Tag: Iron

Government, security forces ruling Balochistan with an iron hand, says Bezinjo

QUETTA - National Party Senior Vice President Senator Mir Hasil Khan Bezinjo has strongly criticised the government, saying that they had sought an apology first and then unleashed atrocities against the Balochs, setting new records comparable to their predecessors.
He said that Balochs could not present flowers to the rulers after receiving decomposed bodies of their youth. He was addressing a public gathering in Dera Allayar of Jaffarabad district on Sunday. "The incumbent

Pakistan looks to FDI for iron ore extraction

ISLAMABAD - The government is considering inviting foreign investors to establish steel mills to take benefit from the iron ore reserves of 350 million tonnes at Kalabagh, 110 million tonnes at Chiniot, Punjab and 200 million tonnes at Dilband, Kalat, Balochistan.
According to official sources, the proposal is under consideration as the demand for steel products is estimated to increase to 14 million tonnes against a supply of 10 million tonnes by 2015. At present four major

Terrorism needs to be dealt with iron fist:: CM

The menace of terrorism has to be crushed with an iron fist, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Tuesday.
The CM made the comments while presiding over a high-level meeting at the Chief Minister's Secretariat held to review the law and order situation in the province after the Pakpattan bombing at the shrine of Hazrat Baba Farid Shakar.
Members of National Assembly (MNAs) Pirzada Imran Shah, Sardar Mansab Ali Dogar, Member Provincial Assembly (MPA)

BHP and Rio scrap giant iron ore joint venture

MELBOURNE: The end was swift but not unexpected. BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto ditched plans to form the world's biggest iron ore joint venture, in a victory for steel makers and a move that could prompt both miners to step up rival campaigns of expansion.
The deal, mired in disputes from the beginning, is the second failed attempt in three years by BHP CEO Marius Kloppers to buy into Rio's superior iron ore assets and strengthens the hand of steel mills, which had feared the pair