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How a Remote Iranian Port Could Heighten China-India Tensions ow a Remote Iranian Port Could Heighten China-India Tensions By  Iain Marlow  and  Ismail Dilawar April 11, 2018, 2:30 AM GMT+5:30 India-funded developments have been slow at Chabahar Port China has funded several other ports across the Indian Ocean A remote Iranian port could be the next trigger for geopolitical tensions between rivals China and India. India has pledged more than $500 million to develop the strategically located port of Chabahar -- roughly 1,800 kilometers (1,110 miles) from the capital Tehran -- since it first expressed interest in 2003. Yet repeated delays have prompted Iran to turn to China in the hope of speeding up construction. On a March trip to Islamabad, Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said he’d welcome Chinese and Pakistani investment in Chabahar,  according  to Dawn newspaper. He cited China’s development of Gwadar, a port down the c

Pak first beachfront housing project launched in Gwadar Pak first beachfront housing project launched in Gwadar April 11, 2018 Staff Reporter Gwadar With surging real estate demand in Gwadar because of CPEC, a local company, Eiwan , launched Pakistan’s first beachfront, resort style housing project called Oshun by Eiwan. Envisioned as a ‘resort style living’ community, this iconic project is nestled in between pristine beaches on one side and miraculously carved mountain ranges on the other, making Oshun by Eiwan, the finest address in Pakistan. One hundred and fifty real estate dealers flocked to the launch event for Oshun by Eiwan held in Karachi, with the expectation that the project marks a new beginning for the real estate sector in the country. ‘In my 30 year experience in this business, I have never seen such a high level of professionalism and trust in an urban developer,’ shared Rizwan Ahmad, a prominent real estate dealer who travelled from Ra

Saudi Rationale For CPEC DUNYA BUSINESS GLOBAL POLITICS Saudi Rationale For CPEC By  Syed Muhammad Hussain Rizvi On  Apr 10, 2018    0 Emerging importance of the CPEC in the international arena is the concern of the great economic interest of many nations. Among them, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is, now, having an eye on the multi-projects of the CPEC and willing to participate in it for the diversity in the country economy. One of the Geo-Economic reasons of the Saudi Arabian government is to become part of the great project of CPEC to relate its economy with China and to take steps in completing its 2030’s Vision as well. Pakistan and Saudi shared great economic relations for many decades. Now, the Saudi government is willing to take part in the huge investments of the great projects of the region that would be very influential in the regional politics. The vision of the KSA 2030 Plan is to make the diverse economy in mega projects like powerhouses and energy to turn f

Secy blames lack of funds for inadequate educational facilities in Balochistan Secy blames lack of funds for inadequate educational facilities in Balochistan By  Web Desk   Last updated  Apr 10, 2018 QUETTA: The Supreme Court resumed today the hearing of a suo motu case pertaining to lack of basic amenities such as healthcare, education and potable water in Balochistan province. Headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, the three-judge bench of the apex court, which also comprised of Justice Sajjad Ali Shah and Justice Mansoor Ali Shah, is hearing the case at the Quetta registry. During the course of hearing, Secretary Education Noorul Haq Baloch blamed lack of facilities in educational institutions on shortage of funds, saying if funds to the tune of Rs6 billion are provided, they can provide facilities, including toilets and potable water. The chief justice censured the officials in attendance in the court, saying they haven’t done any paper work, but are just paying lip-service. Upon thi

Work begins on legal reforms Work begins on legal reforms Listen QUETTA: Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar on Tuesday announced to bring reforms in the judiciary and said that the laws pertaining to the judiciary had become obsolete, saying that the solution to basic rights is the priority of the judiciary but it does not have the power of legislation. The chief justice addressed lawyers in the Quetta Registry's bar room on Tuesday, telling them that his head hangs in shame due to target killings of the Hazara community. The chief justice said that he had initiated work on several reforms and prays to Allah to succeed him in this process. "I want volunteers who will join me in this cause," he said, adding that our lawmakers do not have time for lawmaking according to latest trends while the judiciary is overburdened with cases. Some 30 years have passed but the cases are still pending in courts, he said adding that the law

Supreme Court drivers are earning more than Balochistan doctors: CJ Supreme Court drivers are earning more than Balochistan doctors: CJ April 10, 2018   atifmuhammad Doctors protest outside Quetta Press Club. Photo: File QUETTA: Supreme Court’s drivers earn more in monthly salaries than doctors in Balochistan, said Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar while hearing suo motu cases at the Quetta Registry Tuesday. He was addressing the provincial secretaries. He said the situation in Balochistan is worse than that of Sindh. “Your salary will be held back unless doctors are paid their salaries within a week,” said the CJ to health secretary Saleh Muhammad Nasser. He told the health department to improve its performance. “There is not a single MRI machine at Civil Hospital, Quetta,” he said. “The chief secretary should ensure better equipment at hospitals.” Health policy will be completed within a week, Advocate General said on query by

Baloch movement at the doorsteps of retreat

Translated from Urdu "Balochistan Movement at the Threshold of Retreat" Essay: Santosh Kumar, ex-RAW officer Translation: Imran Baloch In the 90's decade, post Nawab Marri's return to Balochistan after ending his self-imposed exile in Afghanistan, his informal founding of the Haq-e-Tawar Study Circle, and then seeing the changing world situation and the insurgency in Balochistan, and especially the policy to reduce China's influence, Hyrbyair Marri got an  opportunity by virtue and trust of being the son of Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri. Since it was the wish of Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri, and being his son, he managed this responsibility and started an armed struggle under the name of the BLA, while he himself along with his children moved to London under the pretext of diplomacy and service to the Baloch nation. In Balochistan, educated youth founded an armed organization by the name of BLF, and trusting the name of Khair Bakhsh Marri, they coordinated with Hyrbya