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Can ICBC Asia profit from China’s new Silk Road projects? Celia Chen UPDATED : Sunday, 25 Jun 2017, 10:25PM ICBC Asia has invested HK$20 billion (US$2.56 billion) in 32 projects along China’s new Silk Road in the 13 months ended early June, but expected the amount to reach HK$30 billion by the end of 2017. “These projects are scattered in countries including Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia, Thailand, India, Indonesia and Australia,” said Jiang Yisheng, the chief executive of ICBC Asia. “And they mainly involved infrastructure building such as ports, electricity [power stations] and transportation in the Asia-Pacific region.” Jiang said the bank remained cautious when it comes to the projects it invests in, and would not take on an overseas investment project alone. “We would rather give up, if there was no involvement by the local ICBC branches or local banks,” said Jiang. “The possible socio-political unrest and changeable policie

Machine guns, explosives, satellite phones seized in Balochistan raid By  Web Desk  on June 25, 2017 QUETTA : The Security forces claimed to have foiled a terror plot, seizing a large cache of weapons during a raid in Kohlu district’s Kahan Tehsil in the Baluchistan province  under Operation Raddul Fassad , ARY News reported. The seizure included machine guns, 42 bags of explosive material, 74 mortar shells, 14 mortars with fuses, six anti-tank fuses, eleven anti-tank mines, 1328 rounds of LMG and satellite phones. The security forces have ramped up operations across the country in the aftermath of multiple blasts in Quetta and Parachinar leaving over 55 dead and more than 100 injured on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramazan. Earlier, the personnel of the army and Peshawar police had killed three suspected terrorists in a gun battle that spanned over seven hours in Peshawar’s Chamkani neighbourhood on Friday night. According to the

Naval Chief spends a day with troops at coastal areas of Balochistan Web Desk June 25, 2017 KARACHI: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah spent a day with Pakistan Navy troops deployed in coastal areas of Balochistan, comprising Jiwani, Pasni, Gwadar and Ormara.   Admiral Zakaullah visited naval installations at Jiwani and interacted with the officers and men. During interaction, the Admiral applauded their professionalism and dedication in safeguarding the maritime frontiers of the country.   While citing the recent terrorist attack on PN vehicle, the Naval Chief said that cowardly acts of terrorism cannot dent our morale and no stone will be left unturned to neutralize the country from all forms of terrorism.   Subsequently, Chief of the Naval Staff went to Gwadar where he had Iftaar with PN personnel stationed at Gwadar port and other PN units. The Naval Chief, while lauding professionalism and commitment of the deploye

57,000 acres of barren land will be made cultivable in Balochistan QUETTA: Balochistan Government is making hectic efforts for promotion of agriculture sector to attain food autarky. A senior official of Agriculture Department was quoted by state-run radio as saying that Rs. 8 billion have been allocated in new fiscal year’s budget for the purpose. He said under Kacchi Canal Project fifty seven thousand Acres barren lands would be made cultivable. Meanwhile, construction work of Government agriculture farms in eighteen district of the province have begun at a cost of 288 million rupees. Originally Published by NNI

Is CPEC Good, Bad or a Disaster for Pakistan’s Economy and Environment? BY  ZOFEEN T. EBRAHIM  ON  25/06/2017 •  LEAVE A COMMENT CPEC seems more like a Chinese project; the benefits are heavily loaded towards China, with Pakistan benefiting because it happens to be “part of the geographical terrain”. Graffiti celebrates CPEC on the walls of Pakistan. Credit: Zofeen T. Ebrahim Mohammad Saleem and Badar Din have never heard of the  China-Pakistan Economics Corridor  (CPEC) but they see plenty of Chinese people around. Their boss is Chinese and they communicate with him through signing as they do not speak the same language. Both men, in their twenties, have travelled from a village in Sehwan in Sindh, to Gwadar to work as labourers at the port site under construction. Even after paying rent for accommodation, meals and transport, they save more than they ever earned in their own village. “There is work for everyone,” says Saleem, who has been able to buy a sola

Pakistan deployes 15,000 troops to protect Chinese nationals working on CPEC project World AFP Jun, 25 2017 18:17:50 IST Islamabad:  Pakistan has deployed a 15,000-strong military force to protect Chinese nationals working on energy and infrastructure projects in the country, the president said on Sunday, after the abduction of a Chinese couple raised safety concerns. Representational image. Reuters President Mamnoon Hussain told visiting Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi in Islamabad that the protection of Chinese citizens working in Pakistan was the "top priority" of the government, according to a statement issued by the presidency. Beijing is investing around $50 billion in its South Asian neighbour as part of a plan unveiled in 2015 to link its far-western Xinjiang region to Gwadar port in Balochistan with a series of infrastructure, power and transport upgrades. But fears over safety arose last month when two Chinese work

Chinese Killings in Pakistan – very much linked to CPEC By  Northlines  - June 25, 2017      Conspiracy theories and the CPEC-I LtGen Prakash Katoch The killing of Chinese nationals Lee Zingyang (24) and Meng Lisi (26) in Pakistan post abduction from Quetta, capital of Balochistan, on May 24 was hardly a stray incident. Had the killings not been announced by the Islamic State, Beijing and Islamabad would have suppressed the news. The disappearance would have been depicted to Chinese public as another case of youngsters lost in the wild; drifters, drugs, or hit-and-run-and-dumped. The rate at which Pakistan has radicalized in the intervening period perhaps has been phenomenal. With China’s communist philosophy of everything including your body being property of the State; millions of Chinese killed during the so called ‘peaceful rise’ of China didn’t matter anyway.  Not many would know that a Chinese cemetery exists at Danyor (10 kms from Gilgit); established during

Everyday will be EID after Independence

🌹EID MUBARAK🌹 So many eids passed but Balochs couldn't enjoy it  because our hearts are burning and our veins are bleeding, so this eid also will be same as before free of pleasures 💓السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته ❤ 💐 يشرفني و يسعدني أن ابادلكم التهاني بمناسبة عيد الفطر المبارك  لعام 1438 اعاده الله العلي القدير علينا وعليكم على الأمة الاسلامية باليمن والبركات واسأل الله تعالى أن يمن عليكم وعلى كل عزيز عليكم و على جميع المسلمين بالصحة والعافية والعمر المديد وأن يحفظ لنا بلادنا الغالية عمان وسلطاننا المعظم من كل مكروه إنه سميع مجيب الدعاء 🌸 🌹وكل عام وأنتم بخير 🌹 محبكم / هلال بن نجمان البلوشي

Everyday will be EID after Independence