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Police Fired tear Gas on JSMM rally in Hyderabad

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on July 17, 2017Bolan Times ( Hyderabad ) :  According  Jeay Sindh Muttahida Mahaz Press Relase dated 17th July 2017 , Sindh Police and Rangers fired tear Gas on Jeay Sindh Muttahida Mahaz ( JSMM ) peaceful  rally in Hyderabad.According to JSMM  press relase statemen, Today Mobday in Hyderabad Jeay  Sindh Muttahida Mahaz ( JSMM ) has organized a rally to demand independence for sindh and release of Sindhi political Activists abducted and enforced disappearance by Pakistani Security services in Sindh came under attack of masive tear Gas shelling by police and Rangers.Hundreds of activists of JSMM Sindh Muttahida Mahaz including children and youths started a massive rally from Sindh University ( Old campus ) to District Press Club Hyderabad against enforce disappearances and abdication of Sindhi Political Activists in Sindh , the rally came under heavy baton charge and teargas shelling by Police and Rangers .Acco…

China's Silk Road: a lucrative opportunity for Germany?

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As a big exporter of goods, Germany is dependent on efficient infrastructure. Therefore, it's little surprise that China's new Silk Road project is also seen as important in Berlin. But too many questions remain open.The Silk Road is a German invention. At least the name is, anyway. It largely goes back to German researcher Ferdinand von Richtholfen, who referred to it as a historical network of caravan routes which linked the Mediterranen by land via Central Asia to East Asia in the 19th century. Richtholfen's name soon became immensely popular.In 2013, the Chinese government used the well-known label to promote its new infrastructure project, the "One Belt, One Road" initiative. The Silk Road of modern times is an ambitious and coordinated project planned from Beijing, which will connect China on land and sea with Europe, Africa, the Middle East and South, Central and Southeast As…

The main problems in Balochistan

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By: Munaj Gul BalochBalochistan is one of the elite resources province, but still facing a lot of problems and has undergone a variety of crisis. These issues could easily be solved but due to the lack of attention from our government problems are rising day by day in place of decreasing. In the province people are in deep water to face these kind of crummy problem.There are some problems by them plenty of people are being disappointed to live and pass a luxurious life and most of them are in hot water to survive.It is astonishing that Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is considered to be a game changer which is poised to boost development and helps the citizens of the province to live in prosperous lives, but still Balochistan is confronted by serious pros and cons such as electricity crisis , extreme water shortage, lack of hospitals, menace of joblessness, poverty, drugs culture, lack of educational development and …

The main problems in Balochistan

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 July 18, 2017SATBy SATPBy Tushar Ranjan Mohanty*The Superintendent of Police (SP), Mubarak Shah, and three of his Police guards were shot dead when motorcycle-borne terrorists opened indiscriminate fire at a Police Mobile unit while it was patrolling in the Killi Deba area of Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan, on July 13, 2017. Senior Police Official Abdul Razzaq Cheema disclosed that the attackers opened fire from different directions, killing Quaidabad SP Mubarak Shah and his three Police guards, adding that terrorists managed to escape from the scene of the crime. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) faction, Jama’at-ul-Ahrar (JuA), claimed responsibility for the attack. Asad Mansur, JuA spokesman, claimed in a message issued on social media after the incident, “We carried out the armed attack on police officials.”Just three days earlier, the District Police Officer (DPO) of Qilla Abdullah, Sajid Khan M…

Balochistan fails to account for over 1,500 govt-run schools

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Syed Ali ShahUpdated July 17, 2017

Over 1,500 government-run primary, middle and high schools in Balochistan were found, during a verification process, to exist only on paper, officials said on Monday.The Balochistan government and Unicef jointly conducted a survey with regard to the verification of schools over May 2016 to May 2017 to track down ghost schools across the province. Over 1,500 schools out of the total 10,788 could not be found, officials in the education department toldDawnNews.However, Balochistan Education Minister Rahim Ziaratwal put the figure of ghost schools at 1,400. "We could not identify 1,400 schools during the verification process," the minister said.In Balochistan, the number of government-run primary, middle and high schools are above 13,000.ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER ADLast year, the government had launched a verification process of schools throughout the province. The verification process was conducted through Educat…

