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Police being equipped to deal with challenges: Balochistan IG

The Newspaper's Staff CorrespondentUpdatedNovember 14, 2018
"Police are making all-out efforts to protect the life and property of people despite lack of resources," says IG Butt. — FileQUETTA: Police are making all-out efforts to protect the life and property of people despite lack of resources, Balochistan’s Inspector General of Police Mohsin Butt has said.“We are establishing investigation and intelligence schools to train our force on modern policing techniques for controlling crimes,” he said on Tuesday while addressing a farewell party held for retiring officers.“More than 1,900 recruits are being trained at the Police Training Centre, who will be deployed to police stations short of the required strength after completion of their training,” the IGP added.Those present on the occasion included Additional IGP Chaudhry Manzoor, DIG Headquarters Habib Hussain Imtiaz, DIG Quetta Abdul Razzaq Cheema and DIG CTD Aitzaz Goraya.ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER ADRegarding shuffling …

Baloch Martyrs Day' observed by Baloch activists

ANI | London [UK] / Busan [South Korea] | Last Updated at November 14 2018 21:20 IST
Baloch activists held rallies and seminars all over the world to observe the 'BalochMartyrs Day' on Tuesday.In London, the Baloch National Movementorganised a seminar to pay tributes to the activists killed by Pakistan's army and secret services agencies.In Busan city of South Korea, a protest rally was organized by the Baloch National Movement and Baloch Students Organisation, Azad, on the eve of the Baloch Martyrs Day.
The protesters chanted slogans against Pakistan army's brutalities in Balochistan.The Baloch nation has been commemorating November 13 as 'National Remembrance Day Baloch Martyrs Day' for past few years.This day's significance goes back to November 13, 1839, when the British forces attacked Balochistan and killed Baloch ruler Mir Mehrab Khan Baloch and his comrades.The British then occupied and divided Balochistan into three parts by drawing arbitrary Gold …

Why Young Pakistanis Are Learning Chinese

By investing billions of dollars in Pakistan and dozens of other countries, China is gaining cultural cachet worldwide.SABRINA TOPPA6:00 AM ETStudents in the army-sponsored class at the Karakoram International University in Gilgit.SABRINA TOPPAGILGIT, Pakistan—On a July morning, Saqlain Abbas, 26 years old, stood before rows of students, Mandarin textbook in hand, while a Pakistani soldier sat silently at the back of the classroom with a gun at his side. Hanging on the wall was a collection of idyllic Chinese landscapes—the reddish-orange mountains of Gansu, the placid waters of a lake in Xinjiang. Here, at Karakoram International University, in a remote, rugged terrain that is still contested territory between India and Pakistan, the Pakistani military has been sponsoring free Mandarin courses for indigent students.“Previously, students were more inclined toward English,” Muhammad Ilyas, the director for the university’s Institute of Professional Development, told me. Today, that’s c…

As owner of Gwadar Port, Pakistan may be the boss, not the beggar

By ALI SALMAN ANDANINOVEMBER 14, 2018 5:29 PM (UTC+8)00As has been widely reported, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s hopes for a helping hand from “all-weather friend” China were dashed as he had to return empty-handed from his recent official visit to Beijing. Yet as almighty China finds itself increasingly isolated over its militarization of the South China Sea, Pakistan has an ace up its sleeve: Gwadar Port.With less than US$8 billion in foreign reserves, enough to pay for just seven weeks’ worth of imports, and a ballooning balance-of-payments crisis despite a $6 billion bailout package from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan was counting on China for further assistance. Thus it was hard for Pakistanis to accept the reality – as few had ever thought that it could happen someday – that China ignored Pakistan’s call for aid by saying that more talks were needed before it extended any monetary help.The dailyReportMust-reads from across Asia - directly to your inboxIslamabad’s friendship wit…