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बलूच अलगाववादियों का जापानी संसद को संबोधित दुखद है,

JUNE 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMबलूच अलगाववादियों का जापानी संसद को संबोधित दुखद है, ायाज़सादकटोक्यो (इरफान सिद्दीकी, प्रतिनिधि युद्ध) अध्यक्ष नेशनल असेंबली सरदार अयाज सादिक ने कहा है कि बलूच अलगाववादियों का जापानी संसद केअहा्े में सांसदों को संबोधित दुखद प्रक्रिया है जो जापानी सरकार आधिकारिक तौर पर व्यक्त खेद भी किया है जिस पर जापानी अधिकारियों ने क्षमा भी कर ली है यह खुलासा सरदार अयाज सादिक ने टोक्यो में पाकिस्तानी दूतावास में पाकिस्तानी समुदाय को संबोधित करते हुए, सरदार अयाज सादिक ने कहा कि बलूचिस्तान की डेढ़ करोड़ की आबादी है अगर कुछ सौ लोग दुश्मन के बहकावे में आकर जुदाई बात और उनकी बात जापान जैसे मित्र देश में भी सुनी जाए तो यह कारण ाफसो ही हो सकता है, अयाज सादिक ने कहा जापान उत्तर कोरिया के बारे में पाकिस्तान के साथ कुछ विचार हैं जिन्हें सुलझाने के लिए कूटनीतिक स्तर पर बातचीत जारी रहती है, अयाज सादिक ने अपने संबोधन में पीटीआई के हवाले से कहा कि बतौर स्पीकर वह सबको साथ लेकर चलने की कोशिश करते हैं लेकिन िमराँ खान उनके बचपन के दोस्त हैं लेकिन दो बार चुनाव में उनसे हार के बाद इमरान खान की न…

Pakistan's regional languages face looming extinction

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AFPUpdated Jan 06, 2017 10:16pmAround a hundred women have gathered in a community centre in Peshawar but they are conversing in a dialect incomprehensible to the Pashtun that dominate the region.They are exchanging anecdotes and ideas in their native Hindko (literally, "the language of India") at a conference organised to promote the increasingly marginalised language.Pakistan's 200 million people speak 72 provincial and regional tongues, including official languages Urdu and English, according to a 2014 parliamentary paper on the subject that classed 10 as either “in trouble” or “near extinction”.Hindko speaking schoolchildren sing the national anthem at their school in Mansehra.— AFPAccording to scholars, Hindko's decline as the foremost language of Peshawar began in 1947 when Hindu and Sikh traders left the city after the partition of British India.Known for its curious aphorisms such as “Kehniaandhiye nu, nuen kan dhar” ("I&…

CPEC and the new great game

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/213604-CPEC-and-the-new-great-gameCPEC and the new great game
I fear that I may not be doing justice to describing the sentiments of the people of Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral regarding CPEC. The intensity of these feelings emanate from a sense of being excluded and deprived from CPEC’s development potential – both in a political and economic sense. There is a new wave of a nationalistic upsurge, with the youth gravitating towards sceptical idealism – which ranges from issues of political representation to economic empowerment. The exaggerated prosperity debate around CPEC is one of the key factors that have generated misgivings among the citizens about the game-changing prospects of this economic juggernaut. The euphoria surrounding CPEC’s transformative role impedes the possibility of a realistic assessment of the long-term impacts of this mega project on culture, the environment and the local economy. The simulated hype of prosperous future serves th…

Teenage Baloch student abducted during Pakistan Navy chief’s visit to Jiwani

Balochistan: QUETTA: Pakistani security forces have abducted a minor Baloch student from Balochistan’s coastal town of Pasni on Monday night.According to details Pakistani forces have attacked the house of Abdul Rasool Baloch in Ward No.6 in Pasni Balochistan and tortured his family members including women and children.Mr. Baloch’s house was attacked following the visit of Pakistan’s Navy Chief Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah to Pasni, Jiwani, Ormara and Gwadar, and spend a day with troops.Pakistani forces have carried out several attacks on house of Abdul Rasool Baloch in past one month but on Monday night (26/06/17) they abducted his teenage son, Azaan Baloch.Apart from abducting the teenage boy, Pakistani forces also terrorised female family members of Abdul Rasool and broke doors and windows of his houses.
The Pakistani forces accelerated their offensive in Jiwani, Pasni and surrdounging areas after an attack and killing of eight Navy officials in Jiwani on 19 June 2017.
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Balochistan: Eight civilians including a teenager abducted by military