CPEC has emerged as a successful development model: Mushahid

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SHOAIB UR REHMANSIDDIQUI JUL 17TH, 2017 21:170 VIEWS: 18LAHORE: Senator and Chairman Pak-China Institute Mushahid Hussain Syed said on Monday that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has emerged as a successful development model for the world and the projects completed under it have started bearing fruits. Talking to APP, he said that the CPEC projects would play a crucial role in development of the country. To a question, he said that Chinese engineers and workers performing their duties in Pakistan are being protected and taken care of in the best way, and CPEC would play a prominent role in further strengthening of Pak-China friendship. He said that Pakistan and China were strategic partners in the journey of progress and prosperity and increasing cooperation between the two countries was an example for the world nations. He said that CPEC was a flagship project of One Belt, O…

To protect CPEC, China- Pakistan design to create a buffer zone deep inside Indian territory

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Partapur(Ladakh), July 17, (Scoop News)-In a bid to protect prestigious China- Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) from constant monitoring by India, Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) and Pakistani army are joining hands to dislodge Indian troops from the strategic locations of Siachen.
“Sudden raking up of Doklom issue by China is a strategic tactic to deflect Indian attention but the real intention is to hit somewhere in Jammu and Kashmir,” said a report.
India has 221 km long International Border (IB- Pakistan calls it Working Border) in Jammu region and 365 km long Line of Actual Control (LoAC) with China in Ladakh region besides Line of Control (LoC) which divides the state into two parts extends to 1,001 km, 205 in Jammu region, 160 km in Kashmir valley and 336 km in Ladakh and Siachen.
Incidentally, Sino-Indian border has become more problematic than what it was 100 years ago. 
Nearly 500 Chinese elite force and about 350 Pakistan soldiers have und…

‘CPEC means Pakistan’s entry into global supply chain’

https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/07/18/cpec-means-pakistans-entry-into-global-supply-chain/



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Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal on Monday said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) meant Pakistan’s entry into global supply chain.He stated this while addressing the inaugural ceremony of the first Pakistan-China Forum on Higher Education, held here at the Air University jointly organised by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and the China Association of Higher Education.The one-day forum on challenges of equitable access and quality in higher education was addressed by eminent speakers from the higher education bodies of the two countries and attended by the faculty and students from the universities at Islamabad and Rawalpindi.Speaking on the occasion, Minister Ahsan appreciated the efforts of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) for building the CPEC University Alliance and CPEC Consortium of Bu…

Forum on prospects and challenges to CPEC on July 19

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Islamabad: Pakistan Council on China is going to hold its annual forum on the prospects and challenges of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) tomorrow (Wednesday) here.Chargé d'affaires Chinese Embassy Lijian Zhao and Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua will be the keynote speakers of the forum. The aim of the conference is to help foster better understanding for the future prospects and challenges in the implementation of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).Director of Pakistan Council on China, Hamayoun Khan said that the main objective of this conference is to discuss how Pakistan can benefit more from CPEC which is the flagship project of Chinese President Xi’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). He further added that PCC is determined to continue safeguarding the position and interests of Pakistan as well as of China through its activities in future. This forum will del…

By signing new agreements, have China and Singapore kissed and made up?

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Clear sign of thaw in relations after ties were strained over Lion City’s support for international tribunal ruling on South China Sea and seizure of nine of the city-state’s armoured vehicles in Hong KongKristin HuangUPDATED : Friday, 7 Jul 2017, 8:54PM 38In a clear sign that China and Singapore are back on an even keel after a series of diplomatic spats, senior officials from both sides signed a number of major agreements on Monday.
The agreements on a range of issues, including intellectual property rights and a US$1.4 billion project aimed at boosting transport links between Chongqing and Southeast Asia, were signed after a meeting chaired by China’s Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli and Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean.Relations between the two countries have been strained since Singapore voiced support for an international tribunal ruling that dismissed most of China…

10 Less-known Facts About China's One Belt, One Road Project

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More than 60 countries, with a combined GDP of $21 trillion, have expressed interest in participating in OBOR.Rajeev Sharma |Updated:July 17, 2017, 10:02 AM IST
File photo of Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Image: Reuters)India boycotted the first international summit on Belt and Road Initiative Forum hosted by China on 14-15 May, 2017 to showcase to the world the potential of the OBOR initiative. However, India’s bitter opposition to OBOR continues. Here are a few facts about OBOR which are not very well known.1. When in September 2013 Chinese President Xi Jinping announced in Astana, Kazakhstan his dream project One Belt, One Road (OBOR), he was recreating an ancient Chinese marvel going back to two millennia. Some 2,000 years ago, China’s imperial envoy Zhang Qian played a key role in setting up a marvel called the Silk Road, a network of trade routes that linked China to Central…

