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BJP’s senior leader calls on Free Balochistan Movement delegation

LONDON: A senior leader of India’s ruling party BJP has held a meeting with a delegation of Free Balochistan Movement (FBM) in London to discuss Balochistan issue on Saturday.Mr. Vijay Jolly, an ex MLA, and Ex. Convenor of Foreign Cell of BJP and the delegation of the Free Balochistan Movement exchanged views about Balochistan situation, Baloch freedom struggle and India’s moral support to Baloch struggle.In their two-hour meeting, FBM activists and BJP leader also discussed Pakistan’s interference in Kashmir, China-Pakistan nexus and its negative effects on the region.Mr. Jolly said that Balochistan is our neighbour and it is India’s responsibility to raise voice for the Baloch nation.Expressing his concerns about growing Chinese influence and advancement in the region Mr. Jolly said that ‘an independent Balochistan can protect India’s national and security interests.’The BJP leader desired that the leader of Free Balochistan Movement, Hyrbyair Marri, should visit India. He also expr…

Baloch dream of freedom can't be stopped- Allah Nazar

ANI | Balochistan (Unknown location)[Pakistan] | Last Updated at May 14 2018 19:05 IST
Baloch nationalist leader Dr. Allah Nazar, who is fighting against Pakistan's illegal occupation of Balochistan, has appeared in a new video committing to continue his struggle for Baloch rights.The video is recorded at an unknown place in Balochistani. He said, "Our national struggle will continue within the framework of International laws and it will reach its logical conclusion in the form of a free Balochistan.""The state of Pakistan has adopted several strategies and intrigues to counter our struggle; hence, the Baloch nation through forming better plans has repulsed all these maneuvers, and this is the prime reason despite the atrocities committed by Pakistan yet the Baloch's national struggle is thriving for the last two decades," said Dr. Allah Nazar, who is also the founder of Baloch Students' Organisation - Azad.He added, "The occupying state of Pakistan…

Around Oman and Qatar in eight days

Naazir MahmoodUnusual tourist destinations, these two Gulf States showcase history and tradition unique only to this regionSultan Qaboos Mosque, Muscat.After Saudi Arabia and other Gulf States imposed a blockade on Qatar, it has become easier for Pakistanis to travel to Doha. When I decided to spend a week or so with friends in Doha, the cheapest flight was by Oman Air, with a stopover at Muscat on the route to Doha.This prompted me to contact my friends in Muscat to see if I could stay with them for a couple of days in Oman. The process was much smoother than I had expected; the visa was duly sent and the price of the return ticket was just Rs60,000, all the way to Doha via Muscat, with a stopover of three days in Oman.The immigration process in Doha is hassle-free and the staff much more efficient than other Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia. The best months to travel to Qatar are between October and March but sometimes even in April the weather can be pleasant.Since Qatar is o…

Learning from China

In today’s changing world, the application of cutting edge technology is fast transforming the governing pattern. The growing role of social media and government websites has also influenced ways of acquiring day-to-day knowledge about the progress of the government’s activities.Embracing the change, the Chinese government led by President Xi Jinping launched a series of programmes to promote information technology and big data development in an effort to reform governance and increase governing capabilities. The new changes thus introduced are fast impacting all aspects of Chinese life, society, economy, politics, military, diplomacy and trade. On the political level the main initiatives include establishing rule of law, granting basic individual rights, investing in higher education and economic resources, making it a win-win situation for all.From the 32nd position in the world trading community in the 1980s – with a per capita income of $250 (less than the per capita income of $28…

Chinese artist Wang Lei brings record of the faces he met along the Silk Road to Beijing's Yishu 8

Source:Global Times Published:Walking the Silk RoadA woman takes a picture of Girl of Luristan by Wang Lei Photo: Xu Liuliu/GT

