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A peaceful Batwara is the ultimate solution of Pakistan's problems Pakistan: A peaceful Batwara is the ultimate solution of Pakistan's problems Dr.Wahid Baloch A peaceful solution without any further bloodshed and violence is the ultimate solution of Pokistan or else Pakistan will break apart and Punjab will ends up as a deadlock state among all anti-Punjab states (Sindhudesh, Balochistan, Pakhtunistn, Afghanistan, Iran and India) and will not survive. It is better for Punjabis to take heed and do the right thing to end their monopoly, exploitation and discriminative abusive policy directed against the other provinces and accept their genuine rights and demands and accommodate them well equally without any further delay.  You can not have peace until your all federating units are treated and accommodated fairly and equally and their genuine demands and reservations are accepted by Punjab.  Baloch demands are simple, genuine and just. Here ar

Quote of the day: Sarfaraz Bugti on Killing Akbar Bugti

Minister for Home and Tribal Affairs * Sarfaraz Bugti ,* who also hails from the Bugti clan but opposed Akbar Bugti’s insurgency, reckons Musharraf did the right thing. *" I don’t think the killing of Nawab Bugti was a mistake. Anyone who uses violence against the state will be dealt with an iron hand. Bugti’s killing did not worsen the situation. Instead, it opened the way for peace. We pushed the terrorists from the cities to the mountains. Now they are surrendering and contributing to Balochistan’s development."*

Akbar Bugti’s death and the revival of the Baloch insurgency Shah Meer Baloch Published about 12 hours ago Photo by White Star Over a decade after his death in the mountains of Balochistan’s Dera Bugti district, Akbar Shahbaz Bugti – better known as Nawab Bugti – is still lauded and loathed in equal measure. This is evident from the shadow his anti-state struggle continues to cast over the province. The chief of the Bugti tribe and former governor and chief minister of Balochistan was killed in a military operation on August 26, 2006 after a prolonged conflict with General Pervez Musharraf. As news of his death at the hands of the military spread, it intensified the fifth phase of an insurgency that had already begun in the rugged mountains of Dera Bugti and Kohlu in 2004. The previous four phases (which began in 1948, 1958, 1968 and 1973, respectively) were comparatively short-lived. Akram Dashti, who served as the speaker of the Balochistan Assembly from 1989 to 1990 when Bugti was chief minister, sa

Malaysia’s foreign policy is clear and consistent Anifah Aman 17 Sep 2017, 9:55 am (Updated 17 Sep 2017, 10:44 am)   COMMENT | I refer to the  comment article  written by Rais Hussin, a supreme council member of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM), who also heads the Policy and Strategy Bureau of PPBM, entitled All that glitters is not gold in US-Malaysia relationship which was published by Malaysiakini on 15 September 2017. I noted Rais Hussin keen interests on the conduct of Malaysia’s foreign policy. As Rais Hussin would appreciate, Malaysia’s foreign policy is clear and consistent. Malaysia continues to pursue an independent, principled and pragmatic foreign policy, with the overarching thrust to safeguard its sovereignty and national interests as well as to contribute meaningfully towards a just and equitable community of nations. The conduct of Malaysia’s foreign policy will continue to be guided by the principles of respect for independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and n

Quetta women chamber hails Balochistan uplift efforts 17-Sep-17by  Staff Report KARACHI :  Fehmida Jamali, Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry Quetta founding president, said Saturday that it was a matter of appreciation that the federal government was paying special attention to the development of Balochistan, making concerted efforts to provide all essential facilities to the people on priority basis to ensure that the country’s largest province on a par with other federating units at the earliest. Jamali said it is all the more good to note that development projects involving estimated total cost of more than Rs 700 billion relating to water, provision of electricity are currently under implementation in different parts of Balochistan. “Inauguration of Kachhi Canal after being in doldrums for 15 years is rightly being described as the fate changer of Balochistan,” she remarked. Meanwhile, Fehmida Jamali also highlighted that the p

Chinese team visits varsity campus in Gwadar By  Our Correspondent Published: September 16, 2017 32SHARES   SHARE   TWEET QUETTA :  A delegation of the Consulate General of China in Karachi visited the sub-campus of Turbat University in Gwadar on Friday, where they were briefed about the academic and infrastructure development plans. The delegation comprised Consul Culture Zu Zhijie, Lie Xiaomeng, Chen, China Overseas Ports Holding Company Pakistan Chairman Zhang Baozhong, Deputy General Manager Gwadar Free Zone Peter Hu and Deputy Manager Admin Gwadar Free Zone Dadullah Yusuf. Turbat University Vice-Chancellor Dr Abdul Razzaq Sabir along with Registrar Dr Hanif Rahman received the delegation upon their arrival at the campus. Campus Director Ijaz Ahmed and other faculty were also present. ADVERTISEMENT Ad BHC delegation: Turbat University to launch law programme Dr Sabir briefed the delegation about the academic and infrastructure developm

Is Gwadar a toll plaza? September 16, 2017 China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a big business scheme with billions in Chinese investments spreading over the span of 15 years with a cumulative outlay of up to $46 billion. $35 billion is to be spent on the energy sector in the mode of IPPs (Independent Power Producers) and remaining $11 billion for infrastructure developments such as railways and industrial zones, roads etc. An additional $8. 5 billion of investment is recently approved for transport sector. The blessing in disguise is that most of the investment project loans are from Chinese banks, whose details are still not made public. Indeed, it is generating fears of further indebtedness of an already loan-riddled Pakistan. The construction of a 3,218 km long route stretching from Chinese province of Kashghar to Pakistani port of Gwadar, is considered to be hallmark of this CPEC project. By the construction of this shortest r

