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India not biggest threat to CPEC, it's corruption in Pakistan: Expert

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ANI | Last Updated: Friday, October 13, 2017 11:49 AM ISTCorruption, and not India, is the biggest threat for the multi-billion-dollar project, the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), says an expert.New York: Corruption, and not India, is the biggest threat for the multi-billion-dollar project, the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), says an expert."The project is facing both delays and costs overruns, due to corruption on both sides of the partnership: on the China side, which plans and constructs the project, and on the Pakistani side, which oversees the execution of the project," said Panos Mourdoukoutas, a professor and the chair of the Department of Economics at LIU Post in New York, in an article, published in the Forbes.Emphasising that the ambitious project on both ends of the partnership - China and Pakistan - looks like a 'sand castle', Mou…

Man’s plea for recovery of ‘missing’ brother.

QUETTA: A man has appealed to the chief justice of Pakistan, chief of the army staff, chief minister of Balochistan and inspector general of the Frontier Corps (FC) to take notice of disappearance of his brother and help in his recovery.Addressing a press conference, Naimatullah of Dalbandin said that on Aug 30, an official of the FC took his brother Hafizullah from the house of Haji Wali Muhammad in Dalbandin and since then whereabouts of his brother were not known. However, after sometime an FC official contacted the family and demanded Rs6.8 million for the release of Hafizullah, he said. The family handed over the amount to him after borrowing it from relatives and friends, he said, adding that the official promised that his brother would reach home within 10 days but he didn’t.The family after passage of two weeks contacted the same official who demanded another Rs5m, Naimatullah said. The family informed the FC Commandant in Dalbandin who immediately took notice by ordering arre…

Pak mainstreams its terrorists

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Pak mainstreams its terroristsMinhaz Merchant | Updated: Oct 12, 2017, 08:10 AM IST, DNAIslamabad will receive two important American visitors over the next few weeks. Neither will be a bearer of good tidings. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and US Defence Secretary James Mattis have made no secret of their anger over Pakistan’s long-standing perfidy of harbouring terrorists who have killed over 4,000 US and NATO soldiers since 2001.Presidents George W Bush and Barack Obama gave Pakistan $30 billion over the past 16 years in return for this perfidy. Pakistan’s army not only provides terrorists safe havens on Pakistani soil, but also trains them, funds them, arms them and protects them. Rawalpindi has two objectives. One, to bleed India at little cost to itself through the terrorists it nurtures because it knows it can’t win a conventional war. Two, to intimidate Afghanistan into accepting the Taliban…

The inapt labelling of the Baloch

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The explosion at JhalMagsi was the third major attack on a shrine within a short span of time in Balochistan. In November last year, at least 52 people were killed in an ISIL claimed suicide bombing at a shrine in Hub district of Balochistan12-Oct-17by Masood Hameed Baloch


Baloch-majority areas in Balochistan — where once the feudalism and the Sardari system were embedded for centuries — have enjoyed a traditionally secular ethos. Religious freedom, tolerance and coexistence were widespread, and have been observed as important features of Baloch society. In the past, they preferred nationalism over religion.There have been heated arguments between the religious and liberal mindsets among the Baloch people. The common belief is that they are first the descendants of the Baloch following that they are Muslims.They practiced their religious beliefs freely and did not dislike other sects. For the last couple of dec…