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Stop Pakistan from carrying out genocide in Balochistan’

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SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT FEBRUARY 17, 2017 00:00 ISTUPDATED: FEBRUARY 17, 2017 04:08 IST“We seek all kinds of intervention from international community to save Baloch people and stop Pakistan from carrying out genocide in Balochistan,” said Naela Quadri Baloch, campaigner for Balochistan’s independence from Pakistan, here on ThursdaySpeaking to presspersons on the sidelines of a lecture on “Genocide in Balochistan by Pakistan and its implications” organised by Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, Manipal University, Ms. Baloch said that the major problem of Balochistan was genocide of Baloch people by the Pakistani army. She said that she feared that Baloch people would be wiped out from the face of the earth if the international community did not take action on time.She claimed Balochistan had $ 53 trillion dollars worth of mineral assets wh…

Stop Pakistan from carrying out genocide in Balochistan’

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/%E2%80%98Stop-Pakistan-from-carrying-out-genocide-in-Balochistan%E2%80%99/article17316923.ece

SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT FEBRUARY 17, 2017 00:00 ISTUPDATED: FEBRUARY 17, 2017 04:08 IST“We seek all kinds of intervention from international community to save Baloch people and stop Pakistan from carrying out genocide in Balochistan,” said Naela Quadri Baloch, campaigner for Balochistan’s independence from Pakistan, here on ThursdaySpeaking to presspersons on the sidelines of a lecture on “Genocide in Balochistan by Pakistan and its implications” organised by Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, Manipal University, Ms. Baloch said that the major problem of Balochistan was genocide of Baloch people by the Pakistani army. She said that she feared that Baloch people would be wiped out from the face of the earth if the international community did not take action on time.She claimed Balochistan had $ 53 trillion dollars worth of mineral assets w…

Balochs in the Brink of Extinction – Prof Naela Baloch

https://www.mangalorean.com/balochs-in-the-brink-of-extinction-prof-naela-baloch/

ByFlavin DSouza, Team Mangalorean. -February 16, 2017Balochs In The Brink Of Extinction – ProfNaela BalochManipal: “The China-Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC) would prove a death sentence to the Balochs as it would completely eliminate the little province from the world map”, said the president of World Baloch Women’s Forum Prof Naela Quadri Baloch.Speaking to the media persons Prof Naela Quadri Baloch said, “Genocide of the Balochs by the Pakistani army is a major problem existing in the Indian sub-continent. The eight stages of genocide accepted by the United Nation are visible in Baluchistan. The Balochs would be eliminated from this planet if the international community and the forces will not take action in time. 52 percent of the land mass of Pakistan is Baluchistan. Baluchistan has 53 trillion dollars of minerals and assets including gold, oil and gas. Pakistan is exploiting it as it has no resources w…

Geopolitics On Display at Pakistani Naval Exercises

http://www.maritime-executive.com/editorials/geopolitics-on-display-at-pakistani-naval-exercises
By The Lowy Interpreter 2017-02-16 16:07:14[By Christopher Zinn]Formally, the AMAN (Urdu for peace) international naval exercises that ran this week are about practicing responses to maritime threats such as piracy, terrorism and the smuggling of arms, drugs and people.But swirling not far beneath the surface of the Arabian Sea manoeuvres and the Karachi portside mateship between the 37 participating nations, including Australia, have been two distinct issues.One, the development promise and need for naval support for the massive China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, which means new railways and roads to give the Chinese trade access to a new super port at Gwadar, near the Iranian boder.And two, the shadow of unresolved tensions between Pakistan and India over the disputed and divided Kashmir region and the growing nuclearisation of both nation’s navies with implications for the …

