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China’s Belt and Road initiative hits a roadblock

7 hours ago The Sinamale Bridge in the Maldives capital Male was formerly known as the China-Maldives Friendship Bridge after a major funding input from China. Tribune News Service Shashank Bengali and Neha Wadekar,  Tribune News Service When Chinese engineers flew home in January for the Lunar New Year, few in Africa would have imagined that a coronavirus outbreak was about to ground planes, upend supply lines and freeze work on dozens of Chinese-built roads, railways, ports and power stations. Many of the engineers haven’t returned. Construction sites fell silent. And now the COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed a global recession that threatens the colossal international loan programme that is a symbol of China’s growing prestige and a centerpiece of President Xi Jinping’s reign. The Belt and Road Initiative — China’s effort to finance nearly half a trillion dollars in new infrastructure across Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America — took flight during a period of global expansion and e

Locust attack to severely affect cotton production in Punjab, Balochistan

https://nation.com.pk/. 7 hours ago OUR STAFF REPORT       Rahimyar Khan -A major locust attack in most cotton zones of Punjab, Balochistan and Sindh is likely to severely affect the country’s aggregate cotton production once again. Sources said that after a decade full availability of canal water and reduced cultivation of sugarcane, record cultivation of cotton was expected to increase Pakistan’s aggregate cotton production this year. They said that it was expected that after about 10 years this year, Pakistan would again produce 15 million bales of cotton, which would now seem difficult due to a severe attack of locusts. They said that the major cotton growing districts in Punjab are Rahimyar Khan, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Multan, Rajanpur, DG Khan, and Sibi, Dera Murad Jamali, Khuzdar, Lasbela and Kachhi districts of Balochistan. The cotton crop has been severely damaged in Sindh, while in Hyderabad, Matiari, Mirpur Khas, Sanghar and Nawabshah districts of Sindh it has been partia

The Free Balochistan Movement (FBM) has announced to launch ‘Aajoi TV YouTube Channel’ for worldwide awareness purpose

The Free Balochistan Movement (FBM) has announced to launch ‘Aajoi TV YouTube Channel’ for worldwide awareness purpose   Suman Munshi 14 hours ago Baluch Leaders Protest Nuke Test by Pakistan in the World 3 Occupied Balochistan, QUETTA, (Press Release), 25 May 2020: The Free Balochistan Movement (FBM) has announced to launch ‘Aajoi TV YouTube Channel’ for worldwide awareness purpose. It will release its first short documentary titled ‘Under the Shadow of Stolen bomb’ on 28th of May 2020. On 28 May 1998 Pakistan tested its nuclear bombs in Balochistan’s Chaghai hills and 30 May on the same year another Pakistan exploded another bomb at Balochistan district Kharan scaring and contaminating Balochistan forever. The residents of the test site area still suffer mysterious incurable disease due to radiations and the aftermaths of Pakistan’s nukes. To defy this cruel act of Pakistan, every year on 28 May the Free Balochistan Movement (FBM) organised protest demonstrations against nuclear test

Pakistan: 'Killer highway' in Balochistan more deadly than terrorism

As key route of $64B China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project, Balochistan suffers from poor road network Aamir Latif   | 27.05.2020 KARACHI, Pakistan  https://www.aa.com.tr/en/asia-pacific/pakistan-killer-highway-in-balochistan-more-deadly-than-terrorism/1854949 In Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan, fatal highway accidents have surpassed even terrorism in deadliness as the strategic region prepares to receive $64 billion in investment as a key route of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. But to the surprise of many, it is not terrorism but fatal highway accidents that have killed more people in the last decade across the province. Signed in 2014, the $64 billion project will connect northwest China to Balochistan’s Gwadar port through a network of roads, railways, and pipelines to transport cargo, oil, and gas. This will provide the shortest route to Chinese cargo destined for the Middle East, Central Asia, and Africa. According to the government-run

The Dannuk incident is an attack on our honor. Dr. Allah Nazar Baloch

sangar publication  - 27 May, 2020 at 6:49 pm   Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF) leader Dr. Allah Nazar Baloch in a statement strongly condemned the Turbat Dannuk incident and said that such incidents have become commonplace in Balochistan. This time the incident has come to light due to the resistance and bravery of the locals. We have repeatedly pointed out that behind most of the social evils and looting in Balochistan are the occupying forces and its instruments of war which also have the patronage of the parliamentary parties. Under the auspices of Military Intelligence, Death-Squad members raided the house of Jassim son of Ameer in Turbat Dannuk for robbery. A woman was martyred and a child was seriously injured during the resistance. In different parts of Balochistan, such groups are involved in murder, theft, robbery, and other crimes, but due to the support of the army and intelligence agencies against the Baloch freedom fighters, the parliamentary parties are ready to defen