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BLA warned China to leave Balochistan

Baloch Liberation Army has accepted responsibility for attack on Pakistani Naval forces in Jewini, Gwadar. The spokesman for BLA, Jeeand Baloch, said at least eight personnel including a Naval officer were killed in the attack. He further added that despite of Pakistan's continuous brutal tactics to silence Baloch nation, our armed resistance will continue."Our forces have continuously resisted so-called Mega Projects including CPEC that are nothing but to convert Baloch into a minority. Our armed activities against such projects will continue," said Jeeand Baloch.He added that Pakistan will not win this war by attacking houses of freedom loving Baloch populace and staging fake surrenders. There is no lack of true sons of motherland who will continue to resist the tyranny. He warned China to leave Balochistan as soon as possible or there will be increase in attacks on Chinese.Mr. Jeeand Baloch urged Baloch nation to show unity and join the ranks of Baloch freedom fighter…

Baloch in US disappointed by Akhtar Mengal's attitude

Below is a message from a Baloch  on Akhtar Mengal recent visit to USA. He did not meet with Baloch.I am really disappointed that Sardar Akhtar Sahib comes to D.C and did not even bother to meet few Baloch here. What kind of impression it gives to Pakistanis that our prominent Baloch leader from a prominent party visits US Capitol and could not get time to meet his own people. Despite my calls to Dr Tarachand and Akram, I had no luck. Previously in 2001 Elder Sardar Saheb came and we were honored to be host to him. I as Baloch very disappointed by this attitude.

Mazdak Dilshad Baloch , Thank Indians

"Thanks to the Indian masses who understand the pain of Baloch people and now starting to realize the importance of a free Balochistan. All of them are willing and trying to support us and we will try our best to make ways for them."
Mazdak Dilshad BalochOn the occation of Hind Baloch Forum Seminar in Agra, 20th June 2017

Hind-Baloch Forum Speech

Hind Baloch Forum : Seminar at Agra

CPEC: Combination of “Three Cs”

http://pakobserver.net/cpec-combination-three-cs/
To go with story 'Pakistan-China-economy-transport, FEATURE' by Guillaume LAVALLÉE In this photograph taken on September 29, 2015, Pakistani commuters wait to travel through a newly built tunnel in northern Pakistan's Gojal Valley. A glossy highway and hundreds of lorries transporting Chinese workers by the thousands: the new Silk Road is under construction in northern Pakistan, but locals living on the border are yet to be convinced they will receive more from it than dust. AFP PHOTO / Aamir QURESHISaadia Saif Niazi,The Chinese revolutionary idea of One Belt One Road (OBOR) has been originally derived from the traditional Silk Road and based on futuristic economic, cultural and political relationship among China’s neighbours. Now, it is an upgraded version that emphasizes the mega scale connectivity through vibrant corridors of road, rail and maritime. This forms vital portion of the Old Silk Road which was also political, …

China proposes blue economic passages for maritime cooperation

http://wap.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/china-proposes-blue-economic-passages-for-maritime-cooperation-117062000326_1.html

IANS | Beijing Jun 20, 2017 01:18 PM IST
China has proposed to build three ocean-based "blue economic passages" connecting Asia with Africa, Oceania, Europe and beyond in a bid to advance maritime cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative.The proposal is highlighted in a document titled Vision for Maritime Cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative, which was jointly released on Tuesday by the National Development and Reform Commission and the State Oceanic Administration, reports Xinhua news agency.The three blue economic passages will be priority maritime cooperation tasks.The China-Indian Ocean-Africa-Mediterranean Sea blue economic passage will run westward via the South China Sea to the Indian Ocean and link with the China-Indochina Peninsula Economic Corridor and connect with the China-Pakistan and Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar e…

Gwadar attack

http://pakobserver.net/gwadar-attack/


10AS the activity relating to implementation of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project is picking up momentum with commitments being expressed by the leadership of both Pakistan and China to ensure its fast track completion, the enemies have also become more active to sabotage the game changer project. On Monday, terrorists targeted the vehicle of Pakistan Navy in Jiwani area of Gwadar district killing two Navy personnel and injuring three others. The despicable incident drew condemnation both from political leadership as well as Pakistan Navy, whose spokesperson said such cowardly acts cannot dent the moral of the force and trouble makers will be taken to task. Indeed we have no doubts over the capabilities of defenders of the waters who recently forced enemy submarine out of its waters and we expect the needful will be done to avert such appalling incidents in future. Attack on the naval personnel has come in the wake of abduction of two Chines…

Taking a lend: concerns over China aid to Pacific

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/foreign-affairs/australia-concerned-about-transparency-in-chinas-belt-road/news-story/7549b1826c5e142b86de571c1122296d


Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin pose during the Belt and Road Forum in May. Picture: Getty Images.PRIMROSE RIORDANThe Australian12:00AM June 21, 2017

The head of Australia’s foreign ­affairs department has raised concerns about the transparency of tendering in China’s Belt and Road Initiative and about unsustainable lending to Pacific nations.The BRI, also known as One Belt One Road, aims to partner with foreign governments and companies to channel more than $US1 trillion into ports, roads and other major infrastructure worldwide to counter China’s maritime and economic vulnerabilities.Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade secretary Frances ­Adamson told the Crawford Leadership Forum in Canberra that Australia, in principle, supported more infrastructure in the region but was apprehensi…

