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BNP-M wants census postponed in Balochistan

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/186404-BNP-M-wants-census-postponed-in-Balochistan



February 15, 2017Print : KarachiMengal demands cancellation of CNICs issued to Afghan, other refugees; BNP-M, SUP announced joint fight for rights Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) President Sardar Akhtar Jan Mengal has demanded of the federal government to postpone the upcoming sixth national census in Balochistan, saying the situation in the province is not conducive to counting the people and houses there.He made the demand at a joint press conference held at the Haider Manzil, the headquarters of the Sindh United Party (SUP), following a meeting with SUP President Syed Jalal Mehmood Shah.The two parties have formed an alliance to help resolve the problems of the country.Mengal said Balochistan “is in a state of war” and the situation would not allow the census staff to reach areas where the Baloch people lived.He said the census was very important for the country, but the federal government …

K-P proposes inclusion of 17 energy projects in CPEC

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1326975/k-p-proposes-inclusion-17-energy-projects-cpec/


By APPPublished: February 14, 2017

PESHAWARThe provincial government has proposed 17 projects with a cumulative capacity of 2,825MW and costing $9,357 million to be included as part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. It has hired a consultant for the 300MW Balakot Hydel Power Project to be launched with the support of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), said Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Energy and Power Muhammad Atif.While chairing a review meeting of the Energy and Power Department in Peshawar, he said that the contract for Sharmai Hydel Power Project is being given to a joint venture between Sapphire Electric and Sino Hydro of China.The meeting was briefed in detail regarding ongoing, new and proposed projects of the energy and power sector and certain decisions were taken in this respect. The meeting was informed on progress on Jaborri, Lawi, Karora, Daral Khwar and Matiltan power projects b…

Western route integral part of CPEC: Khattak 

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/186436-Western-route-integral-part-of-CPEC-Khattak




By Bureau reportFebruary 15, 2017Print : NationalPESHAWAR: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on Tuesday said the western route was an integral part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and an additional all weather route connecting Gilgit to Dir and Chakdara via Chitral and Shandur had already been made part of the game-changer project.He was talking to the newly-elected office-bearers of the Peshawar Press Club at a dinner hosted at the Chief Minister’s House Peshawar, said an official handout. Special Assistant to Chief Minister for Information and Higher Education Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani and Secretary Information Arshad Majeed were also present.The chief minister said the greater Peshawar Mass Transit would connect six districts covering transportation to 41 percent of the total population of the province. The chief minister said the Rashakai Industrial City would be developed on 40, 000 kanals of land. H…

Pakistani envoy promotes CPEC project excellent investment opportunity

https://www.samaa.tv/pakistan/2017/02/pakistani-envoy-promotes-cpec-project-excellent-investment-opportunity/


February 15, 2017By: Samaa Web DeskPublished in PakistanISLAMABAD: Pakistan would be pleased if the UAE could benefit from the CPEC project, as it was a win-win situation for all countries in the region, Pakistani Ambassador to UAE Moazzam Ahmed Khan said.According to the Pakistani embassy’s message received here the ambassador stated this in an interview.He spoke about how both countries could benefit from the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a part of China’s ambitious One Belt, One Road multi-billion dollar initiative, and also part of Pakistan’s Vision 2025.The ambassador said that Pakistan and China were working on huge projects on infrastructure, roads and railway networks. Most importantly, both countries are also investing in the energy sector.Describing this as an ideal investment opportunity for Emirati investors, Khan noted that the UAE was the second largest…

Hard questions to Baloch Leadership

"There is a lot of rhetoric that is mouthed ad nauseam by those who are in favour of an independent Balochistan. But once you cut through the rhetoric, you realise that they all these people are offering is slogans. There is no over-arching vision of what sort of a state they want, no road map on how they propose to achieve nationhood, no thinking of how the state will be run, what sort of government it will have, how they will utilise the natural resources of the province for the welfare of the people, what sort of developmental model the new state will adopt, will the new state be a tribal confederacy in which the tribal order and customs will rule supreme or will it be based on rule of law and progressive ideals, what will be the status is women in the new state (will honor killing be acceptable or will it be treated as murder, will women be allowed to study and work, or will they be cloistered behind the walls of their houses and bought and sold like chattel? There are innum…

Why world powers do not support Independent Balochistan?

🎈 Baloch are numerically inferior🎈 They are surrounded by powerful and hostile neighbors🎈 Baloch are fragmented and their leadership has tribalistic outlook🎈 There is no guarantee that leaders will run Independent nation as Democracy🎈 There is a possibility of becoming another Chechenia. Where Baloch may get independence and end up into chaos with powerful tribes fight for control of Resources, as   they are tribals in the first place. Ultimately Iran and Punjab will retake Balochistan with the blessings of West or China  plus Russia.🎈 Moral of the story is Quality of leadership determine the future of Balochistan, empty Rhetorics and weasle words will lead to unintended outcomes, which will have severe ramifications to entire region.🎈 Way out 1⃣ Shouting HR violations do not yield  much, instead build good counter narrative on perils of CPEC to Baloch. There is enough information available to counter pakistan bluff -Game changer2⃣ Start behaving as mature leaders , behave like…

BHC seeks govt reply over petition against census

http://nation.com.pk/national/14-Feb-2017/bhc-seeks-govt-reply-over-petition-against-census

February 14, 2017QUETTA - The Balochistan High Court yesterday sought clarification from the government and the authorities concerned on the petition of Balochistan National Party (BNP) regarding the forthcoming population and housing census.As hearing on the petition of Balochistan National Party was resumed, Justice Nazeer Ahmed Langov of Balochistan High Court asked the provincial government, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, Interior Ministry, chairman and DG of National Database & Registration Authority (Nadra), attorney general of Pakistan, the Balochistan advocate general and other authorities concerned to submit reply to the points raised by the petitioner in his petition on the forthcoming census in the province.During the hearing, advocates Agha Hassan, Attaullah Langov and Jameel Ramazan appeared before the bench as counsels for BNP and argued that holding transparent census in Baloc…

Baluchistan’s resources are being looted at gunpoint

http://www.drmarri.com/blog/baluchistan_s_resources_are_being_looted_at_gunpoint/2017-02-13-8


13:16By: Dr. Jumma Khan Marri It is to notify Baloch nation and world community about Punjabi state’s gross violations of international law and human rights of Baloch people, Balochistan is under strict military occupation acute suppression subjugation and brutal military operation continues aganist Baloch people since last 70 years, ever since daily arrests, kill and dump policies continues unhindered.In 2006 Pakistani under military dictator general Musharraf collected Marri Baloch tribal elders under threats of arrests and different methods of manipulations were used and all waderas were collected at Quetta Cannt at gun point forced them to sign off Marri area's Chamallang coal mines, the largest coal mines of Balochistan were hand overed to Punjab, all those so called treaties were broken as soon as Coal mines started production.Under those deals Punjab Government promised to give ever…