Four-day book festival gets under way in Gwadar

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SAHER BALOCH — PUBLISHED about an hour ago
AUTHOR Mohammad Hanif speaking at the Gwadar Book Festival on Thursday.—Photo by writerGWADAR: The four-day Gwadar Book Festival began here on Thursday with an introspective look towards the future of Balochistan.Organised by a non-profit organisation, Rural Community Develop­ment Council (RCDC), the festival will continue till Sunday.In its fourth year, the Gwadar Book Festival has been dedicated to writer and socio-political activist Abdullah Jan Jamaldini, who passed away last year.Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, guests from Quetta, Karachi and Gwadar expressed their hopes, fears and perceptions about Gwadar.RCDC vice president Nasir Rahim said that “we need to have a clear voice while addressing our political and social issues with regards to ongoing changes in the province”.Chairperson of the Sangat Academy, Quetta, and writer Shah Mohammad Marri said that…

Senators from Balochistan, Sindh express reservations

http://dailytimes.com.pk/pakistan/17-Feb-17/senators-from-balochistan-sindh-express-reservations
By Ijaz Kakakhel
17-Feb-17ISLAMABAD: As the government has announced the schedule for holding census across the country, parliamentarians belonging to Balochistan and Sindh on Thursday expressed some reservations and claimed that under the current circumstances it would be difficult to conduct transparent counting.Senator Mir Kabeer Ahmed Muhammad Shahi of the National Party (NP) submitted an adjourned motion in the Senate, which was discussed for its admissibility. Speaking about the admissibility of the motion, he said that about three million refugees were living in Balochistan, while some Baloch had migrated to relatively safer districts.He said this because the population census was directly related to change in the number of National Assembly seats and other financial matters.Senator Mir Kabeer said that the teachers would also not be in a position to move freely for census operation d…

Balochistan looks ready to blow, and when it does, it likely will spill over

http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/02/09/bolochistan-looks-ready-to-blow-and-when-it-does-it-likely-will-spill-over/


BY THOMAS E. RICKSFEBRUARY 9, 2017By Emily Whalen
Best Defense bureau chief for BalochistanIn the ungoverned corners of the world, conflicts simmering under the surface will almost inevitably boil over every now and again. Given the variables involved, the conflict in Pakistan’s Balochistan province looks ready to do just that — and it will almost certainly spill over Pakistan’s borders.Pakistan strategists will often talk about the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and the Pakistan-Afghan border as security considerations, but rarely examine Balochistan, the largest and most resource-rich province in Pakistan, in detail. This can be misleading: The FATA make an ideal backdrop against which to praise the Pakistani Army’s relatively successful Zarb-e-Azb counterterrorism offensive, yet in Balochistan, the main stage for China’s $46 billion infrastructure investment, s…

Military role in stabilisation of Balochistan

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By Webmaster -February 17, 2017
Dr Muhammad KhanTHE province of Balochistan, constituting 43% of total Pakistani landmass, has been bestowed with tremendous potentials of natural resources with high mountain barriers and a long coastal area. The people of province are hard worker, tough, intelligent and loyal to their motherland. Unfortunately, owing to poor development over years, mis-governance and regional and international conspiracies, there remained phases of instability in province for quite some time. The local masses are very simple, mostly poor with a low literacy rate, largely unaware, thus easy to be exploited.
The people of province have now started realising that their youth bulge was wrongly diverted towards those activities, which runs counter to their interests and future development of their province. The people of the province are now morevigilant and futuristic about their youth and development of …

Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur terms CPEC a revolutionary project

http://dailytimes.com.pk/pakistan/17-Feb-17/shah-abdul-latif-university-khairpur-terms-cpec-a-revolutionary-project




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Staff Report17-Feb-17KHAIRPUR: A One-Day National Seminar on the "Geographical Importance of China-Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC) and its Impact on the Economy of Pakistan" was held at Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, organized by the Department of Geography. Prof. Dr. Mumtaz Hussain Mahar, Dean, Faculty of Physical Sciences said that the China-Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a revolution in the field of finance. "Under CPEC, China would invest 46 Billion in Pakistan for the development of transportation and the energy sector. If CPEC is utilized properly, it will extend the economy of Pakistan 3 to 4 times," he said.Prof. Dr. Ahsanullah Khattak, Department of Geography, University of Peshawar said that the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative covers countries and regions with a total population of 4.4 billion and a total economic volume of US$…

