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Kurdistan Referrundum: Baloch leaders Statements

Press releases of Baloch leaders in Support of Kurdistan Referrundum. We request you to cover in your Kurdish press and media. ✔ Prof.Naela Quadri Baloch , head of World Baloch Women Forum, Canada Video message   ✔  Dr.Ali Akbar Mengal,  Baloch Diaspora France. Download Text Video   ✔  Dr.Wahid Baloch, BNC, USA Link ✔  Dr.Jumma Marri,  Baloch Unity, Moscow Download Text ✔  Umar  Daud Khatta 28,, Pashtunistan freedom activist and currently leading Pashtunistan Liberation Front for separation of Pashtunistan from Pakistan. He is currently based in Kabul Afghanistan, in

India, US discuss deepening defence ties, maritime security By IANS | Updated: Sep 26, 2017, 07.55 PM IST US, India agree there will be no tolerance for terror safe havens NEW DELHI:  India  and the US on Tuesday discussed deepening defence ties and enhancing trade and technology cooperation, with Washington expressing interest in expanding maritime security engagement amid  China 's growing aggression in  South China sea . US Defence Secretary James Mattis, the first high-ranking official of the Trump Administration to visit India, met Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and held talks with her in the South Block. Later, the two addressed a joint media conference where Mattis said the focus was on enhancing the defence relations between the two countries, with the US viewing India as a regional stabilizer. In an apparent reference to China, which has disputes with its maritime neighbou

Chinese ambassador urges China, Britain to turn cooperation potential into success Source: Xinhua |  2017-09-26 15:58:41 | Editor: Xiang Bo LONDON, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Chinese ambassador to Britain Liu Xiaoming on Monday said that he is fully confident about the future of China-Britain relations, urging the two countries to turn confidence into actions and turn potential into success. Liu made such remarks at a reception marking the 68th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. He said that building a China-Britain "Golden Era" is not a slogan, but a brand new definition of the two countries' bilateral relationship and a symbol of determination to build consensus and deepen cooperation. "We can deliver more 'golden fruits' in this 'Golden Era'," he said. Liu said China's development provides new opportunities to advance the bilateral relations. The ambassador took the Belt and Road Initiative as an example, saying the initiative

Making sense of Belt and Road – The Non-Belt and Road project borrower: Southern Gas Corridor, Azerbaijan By: Chris Wright Published on: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Euromoney is in the Socar Tower in Baku, Azerbaijan, about a mile from the Caspian Sea. Here, two members of the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) holding company’s executive team are describing a complex gas pipeline project reaching from Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz gas field in the Caspian, through Azerbaijan and Georgia, the length of Turkey and ultimately across Greece, Albania, the Adriatic Sea and into Italy. Order     BELT AND ROAD      In-depth series Key players Nothing in this picture has much to do with China. Even at the Azerbaijani end we are thousands of miles from China’s borders. And this project has nothing to do with China’s energy security: in fact it takes Central Asian gas and moves it to Europe. But even here, China’s expansionism is visible. Euromoney has come here

Making sense of Belt and Road – The white elephant: Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport, Sri Lanka By: Chris Wright Published on: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 With infrastructure ambitions on this scale, it is inevitable that some of the capital will be misspent. As McKinsey Asia-Pacific chairman Kevin Sneader observed in a recent podcast: “There is a real risk that this becomes a source of funding that gets mis-deployed and doesn’t end up contributing to greater trade or greater economic collaboration, but just gets wasted on projects that really should never have been funded in the first place.” Order     BELT AND ROAD      In-depth series Key players In this respect China would do well to look at Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport in Sri Lanka as a reminder of what not to do. The airport has a lot going for it: long runways, decent facilities, trained staff. There is just one thing it is missing: passengers. Even on a good day f

Belt and Road: China fast-tracks southeast Asian infrastructure By: Kanika Saigal Published on: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 A close neighbour with a large infrastructure deficit, southeast Asia is a natural target for China’s Belt and Road Initiative, but when do mutual benefits for China and the region become regional dominance for the Asian giant? Order     BELT AND ROAD      In-depth series Key players Squeezed between China, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia, landlocked Laos attracts over 4 million travellers each year, many working their way along the well-trodden tourist track through southeast Asia.  Backpackers in search of history and adventure can spend days or weeks hiking through the jungles in northern Laos, exploring one of the hundreds of Buddhist temples or swimming in the country’s picture-perfect waterfalls.  On some occasions tourists can find themselves trapped, forced to stay in the country’s small, underdeveloped town

