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Khan Kalat was "in no position to undertake the international responsibilities of an independent state"

Khan Kalat was  *"in no position to undertake the international responsibilities of an independent state"* British memorandumđź”´ Was British assessment correct?On 12th September 1947, British Government repeated its warning to Pakistan, through their High Commission in Karachi of the danger of recognizing Balochistan a separate international entity, which finally led to occupation of Balochistan by Pakistan Army. Here is an extract of that British secret memorandum dated 12th September 1947: *“Pakistan has entered into negotiations with Kalat on the basis of recognizing the State’s claim to independence and of treating the previous agreements between the Crown and Kalat providing for the leas of Quetta and other areas, which would otherwise lapse under section 7(1)(6) of Indian independence Act, as international agreements untouched by termination of paramountcy. The Khan of Kalat whose territory marches with Persia is of course in no position to undertake the international r…

Balochistan FC apprehends 11 suspects

https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2018/02/06/balochistan-fc-apprehends-11-suspects/

National18 HOURS AGO BY STAFF REPORT

RAWALPINDI: Balochistan Frontier Corps (FC) on Tuesday, apprehended 11 suspects during intelligence-based operations in different areas of the province, states a press release issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).According to the statement, the operations were conducted in Surkhab, Kanak Valley and near Moro River. FC soldiers also recovered weapons and ammunition, including explosives, mines, detonators and fuses, mobile sims and communication equipment.Earlier, Balochistan Frontier Corps (FC) on January 30, arrested 10 suspects during multiple intelligence-based operations (IBOs), according to the ISPR.The IBOs were conducted in Dera Murad Jamali and Dera Bugti areas that resulted in the recovery of weapons and ammunition including explosives, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), anti-personnel mines, hand grenades, accessories of different weapons and am…

Former Balochistan food minister arrested on corruption charges

https://pakobserver.net/former-balochistan-food-minister-arrested-corruption-charges/QUETTA : The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday nabbed former Balochistan food minister Mir Izhar Hussain Khoso over his alleged involvement in embezzlement of Rs280 million.A team of NAB officials arrested and shifted the law maker to the bureau’s regional office in the provincial capital for interrogation.He is expected to be presented before an accountability for physical remand tomorrow (Wednesday).Khoso, a sitting lawmaker associated with PML-N, has been accused of causing a loss of Rs280 million to the national exchequer, according to official sources.He was elected from the provincial assembly constituency (PB-27) in Jaffarabad in 2013 elections.Orignally published by INP

Chinese national killed in Karachi attack

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/277565-chinese-national-killed-in-karachi-attack



ListenKARACHI: A Chinese national was killed and a passerby sustained bullet wounds when unidentified assailants attacked their car near Zamzama Park, DHA on Monday. The deceased was identified as 40-year-old Chen Zhu, a shipping executive.Zhu along with another Chinese national Ye Fan had come to the Neelum Colony opposite Zamama Park for shopping when "a lone assailant" fired volleys of indiscriminate gunfire at their car from the front. Chen Zhu who was on the driving seat was seriously injured in the attack, while Ye Fan remained unhurt. A pedestrian Qamar Abbas, 23, was also injured in the leg, the police said. SP Clifton Tauqeer Muhammad Naeem described the incident as "target killing". The injured were first taken to a nearby private hospital from where they were rushed to Jinnah Hospital where the Chinese national died during treatment. According to Dr Seemin Jamali, Zhu receiv…

Terror Strikes CPEC: Chinese General Manager Of Shipping Major Shot Dead In Karachi

https://swarajyamag.com/insta/terror-strikes-cpec-chinese-general-manager-of-shipping-major-shot-dead-in-karachi

by Swarajya Staff Feb 06 2018, 7:28 pm,Karachi is the financial capital of Pakistan. (Paula Bronstein via Getty Images)Casting a shadow on the security situation prevailing in Pakistan, the Pakistan general manager of the Chinese shipping major, Cosco Shipping Lines Company, was shot dead in Karachi, the financial hub of the country, Reuters has reported.Chen Zhu, 45 was in his car in an upscale area in Karachi, when the car was shot at and Zhu died from a bullet wound to the head.“The incident appears to be targeted attack, doesn’t look like a mugging,” said Azad Khan, deputy inspector general of Karachi’s south zone.Although Pakistan is struggling with home-grown terrorism, China has invested close to $57 billion in Pakistan towards the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).Last June, Islamic State (IS) had kidnapped and killed two Chinese nationals in Baluchistan unders…

BLF fighters attack ISI backed Jihadist Kaamu’s vehicle in Panjgoor

BLF fighters attack ISI backed Jihadist Kaamu’s vehicle in Panjgoor. GwahramQuetta (Sangar News) Gwaharm Baloch, the spokesman of Balochistan Liberation Front(BLF) claimed the responsibility of today's attack on Kashmir Rally at Chitkan area of Panjgur. He said that state sponsored agent Kamran alias Kaamu vehicle was targeted with remote control bomb in which Kamran Kaamu’s brother Salman son of Ismail died on spot while Kamran, Umer Khan, Shahbazand his other bodyguards were critically injured in the attack. In the result of attack three passerby civilians received injuries, and Gwaharm Baloch expressed his solicitude for them.  However he added, we had admonished people to avoid from going near security forces, Pakistani paid agents and other religious terrorists; those are in our prime target.Kamran aka Kaamu is operating a death squad. He is the right hand of Jihadi terrorist ShafiqMengel who is an ISI sponsored religious terrorist involved in abduction and killing of Baloch …

Bandits on the Silk Road? Implications of Eurasian cooperation

https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/bandits-silk-road-implications-eurasian-cooperation/

6 Feb 2018|William RooksChina’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been hailed as the world’s most ambitious development proposal, costing an estimated US$1 trillion. The BRI promises new railways, roads, ports, energy systems and telecommunications networks across Eurasia; Chinese officials have said that it’ll provide ‘excellent opportunities for countries to improve their network infrastructure with Chinese investment’. One of those opportunities, the Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB), involves constructing state-of-the-art trade and network infrastructure linking China, Iran and Russia—and possibly North Korea, following its surprise invitation to the Belt and Road Summit in May 2017.Australia has been hesitant to join the BRI and to support increased interconnectivity between Russia, China, Iran and potentially North Korea—an implicit outcome of the SREB. Those four countries are among the world’s …

New edginess amongst Baloch Diaspora

http://www.dailypioneer.com/columnists/edit/new-edginess-amongst-baloch-diaspora.html

Even as Pakistan alleges external involvement as an excuse to cover up its atrocities against the Baloch, targeted state action against them is assuming the form of a genocide that the international community cannot ignoreAfter lurking at the edge of international consciousness for decades, with only the death or assassination of a noted leader acknowledged, the Baloch issue has acquired pungency with high pitched campaigns by diaspora in London and New York, and Islamabad’s diplomatic offensive that led to Switzerland denying political asylum to dissident Brahumdagh Bugti in December 2017. Almost simultaneously, Mehran Marri was prevented from attending a diaspora meeting in Zurich and banned from entering Switzerland for life.For the Baloch diaspora, which has been going to the UN Human Rights Council to create awareness about Pakistani brutalities in Balochistan Province and the dangers posed by th…