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Lack of clear policy leads to silence on the Baloch front

Vikas Kumar The reference to Balochistan in the prime minister’s 2016 Independence Day speech triggered speculation over possible Indian support for the Baloch cause. But the debate on Balochistan did not last long as it was driven by a few cryptic statements of the prime minister and died a natural death without further inputs from the government. Why did the government fail to sustain public interest? The Bangladeshi experience is instructive in this regard. East Pakistan bordered upon West Bengal, one of the most populous states of India that was well-represented in the Parliament, bureaucracy, media, and intelligentsia. Partition did not completely disrupt ties between East Pakistan and West Bengal. The elite among the partition refugees from East Pakistan were influential within India. And there was a significant Hindu population in East Pakistan that was among the Pakistani army’s primary targets. When Pakistan unleashed a genocide targeting Bengalis, West Bengal played an imp

20,000 new TB cases emerge in Balochistan every year: expert Rashid Saeed March 25, 2017 HEALTH       QUETTA : Tuberculosis is becoming a serious threat in Balochistan as there has been a steady increase in cases reported in the province. About 20,000 new cases of tuberculosis (TB) are reported in Balochistan every year, according to experts. Most of the patients come from the far flung areas of province and border regions. Treatment of diseases is already a problem in the province due to lack of facilities and poverty in this scenario infectious and contagious diseases such as TB pose a serious threat. As many as 10,500 TB patients were treated last year, according to TB control programme, Balochistan. TB control programme, Balochistan, manager Dr Maqbool Ahmed spoke to Geo News regarding the reason for increasing number of TB cases. TB is treatable but its treatment takes a long time, he said, adding “many patients leave the treatment half way

Nisar instructs FC to eliminate miscreants from Balochistan By  Web Desk Posted on March 25, 2017 QUETTA : Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has called for the annihilation of miscreants and religious extremists who have been determined to harm the nation. Addressing a Frontier Corps passing out parade on Saturday, the interior minister said that certain elements have connived with the enemy against the country. “There are some who do not want peace in Pakistan and Balochistan,” said Nisar adding that these people do not want children to live prosperous lives and receive an education. He called on the new recruits that it was their responsibility to bring peace to Balochistan. He said that their uniform was not an ordinary dress but had the blood of martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the sake of the nation. “You have to bring peace to Balochistan. This is your national duty and your debt to this land,” thundered the interior minister. He said

How the CPEC will affect Gilgit Baltistan Posted on 26/03/2017 by  Dailyexcelsior Dr Shabir Choudhry Pakistan has no land link with China. They only have access through Gilgit Baltistan, which legally is not part of Pakistan. Either under the pressure of China, or to satisfy their imperial agenda they have virtually annexed the region of Gilgit Baltistan. Rumours suggest that once again there is Chinese pressure that because of the CPEC the status of Gilgit Baltistan must be settled. If this happens this will be a big blow to the Jammu and Kashmir dispute. Some people think, may be India will be happy as that will give an opportunity to New Delhi to incorporate the areas of Jammu and Kashmir under their control. As a loyal son of the former Princely State of Jammu and Kashmir, I sincerely believe that China Pakistan Economic Corridor is not in our best interests. I have every right to write and oppose this mega project which, like East India Company of the pa

CPEC is 'cooperation framework' to pursue long-term development, says China India TV News Desk New Delhi 25 Mar 2017, 16:51:08 Facebook Twitter SMS Whatsapp × Terming the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as a new cooperation framework, China today said that it has been set up to pursue long-term development of the region. "The CPEC is a new cooperation framework set up by China and Pakistan to pursue long-term development. It is also an important project of the Belt and Road Initiative," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said. × Hua Chunying further said that CPEC will not only help in development of China and Pakistan but it will also promote regional connectivity besides ensuring development and prosperity of regional countries. "In advancing the CPEC, China and Pakistan adhere to the principle of extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits,&