Don’t Act Big In Pakistan, Chinese Enterprises Told By  Agencies  On  Sep 26, 2017 Beijing:  Chinese-funded    enterprises doing business in Pakistan should avoid flaunting economic and technical superiority and instead value the common interests of both countries, Chinese experts have said. Wu Menglin, an associate researcher, and Liang Haiming, chairman and chief economist with China Silk Road iValley Research Institute, said in a state-run Global Times article that the Chinese-funded enterprises need to watch while investing in Pakistan. The article came amid persistent Pakistani media reports that Chinese investments in Pakistan related to the Belt and Road initiative “do not simply reflect the Sino-Pakistan friendship or represent pure assistance to Pakistan but are instead driven by China’s interests”. The experts said that Chinese-funded enterprises should hire more local workers and gradually export technology to Pakistan. The co

Optimizes long-distance rail operations along the new Silk Road linking China and Europe By: AJOT | Sep 26 2017 at 07:59 AM |  International Trade    Rochelle Park, NJ – ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC), a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, today announced that UNIT45 B.V., an industry leader in the design, construction, financing, and delivery of 45 foot containers for European intermodal transport operations, has selected ORBCOMM to provide its end-to-end telematics solution and Cloud platform for remote container monitoring and control. UNIT45’s diesel-electric containers, which provide maximum capacity and cargo stability ideal for long-haul rail, transport temperature-controlled cargo, including food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, printers and computers, along the New Silk Road linking China and Europe. Headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, UNIT45 is using ORBCOMM’s complete telematics solution, including hardware

New Silk Road exhibition starts at China Cultural Center      Staff Reporter More than three-week long exhibition titled “New Silk Road” started here at China Cultural Centeron Sunday as a part of celebrations of 2017 Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival “Ode to the Moon”.. The exhibition was arranged Cultural Center of Dalian Jinpu New Area with support of Cultural office of the Embassy of China in Pakistan. Joint Secretary National History and Literary Heritage Division Junaid Akhlaq was the chief guest in the opening ceremony of more than three weeks exhibition. Cultural Councilor Embassy of China and Director China Cultural Center You Yi, Deputy Director China Cultural Center Ms Li Shuo, other senior officials Embassy, students and a large number of people from different walks of life were also present on the occasion. Addressing the ceremony, Cultural Councilor You Yi warmly welcomed the participants, saying New Silk Road exhibition would educate the visitors a

MoU signed for CPEC project in Gwadar By  PPI Published: September 26, 2017 A general view of the Pakistani coastal town of Gwadar on the Arabian Sea in this March 19, 2007. PHOTO: REUTERS ISLAMABAD :  A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for construction of East Bay Expressway in Gwadar under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project was signed in Gwadar on Monday. Gwadar Port Authority Chairman Dostain Jamaldini signed the MoU on behalf of the Pakistani government while Chinese Construction Company’s Chairman inked the memorandum on behalf of his China. CPEC will ‘pave way for development’   ADVERTISEMENT Ad Minister of State for Ports and Shipping Chaudhry Jaffar Iqbal, Chinese Deputy Minister for Communications Dai Doncang and senior Pakistani and Chinese officials attended the signing ceremony. The 19.5 kilometres Expressway would be constructed at a cost of Rs17 billion. Speaking on the occasion, Chaudhry Jaffar Iqbal said that th

Prices up due to decay of crop in Balochistan LAHORE - The Marketing Wing of Agriculture Department has said that tomato prices were raised in local market due to decay of crop in Balochistan. The Agriculture Department spokesperson disclosed that new production of tomatoes from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will arrive into market within 20 days due to which tomato prices will decrease. Onion supply is right now coming from Balochistan and Sindh and it will be further lessened day by day. Due to fluctuation in prices, some merchants are making hay illegally but the deputy commissioners are now taking action against these merchants under the law. The government high priority is to maintain demand and supply gap of fruits and vegetables in local market. Pakistan has been facing serious problem regarding tomatoes supply for many years, he added. Tomatoes prices remained stable till Eidul Azha but due to heavy rainfall, tomatoes crop in Balochistan and Si

Our approach to the Balochistan problem The orgy of violence unleashed by various non-state groups has resulted in a decline in social support for these groups 26-Sep-17by  Masood Hameed Baloch Tempers in Pakistan have been running high since we found out about the ‘Free Balochistan’ posters in Geneva. Pakistani legislators have pointed fingers at the Swiss government, accusing them of backing Baloch separatists and propagating the free Balochistan agenda. In Pakistan the government often does what it can to limit the degree of free speech which can be exercised by the country’s citizens. Apparently, they want the Swiss government to follow suit. But unlike our government, the Swiss government is bound by it’s country’s law. Therefore it can’t do anything to stop Baloch separatists in Switzerland from expressing their political beliefs. Until the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) and it’s ilk are designated as a terrorist organisations by

