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Forcibly disappeared Baloch presented as armed fighters in Rajanpur – BRP

06'July, 2019(Current Balochistan)Geneva: Baloch Republican Party Central spokesman, Mr. Sher Mohammad Bugti, in a statement condemned the forceful and false declaration of the Baloch abducted from Rajanpur as Armed fighters by the Punjab police in press talk on Thursday.Mr. Bugti said that the Pakistan army had claimed arresting of armed fighters from Rajanpur meanwhile the truth is people who were presented in press conference by the police were abducted nine months ago and detained, and now declared as armed fighters.He said that “Hussain Baksh s/o Peer Baksh Mazari was abducted along with his son Rahim Ali Mazari by the Pakistani army from their house in Rajanpur’s Omar Kot area, while Nabi Baksh Mazari and his two sons Balach and Mujahid were abducted by the personnel of secret agencies and Rangers from their house in Wah Majka area” of Punjab’s Rajanpur district.Mr. Sher Muhammad further said that the people who were declared armed and associated with armed organisations we…

China’s Belt and Road Initiative, from the inside looking out

DENGHUA ZHANG JIANWEN YINTo understand the goals of
China’s flagship program means
also considering the perspective
of state-owned enterprises.Freight trains in Mombasa, Kenya have seen investment from the Belt and Road Initiative (Photo: Luis Tato via Getty)Published 2 Jul 2019 14:00   0 Comments ChinaChina's EconomyChina is sparing no efforts in promoting the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which, as Beijing claims, aims to enhance regional connectivity between China and countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, South America and even the Pacific.The role for SOEs is a
two-way process. SEOs
could affect China’s
policy making on the BRI
while receiving policy
guidance from the state.Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOEs) are the main participants in this ambitious program and are playing a leading role in implementation. As of October last year, Chinese SOEs contracted about half of BRI projects by number and more than 70% by project value. So understanding the BRI from the perspective …

China’s Belt and Road Initiative, from the inside looking out

DENGHUA ZHANG JIANWEN YINTo understand the goals of
China’s flagship program means
also considering the perspective
of state-owned enterprises.Freight trains in Mombasa, Kenya have seen investment from the Belt and Road Initiative (Photo: Luis Tato via Getty)Published 2 Jul 2019 14:00   0 Comments ChinaChina's EconomyChina is sparing no efforts in promoting the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which, as Beijing claims, aims to enhance regional connectivity between China and countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, South America and even the Pacific.The role for SOEs is a
two-way process. SEOs
could affect China’s
policy making on the BRI
while receiving policy
guidance from the state.Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOEs) are the main participants in this ambitious program and are playing a leading role in implementation. As of October last year, Chinese SOEs contracted about half of BRI projects by number and more than 70% by project value. So understanding the BRI from the perspective …

Rethinking India’s Approach to China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Zorawar Daulet SinghVol. 54, Issue No. 26-27, 29 Jun, 2019Download PDF Version
Zorawar Daulet Singh (zorawar.dauletsingh@gmail.com) is a fellow at the Centre for Policy Research and the author of Power and Diplomacy: India’s Foreign Policies during the Cold War..The second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in April 2019 witnessed a transformed discourse on China’s grand connectivity initiative. Evoking an agreeable geo-economic vision, the joint communique spoke of “extensive consultation,” “green,” “people-centred and sustainable development” as well as “high quality, sustainable infrastructure” that is “inclusive and broadly beneficial” (Belt and Road Forum 2019a). There is little doubt that China viewed the forum as a platform to exude more responsive and multilateral norms, with Xi Jinping himself acknowledging some of the problems with the initiative. There are three broader trends that might have convinced Beijing that the time was ripe for an adjustment.To begin …

Explained: The Baloch Liberation Army

Kallol BhattacherjeeNEW DELHI, JULY 03, 2019 20:32 ISTUPDATED: JULY 03, 2019 21:32 ISTMORE-INThe Hindu Explains“The Baloch Liberation Army is an armed separatist group that targets security forces and civilians, mainly in ethnic Baloch areas of Pakistan,” U.S. State Department said in a statementThe U.S. on July 2 designated the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) as a terror organisation. “The BLA is an armed separatist group that targets security forces and civilians, mainly in ethnic Baloch areas of Pakistan,” said the U.S. State Department in a statement.The BLA, the armed wing of the Baloch movement, has carried out several violent attacks in Pakistan. It has about 6,000 cadre spread across the Balochistan Province and in the bordering areas of Afghanistan.In the seven decades of the Baloch movement, the BLA has survived the longest. It is borne out of the tradition of armed militants who were earlier indirectly supported by the Marri, Bugti, Mengal and other clans or sardars. The Baloc…