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Pak's Balochistan faces sharp rise in COVID-19 cases

ANI |  Updated:  Jul 20, 2021 12:28 IST Quetta [ Balochistan ], July 20 (ANI): The  Balochistan  government has expressed concern over the surge in  COVID-19  cases during its fourth wave in the province. Speaking at a press conference on Sunday,  Balochistan  government spokesperson  Liaquat Shahwani  said the rate of positive cases of coronavirus in the province had reached 12 per cent because the people were showing a casual attitude towards vaccination. "Now it is the responsibility of the people to protect themselves from coronavirus and get vaccinated," Dawn quoted Shahwani as saying. He said the coronavirus cases had been rising in  Balochistan  over the past 10 days. Cases had increased to 9.1 per cent in Quetta this month while in Gwadar 29 per cent of cases were reported during the last one month. Cases were also reported from Turbat, Panjgur, Nasirabad, Lasbela and other districts. Shahwani expressed concern that the percentage of recovery of  COVID-19  patients ha

Chinese engineers working on CPEC spotted carrying AK-47s days after attack in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Days after the attack in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a few photographs are making rounds on social media, which depicts Chinese workers on maintenance tasks at various CPEC projects are carrying AK-47s on their shoulders. Pakistan: Chinese engineers working in CPEC, carry AK-47s days after attack in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Manish Prasad   New Delhi   July 22, 2021 9:46 IST Days after a deadly attack on Chinese workers in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Chinese engineers and workers - tasked at various CPEC projects - were seen armed not with their toolkits but AK-47s. At least 9 Chinese workers were killed in the deadly attack on a bus carrying Chinese engineers to the Dasu dam site in Upper Kohistan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa earlier this month. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Several photos are doing the rounds on social media platforms that show Chinese workers carrying AK-47s on their shoulders. According to information available, a massive amount of Chinese money has been pumped into

Securing China’s Northwest Frontier: A Conversation with David Tobin

image Written On  22 April 2021 . Posted In  Article ,  Conversations . Author:  Darren Byler  And  David Tobin Over the past two decades, a rhetoric of terrorism has been used to conflate the criminal actions of a relatively small number of people with the religious and cultural practices of more than 12 million Uyghurs who call the southern part of the Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang) their ancestral home. This has had a dramatic effect on the ways ethnicity and religion have been lived and controlled through policing, educational programs, and political policy in the region—resulting since 2017 in the mass internment of hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs and others who were deemed ‘untrustworthy’ (不放心). In  Securing China’s Northwest Frontier: Identity and Insecurity in Xinjiang  (Cambridge University Press, 2020), political theorist and ethnographer David Tobin examines, among other things, the effects of terrorism rhetoric, policy changes related to ethnicity, the role of class,