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First China, Pak real estate giant launched at World Expo in Shenzhen

Business Reporter Islamabad China, Pak Golf Estates, has been launched World Real Estate Expo held in Shenzhen, China. Chinese and world investors thronged the pavilion of China, Pak Golf Estates at Shenzhen’s Expo due to the significance of China, Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and the Gwadar Port. From their premier stand, CPIC offered Chinese investors the opportunity to be part of a secure, cohesive and sustainable community and invest with a company that are championing trustworthiness, transparency and international standards into Pakistan’s real estate industry. CPICs Chief Commercial Officer Mark Savage at the expo told the visiting investors that China Pak Golf Estates, as the first development of its kind, will deliver luxurious living into the expanding city of Gwadar. He said China, Pak Golf Estates is at the heart of Gwadar and will benefit hugely from Chinese investment. He said the old Silk Road trading route is being modernized and reinvigorated by the Chinese,

Balochistan — worst drought-hit province

Mohammad Jamil PAKISTAN is facing water shortage in all the provinces because during the last thirty years no new large water reservoir has been built. However Balochistan is the worst drought-hit province, as water sources in Balochistan have been contaminated due to low rainfalls in Balochistan particularly in Awaran district, resulting in water borne diseases and deaths. This natural calamity is being propagated by Baloch Sub Nationalists (BSNs) as a deliberate attempt on the part of Armed Forces to eject locals from villages in order to weaken the support to BSNs in their strongholds. Frontier Constabulary has taken timely measures by establishing medical camps in the affected areas to give relief to the people; however newly commissioned officers of Pak Army may be temporarily attached with these camps. The other day, FC Balochistan organized a day long free medical camp, and over 500 patients, suffering from various deceases in Kuchlak, were treated Recently, a study was cond

The other Balochistan: Six stories of life in a conflict zone

People in Balochistan's capital Quetta try to lead normal lives despite the threat of violence Pakistan's poorest province, Balochistan, is often in the news because of targeted killings, suicide attacks and abductions. The BBC's Shumaila Jaffery met people in the capital Quetta trying to lead normal lives. The secret life of a bank manager Yasir is lead singer of underground rock band Malhaar. Bank manager by day but rocker by night, he must keep his passion for music hidden as he lives in a conservative Muslim society where it's taboo to sing and dance. He and his friends gather in the evening in a basement room and play rock tunes to warm up but then get going with Bollywood songs. They're mostly students who use their spare cash to buy musical instruments and equipment. "My customers at the bank wouldn't like it," says Yasir between takes. "I try not to share my music on my own social media accounts because I fear losing business."

CPEC opportunity for ‘convergence of global civilisations’

By Murtaza Ali Shah Saeed Ismat, director of a UK-based think-tank says, 'CPEC is a great convergence point. This can create cultural and political harmony.' — Geo News FILE LONDON: The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) provides a rare opportunity for the ‘convergence of global civilisations’ with potential to transform lives of billions of people if the opportunities offered by this project are availed, speakers said at a conference in London. The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and the London Institute of South Asia (LISA) organised a joint conference which was addressed by members of think-tanks and professionals who are linked with the project. Pakistan’s High Commissioner to the UK Syed Ibne Abbas was present at the conference and invited Britain to become a partner in the project. Speakers looked at various aspects of the project and assessed the opportunities and risks related to the project that’s seen globally as a game changer in the region. They s

Baloch nation will once again boycott the so-called election in Balochistan – BRSO

Baloch Republican Student Organization’s central spokesman in his statement strongly condemned the military operation in Awaran and he stated that the act of burning the houses of residence and leaving shelter-less was the reflection of the barbarities of Pakistan Army. The central spokesman added, “Pakistan Army set houses on fire at Beant, Jhakaro and adjacent areas of  district Awaran and forced  the people of the area to settle nearby army’s camp.” This act of burning the house of the poor people and forced them to come and settle near army’s camp is a flagrant state terrorism and we strongly condemn it, He asserted. Awaran is the most backward areas of Balochistan that is lacking in the basic needs of life. Here people hardly build a hut and keep running the wheel of life going; conversely, Pakistan Army burns their house and let them homeless. People even don’t have enough to make new shelters for themselves; therefore, they are compelled to set in the open sky. “Thousands o

No review of India’s stand on China-Pakistan Corridor: Nirmala Sitharaman

Speaking at an event to mark the 10th anniversary of 'Chennai Centre for China Studies', the minister said, "One thing I want to assure here...we do not view our relations with China through the prism of China-Pakistan relations." By:  Express Web Desk  | New Delhi |Updated: June 8, 2018 7:26:09 pm China's massive Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) seeks to build rail, maritime and road links from Asia to Europe and Africa in a revival of ancient Silk Road trading routes. (Representational purpose) Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said India does not view its relations with China through the prism of China-Pakistan ties. She, however, ruled out the possibility of New Delhi reviewing its stand on CPEC project, a major stumbling block in Sino-Indian relationship. Speaking at an event to mark the 10th anniversary of ‘Chennai Centre for China Studies’, the minister said, “One thing I want to assure here…we do not view our relations with China thro

Pakistani army convoy ambushed by BLF fighters, five army personnel killed in two attacks.

From news desk of *(Sangar News)* brought to you by *(Current Balochistan)* The spokesperson of Balochistan Liberation Front Goharam Baloch, called media houses from an unknown location and claimed responsibility of attack on Pakistani army in district Kech. Goharam Baloch said, on June 7, 2018 BLF fighters ambushed convoy of Pakistani army consisting of three vehicles in Pidrak, district Kech. Three army personnel were killed two injured and one army vehicle badly damaged as result of attack. He added, yesterday BLF fighters attacked Pakistani Army check post at CPEC project route in Palmak area of Baalgatar, district Kech. As a result of the attack, two army personnel were killed and one injured. Goharam Baloch vowed that these attacks will continue till the liberation of Balochistan.

Third polio case of 2018 surfaces in Balochistan

QUETTA - A fresh case of polio has surfaced from Duki district of Balochistan. According to sources in the provincial Health Department, an 18-month-old boy Muhammad Usman from Killi Babran of Duki fell victim to the virus that was diagnosed in him on Friday morning. Sources in the Health Department said that Usman was administered the anti-polio vaccine only once during the last six months. He was not found present at home five times during the polio drive. This is the third case of polio virus from Balochistan and all over Pakistan in 2018. Prior to Usman, two other children were diagnosed with polio from the same district i.e. Duki in March and May. In 2017, three cases of polio surfaced from Balochistan, while two were reported in 2016. In 2015, seven case s of polio virus surfaced from the province, while in 2014 the count was 25. The year 2013 saw no case of the virus from Balochistan, while four were reported in 2012 and 73 in 2011. This makes the total number of case

Gwadar Port symbol of development, prosperity

ISLAMABAD:  The developed infrastructure under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is bringing stimulus to the Pakistani economy, creating jobs and improving business by starting a constructive process. This was stated by Pakistan Television anchor Yasir Rehman on Friday. He said, “Uninterrupted power supply is helping industries increase production, creating an ideal atmosphere for Pakistan’s economy. With the functionalised Gwadar Port, CPEC will benefit every common Pakistani.” Gwadar, the ending point of CPEC, which was once an ignored small sluggish fishing town located at the Arabian Sea in Pakistan’s southwest Balochistan province, is now witnessing a wave of development projects which are creating new opportunities for employment and business. The Gwadar Port, with the fully functional port terminal, regular cargo service, free zone and business centre is a symbol of future development and prosperity of Pakistan. According to China Overseas Ports Holding Company