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Kalat Affairs: Archives, British Papers

*Kalat Affairs*[‎303v] (14/172) This item is part of Kalat Affairs 172 images Ref: IOR/L/PS/5/268, ff 297-382 The record is made up of 1 item (86 folios). It was created in 1871. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers. https://www.qdl.qa/en/archive/81055/vdc_100084589627.0x000016

Jam Kamal asks Karachiites to visit not-so-explored places in Balochistan

Thenews.com.pk   Karachi Our Correspondent February 04, 2020 Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan has urged the people and investors in Karachi to give value to the tourist spots in the country, especially the not-so-explored beautiful and historical... Share Next Story >>> Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan has urged the people and investors in Karachi to give value to the tourist spots in the country, especially the not-so-explored beautiful and historical places in Balochistan. He requested the business community to come forward to promote tourism in Pakistan. The Balochistan CM stated this on Monday while addressing a seminar on the prospects of tourism in Balochistan. The programme was organised at a hotel in Karachi by the Balochistan government. Speaking on the occasion, the Balochistan CM said Pakistanis did not need to go abroad for tourism keeping in view a number of tourist destinations present in the country. He said money should be invested “on the rig

Four sons and two daughters are ready to sacrifice for Balochistan after Najid - Bibi Ziba Baloch

Four sons and two daughters are ready to sacrifice for Balochistan after Najid - Bibi Ziba Baloch Feb 03, 2020 Current Balochistan Bibi Zeba Baloch, the mother of Najid Jan, with among the five Baloch youths killed in a clash with a state-supported local armed group in Zamran yesterday, she said that I feel proud for martyrdom of my son. I congratulat to the whole Baloch nation. In a video message to Radio Zrumbesh, Bibi Zeba Baloch said that Najid Jan was martyred for the land. Najid Jan was not my son though he was a son of his mother land. Four months ago, Najid Jan was a groom with my own hands. Today his real mother has made him a groom again, today He is martyred for his mother land. In her message, she said, that I Do not grieve over the martyrdom of my son nor shed tears, my son has been martyred for his homeland. whom are martyred along with Najid Jan also my son as a same pain for me. but martyrdom is essential for the war of freedom. Today, Najid Jan has been martyred. If mo

Balochistan: Another child was died from cancer.

Jan 03, 2020 Current Balochistan Hundreds people, especially young people, have died in different areas till now in Balochistan. According to the reports, a girl died today in Quetta Kili Kambrani after suffering from cancer.  The deceased was identified as Amit al-Khair, daughter of Dr. Ali Ahmad Qambrani The daughter of Dr Ali Ahmed Qambrani, who was in Karachi had been suffering from cancer for two years. While, hundreds of people have been died from cancer in different areas of Balochistan till now.  In the entire region most affected by cancer is Khuzdar, where dozens of young people are suffering from the disease and many have lost their lives. According to medical experts, more than Rs1.5 million is spent on initial diagnosis of the disease while at least Rs20 million is required for complete treatment while the Balochistan is already poverty-stricken and people cannot afford such expensive treatment. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=163172418458832&id=10897317387

Karachi: for the releasing of Baloch missing persons protest will be held - Mama Qadeer

Karachi: for the releasing of Baloch missing persons protest will be held - Mama Qadeer Feb 03, 2020 Current Balochistan Mama Qadeer Baloch, Vice Chairman of Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP), said in a press conference in Karachi capital city of Sindh that VBMP will hold a protest against the disappearance of the missing persons. Mama Qadeer Baloch has been protesting against the disappearance of Balochistan from the Voice of Baloch Missing Persons platform for more than a decade. Mama Qadeer Baloch elaborated on the details of the protest at the Karachi Press Club, saying that on Thursday (February) 6, at 2 pm, a protest will be held in front of the Karachi Press Club by the Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) and relatives of the missing persons. Mama Qadeer Baloch said, "We have demanded that all the missing persons should be released. If anyone is accused, they should be presented to the courts and justice will be fulfilled under the laws of the country but the gove

Pakistani army forcefully 'disappeared' a person from Dera Bugti

Feb 03, 2020 Current Balochistan Pakistani army and intelligence agencies forcefully disappeared a person from Dera Bugti area of Balochistan on Monday at morning and moved him to an undisclosed location. According to details, Pakistani army and intelligence officials raided a house at uch area of ​​Sui and forcibly disappeared a perons. the abductee has been identified as Shado s/o Nadha Bugti. The term ‘forcefully disappeared’ is widely used in Balochistan to connote arrests made by security forces as the arrested are not presented before court of the law and instead kept in military camps. International campaign groups including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International accuse Pakistani security forces as the perpetrators of ‘enforced Disappearance’ in Balochistan. https://www.facebook.com/108973173878757/posts/163382081771199/

