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The fraudulent annexation and illegal occupation of Balochistan by Pakistan

The fraudulent annexation and illegal occupation of Balochistan by Pakistan.March 27th, A Black day. Every year March 27th is observed as a black day in Balochistan and in Diaspora among the Baloch people to mark the illegal and unjust occupation of their motherland Balochistan by Pakistan’s terrorist army.Balochistan, an independent and sovereign state was forcefully occupied against the will and mandate of Baloch people by Pakistan’s terrorist army and annexed into the newly created terrorist state of Pakistan, violating all the international laws and norms.Mr. Jinnah, the dog lover, heavy smoker and drinker, who was struggling with tuberculosis during his last days of his life was the main culprit and criminal who was hired by Khan Kalat, the ruler of Balochistan, to represent Balochistan’s case, but instead, he betrayed Khan and forced him to merge Balochistan with Pakistan against the bicameral Baloch unanimous popular vote and mandate.Both the upper and lower houses of Balochist…

WHY BORROWERS ON CHINA’S BELT AND ROAD WILL GO FROM EUPHORIA TO DEPRESSION

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WHY BORROWERS ON CHINA’S BELT AND ROAD WILL GO FROM EUPHORIA TO DEPRESSIONBY TOM HOLLAND26 MAR 2018China is investing heavily in international infrastructure projects to advance its own interests, but when the bills come due the deals may wreak havoc on poorer nations with nowhere to turn 90Chinese People's Liberation Army personnel attend the opening ceremony of China's new military base in Djibouti. Photo: AFPUntil very recently, the dusty African territory of Djibouti was best known to the wider world for its inhabitants’ habit of chewing khat. Each day, as the heat of the afternoon mounts, the men of Djibouti gather in sociable groups, wad a few leaves of the East African shrub Catha edulis into their cheeks, and chew until they descend – or ascend – into a mild euphoria. Either way, no more work is done for the day. As a result, very little work ever gets done…

China wants to conquer the world, and several countries are now swimming in debt to it

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China wants to conquer the world, and several countries are now swimming in debt to itMARCH 25, 20186:46am
China has won the South China SeaGavin Fernandonews.com.auCHINA is out to conquer the world, and many have already fallen victim to its game.The rising superpower has been asserting itself on the global stage for well over a decade, with its Belt and Road Initiative, part of its aim to become a central player.But recent data from the Centre for Global Development (CGD), an international think tank, suggests its program has already left eight countries swimming in debt: Djibouti, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, the Maldives, Mongolia, Montenegro, Pakistan and Tajikistan.READ MORE: Why China, not Russia, is our biggest threatAfter borrowing money from China for infrastructure projects, these countries are now pushing …

The Belt and Road Initiative: Is China Putting Its Money Where its Mouth Is?

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Publication: China Brief Volume: 18 Issue: 5By: Johan van de VenMarch 26, 2018 06:00 AM Age: 18 hoursIranian officials applaud as the first train connecting China and Iran arrives at Tehran Railway Station on February 15, 2016.Five years after it entered discussions surrounding China’s foreign policy, the Belt and Road Initiative remains a subject of political priority and public attention. Beijing has recently made a habit of attempting to persuade visiting heads of state to offer formal endorsement of the initiative, as Emmanuel Macron, Theresa May, and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte have all found. Major international banks, among them Standard Chartered and Deutsche Bank, have signed on to Belt and Road-themed programs, while public attention towards the initiative continues to grow after a May 2017 spike. [1] Against this backdrop, it seems only natural that new project openings and capital commitments …

China needs 'new narrative' for Belt and Road Initiative for it to reap dividends, says economist

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China needs 'new narrative' for Belt and Road Initiative for it to reap dividends, says economistChinese President Xi Jinping delivers his speech during the welcoming banquet for the Belt and Road Forum at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 14, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERSPUBLISHEDMAR 26, 2018, 8:26 PM SGTDanson Cheong
SINGAPORE - China needs to come up with a new narrative for its marquee Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) if it wants the mega-project to reap financial and political dividends, a visiting international business scholar said on Monday (March 26).University of Michigan economist Linda Lim said that the BRI in its current form is viewed by participating countries as exploitative and not mutually beneficial, and would be unlikely to enhance China's soft power."BRI projects are financially and politically risky. In economic terms, it…

Women empowerment in rural Balochistan: Applause is louder and real when men and women clap together as equals

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Women empowerment in rural Balochistan: Applause is louder and real when men and women clap together as equals

Seeing women participate in the community in Kech District is a very encouraging indication of moving towards women’s empowerment in the rural areas of Balochistan. PHOTO: KHALIDA BROHIIn December 2017, I paid a visit to the Kech District in Balochistan, during which I had a very stimulating interaction with members of the community organisations formed by the National Rural Support Programme (NRSP). However, the biggest surprise for me undeniably was to see the social mobilisation of local women, as they participated in the meetings alongside the male members of their village.Such a high rate of female participation in these meetings was a shock, to say the least, particularly given the conservative nature of the province of Ba…

Status of Working women in LasBela

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Status of working in District LasbelaBy: Ejaz MagsiThere is no training activity for women working in the factories in Balochistan, so their awareness of labor rights is only a dream. These working women, like other parts of the country are prone to sexual harassment and discrimination. The situation of public transport is very grim, though there are partitions, but often women feel uncomfortable while traveling by the coaches and busses.On the other hand, only few large organizations have provided separate toilets, but the child care facility is totally nonexistent. There is no bus stop with shads, only one in front of Gatron industries exists, but that too is far from work places, and built for all genders without any partition. While in hub city there is only one waiting shad for women. As factory workers come from different areas and they use different waiting stop so there should be many waiting shades according…

