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Tense Indo-Pak Relations Result in Verbal Sparring at the UNHRC

https://thewire.in/113150/tense-indo-pak-relations-result-in-verbal-sparring-at-the-unhrc/ BY  THE WIRE STAFF  ON  01/03/2017 • After Pakistan’s law minister raised allegations of human rights abuses in Kashmir, India responded by raking up Pakistan’s record in Balochistan and Sindh. India and Pakistan’s flags and the UNHCR meeting room in Geneva. Credit: Reuters New Delhi:  For the second consecutive year, India raked up Pakistan’s human rights record – in dealing with domestic insurgencies from Balochistan to Sindh – during a diplomatic spat at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on March 1. New Delhi pointed out that Islamabad is now being devoured by ‘monsters’ of its own creation. As per the norm, the 34th session of the UNHRC began on February 27 with a high-level segment where Pakistan’s law minister Zahid Hamid set the ball rolling with his comments on the floor of UN’s human rights body. “ The Indian claim that the deteriorating human rights situation in Ja

UNHCR: Right or Reply exercised by India

http://www.pmindiaun.org/pages.php?id=1440 Permanent Mission of India   34 th  Session of Human Rights Council High Level Segment   Right or Reply exercised by India on March 1, 2017    My delegation wishes to exercise its right of reply in response to the statement made by Pakistan.  We deeply regret Pakistan’s continued misuse of the Council to make tendentious references about internal matters pertaining to the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. Pakistan has had territorial ambitions over Kashmir since 1947 that have found concrete expression in the aggression it embarked on in 1947, 1965 and 1999. As on date, Pakistan is in illegal and forcible occupation of approximately 78,000 sq kms of Indian Territory in Jammu & Kashmir.  Terrorism is the grossest violation of human rights. It is unfortunate that Pakistan’s trust in the methods of terror are so deep that it does not hesitate from using them on its own people in Baluchistan, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as well as the

UNHCR: Right or Reply exercised by India

http://www.pmindiaun.org/pages.php?id=1440 Permanent Mission of India   34 th  Session of Human Rights Council High Level Segment   Right or Reply exercised by India on March 1, 2017    My delegation wishes to exercise its right of reply in response to the statement made by Pakistan.  We deeply regret Pakistan’s continued misuse of the Council to make tendentious references about internal matters pertaining to the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. Pakistan has had territorial ambitions over Kashmir since 1947 that have found concrete expression in the aggression it embarked on in 1947, 1965 and 1999. As on date, Pakistan is in illegal and forcible occupation of approximately 78,000 sq kms of Indian Territory in Jammu & Kashmir.  Terrorism is the grossest violation of human rights. It is unfortunate that Pakistan’s trust in the methods of terror are so deep that it does not hesitate from using them on its own people in Baluchistan, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as well as the

Pakistan seeking Red Notice to cover up military operation in Balochistan: Brahumdagh Bugti

http://wap.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/pakistan-seeking-red-notice-to-cover-up-military-operation-in-balochistan-brahumdagh-bugti-117030300121_1.html ANI | Geneva [Switzerland] Mar 03, 2017 07:05 AM IST Baloch Republican Party (BRP) chief Brahumdagh Bugti has said Pakistan's act of seeking Red Notice against him is aimed at veiling the ongoing atrocities in Balochistan under the garb of military operations against terrorism. "The objective of issuing this red warrant is a failed attempt to cover the ongoing military operation in Balochistan. The military operation in Balochistan has been going on for 10-12 years but from the past six weeks in Dera Bugti and its adjoining area a special operation is targeting women and children who are being taken away and then going missing without their whereabouts being known," said Bugti. Pakistan on Tuesday approached the Interpol seeking Red Notices in the names of Baloch nationalist leader Brahumdagh Bugti and his aid

KP kept in dark about CPEC, says Khattak

https://www.dawn.com/news/1318083/kp-kept-in-dark-about-cpec-says-khattak BUREAU REPORT  — PUBLISHED about 9 hours ago PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak said here on Thursday that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was kept in dark about China-Pakistan Economic Corridor as billions of dollars were planned to be invested in Punjab province. According to a statement, he said that he would succeed to bring a huge investment of $30 billion to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa if the bigger province did not create hurdles to him. The chief minister was speaking at an interactive session amongst industrialists, researchers and educationists at Islamia College University Peshawar. Provincial Minister Mian Jamsheddudin, Adviser to Chief Minister Mushtaq Ghani, Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry vice president Mohammad Iqbal and Islamia College University Vice-chancellor Dr Habib Ahmed were present on the occasion. “We were deceived therefore we agitated and compelled the prime minister to convene an all-part

Is India Surrounded By ‘Enemies’?