Int’l conference in Portugal to lure investment in CPEC ISLAMABAD - In order to promote foreign investment in China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), an International Investment Conference is scheduled to be held in Porto, Portugal in mid October 2017. The conference will be organised by the Bridging Trade International (BTI) from October 12 to 15 which is aimed at promoting and bringing foreign investment especially from European Union (EU) countries. The conference titled "Bridging Trade and Investment Conference 2017" was being organised in collaboration with Business Association of Portugal and other global partners including Board of Investment (BOI), chief organiser of conference Wasim Khokhar told APP here on Saturday. The motto of this conference would bring stakeholder together which undoubtedly would lead to greater benefits for Pakistan, he said. "We are committed to bring foreign investment for CPEC for exploring

PREPARATION OF FEASIBILITY REPORT TO SET UP AN ECONOMIC ZONE UNDER CPEC IN PROGRESS IN GB File Photo 03:36 PM, 16 Sep, 2017   0 In Gilgit Baltistan,  preparation  of  feasibility   report  to set up an economic zone under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is in progress. Official sources told our Gilgit correspondent that the government has acquired two hundred and fifty acres of land at Maqpoon Das in Gilgit for the project. The sources said the government also acquired one hundred and sixty acres land in Minawar Gilgit for establishment of Industrial zone

Chinese scholar says China should consult India on CPEC PTI | New Delhi, Saturday, September 16, 2017 | 11:43 IST Shen Dingli, associate dean at Shanghai-based Fudan University's Institute of International Studies, was speaking at a session titled 'Emerging World Order' at the ongoing Pune Dialogue on National Security. China should not build a road through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) as part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), as it is disputed territory, a leading Chinese scholar said here today. Shen Dingli, associate dean at Shanghai-based Fudan University's Institute of International Studies, was speaking at a session titled 'Emerging World Order' at the ongoing Pune Dialogue on National Security here. × "China should consult with India if it is okay to build a road in 'PCK (Pakistan-controlled Kashmir)'. The Chinese should not build the road in the disputed territory because

Pakistan, China to foil conspiracies against CPEC September 16, 2017, 11:22 pm ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said Pakistan and China are united to foil conspiracies of the enemies against the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).   He was talking to Chinese ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong. Both discussed different aspects of bilateral relations. During the meeting held on Friday evening, they discussed Pakistan China Economic Corridor (CPEC) and matters related to training of law enforcement institutions. The minister said exemplary relations between Pakistan and China were based on mutual affection and economic and defence cooperation. The Chinese ambassador expressed satisfaction at the security arrangements for the Chinese citizens, working on the projects of CPEC. They exchanged views on sharing of information between the two countries and professional training of law enforcement agencies on modern lines. Ahsan said

US weighs dropping Pakistan as an ally Trump administration accuses country of housing militants as relations hit new low Angry Pakistanis protesed in August against Donald Trump's accusations that the country harboured terrorists © AFP     September 15, 2017 4:39 pm by  Katrina Manson  in Washington The Trump administration is considering dropping  Pakistan  as an ally as it examines tough measures to quell more than 20 terrorist groups it says are based in the country. Officials familiar with the Pakistan prong of Washington’s new “AfPak” strategy — which involves an open-ended commitment in  Afghanistan  and praise for India — say it has yet to be fleshed out. But they have plenty of levers. President Donald Trump last month promised to get tough on Pakistan, accusing it of “housing the very terrorists that we are fighting”. It was the most public breach yet in an often rocky relationship. “No US president has come out on

Pakistan, Baloch Sardars, Baloch People

What the World’s Emptiest International Airport Says About China’s Influence 查看简体中文版查看繁體中文版  ILLUSTRATION BY ANDREW RAE SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 By BROOK LARMER The four-lane  highway leading out of the Sri Lankan town of Hambantota gets so little traffic that it sometimes attracts more wild elephants than automobiles. The pachyderms are intelligent — they seem to use the road as a jungle shortcut — but not intelligent enough, alas, to appreciate the pun their course embodies: It links together a series of white elephants, i.e. boondoggles, built and financed by the Chinese. Beyond the lonely highway itself, there is a 35,000-seat cricket stadium, an almost vacant $1.5 billion deepwater port and, 16 miles inland, a $209 million jewel known as “the world’s emptiest international airport.” Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport, the second-largest in Sri Lanka, is designed to handle a million passengers per

Baloch Nation stand by with their Kurdish brothers on their historic referendum for Freedom. Baloch Nation stand by with their Kurdish brothers on their historic referendum for Freedom. PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 16, 2017 Washington, D.C: - Baloch Nation congratulate and stand by with their Kurdish brothers on their historic referendum for freedom and share their joy and enthusiasm to cease the opportunity to embrace the path of freedom and to be FREE as a nation among the free nations of the world, which was long overdue,” said Dr. Wahid Baloch, President of Balochistan National Congress (BNC) - Washing D.C Chapter. His Excellency Qubad Talabani  and Dr. Wahid Baloch Dr. Wahid Baloch who met with His Excellency Qubad Talabani, the U.S representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government, in his office in Washington, D.C in 2006, and extended solidarity to him on the behalf of Baloch Nation in person, said Baloch people are the closest friends and kin t