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US $474 mln invested by 30 companies in Gwadar free zone

APP1:52 PM | January 20, 2019
Aound 30 companies have so far invested in the Gwadar Free Zone, with direct investment of about  US $ 474 million, according to official sources on Sunday.READ MORE: Liverpool keep atop Premier League, Arsenal, Man United winThe Gwadar Free Zone, being developed by a Chinese company, is located in the northern part of  Gwadar, about 7km away from the port.The planned development period is from 2015 to 2030 and is divided into four phases. The pilot phase of  the free zone has already been completed. The 923-hectare Free Zone includes an initial area (25 hectares)  and the northern area (898 hectares).The initial area is located in the west of the existing port. Its main purpose is to play a pilot role in  setting up industries and to increase cargo capacity for the port.The construction of the initial area includes a few projects: infrastructure, business center, trade  exhibition hall, cold storage and warehouse. By January of 2018, all those constructio…

No such thing as career counselling in Balochistan

Adnan MaqsoodJANUARY 21, 2019For a student, career counselling is the first step to start his/her journey of education greatly.A room needs to have a strong basic, which does not let it fall down easily. Likewise, the students need to get career counselling classes from their basics, I mean from their school lives. I mostly observed that Baloch youth has been getting troubles due to not having career counselling while they go further to get higher education.Once, one of my brother’s friends was asked by his teacher in FA what he wanted to do in future and he said he wanted to become a doctor. His teacher pointed out how it was impossible for him to become a doctor by taking FA. Here, the problem was lack of career counselling which pushed him in a direction where he could not pursue what he wanted to take up in future. He was not the only student in Balochistan without career counselling. Like him, thousands of students are suffering.When someone talks about the natural resources of o…

Chinese Regime Enables Huawei’s Overseas Expansion Through One Belt, One Road Initiative

BY FRANK FANG, EPOCH TIMESJanuary 20, 2019 Updated: January 20, 2019Embattled Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has been able to expand its business internationally despite concerns about the security of its equipment that many governments around the world have voiced.Huawei successfully transformed from a small Chinese company to one of the biggest tech giants in the world because it serves the interests of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP): providing the advanced technology the Party needs to exert its political clout globally, while assisting the Chinese regime in carrying out surveillance and spying activities. Huawei was able to grow its presence in global tech sectors because the company has been piggybacking off China’s foreign policy initiative, “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR, Belt and Road), in recent years. Beijing rolled out “One Belt, One Road” in 2013. The initiative is an aggressive plan to build up trade routes connecting China, Southeast Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America…

Chinese Regime Enables Huawei’s Overseas Expansion Through One Belt, One Road Initiative

BY FRANK FANG, EPOCH TIMESJanuary 20, 2019 Updated: January 20, 2019Embattled Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has been able to expand its business internationally despite concerns about the security of its equipment that many governments around the world have voiced.Huawei successfully transformed from a small Chinese company to one of the biggest tech giants in the world because it serves the interests of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP): providing the advanced technology the Party needs to exert its political clout globally, while assisting the Chinese regime in carrying out surveillance and spying activities. Huawei was able to grow its presence in global tech sectors because the company has been piggybacking off China’s foreign policy initiative, “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR, Belt and Road), in recent years. Beijing rolled out “One Belt, One Road” in 2013. The initiative is an aggressive plan to build up trade routes connecting China, Southeast Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America…

CPEC scope to be widened, says Bakhtiar

Mansoor MalikUpdated January 21, 2019
Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Khusro Bakhtiar says Pakistan will reinforce economic growth to get out of low income countries’ group. — File photoLAHORE: Pakistan has decided to widen the scope of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), says Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Khusro Bakhtiar.Unveiling the CPEC’s new vision during a news conference here on Sunday, he said Pakistan and China had signed agreements for industrial, agriculture and socio-economic development projects under the CPEC.Mr Bakhtiar said Pakistan would reinforce its economic growth and if everything went as per plans the country would jump from the low-income countries’ group to the middle-income countries’ group in the next three to five years.He said the CPEC’s Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) meeting in Beijing had agreed to expand the corridor project with industrial, agriculture and socio-economic developments, besides promoting the petr…

Kech: 17-year-old boy picked up by Pakistani forces

January 20, 20190
From news desk of *(The Balochistan Post)*A young boy has gone missing after being picked up by Pakistani forces

According to the details received by the Balochistan Post, Pakistani forces raided a house on Saturday night in Nazar Abad area of Tump in Kech district. During the raid, forces took away a 17-year-old boy along with them.

