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Little space for women lawmakers in Balochistan

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For religious parties, women are to supposed to stay at homeBy HIZBULLAH KHAN
May.23,2017Article-25 of the constitution claims that “all citizens are equal before the law and are entitled to equal protection before the law: there shall be no discrimination on the basis of sex.” But can women in Balochistan’s political sphere, let alone women in the province, also say that they are being treated fairly?Balochistan – a violence-ridden province in Pakistan – is dominated, overwhelmingly, by conservative attitudes where discrimination against women is arrant. Here, social and cultural factors have left very little space for women in politics and, therefore, there is almost no space for them to scream and demand their rights.Balochistan gender exclusion: Not a single woman on 1,450 seatsOut of the eight major political parties in the province including Pakistan Muslim…

China silences even mildest critics of policies on Uighur Muslims

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By Gerry Shih  | December 27, 2017In this Dec 24, 2017 photo, Li Aijie, center in red with her son Li Mutian, poses for a photo with Bob Fu of China Aid at left and Kendra Willard, at right from the family hosting the mother and son in Midland, Texas. Li seeks political asylum in the U.S. while her husband serves decades in a Chinese prison for his views on China's treatment of Muslims. (China Aid via AP)BEIJING (AP) — Zhang Haitao was a rare voice in China, a member of the ethnic Han majority who for years had criticized the government on social media for its treatment of the minority Muslim Uighurs.Zhang’s wife had long feared some sort of backlash despite her husband’s relative obscurity. He was a working-class electronics salesman, unknown even to most Uighur activists. So she worried that authorities might block his social media accounts, or maybe detain him. Instead, he …

New discovery reveals China's Maritime Silk Road connections

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2017-12-29 10:04 Global Times Editor: Li YanA Longquan celadon porcelain (Photo/Courtesy of Wang Guangyao)As one of the most powerful nations in the East throughout its history, China long dominated the maritime Silk Road with its extraordinary manufacturing capabilities, especially when it came to porcelain. During the Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368), ports throughout the eastern part of China boomed as overseas merchants obsessed with Chinese porcelain came to trade.Based on evidence in historic documents, many experts over the years have theorized that Taicang, in what is today East China's Jiangsu Province, was one of the most important sites for commercial activities. Now it seems this theory is becoming fact, as an archeological excavation in Taicang has provided hard evidence that support historical records."This is a landmark discovery which reveals the starting port for the export of Chinese porcelains for the first time as well a…

Naval chief announces shipyard in Gwadar

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1:38 PM, December 29, 2017Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi has announced the establishment of shipyard in Gwadar , reported Radio Pakistan.Speaking as chief guest at Pakistan Navy's second`PN-Industrial Seminar' in Karachi, he said the project would commence shortly and will be completed in three to five years.The Naval chief lauded the participation of representatives of various industries from private sector in the seminar.He said the seminar will be beneficial to formulate way forward to further enhance role of private sector in support of Pakistan Navy's technological requirements.He said global scenario in general and regional geo-political situation in particular warrant concrete and long term policy decisions for achieving self reliance.The Naval Chief emphasized on increase in the number of ports to cater to the future requirements and maritime challenges

ADRA signs MoU for computerised arms licences in Balochistan

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ListenIslamabad: In a bid to tackle the flow of illegal and unregistered arms in the province, NADRA Chairman Usman Y. Mobin and the Home Secretary Balochistan Dr. Akbar Harifal on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for computerised arms licences in the Balochistan.Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, Home Minister of Balochistan Mir Sarfaraz Bugti, Director General Projects NADRA Zulfiqar Ali, Director General Quetta and other senior official of provincial government were present on the occasion.The signing of an MoU is the achievement of major mile stone which is the result of the concerted efforts of the Federal Interior Minister Prof. Ahsan Iqbal and Home Minister of Balochistan Mir Sarfaraz Bugti.The Government of Pakistan hopes to reap similar successes achieved in Punjab, Sindh and the federal arms licence projects through computerisation of 0.3 million manual…

Suspected NDS facilitator held, weapons recovered in Balochistan

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ByGEO NEWSFriday Dec 29, 2017A view of the recovered weapons. Photo: ISPR RAWALPINDI: An Afghan national, suspected of being a facilitator of the National Directorate of Security — Afghanistan's premier intelligence agency — was apprehended, the army said on Friday.According to the Inter Services Public Relations, the Frontier Corps (FC) Balochistan, along with intelligence agencies, conducted intelligence-based operations in Musa Colony and Sangan areas of the province. In Sangan, the FC recovered weapons and ammunition, including explosives and communication equipment, according to the ISPR statement. Pakistan launches nationwide 'Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad'"In a de-weaponising campaign, residents of Sibbi, Talli and Dera Murad Jamali voluntarily deposited their illegal weapons with the FC," the statement added.The actions were held under Operation Raddul Fasaad, which…

