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ایکس سی ایم جی نے قزاقستان میں نیا ادارہ شروع کردیا، عالمی توسیع کے ساتھ یوریشیا میں تکمیل کی جانب بڑھتے قدم

الماتی، قزاقستان، 16 اگست 2017ء/پی آرنیوزوائر/– دنیا کے معروف عالمی تعمیراتی مشینری ساز ایکس سی ایم جی نے الماتی، قزاقستان میں اس جولائی میں ایکس سی ایم جی سوگونگ قزاقستان (“ادارہ”) کی شروعات کردی ہے، جو ایک “ون اسٹاپ شاپ” ہے جس کا مقصد تعمیراتی منصوبوں کی بڑھتی ہوئی تعداد میں مدد فراہم کرنا ہے۔

نیا ادارہ ایکس سی ایم جی کی انتہائی پسندیدہ مصنوعات فروخت، فوری خدمات فراہم اور صارفی تجربے کو بہتر بنانے کے لیے مقامی ڈیلرز کے ساتھ کام کرے گا۔

وسط ایشیا میں سب سے بڑی معیشت قزاقستان کی تیز تر ترقی اسے علاقائی سیاست و اقتصادیات میں ایک اہم مقام دیتی ہے۔ یہ چین کی جانب سے قدیم شاہراہ ریشم کے تجارتی راستوں کو ازسرنو بنانے اور خطے میں اقتصادی ترقی کو تحریک دینے کے بیلٹ اینڈ روڈ منصوبے (بی اینڈ آر) میں ایک اہم ربط بھی ہے۔

وانگ من، چیئرمین اور صدر ایکس سی ایم جی، نے کہا کہ قزاقستان یوریشیا میں ایک پل کی حیثیت رکھتا ہے اور ادارے کی اہم ترین عالمی مارکیٹوں میں سے ایک ہے۔

“ایکس سی ایم جی بی اینڈ آر کی جانب سے پیش کردہ مواقع کا فائدہ اٹھائے گا اور قزاق مارکیٹ میں تزویراتی سرمایہ کاری پر توجہ رکھے گا، مقامی، خصوصی مصنوعات اور حل کے منصوبے فراہم کرے گا جبکہ ساتھ ساتھ بنیادی ڈھانچے کی تعمیر اور قزاقستان میں ایکس سی ایم جی کی قابل نمو ترقی کو سہولت دے رہا ہے۔”

ایکس سی ایم جی 16 سال قبل مارکیٹ میں داخل ہونے کے بعد سے سڑکوں، ریلوے اور ہوائی اڈوں کی تعمیر جیسے بنیادی ڈھانچے کے مقامی منصوبوں میں متحرک انداز میں شرکت کر چکا ہے ۔ ادارے کے آلات ایکسپو 2017ء آستانہ کے لیے تعمیراتی کام میں بھی استعمال ہوئے تھے۔

ایکس سی ایم جی آلات کے 20,000 سے زیادہ پرزے قزاقستان میں کام کے دوران استعمال ہوئے۔ ملک کا نمبر 1 برانڈ، یہ ادارہ اب لوڈرز، کرینوں، سڑکوں کی تعمیر اور پائل ورک مشینوں کے ساتھ تمام برانڈز میں سب سے بلند درجہ رکھتا ہے۔

میانگ ہونگبو، الماتی میں چینی قونصلیٹ-جنرل کے قونصل جنرل، نے کہا کہ ادارہ چین-قزاقستان تعاون کے لیے نیا پلیٹ فارم بھی ہے جو مستقبل کے قزاق بنیادی ڈھانچے کے منصوبوں کے لیے مکمل سپورٹ فراہم کر سکتا ہے۔

ادارہ وسط ایشیا میں ایکس سی ایم جی کے آپریشنز کے پھیلنے کے لیے مستحکم بنیاد بھی تخلیق کرے گا، جو 2014ء میں ارگینچ، ازبکستان میں سرکاری ملکیت کے قومی ریل ادارے ازبکستان ریلویز کے ساتھ مشترکہ منصوبہ ادارے کے قیام کے بعد ایک نئے سنگ میل کی علامت ہے۔