Private sector should invest in Balochistan's tourism, says CM Jam Kamal

DAWN.COM Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani on Monday said that the private sector should work on promoting tourism in the province. Speaking at the Balochistan Tourism Seminar in Karachi on Monday, Alyani said there was a need for building people's trust when it came to visiting Pakistan in general and Balochistan in particular. "We need to tell people that Balochistan is safe. Often, people who are hesitant to visit Quetta say that they found it to be quite different than their perception," the Balochistan CM said. "The private sector needs to step in and work in this area," he said while adding that their were increasingly high returns on investment in Balochistan. "There has been a lot of investment in the textile sector recently, but the tourism sector is greatly neglected and there is need for money to be injected into it," he said. The CM's comments come after Pakistan recently made it to  The Not Hot List: 10 Best Under-the-Ra

Quetta: Two children dead after explosion due to gas leakage

Jan 03, 2020 Current Balochistan According to details incidents are also taking place withincident due to gas leakage, including the onset of winter in other areas including Balochistan's capital, Quetta. A gas leak in the police line colony of the capital City Quetta though two children dead and three others were  injured. The dead and injured were taken to Civil Hospital immediately. While such incidents are occurring in various areas of Balochistan, including Quetta, due to lower  pressure in gas during winter. Two incidents were reported in Quetta yesterday due to gas leakage, and similar incident occurred in Noshki district from those incidents totally seven people were injured in the aforementioned incidents. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=163135265129214&id=108973173878757

Where Latin Americacan learn from Australiain dealing with China

Lowyinstitute.org FRANCISCO DE SANTIBAÑES Rising Chinese influence has put South American capitals in a bind. Australia might provide them some useful lessons. Chinese President Xi Jinping attending the BRICS summit in Brasilia, Brazil, October 2019 (Photo: Pavel Golovkin/AFP via Getty) Published 3 Feb 2020       Follow @frandesant In the past decade, Latin America has become one of the venues for the strategic dispute between the United States and China. This is a natural consequence of Beijing’s growing economic and political links with a region that has traditionally been part of Washington’s sphere of influence. Due to geographical distance and the decline of China after the 19th century, relations with Latin American countries have not been strong. But this started to change with China’s economic rise, a development that made it possible for the South American and the Asian economies to take advantage of their compatibility.  While the former are rich in commodities but scarce in

Is China getting real with its grandiose visions for the belt and road?

South China Morning Post Beijing is toning down its rhetoric for the grand plan and rethinking its massive international infrastructure programme, Raffaello Pantucci writes Signs of a more modest approach from Xi Jinping’s trip to Myanmar when there was little official mention of an economic corridor involving the two countries Topic | Belt and Road Initiative Raffaello Pantucci Published:  2:15pm, 3 Feb, 2020 Updated:  2:50pm, 3 Feb, 2020 Absent from almost all of the official coverage around  Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent visit to Myanmar  was any mention of the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor (BCIM-EC).   A belt and road route before the  Belt and Road Initiative  existed, the corridor was a concept first mooted in the late 1990s but has largely gone nowhere. The bigger question this poses is whether this is a harbinger of China shedding its grander overambitious belt and road visions over the next decade for a more focused and logical set of bilateral engag

Banks need to take Belt and Road environmental risks seriously

Eco-Business.com China’s banks supporting BRI projects should apply environmental risk-management policies and oversight, says Divya Narain. A December 2016 high level meeting on South-South Cooperation and Greening of the Belt and Road Initiative. The BRI is positioned as China's mega infrastructure project that will help shape the sustainability of global development for emerging economies. Image:  UNIDO ,  CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 By  Divya Narain Feb. 3, 2020 Share this story China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is intended to catalyse the economies of countries around the globe. Yet BRI projects overlap some of the most ecologically fragile places on earth. The multi-trillion-dollar initiative — to build transcontinental networks of roads, railways and ports, studded with dams, mines, power plants, and solar and wind farms — has its environmental impacts. These include air and water pollution, soil contamination and erosion, habitat and wildlife loss.  For project developers and fund