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Pakistani security forces were Attacked in Sorab, BLF claims Responsibility

Pakistani security forces were Attacked in Sorab, BLF claims Responsibility.
30'June 2019(Current Balochistan)Pakistani Fronter Corps (FC) two vehicles were attacked in Sorab area of Kalat.According to the details received to Current Balochistan, Pakistani Fronter Corps (FC) two vehicles were attacked near Main Bazar Petrol Pump in Sorab.Government offical have not confirm this attack yet.Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF) claimed responsibility for this Attack.Balochistan Liberation Front's spokesperson Major Gwahram Baloch released a statement in media, said that our Freedom fighter have attacked Two Vehicles of Fronter Corps (FC) while they were patrolling, where several FC Personnel were killed and injured.The organisation has carried out several attacks in the area in past too.http://cubalochistan.home.blog/2019/06/30/pakistani-security-forces-were-attacked-in-sorab-blf-claims-responsibility/

Quetta celebrated the Hazara Culture Day on Saturday after a gap of 20 years

Hazara Culture Day after a 20-year gap

JUNE 25, 2019
Quetta celebrated the Hazara Culture Day on Saturday after a gap of 20 years, with senior provincial leaders attending and learning about Hazara culture, history, music and traditions. The event was jointly hosted by the Balochistan Culture Ministry and Hazara Democratic Party. It was inaugurated by Baloch Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan. Speaking at the event, Jan Kamal Khan underscored the importance of investing in people. “We need to support the progress of culture and sport,” he urged. “A society is recognised by its culture,” he said, adding that the beauty of this world is that it has many different flowers. “Pakistan too has many flowers, he said, referring to cultural traditions. “There are lots of countries where they have not forgotten their culture,” he explained, adding that in China, France and Japan, they make films in their own languages.


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Ethnic profiling?

EditorialJune 30, 2019

THE Rawalpindi administration’s recent move to surveil small hotels and cafes owned by Quetta natives settled in the capital has all the trappings of ethnic profiling. After the regional police officer issued orders to ‘obtain details’ about the employees and owners of these ventures, the small business owners say they are feeling harassed by the frequent visits of officials in plain clothes who claim to be from different departments. Despite being provided identification and registration documents, police and intelligence officials continue to frequent the hotels to ask various questions while being plied with tea. The ‘visits’ started after a meeting took place between police and intelligence officials in which they decided to keep an eye on two dozen hotels and cafes as they feared these premises could be used by ‘miscreants for unlawful activities’.While there indeed exists a justified fear of security threats in a country like Pakistan, selecting enterprises…

Why PM Modi’s victory made Gilgit-Baltistan happy

Senge Hasnan SeringUpdated : June 29, 2019, 7:54 PMA smooth sailing for the Bharatiya Janata Party is in the offing after the parliamentary elections, as Indians have awarded their ruling party a second term with a sweeping mandate. The length and breadth of BJP’s vote share confirms the party breaking many stereotypes to claim a convincing victory. The voting pattern shows that despite being called a “Hindu nationalist” party, a large majority of voters in Muslim, Maoist and Adivasi dominated constituencies preferred BJP over its main competitor, the Indian National Congress. The BJP received its largest vote share from both rural and underprivileged areas of the country, and thus shed its label as a party of mercantile and urban interests.The linchpin of BJP’s election manifesto projected an uncompromising attitude towards national security, with a focus on terrorism, border security and Kashmir. The election results prove that the BJP did not have to work too hard to convince the v…

Solar energy could turn the Belt and Road Initiative green

Date:June 27, 2019Source:Cell PressSummary:The region covered by the Belt and Road Initiative has significant potential to be powered by solar energy, researchers report. Less than 4% of the maximum solar potential of the region could meet the BRI's electricity demand for 2030. The research suggests a possible solution to reduce BRI countries' need for fossil fuels as they develop. This is the first time the renewable energy potential of the region is quantified.Share:FULL STORYThe region covered by the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has significant potential to be powered by solar energy, researchers report June 27 in the journal Joule. Less than 4 percent of the maximum solar potential of the region could meet the BRI's electricity demand for 2030. The research suggests a possible solution to reduce BRI countries' need for fossil fuels as they develop. This is the first time the renewable energy potential of the region is quantified.advertisementThe Chinese governmen…

