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Emerging Balochistan leaders need India's backing: Modi govt must review policy

http://www.firstpost.com/india/emerging-balochistan-leaders-need-indias-backing-modi-govt-must-review-policy-3205732.html
Sunil Raman Jan, 16 2017 09:54:01 ISTOver four months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced support to freedom-seeking people of Balochistan province in Pakistan, different government agencies remain divided on what to do next. Opinion is divided among a section that wants to continue with the old strategy of extending financial support to a few Baloch expats in Europe and among those who seek to back new and younger elements among Baloch separatists.Differences in approach and a lack of clarity stems from the absence of any blueprint on how India can leverage Baluchistan to pressure Pakistan. Support to Baloch groups fighting against Pakistan government and exposing human rights violations in Balochistan are seen as only two viable options before India. After all, India cannot carry out an overt action in Balochistan.Fighting for India’s favoursConflicting i…

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Balochistan: Disabled teenage Baloch boy killed in Pakistani forces attack in Alandur

http://balochwarna.com/2017/01/16/balochistan-disabled-teenage-baloch-boy-killed-in-pakistani-forces-attack-in-alandur/

QUETTA: Pakistani forces have attacked a civilian population area in Buleda Balochistan. At least one person was killed and several other disappeared on Sunday.Per Balochistan news sources, the Pakistani military, FC, and intelligence agencies attacked the village of Alandur in Buleda and opened indiscriminate firing on unarmed civilians.A disabled 18-year-old named Asad son of Mohammad Ali Baloch was killed while the security forces abducted his father and several others.The other disappeared victims have been named as Abdul Karim, Nasser, Saddam Baloch, Mulla Abdul Khaliq, Ameen Jan, and Khuda Bakhsh.Most of the abducted men were reportedly farmer and small business owners.The Pakistan forces have burned down the house of Abdul Karim and a dozen other surrounding houses.Meanwhile, the military offensives start in Zamuran, Panjgur, Turbat and several other areas of d…

Pakistani Army killed 15 years old child in Alandur Buleda, Balochistan

*15 سالی ئیں زھگے ءِ شہید کنگ ءِ ٹوھیں جُرم جھان ءِ پاد کنگ ءِ ھاترا بس اِنت، ڈاکٹر اللہ نزر بلوچ!*بلوچ راجی رھشون ڈاکٹر اللہ نزر بلوچ ءَ چاگردی رسانکدر ٹوئیٹر ءَ وتی شِنگ کُتگیں نوکیں سئے درشانانی تھا الندور ءَ پاکستانی لشکر ءِ زوراکیانی درگت ءَ گُشتگ کہ " بلوچستان ءِ دمگ بلیدہ الندور ءَ 15 سالی ئیں زھگے پاکستانی لشکر ءَ شہید کُتگ کہ اے "انسانیت" ءِ ھلاپ ءَ یک بلاھیں بے ننگیں جُرمے ءُ ھمے جُرم جھان ءِ پاد کنگ ءَ وت بس اِنت بزاں کہ اے انچیں جُرمے کہ جھان ءِ دلگوش گوَر کنگ ءِ ھاترا بس اِنت.
آئی ءَ وتی دومی درشان ءِ توکا گُشتگ کہ بے میاریں بلوچ راج ءِ سرا پاکستانی لشکر ءِ برجاھیں زوراکی ءِ درگت ءَ جھان ءِ زورمند ءُ سرپدیں مھلوک ءَ وتی دپ بستگ ءُ ھچ نہ گُش اَنت.
ڈاکٹر اللہ نزر ءَ وتی شِنگ کُتگیں سئیمی کُلوہ ءِ توکا گُشتگ کہ چائنہ ءَ پیسرا چہ زری جوھری مڈی "نیوکلئر" آؤرتگ ءُ جاڈیگ اِنت نو آئی ءَ دو لانچ ھم بلوچ ءِ زِر ءَ آؤرتگ ھُرمُز ءِ نزیک ءَ لشکری چِست ءُ ایرانی ھاترا اوشتارینتگ اَنت کہ اے سک ھترناک اَنت........!!!*Twitter: @DrAllahNizar*Take a look at @DrAllah…

Nitaqat concession for Baloch residents

http://saudigazette.com.sa/saudi-arabia/nitaqat-concession-baloch-residents/Nitaqat concession for Baloch residentsDec 18, 2016JEDDAH — The Balochs residing in the Kingdom will get concessions in the Nitaqat Saudization program, sources in the Ministry of Labor and Social Development were quoted as saying by Al-Watan Arabic daily on Saturday.A Baloch resident will be counted as a quarter point in the Nitaqat Saudization program i.e. four Baloch workers will be considered as one expat.They will be treated in a similar manner as the previously announced nationalities including Burmese, Palestinians holding Egyptian travel documents and Turkmenistan nationals.Four expatriate workers from any of these categories will be counted as one expat worker in the Nitaqat program on condition that workers from these categories do not exceed 50 percent of the total number of employees in a firm.The sources said the objective of this decision is to encourage private sector firms to employ members of …

Several China-sponsored power projects hit snags

http://tribune.com.pk/story/1284914/several-china-sponsored-power-projects-hit-snags/

By Shahbaz RanaPublished: January 5, 2017

ISLAMABADOnly about half of the planned generation of 8,810 megawatts from China-sponsored energy projects will be available by 2018 as inter-ministerial disputes and inclusion of financially unviable projects at the initial stage of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) prevent the two sides from meeting the target.Power projects having a cumulative capacity of about 5,000 megawatts under CPEC would be operational by 2017 and 2018, Planning, Development and Reforms Minister Ahsan Iqbal announced at a news conference on Wednesday. It was his first interaction with media after attending the sixth meeting of CPEC Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) in Beijing.China would like to involve other countries in CPEC after consulting Pakistan: BeijingAt present, the minister said, over 8,000MW CPEC energy projects were at various stages of construction and financi…

How Chinese money will transform Pakistan

https://www.thethirdpole.net/2016/10/06/how-chinese-money-will-transform-pakistan/Juan Pablo Cardenal and Heriberto Araujo, co-authors of China’s Silent Army: The Pioneers, Traders, Fixers and Workers Who Are Remaking the World in Beijing’s Image, find that Chinese state-owned corporations employ many of the same exploitative business practices overseas as they do at home. Forms of exploitation include illegal natural resource extraction, environmental pollution and human rights abuses.

Quetta turns white

http://nation.com.pk/national/15-Jan-2017/quetta-turns-white
Receives first snowfall of winter, Temperature falls below freezing point, Road communication, power supply cut off in half of Balochistan

January 15, 2017QUETTA - Balochistan’s capital Quetta on Saturday received first snowfall of the winter season due to which temperature fell four degrees below the freezing point causing suspension of water and power supply in almost half of the province.Areas of Balochistan including Quetta, Ziarat, Kalat, Qilla Saifullah, Zoab were reeling under biting cold. Temperature dropped further following first snowfall of the season.Land, trees and mountains were seen covered with about three inches to 1 foot of snow which was extremely bewitching for residents and tourists alike.A large number of people from Quetta made their way to Hanna Lake to enjoy chilly climate. Water at Hunna Lake was also frozen due to extreme cold. People played with each other making snow balls and throwing on each oth…