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Why China is a challenge India has never seen before No power before in history has dominated both the hinterland and the sea in our extended region. POLITICS  |  5-minute read |    28-02-2017 KANWAL SIBAL        Our security challenges in the Indian Ocean are set to increase in the years ahead, with China’s maritime ambitions as the biggest source. China’s 2015 White Paper on Military Strategy formalised a new maritime strategy encompassing “open seas protection” for which its naval capacity to protect its overseas interests and sea lanes of communication must increase. This makes the Indian Ocean an integral part of its maritime strategy. Naval bases China has established a naval base at Djibouti. Apart from its strategic location, by maintaining its naval contingent so far away from home for long periods it is obtaining vital experience in blue water naval operations. It is developing Gwadar, once again located strategically — at the mouth of the

CPEC funds being used on one province: Mengal MUHAMMAD AKBAR NOTEZAI   QUETTA: Sardar Akhtar Jan Mengal, president of the Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M), has alleged that Islamabad is getting funds from Beijing under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor in the name of Gwadar but they are being spent on one province. Speaking on the second death anniversary of Mir Inayatullah Langove here on Tuesday, he said that people of Balochistan were neither consulted nor taken into confidence on CPEC projects. Senior vice president of the BNP-M Abdul Wali Kakar, ex-senator Sanaullah Baloch, Akhtar Hussain Langove, Sajid Tareen, former MNA Syed Nasir Ali Shah, Agha Hassan, Ghulam Nabi Marri and BSO chairman Nazeer Baloch also spoke on the occasion. Sardar Mengal said the federal government was spending a major portion of the funds to develop Punjab while the people of Gwadar were not getting basic facilities. He claimed that the Gwadar to Surab road, which had been inaugurated on a number of

CPEC has become cynosure of all eyes, says LCCI * Business community urges government to deal with conspiracies being hatched against the project By:  Staff Report 01-Mar-17 LAHORE:  The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Tuesday urged the government to deal with the conspiracies being hatched against the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) through stringent proactive measures, as the project was gaining attraction of the world with each passing day. "Antagonists of the project are actually the enemies of progress and prosperity of the entire region," a statement quoted LCCI acting President Amjad Ali Jawa and Vice President Muhammad Nasir Hameed Khan as saying. "Anti-Pakistani elements are working day and night to hamper the economic growth of Pakistan," the statement added. The LCCI head honchos said that the CPEC would start a new era of economic development not only in Pakistan but in entire South

Senate panel wants Pakistan’s interests fully protected under CPEC SYED IRFAN RAZA   ISLAMABAD: The Senate’s Stand­ing Committee on Planning and Deve­lopment expressed fears on Tuesday that the China-Pakistan Economic Corri­dor (CPEC) could build or ruin Pak­is­tan and its future if the country’s interests were not safeguarded and watched. The committee urged the government to have everything in black and white with Chinese to avoid any misunderstanding between the two brotherly countries in future and form a panel of international and local experts to handle all aspects of the CPEC in a professional manner. It observed that the government had so far failed to determine what benefits Pakistan would get when business and trade activities started on the CPEC. “Everything should be very clear from day one so that Pakistan and its people get maximum benefits from the over $50 billion corridor project,” Se­­na­­te Standing Committee on Planning and De

Balochistan: Two women and a child killed in Kahaan military attacks about 16 hours ago QUETTA: Pakistan forces have been carrying attacks several areas of Kohistan Marri including Kahaan in past five days. At least four people including two women and a child have been killed. According to details, Pakistan forces backed by gunship helicopters have been pounding several areas of Kahaan Balochistan. At least two women and an 8-year-old child were killed during attacks on the houses of Ali Gull Sherani Marri and Chakar Sherani Marri in Sabzbadi region of Kahaan. Another two women and two children have been wounded because of indiscriminate bombardment on their houses. Meanwhile, sources told Balochwarna News on Tuesday that the military attacks continued for the Fifth consecutive day. The most affected areas include Peeshi, Shehaji Tall, Nisao, Soren Kaor and other adjoining regions. A mutilated and badly burnt dead body was found from Shehaji T