ایکس سی ایم جی کے بارے میں

ایکس سی ایم جی ایک کثیر القومی ہیوی مشینری بنانے والا ادارہ ہے جو 74 سالہ تاریخ رکھتا ہے۔ یہ اس وقت دنیا میں تعمیراتی مشینری صنعت میں نویں درجے پر ہے۔ ادارہ دنیا بھر میں 177 سے زیادہ ممالک اور خطوں کو برآمدات کرتا ہے۔

مزید معلومات کے لیے ملاحظہ کیجیے: www.xcmg.com، یا فیس بک، ٹوئٹر، یوٹیوب، لنکڈان اور انسٹاگرام پر ایکس سی ایم جی کے پیجز دیکھیں۔

Hainan-Themed Day Held at China Pavilion of Astana 2017 Expo

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, Aug. 16, 2017 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/– “Please come to Tianya Haijiao where spring dwells all year round; please come to Tianya Haijiao where blossoms and fruits are up hills and down dales.” On August 14th, 2017, the Hainan-themed Day event, titled “Beautiful Hainan, Healthy Island”, was launched at China Pavilion of Astana 2017 Expo, beginning with a feast of tropical singing and dance from Hainan.

The opening ceremony was attended by about 160 people, including Yu Xun, Chairman of Hainan CPPCC Committee, Wang Jinzhen, Vice President of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), Liu Jiangping, the temporary Ambassador of the Chinese Embassy in Kazakhstan (KZ), Mynyura Murzamadieva, President of the Tourism Industry Committee of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of KZ, pavilion representatives, KZ business communities with their guests, Hainan economic and trade delegation, as well as media from China and other countries.

Yu Xun, while addressing the ceremony, gave a brief introduction to Hainan’s economic performance, remarking that “Beautiful Hainan, Healthy Island” is not only a theme of event, but also an exact portrayal of Hainan. According to him, Hainan is committed to building itself into a happy home to the local people, an ever-green garden of China and a tourist paradise across the globe. Recent years have witnessed Hainan’s tourism transformation and upgrading, an all-for-one tourism in full swing, and the grip loosening on the tourist offshore duty-free shopping policy. In future, Hainan will focus on 12 key industries including tourism, tropical efficient agriculture and healthcare.

Mynyura Murzamadieva, said through the Hainan-themed activity, she got a glimpse of Hainan as a tourist paradise and felt optimistic about the prospect of the cooperation in tourism between China and KZ. She also mentioned that, to facilitate Chinese tourists and attract more of them, KZ government is making adjustment by optimizing the visa process and transit-without-visa policies towards Chinese tourists.

During the opening ceremony, two cooperation agreements were signed, namely the one between Hainan CCPIT, Kazakhstan International Trade Association and Kazakhstan China Trade Promotion Association. For more cooperation between Hainan and KZ, the Department of Agriculture in Hainan, Hainan Tourism Commission, and several cities including Haikou, Danzhou, Wenchang, Qionghai and Wanning, promoted on the spot their local special industries, such as tropical efficient agriculture, tourism and health care.

During the event, Hainan also displayed the technique of making the brocade of Li ethnicity, the well-known” Living Fossil of Chinese textile history”, and the physical therapy of Chinese medicine peculiar to the province. Tourists in China Pavilion were offered the chance to taste Hainan coffee and the local food.

Source: Hainan CCPIT

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XCMG Launches New Company in Kazakhstan, Further Integrating Eurasia with Global Outreach

ALMATY, Kazakhstan, Aug. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — XCMG, the world’s leading global construction machinery manufacturer, has launched XCMG XuGong Kazakhstan (the “Company”), a “one-stop-shop” that aims to provide help to the growing number of construction projects, this July in Almaty Kazakhstan.

The new company will sell XCMG’s highly acclaimed products, offer prompt service and work with local dealers to improve customer experience.

The largest economy in Central Asia, Kazakhstan’s rapid development gives it a high profile in regional politics and economics. It’s also a crucial link within the Belt and Road Initiative (B&R), China’s effort to redevelop ancient Silk Road trade routes and drive economic development throughout the region.

Wang Min, chairman and president of XCMG, remarked that Kazakhstan is a bridge in Eurasia and one of the company’s most crucial global markets.

“XCMG will seize the opportunities presented by the B&R and focus on strategic investment in the Kazakh market, providing local, customized products and solution plans while facilitating infrastructure construction and XCMG’s sustainable development in Kazakhstan.”

XCMG has actively participated in local infrastructure projects such as road, railway and airport construction since entering the market 16 years ago. The company’s equipment was also used in the construction works for Expo 2017 Astana.

