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Wahid Baloch , stuntman of Bollywood

Today's News paper in Gujarat news regarding  Wahid Baloch , stuntman of Bollywood. H e is also Grandfather of Munaf Baloch. Many Baloch people are in Bollywood.

Jivdhani Temple : Visit by Mazdak Dilshad Baloch and Munaf Baloch

Mazdak Dilshad Baloch and Munaf Baloch visited Jivdhani Temple. J ivdani Mandir in Virar , India ,carved out of stone by Baloch people who migrated to India during British rule , 1475 steps. Baloch also in committee members of of Mandir for its maintanance and protection

We have a friend in PM Narendra Modi, says Baloch dissident leader Khan of Kalat         Mir Suleman Dawood Jan Ahmedzai addresses a seminar at the House of Lords in London on Thursday. (HT Photo) Updated: Feb 24, 2017 09:27 IST London, Hindustan Times Seeking to scale up the demand for an independent Balochistan, Mir Suleiman Ahmedzai, who holds the title of ‘Khan of Kalat’, took his cause to Britain’s House of Lords and told the media that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a “friend of Balochistan”. Ahmedzai , who first told Hindustan Times in August last year of his hope  that India will help the cause of the Baloch people, at least diplomatically, came equipped with colonial era documents to substantiate his claim that the resource-rich region’s accession to Pakistan will not hold in an international court. During a seminar at the House of Lords on Thursday which was attended by British MPs and others,

GDA approves construction of 300 MW power plant in Gwadar By:  Web Desk   23-Feb-17 ISLAMABAD : The 16th meeting of the governing body of Gwadar Development Authority (GDA) was held in Quetta on Thursday with Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri in the chair. The meeting approved the construction of a 300 MW power plant in Gwadar. During the meeting, financial and administrative matters of the governing body were also discussed.

CPEC projects: Energy forum speakers underline key goals By  Our Correspondent Published: February 24, 2017 LAHORE:  In a bid to clear any concerns regarding the country’s energy sector and ongoing progress of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), renowned experts and analysts have given their two cents on the topic. They were speaking at the 9th Pakistan Energy Forum 20 16 organised by Shamrock Conferences International. The annual conclave was addressed by representatives of government, regulatory bodies, the Asian Development Bank, US Embassy, economists, eminent practitioners, opinion formers, and potential foreign investor countries. Economist Sakib Sherani, in his keynote address said, “energy is a critical input for economic development, Pakistan’s energy policies and overall paradigm should support national goals of environmentally-sustainable industrialisation and export-led growth.” Sherani added that emergent issues like int

The reality of the India-China strategic dialogue On paper, the countries have had a strategic partnership since 2005—but there are no areas of convergence in the foreseeable future       Subscribe to our newsletter. Livemint Illustration: Jayachandran/Mint In assessing the restructured strategic dialogue between India and China, which concluded on Wednesday, the key question is: What does a strategic relationship between the two countries look like? What are its driving factors and core objectives? On paper, India and China have had a strategic partnership—specifically, a strategic and cooperative partnership for peace and prosperity—since 2005. But scratch the surface of that agreement’s rhetoric and diplomatic language and this much becomes apparent: There are, as of now, no true areas of strategic convergence. The bilateral focus has largely been on the settlement of the boundary question, followed by the strength

Will Seek Help From India, Iran And Afghanistan For Balochistan’s Independence: Khan Of Kalat Swarajya Staff  - 24 Feb, 2017, 10:25 am Mir Suleman Dawood Jan Ahmedzai, the current Khan of Kalat. The Khan of Kalat, Mir Suleiman Ahmedzai, has  said  that pro-Independence Baloch leaders will approach India, Iran and Afghanistan for help in gaining independence from Pakistan’s repressive rule. Speaking at a seminar in the upper house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, he called Pakistan a “cradle of terrorism” and urged British MPs to take notice of the worsening situation. “We are a proud nation. We reject foreign domination by the Punjabis. Pakistan was allowed to occupy Balochistan historically. The international community, particularly the British crown, should help us regain our independence,” he said. Khan of Kalat is the title given to the ruler of the Khanate of Kalat, a princely state that was occupied by Pakistan following independence and m

Security forces foil major terror plot RAWALPINDI : The security forces thwarted a major terror plot near Loralai Balochistan as part of ongoing countrywide Operation Radd -ul- Fasaad , Inter Services Public Relations said Thursday. According to the statement issued by ISPR, the media wing of the military, Frontier Corps (FC) and intelligence agencies conducted a joint targeted operation in Killi Shah Karaiz near Loralai, Balochistan against Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan (TTP)/Jamaat-ul Ahraar (JuA) network led by Wahab Zakhbail on Wednesday. The security forces seized 23 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) recovered during the operation. The IEDs were reported transported to the area by TTP elements to target Law Enforce Agencies (LEAs) vehicles and Loralai University buses carrying students. Timely action of LEAs averted a major terrorist incident, it added.

