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Panjgur: Unknown armed personnel attacked forces on CPEC route.

1'April 2019*(Current Balochistan)*According to Government officials two died.Current Balochistan received confirmation news unknown armed personnel attacked forces convey on CPEC route. Forces convey came under attack in Sabz'Aap. Levies officials confirmed two forces personnel died.After the attack a huge convey came at the attack place.Before this on CPEC route froces convey and checkposts were always attacked by Baloch freedom fighters but this attack has not been confirmed yet.https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=311615179501597&id=132825120713938

THE GREAT GAME MOVES TO SEA: TRIPOLAR COMPETITION IN THE INDIAN OCEAN REGION

THE GREAT GAME MOVES TO SEA: TRIPOLAR COMPETITION IN THE INDIAN OCEAN REGIONHARRY I. HANNAHAPRIL 1, 2019SPECIAL SERIES - SOUTHERN (DIS)COMFORTEditor’s Note: This is the 25th installment of “Southern (Dis)Comfort,” a series from War on the Rocks and the Stimson Center. The series seeks to unpack the dynamics of intensifying competition — military, economic, diplomatic — in Southern Asia, principally between China, India, Pakistan, and the United States. Catch up on the rest of the series.Three major powers — which together account for nearly half of the global economy — are vying for influence in the Indian Ocean arena. India, China, and the United States each view the region through their own geostrategic frameworks, ensuring intense jostling at best or conflict at worst. India has the “Security and Growth for all the Region” framework, a combination of its Act (or Look) East and the Think West policies. China has the Maritime Silk Road, which is half of the Belt and Road Initiative. …

China’s Belt and Road property boom cools off

Financial TimesInternational investment in commercial real estate almost halves from 2016 peak Gwadar Port in Pakistan is seen as an important hub on China's Belt and Road Don Weinland in Beijing A global real estate boom fueled by China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative has slowed to a crawl, as Beijing seeks to rein in rogue building projects across the developing world. So far this year, less than $1bn has been invested into overseas commercial property projects by Chinese developers in designated BRI countries. That puts this year’s total on track to be far below last year’s figure of about $14bn, and marks another sharp drop from the peak of $23.6bn in 2016, according to data compiled by Washington-based consulting firm RWR Advisory. When China announced its $1tn plan to build bridges, roads and ports in emerging markets starting in 2013, it also unleashed a wave of investments into hotels, office buildings and casinos from Mongolia to Montenegro — an unintended consequenc…

Mass graves in Balochistan

Image for representation. Photograph:( ANI )

ANIQuetta, PakistanMar 31, 2019, 05.13 PM (IST)Quetta, a few days ago. In the Dasht Tera Mil area, volunteers of the Edhi Foundation buried twelve dead bodies without any identification. The bodies were decomposed beyond recognition and no DNA test had been done on them by the authorities.According to the volunteers, it is not the first time that they are forced to bury unknown bodies recovered from the streets and the fields of Balochistan. Last time was in January when 10 unidentified bodies had been buried in the same area by the same volunteers.It is not uncommon, unfortunately, to find mutilated dead bodies, in various stages of decomposition and beyond recognition, dotting the roads of Balochistan. It is part of the nefarious 'kill and dump' policy of Pakistani intelligence agencies, highlighted time and again by human rights organisations- both national and international.Mass graves were found in Balochistan for the first time…

In Pakistan, companies, entrepreneurs flock to Gwardar port free zone

China Daily | Updated: 2019-04-01 09:14

A general view of the port before the inauguration of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor port in Gwadar. CAREN FIROUZ/REUTERSGWADAR, Pakistan - Witnessing increasing business for his bank in Gwadar port, a formerly remote fishing village in Balochistan province in southwestern Pakistan, Shakeeb Yusuf said he made the right choice as the robust business growth helped pave the way toward his promotion.Yusuf has been promoted to the full-time manager of Habib Bank Private Limited's (HBL) branch at the port's free zone after he managed to sign contracts with international business groups to handle their finances in Gwadar.The manager, who was introducing his bank's products and services Friday at a booth set up at the second international exposition held in the port's free zone, told Xinhua that his branch has opened at least seven active company accounts and over 500 individual accounts during past year. The companies and individua…

BRA commander Assad Yousaf embraced martyrdom during Clashes

. *(Current Balochistan)*Asad Yousaf's lose for our party and national struggle is harmful, For the protection of motherland sacrifices of lives will be continue, Beebagr Baloch.Baloch Republican Army's spokesman Beebagr Baloch paid red tribute to Martyr Asad Baloch. Bebagr told that today In Balgathar, Asad Yousaf Aka Shehak Baloch got martyrdom during clashes with forces. He added, Assad Baloch has been embattled in the national struggle against occupied enemy since 9 years. Because of his courage and boldness who was one of the organization's Central commander, He not only defeated enemy in the battlefield but also ordinate the roleplay of organization.He further said, Baloch Republican Army and Balochistan Liberation front's soldiers attacked on forces, The forces convey was more than 20 Vehicles, Many Army soldiers died during clashes with freedom fighters, But Asad Yousaf Fought with boldness and courage got martyrdom, And helped his all comrades to break the ene…