More than 20,000 pieces of XCMG equipment are in operation in Kazakhstan. The No.1 brand in the country, the company now holds an over 80 percent market share with loaders, cranes, road construction and pile work machines ranking the highest among all brands.

Miao Hongbo, Consul-general of the Chinese Consulate-General in Almaty, noted that the Company is also a new platform for Sino-Kazakhstan cooperation that can provide all-around support for future Kazakh infrastructure projects.

The Company will also create a solid foundation for XCMG’s operations to radiate throughout Central Asia, marking a new milestone after the establishment of a joint venture company in Urgench, Uzbekistan with state-owned national rail carrier Uzbekistan Railways in 2014.

About XCMG

XCMG is a multinational heavy machinery manufacturing company with a 74-year history. It currently ranks ninth in the world’s construction machinery industry. The company exports to more than 177 countries and regions around the world.

For more information, please visit: www.xcmg.com, or XCMG pages on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Television Gets its Own Festival in New York’s Tribeca

LOS ANGELES The organizers of New York’s annual Tribeca Film Festival are launching a standalone television event to recognize the vast and varied content now available on broadcast, cable and streaming platforms.

Organizers said on Wednesday the inaugural three-day Tribeca TV Festival will take place on Sept. 22-24 in New York, and is aimed at bringing new shows and returning favorites to the public.

The lineup for the festival includes screenings and celebrity talks for the return of comedy Will & Grace, the upcoming season premieres of dramas Queen Sugar, Designated Survivor and Gotham, and the world premiere of Look But With Love, a virtual reality series about life in Pakistan.

More than 400 scripted TV shows are currently produced every year in the United States across traditional broadcast and cable networks and services such as Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, leading to what has been dubbed a “golden age of television.”

“Ten years ago, we wouldn’t have needed a TV festival. Now, with the change in the TV landscape, both the quality and quantity of shows, it makes sense,” actor Robert De Niro, who co-founded the Tribeca Film Festival in 2002 to rejuvenate lower Manhattan, said in a statement.

De Niro is among a plethora of Oscar-winning stars, including Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Michael Douglas who are making waves on the small screen.

De Niro is competing in September for his first Emmy Award for his role as disgraced financier Bernard Madoff in HBO television film The Wizard of Lies.

Source: Voice of America

US Imposes Sanctions on Pakistan-based Kashmiri Militant Group

WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department imposed sanctions on a Pakistan-based Kashmiri militant group, labeling it a foreign terrorist organization.

The Department of State has designated Hizbul Mujahideen � also known as Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, also known as HM � as a Foreign Terrorist Organization, the State Department said in a statement Wednesday. The sanctions prohibit U.S. companies and U.S nationals from doing business with the militant group, block its assets in the United States and make it a high-profile target for law enforcement authorities worldwide.

In June, the State Department declared Syed Salahuddin, the Pakistan-based chief of Hizbul Mujahideen, a global terrorist and imposed sanctions aimed at suppressing his organization.

Salahuddin posed a significant risk of committing acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals, or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States, the State Department said in a statement after it imposed the sanctions.

‘Party of Holy Warriors’

Founded in 1989 in Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, Hizbul Mujahideen � the Party of Holy Warriors � is considered to be the largest militant group in Kashmir.

The group has been branded a terrorist organization by India and the European Union as well.

Hizbul Mujahideen has claimed responsibility for several attacks, including the April 2014 explosives attack in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, which injured 17 people, the State Department statement reads.

HM has a large number of operatives on both sides of Kashmir, but its numbers have been shrinking in recent years. The group was estimated to have 10,000 members in 1990, but that figure had reportedly declined to 1,500 by 2011.

Islamabad has historically disputed the allegations against HM and maintained that the militants fighting New Delhi’s rule in Kashmir are involved in a legitimate struggle for self-determination.

Declaring HM a terrorist organization is selective justice and is an effort by the U.S. to please its ally, India, Abdul Qayyum, a Pakistani lawmaker who represents the ruling Muslim League party, told VOA. Hizbul Mujahideen is not a terrorist group; they are fighting for their legit cause of liberation, freedom and self-determination.

Qayyum added that the U.S. should not turn a blind eye towards the grave issue of Kashmir where Indian army is killing people and making their lives miserable.

