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11 persons went Missing From Different areas Balochistan.

29'May 2019(Current Balochistan)11 people forcibly disappeared by the hands of Pakistani security forces from Gwadar and kech.According to the sources, on 28'March Pakistani forces conducted an operation in Kashth Kolwah, kech, violent military personnel tortured women and children and Abucted 7 persons namely Cherag S/o Mohammad, Luqman S/o Dad Mohammad, Sageer S/o Dil Murad, Tapu S/o Dil Murad, Majid S/o Shah'Dost, Arif S/o Gazzu, & Wajidad R/o Kulwah and shifted them to military camp.Meanwhile from Hirronk, kech forces also raided a house and abducted a person namely Ali S/o Hussain R/o Hirronk Kech.According to a update received to Current Balochistan's correspondent That Pakistani forces raided in Naya'abad an area of Gwadar at late night on 28'May and abducted 3 Baloch Civilians who have identified as Imran S/o Lal Bux, Kamran S/o Lal Bux & Naguman S/o Sabzal.Enforced disappearances that started in the early 2000s have never slowed down in Baloch…

China’s ‘silk road’ plan could boost worldwide economy by $7.1trn annually

By:Sam Courtney-Guy28 May 19China’s sprawling Belt and Road Initiative could boost the global economy to the tune of $7.1trn a year by 2040, or 4.2% of expected global GDP.This is according to the consultancy the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr), which also calculated 56 countries will see their economies boosted by more than $10bn a year in 2040, in a report released yesterday on the project.After China, the Cebr has predicted the US will be the largest single potential beneficiary in absolute terms – with a boost of 1.4% to US GDP - of the initiative even through it has not signed up to be part of it.“This is because of the sheer size of the US economy, which means that it gains from the indirect effects of world GDP being boosted,” the consultancy noted.The London-based analysts said the greatest proportional impacts will be felt by Mongolia, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia.Cebr Deputy Chairman Douglas McWilliams said: “This is a transformative economic project tha…

China tries to win over critics of the new Silk Road

Hambantota port was taken into Chinese hands after Sri Lanka defaulted on debt payments.Image: REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds29 May 2019Syed Munir KhasruChairman, Institute for Policy, Advocacy and GovernanceChina has invested billions of dollars in building highways, ports, and railways in more than 60 countries since 2013, as part of its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). In many countries, however, BRI is facing a backlash. Chinese-financed projects have been trimmed, suspended, or put under increased scrutiny in Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Malaysia, over an alleged debt trap and unscrupulous dealings.In 2017, Hambantota port in Sri Lanka was taken into Chinese hands, along with 69 square kilometres of land, after the government defaulted on debt payments. Pakistan, reeling from a balance of payments crisis, has asked for retrenchment of and easier terms on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).BRI has become a cause of concern for its impact on the more vulnerabl…

Xi's Belt-Road Initiative: Recalibration, Strategic Imperatives

G G DwivediMaj. Gen. G. G. Dwivedi (Retd.) has served as Defence Attaché in China, Mongolia and North Korea; has commanded a Division in the North East; and is currently Professor of International Studies at Aligarh Muslim University.
May 22, 2019The second Belt-Road Forum (BRF) was held in Beijing from 25-27 April 2019. The three-day event was organized to promote the ‘Belt-Road Initiative’ (BRI) - President Xi Jinping’s multi-trillion-dollar infrastructure development and investment venture. The Summit was attended by 40 global leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, China’s two closest allies. The gathering was larger than the first Summit held in 2017, which had just 29 participants. Among the new entrants were Austria, Portugal, the United Arab Emirates, Singapore and Thailand. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte became the first G7 leader to join the BRI. India stayed out for the second time on grounds of sovereignty given t…

CPEC cannot transform Pakistan’s growth path

Pakistan must embark on other economic reforms such as increasing tax revenues, measures to attract FDI, more investments in education, health, science and technology to increase local productivity, introducing cashless digital economy and setting up...
Unless Pakistan takes measures to establish a peace economy, attract foreign direct investment, and expand its regional connectivity, the hopes of CPEC transforming the country’s economy will remain a pipe dream. (Bloomberg)Updated: May 27, 2019 14:53 ISTBy Yogesh GuptaWhen the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was announced in 2015, former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called it a game changer for the country and the South Asian region. Four years later, that excitement over the project has considerably abated as Pakistan is beset with mounting debt, stagnant domestic revenues and increasing pressures on its balance of payments. Unless Pakistan takes measures to establish a peace economy, attract foreign direct investment,…

Pakistan, China launch mega CPEC projects

PakistanWeb DeskMon, May 27, 2019
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan Sunday launched four mega development projects in the fields of energy, technology and education under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).Both the leaders unveiled the plaques of the four mega projects at a ceremony held here during the visit of the Chinese vice president.The ceremony was also attended by Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Planning Minister Khusro Bakhtiar, Finance Advisor Abdul Hafeez Sheikh and members of the Chinese delegation.Under the first project, a transmission line of 660kv would be laid between Matiari and Lahore to transmit power from coal based plants located at Thar, Port Qasim and Hub. The project would have the capacity to supply 2000 MW with 10 percent overloaded capability for two hours.They unveiled the plaque for Rashakai Special Economic Zone (RSEZ) project to promote industrialization through optimally priced, world-cla…

Rawalpindi To Be Blamed If Balochistan Becomes Another Bangladesh

Rawalpindi To Be Blamed If Balochistan Becomes Another Bangladesh – OpEdByEurAsian Times -May 27, 2019Balochistan is once again in the grip of deadly violence after consecutive bombings and terror attacks. At least three people, including a prayer leader, were recently killed and 28 wounded in a remotely-controlled explosion inside a mosque in Balochistan.CONSECUTIVE ATTACKS IN BALOCHISTAN PROMPTS PAKISTAN ARMY TO RAISES SPECIAL DIVISION TO GUARD CPEC PROJECT

According to security sources, the target was a religious cleric, while the bombing itself was a result of Taliban infighting. However, this information has not been independently confirmed. Given the nature of the attack, however, it is apparent this is the work of a religious fanatic group.Pashtoonabad is located on the outskirts of Quetta and is predominantly populated by Afghan immigrants and refugees. The town has witnessed many deadly attacks in the past, while policemen have frequently become the victims in such attacks.Ho…