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The Curse of the Corridor 

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By Dr Mohammad Taqi
FloridaThe separatists are capitulating in droves or so the federal and Balochistan provincial government officials would have one believe. Over 90 men purported to be Baloch militants have ‘surrendered’ to the two provincial ministers Jangez Marri and Sanaullah Zehri over the last week or so.The ostensible rebels repented, claimed the separatist leadership misled them, handed over their rather primitive weapons and were immediately given clemency by the state in the glare of the cameras. Just like the supposed United Baloch Army (UBA) commander Haji Wali Qalati’s surrender right after the UBA allegedly claimed to have slaughtered 22 Pashtuns in Mastung two weeks ago, these surrenders too looked suspicious, as did their timing and the setting.The self-proclaimed separatists handed over arms to the aforementioned two ministers who are in a rat race for Balochistan’s Chief Minister’s (CM’s) position. Jangez Marri a…

Achievements: Ex-Balochistan CM Sanaullah Zehri's brightest moments

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1607938/1-achievements-ex-balochistan-cm-sanaullah-zehris-brightest-moments/


By News DeskPublished: January 13, 2018

PHOTO: FILEOn January 9, accepting advice of Prime minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, his colleagues and political allies, Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri resigned from his position ahead of a provincial assembly session that was called for voting on a no-confidence motion against him.Former chief minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch escorted Zehri to the Governor’s House where he formally submitted his resignation to Governor Mohammad Khan Achakzai. The governor, the constitutional head of the province, instantly accepted the resignation and issued an official notification to this effect.70 Baloch insurgents lay down their armsThrough his resignation, Zehri spared the province from a deep political crisis as Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo, a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) lawmaker withdrew his no-confidence motion, and the Balochi…

16 suspects arrested in Balochistan raids

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ANI | Updated: Jan 13, 2018 10:15ISTQuetta [Pakistan], Jan 13 (ANI): At least 16 suspects, including eight Afghan refugees, were arrested during large-scale raids in different parts of Pakistan.The Express Tribune reported that the Frontier Corps (FC) arrested the suspects, days after a suicide bomber killed seven people near the Balochistan provincial assembly in Quetta."BalochistanFC conducted intelligence-based operations in Sambaza, Sibbi, Hazar Ganji areas," the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement."Weapons and ammunition including grenades, IEDs (improvised explosive devices), rockets and explosives have been recovered," the ISPR added.Around seven people, including five Balochistan Constabulary personnel, were killed after a bomber struck a security forces truck in Quetta.The attack took place in the city's busy intersection of GPO Cho…

Growing Trend of Negative Coverage of CPEC in Media

http://kashmirwatch.com/growing-trend-negative-coverage-cpec-media/

Opinions

 January 13, 2018SajjadShaukat
By Sajjad Shaukat
In the cyber-age, online information and interaction of peoples by the developed and the less developed countries have further increased the importance of media. Media tools which include TV channels, newspapers and websites have the power to mould peoples’ views in positive or negative sense.In this respect, terror-attacks in Pakistan’s various regions, especially in the Balochistan province and other anti-Pakistan developments cannot be seen in isolation, as these are part of the conspiracy to damage the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).While, Pakistan’s Armed Forces have successfully broken the backbone of the foreign-backed terrorists by the military operations Zarb-e-Azb and Radd-ul-Fasaad which have also been extended to other parts of the country, including Balochistan. Country’s primary intelligence agency ISI has broken the network of these terrori…

Pak, Afghanistan must end terror menace on Durand Line: EFSAS study

https://www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/pak-afghanistan-must-end-terror-menace-on-durand-line-efsas-study/1227444




Amsterdam [The Netherlands], Jan.11 : Frontiers by nature are contentious and divisive lines, and often acquire a prominence because of their bloodstained history, and in this regard, the imaginary Durand Line that separates Pakistan and Afghanistan, has managed to generate its share of legal, territorial, socio-economic, ethnographic, military and geo-political problems, says a study.According to the European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS), which is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, the Durand Line embodies a description made by former British Indian Viceroy Lord Curzon of Kedleston during a lecture delivered at Oxford in 1907. He said: "Frontiers are the chief anxiety of nearly every foreign office in the civilised world... They are moreover the razor's edge on which hang suspended the modern issues of war or peace, of life or death to nations.&quo…