Pakistan's dream corridor is going to burn a hole in its pocket, and then some No one really seems to know just how CPEC plans to be a game-changer for Pakistan.   25-03-2017 CLAUDE ARPI          For Pakistan, it was a dream come true. When Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Islamabad in April 2015, he pledged a whopping Rs 3,00,894 crore for the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). While the mega project was a vital element of the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) for Beijing, it was a “game-changer” for Pakistan, as it would bring prosperity to the entire region. It’s true that Xi brought with him munificent gifts for Pakistan: the Chinese billions would boost Pakistan’s flagging economy with massive energy and infrastructure projects. This included an additional 12,000 megawatts to Pakistan’s national grid through coal, hydro and renewable energy projects. The Corridor would have railways, roads, optical fibre cables, dams, pipelines, you name it! Though observe

Legal aspects of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

Claudia Waedlich 26 March 2017   Both as a member of a think-tank and having studied law, I am currently investigating the legality of the CPEC (China-Pakistan Economic Corridor) treaty with special regard to International law, Pakistani national law and its Constitution, and UN conventions; focussing particularly on some fundamental legal questions. With this in mind, I would like to make the following preliminary judgement before proceeding to details: The treaty has feet of clay and the consistency of the contract cannot be guaranteed.   First, let`s examine the  officially announced intentions  that China has declared.   The corridor will incorporate a 2,000 Kilometre transport link between Kashgar in northwest China and Gwadar port in Balochistan. Gwadar port is on the Arabian Sea near the border with Iran, historically a western Baloch area, occupied by Pakistan in the past and the route would be via roads, railways and pipelines.   China and Pakistan have developed str

Baloch leafers must come out of tribal mindset

There is some discussion going on in social media on whether baloch should choose one leader to represent internationally. Choosing  one leader is not good, Instead it must be collective leadership  for collective cause and must do collective negotiations .Ultimately baloch must learn Democratic values , shedding tribal mindset

China ready to take CPEC forward with Pakistan: spokesperson By  APP Published: March 25,spokespersspokespe EIJING :  A Chinese foreign affairs ministry spokesperson on Friday said Beijing is ready to work with Islamabad to move forward the multi-billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to benefit the people of the two countries. “The CPEC is a new cooperation framework set up by China and Pakistan to pursue long-term development. It is also an important project of the Belt and Road Initiative,” Chinese FO Spokesperson Hua Chunying said during a press briefing. Pakistan, China revise ‘priority list’ of CPEC energy projects “China stands ready to work with Pakistan to move forward the CPEC so as to benefit the two peoples at an early date,” she said. Hua Chunying maintained that it was important, not only in promoting common development for China and Pakistan but also in promoting regional connectivity, development and prosperity of regional co

Note on Allah Nazar Baloch

Dr.Allah Nazar's popularity has increased manifold amongst the people of Balochistan . He has proved to be the most popular leader  devoted to the cause of Freedom of Balochistan, who despite all hardship preferred to stay & defend his nation & fight for their rights. He has turned down all proposals of his close Comrades to seek safe corner abroad; but refused to leave his people at this critical juncture of Baloch history & let them be annihilated by Pak-Chinese military wild hounds Dr.Allah Nazar has never stretched his arms to seek foreign financial aid from country; but instead reminded all the democratic world to fulfil their International obligations under the oath sworn by them under UNO charter. He has also appealed to Free world masses of EU & Asia to extend their moral and political support to the cause of Freedom of Balochistan & Stop the genocide of people of Balochistan which is being let loosed by the terrorist Pakistan & it's new collabor

Glimpse of Baloch Culture: Baloch Seminar, Lucknow

Balochistan Map: International Seminar on Baloch

International Seminar on Baloch , Lucknow, India

Munaf Baloch With Deputy Chief minister Uttar Pradesh Mr Dinesh Sharma International Seminar on Baloch , Lucknow, India