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Two women and three children killed in Dera Bugti

Sources say, this incident is related to rivalry between groups. More details about to come.
Conflicting reports , one guy say these kids and women are killed by Pakistan agents. However , BRP millitant wing claims responsible of killing. The reality is in between, the victims and their family exited from the party and as a revenge Bugti's millitant wing killed . Critics argue that "Anyone who doesn’t agree with militant and their militancy agenda is labeled as Paki collaborator or a member of Paki death Squad and is attacked by the militants and killed along with his family members including women and children. ""This is the worse form of violence and terrorism that the Baloch citizens are facing.""We strongly condemn the killing of innocent people and ask the Baloch militants to STOP their violence and terrorism in the name of freedom fighting, lay down their arms and use only peaceful means of struggle to secure Balochistan for Baloch people. "
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CPEC plan details still awaited

https://www.dawn.com/news/1377964

KhurramHusainDecember 21, 2017
The writer is a member of staff.THE Long Term Plan for CPEC ‘launched’ by the government on Monday is, as feared, only an abridged, abbreviated, and heavily edited version of the longer document upon which it is based. Nevertheless, for now this will do. More transparency is required in the CPEC enterprise, because people need to understand that it is far bigger than roads, power plants and transit trade. Those elements have been hyped up by our government for its own reasons, but they do not define the enterprise.This is a good time to ask the government ✔why there is such a visceral reaction every time questions are asked about CPEC, and specifically why there was such a visceral reaction to the Dawn report on the LTP back in May. The question is simple🔴: please identify a single discrepancy between the LTP officially released by the government on Monday, and what was published in the Dawn story back in May.That story w…

Af-Pak relations and CPEC

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1588950/6-af-pak-relations-cpec/



By Shahid IlyasPublished: December 21, 2017
The writer is a research officer at the Institute of Regional Studies, Islamabad. He can be reached at ilyasakbarkhan@gmail.comAs the traditional proponents of globalisation are slowly and gradually receding, and with the visible shift of power from the West to the East, the role of China in Asia and globally is rapidly becoming prominent. Countries in the region and beyond are increasingly looking to China for guidance and support. As far as South Asia is concerned, peace and stability is a pre-requisite for China to realise its development and leadership roles in the region.In that context, relations between two key states of South Asia, Afghanistan and Pakistan, is of strategic importance to China. The vision of President Xi for a well-connected world, via sea, road and railway networks, of which the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is an important component, cannot be ful…

India issued demarches to Pakistan, China on dams in PoK, says government

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V K Singh asserted that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which is being projected as a flagship project of OBOR initiative, passes through parts of Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir which has been in illegal occupation of Pakistan since 1947.By: PTI | New Delhi |Published: December 20, 2017 6:39 pm
India has issued demarches to both Pakistan and China conveying its position on construction of dams on the Indus river in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) by the Pakistani government with assistance committed to these projects by China, the government said on Wednesday.Replying to a written question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh said India has a clear and consistent position that these territories are illegally occupied by Pakistan and that any collaborati…

India-US hold first meet on designations of terrorists, groups

https://m.timesofindia.com/india/india-us-hold-first-meet-on-designations-of-terrorists-groups/articleshow/62138472.cms



PTI | Updated: Dec 19, 2017, 22:39 IST
BCCLFile photo used for representational purposeHIGHLIGHTSIndia and the US today concluded their first dialogue on designations of terrorist groups and individualsThe establishment of the 'India-US designations dialogue' mechanism reflected their commitments to strengthen cooperation against terrorist threatsNEW DELHI: India and the US on Tuesday concluded their first dialogue on designations of terrorist groups and individuals through domestic and international mechanisms.The establishment of the 'India-US designations dialogue' mechanismreflected shared Indian and American commitments to strengthen cooperation against terrorist threats, the ministry of external affairs said here at the end of the two-day meet.Joint Secretary in-charge of Americas division in the MEA Munu Mahawar and senior officials from other mi…

Women hold up half the sky? Not so in Sindh, Balochistan and FATA

https://www.samaa.tv/education/2017/12/women-hold-half-sky-sindh-balochistan/

December 21, 2017By:Minerwa Tahir

By Minerwa TahirKARACHI: While the lion’s share of the last two annual budgets in Sindh was allocated to education, it seems that the funds are not being steered into the right direction. The fifth annual District Education Rankings, launched in Islamabad by AlifAilaan last week, paint a not very rosy picture in the province in terms of quality of education as well as girl education. Similar or worse patterns were observed in Balochistan and FATA.According to the press release issued by Alif Ailaan, the rankings use official government data from across the country, along with data from the ASER survey, to assess the performance of districts in education. Provinces were assessed for their performances against indicators such as total provincial score, learning score, retention score and gender parity score.As per the rankings, Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and ICT s…

CEJ, CCPP award journalists for excellence in rights-based reporting

http://thebalochistanpoint.com/cej-ccpp-award-journalists-for-excellence-in-rights-based-reporting/


KARACHI: The Centre for Excellence in Journalism at the Institute of Business Administration (CEJ-IBA), Karachi and Center for Communication Programs Pakistan (CCPP) in partnership with Palladium Pakistan organised the Award for Excellence in Journalism “Lab Azad” on Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017. Twelve journalists received the awards in rights based reporting for news stories published between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017 at a ceremony held on Wednesday at CEJ.Journalists from mainstream electronic media,  print , online  and district correspondents were awarded in categories of  Health rights with focus on access to services, Population growth & realisation of human rights and  women rights with focus on reproductive health and family planning.  CEJ director Kamal Siddiqi speaking on the occasion.Speaking on the occasion, CEJ director Kamal Siddiqi said, “I am happy that we continue t…

Balochistan focused on uplift of agriculture: Zehri

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1588993/1-balochistan-focused-uplift-agriculture-zehri/


By Our CorrespondentPublished: December 21, 2017

Nawab Sanaullah Zehri. PHOTO: NNIQUETTABalochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri has expressed the resolve to eradicate poverty and unemployment in the province and utilize all available resources for the development of the region.During a visit to Balochistan Agriculture College here on Wednesday, the chief minister said the government was pooling in all resources for promoting agriculture, fisheries and livestock. “By encouraging agriculture and livestock, not only unemployment could be ended but the economy of the province would also be strengthened,” he said. Sanaullah Zehri emphasized establishing new agriculture institutions for producing more researchers and experts in the field.While visiting the under-construction blocks of the college the CM was informed that Rs4.5 billion were being spent on the upgradation work. The senior faculty mem…

Pakistan, China to jointly thwart conspiracies against CPEC: Ahsan Iqbal

https://www.geo.tv/latest/173202-pakistan-china-to-jointly-thwart-conspiracies-against-cpec-ahsan

ByAPPThursday Dec 21, 2017
Ahsan Iqbal — the Minister of Interior Affairs — and Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing attend the launching ceremony of the CPEC long-term cooperation plan in Islamabad, Pakistan, December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal MahmoodISLAMABAD: Ahsan Iqbal — the Minister of Interior Affairs — said Wednesday that Pakistan and China would work together to foil conspiracies being hatched against the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).Iqbal expressed these views during a meeting with a Chinese security delegation here, according to a press release. He said some forces wanted to destabilize Pakistan and halt development works, including CPEC.Some elements, including politicians, did not feel comfortable due to the developmental works launched by the incumbent government, the minister noted, urging them to avoid spreading rumours that may cause unrest.Iqbal stressed that …