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor : An insight

By: Tariq Mushtaq
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Shifting contours in region

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BY HARSH V PANT, FEB 1, 2017More...AARussia is warming up to Pakistan and it's real. There seems to be a reversal in Russia's South Asia policy with New Delhi and Moscow drifting apart. Russia is looking at the region through the prism of its larger geopolitical struggle with the West and seems ready to join the China-Pakistan axis. China has found a new ally in Russia which is keen to tie up with Beijing, even as a junior partner, to scuttle western interests. Jettisoning its traditional antipathy to the Taliban, Russia is now indicating that it is ready to negotiate with the Taliban against the backdrop of the growing threat of the Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan.Pakistan has emerged as an important player in this context where China and Russia are now converging to challenge a number of western objectives. Moscow and Islamabad held their first ev…

Russian roulette

http://www.thestatesman.com/opinion/russian-roulette-1485979070.html
Indo-Russian relations, described in happier times as “civilisational and time-tested,” transcending party lines and political vicissitudes, is long rumoured to be past its prime with India drifting towards the United States and Russia making overtures to Pakistan. At the BRICS summit in Goa in October, Russia steered clear of India’s effort to publicly name Pakistan-based terrorist outfits like Lashkar and Jaish in the official declaration in the face of Chinese resistance. If the USA replacing Russia as India's largest military partner and India’s signing of Logistics Exchange Agreement with USA are signposts of glacial shifts, Russia’s inevitable tilt towards China and Pakistan is more entrenched than is apparent.Last year, the mention by Zamir Kabulov, Russia’s special envoy on Afghanistan, of India's increasing cooperation with the US alongside his exhortation that the Heart of Asia should not be used as …

CPEC: No trade concessions to China: Dastgir

http://www.brecorder.com/2017/02/16/337147


 MADIHA SHAKEEL FEB 16TH, 20170VIEWS: 105MUSHTAQ GHUMMANISLAMABAD: Commerce Minister Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan said on Wednesday that Pakistan will not extend trade concessions to China under the game changer China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).There is no change in trade volume with China even after the CPEC project. China will not be given any special consideration in trade under the CPEC, he said, while briefing Senate Standing Committee on Commerce. The committee met with Syed Shibli Fraz in the chair to discuss the following agenda:
(i) missing link between the STPF 2015-16 and CPEC;
(ii) how to arrest declining trend of exports; and
(iii) impact of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) on local industry.On a question of Syed Shibli Fraz regarding benefits of CPEC project, the Commerce Minister said Industrial Zones are the fourth pillar of CPEC. Pakistani industrialists will be given incentives in Economic Zones at par with Chinese indust…

Pakistan foreign ministry says, India is openly opposing CPEC

Nohttps://www.geo.tv/latest/131342-India-is-openly-opposing-CPEC-FO-spokespersonISLAMABAD: India is openly opposing the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said during a weekly briefing on Thursday."We are aware of Indian [government's] plans to sabotage CPEC," he said. "India's interference in Pakistan is not concealed."He added India's nuclear weapons are a threat to peace in South Asia. Moreover, he maintained, massive purchase of weapons by India could lead to instability in the region."Even Kulbhushan Yadav had admitted of making an attempt to affect the work on CPEC, Zakaria said. Yadav is an Indian who was arrested in Balochistan last year.Nevertheless, CPEC is not only beneficial for Pakistan, but for the entire region as it is an economic project.At the briefing, he condemned Indian firing on the Line of Control, saying three Pakistani soldiers were martyred. He paid tribute to the law-…

Naela Quadri at Manipal University

Naela Quadri at Manipal University

 With VC and Dr Arvind Kumar Head of Geopolitics n Internacional Relations
And with statue of TMA Pai the founder