Full text: Vision for Maritime Cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1052550.shtml

(3)Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/6/20 14:14:13

Promoting maritime connectivity. Efforts are needed to strengthen international maritime cooperation, improve shipping service networks among countries along the Road, and to jointly establish international and regional shipping centers. Countries along the Road are encouraged to enhance cooperation through pairing sister ports and forging port alliances. Chinese enterprises will be guided to participate in the construction and operation of ports. Projects for the planning and construction of submarine cables will be jointly advanced to improve connectivity in international communications. Facilitating maritime transport. Exchanges and coordination with relevant countries are encouraged in this area. Closer cooperation will be carried out to improve the market environment for international transportation and to facilitate maritime transportation. China is willing to enhance customs cooperatio…

China says it will link Pakistan corridor with project involving India

http://m.hindustantimes.com/world-news/china-says-it-will-link-pakistan-corridor-with-project-involving-india/story-9q3gDO1pZ2v7dr7GSddWIK.html



Beijing has announced that it intends to link the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) with another corridor that involves India, Bangladesh and Myanmar.File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the SCO Summit in Astana, Kazakhstan. (PTI)Updated: Jun 20, 2017 20:13 ISTBy Sutirtho Patranobis, Hindustan Times, BeijingThe China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will be connected to a corridor that involves India, Bangladesh and Myanmar through the sea, Beijing announced on Tuesday in its continuing efforts to bring Asia and Europe under President Xi Jinping’s multi-million dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).Part of the plan is to link the South China Sea to the Indian Ocean, according to the “Vision for Maritime Cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative”.Ocean cooperation will focus…

Govt directed to equip Motorway police to meet CPEC needs

http://nation.com.pk/national/20-Jun-2017/govt-directed-to-equip-motorway-police-to-meet-cpec-needs

June 20, 2017ISLAMABAD -  The National Assembly Standing Committee on Communications has directed the government to equip the motorway police to meet the demands of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).The direction came during a meeting of the committee presided over by MNA Muhammad Muzamil Qureshi.The committee was informed that the western route of the CPEC has been divided into five zones and work on the western route will be completed by June 2018.The committee was briefed that over 10,000 personnel were needed to meet the need and maintenance of all newly-built highways, motorways and the CPEC. The committee directed that appointments to the required vacancies should be made by December 2017. The committee was told that the prime minister had announced 20 percent of basic pay as the special pay of motorway police employees but only 10 percent has been paid. The committee took se…

CPEC ONE OF THE BEST PERFORMING PROJECTS OF 'BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE.': LIJIAN

http://www.radio.gov.pk/20-Jun-2017/cpec-one-of-best-performing-project-of-his-country-s-belt-road-initiative-lijian


Deputy Chief of Mission was speaking at a conference on 'Belt and Road Initiative and CPEC' in Islamabad.File photo04:02 PM, 20 Jun, 20170Deputy Chief of Mission at Chinese Embassy in Pakistan Zhao Lijian says China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project is one of the best performing project of his country's Belt and Road Initiative.He was speaking at a conference on 'Belt and Road Initiative and CPEC' in Islamabad on Tuesday.Lijian said the multi-billion dollar CPEC project, which is being jointly undertaken by Pakistan and China, prioritizes development of Gwadar, energy projects, transport infrastructure and industrial cooperation.He said the second 660MW unit of Sahiwal Coal-fired Power Plant has completed its test run and is ready for inauguration.The first unit of the Sahiwal plant was inaugurated by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on 24th of las…

Beijing, Islamabad to ensure security of the CPEC

https://dnd.com.pk/beijing-islamabad-to-ensure-security-of-the-cpec/131606



ByDND -June 20, 2017ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan and China have agreed to ensure security of the $56 billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that connects China with a Pakistani port of Gwadar for which Pakistan has already allocated 10, 000 military personnel.  According to Nezavisimaya Gazeta, a meeting between the Chief of Joint Staff of Chinese Army Fang Fenghui and Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee of Pakistani Army Zubair Mahmood Hayat was also held in Beijing in which they agreed to jointly provide security to CPEC.China has promised to inject some $56 billion in the project that would allow China to export its goods to the Middle East and Africa, and import oil bypassing the narrow Strait of Malacca which may be easily blocked in case of a conflict with the United States.The CPEC project would generate more than 700,000 new jobs in Pakistan, and would also help overcoming energy crisis in…

Muneer Mengal intervention : UNHRC Item 9 General Debate

Muneer Mengal, Head of Baloch Voice AssociationAfrica Culture Internationale
ACI - Human Rights
Item 9 General DebateMr. President,My NGO expresses serious concerns that the islamic state of Pakistan has failed to address the rights of persons affected by discrimination based on origin and descent, the discrimination and the degrading practice of “race” the Baloch are facing from thecontroling authorities, affecting more then 10 million people only in Balochistan.The attack by the FC state security forces on educational institutes, with granades
killing some students and injuring hundreds including university professors just for celebrating their cultural day is a sign of the Islamic state strategic policy towards the Baloch people.It subjects millions of religious minorities particularly zikris, to a life without de factoequal rights and opportunities.
we regret that the people in Balochistan are subjected to biased judiciary system,
situation of impunity, systematic use of force,…