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 by hakkpaan ,  June 29, 2017According to reports, on 25 June 2017, around 12 AM Pakistan time, security forces stormed into Abdul Rasool’s house in Ward No 6, Pasni district Gwadar, Balochistan.Azan Abdul RasoolDuring the assault, in the absence of Abdul Rasool, security forces abducted his 14 years old son Azan, while the women and children were severely beaten up and injured.Separately, Pakistani security forces abducted six people from Jiwani Bazar district Gwadar, Balochistan.Four of the abductees have been identified as Halim Baloch, Rasheed resident of Siyahji, Dasht district Kech, Balochistan, Baigul resident of Shayabad and Mulla Dil Shad resident of district Khuzdar, Balochistan.On the same day, from Awaran main Bazar, security forces abducted Sattar Fatah Mohammad resident of Bazdad, Gandakor district Awaran, BalochistanThe abductees have been shifted to unknown location and their wher…

Baloch Martyrs of Mehi

Mehi is a small village in district Awaran, approximately 600 Km from Quetta, the capital of Pakistani occupied Balochistan. It is the birth place of Dr. Allah Nazar Baloch, the commander of Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF) and the bastion of struggle for the independent Balochistan.Dr. Allah Nazar Baloch and all his male family members are on the list sanctioned by the Military Intelligence and handed to the death squad contract killers with orders to “search & destroy” with immediate effect.On June 30, 2015, fire rained on Mehi, and the village’s male collective social quarters were the main target of the aerial bombardment and mortar fires.  Pakistan army surrounded Mehi and flattened it with artillery, and rockets fired from the US-made helicopter gunships provided to the military to fight Al-Qaida and Haqqani Network in Northern Waziristan. Obviously, it was expected that Dr. Allah Nazar and several commanders of BLF would be present inside the targeted zone, gathered for t…

Moody's thumbs-up gives AIIB global cred

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Top rating lowers fundraising cost for China-led development bankISSAKU HARADA, Nikkei staff writerJin Liqun, president of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, spoke at the opening ceremony of the lender's second annual meeting June 16 in South Korea. © KyodoBEIJING -- The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank earned a top-notch rating from Moody's Investors Service thanks to factors such as a solid capital base and good management, an endorsement that should give the lender easier access to global bond markets.The Aaa rating with a stable outlook reflects "the strength of AIIB's governance frameworks, including its policies on risk management, capital adequacy and liquidity," the U.S.-based ratings agency wrote Thursday. With the highest credit rating, which came just a year and a half after its formation, the Beijing-led bank now stands shoulder to should…

Difficult Trek on Silk Road in Afghanistan

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Posted on June 29, 2017By Salman Rafi SheikhAfghanistanHeadlinePoliticsChinese mine 35 km south of KabulLike a long string of western nations, China finds Afghanistan to be a black holeWithout a durable peace in Afghanistan, gloomy shadows continue to loom over China’s ambitious Silk Road initiative. The Chinese are quite preoccupied with the issue and are investing time and money in the effort to solve the Afghan puzzle.That is why China’s political involvement as well as a soft military presence in Afghanistan have increased markedly over the past two years or so, departing from their role in solely attempting to mediate negotiations through the now largely-dysfunctional Quadrilateral Co-operation Group (QCG) to actually participating in joint anti-terror operations. All that for seeking a secure route for successful implementation of Silk Road projects.While within China there is some hope that extension …

