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Hind Baloch Forum to celebrate Rakshabandan with Baloch

Hind Baloch Forum to celebrate Rakshabandan in Delhi. All Baloch are welcome.Baloch sisters will tie Rakhi to Indian brothers on the occasion of Rakshabandhan 7th Aug 2017. Please Join us. https://t.co/hd08qlN181

India, Japan target maritime security pact during Shinzo Abe’s September visit

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By Dipanjan Roy Chaudhury, ET Bureau | Updated: Jul 24, 2017, 01.37 AM IST

Planes in action during the sea phase of tri-Nation Malabar 2017 Exercise comprising India, Japan and US navies, in Bay of Bengal.NEW DELHI: India and Japan hope to put in place a maritime security pact when PMShinzo Abe visits mid-September for theannual summit amid China’s growing aggression in East and South China Seas besides Indian Ocean Region — a common concern for both New Delhi and Tokyo.Abe’s visit in the backdrop of the Sino-Indian standoff at Doklam could also help India and Japan develop a common understanding amid China’s unilateral moves to change the status quo along land boundary (Indo-Bhutan-China trijunction) and maritime boundary in East China Sea in Japan’s territory.In the backdrop of the Sino-Indian boundary standoff, the Japanese PM’s visit for this …

European Wine to China by Silk road train

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InterRailA China Railway Express shipping container being loaded.The first direct rail shipment of European wine has successfully crossed the expanse of Eurasia and arrived in China, opening up a new way for the wine producers of Europe to get their bottles onto the tables of the world’s fastest growing market for wine consumption.This first shipment of European wine by rail to China was ultimately a test conducted by JF Hillebrand, a freight forwarder that focuses on alcoholic beverages, and Groupe InterRail, an operator of container block trains between Europe and Asia, to determine if the wine could be securely transported without damaging the product or its packaging. The train departed on the 5th of May from Duisburg, Germany and arrived in the Chinese city of Yiwu 28 days later; traversing six countries and 11,400…

Nawaz, Panama and CPEC

https://www.google.co.in/amp/s/www.thenews.com.pk/amp/218413-Nawaz-Panama-and-CPECOpinion NewsJuly 24,2017
The spokespersons of the prime minister have been trying to convince the people that the prime minister is being targeted due to CPEC. However, such claims seem rather baseless.Undoubtedly, India and the US would want political instability and even martial law in Pakistan. But if there is one country which wishes a strong, stable and peaceful Pakistan, it is the People’s Republic of China. The US has always played a double game in Pakistan’s domestic politics. The duplicity of the US is crystal clear from the fact that when Shahbaz Sharif visited Washington a few days before the 1999 coup, the then US assistant secretary of state stated on record that the US stood with democracy in Pakistan. However, after the coup, the world saw how Washington supported the Musharraf regime for eight years.Even today, the US seems to be pursuing the same policy. I feel that Washington asks Nawaz …

Support: Consensus on CPEC emphasised

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Emphasised the need for building consensus and to foil conspiracies against the gigantic projectBy PPI 
Jul.23,2017ISLAMABADThe Islamabad Chamber of Small Traders has emphasised the need for building consensus among stakeholders to ensure timely completion of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and to foil conspiracies against the gigantic project.“The project will not only change the economic landscape of the country, but will also multiply our national GDP,” Chamber Patron Shahid Rasheed Butt said in a statement on Saturday. He said conspirators were not only hurting CPEC, but were also trying to keep local and foreign investors away from the project, which was termed a game changer. He also stressed the need for ensuring transparency in planning and running the project in order to lure investors.🔴“Pakistan’s capital investment-to-GDP ratio of 15% is lower than India’s 3…

Australia and India: partners in regional security and prosperity

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Julie BishopJULY 19, 2017 00:02 ISTUPDATED: JULY 19, 2017 00:02 ISTAustralia and India can ensure that the Indo-Pacific region remains anchored to a resilient rules-based orderAustralia and India share converging interests and similar outlooks on the strategic changes taking place in the Indo-Pacific region and globally. Building on our historic ties, cultural links and extensive people-to-people connections, our bilateral relationship is strengthening. India is Australia’s ninth largest trading partner, with boundless potential for growth.Our Indian-origin residents are the fourth largest group of overseas-born Australians, representing close to 2% of our total population. They make a strong contribution to our country across all fields — business, science and medicine, education, arts and culture and sports.In June, we demonstrated our strong naval ties when the Australia-India Exer…

Why not just say no to CSF?

