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Picture of the day

Women's empowerment meet in Pakistan.
Guess who is missing in the picture.

Before CPEC

Part - IIAllama Iqbal envisaged a commonwealth/confederation of the Muslim Ummah which stretched from the shores of the Nile to the foothills of Pamir. However, he died in 1938, before the Eastern Turkestan Republic was proclaimed in 1944. Nor did he live to see the partition of India and the rise of Mao’s peasant army.China became a strategic partner of Pakistan. In Pakistan, though, militant Maoists – inspired by the peasants’ revolution in China – were confronted by both the state and the Islamists (the Islamists did not challenge China, however). Islamists like Maulana Maudoodi wrote against communism and were deadly opposed to the advocacy of land reforms and occupation of land by peasants. The Maoist intelligentsia led peasant rebellions to fight both landlords and the state from 1967-1977 whenever the opportunity arose, while pro-Moscow communists tried to support and infiltrate nationalist and ethnic movements.Interestingly, t…

The cost of CPEC: Guns, blood, money and power

CPEC was heralded as a game changer for the Pakistan economy. So far its security cost has taken its toll on Balochistan, the power consumers and overall public

April 02, 2017, 12:26 pmUp to 230 people have been killed and more than 400 injured in a spat of suicide attacks in Balochistan province so far in seven suicide attacks. The security establishment and government functionaries have condemned the lawlessness in the province as foreign hands’ desperate measures to destabilize the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). On August 8 last year, 95 people were killed in a suicide blast outside the Quetta hospital. The very next day, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff Raheel Sharif visited Balochistan and categorically called the attack on the CPEC.The day the blast struck Quetta, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) issued a press release, quoting the Army Chief as saying that the at…

750 schools to be set up in Balochistan: minister

 EMAILQUETTA: Provincial Minister for Education Abdul Rahim Ziaratwal has said that the government has opened 1,000 new schools and during the current financial year 750 more schools would be established across the province.Speaking at a seminar on private schools held here on Saturday, he said that nobody could prove that an elected representative or anyone else had converted a single school for his personal use. He said the academic year had begun in the cold areas of Balochistan and books had also been distributed among students.He said that inefficiency would not be tolerated in the distribution of books in government schools. He was of the view that the government has introduced massive changes in the field of education, addingthat these steps would soon yield revolutionary results in the field of education. He said the government had rendered invaluable services for the stability of the democracy a…

Number of AIDS patients alarmingly increase in Balochistan
April 02, 2017, 5:47 pmQUETTA: The number of HIV AIDS patients has disturbingly increased in Balochistan raising an alarm bell for the government.According to provincial AIDS control program, the number of HIV AIDS patients in Quetta and Turbat has reached to 710. Among the affectees in Quetta are 352 men, 84 women and 25 children while in Turbat, 213 men, 25 women and nine children have been affected from the disease.According to experts, the major reason of the increase in such cases is the lack of knowledge and awareness.According to the program, the process of AIDS screening is underway among the prisoners in jails and laborers working in coal mines while free medical facilities are also being provided to 444 patients in various hospitals of the province

Military operations in Daaht Jan Mohammad Bazar Lech

Today pakistani army conduct a massive military operation in Dasht Jan Mohammad  Bazar Kech in  Balochistan, women & children were beaten 8 innocent Baloch have been abducted

CPEC boosts Sino-Pak bilateral trade relations

April 2, 2017

ISLAMABAD: Ahsan Iqbal, federal minister for Planning, Development and Reform on Saturday said Chin Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has transformed the two countries’ bilateral relations from strategic nature to economic cooperation.“China has emerged as a top country in respect of foreign direct investment in Pakistan,” Iqbal said during a meeting with Justin Yifu Lin, councilor of State Council and vice chairman of All-China Federation of Industries and Commerce.The minister said CPEC project has now gained significance not only for Pakistan but also for the entire world.“CPEC has introduced a new perception of Pakistan and relations of both the countries have moved forward from geo strategic to economic partnership.”Iqbal said China’s FDI was 13 percent of the total foreign investment in 2013, far behind other countries. “But now after CPEC, China has emerged as the top country in r…