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Gwahram Baloch terms Dr. Lawrence Sellin’s allegations on BLF baseless and misleading

Gwahram Baloch terms Dr. Lawrence Sellin’s allegations on BLF baseless and misleadingQuetta (Sangar News)GwahramBaloch, the spokesman of Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF), categorically denied the false and baseless allegations made by the US based analyst Dr. Lawrence Sellin. Dr. Sellin in his article “The Iran-Pakistan border is a geopolitical powder keg” clams that Iran is supporting BLF, and insists that BLF sanctuaries and its leader Dr. Allah Nazar are inside Iranian territory.In the response,GwahramBaloch termed such claims ridiculous and meaningless which are tantamount to negate the existing ground realities. Gwahram Baloch stressed that Balochistan Liberation Front is the most active organization in Balochistan that is resisting Pakistani forces.He also added that Balochistan Liberation Front is the greatest threat to exploitive joint venture of China and Pakistan, China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). He added that Pakistan’s notorious intelligence agency ISI is using a…

A CPEC for good

https://dailytimes.com.pk/219221/a-cpec-for-good/

A CPEC for goodThere is every reason to be fearful and critical, for it ensures care, vigilance, transparency, and protects the long-term interests of both sidesMuhammad ShoaibMARCH 25, 2018The bliss of CPEC has enveloped the whole town without any doubt. Folks no more ask questions on reliability, feasibility, and viability of the projects it encompasses but rely only on the prescribed mantra of ‘game changer’ for the region in the globalised world.This one may not be a wrong approach when their space to be critical is narrow and the available information is incomplete or ambivalent. No one is fearful of living in Sri Lanka 2.0, certainly.But there is every reason to be fearful and critical, for it ensures care, vigilance, transparency, and long-term interests of both sides involved.China, as a matter of fact, is probably the largest investor in pariah, conflict-ridden, and politically unstable countries in Asia, Africa, and Americas. …

President Maithripala Sirisena gives Sri Lanka's thumbs up for CPEC in Pakistan: Report

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President Maithripala Sirisena gives Sri Lanka's thumbs up for CPEC in Pakistan: ReportSri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena was the Chief Guest for Pakistan's Republic Day celebrations. (Photo: Twitter/@MaithripalaSBy Zee Media Bureau | Updated: Mar 24, 2018, 11:02 AM ISTAttending Pakistan's Republic Day celebrations on Friday, Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena said his country was pleased with the progress shown by Pakistan by utilising the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.Upon landing in the country, Sirisena first met Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair at the Karachi airport and it is here that he reportedly said Pakistan's progress courtesy CPEC is appreciable. Local media reports attributed the statement to an official statement issued by the Governor House. According to it, Sirisena said CPEC is a promising sign for Pakist…

Over 27,000 new cases of TB emerge in Balochistan every year: report

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ByRashid SaeedSaturday Mar 24, 2018
Photo: AFPBalochistan is struggling to curb Tuberculosis as over 27,000 new cases emerge in the province every year.In an effort to end the TB epidemic in Balochistan, the provincial health department will launch a project called ‘Ao TB mitao’ today to commemorate World Tuberculosis Day. A hospital in Karachi has provided technical support for the project while the Global Fund has provided the financial support, TB Control Programme Balochistan Manager Dr Sultan Ahmed Lehri said.He admitted, “There’s no doubt about the fact that there’s an increase in the number of TB patients in the province.”The three-year project to curb TB is at par with international standards. Among other measures which will be taken to battle the spread of the disease, a mobile van equipped with the latest digital X-Ray facility to test patients will be part of the project.The van would…

Tillerson’s final warning on Belt and Road financing only proves China’s influence on the rise

http://m.scmp.com/business/global-economy/article/2138539/tillersons-final-warning-belt-and-road-financing-only-proves

Tillerson’s final warning on Belt and Road financing only proves China’s influence on the riseTillerson’s warning that countries taking on too much debt to finance infrastructure projects as part of the Belt and Road Initiative could endanger their economies can only be seen as a distraction from the debt overhang that still haunts the…David DodwellUPDATED : Friday, 23 Mar 2018, 10:28PM 10One of Rex Tillerson’s final acts, as he emerged from his long Africa tour only to be tweet-sacked from Washington by his boss, was to warn the world, and his African hosts, about the dangers of being seduced by the siren call of Chinese loans supporting big infrastructure Belt and Road projects.In emerging markets around the world “China offers the appearance of an attractive path to development, but in reality [is] trading short-term gains for long-term dependency”, Tillerson said. …

The woeful state of education in Balochistan

https://dailytimes.com.pk/218771/the-woeful-state-of-education-in-balochistan/

The woeful state of education in BalochistanMost surprisingly, in Balochistan, out of 13,000government-run primary schools,over 5,000 are reported to have only one teacher
Masood HameedMARCH 24, 2018It is said that if an authoritarian regime wants to ensure its longevity, the first thing it attacks is the educational system of the country, for an uneducated and an illiterate nations is nothing by herd of a cattle that can be easily exploited. The fact that fascism depends on obscurantism cannot simply be gainsaid.The same can be said about our own province, Balochistan, where tradition of deliberately keeping people uneducated has passed on to generations. The absence of education and awareness, and presence of ignorance in Balochistan manifests itself in different harrowing forms.In one of its reports on Balochistan’s education sector, Alif Ailaan, reveals that there are formidable challenges that the educat…

Three industrial parks being built under CPEC this year

https://pakobserver.net/three-industrial-parks-being-built-under-cpec-this-year/




BeijingPakistan Ambassador to China, Masood Khalid said on Friday that both China and Pakistan have agreed to establish nine industrial parks in Pakistan under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework and hoped that at least two or three special economic zones could be built this year.
“Outcome of the CPEC is the establishment of many industrial parks and special economic zones. Both the countries have agreed to establish nine industrial parks in Pakistan,” he said in an exclusive interview with the Chinese Edition of “Chine.com.cn.”
He said that China’s experience in establishing special economic zones has been very successful, he said and added, “We hope that at least two or three special economic zones can be built this year, which means that we will build manufacturing centers, joint ventures, which will give people employment opportunities,” he added.
Ambassador Khalid said that the CPEC has …