Co-operation between China and Europe runs through Kazakhstan

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/world/china-watch/business/kazakhstan-links-china-and-europe/Route one: the first freight train of the China Railway Express from Shenzhen to Europe departs from Yantian Port CREDIT: XINHUA29 JUNE 2017 • 1:15PMJeremy GarlickThe Central Asian Republics of the former Soviet Union are hoping to reap the important economic benefits of China's Belt and Road Initiative.The Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO) summit in Kazakhstan took place on 8-9 June. The next day, the 2017 Astana Expo, which is scheduled to last for three months, got under way. These two events are indicative of Kazakhstan’s – and Central Asia’s – growing geopolitical and geoeconomic importance.China and Russia are the biggest nations that are currently members of the SCO. The other four are all Central Asian states: Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.Thus, due to its membership, the focus so far of the SCO is undoubtedly on Central Asia. This is also a vital region …

China builds new missile shelters on South China Sea islands

https://www.ft.com/content/78302782-5ce5-11e7-b553-e2df1b0c3220https://www.ft.com/content/78302782-5ce5-11e7-b553-e2df1b0c3220Trump fails to change Beijing’s course despite friendly relationship with Xi    YESTERDAY by: Demetri Sevastopulo in Washington and Charles Clover in Beijing
China has built new military facilities on disputed islands in the South China Sea, suggesting that the friendly relationship Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping kindled at their April summit has not convinced China to change its maritime course. Over the past three months, China has built four new missile shelters on Fiery Cross, boosting the number of installations on the reef to 12, according to satellite images provided to the Financial Times by the Center for Strategic and International Studies. China has also expanded radar facilities on Fiery Cross and two other disputed reefs — Subi and Mischief — in the Spratly Island chain, and started building underground structures that Greg Poling, d…

Japan, China begin maritime talks to avoid accidental clashes

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June 29  03:55 pm JST  12 CommentsTOKYOJapan and China on Thursday started a two-day senior official consultation on maritime affairs in Fukuoka, where they are expected to discuss ways to avoid unintended clashes in the East China Sea.The focus of the gathering is on whether the two countries can pave the way for an early implementation of a "Maritime and Aerial Communication Mechanism," effectively a hotline between defense officials, aimed at preventing accidental clashes in the sea where China challenges the sovereignty of Japanese-controlled uninhabited islets.Japan and China have failed to make a breakthrough in their talks on the matter so far, due in part to Tokyo's decision to put the Senkaku Islands in the sea under state control in 2012, drawing sharp opposition from Beijing, which calls the islands Diaoyu.In recent years, Chinese vessels have entered territorial…

Govt satisfied with speed of CPEC implementation

http://nation.com.pk/business/30-Jun-2017/govt-satisfied-with-speed-of-cpec-implementation

BEIJING - Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal has said that Pakistan is smoothly implementing the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and we are very satisfied with the speed of the implementation.“China has promised $57 billion in investment in projects along CPEC, part of the Belt and Road Initiative proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013 which aims to link China with the Middle East and Europe,” he said in an interview on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Dalian, China. He said, “In addition to the investment pledges from China, Pakistan would invest close to $10 billion. The economic corridor, to be completed in three phases by 2030, will boost Pakistan’s energy security and infrastructure, helping it to attract more foreign investment.”Ahsan Iqbal said, “There are some challenges to be addressed, including on coordination among different govern…

PNSC gets licence to launch ferry service from Karachi to Gwadar

http://nation.com.pk/national/30-Jun-2017/pnsc-gets-licence-to-launch-ferry-service-from-karachi-to-gwadar


June 30, 2017ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC) has been granted a licence by the Ministry of Ports and Shipping to launch its own ferry service.Sources in the Shipping Ministry told The Nation that the PNSC has planned to launch a ferry service from Karachi to Pasni and Gwadar which would be extended later to Iran’s Chahbhar port. The government has already waived off port charges for the next 14 years to make the service competitive.The sources said the PNSC plans also include the launching of a similar service from Karachi to the Port Qasim Authority (PQA) and economically viable ferry services to other islands to promote commercial and tourism activities. In addition, it is also working on plans to encourage the private sector to come forward and avail the concessions under the public-private partnership to make the ferry services more competitive to…

Balochistan journalist arrested for criticising state institutions

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1446608/fia-arrests-reporter-balochistan/