China, Poland urged to seize opportunity of Belt & Road Initiative for closer cooperation

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Source: Xinhua| 2017-07-17 04:02:52|Editor: LiangyuZhang Dejiang (R), chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC), meets with Polish President Andrzej Duda, in Warsaw, Poland, July 16, 2017. Zhang paid an official friendly visit to Poland from July 12 to 16. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)WARSAW, July 16 (Xinhua) -- China and Poland should seize the new opportunities arising from the Belt and Road Initiative and "China-CEE 16+1 mechanism" to deepen mutually-beneficial cooperation, China's top legislator Zhang Dejiang has said.Zhang, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), paid an official friendly visit to Poland between July 12 and July 16, during which he met with Polish President Andrzej Duda, Prime Minister Beata Szydlo and parliamentary leaders.During his meeting with Duda, Zhang said that traditional friendship between the two peoples is c…

China & Portugal step up cooperation on New Silk Road initiative

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Published time: 13 Jul, 2017 12:27Performers dressed in warrior outfits patrol Jiayuguan Fort located at the start of the Great Wall of China in Jiayugun, Gansu Province. This section of the wall was originally built in 1372, and was the only place where the Silk Road used to pass through © David Gray / Reuters1682Lisbon and Beijing are to broaden links as part of the Belt and Road Initiative which is bringing together dozens of countries in a global infrastructure project, Xinhua reports Thursday.Read moreBelt & Road: China welcomes heads of state, intl bodies at global cooperation forumJoining forces will give impetus to the initiative, as Portugal can help drive the Belt and Road project due to its geographic location, China's top legislator Zhang Dejiang said during a three-day visit to Lisbon.He went on to say that Beijing hopes a partnership with Portugal to be a win-win situation for the project.Por…

Four terrorists killed in Balochistan as FC foils attack: ISPR

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Naveed SiddiquiJuly 16, 2017

Four suspected terrorists were killed during an exchange of fire with the Frontier Constabulary (FC) troops late Saturday night after they attacked a post in Zhob, Balochistan, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).The terrorists fired rockets and used machine guns during the attack on Shoaib Nikka post in the Qamar din Kerez area of Zhob, said the army's media wing. The FC troops, however, foiled the attack, killing four terrorists, said ISPR.Balochistan has faced a number of security challenges in recent months, with security personnel in the province often being targeted in roadside explosions. Recently, police and security forces launched a crackdown in Quetta and adjoining areas, arresting 98 suspects after the target-killing spree that claimed five lives over a 24-hour period.Earlier on Saturday, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat said that Pakistan knew that Indian …

Police is unable to communicate with Chinese administration of CPEC

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July 17, 2017, 12:14 pmRAWALPINDI: For security measures of foreign nationals and the installations, local police are unable to communicate with the administration of the Hydropower Project in Kahuta.Police personnel told that an intelligence report has suggested providing Chinese translators so that the communication between local police and the administration of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project can be possible and trouble-free in the KahutaTehsil and they can adopt Standing Operation Procedures for ensure the security of foreign nationals working on the projects.According to intelligence survey, hundreds of foreigners are working at 12 development projects and found security inadequate in the projects. The agency suggested increasing the number of observation posts and guards, and erecting a barrier at the entry gate. The security has been covered by army and its inte…

‘CPEC to bring prosperity to region’

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‘CPEC to integrate regional economies’By APPPublished: July 17, 2017

PHOTO: REUTERSLAHORE: China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a unique opportunity to integrate with regional economies and will become a hub of trade and manufacturing after the Gwadar Port developed as free port.Noted analyst on contemporary politics and international relations Dr Saad S Khan said emerging opportunities with facilitation such as extensive roads, railways, ports and energy infrastructure, the project was being perceived as a ‘game changer’ in the context of regional geo-economic and political realities. He said the CPEC would open attractive avenues for investment emerging from economic cooperation between the two rising powers of Asia.✔BalochHouse: But not at the cost of sovernityVeteran economist Dr Ashfaq Hassan said the CPEC project would prove to be a harbinger of economic development. He said the PML-…