From China's Datong, to Tehran in Iran and on to Tashkent in Uzbekistan… Chinese artist Wang Lei spent the last few years hiking to multiple places along the world-renowned Silk Road, recording the faces that he has seen along the way in his paintings.  Three years after he made his first trip to Datong, Shanxi Province, the artist has collected the portraits he made on his journey and put them on display at a new exhibition at Beijing's Yishu 8. Opened on Saturday and set to run until June 10, the Faces exhibition is Wang's first showcase in the past few years and comes just in time for the fifth anniversary for China's Belt and Road initiative."It was not an inspiration-seeking trip, but an artistic expression that incorporated walking. Walking and painting while walking," the artist explained at the opening of the exhibition."A…

OMAN: Sultanate keen on joining China’s Silk Road initiative

May 27, 2018 | 10:31 PMBy ONA
Muscat: The trend of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said and Xi Jinping, President of the friendly People’s Republic of China to establish strategic partnership between the two countries stresses the deep-rooted relations between the two friendly countries. It is also an important step for these relations which move steadily to achieve more mutual interests in the various fields.The trend to establish strategic partnership between the Sultanate and the friendly People’s Republic of China marks the 40th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations on May 25, 1978.

The promotion of the Omani-Sino relations to strategic partnership level, which came at this important anniversary, emanates from the deep appreciation of His Majesty the Sultan and the Chinese President to the remarkable progress made by these relations in light of the actual need to develop it.This remarkable progress is based on solid bases in the bilateral relations. These bases are connecte…

China’s Arctic Road Initiative

As part of Belt and Road, China is looking for a way to navigate the ArcticMay 27, 2018 12:50, Last Updated: May 27, 2018 18:53An icebreaker in the Arctic in this file photo. China has great plans to get involved in arctic strategy. (iStock Photo)By James Jay Carafano, Geopolitical Intelligence ServicesIn 2017, the Chinese regime released a document titled “Vision for Maritime Cooperation Under the Belt and Road Initiative.” It included an idea for an Arctic link between China and Western Europe, complementing the regime’s other plans to construct infrastructure and trade routes connecting the country with Central Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.China’s ambitions were further developed in a white paper released this January, which emphasized the importance of economic and scientific development in the Arctic strategy. And while there is global interest in Chinese investments in infrastructure, there is also growing concern.Other players are concerned about Beijing’s strategic intent…

2.6 million women in Balochistan are deprived of right to vote: Women activists

QUETTA: Women Rights activists on Saturday said that 2.6 million women in Balochistan are deprived of right to vote and millions more will be unable to vote if necessary arrangements are not done for their registration.Sana Durrani President Balochistan Women Network (BWN) and Mis Haleema Chairperson Health and Rural Development (HARD) and Gul Khan Nseer  in a press conference at Quetta Press Club demanded NADRA to increase the number of mobile Registration Vans to register more women for provision of Computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs) from National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra).Sana Durrani asked for reduction in the fee charges of registering CNICs at minimum level in order to provide facilities to poor women and their family members for availing CNICs.“The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) should work with political parties and Civil Society Organization (CSOs) to assist in voting registration in order to ensure women voting in upcoming general and local…

1st section of CPEC's largest superhighway inaugurated in Pakistan's Punjab

Source: Xinhua| 2018-05-27 00:32:29|Editor: LiangyuPhoto taken on May 25, 2018 shows the Multan-Shujaabad section of Multan-Sukkur Motorway in Multan, Pakistan. Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday inaugurated the first section of the 392-km Multan-Sukkur Motorway, the largest transportation infrastructure project under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Multan in the country's eastern Punjab province. (Xinhua/Ahmad Kamal)MULTAN, Pakistan, May 27 (Xinhua) -- Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday inaugurated the first section of the 392-km Multan-Sukkur Motorway, the largest transportation infrastructure project under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Multan in the country's eastern Punjab province.The prime minister opened the 33-km section spanned from Multan to Shujaabad city for public, which was completed well before the stipulated time.The six-lane superhighway will connect the country's southern port c…