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CPEC is failed: Dr.Allah Nazar Baloch, BLF

🔴 Dr.Allah Nazar latest tweet on CPEC #CPEC is entirely failed by Baloch freedom fighters but #Pakistan is deceiving the rest of the world of its success.

CPEC Master Plan a Charter of Servitude By signing CPEC, is Pakistan signing away its freedom to China? By  Sandhya Jain  -   May 16, 2017      By signing CPEC, is Pakistan signing away its freedom to China? Graphic courtesy  Dawn, Reuters Will the elite of Pakistan take a cut and sign anything? Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif may have received an exceptionally warm welcome when he arrived in Beijing on May 13, 2017 for the Border Road Initiative (BRI) summit, of which the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the crown jewel, but he may return to a more questioning opinion back home as details of the deal become known. In a piece of spectacular journalism, Khurram Husain of  Dawn  newspaper (May 15) has revealed details of Chinese intentions and priorities in Pakistan for the next fifteen years. The country’s military mentors will also have much to explain regarding Chinese virtual takeover of Pakistan. There appear to be two versions of the

Corruption in CPEC, even Chinese know P ESHAWAR: Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Monday claimed that even the Chinese know that the projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) are not corruption-free. Mocking his political opponents during an address to FATA convention, he claimed that the “show” of both Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan is now over. “We have no hopes from this government…it is incompetent,” Zardari said. Taking an aim at Imran Khan, Zardari said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman is afraid of going to jail and comes out to address rallies directly from his drawing room “after Sheikh Rasheed first tells him he has reached”. Taking credit for the progress of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, he said that efforts by his party had enabled everyone in the country to carry out political activities in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas. Zardari said that the exte

Bumps on the new silk road This weekend everybody expected Germany’s Economics Minister Brigitte Zypries to praise the “One Belt, One Road” initiative to create a new silk road trade route at a forum in Beijing. Instead she made a plea for trade. “Protectionism must be fought,” she said at the event attended by 30 national leaders invited by President Xi Jinping, “erecting new trade barriers is dangerous and endangers global growth.” Her heartfelt comments came after EU nations refused to sign a joint statement about trade supporting the new silk road link. They refused because China had not accepted any of Europe’s calls for free trade and equal conditions. On Monday, when the forum ends, leaders are still expected to publish a communique supporting the huge infrastructure project which sees billions invested into building roads, harbors and railway lines to link Asia, Europe and Africa. Ms. Zypries’ plea

There’s one major pitfall for African countries along China’s new Silk Road Lily Kuo   May 15, 2017 Along the One Belt, One Road. (Reuters/Noor Khamis) China’s campaign to build a massive network of land and sea links connecting Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa is expected  to benefit  the African countries along the route. Chinese officials pledged an extra  $113 billion in funding  for the project at a summit in Beijing over the last two days. In total, China will spend as much as  $3 trillion  on roads, ports, and other updates to infrastructure in more than 60 countries that make up the “One Belt, One Road.” China’s new Silk Road. (Reuters) China has already financed and built a $4 billion railway between Djibouti to Addis Ababa, the continent’s first transnational electric railway. In Kenya, a Chinese firm has built a new railway connecting Nairobi to the country’s port city of Mombasa. Eventually it will reach Uganda, Rwanda,

Full text: Joint communique of leaders roundtable of Belt and Road forum Source: Xinhua |  2017-05-15 23:39:14 | Editor: Yamei BEIJING, May 15 (Xinhua) -- The Leaders Roundtable of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation was held Monday in Beijing. A joint communique was issued after the summit. Following is an English version of the joint communique: Joint Communique of the Leaders Roundtable of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation 1. We, President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China, President Mauricio Macri of the Republic of Argentina, President Alexander Lukashenko of the Republic of Belarus, President Michelle Bachelet Jeria of the Republic of Chile, President Milos Zeman of the Czech Republic, President Joko Widodo of the Republic of Indonesia, President Nursultan Nazarbayev of the Republic of Kazakhstan, President Uhuru Kenyatta of the Republic of Kenya, President Almazbek Atambayev of the Kyrgyz Republic, President Bounnhang Vorachith of t