The boy was identified as Jaffar S/O Abdul Rasool, a resident of Tump Tehsil.

The family told media that the whereabouts of Jaffar is unknown after his abduction by Pakistani forces last night, and appealed to the authorities to produce him before the court if he has done anything wrong.

Enforced disappearances in Balochistan have been criticized on several occasions by National and International rights campaigns.

Last week, Balochistan government accepted the presence of Missing Persons under the detention of Pakistan’s secret agencies, which he referred as stakeholders, and promised to take them into confidence and produce the Missing…

The Belt and Road Initiative Is a Corruption Bonanza

Despots and crooks are using China’s infrastructure project to stay in power—with Beijing's help.BY WILL DOIG | JANUARY 15, 2019
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (left) shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during the welcome ceremony for the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing on May 15, 2017. (Kenzaburo Fukuhara-Pool/Getty Images) When former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was ousted from office in May 2018, it’s possible that no one was more dismayed than officials in Beijing.After all, Najib had granted China extraordinary access to Malaysia. Across the country, huge China-backed infrastructure projects were being planned or breaking ground. But as China’s presence in Malaysia swelled, a scandal was engulfing the prime minister’s office. Najib was accused of massive corruption linked to the development fund known as 1MDB. As the election neared, his opponent, Mahathir Mohamad, alleged that some of the Chinese money pouring into Malaysia was being used to refill th…

Letter to UNICEF Executive Director

📌 Draw your kind attention
towards children of Balochistan.Ms. Henrietta H. Fore
Executive Director,
UNICEF House
3 United Nations Plaza
New York, New York 10017Subject: To draw your kind attention towards children of Balochistan.Dear Ms. ForeI am writing to you to draw the attention of your institution towards the condition of children in Balochistan. Despite having infinite natural resources, strategic and lengthy coastal line and important geographic location, more than 71% people of Balochistan are living under the poverty line. The reason is state's exploitive policies.Balochistan became a war zone due to policies of Pakistan's military establishment towards the indigenous people of Balochistan. The situation of some areas is extremely worrisome where people, instead of demanding fundamental rights for their
children, are deprived of right to life itself.
The children are deprived of their fundamental rights i.e health and education. Moreover, they are suffering of malnutrition…

Quote of the day: On role of Baloch Intellectuals

" I feel that the responsibility of Baloch intellectuals and activists rises in proportion with the increase in Pakistani brutality. The situation that the Baloch face today should have seen hundreds Atta Shads, Gul Khan Naseers, Syed Zahoor Hashmis rise from their ranks but unfortunately the efforts have become limited to the social media, not that social media is unimportant but when one see it dispassionately one realizes that a Tweet is after all only a Tweet it doesn’t add to the literature, history or the culture of Baloch struggle. Unless the Baloch poets, writers and intellectuals preserve and promote this heroic struggle with their poems, novels, stories and non-fiction writings this already largely unknown struggle will fade away into oblivion. Twitter and other social media are tactical weapons with limited life while the literature and arts that Baloch intellectuals will produce will be the strategic weapon with an eternal life."Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur

Xiongan: A land-powered economy in the making

Updated 2019-01-20 14:26 GMT+8
By Wang XiaonanXiongan has come under the spotlight again as Chinese President Xi Jinping paid his second visit to the new area, which is currently under construction. The last time Xi went there was in February 2017 when preparation was underway for the establishment of a future city sprawling across the three counties of Xiongxian, Rongcheng and Anxin in Hebei Province.Back then, the once quiet towns under the city of Baoding rose to prominence overnight. Over the past two years, Xiongan has been a buzzword for media outlets world, and also the talk of the town throughout China. Local residents consider the policy a pie from the sky that will bring them jobs, high-quality education and healthcare services as well as a better environment.Reports on everything about Xiongan, from housing prices to rust belt rejuvenation to ecological civilization, have continued to make the headlines.A land power renaissanceXiongan's rise is symbolic of China's fo…