A train to CPEC

Zahid Gishkori June 30, 2019 Leave a commentCPEC-related Railways projects still await the decisions of the PTI governmentFirstly, the plan was about to take off in the mid of 2017. Then, it was declared a non-starter as many high-ups believed it would be abandoned by the new government. In fact, it was put on the back-burner. Now, this much delayed but strategically important scheme again comes into the limelight.Yes, it is all about China-Pakistan Railways corridor. The incumbent government has changed all the previous plans pertaining to the proposed projects of Pakistan Railways planned to be executed under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in 2014, by the then Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government.According to a monographic study, “Pakistan Railways Transport Planning 2014-2030” the PML-N government planned to execute Main-Line-I Project of the Pakistan Railways from Karachi to Peshawar in three different phases which covered around 1872km long route in 2015-1…

Plane carrying anti-Pak banners fly over Headingley cricket ground in Leeds

ANI | Europe | Last Updated at June 29 2019 19:10 IST
A plane flying with anti-Pakistan banners unfurled from it was spotted on Saturday over the Headingley cricket ground here where the World Cup cricket match between Pakistan and Afghanistan was underway.The plane unfurled banners in the sky bearing slogans 'Justice for Balochistan' and 'Help end enforced disappearances in Pakistan', written in big bold black and red letters as part of a campaign organised by Baloch activists to highlight the dire human rights violation in Pakistan."Baloch Republican Party and World Balochorganisation's awareness campaign against enforced disappearances in Pakistan flying banners hovering over Headingley Stadium calling for #EndEnforcedDisappearances during #PAKvAFG cricket match," the World BalochOrganisation tweeted.In another tweet, it said: "The plane in its second run over #PAKvAFG #ICCWorldCup2019 match in Leeds, trailed a banner that read "Justice for #B…

World Cup Central: ICC sees red as planes fly political messages above Headingley

Planes carry political messages during the Afghanistan-Pakistan game Getty ImagesFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerEmail7:30 PM ISTESPNcricinfo staffJune 29An aeroplane appeared above Headingley during the Afghanistan v Pakistan with a message saying "Justice for Balochistan". Not long after, there was another: "Help end disappearances in Pakistan".A big World Cup match, with the international media in attendance, it certainly got the attention it expected, but the ICC isn't too pleased about it."We work with local police forces around the country to prevent this type of incident occurring and were assured that given Headingley is under the flight path for the Leeds Bradford Airport it would not be an issue," an ICC statement read. "We do not condone any sort of political messages at the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup and will work with West Yorkshire police to deal with and understand why this has happened and to ensure it doesn't happen aga…

Why China Has Hundreds Of Empty 'Ghost' Museums

Wade ShepardContributorThe museum looked like a colossal golden jelly bean. The adjacent library was designed to look, literally, like a row of books on a shelf. Across the street was an opera house that appeared to have been modeled from some kind of ancient Silk Road fortress. These magnificent buildings were all aligned along a massive public plaza that was nearly the size of Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, which ran south from the palace-like edifice of the new local government headquarters. Such monumental public works may have come off as normal along the raging boulevards of a vibrant, uber modern big city, but out here in Ordos Kangbashi–a quiet and scantly populated new city rising up from the desert of central China– it was difficult to suspend a surreal feeling of disbelief: why would all of this be built here? I would soon discover that it was all a part of a top-down central government initiative to completely revamp China’s cultural infrastructure.Ordos Museum (Getty) GETTYC…

To whom it may concern

To whom it may concernDear Sir/Madam,I am Sammi Baloch, daughter of Dr. Din Mohammad Baloch. On June 28, 2019, my family sadly marks 10th anniversary of my father’s enforced disappearance, abducted by Pakistani secret intelligence officials. My father, Dr. Din Mohammad Baloch, is a medical doctor and a well-known political activist of Balochistan. My father is a kind, generous and an honest man. He kept us very well and dreamed to educate us. We are residents of Mashkay in district Awaran of Balochistan.    In June 2009, I suffered from a throat infection for which my father took me to Quetta for treatment. He received a call from Ornach hospital in district Khuzdar where he was posted and serving as medical officer. He left me in the hospital and promised to return back soon. On June 28, 2009, we received a call that my father was forcibly disappeared by intelligence officials from Ornach Hospital’s residency. This incident has totally changed and shattered our life. Everything chang…

This Isn’t About Iran. It’s About China. It is about Gwadar port in Balochistan

This Isn’t About Iran. It’s About China. It is about Gwadar port in Balochistan. Whether or not Trump realizes it, the current standoff in the Middle East is about something much bigger than the Gulf.By Robert D. Kaplan
Mr. Kaplan writes about geopolitics.June 26, 2019The two shipping lanes in the Strait of Hormuz, each two miles wide, hold the key to the Persian Gulf and roughly half of the world’s proven oil reserves and production capacity. That is why the recent attacks, widely assumed to have been ordered by Iran, on tankers in the Gulf of Oman, a strategic waterway just outside the Strait, have frayed geopolitical nerves the world over.The Iranians understand that because geography is so precious in the Gulf region, small actions have magnified effects. Likewise, the Americans know that in the constricted waters of the Gulf, their large warships are prone to attacks by Iranian swarm boats, even as Iran’s proximity to Saudi Arabia threatens that fragile kingdom and American ally.…