Jadhav was never arrested from Balochistan: Baloch leader

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By ANI | Dec 29, 2017, 11.20 AM IST
Baloch leader Hyrbyair Marri has stated that Kulbhushan Jadhav was "never arrested from Balochistan", in fact he was, "abducted from Iran by Pakistani state-sponsored religious proxies and handed over to Pakistani forces.""The Indian citizen Jadhav was never arrested from Balochistan. He was, in fact, abducted from Iran by Pakistani state-sponsored religious proxies and handed over to Pakistani forces. There have been numerous such incidents in the past where religious extremists abducted Baloch refugees in Afghanistan or on their way to Afghanistan and sold them to ISI and army," said Marri."In the late 70s and the 80s element of Pakistan-backed Taliban killed innocent Marri Baloch refugees, severed their heads from t…

Gwadar, CPEC is last hope for Pakistan

http://nation.com.pk/29-Dec-2017/gwadar-cpec-is-last-hope-for-pakistan

December 29, 2017Gwadar is the central hub for investment in the multi-billion dollar project China Pakistan Economic Corridor and is last hope for Pakistan to make quick progress in every sector. Abdul Saboor Sheikh CEO of Gwadar Central said this while talking to The Nation.The real estate sector is booming as the CPEC is on the mark and its fruits will be available in near future, he said The security of Gwadar has tremendously improved in recent years, and that has improved the confidence of the international investors, he said.The CEO of Gwadar Central is confident that CPEC is the last hope for Pakistanas it has provided range of opportunities for the local and international investors.“In my view one of the largest Expo Centres, which is being constructed in the Gwadar will also be the game changer as well as you need space to exhibit your products and lure the intentional investors. “They are working with the…

India using Afghanistan to conspire against economic corridor with China, claims Pakistani minister

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Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal’s statement comes days after Beijing said it was considering extending the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor into Afghanistan.by  Scroll StaffPublished 2 hours agoIndia is using Afghanistan to conspire against the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, Pakistan’s Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal alleged on Thursday. He added that Islamabad will foil India’s attempts with people’s support, Dawnreported.The minister’s statement comes days after China said it was considering extendingthe corridor into Afghanistan. Beijing had announced the plan on Tuesday after a trilateral meeting with the foreign ministers of Pakistan and Afghanistan.India has reiterated repeatedly that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and the One Belt, One Road project does not respect its territorial integrity. Parts of the corridor would run through the disputed P…

India trying to hamper CPEC through Afghanistan but won't succeed: Pakistan

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IANS | Islamabad Dec 29, 2017 03:43 PM ISTPhoto: Shutterstock
Pakistan's Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has alleged that "conspiracies" are being hatched by India against the ambitious China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), and they would be foiled, a media report said.Iqbal told the media on Thursday that India was using the soil of Afghanistan for such conspiracies, but expressed the hope that the CPEC project would be made successful, reports Dawn news.Iqbal's remark comes after Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday said that China and Pakistan wanted Afghanistan to join the CPEC.The Chinese Foreign Ministry said Kabul was willing to join the multi-billion dollar corridor, which cuts through Pakistan-administered Kashmir claimed by India.China also said Afghanistan's willingness should not worry India and wa…

National Party is a band of informers, mercenaries

Baloch National Movement Secretary General Dr Murad Baloch says in his statement that Dr Malik in his recent interview has made a fail attempt to clarify his role in Baloch genocide.“
He further added, basically, National Party is a band of informers, mercenaries, selfish and war profiteers; whereas, its sole purpose is to eliminate Baloch national struggle

He said, National Party commissions are being recorded in annals of history. Recently, on 20th November Dr Malik had a meeting with Sanaullah Zahri, the puppet Chief Minister of Occupied Balochistan and Corps commander at Turbat, where he proposed for Swat like Operation in Balochistan. Dr Malik on 23rd November was in a top level meeting with Army chief in Quetta where they announced “Prosperous Balochistan Program”. The main objective of this program is to increase the level of oppression by playing a new series of bloodshed.Secretary General said that Dr Malik’s claim of eliminating death squads is a white lie and an attempt to …

Nawabji Jokes: Baloch Nawabs are funny semi literate morons,few jokes

I the good olden days when two baloch had political differences, the immediate charge was the other is an ISI agent. These days that has changed with increasing militancy. These days the charge is "death squad" member. I have heard lots of Sardarji funny jokes, but not Nawabji's cruel jokes. I mean the shanty house of a man, where he is sleeping with his two wives and four minor kids is called "death squad camp" and the entire family is decimated. Mercy!〰A Baloch Activist