https://www.youthkiawaaz.com/2017/03/cpec-a-cause-of-concern/ Posted by  Ashish Kumar  in  GlobeScope ,  Politics at Play ,  Staff Picks March 2, 2017       The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a collection of developing projects. The CPEC aims to facilitate trade along an overland route connecting Kashgar and Gwadar, through the construction of a network of highways, railway lines and pipelines. The economic significance of the project can be figured out by the fact that it was initially a $51-billion  project , which made it the biggest overseas project for China. The importance of the project increased after the announcement that Beijing intended to pump more money into the project to finance three more road projects under the CPEC. At first glance, the project looks simple and positive with an intention to achieve regional prosperity and increased connectivity between Pakistan and China. But, the project, and more importantly, China’s obsession with Pakistan, has ma

AHSAN REVIEWS IMPLEMENTATION, PROGRESS OF CPEC PROJECTS

http://www.radio.gov.pk/03-Mar-2017/all-cpec-projects-to-be-completed-in-targeted-time-frame-ahsan-iqbal 12:42 PM, 3 Mar, 2017   Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has directed all the provincial governments to submit proposals for all long term projects under China Pakistan Economic Corridor by 9th of this month. He was chairing a meeting to review implementation and progress of CPEC projects in Islamabad on Friday. The Minister said that final drafts prepared after recommendations of the provincial governments will be sent to the Chinese government for approval by 31st of this month. Ahsan Iqbal also directed all the provinces to complete the feasibility reports of the establishment of Special Economic Zones under the CPEC

Baloch culture day & CPEC

http://pakobserver.net/baloch-culture-day-cpec/ By  Webmaster  - March 3, 2017 Sultan M Hali THE erstwhile strife torn province of Balochistan is limping back to normalcy despite the heinous plots hatched by Pakistan’s detractors to stoke the fires of insurgency and insurrection. When Pakistan gained its independence in August 1947, the Chief Commissioner’s Province of Balochistan became a part of Pakistan. The princely states of Makran, Kharan, Las Bela, and the Khanate of Kalat decided to accede to Pakistan in March 1948. The Khan of Kalat agreed to join Pakistan under the condition that defence, currency, foreign relations, and finance would be controlled by the federal government, but that the province would remain otherwise autonomous. The four princely states together formed the Balochistan States Union in October 1952. In October 1955, formation of one unit resulted in the Balochistan States Union and the Chief Commissioner’s Province of Balochistan being merged with all t

Balochistan celebrates cultural day with fervour

https://www.geo.tv/latest/133068-Balochistan-celebrates-cultural-day-with-fervour AB Ayub Baloch & NK Nadeem Kausar March 02, 2017 QUETTA : Man and women dressed in their ethnic dress celebrated Baloch Culture Day with much fervour across the province on Thursday. Baloch community organised many musical, cultural and literary ceremonies to mark the culture day, which falls on March 2. An event was held at Balochistan Press Club in which all aspects of life in Balochistan were highlighted. Cultural stalls showcasing Baloch cuisine, embroidery among others were also set up.   Moreover a shopping mall in Quetta was decorated and many families were seen enjoying the day in their cultural dresses. “This is a day of unity for us,” said a young man, who was wearing a Baloch Dastar (turban). “It allows us to reignite the love for our culture. We need to show our brothers how beautiful our culture is,” he added. The Balochistan Assembly also marked the day as many politicians i

Another batch of 1,000 farmers of Balochistan to be trained

http://pakobserver.net/another-batch-of-1000-farmers-of-balochistan-to-be-trained/ By  Webmaster  - March 3, 2017      Staff Reporter Islamabad Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan on Thursday directed National Agriculture Research Center (NARC) to train another batch comprising 1,000 farmers from the less developed areas of Balochistan in order to fully exploit the existing potential of agriculture sector of the province. Addressing a farewell gathering held here at NARC in honor of its retiring Director General Public Relations , Sardar Ghulam Mustafa, the minister said that government was determined to utilize all possible resources for the uplift and development of agri-sector of Balochistan. It may be recalled that a large number of farmers from Balochsitan, which were trained in NARC in different fields of agriculture and livestock also attend the ceremony and lauded the contribution of the Public Relation department for disseminatin

One killed, several held in Radd-ul-Fasaad  

http://dailytimes.com.pk/pakistan/03-Mar-17/one-killed-several-held-in-radd-ul-fasaad   By:  Staff Report 03-Mar-17 RAWALPINDI :  A terrorist was killed and 22 suspects were apprehended during Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad across the country on Thursday. According to ISPR, Punjab Rangers conducted a search and sanitisation operation in DG Khan, Rajanpur, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Attock districts. Ten suspects were apprehended during the operation. In Balochistan FC and intelligence Agencies conducted a search Operation in Andoor, Ketch Balochistan. One terrorist was killed while 12 suspects apprehended. One FC soldier was injured due to exchange of fire with terrorists and a cache of arms and ammunition was recovered during the operations. The army has launched Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad in the wake of recent bombings across the country.