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Brahumdagh Bugti at receiving end: Strong criticism from Baloch Groups for changing stand

Shaal Baloch- BahrainBNF and Brahamdagh Bugti
Brahamdagh Bugti is infamous for changing stands and giving irresponsible statements like years back his statement for Referendum on independence that was strongly opposed by all Baloch pro independence groups, Hyrbiar Marri said "that at the time of occupation UN did any referendum? no then why now?" Dr. Naela Quadri said that "Parliament of Sovereign Balochistan unanimously rejected the move of accession with Pakistan then their army invaded Balochistan,  end of this occupation is our basic demand nothing less"In 2008 Brahamdagh asked to be the head of Baloch National Front BNF united platform of all pro independence  Baloch groups, , that was given to him but after one year as the time of new head came on rotaion bases he broke the front on minor excuses, as a result Baloch unity has  become the biggest challenge for all till today.In mid 2015 he called for unity of all groups against occupation, but after few months…

NAB unearths Rs271m wheat scam in Balochistan
NAB unearths Rs271m wheat scam in BalochistanJanuary 03, 2017QUETTA - The Balochistan National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has unearthed a mega scam in Balochistan Food Department and filed a reference against ex-incharge PRC Sariab over 72,425 missing wheat sacks.The NAB filed reference in Accountability Court-1 on Monday against former provincial Reserve Center (PRC) in-charge Inayatullah Kakar which was accepted by the court. The court issued non-bailable arrest warrants against the accused and instructed the NAB to present him on next hearing date after arrest.The reference filed by the NAB in Accountability Court contained that thousands of wheat bags were missing from the center during tenure of the former in-charge PRC Sariab Inayatullah Kakar which was investigated and it was found that 72,425 wheat sacks were missing. The wheat bags worth is Rs271 million. The proceedings were adjourned til…

3G services promised for remote areas of Balochistan government is committed to widening the country's financial and digital reach to include all regions of the country, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said Monday while speaking at a ceremony in Islamabad.An agreement to launch 3G services in 257 villages of Lasbela and Avaran districts of Balochistan was signed at the ceremony.On the occasion, Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rahman announced that several projects for provision of IT services in remote areas of Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa are currently under implementation.She said 190 villages in Turbat, Gwadar, Ketchh and Panjgur are also being connected under the scheme.Rehman added that the IT ministry is working for maximum digital connectivity in the country.She said the IT ministry has collaborated with its partners and laid down 6,400 kilometres optic fibre network to digitally link areas across Pakistan.

Six FC personnel injured in landmine explosion in Quetta
Last Updated On 02 January,2017 01:17 pmQuetta is the capital of the restive Balochistan province.QUETTA (Dunya News) – At least six Frontier Constabulary (FC) personnel were injured in a landmine explosion near Quetta’s Western Bypass today (Monday).According to police, the landmine exploded as a convoy of FC personnel arrived at firing range located on the Western bypass.Six FC personnel including Naik Latif, Naib Subedar Shafi, Sepy Saif-ur-Rehman, Sepoy Qasim, Hawaldar Awal-ur-Rehman and Raza-ur-Rehman sustained injuries in the incident.They were immediately shifted to Bolan Medical Complex (BMC) where one of them is reportedly in critical condition.Security forces have cordoned of the blast siteSoon after the explosion, a heavy contingent of police and FC personnel arrived at the scene and cordoned off the area.A search operation was launched in the locality to trace the culprits.Balochistan,…

Allaying concerns of CPEC Concerns On CPECBy Zeeshan HaiderFOCUSChina-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has emerged as the most important geopolitical and infrastructure project of this region and beyond.The regional countries like Iran have shown their willingness to join it and we have now been told that the European countries too have shown their desire to link up to the project which has the potential of turning this region into hub of the world economy.The gigantic plan to build a network of energy and infrastructure projects including roads, railways, pipelines etc across Pakistan was initially estimated to cost $46 billion. But now the size of the plan is being jacked up by 24 percent to $57 billion by including more projects.The all weather ties between Pakistan and China have always been a cause of unease in New Delhi but the vigorous implementation of the CPEC project has caused more consternation and confusion…

Twists and turns: PTI’s policy on CPEC

The PTI's policy on the CPEC keeps changing. There have been many twists and turns in the past two years. There will be no end, no matter how it will damage the country's image to China
By: Dr Ahmad Rashid Malik
Prevailing since 2014, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s concerns over the CPEC are not over yet. PTI’s Chairman, Imran Khan, keeps disputing the CPEC from different angles. Chinese Ambassador in Islamabad, Sun Weidong, met twice with Imran Khan in February and October 2016, where Imran Khan conveyed his concerns on the CPEC but it looks that such concerns were not removed. Once again, Imran Khan criticised the CPEC in the following tone: “his party did not have anything against the CPEC but with the way the federal government was handling it.” China is supposed to handle CPEC with the Federal Government and not with the provinces.President Xi Jinping was scheduled to visit Pakistan in Sept…