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CPEC to change destiny of Balochis April 23, 2017      Rafiullah Mandokhail Zhob CPEC has the potential to change the destiny of the people of Balochistan. The project will bring prosperity and an end to poverty and unemployment in the province. All concerns about Western route of the project proved wrong and baseless,’ said Chairman Municipal Committee Abdul Saleem Mandokhail while addressing the orientation ceremony of Balochistan Rural Support Program (BRSP) newly-launched project entitled ‘All Season Market in Qamar Karez’ funded by Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan Regional Integration Program (PATRIP Foundation) here. Chief Officer Khalid Khan, Education officer Sheikh Musa Mandokhail, AD Local Government Nazir and people from all walks of life attended the ceremony. ‘Ineffective administrative system is the main reason behind the issues we are facing today. Poverty and lack of basic needs have been destiny of the people here. The time has come to address

External, internal enemies of CPEC should shut their mouths: Shahbaz External, internal enemies of CPEC should shut their mouths: Shahbaz Says project will be made a success at all costs; promotion of economic ties between Punjab, Jiangxi provinces is a welcome step LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that agreements for promotion of economic cooperation between Punjab and Jiangxi provinces is a welcome step and mutual cooperation agreements between the businessmen of both provinces is also a positive development. While addressing the Punjab-Jiangxi Business Forum-2017 at a local hotel, he expressed his hope that the new agreements would definitely promote economic relations, not only between the two provinces but also between Pakistan and China. Economic cooperation agreements were signed between the two provinces on the occasion. Agreements were also signed between industrialists of both the provinces for promoting bilater

Turning Infastructure projects into Geopolitical tool

THEN  2008 No Western company has the kind of partnership with its state as Gazprom has with the Kremlin. No Western country or company would build pipelines with such political calculations. None would undertake commercially unviable projects. We are dealing with a situation where normal competitive market principles simply do not work. It is imperative the Europeans recognize it and start taking steps accordingly; we are invariably dealing with a state-sponsored organization that has turned gas pipelines into a geopolitical tool."  -- Zeyno Baran OIL, OLIGARCHS, AND OPPORTUNITY: ENERGY FROM CENTRAL ASIA TO EUROP E  Committee on Foreign Relations The United States Senate June 12, 2008  Zeyno Baran Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Eurasian Policy Hudson Institut NOW 2017 International infrastructure investment and development is no longer merely about profitability: it’s become a way of obtaining influence in a country, a way of countering the position of competing

Modi at 365: 'Mausam' near String of Pearls  In  article  02:59 PM, May 28, 2015  Ramana Muppalla As the world watches Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s foreign policy, it is very important to take a closer look at his recent visits of China, Mongolia and South Korea. There is lot of content in the media about Modi’s frequent foreign visits. Some are in awe and the usual naysayers critical of such frequent visits. This article’s main focus will be about engaging China and whether it is  “ModiFied” YET  or are things routine as usual? For India, engaging any country (including regular irritant Pakistan) in the entire world is not very difficult as the outcomes are predictable irrespective of positives or negatives.  Except China that is! All bilateral visits related to China need to be looked at much closer for intricate details. A usual bilateral meeting is all about mutual political interests and economic cooperation. In all the bilateral engagem

Baloch Protest in Germany: Pictures

BNM Germany protest against #BalochGenocide

#BalochGenocide             Today, on April 22, 2017 Baloch National Movement (BNM) held a protest agaist brutal military operations by #Pakistani forces in #Balochistan.       The proetsters distributed pamphlets to aware the German people of #BalochGenocide and Pakistani policies of terrorizing the world through its Islamic Jihadis. The Taliban, Haqqani Network, Lashkar e Taiyaba, Lashkar e Jhangvi and other so many Jihadi outfits are created by Pakistan and given safe havens in Pakistan. Today most of these outfits are active in the region to creat law and order problems. On the other hand same forces have connections to #ISIS #DAESH. So in one and other way #Pakistan is supporting ISIS which is the world's most dangerous terrorist organization today.       Pakistan is nourishing these Jihadis in Balochistan to counter Baloch liberation movement. If the world doesn't take notice of Pakistani policies in the region, the peace in world will be a dream for civilized nations

New Silk Road Or New Great Game? India Developing New Sri Lanka Port To Combat China Wade Shepard , CONTRIBUTOR Hambantota Port is set to go to China with an impending deal that will see China Merchants take an 80% share for a specified amount of years.  AFP PHOTO / LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI As regional powers like China, Russia, Japan, and India vie for political and economic position throughout the eastern realms of Eurasia, many of the less powerful countries caught in the middle are employing what could be called a ‘multi-vector strategy’ as they engage openly with multiple suitors in an attempt to balance out their respective influences — and ultimately bringing in more investment, financing, and development for themselves. It is a move pioneered, dubbed, and popularized by Kazakhstan — a country which sits right between Russia, China, South Asia, and Europe — in the era following the breakup of the Soviet Union. Rather than b

India keeps China hanging on BRI By Mohua Das, TNN | Updated: Apr 22, 2017, 12.18 PM IST Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi had recently claimed that India would send a representative to the summit, though the Centre did not respond to his statement or confirm its participation. MUMBAI: The Indian government has “neither responded nor confirmed the participation of any Indian officials“ at the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Forum that is expected to be attended by over 90 heads of state and government officials from across the world,  Liu Jinsong , minister and deputy chief of mission at the embassy of the People's Republic of China in India told TOI on Friday. The May 14 event will be hosted by Chinese President Xi Jinping.  Chinese foreign minister  Wang Yi  had recently claimed that India would send a representative to the summit, though the Centre did not respond to his statement or confirm its parti

Indian scholar urges India to participate in Belt and Road Initiative

Source: Xinhua 2017-04-22 00:33:10 [Editor: huaxia] MUMBAI, April 21 (Xinhua) -- A noted Indian scholar Friday urged India to take part in the Belt and Road Initiative for the interests of India and its neighboring countries. Speaking at a seminar here on the Belt and Road Initiative, Sudheendra Kulkarni, Chairman of Observer Research Foundation (ORF) Mumbai, said that the Belt and Road Initiative provides an opportunity for win-win cooperation between India and China, and the cooperation is both trust-promoting and development-promoting. "We are firmly of the view that India should participate in the Belt and Road Initiative for our own benefit and for the benefit of our neighbors," Kulkarni said. "Isolation does not help India, " he added. He also urged India to "welcome and support" the China- Pakistan  Economic Corridor (CPEC) as "it has the potential to contribute hugely to Pakistan's development and prosperity." "India has