China has no legal right to build in an occupied territory

*REPORT excerpt , CPEC projects in PoK is illegal and violation of International law*Furthermore, the current building of the multibillion-dollar infrastructural project of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor, which passes through the disputed territory of Gilgit-Baltistan - a region of Jammu & Kashmir under the administration of Pakistan - comes as a direct violation of the doctrines of International Law.China has no legal right to build in an occupied territory, the same way Pakistan does not have the right to sell territories, which does not belong to it. The implementation of the project is being enforced violently, leading to the large-scale displacement of the local population from their homes and farmlands in several areas of Gilgit-Baltistan in order to make the land available for the construction of the corridor. Moreover, the indigenous people will be completely excluded from the high profits that the multibillion-dollar project will bring, which is a direct violation o…

The Durand Line - A razor's edge between Afghanistan & Pakistan

https://www.efsas.org/publications/study-papers/the-durand-line-a-razors-edge-between-afghanistan-and-pakistan/IntroductionWhen Sir Mortimer Durand outlined the margins between Afghanistan and British India in 1893, he might have satisfied the British Empire by endorsing and effectuating their interests, but today the existence of a boundary that bisects the Pashtun region, which divides the indigenous people and squeezes them between two adversarial forces, has not only given rise to serious military hostilities, socio-economic issues and geo-political clashes between Afghanistan and Pakistan, but has also let the territory become a hub for terrorist outfits, violent insurgent groups and criminal organizations, which in return nourishes the state of instability and promotes an arms race between the two neighbours.The Durand Line stretches from the Pamirs in the north to the Arabian Sea in the south, covering a distance of 2,430-kilometres. It starts from the snow caped mountains in t…

Rise of Jihadism in educational establishments in South Asia & the West

https://www.efsas.org/commentaries/rise-of-jihadism-in-educational-establishments-in-south-asia-and-the-west/


12-01-2018The association of many educated young people with violent extremist outfits in recent years, has deflated the myth that only impoverished illiterate individuals fall prey to radicalization. Such cases have been reported not only from Asia, Africa and the Middle East, where most of these terrorist organizations are based, but also from many Western countries, such as the USA, UK and many European countries.The latest case of Mannan Bashir Wani, a well-off, award-winning Geology Ph.D. candidate from the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), who on social media exhibited his affiliation to the Hizbul Mujahideen (HM), clearly illustrates how nobody is immune and unsusceptible to Jihadist ideologies and how university campuses have started becoming breeding ground for indoctrination and recruitment. The research scholar, who received the 'Best Paper Presentation Award'…

JSMM rejects State allegations of links with TTP

3/01/2018
Frankfurt, Germany JSMM rejects State allegations of links with TTP Sindhi Nationalist Movement has always been fundamentally accustomed to the Sindhi historic identical values of Sufism, Secularism, religious tolerance, coexistence and peace, proposed by the ideology of GM Syed throughout his books. It is the caravan of enlightened modernist liberal conscious Sindhi people striving for the restoration of their historic national identity and national independence, embracing all the
people of Sindh belonging to various diverse religious, racial and ethnic backgrounds. In a recent statement, the DIG Larkana Police on the bidding of Pakistan Military Establishment has foolishly attempted to portray JSMM as a terrorist organization conspiring with Islamic terrorist TTP to
sabotage CPEC and carry out terrorist activities in Sindh, which is not only condemnable but a shameful
act of the state. The people of Sindh know it well that Sindhi nationalist movement, ideology of Syed …

Jangez Marri accuses younger brother of backing wahabis who kill Hazaras

https://mustikhan.com/2018/01/13/jangez-marri-accuses-younger-brother-of-backing-wahabis-who-kill-hazaras/


mustikhanUncategorized January 13, 2018 6 MinutesSons of the late Godfather of Baloch militancy Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri, they seem to be the smartest among the Baloch elite: two brothers in the freedom camp, two in the Pakistan camp and one neutral. Four of them multimillionaires, fond of high life, but most of them are fighting with one another like fighter cocks–their late father used to love the blood sport.The late Baloch feudal lord presided over a fiefdom spread over 3,268 square miles, almost the size of Puerto Rico and bigger than 34 other nations, including Brunei. Like Brunei, the Marri country in France-sized Balochistan  is believed to be rich in fossil fuel but overwhelming of the tribesmen is around half million live in abject poverty, suffering from malnutrition.There are five surviving Marri brothers: Balochistan irrigition and energy minister Nawabzada Jangez Mar…