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Gawadar & maritime defence of CPEC

https://pakobserver.net/gawadar-maritime-defence-cpec/Sultan M Hali
GAWADAR port is a vital component of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which is the pilot project of the mega development plan One Belt One Road (OBOR) or Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as it is known now, spear headed by China. Shaped like a hammer, Gawadar Port, protruding into deep waters and strategic location, deserves to be called the gateway to CPEC and nodal point for the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, which is an essential part of BRI. More than seventy countries have already joined BRI while others are contemplating joining it yet both BRI and CPEC are being denigrated by some detractors despite the projects being harbingers of prosperity and progress in the world. The expurgators of the mammoth undertakings, instead of presenting alternate plans for expansion and growth of the developing countries, would rather sabotage BRI and CPEC through subversion, terror attacks and kidnapping Chinese workers …

Gawadar & maritime defence of CPEC

https://pakobserver.net/gawadar-maritime-defence-cpec/Sultan M Hali
GAWADAR port is a vital component of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which is the pilot project of the mega development plan One Belt One Road (OBOR) or Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as it is known now, spear headed by China. Shaped like a hammer, Gawadar Port, protruding into deep waters and strategic location, deserves to be called the gateway to CPEC and nodal point for the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, which is an essential part of BRI. More than seventy countries have already joined BRI while others are contemplating joining it yet both BRI and CPEC are being denigrated by some detractors despite the projects being harbingers of prosperity and progress in the world. The expurgators of the mammoth undertakings, instead of presenting alternate plans for expansion and growth of the developing countries, would rather sabotage BRI and CPEC through subversion, terror attacks and kidnapping Chinese workers …

Alas, Baloch Nawabs , Sardars are finally talking to one another

https://mustikhan.com/

The news was like music to many Baloch ears, but some critics remained skeptical.The London-based news portal Baloch Warna News broke the news. At least two feudal lords have announced plans to bury the hatchet.  The pro-freedom Baloch leaders Brahumdagh Bugti, president of Baloch Republican Party, and Hyrbyair Marri, head of the Free Balochistan Movement, held a telephonic conversation on Monday about cooperation in the Baloch freedom struggle.Just a day earlier, Bugti had issued a separate, joint statement with Marri’s younger and estranged brother Nawab Mehran Marri saying they were joining hands in an effort to highlight the genocide being inflicted on Baloch people in Pakistan-occupied Balochistan.The Marri brothers had not been on talking terms for more than eight years now after a dispute over accountability of freedom resources. The two brothers were on good terms until the arrest of Hyrbyair Marri and his close associate Faiz Baluch in December 2007. Meh…

World Sindhi Congress resolution on CPEC

World Sindhi Congress resolution on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) The Conference Resolves that CPEC project is designed to benefit to China and its allies in Pakistan only while
ignoring Sindh from all decision and budget allocations. The State Bank of Pakistan has repeatedly called for more
transparency, to no avail. The project is more inclined to leave the country burdened with unserviceable debt which country has never seen
before. The citizens of Sindh also have no way to know what CPEC will cost them. Neither government has been
clear about what projects are part of the plan. Financial reports has been completely opaque. China sets the price,
contracts the work out to Chinese companies, and saddles Pakistan with the loans. The CPEC projects are
abandoned till proper transparent and technical review is completed, and all local stakeholders are brought on
board.