By Our CorrespondentPublished: June 30, 2017

PHOTOQUETTAThe Federal Investigation Agency on Thursday arrested a reporter of a Quetta daily for allegedly criticising national institutions on social media.Confirming the development, FIA officials said Zafarullah Achakzai, who reports for the Qudrat daily newspaper, was taken into custody under Prevention of Cyber Act 2016. He was produced in the court of judicial Magistrate after his arrest. The court allowed FIA to remand Zafarullah for six days.Sources in Zafarullah’s family told a joint meeting of the Balochistan Union of Journalists and other representative bodies of newspapers editors and workers that the report was arrested from his residence a day before Eidul Fitr.ADVERTISEMENTAdBlasphemous content online: FIA gets custody of three suspects“The entire area was blocked by security forces personnel before my son was arrested,” said Zafarullah’s father Naimatull…

Eastern and Western routes of CPEC to be completed by 2019

https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/06/29/eastern-and-western-routes-of-cpec-to-be-completed-by-2019/



National10 HOURS AGO BY ONLINEShare this on WhatsAppCPEC Project Director Hassan Daud said Eastern and Western routes of CPEC will be completed by early 2019.In an interview, he said the first phase of CPEC envisages projects relating to road infrastructure, railways and energy sectors. These projects are expected to be completed by the end of this year.He said the 2nd phase of CPEC envisages establishment of economic zones, which will bolster industrial growth in the country.Hassan Daud said that nine zones will be established in all the provinces including FATA. Feasibility reports are being finalized for these zones. He said the provincial governments are taking interest in the economic zones which will go a long way in boosting Pakistan’s industrial production.Replying to a question about the development of Balochistan under CPEC, the Project Director said Gwadar would become the…

CPEC expressway hits roadblock in Himalayas

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1446215/cpec-expressway-hits-roadblock-himalayas/

By Mohammad Zubair KhanPublished: June 29, 2017


Protestors in Abbottabad demonstrate against lack of compensation, environmental degradation. PHOTO COURTESY: Mohammad Zubair KhanThe E 35, or Hazara Expressway, is a 110 kilometre under-construction expressway linking Hasan Abdal in Pakistan’s Punjab province with Haripur, Havelian, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Shinkiari, Battagram and Thakot in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P).These cities are famous for the beauty of their natural surroundings, nestled as they are in the Himalayas. The expressway is facing the ire of local people for the damage it is doing to that environment.People affected by the construction work in the districts of Battagram and Abbottabad have brought the construction to a halt. In Battagram work resumed after negotiations, but in Abbottabad locals are not allowing work to begin on a ten kilometre stretch.ADVERTISEMENTAdA sneak peak …

Boost S.E. Asian nations’ maritime security through joint training

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7:43 pm, June 28, 2017The Yomiuri ShimbunBolstering the maritime security capabilities of Southeast Asian nations is essential for establishing the rule of law in the South China Sea and ensuring it is a safe and open sea. Assistance in terms of both hardware and software is indispensable.The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) has conducted separate joint training exercises in the South China Sea with its Philippine and Vietnamese counterparts. This is the first joint training of its kind involving patrol boats provided to the two countries by Japan. The JCG’s patrol boats also took part.Just as in the East China Sea, illegal fishing operations by Chinese fishing boats accompanied by government vessels are rampant in the South China Sea. If a naval force is mobilized to deal with such illegal fishing activities, it will heighten tensions with China. To avoid such a result, it is important for the matter to be dealt with by a coast guard with polic…

Unpacking China’s White Paper on Maritime Cooperation under BRI

http://www.idsa.in/issuebrief/chinas-white-paper-on-maritime-cooperation-under-bri_aksingh_280617


Abhay Kumar SinghAbhay Kumar Singh is Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile
June 28, 2017The revival of the centuries-old ‘Silk Road at Sea’ into a 21st Century Maritime Silk Road is an integral part of China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). It has been flagged by China as a Chinese solution to global economic revival. The Silk Road Economic Belt on land connects China to Europe through Central Asia, while the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (MSR) at sea connects China to the European Market through the South China Sea, Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean. In keeping with the proclaimed tenor of the BRI initiative, on 20 June 2017, China unveiled a white paper on “Vision towards enhancing maritime cooperation in building a peaceful and prosperous 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road”. The vision document, prepared …