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Baloch Protest against "China Paki Hills" project in Gwadhar

London: A large number of Baloch community members in the UK have gathered outside the Cumberland Hotel in Marble Arch London on Sunday to protest against the China Pak Hill real estate developer’s official launch.The Baloch protesters carried placards and flags of Balochistan. In their three-hour long protest, they chanted slogans against the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and Human Rights violations in Balochistan.Members of Afghan community and other well-wishers of Baloch people also joined the protest to express their support for the Baloch struggle.The protesters said Pakistan was involved in war crimes and crimes against humanity in Balochistan and China’s support to Pakistan is encouraging it to continue its brutalities with impunity.They said Pakistani forces are involved in enforced disappearances, extrajudicial killings, rape and other atrocities in Gwadar district and rest of Balochistan.According to China Paki Hills webpage, “The China Pak Hills is a purpose-built $500 …

Pakistan arrests Baloch moms and babies for freedom links

https://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/balochistan-insight/pakistan-arrests-baloch-moms-and-babies-for-freedom-links/


November 1, 2017, 7:01 PM IST Ahmar Mustikhanin Balochistan Insight|World| TOIAngry over militant actions that spoiled the grand show that everything was hunky-dory in Balochistan, Pakistan security services abducted two Baloch freedom leader’s family members, including three babies Monday.Fazila Baloch, wife of Balochistan Liberation Front chief Dr Allah Nazar and his adopted daughter Popal Jan, 4; Bibi Salma, sister of Balochistan Liberation Army leader Aslam Baloch and her three sons Irfan, who is one and half year old, Guharam Baloch, 7, Meerak Baloch, 9, and a cousin Beebarg Baloch, 17; Ayaal and her two year old daughter Zairak, a fourth woman Gohar Jan, were abducted Monday afternoon from a home in Quetta, capital of Balochistan, according to political groups linked to the Balochistan resistance. However, Balochistan government spokesman Anwaar ul Haq Kakar al…

Belt and Road Intiative deconstructed

https://dailytimes.com.pk/132882/belt-road-intiative-deconstructed/OMMENTARY / INSIGHT

Other than India, hardly any nation opposes China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Dr Ahmad Rashid MalikNOVEMBER 1, 2017At the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) held in Beijing from 18 to 24 October, crucial decisions were made about the domestic system and global policy matters. The Congress decided to enshrine the thoughts and ideas of President Xi Jinping as an integral part of CPC’s constitution, which elevated him to the status of Chairman Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping. President Xi will continue his dynamic leadership in the next mid-term for five years.The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is Jinping’s grand strategy which rolled in 2013. The BRI is one of main reasons behind enshrining Jinping’s into the party’s constitution on which he has been banking over the past four years in his dynamic foreign policy preferences. His initiatives have now become part of the CPC’s constit…

Balochistan to create finance commission

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1546534/1-balochistan-create-finance-commission/

By Mohammad ZafarPublished: November 1, 2017
The Balochistan Assembly. PHOTO: EXPRESSQUETTAThe Balochistan Assembly on Tuesday adopted a resolution regarding the establishment of a Provincial Finance Commission for distributing resources among the provincial government and the local councils.After tabling the resolution to no avail in the last session, MPA Yasmeen Lehri tried again on Tuesday where she got unanimous support of the house.During the session, Excise and Taxation Minister Sheikh Jaffar Mandokhel assured to take up the resolution as per the recommendations of the assembly in the next formal meeting of the provincial cabinet.

He pledged to support the move in letter and spirit during the cabinet meeting.In her speech, Lehri strongly argued that three other provinces of Pakistan had adopted the Provincial Finance Commission resolution decades ago, while Balochistan lagged behind.“Ignoring the issue …