Not bound to follow decision

Following the designation of HM’s leader as a global terrorist by the U.S. State Department in June, Sartaj Aziz, a former adviser on foreign affairs to Pakistan’s prime minister, told the media that Islamabad was not bound to follow the decision as it was not a U.N. declaration.

India has repeatedly blamed Pakistan-based, anti-India militant groups for inciting violence in Kashmir. More than a dozen militant separatist groups are fighting in Indian-held Kashmir.

According to the India Express news outlet, HM leader Salahuddin has played a key hand in fueling militancy in Kashmir over the last 27 years. He is also known for supplying arms and training young recruits and sending them to Kashmir for militant activities, according to the Indian paper.

The State Department’s decision will strain the Pakistan-U.S. relations, but it seems Pakistan will keep quiet and will not take any step against HM at the moment, Hasan Askari Rizvi, a Pakistan-based security analyst, told VOA.

It is an embarrassment for Pakistan that U.S. has declared HM a terrorist group. It is said that Syed Salahuddin, HM’s leader, lives in the Pakistani side of Kashmir, but he moves around in the country freely, Askari said. HM will still carry out with their activities, only now they will do it quietly.

The two South Asian powers and archenemies have gone to war over Kashmir three times: at the time of partition in 1947, and later in 1965 and 1999. Since both India and Pakistan now have nuclear weapons, the element of risk in such conflicts has now risen exponentially.

Source: Voice of America

Records funds distributed to provinces under PML-N Govt: PM

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on

Tuesday said that record funds had been disbursed to the federating units under the PML-N government.

Chairing a meeting of the Cabinet here, the Prime Minister said

that all the development and energy security initiatives had either been

completed or in completion phase which speaks volumes of the development and

energy security endeavors bearing fruit during the PML-N government since 2013.

The Prime Minister informed the cabinet that these initiative of

national importance started by the PML-N government were unmatched if compared with those planned from 1999 to 2008.

The Prime Minister apprised the cabinet about his recent visit to

Karachi on last Saturday. The Prime Minister said during the visit he announced Rs. 25 billion for Karachi and Rs. 5 billion for Hyderabad under a comprehensive package to be implemented by the federal government under the policy and administrative supervision of Governor Sindh with fixed time lines and fixed costs.

He said under the package, one hospital and medical college for

Karachi would be set up, extension of green line metro to other areas while additional resources would be provided for new water projects.

The Prime Minister said 50 fire tenders would be provided for KMC

while series of underpasses and bridges would be constructed to reduce the traffic mess in the port city.

About Hyderabad package, he said one university and medical college

would be established in Hyderabad while additional grant to be provided for Hyderabad Municipal Corporation besides upgradation of infrastructure of all industrial states. These projects will be executed with in fixed time and cost and transparently, he added.

The Prime Minister also informed about the meeting he chaired during

Karachi visit on law and order in the wake of recent surge in street crimes in the port city.

He said that provincial government had been asked to play it’s due

role in the development work in the province in general and Karachi in particular.

The Prime Minister reaffirmed all out support from the federal

government to the provincial government in the development and ensuring peace and security in Sindh.

The Cabinet lauded the announcements from the Prime Minister in his

Karachi visit.

The Prime Minister also informed the cabinet about the recent

presentations given to him on WAPDA and NHA which lasted for several hours but remained incomplete due to paucity of time.

Prime Minister Abbasi said that so much development work and energy

initiatives had been taken under the PML-N government that were difficult to

summarize in detailed presentations.

Secretary Interior briefs the Cabinet on laws relating to weapons’

licensing. Cabinet members discussed the proposal in detail.

In this regard, the Prime Minister constituted a Committee chaired by

himself with Interior Minister, Minister for CADD, Minister of State for

Information & Broadcasting and National Security Advisor as members to

collate proposals of Cabinet members put forward today and bring the agenda

item again.

The Prime Minister directed Interior Ministry to revalidate data

regarding licenses issued, adding that 90 days grace period to be given to

all license holders of Prohibited Weapons for registration with NADRA.

The Prime Minister also directed to hold Cabinet meeting every

Tuesday.

The cabinet also approved initiation of Negotiation on

Inter-Government Agreement between Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Resources, Government of Islamic Republic of Pakistan and National Development & Reform Commission of the People’s Republic of China for Supply of POL Products and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), Petroleum Division.

Approval was given to Ratification of Agreement between the Government

of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China for Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect of Taxes on Income, Revenue Division.

Source: Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage