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Koh-I-Malik Seah Mountain Meeting Point: Boundary of Baloch-Afghan-British Afghan Boundary

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The blueprint map shows the point at which the Afghan Persian Boundary, the Afghan British Boundary, and the Baluch Persian Boundary meet at Koh-I-Malik Seah [Malik Siah Koh or Malek Sīāh Kōh] mountain. Relief is indicated by contours.
It is headed ‘Confidential’ and is signed by Lieutenant Frank Webb Ware, Political Assistant, Chagai. It forms part of a ‘Report on the Baluch-Persian Caravan Route and Nushki, Chagai and Western Sinjerani Districts, by Webb Ware, dated 1897 (folios 22-54 of Mss Eur F111/350).

It was created in c 1897. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers

Federalism and CPEC

Opinion Foqia Sadiq Khan August 11, 2020 The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is again in the news. There are reports that work is picking up on it.There are lots of general nature news reports on CPEC. Yet, very few of them have focused...
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is again in the news. There are reports that work is picking up on it.There are lots of general nature news reports on CPEC. Yet, very few of them have focused on how CPEC is having an impact on federalism and inter-provincial harmony in Pakistan. We review Boni and Adeney’s 2020 well-researched paper for ‘Asian Survey’ for this purpose in this article.The authors find that CPEC is playing the role of a “centripetal force” in the federal structure of Pakistan and the immense potential of big CPEC external investment is not being fully utilized to address inter-provincial disparities. Their review of “early harvest” projects in energy/natural resources, transport/infrastructure and Gwadar show that in the firs…

WHO to help improve healthcare, relief work in Balochistan

QUETTA: The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday agreed to assist the Balochistan government in its flood relief activities and to improve the provincial healthcare system.WHO Pakistan representative Dr Palitha Gunarathana Mahipala said this in a meeting with health officials, which was also attended by Parliamentary Secretary Dr Rubaba Buledi and Health Secretary Mir Dostain Khan Jamaldani here on Monday.It was agreed in the meeting that WHO would launch a flood assessment programme and also review Balochistan’s healthcare system. The meeting discussed matters related to health and flood projects under implementation in collaboration with WHO.Dr Buledi briefed the visiting WHO officials on the steps taken by the provincial government in connection with the recent flash floods.“People have been rescued in the flood affected areas while rescue work is under way in the districts that suffered more damage,” she said. She maintained that the prov…