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Why not just say no to CSF?Today, most countries loath the IS for its brutalities. But none has expressed any remorse for their initial support to them23-Jul-17by Imtiaz Gul

The US decision to withhold $50 million remaining in military reimbursements to Pakistan for fiscal year 2016 for not doing "enough to blunt the Islamist militant Haqqani network," should not surprise any body. It conveys a plain fact; neither the on going nearly daily losses of the army and the police nor the counter-terrorism drive that has seen marked reduction in violence nor the battering the Pakistani economy has taken since the onset of the counter-terror war have convinced the US establishment of the intent. Nor does the June 2014 Operation Zarbe Azb, very much aligned with a longstanding US demand  for action in North Waziristan, seem to have impacted Washington’s narrative on Pakistan.The do-more-mantra has continued relentless…

Revamping police is a must as Pak Army is facing both conventional and unconventional threats

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July 23, 2017, 10:42 pmPolice officers of Balochistan are on the hit list of non-state actors. In a matter of days two senior police officers were martyred, an attack claimed by the Taliban. It is alarming at the time when the government is busy in materialising multibillion dollar project of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The attacks indicate the capability of non-state actors in targeting high profile designations. Balochistan police is already facing several institutional problems and paramilitary forces are performing the duties of law and order in the majority areas of the province. No effort has been done by provincial and federal governments in revamping the exhausted provincial police. Balochistan is plagued by separatism and extremism. Provincial government is lacking any strategy to tackle the menace of separatism and extremism.Moreover, the situation in the Sindh is not different from Balochistan. Provincial g…

Terrorist camps destroyed, explosives recovered; suspects arrested in Balochistan raids

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Karachi4 HOURS AGO BY INPShare this on WhatsAppDERABUGTISecurity forces have destroyed five terrorist camps in an intelligence-based action as part of the on-going Operation Radd-ul Fasaad in Dera Bugti, Balochistan on Sunday.According to details, a joint operation conducted by Levies and police on the basis of intelligence foiled a major terror plot by recovering huge arms and explosives.According to Deputy Commissioner Javed Nabi Khosa, during action conducted in Sangsila area, 30 kilogrammes of explosives, two remote control bombs and hundreds of live rounds were recovered.Meanwhile, FC and intelligence agencies conducted operations in Killa Abdullah and Loralai. Three suspects involved in terrorist activities were apprehended along with weapons. Interrogation of the suspects is under way

Baloch Problem and Arrest of Jadhav: India-Pak Ties Again Hit a New Low

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TIS Staffer 4/8/2017 7:47:16 PM "Four terrorists of Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e- Mohammed (JeM) attacked Pathankot Air Force station near the India-Pakistan border on January 2 reportedly at the behest of the Pak Army controlled Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) agency. The heavily armed terrorists were trained, equipped, and assisted by the ISI. The Indian security agencies have done a good job by collecting irrefutable evidences of ISI's direct involvement in planning and helping in the execution of the terror attack. It became difficult for Pakistani Joint Investigation Team (JIT) which visited India included an ISI Lieutenant Colonel Tanvir Ahmed to contradict incontrovertible evidences provided by Indian security agencies.The JIT members were convinced that India has made an infallible case against Pakistan hence ISI wanted to avoid visit of Indian team to Pa…

GWADAR: PUAN Explores Better Ways of Learning and Teaching

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By: Mariyam SulemanPakistan US Alumni Network Chapter Gwadar (PUAN-Gwadar) conducted two different events for students and teachers of Gwadar to explore better understanding for better learning and teaching experience.The first event was conducted on 21st July in YES Alumni Library (Unique English Language Center), based on Sean Covey’s book “Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers”. The seven habits for instance; being proactive, goal-setting, seeking to understand things sincerely, prioritizing important things, thinking win-win, synergy and renewal are designed to bring best out of the youth. Hence, the alumna created a manual with the help of the book and designed different activities for students.The main idea behind teaching the seven habits of effective teens was to provide the girls an opportunity to brainstorm and pin-point their actual habits, their strengths and weaknesses and explor…

Pakistan China's new colony? Leaked papers reveal Beijing's stake in economy, key projects

Leaked documents reveal China's plans to gain a controlling stake in large swathes of Pakistan's economy, from farms and textiles to power projects, even the stock exchange.By Ananth Krishnan in Beijing | July 20, 2017When Mao Zedong's People's Liberation Army marched into the restive Muslim-majority region on China's western frontier in 1949, the Chairman decided to christen the People's Republic's newest province Xinjiang, literally meaning 'new frontier'- a historical name used intermittently for China's borderlands. Today, for many in Beijing, Pakistan is China's new new frontier. If the 20-year blueprint envisioned by China's leaders and Pakistan's current government comes to fruition, Beijing will soon have a say in how almost every aspect of the Pakistani economy is run.In the three years since the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project was launched, this transformation has already begun to unfold. A draft CPEC master…