National conference on Balochistan concludes February 24, 2017 Islamabad - A two-day national conference on Balochistan at University of NUML on Thursday concluded here on Thursday. The speakers stressed on taking more effective measures to end sense of deprivation in the province. Though the conference ‘ The Way Forward towards National Integration ’ was held to discuss the issues of the province, however, there was rare representation from the province to participate in the dialogue. On the concluding day, Federal Minister for States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) was chief of the guest who emphasised the rare participation of representatives of Baluchistan in the conference. Other speakers included National Security Advisor Pakistan, Lt General (Retd) Nasir Khan Janjua and Spokesperson Balochistan Government Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar. While on the first day, former governor of the province Owais Ahmed Ghani was also invited along with chairm

Female education in Balochistan, 2 percent By  Webmaster  - February 24, 2017 Sana Samad Turbat Almost 80 per cent of the population of Balochistan is scattered in rural areas. These areas are badly suffering from advance of the modern age and ignored by the authorities. The educational institutions are under-funded and women and girls are deprived of the basic education. It is shocking to mention that the  literacy rate of female in rural areas of Balochistan is less than 2 percent. The women are locked within the four walls and have been given the responsibility of cooking food, cleaning the house, child bearing and rearing and all other domestic support required by the husband and other family members. Everyone knows female education plays a vital role for the development of any nation. Today we are moving toward backwardness because we are not giving any value to the female education, and this is also the main reason of the backwardness of Balochistan as compared

Balochistan Re-visited Pak rule of Balochistan ‘an occupation’: Khan of Kalat Posted at: Feb 23, 2017, 1:46 AM Last updated: Feb 23, 2017, 1:46 AM (IST) . ANI Khan of Kalat Mir Suleman Khan Ahmedzai, whose ancestors once ruled much of Balochistan, will address a seminar (Balochistan Re-visited) to be held in a committee room of Britain’s House of Lords on ThursdayHe expected to tell the participants that Balochistan’s accession to Pakistan in 1948 was an “occupation of Balochistan”He has informed organisers of the event that he will produce documents to substantiate his claim Ashis Ray in London The present Khan of Kalat, Mir Suleman Khan Ahmedzai, whose ancestors once ruled much of Balochistan, is expected to tell a seminar in London on Thursday that Balochistan’s accession to Pakistan in 1948 was an “occupation of Balochistan”. He has informed organisers of the event that he will produce doc

Gwadar projects: Govt gives timelines to public deptts   MADIHA SHAKEEL   FEB 23RD , 2017   0 VIEWS: 148 NAVEED BUTT ISLAMABAD: The government has given timelines to public departments and private companies on Wednesday to complete the development projects of Gwadar Port under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). According to the documents available with Business Recorder, Ministry of Planning and Development held a meeting with various stakeholders in this month and discussed development projects of Gwadar. The Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms has asked Ministry of Water and Power to hold a joint meeting of all stakeholders within 15 days on single point agenda of 300MW power plant to resolve all issues related to this project. It was also decided that the procedural delays/gaps must be abridged and the issue be resolved on immediate basis for evacuation of power supply among CPPA, NTDC, PPIB and other stakeholders. It was also decided in the meeting that the EoI would b

China Pakistan find a.common interest The chief of the Pakistan naval staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah salutes Chinese sailors aboard the guided missile destroyer PLA (N) Harbin.  Pakistan Navy by Christopher Zinn We hear a great deal about risks in the South China Sea as Beijing expands its interests there. But there are intriguing developments half-a-world away, in the Arabian Sea surrounded to the north by Oman, Pakistan and India but in which Australia has a direct interest. The Pakistan port of Karachi has just played host to a multi-national naval exercise, involving military ships from 36 countries including from the Royal Australian Navy. The exercises was focused on defending sea trade routes; the all-important Indian Ocean lies to the south of the Arabian Sea. AMAN -17  (aman means 'peace' in Urdu) was a chance for the nuclear-armed and fast-growing Pakistan Navy to show o

Does the China-Pakistan economic corridor worry India? The $ 46bn CPEC project connecting Xinjiang in China to Gwadar in Pakistan has raised concerns in India. The CPEC passes through Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan-administered Kashmir [Caren Firouz/Reuters] by Fahad Shah Srinagar, India-administered Kashmir -  The multibillion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, which is being called a "game-changer" in Pakistan, has raised apprehensions in neighbouring India. In June 2015, barely two months after Chinese President Xi Jinping announced plans to  invest $ 46bn  to develop infrastructure and energy projects in Pakistan as part of the economic corridor, or CPEC, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi told China that it was "unacceptable". The ambitious project  - part of China's "One Belt and One Road" or new Silk Road project - is a series of roads, railways, pipelines, hydropow

Land rush around Pakistan's Gwadar port triggered by Chinese investment The Chinese and Pakistani flags fly on a sign along a road towards Gwadar, Pakistan January 26, 2016. Picture taken January 26, 2016. REUTERS/SYED RAZA HASSAN X By Mehreen Zahra-Malik | LAHORE, PAKISTAN Pakistani real estate giant Rafi Group made a ten-fold profit last year from its sale of hundreds of acres of land in the remote fishing town of Gwadar, acquired soon after the government announced plans for a deep-sea port there. The windfall came after 12 years of waiting patiently for the Gwadar port to emerge as the centrepiece of China's ambitious plans for a trade and energy corridor stretching from the Persian Gulf, across Pakistan, into western Xinjiang. "We had anticipated the Chinese would need a route to the Arabian Sea," Rafi Group Chief Executive Shehriar Rafi told Reuters. "And today, all routes lead back to Gwadar." Gwadar forms the southern Pakistan hub of a $57-billion China-Pakistan Eco

China Red Cross launches first-aid project for CPEC Karachi 14 HOURS AGO BY APP KARACHI: The Chinese Red Cross Foundation has launched the Belt and Road Initiative first-aid project in Beijing. The project will offer first-aid resources including ambulances, medical professionals, and public health services along the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a 3,000-kilometre network of roads, railways and pipelines linking Kashgar in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region and south-west Pakistan’s Gwadar Port