70th anniversary of Pakistani occupation of Balochistan observed in Canada

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70th anniversary of Pakistani occupation of Balochistan observed in CanadaANI | Toronto [Canada] | Last Updated at March 26 2018 14:05 IST
A group of Baloch political and student activists in Canada gathered at Fairview Library in Toronto to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Pakistan's occupation of the land of the Baloch people.The event organized by Baloch National Movement (BNM) was supported by Sindhi, Pashtun, Kashmiri, Kurd and other human rights activists.Speaking at the event, Zaffar Baloch, President, Baloch National Movement - North America said, "The seven decades of Baloch struggle has witnessed worst forms of military operations under military and civilian rulers; General Zia-ul-Haq's Islamization of society to counter secular politics; rise of Taliban and the jihadist terror outfits; and of course the Chinese milita…

Compared to nomadic communities, Silk Road cities were urban food deserts, study finds

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Compared to nomadic communities, Silk Road cities were urban food deserts, study findsBy Gerry Everding  March 26, 2018

Market stall in the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar (Xinjiang, China) in 2003. (Photo: Michael Frachetti/Washington University)Like passionate foodies who know the best places to eat in every town, Silk Road nomads may have been the gastronomic elites of the Medieval Ages, enjoying diets much more diverse than their sedentary urban counterparts, suggests a new collaborative study from Washington University in St. Louis, the Institute of Archaeology in Samarkand, Uzbekistan and Kiel University in Germany.“Historians have long thought that urban centers along the Silk Road were cosmopolitan melting pots where culinary and cultural influences from far off places came together, but our research shows that nomadic communities were probably the real movers…

Baltic Ports see business opportunities inherent in Polar Silk Road to China

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Baltic Ports see business opportunities inherent in Polar Silk Road to ChinaBy: Manik Mehta | Issue #666 | Mar 26 2018 at 03:23 PM | Channel(s): Ports & TerminalsPortsPorts in the Baltic region are building up an effective trading route, the Polar Silk Road, to China with some Nordic shippers touting it as a “win-win” situation. While the hyperbole may mask some of the infrastructure issues that still need to be sorted out, the Baltic ports see business opportunities inherent in the Polar Silk Road to increase their tonnage volume resulting from rising trade with China.Norway’s port town of Kirkenes which is striving to become a hub on the Polar Silk Road linking China, illustrates the point. Finland and Norway are toying with constructing the ambitious Arctic railway linking the North Finnish town of Rovaniemi with Norway’s Kirkenes port close to the Russian borders.The r…

Traces of Nimrod found in Pakistan’s Gwadar?

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Traces of Nimrod found in Pakistan’s Gwadar?ListenPhoto: BBC UrduGWADAR: The locals, as part of their illusionary beliefs, claimed to have found traces of Nimrod here in Pakistan in the face of an ancient gate named ‘Sutak Deen Dar’ some 150 kilometres from Gwadar city.The dilapidated, burned-down gate was built around 3500 BC and used to link the Makran Coast with Mesopotamia, a BBC Urdu reportquoted a local and experts as saying.The gate symbolises a corridor and is considered as the resting place of Nimrod by their elders, informed an area resident Dad Raheem.Raheem stated that he is the sole care-taker of the place and he learnt about its significance with time. My grandfather and great grandfather used to tell me about this, he said.The area around the gate is known as Meerani bazar and houses almost 5000 people.The gate was initially discovered in 1875 but somehow was believed to be haunted which …

Ambassador Yao Jing, NSA Janjua promote CPEC

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PAKISTANAmbassador Yao Jing, NSA Janjua promote CPECStaff ReportMARCH 27, 2018ISLAMABAD: Chinese Ambassador H.E. Mr Yao Jing spoke to National Security Adviser (NSA) Lt. Gen (R) Nasser Khan Janjua on Monday. Matters regarding bilateral relationship between China and Pakistan, particularly CPEC were discussed.NSA said that Pakistan and China shared remarkable and exceptional relationship. “We regard China as most reliable friend and partner,” he said. The envoy expressed his satisfaction over the mutual cooperation and said that Chinese Government is keen to enhance bilateral cooperation with Pakistan in multidimensional spheres.They examined various aspects regarding China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).“China holds faith on building of economic corridor as conducive for promoting connectivity and shared prosperity of the entire region. CPEC is a key to regional prosperity and sustainable peace in the regi…

India may tone down its criticism on BRI, will oppose only CPEC

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India may tone down its criticism on BRI, will oppose only CPECAnirban Bhaumik, DH News Service, New Delhi Mar 26 2018, 21:56 IST
India may tone down its criticism on Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) of Chinese President Xi Jinping, limiting its opposition only to its key component China-Pakistan Economic Corridor - at least publicly.With the two neighbouring nations trying to bring their troubled ties back on track, New Delhi may avoid criticising the BRI as a whole in public, but limit its opposition only to the CPEC, which infringes on the sovereignty of India, sources told the DH.New Delhi has since long been opposing China's BRI, arguing that the cross-continental connectivity initiative should have been "based on universally recognised international norms, good governance, rule of law, openness, transparency and equality".India is particularly opposed to the BRI'…