V0ICE 0F BAL0CH LATEST: Situation Update

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China, US should mind their own business: Mehbooba Mufti on third-party intervention in Kashmir

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TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Updated: Jul 22, 2017, 03:42PM ISTChina, US should mind their own business: Mehbooba Mufti on third-party intervention in KashmirHIGHLIGHTS✔J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti said foreign intervention in the Kashmir issue would be detrimental for the state✔She was responding to Farooq Abdullah's suggestion that US or China should be asked to mediate between India and Pakistan over the Kashmir disputeNEW DELHI: Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday hit out at National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah for suggesting third party mediation to resolve the Kashmir issue and said the situation in the Valley will become the same as Syria and Afghanistan if America intervenes."China, America should mind…

Egypt's Sisi inaugurates largest military base in Middle East

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Source: Xinhua 2017-07-22 21:47:30People walk past a huge banner for Egypt'sarmy chief, Field Marshal AbdelFattah al-Sisi in front of the High Court of Justice in downtown Cairo, on Saturday. Poster reads, "We love and support you. You are our president and leader". (Reuters Photo)CAIRO, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi inaugurated on Saturday the largest military base of the Middle East in the coastal city of Alexandria.The president raised the Armed Forces flag on the new base in el Hammam city, west of Alexandria.The military base was named after late president Mohamed Naguib, who orchestrated 1952 revolution which ended the royal regime in Egypt.The new military base is the biggest in the Middle East and Africa regions, according to official news agency MENA.The base, which is built on what used to be a military city, constructed in 1993, consists of 1,155 buildings established and…

China forces Muslim minority to install ‘surveillance app’ on their phones

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By News DeskPublished: July 22, 2017
Jingwang app is expected to automatically detect terrorist and illegal material stored on the phone. PHOTO: AFPChinese officials have sent out a notice instructing Muslim citizens to install a ‘surveillance app’ on their phones, and are conducting spot checks in the region to ensure that residents have it, Mashablereported.According to Radio Free Asia reports, the notice was issued over a week ago after China ramped up surveillance measures in Xinjiang, home to much of the minority population. WeChat sent the notice, written in Uyghur and Chinese, to residents in Urumqi, Xinjiang’s capital.Android users were asked to scan the QR code to install the ‘Jingwang app’ that would, as Chinese officials claimed, “automatically detect terrorist and illegal religious videos, images, e-books and electronic documents” stored on the phone. If illegal content was det…

Pakistani Army captures strategic mountain top in Rajgal

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BaqirSajjad Syed | Ibrahim ShinwariJuly 23, 2017

A picture released by the ISPR on Saturday shows the Pakistan Army’s SSG troops after clearing the highest and craggiest mountain top, Brekh Muhammad Kandao, near the Afghan border of terrorists during Operation Khyber-IV.—OnlineISLAMABAD / LANDI KOTAL: The Pakistan Army announced on Saturday that it had completed the first phase of Operation Khyber-IV in the Rajgal area of Khyber Agency after gaining control of a key mountain top.“Khyber-IV’s Phase-I has been completed after clearance of Brekh Muhammad Kandao,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the military, said in an update on the operation that started last Sunday.Two soldiers have been martyred in the operation in which over 90 square kilometres of a total of 250 square kilometres have been cleared.Announces completion of ‘swifter-than-expected’ Operation Khyber-IV’s first pha…

Return of Blackwater to Afghanistan?

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By Sabina KhanPublished: July 22, 2017

Blackwater troops in training. PHOTO: REUTERSIn a bizarre turn of events, the latest strategy for Afghanistan being shopped around entails pulling out American troops and handing over Afghanistan to a mercenary army. Erik D Prince, the founder of the infamous private security firm Blackwater, and Stephen Feinberg, the owner of the military contractor DynCorp, have come up with proposals to use a mercenary army instead of American troops in Afghanistan. These ideas are supported by Donald Trump’s chief strategist, Steve Bannon, and Jared Kushner, the president’s senior adviser and son-in-law.For-profit military service, contractors have plenty to gain by this move. Between 2002 and 2013, DynCorp received $2.8 billion from the US State Department to set up the Afghan National Police. Prince laid out his plan in an article for The Wall Street Journal, a private fighting force led b…