Enforced disappearance of Dr. Deen Mohammad Baloch completes lengthy duration of ten years

Enforced disappearance of Dr. Deen Mohammad Baloch completes lengthy duration of ten years, support the announced protest demonstrations, references and online campaign of Baloch National Movement: BSO Azad
25'June 2019(Current Balochistan)The Central Spokesperson Baloch Students Organization Azad said in the issued statement that the enforced disappearance of central leader of Baloch National Movement Dr. Deen Mohammad Baloch, who was kidnapped by Pakistani forces and secret services on June 28, 2009, is going to competes it duration of ten long years, but his family has no clue of his whereabouts and well being.The crime of Dr. Deen Mohammad including all enforced disappeared persons is just that they had raised voices against injustices, oppression and barbarism inflicted upon their people. Freedom of speech is the fundamental right of all human being in world. No law, faith and traditions of world permits to snatch the fundamental rights of human being but the fundamental huma…

Enforced disappearance of Dr. Deen Mohammad Baloch completes lengthy duration of ten years

Enforced disappearance of Dr. Deen Mohammad Baloch completes lengthy duration of ten years, support the announced protest demonstrations, references and online campaign of Baloch National Movement: BSO Azad
25'June 2019(Current Balochistan)The Central Spokesperson Baloch Students Organization Azad said in the issued statement that the enforced disappearance of central leader of Baloch National Movement Dr. Deen Mohammad Baloch, who was kidnapped by Pakistani forces and secret services on June 28, 2009, is going to competes it duration of ten long years, but his family has no clue of his whereabouts and well being.The crime of Dr. Deen Mohammad including all enforced disappeared persons is just that they had raised voices against injustices, oppression and barbarism inflicted upon their people. Freedom of speech is the fundamental right of all human being in world. No law, faith and traditions of world permits to snatch the fundamental rights of human being but the fundamental huma…

India needs Chabahar Port more than ever now, but Trump’s reckless behaviour could ruin it

India needs Chabahar Port more than ever now, but Trump’s reckless behaviour could ruin itChina and Pakistan have been working overtime to woo Iran and integrate it into their strategic nexus against India.VINAY KAURAUpdated: 25 June, 2019 10:58 am ISTPM Narendra Modi with Iran President Hassan Rouhani, in New Delhi, 2018 | File photo: PIB

Tensions between the United States and Iran are at an all-time high. And, if hostilities do break out, it would be a huge geopolitical setback for India for multiple reasons, not least because of its impact on oil prices.Ever since President Donald Trump withdrew from the nuclear deal with Iran and re-imposed economic sanctions, pressures have been building. The downing of an American surveillance drone by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps and the subsequent threat by Trump of a retaliatory strike has made matters worse for regional security. Iran has already declared that it would soon breach the limit on nuclear material agreed upon in the …

Full Page advert in Top UK Newspaper calls for an End to Enforced Disappearances in Pakistan

Full Page advert in Top UK Newspaper calls for an End to Enforced Disappearances in Pakistan
24'June 2019(Current Balochistan)A full-page advert in a top UK news has called for an end to Enforced Disappearances in Pakistan. The advert has been published in The Times newspaper, a newspaper which is said to be “an integral and important part of the political structure of Great Britain” with an average daily circulation of 417,298.The advert placed by the World Baloch Organisation and Baloch Republican Party reads in bold letters “ Help End Enforced Disappearances in Pakistan”, highlighting the dire human rights situation in Pakistan, urging for the end of killings, torture and particularly enforced ‘disappearances’  by the Pakistani establishment in Balochistan, Sindh and KPK.This comes as part of a human rights awareness campaign recently jointly initiated by the groups. The campaign has consisted of various outdoor adveritisments including billboards, guerrila advertisments and so…

Another person went missing from Kech, Balochistan.

