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Exaggerating CPEC

By LetterPublished: January 7, 2017

ABBOTTABAD: Since the start of the PML-N government, it has taken many a steps for the uplift of society. It may have achieved something during the course of time such as the major Metro and Orange Train projects, but it has realised somehow that these projects are not up to the level of understanding of the masses. This particular government has ignored all of the important sectors of agriculture — the mainstay of the Pakistan economy — education, health, and foreign policy. It is concentrating on road infrastructure just to raise some revenue. The Metro and Orange Train are mainly supporting the steel industry, which is the business of the majority of politicians-come-businessmen. According to government sources, the current government is also concentrating on industry, but it is ignoring the fact that Pakistan cannot compete on the international front with many of the industrialised countries.The CPEC Chinese workers call it “One Belt, One Road”. …

2578 families displaced in Balochistan to make way for CPEC: BHRO

http://wap.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/2578-families-displaced-in-balochistan-to-make-way-for-cpec-bhro-117010700077_1.html

ANI | Lahore [Pakistan] Jan 07, 2017 07:43 AM IST
Baloch Human Rights Organisation (BHRO) has said that a total of 2,578 families have been displaced in Balochistan in order to make way for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)."These people have been forced to leave their homes in Hoshab, Awaran, Jhalawan and Koh-e-Suleman and move to Karachi, Turbat, Hub Chowki and other areas," Pakistan Today quoted BHRO chairperson Bibi Gul Baloch as saying while addressing a press conference at the Karachi Press Club.Bibi Gul demanded the media and other stakeholders to assist them in highlighting the issues that the people of Balochistan are facing.She urged the media to report the number of people killed, abducted and forcefully detained in the province, adding that new development projects are of no benefit to the local population.According to her…

Tarek Fatah comment on Indian Politicians

http://m.indiatoday.in/story/tarek-fatah-baluchistan-west-bengal-kolkata-pakistan-police-event/1/850402.htmlTarek Fateh says Indian Muslim community  is being used as Football by Indian Politicians. This is something a sort of  diversionary statement , it has come to light that many in right wing started distancing themselves from him. Recent events in Punjab where he made derogatory remarks against students from Kashmir and Punjab has been taken seriously.  "He seems to be  pseudo Anti Islam, pseudo Anti Pakistani" one member in Delhi policymaking circle role this person.This person has no right to comment on Indian politicians, he should behave as a guest. God knows who is hosting this loose cannon,   a law and order situation will soon emerge without any doubt.Tarek is a liability to Baloch cause and it is better we must avoid him.Moreover he is not a Baloch. Recently State government of Kerala  did not oppose Naela Quadri event. Though it is anti modi government . But Be…

Quetta, Peshawar mass transit schemes part of CPEC’

http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/01/06/quetta-peshawar-mass-transit-schemes-part-of-cpec/National6 HOURS AGO BY APPThe Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) project has been included in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) by the Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) held in Beijing on December 29, said Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique, while briefing the Senate Standing Committee on Railways.He said that the KCR project had been delayed for years due to flaws in the project, adding that earlier, this project was to be completed in collaboration with Japanese donor agency (JICA) but the model proposed by JICA was not implementable.Under the prime minister’s direction the proposal of including KCR in CPEC was presented in the JCC meeting, which was approved by the Chinese side.Press conferenceAddressing a news conference, Rafique revealed that apart from KCR, Quetta Mass Transit and Peshawar Mass Transit schemes were also being made part of CPEC.He said that a high level dele…