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In Iran-China deal, Pakistan most interested in this clause — Delhi’s alienation from Tehran

Want to know more about the proposed China-Iran deal? You can’t. The CPEC, which lacks transparency and is secretive to the core, is its blueprint. AYESHA SIDDIQA 6 August, 2020 Chinese President Xi Jinping and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani | ThePrint Team C hinese President Xi Jinping seems ready to take on the US. The proposed draft of an economic and military  agreement  with Iran lays out Beijing’s plan to expand its footprint in the Middle East, just like it has done in South Asia. Incidentally, China looks keen to occupy areas that the US is either vacating or where it has shown diminished interest. But this expansion may have its own complications due to the inherent tensions and competitive nature of regional players. For India, though, the immediate concern would be the expectation in Islamabad that China will help iron out the bilateral differences between Iran and Pakistan. There is certainly a view that China will ensure greater distance between Delhi and Tehran. However

India Can't Silence Kashmiris Voices Through Brute Force: Governor Balochistan

   15 hours ago    Wed 05th August 2020 | 07:55 PM Governor Balochistan Justice Amanullah Yasinzai has said that Indian government cannot succeed in silencing the voices of people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) through imposing military siege and brute force QUETTA, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 5th Aug, 2020 ) : Governor   Balochistan  Justice Amanullah Yasinzai has said that  Indian   government  cannot succeed in silencing the voices of people of  Indian  Illegally Occupied  Jammu  and Kashmir (IIOJK) through imposing military siege and brute force. He expressed these views while addressing the  protest  gathering held at the lawn of the  Balochistan   Assembly  here on Wednesday.  Chief Minister   Balochistan  Jam Kamal Khan Alyani, a large number of Senators and Members of the  Provincial Assembly  representing different political parties were also present. Earlier, a  protest  rally led by Senator Manzoor Kakar marking "Youm-e- Istehsal was taken

Sindh: 2 persons forcibly disappeared, protests held in Karachi

By admin August 5, 2020   According to reports, Pakistani forces and intelligence agencies have allegedly arrested 2 Baloch men from Khairpur district of Sindh and transferred them to an unknown location. The family sources of the mentioned persons told TBP, that 2 brothers, Kachi Khan Marri and Zaamur Khan Marri, residents of Khairpur, have taken into custody by Pakistani forces around midnight during a raid on their house. The both men had gone missing after being abducted by Rangers and Pakistani intelligence personnel, due to which no information could be found regarding them, Family said. Their family expressed fear that the abductees could be extra-judicially killed like other Baloch missing persons and they appealed to the human rights organizations to play their role for the safe recovery of aforementioned persons. Where in another news, security forces have allegedly arrested two youths during a search operation in Kech district of Balochistan on Tuesday night around 2 AM. Acc

Nearly 40 injured in grenade attack near JI rally in Karachi

QAZI HASSAN  |  IMTIAZ ALI At least 39 people were injured in a grenade attack near a Jamaat-i-Islami rally in Karachi, officials said. The blast took place near the main truck that was part of the rally in Gulshan-i-Iqbal area, a JI spokesperson said. Of the total, one person was stated to be in critical condition while no deaths were reported, according to Meeran Yousuf, the media coordinator to the Sindh health minister. She earlier said five of the injured were taken to Al Mustafa Hospital, seven to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), 11 to Aga Khan University Hospital and 10 to Liaquat National Hospital. According to Yousuf, a majority of the injured received "very minor injuries", while some were discharged. East Senior Superintendent of Police Sajid Sadozai said two unidentified persons riding a motorcycle threw an RGD-1 grenade at the rally and fled. He had earlier ruled out that the blast was caused by a planted bomb. https://www.dawn.com/news/1572746/at-l

BLA targeted intelligence operatives in Hub city

Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) fighters hurled a grenade at a house on Sakran Road in Hub, Lasbela District of Balochistan, on Monday night. The house is in use of Pakistani intelligence agents. The main target of the attack was former DC and Pakistani bureaucrat Ehtesham –ul-Haq. Ehtesham-ul-Haq is an active member of the Pakistani intelligence services and is not only active against the Baloch liberation movement at the behest of the intelligence agencies but is also involved in providing facilities and assistance to other spies. The Baloch Liberation Army claims responsibility for the attack. BLA had earlier made it clear that no compromission would be made to all those elements who would mobilize against the Baloch national cause and try to obstruct it. Baloch Liberation Army Spokesperson - Jeeyand Baloch Date: August 4, 2020 BLA claims responsibility for an attack on Pakistan forces’ check post Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) personnel targeted a Pakistan Army check-post at Swaap, in L