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Mama Qadeer in Balochpura

One Belt One Road – A Unique Opportunity For Sri Lanka Image credit: Viewpoint by Dr Palitha Kohona The writer is former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations. The following are extracts from remarks he recently made at the Rotary Club Colombo West luncheon. – The Editor COLOMBO (IDN) – President Xi Jinping's One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative, unveiled in 2013, provides Sri Lanka with a unique opportunity to fast track its economy along the path to development. An investment bonanza that is being made available under the OBOR (also referred to as the Belt and Road) initiative, especially the Maritime Silk Road, could revive the glory days of the ancient Silk Route for Sri Lanka. Today, the Sri Lankan economy is not progressing as it should. It is sluggish and, slowly, it appears to be losing its lustre, except in certain limited sectors. There are many reasons for this.

Spreading drugs usage in Balochistan and the role of government    By: Hazaran Raheem Drugs are chemical substances that affect the Central Nervous System (CNS) and devastate the brain. When a person uses drugs for the first time, then he gets an artificial euphoria, and due to which he gets addicted to it. Drugs destroy the whole nervous system and the person loses self-consciousness and thinking capacity. Drugs capture the life of its users in a boundary, the drug abducted neither have the consciousness of their family nor themselves, and they just become bound to themselves with drugs and remain a wilted body in society who no longer survive. Drug addiction is such an evil which spreads in society and goes viral from one person to another. A society develops by its people, when people become victims of drugs addiction then the society cannot develop. According to the report of Islamabad Senate Standing Committee on Interior and Narcotics, around

Community Focused Radio: A powerful tool for a social change in Balochistan By: Talat Jehan Community Radio is a relatively a new concept in Pakistan, as compared to other countries, where such a platform has been regularly used to bring awareness and enhance knowledge of local communities on different social issues. Radio is still considered to be a very powerful tool for disseminating useful information, and having a broader outreach and audience at Provincial as well as at National level. Technology, directly or indirectly, is also playing a very vital role, where the target audience can listen to any program from any region or country through internet streaming via computers, smart phones or different electronic gadgets. Community Radio provides communities with an opportunity to share their problems and concerns through the powerful medium of Radio transmission and present problems, with possible solutions in the form of different Radio Programs. In

Balochistan FC carries out operation in Dera Murad Jamali National 14 HOURS AGO BY STAFF REPORT   QUETTA :  Balochistan Frontier Corps (FC) conducted an intelligence-based operation (IBO) recovering weapons, ammunition, mobile sims and communication equipment that was being used to harm the peace in Balochistan. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the operation was carried out on Saturday in Shirani, Dera Murad Jamali, and was part of operation Raddul Fasaad. Last year, the Balochistan FC recovered 18 hostages from a terrorist hideout in the province. During the operation, 18 hostages including two Pakistani and 19 foreigners were recovered. They were kept as hostages by militants. In another operation conducted in Gandimgozi Kaur, Balochistan FC killed two militants in a hideout. Arms and ammunition were also recovered during the operation. Targeted operations have been intensified in the province recently to furth

US should consider Punitive Pakistan Strategy

US should consider Punitive Pakistan Strategy ✔Reducing U.S. aid; ✔ Prioritizing engagement with Pakistan’s civilian leadership; ✔ Working with international partners to diplomatically isolate Pakistan; ✔ Increasing unilateral drone strikes inside Pakistan; ✔Sanctioning Pakistani military and ISI officials known to have facilitated acts of terrorism, including travel bans; and ✔ Consideration of designating Pakistan a state sponsor of terrorism and suspending Pakistan’s non-NATO-ally status.