year-old shared photos of herself dressed for the “blessing” ceremony in Mumbai, showcasing a heavily embellished red outfit paired with a green and pearl choker set. Sania styled her hair in a slick back bun and opted for a neutral makeup look. "Ready for it," she captioned her post, accompanied by a red heart and sparkle emoji.

 
 
 
 
 
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Anant Ambani married his long-time partner, Radhika Merchant, 29, in a star-studded ceremony followed by three days of celebratory receptions. Mukesh Ambani, Asia's richest person, is known for hosting extravagant parties for his children Akash, Isha, and Anant, featuring international artists and numerous Bollywood stars. The costs of these events often run into millions.

This wedding has been the most extravagant of Ambani's events so far, with a guest list that included not only Bollywood celebrities but also international stars and politicians such as Kim Kardashian, Mike Tyson, Tony Blair, and Boris Johnson.

 

 

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Chinese company shows keen interest in investing in KP

Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur directs the concerned authorities to review these suggestions and prepare an action plan for further progress

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Peshawar: A Chinese company on Sunday evinced keen interest to invest in the mineral and industrial sectors of  Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

A delegation of the company at a meeting with Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ali Amin Gandapur in Peshawar on Sunday said it would submit actionable proposals to the provincial government within a week in this regard.

The Chief Minister directed the concerned authorities to review these suggestions and prepare an action plan for further progress.

Ali Amin Gandapur said there are immense opportunities for foreign investment in livestock, solar energy, agriculture and other sectors.

He said that the provincial government intends to utilize China's modern technology for development of agriculture.

 

 

 

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