Nothing being done to heal Balochistan’s wounds, says Zardari THE NEWSPAPER'S STAFF CORRESPONDENT —  HUB: Former president Asif Ali Zardari addresses a press conference on Tuesday after condoling with the Balochistan Assembly’s former deputy speaker Mir Abdul Qadoos Bizenjo over the death of a relative.—PPI QUETTA: Former president and Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardar said on Tuesday that the wounds of Balochistan were still fresh and nothing was being done to heal them. He was talking to reporters at the residence of former deputy speaker of the Balochistan Assembly Mir Abdul Qadoos Bizenjo in Hub on Tuesday. Mr Zardari specially came to Hub town to offer his condolences to Mr Bizenjo on the death of his cousin, Levies Risaldar Bashir Bizenjo who was murdered in Hub town a few months ago. The former president said the country could not be made strong by dividing people on different issues. He said problems of people were increasing due to wrong polices of the government. ARTICLE CONT

Initial reaction to Red Notice to Brahumdagh Bugti ny Shoukat Kashmiri

Initial reaction on Red Notice request to Interpol for Brahumdagh Bugti and Sher Mohammad Bugti has come from Shoukat Kashmiri , Geneva based  Kash mir activist. He is Exiled, Chairman , United Kashmir People's National Party mainly operated in Pakistan occupied Azad Kashmir. " Pakistani rulers and their establishment is so ignorant that they requested Interpol for the arrest of two Baloch leader, where as they are the protected citizen. According to Geneva convention 1851 those who applied for asylum due to fear of ill treatment and persecution will not deport or handed over to the respective government. These are false propaganda of Pakistan and try to create mess and fear among dedicated workers of the Nawabzada Brhmdagh Bughti and his colleagues. Interpol will not issue red warrant on behalf of such countries whose human rights record is worest and extra judicial killings and kidnapping by security agencies are routine."

Red cornor notice to Brahumdagh Bugti and Sher Mohammad Bugti

اسلام آباد:  Share Quote وزارت داخلہ نے کالعدم بلوچ ریپبلیکن پارٹی کے چیرمین براہمداغ بگٹی کے ریڈ وارنٹ جاری کرنے کی منظوری دے دی جب کہ ایف آئی اے کو گرفتاری کے لیے معاملہ بین الاقوامی سطح پر اٹھانے کی ہدایت دی گئی ہے۔ ایکسپریس نیوز کےمطابق وزیر داخلہ چوہدری نثار نے کالعدم بلوچ ریپبلیکن پارٹی کے خود ساختہ جلا وطن چیرمین براہمداغ بگٹی اور شیر محمد عرف شیرا کے ریڈ وارنٹ جاری کرنے کی ایف آئی اے کی درخواست منظور کرلی جس کے بعد وزارت داخلہ نے دونوں کے ریڈ وارنٹ جاری کرنے کی منظوری دے دی ہے۔ ذرائع کے مطابق وزارت داخلہ کی جانب سے ریڈوارنٹ کی منظوری ایف آئی اے کو موصول ہوگئی ہے، ریڈ وارنٹ میں براہمداغ اور شیر محمد کو دہشت گرد قرار دیا گیا ہے۔ اس خبر کو بھی پڑھیں: سوئس حکومت نے براہمداغ بگٹی کی سیاسی پناہ کی اپیل مسترد کردی ذرائع نے بتایا کہ دونوں کے ریڈ وارنٹ ان کے دہشت گردی میں ملوث ہونے پر جاری ہوئے، براہمداغ بگٹی پاکستان بالخصوص صوبہ بلوچستان میں دہشت گردی اور بم دھماکوں میں ملوث پائے گئے ہیں، براہمداغ اور شیر محمد کے خلاف دائمی ریڈ وارنٹ جاری ہوچکے جس میں دونوں کو مطلوب اور مفرور ظاہر