24'June 2019(Current Balochistan)A person was forcibly disappeared by Pakistani security forces From Mand district Kech.According to the details, yesterday on 23rd June from Bullo Bazar, Mand, Pakistani security forces forcibly disappeared a Baloch youth who is been identified as Noor Bux S/O Lal Bux.After the abuction of the Baloch youth some of civilians conducted a demonstration infront of Security forces camp in Mand.Meanwhile, his whereabouts still remains unknown.Baloch Republican Party and World Baloch Organization has started awareness campign in different areas of London against the illegal Disappearances in Pakistan.According to updates, Today an operation was conducted in Taal area of Hoshab, district kech, where security forces conducted a Military operation with a large number of security personnel but we couldn't confirm the news from our reporters.http://cubalochistan.home.blog/2019/06/24/another-person-went-missing-from-kech-balochistan/

Bolan: A FC personnel killed with a sniper rifle Attack. BLA

25'June 2019(Current Balochistan)An Outpost of Pakistani forces was attacked in Bolan area of Balochistan on Monday, BLA claimed responsibility of the attack.Baloch Liberation Army's spokesperson, Jeeyand Baloch claimed the killing of one Frontier Corps(FC) personnel in Bolan which was a result of an attack targeting the Pakistani military forces there. The exact location of the attack was at Margat, Mansoor where there was a outpost built by the occupying army. He added that, the killing of one Frontier Corps(FC) personnel working at the outpost who died right on the spot.The Spokesperson vowed that such attacks against the Pakistan army and its subordinate forces will continue until Balochistan is a ‘free land’.http://cubalochistan.home.blog/2019/06/24/bolan-a-fc-personnel-killed-with-a-sniper-rifle-attack-bla/

Armed attack on forces in Hub, BLA claims the responsibility.

25'June 2019Pakistani frontier corps (FC) personnel were attacked on Monday early in the night at Hub area of Balochistan.According to the details received at Current Balochistan, Pakistani security forces were attacked in the city of Hub.The spokesman of the Baloch Liberation Army, Jeeyand Baloch, issued a statement in the media from unknown location and accepting the responsibility of the attack targeting the Frontier Corps (FC) at Hub Chowki, an industrial city of Balochistan and briefed the Liberation fighters attacked the security personnel of the Frontier Corps with heavy weapons and hand grenades and several were killed while many left wounded. The spokesperson added that "the security personnel had reached Hub bazaar by Al-javad coach which was coming from Turbat and our fighters were already sitting close to them. Military personnel were attacked when they reached a safe distance from the passenger coach." Baloch Liberation Army accepted the responsibility of t…

Pak supporters ripped posters in support of Balochistan in London

Monday, 24 Jun, 12.29 pmThe battle of Azad Balochistan is now being fought in London. On Sunday, Baloch supporters outside London's Lord's Cricket Ground filed a poster and protested against Pakistan's 'tyranny' in Balochistan. When these posters were placed outside Cricket Ground, then the match was going on between Pakistan and South Africa. After the match ended, Pakistani supporters torn up the posters in support of Balochistan.loading...Last month an agitation was launched in Hannover, Germany for the Balochistan independence and it was named 'Free Balochistan Movement'.In this movement, Baloch supporters demanded a ban on Pakistan's nuclear weapons and a ban on nuclear tests conducted in Balochistan.Baloch supporters have been accused that Pakistan occupied Balochistan on March 27, 1948, and since then the people of Baloch are suffering from atrocities. Baloch complains that the people of Balochistan are killing Pakistan and killing them. Many lea…

Muddar and kappo — traditional local desserts

* Balochi cuisines always bring about a sense of joy and delight not only for the Baloch people, but almost for everyone aroundTilyan AslamJUNE 20, 2019What is more enthralling than a dessert? A dessert no doubt relaxes your brain, calms your body, mediates your spirit and opens up your heart. Every culture has its own traditional desserts which make it different and unique among all cultures.In the same token, Balochi culture along with its rich cuisine is an epitome of diversity.Balochi cuisines always bring about a sense of joy and delight not only for the Baloch people, but almost for everyone around.Nothing can beat the authenticity of Balochi food especially when it comes to sweet dishes and homemade desserts.Balochistan has an enormous variety of desserts to serve, but of those, Muddar and Kappo are never out of trend.Their uniqueness makes them worth-tasting even after decades have passed.Muddar is a very popular dessert of Balochistan which is made from dates.Preparation of m…

FATF on Pakistan

PakistanSince June 2018, when Pakistan made a high-level political commitment to work with the FATF and APG to strengthen its AML/CFT regime and to address its strategic counter-terrorist financing-related deficiencies, Pakistan has taken steps towards improving its AML/CFT regime, including the recent development of its TF risk assessment addendum; however, it does not demonstrate a proper understanding of Pakistan’s transnational TF risk.. Pakistan should continue to work on implementing its action plan to address its strategic deficiencies, including by: (1) adequately demonstrating its proper understanding of the TF risks posed by the terrorist groups , and conducting supervision on a risk-sensitive basis; (2) demonstrating that remedial actions and sanctions are applied in cases of AML/CFT violations, and that these actions have an effect on AML/CFT compliance by financial institutions; (3) demonstrating that competent authorities are cooperating and taking action to identify and…