Four terrorists neutralised in Balochistan September 26, 2017 QUETTA  -  The personnel of Balochistan Frontier Constabulary (FC) have neutralised four notorious and wanted operatives of proscribed Baloch Republican Army (BRA) and United Baloch Army (UBA) organisations and also nabbed a suicide bomber amongst 24 suspects. The security forces also seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition during. “The Frontier Constabulary Balochistan crews conducted operations in various parts of the province and killed 4 wanted terrorists of BRA/UBA during these operations,” said an Inter-Services Public Relations press release. “Those killed include terrorist Thango and Keleri of BRA from Chabdar, Dera Bugti who were involved in abduction of civilians and attacks on LEAs,” it said. “Muhammad Khan and Jalal Deen of UBA of Kut Mundai, Sibbi were involved in railway line blasts, planting IEDs and destroying power lines.” As many as 24 suspects, the ISPR add

Cancer hospital in Balochistan      Cancer is a deadly disease which is very common these days, but doctors have found the cure for this disease which can save lives of ones affected by it. But the people of Balochistan yet are deprived of such treatment. Balochistan is combating against numerous diseases but during past couple of years, the number of cancer patients have increased and many families have so far lost their loved ones. Despite being the largest and most contributing province in terms of economy, Balochistan does not have a single cancer hospital. Cancer has defeated us but now we have to fight against it boldly; no, doubt the struggle and efforts of the civil society in this regard are countless. They collected donations for the cancer patients but donation is not the solution, the establishment of a free cancer hospital is. On the other hand, Rehan Rind Foundation seems deeply committed to fulfil Rehan’s dream for establishing a free cancer

CPEC TO HELP BRING PROVINCE AT PAR WITH OTHER DEVELOPED REGIONS OF COUNTRY : GOVERNOR BALOCHISTAN Governor says we have restored order in Balochistan and terrorism related incidents have reduced considerably. File photo 05:10 PM, 25 Sep, 2017 Governor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai has said peace and security situation in Balochistan has improved over past four years and people have shown determination to fight back terrorists. Addressing Pakistani community in Belgium and Luxembourg, he said the consolidation of democratic process in Pakistan has played a positive role towards improving law and order situation across the country. The Governor said we have restored order in Balochistan and terrorism related incidents have reduced considerably. Muhammad Khan Achakzai said Gwadar Port can become a key transit and trans-shipment hub in the entire region, which will explore and integrate Balochistan's potential. He called upon the Pakistani diaspora in

Auto sector set to make big gains from CPEC By  Our Correspondent Published: September 26, 2017 58SHARES   SHARE   TWEET car manufacturing auto industry. PHOTO: AFP LAHORE:  The demand for four-wheel vehicles will rise from 0.25 million to 0.5 million in Pakistan within the next 12 years, according to a report by the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (Smeda). The report, which was sent to Smeda CEO Sher Ayub, said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will bring a lot of opportunities for the auto sector. This in turn will benefit the transport warehousing and freight forwarding services by further expanding the auto and logistics sector. Chinese interested in setting up auto unit in Pakistan ADVERTISEMENT Ad The report said that auto is one of the fastest growing sectors in Pakistan and Japan is concentrating on collaboration to meet the augmenting demand of four-wheel vehicles in the country. In this regard, Japan


To ‘ Kashgar Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vice-President Zhang Shu Zhi says that Chinese businessmen are keen to explore investment oppurtunities, joint ventures and partnerships, with particular focus on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects. Speaking at the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI), Mr Zhi, who is leading a Chinese business delegation to Pakistan, said that two sides have agreed to work in the fields of roads construction, building materials, cement manufacturing, travelling and logistics, electricity generation, decoration material, food products. Auto sector set to make big gains from CPEC The demand for four-wheel vehicles will rise from 0.25 million to 0.5 million in Pakistan within the next 12 years, according to a report by the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (Smeda). The report says that the Ch

ISIS is Growing in Pakistan

ISIS is Growing in Pakistan LAWRENCE SELLIN Retired Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve 10:58 AM 09/26/2017 The common thread in the growth of Islamic extremism in Pakistan is its four decade official policy to  harness  Sunni militancy to suppress ethnic separatism and religious diversity domestically and advance its regional interests, particularly against Hindu India, Shia Iran and the perceived threat posed by Pashtun nationalism in Afghanistan. Coupled to that is the tendency for Islamic extremist groups to splinter in their search for purer and ever more intolerant forms of Sunni Islam or simply fragment through tribal disputes and internal power struggles. All of those elements are now operating within an environment where Sunni militancy is no longer completely under Pakistani government control. The onset and growth of ISIS in Pakistan are natural consequences of those factors and whose presumed leader, Shafiq-ur-R