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Little space for women lawmakers in Balochistan For religious parties, women are to supposed to stay at home By  HIZBULLAH KHAN May.23,2017 Article-25 of the constitution claims that “all citizens are equal before the law and are entitled to equal protection before the law: there shall be no discrimination on the basis of sex.” But can women in Balochistan’s political sphere, let alone women in the province, also say that they are being treated fairly? Balochistan – a violence-ridden province in Pakistan – is dominated, overwhelmingly, by conservative attitudes where discrimination against women is arrant. Here, social and cultural factors have left very little space for women in politics and, therefore, there is almost no space for them to scream and demand their rights. Balochistan gender exclusion: Not a single woman on 1,450 seats Out of the eight major political parties in the province including

China silences even mildest critics of policies on Uighur Muslims By Gerry Shih  | December 27, 2017 In this Dec 24, 2017 photo, Li Aijie, center in red with her son Li Mutian, poses for a photo with Bob Fu of China Aid at left and Kendra Willard, at right from the family hosting the mother and son in Midland, Texas. Li seeks political asylum in the U.S. while her husband serves decades in a Chinese prison for his views on China's treatment of Muslims. (China Aid via AP) BEIJING (AP) — Zhang Haitao was a rare voice in China, a member of the ethnic Han majority who for years had criticized the government on social media for its treatment of the minority Muslim Uighurs. Zhang’s wife had long feared some sort of backlash despite her husband’s relative obscurity. He was a working-class electronics salesman, unknown even to most Uighur activists. So she worried that authorities might block his social media accounts, or maybe detain him. Inst

New discovery reveals China's Maritime Silk Road connections 2017-12-29 10:04 Global Times  Editor: Li Yan A Longquan celadon porcelain (Photo/Courtesy of Wang Guangyao) As one of the most powerful nations in the East throughout its history, China long dominated the maritime Silk Road with its extraordinary manufacturing capabilities, especially when it came to porcelain. During the Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368), ports throughout the eastern part of China boomed as overseas merchants obsessed with Chinese porcelain came to trade. Based on evidence in historic documents, many experts over the years have theorized that Taicang, in what is today East China's Jiangsu Province, was one of the most important sites for commercial activities. Now it seems this theory is becoming fact, as an archeological excavation in Taicang has provided hard evidence that support historical records. "This is a landmark discovery which reveals the starting port for the export of Chinese porcelains for the first ti

Naval chief announces shipyard in Gwadar 1:38 PM, December 29, 2017 Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi has announced the establishment of  shipyard  in  Gwadar  , reported  Radio Pakistan. Speaking as chief guest at Pakistan Navy's second`PN-Industrial Seminar' in Karachi, he said the project would commence shortly and will be completed in three to five years. The  Naval chief  lauded the participation of representatives of various industries from private sector in the seminar. He said the seminar will be beneficial to formulate way forward to further enhance role of private sector in support of Pakistan Navy's technological requirements. He said global scenario in general and regional geo-political situation in particular warrant concrete and long term policy decisions for achieving self reliance. The  Naval Chief  emphasized on increase in the number of ports to cater to the future requirements and maritime challenge

ADRA signs MoU for computerised arms licences in Balochistan Listen Islamabad: In a bid to tackle the flow of illegal and unregistered arms in the province, NADRA Chairman Usman Y. Mobin and the Home Secretary Balochistan Dr. Akbar Harifal on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for computerised arms licences in the Balochistan. Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, Home Minister of Balochistan Mir Sarfaraz Bugti, Director General Projects NADRA Zulfiqar Ali, Director General Quetta and other senior official of provincial government were present on the occasion. The signing of an MoU is the achievement of major mile stone which is the result of the concerted efforts of the Federal Interior Minister Prof. Ahsan Iqbal and Home Minister of Balochistan Mir Sarfaraz Bugti. The Government of Pakistan hopes to reap similar successes achieved in Punjab, Sindh and the federal arms licence projects through computerisation of 0.3 mill

Suspected NDS facilitator held, weapons recovered in Balochistan By GEO NEWS   Friday Dec 29, 2017   A view of the recovered weapons. Photo: ISPR  RAWALPINDI: An Afghan national, suspected of being a facilitator of the National Directorate of Security — Afghanistan's premier intelligence agency — was apprehended, the army said on Friday. According to the Inter Services Public Relations, the Frontier Corps (FC) Balochistan, along with intelligence agencies, conducted intelligence-based operations in Musa Colony and Sangan areas of the province.  In Sangan, the FC recovered weapons and ammunition, including explosives and communication equipment, according to the ISPR statement.  Pakistan launches nationwide 'Operation Radd -ul- Fasaad ' "In a de-weaponising campaign, residents of Sibbi, Talli and Dera Murad Jamali voluntarily deposited their illegal weapons with the FC," the statement added. The actions were held under Op

