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No water for Gwadar June 14, 2017  The port city has a long history of water crisis. Gwadar, Balochistan’s winter capital and the city of countless promises, has yet to give its residents a sufficient supply of water. The port city is suppling two million gallons of water every four days, against a daily requirement of 3. 5 million gallons, official data suggests. The citizens, meanwhile, decry the utter failure of authorities to come up with a viable solution to the problem. There are always tall claims about developing Gwadar city, but in truth we are deprived of basic necessities.   The government is doing nothing except making false claims. Gwadar has been suffering from an acute water shortage for the past decade, but no concrete steps have been taken to overcome this problem. The water level in the dam is decreasing because of silt accumulation. The previous government planned to install a water desalination plant in Pasni and

Bearded in Balochistan 14-Jun-17by  DailyTimes Balochistan is back in the news. Over beards. Or rather their ‘fashionable’ styling. Two of the province’s districts — Omraha and Kharan — have taken the lead, banning the practice before backtracking. Sort of. The story goes something like this. The authorities issued the directive at the behest of a cleric. The contention, according to the latter, was that barbers were styling beards. This, the cleric believed, was against Islamic norms. Ultimately, the written order was withdrawn on the grounds that there is no existing law covering the policing of men and their beards. Nonetheless, the Kharan assistant commissioner admitted that barbers were verbally instructed to refrain from the practice. Yet we must ask: if there is no specific law — on what grounds was this communicated? Sadly, we already know the answer. We have been here before. Many times. There was the Enlightened Moderation er

ISIS has no existence in Balochistan: Sarfaraz Bugti   Last Updated On  13 June,2017  About 12 hours ago The home minister revealed that an intelligence based operation was carried out in Quetta QUETTA (Dunya News) - Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti has on Tuesday revealed that the militant group  Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)  has no existence in Balochistan whatsoever. He let it be known while addressing a press conference alongside Balochistan government’s spokesperson in the provincial capital. Sarfaraz Bugti also revealed at the occasion that an intelligence based operation was carried out in Quetta and in which two commanders identified as Nazar Muhammad and Muhammad Jan who hailed from the banned outfit were killed during it.  He went on to reveal that the terrorists killed in the operation were involved in attacks on security forces and innocent civilians. The home minister let it be known that unless and until we don

Search on to find bodies of Chinese nationals killed by IS' ' Shares0 Tue, 13 Jun 2017-11:55pm , PTI Pakistan's Balochistan government said today that the video showing the killing of two Chinese nationals abducted by Islamic State militants from Quetta appeared to confirm "99 per cent" that they have been killed. The provincial government's home minister Sarfaraz Bugti told reporters that security forces were now conducting search operations to find the bodies Lee Zing Yang, 24 and Meng Li Si, 26, who were abducted by the militant group on March 24. His comments came as authorities previously remained unwilling to confirm the deaths and involvement of IS. Bugti, however, denied any organised presence of the IS in Balochistan. Yesterday, it emerged that the two Chinese nationals were involved in "preaching", and were not teachers as was stated in their visa documents. (This article has not been edited

No Islamic State existence in Balochistan, claims Bugti By  Mohammad Zafar Published: June 14, 2017 PHOTO: REUTERS QUETTA :  Balochistan Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Bugti has dispelled “the impression of the presence of Islamic State (IS) in Balochistan” and said that the crackdown against terrorist is in full swing under Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad. During a press conference at Madadgar Centre of Froniter Corps (FC) on Tuesday, Bugti said that two Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) terrorists Niaz Muhammad alias Bebarg and Muhammad Jan aka Laila had been killed during intelligence-based operations. The two, he added, were involved in 80 different acts of terrorism including torching the Quaid-e-Azam Residency, killing citizens in targeted strikes and attacking national installations and communication services. ADVERTISEMENT Sarfaraz Bugti survives bomb attack Flanked by provincial government spokesperson Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar at the press conference, the

CPEC-loving Pakistan needs to learn from Beijing’s recent treatment of Muslims By  Dipanjan Roy Chaudhury , ET Bureau | Updated: Jun 14, 2017, 07.57 AM IST NEW DELHI:  China  is walking an extra mile to operationalise China-Pakistan Economic Corridor under the  One Belt One Road  (OBOR) project but Beijing's recent treatment of Muslims in Xinjiang region has lessons for Islamabad, which is relying heavily on the corridor to change its economic fortunes.  In a latest move, the Chinese authorities have banned the use of names such as Muhammad, Haji, Islam and Imam for babies in Xinjiang. Names that start with 'Turk' — such as Turkizat and Turkinaz — have also been banned.  The Chinese authorities claim that this move will curtail 'religious fervour'. The new law also prevents people from rejecting 'radio, television or other public facilities and services', marrying in accordance with religious rat

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S Korea Christian groups recruit Chinese to preach in Muslim Countries Shares0 Tue, 13 Jun 2017-01:31pm , PTI China's official media today accused South Korean Christian groups of converting young Chinese and sending them for proselytising in Muslim countries, a day after Pakistan said the two Chinese nationals killed by ISIS were involved in "preaching" in the country. The state-run Global Times mainly highlighted the comments by Pakistan Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar that Lee Zingyang, 24, and Meng Lisi, 26, who were kidnapped from Jinnah town Quetta in the restive Balochistan province on May 24, and killed allegedly by Islamic State militants had entered Pakistan on business visas. The minister was informed that the two were part of a group of Chinese citizens who obtained business visas from the Pakistani Embassy in Beijing and entered Pakistan. But instead of doing business, they had gone to Quetta, where they pretended to

Kidnapping, Killing of Chinese by ISIS: Visa policy to be streamlined Kidnapping, killing of Chinese by IS, Interior ministry says slain foreigners misused business visa and indulged in ‘preaching’ June 13, 2017/ 1 Comment ISLAMABAD - The federal government on Monday decided to review and strictly regulate its visa policy for Chinese after the recent abduction and killing of two Chinese nationals in Balochistan. “The interior ministry has decided to review, regulate and streamline its visa policy for Chinese as the two Chinese nationals abducted from Quetta last month violated terms and conditions of their business visas and were involved in preaching activities instead,” a ministry spokesperson said. The interior ministry made the decision at a meeting with Ch Nisar Ali Khan in the chair, the spokesperson said. On June 8, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the killing of the two Chinese nationals, hours after the army said that it has killed some IS militants in

Balochistan: Three students abducted from Quetta

(sangar News)on 09 June 2017 at around 11:00 AM Pakistan Time, three students were abducted near Toyota Showroom at New Populzai Plaza of Double Road, Quetta Balochistan . Imtyaz Ali 19 years old Imtyaz Ali Noor Jan is a resident of Labaach Choko, district Awaran and was living in Old Bus Adda Satellite Town, Quetta for his studies. He was attending English Language courses in QUEST Center in the city. Abdul Latif 19 years old Abdul Latif Sakhi Dad is a student in Degree College Quetta and a resident of Rekchai Village of district Awaran. Currently he was living in Room 63, Near Toyota Showroom New Populzai Plaza Double Road, Quetta, Balochistan. Zubair is a resident of district Mastung, Balochistan and a student as well. Imtyaz and Latif were waiting for Zubair alongside Double Road near Toyota Showroom New Populzai Plaza. “ When Zubair arrived in an Auto-Rickshaw, a white double cab car stopped and four armed men in civil dress abducted them at gunpoint ”, Say eyewitnesses o