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Rejection of Bugti Asylum: Attitude of Nawabs and Sardars

✔ The problem is while denying association with Millitant wing BRA officially, Bugti never objected  the use of his pictures, also never  condemned attacks. Some members have overlapping roles in BRA and BRP, which Pakistan has successfully connected and presented to the Government of Switzerland. The same will happen to all groups who run two horses, it will be very difficult to champion a cause by having two faces. All millitant wings should not associate with political wings , instead exiled political activists role should be strictly public diplomacy. But it has become a fashion to all exiled leaders and activists to gloat about their millitant connection , "we are struggling practically" meaning armed struggle. Corollary is public Diplomacy is theoritical struggle and carry less priority. At the same these  leaders who are in exile with the party are belittling the efforts of individuals who do not have or associate with millitant wing. ✔ Ahmar Mastikhan on Nawabs an

Iran nuclear deal uncertainty may deter EU investors

Oxford Analytica Tuesday, November 14, 2017 The reimposition of US sanctions would have a modest impact on US businesses but hurt European investors Iran is complying with the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal, the International Atomic Energy Agency said in a report published yesterday. US President Donald Trump declined to certify on October 13 that continued sanctions relief for Iran under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is in the US national interest. Reintroducing nuclear-related sanctions targeting third-country companies doing business with Iran -- ‘secondary sanctions’ -- could have a significant impact on European investments in Iran. What next Congress is unlikely to reimpose nuclear-related sanctions at this stage but US economic and diplomatic pressure on Tehran will increase. European diplomats and business executives will lobby Congress and the White House to maintain the deal while devising contingency plans for its demise. A key question is what Trump d

Pakistan warns of RAW’s nexus with terrorist groups in Afghanistan The Newspaper's Staff Reporter November 24, 2017 FO spokesman Dr Mohammad Faisal says Switzerland realised that Mehran Marri was a threat to their national security and decided to deny him entry. ISLAMABAD: The For­ei­gn Office again warned on Thursday of Indian intelligence agency RAW’s nexus with terrorist groups in Afghanistan and asked Kabul and Nato’s Resolute Support Mission to prevent Afghan soil from being used against Pakistan. “We have information that RAW has developed a robust network with the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), JuA and other terrorist groups in Afghanis­tan and they are being used for subversive activities in Pakistan,” FO spokesman Dr Mohammad Faisal said at the weekly media briefing. Pakistan has on several occasions in the past warned of sanctuaries of the TTP, JuA, militant Islamic State group and other terrorist outfits in Afghanistan from where

Operationalisation of Gwadar Port Editorial PRIME Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Wednesday performed the groundbreaking of the important Rs 17 billion Eastbay Expressway in Gwadar- a project that will go a long way in complete operationalization of Gwadar Port and what the Prime Minister said change the destiny of small fishing city into a global shipping port. The 19.5 kilometres six lane Expressway will help in cargo handling through roads and increase connectivity with rest of the country. It will link the Gwadar port with the Makran Coastal Highway and improve logistic transportation of import and export. It was about a decade ago that the formal construction work on the deep sea port was started but the previous governments did not pay much attention in developing the necessary infrastructure that connects Gwadar with Quetta and rest of the country. Credit definitely goes to present government, which not only started work on the CPEC but also envisaged road

Can Pak. ensure safety of Jadhav kin, asks India PTI NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 23, 2017 19:09 IST UPDATED: NOVEMBER 23, 2017 22:01 IST Islamabad offered to allow wife to visit him The former Navy official Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mother and wife will travel to Islamabad if Pakistan gives sovereign guarantees for their safety during the visit, India said on Thursday. Explaining the contents of a letter regarding the visit of Mr. Jadhav’s family members, the Ministry of External Affairs said India has also said an official of the Indian High Commission should be allowed to accompany them. Guarantees sought “In our response, we have conveyed that the wife of Mr. Jadhav would like to travel along with her mother-in-law for the meeting. We have also sought sovereign guarantees from the Government of Pakistan to ensure the safety, security and wellbeing of the wife and mother of Mr. Jadhav and that they sh

Swiss have succumbed to Pak lobbying, Chinese pressure on Balochistan: Brahumdagh Bugti BRAHUMDAGH BUGTI  23 November, 2017     Brahumdagh Bugti, President Baloch Republican Party | @BBugti Switzerland rejecting my application for political asylum means we will have to work harder to convince the world about what’s happening in Balochistan, says Brahumdagh Bugti. I got this sad news from the Swiss immigration department today that my application for political asylum has been rejected. They told my lawyer that they have rejected my case because of Pakistani allegations that I have links with guerrillas who are fighting against Pakistan’s government. They also said that there is another strong credible country that is supporting this argument of Pakistan. To my mind, that one country can only be China. Right now, I haven’t decided what my precise action will be next. I have to consult with my legal team. But we will challenge this decision in the European court. I don’t have t


AFTER DIAMER-BHASHA DAM SHOCK, ANOTHER SETBACK FOR PAKISTAN- CHINA REFUTES CPEC SABOTAGE BY RAW In response to Chairman of ‘Joint Chief of Staff Committee of Pakistan, General Zubair Mehmood Hayat’, on November 14 who had blamed India of creating chaos and anarchy in the region, Chinese Foreign Ministry official Lu Kang said, “we have no such relevant reports”. He claimed that India has established a special intelligence cell at a cost of $ 500 million to sabotage CPEC. In its second snub to Pakistan, after China had denied providing funds to build Diamer-Bhasha dam. It is noteworthy that Pakistani occupation regime had arrested 15 BNF members including its top leaders last year. After severe torture by its JIT (Joint Investigation Team), which consisted of all intelligence agency members and security officials headed by ISI, they were framed as terrorists. Is it possible for anyone to pose or terrorize the security of both China and Pakistan on KKH to sabotage CPEC without killing,