EU rejects China's vision for 'modern Silk Road' Member states wary of Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road initiative without guarantees on transparency, sustainability and tendering process Tom Phillips  in Beijing Monday 15 May 2017 15.58 BSTLast modified on Monday 15 May 2017 16.31 BST The EU has dealt a blow to Chinese president Xi Jinping’s bid to lead a global infrastructure revolution, after its members refused to endorse part of the multibillion-dollar plan because it did not include commitments to social and environmental sustainability and transparency. Xi made  his latest bid for global leadership on Monday, telling leaders including Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdoğan that the world should reject protectionism, embrace globalisation and pull together like a skein of geese. Xi’s comments came on the second and final day of a high-profile summit in Beijing about his  Belt and Road initiative , a multibillion-dol

Cheap funds, heavy debt, growing risk behind China's Silk Road vision Reuters | Beijing May 15, 2017 02:45 PM IST Leaders attending the Belt and Road Forum wave as they pose for a group photo at the Yanqi Lake venue on the outskirt of Beijing. Photo: Reuters Behind China's trillion-dollar effort to build a modern Silk Road is a lending programme of unprecedented breadth, one that will help build ports, roads and rail links, but could also leave some banks and many countries with quite a hangover. At the heart of that splurge are China's two policy lenders, China Development Bank (CDB) and Export-Import Bank of China (EXIM), which have between them already provided $200 billion in loans throughout Asia, the Middle East and even Africa. They are due to extend at least $55 billion more, according to announcements made during a lavish two-day Belt and Road summit in Beijing, which ends on Monday. Thanks

Conflict In Middle East Threatens Pakistan And Lynchpin Of China’s One Belt, One Road – Analysis  May 14, 2017   James M. Dorsey   By  James M. Dorsey Increasingly caught up in the Middle East’s multiple conflicts, Pakistan is struggling to balance relations with rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran amid concern in Islamabad that potential US-Saudi efforts to destabilize the Islamic republic could turn its crucial province of Balochistan, a lynchpin in China’s One Belt, One Road initiative, into a battleground. Concern about Balochistan is buffeted by a sense in Islamabad of problems along its multiple borders. Pakistani officials fear that China may be seeking closer ties with India at Pakistan’s expense, despite its massive $56 billion investment in Pakistani infrastructure that centres on linking the troubled Baloch port of Gwadar, a gateway to the Gulf, with China’s restive, north-western province of Xinjiang. Pakistani officials see a  statement by

Pakistan to get Hi-Tech ships to defend Gwadar and Karachi ports By  Ali Leghari   on May 15, 2017 A letter of Intent was inked between Pakistan and Turkey for the sale of four Hi-tech Turkish MILGEM Ada Corvettes to the Pakistan Navy. Pakistan will use these MILGEM Ada Corvettes to guard its both Gwadar and Karachi ports from external threats. The letter was signed by Pakistan’s Minister of Defense Production Rana Tanveer Hussain, Turkey’s Minister of Defence Fikri Işık and Turkish defense contractor Savunma Teknolojileri Muhendislik Ve Ticaret. The contract will be finalized by June 30, 2017. About MILGEM Ada Corvette It is a modern combat warship with indigenous anti-submarine warfare and high-seas patrol capabilities. The design of the ship helps it to remain hidden. It has 2 squad anti-ship missile launchers with a 76 mm main gun and a point-defense missile system in the Rolling Airframe Missile. “Each MILGEM Ada would have cost $300 million but