Jadhav was never arrested from Balochistan: Baloch leader By ANI | Dec 29, 2017, 11.20 AM IST Baloch leader Hyrbyair Marri has stated that  Kulbhushan Jadhav  was "never arrested from  Balochistan ", in fact he was, "abducted from Iran by Pakistani state-sponsored religious proxies and handed over to Pakistani forces." "The Indian citizen Jadhav was never arrested from Balochistan. He was, in fact, abducted from Iran by Pakistani state-sponsored religious proxies and handed over to Pakistani forces. There have been numerous such incidents in the past where religious extremists abducted Baloch refugees in  Afghanistan  or on their way to Afghanistan and sold them to ISI and army," said Marri. "In the late 70s and the 80s element of Pakistan-backed Taliban killed innocent  Marri Baloch  refugees, severed th

Gwadar, CPEC is last hope for Pakistan December 29, 2017 Gwadar  is the central hub for investment in the multi-billion dollar project China  Pakistan  Economic Corridor and is last  hope  for  Pakistan  to make quick progress in every sector. Abdul Saboor Sheikh CEO of  Gwadar  Central said this while talking to The Nation. The real estate sector is booming as the  CPEC  is on the mark and its fruits will be available in near future, he said  The security of  Gwadar  has tremendously improved in recent years, and that has improved the confidence of the international investors, he said. The CEO of  Gwadar  Central is confident that  CPEC  is the last  hope  for  Pakistan as it has provided range of opportunities for the local and international investors. “In my view one of the largest Expo Centres, which is being constructed in the  Gwadar  will also be the game changer as well as you need space to exhibit your products and lure the intentional in

India using Afghanistan to conspire against economic corridor with China, claims Pakistani minister Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal’s statement comes days after Beijing said it was considering extending the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor into Afghanistan. by   Scroll Staff Published 2 hours ago India is using Afghanistan to conspire against the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, Pakistan’s Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal alleged on Thursday. He added that Islamabad will foil India’s attempts with people’s support,  Dawn reported. The minister’s statement comes days after China said it was considering  extending the corridor into Afghanistan. Beijing had announced the plan on Tuesday after a trilateral meeting with the foreign ministers of Pakistan and Afghanistan. India has  reiterated  repeatedly that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and the One Belt, One Road project does not respect its territorial integrity. Parts of the corridor would run th

India trying to hamper CPEC through Afghanistan but won't succeed: Pakistan IANS | Islamabad Dec 29, 2017 03:43 PM IST Photo: Shutterstock Pakistan's Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has alleged that "conspiracies" are being hatched by India against the ambitious China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), and they would be foiled, a media report said. Iqbal told the media on Thursday that India was using the soil of Afghanistan for such conspiracies, but expressed the hope that the CPEC project would be made successful, reports Dawn news. Iqbal's remark comes after Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday said that China and Pakistan wanted Afghanistan to join the CPEC. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said Kabul was willing to join the multi-billion dollar corridor, which cuts through Pakistan-administered Kashmir claimed by India. China also said Afghanistan's willingness should not worr

National Party is a band of informers, mercenaries

Baloch National Movement Secretary General Dr Murad Baloch says in his statement that Dr Malik in his recent interview has made a fail attempt to clarify his role in Baloch genocide.“ He further added, basically, National Party is a band of informers, mercenaries , selfish and war profiteers; whereas, its sole purpose is to eliminate Baloch national struggle He said, National Party commissions are being recorded in annals of history. Recently, on 20th November Dr Malik had a meeting with Sanaullah Zahri, the puppet Chief Minister of Occupied Balochistan and Corps commander at Turbat, where he proposed for Swat like Operation in Balochistan. Dr Malik on 23rd November was in a top level meeting with Army chief in Quetta where they announced “Prosperous Balochistan Program”. The main objective of this program is to increase the level of oppression by playing a new series of bloodshed. Secretary General said that Dr Malik’s claim of eliminating death squads is a white lie and an attem

Nawabji Jokes: Baloch Nawabs are funny semi literate morons,few jokes

I the good olden days when two baloch had political differences, the immediate charge was the other is an ISI agent. These days that has changed with increasing militancy. These days the charge is "death squad" member. I have heard lots of Sardarji funny jokes, but not Nawabji's cruel jokes. I mean the shanty house of a man, where he is sleeping with his two wives and four minor kids is called "death squad camp" and the entire family is decimated . Mercy! 〰A Baloch Activist