Gwadar road contractor arrested THE NEWSPAPER'S CORRESPONDENT GWADAR: Levies Force has arrested the contractor responsible for constructing Pishikan-Ganz road where gunmen killed 10 labourers belonging to Sindh on Saturday. “We have taken the contractor, Dur Mohammad Nigori, into custody for not informing the administration about resumption of work on the road,” Naeem Khan Bazai, Deputy Commissioner of Gwadar, told reporters on Sunday. He said that the road was not part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and that it was being built by the Balochistan government. Work on the road had started three years ago but had remained suspended intermittently due to security concerns and paucity of funds, he said. ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER AD Recently, the contractor had resumed work on the road without informing the local administration, the deputy commissioner said. He deplored the killing of 10 labourers busy in constructing the road and said tha

Beyond OBOR, why CPEC may make Pakistan a complete Chinese ‘colony’ by 2030 By:  Rajeev Kumar  | New Delhi | Updated: May 15, 2017 12:47 PM Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif meets Chinese President Xi Jinping ahead of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, China May 13, 2017. (Reuters) All colonialists come with a veil of pretence. They show their true colours only after settling down on the territory they want to conquer. For a country (Pakistan), which is the product of 100s of years of struggle against colonialism, it shouldn’t be too hard to diagnose the colonial ambitions of a rising power, in this case China, which has now made its ambitions open to the world in the form of “One Belt, One Road (OBOR)” initiative that includes China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as a “flagship” project. Chinese official daily Global Times says, “The global economy needs new driving forces, and economic globalization needs new dimensions. The Belt and Ro

CPEC will have huge impact on Baloch people: Claudia Waeldich Oberhausen [Germany], May 15 : Asserting that the USD 51 billionChina -Pakistan Economic Corridor will have a huge impact on the Baloch people, German lawyer and human right activist Claudia Waeldich said the people of Balochistan already have no access to the Gwadar port as has been to China for 40 years Oberhausen [Germany], May 15 : Asserting that the USD 51.5 billion China - pakistan  Economic Corridor will have a huge impact on the Baloch people, German lawyer and human right activist  Claudia Waeldich  said the people of Balochistan already have no access to the Gwadar port as has been to China for 40 years. "The demography of the region will change as China will bring its own workers to work in Balochistan. The Baloch will be expelled from their villages and homes," Waeldich warned. She alleged that the  Pakistan Army  has already began its operation to ac

CPEC Is China’s Plan To Make Pakistan A Client State, But Latter Will Pay For The Privilege R Jagannathan - May 15, 2017, 5:12 p     SNAPSHOT Beginning with the economic corridor, China plans a virtual colonisation of Pakistan. As a result, not only does India have to worry about Chinese might on its northern and eastern borders, but also its western one.  Pakistan’s  Dawn  newspaper has revealed key details of the China-Pakistan-Economic Corridor (CPEC) which make China’s hidden intentions quite clear: it plans to reduce Pakistan to a vassal state, by promising economic gains to that country in lieu of greater Chinese control of that country’s economic direction. Given the congenital nature of Pakistan’s animosity to India, the chances are it will ultimately buy the Chinese idea. Hate means a willingness to sell yourselves to the devil. 🔷CPEC is not just about building roads and infrastructure, but taking over “thousands of acres” of Pakistani agr

Master Plan of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC): All you want to know By:  ANI  | Islamabad | Published: May 15, 2017 11:14 AM The plan reportedly details China’s intentions and priorities in Pakistan for the next decade and a half. (Reuters) A detailed master plan for the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) stretching out till 2030 has been revealed by Pakistan daily Dawn. The plan reportedly details China’s intentions and priorities in Pakistan for the next decade and a half. According to the daily, the Pakistan Government has two versions of the long term plan. It is 231-pages long and has been drawn up by the China Development Bank (CDB) and the National Development Reform Commission (NDRC). Following are some of the highlights of the plan: . Thousands of acres of agricultural land will be leased out to Chinese enterprises to set up “demonstration projects” in areas ranging from seed varieties to irrigation technology