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Police being equipped to deal with challenges: Balochistan IG

The Newspaper's Staff Correspondent UpdatedNovember 14, 2018 "Police are making all-out efforts to protect the life and property of people despite lack of resources," says IG Butt. — File QUETTA: Police are making all-out efforts to protect the life and property of people despite lack of resources, Balochistan’s Inspector General of Police Mohsin Butt has said. “We are establishing investigation and intelligence schools to train our force on modern policing techniques for controlling crimes,” he said on Tuesday while addressing a farewell party held for retiring officers. “More than 1,900 recruits are being trained at the Police Training Centre, who will be deployed to police stations short of the required strength after completion of their training,” the IGP added. Those present on the occasion included Additional IGP Chaudhry Manzoor, DIG Headquarters Habib Hussain Imtiaz, DIG Quetta Abdul Razzaq Cheema and DIG CTD Aitzaz Goraya. ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER AD Rega

Baloch Martyrs Day' observed by Baloch activists

ANI | London [UK] / Busan [South Korea] | Last Updated at November 14 2018 21:20 IST Baloch  activists held rallies and seminars all over the world to observe the ' Baloch Martyrs Day' on Tuesday. In London, the  Baloch  National Movement organised a seminar to pay tributes to the activists killed by  Pakistan's army  and secret services agencies. In Busan city of South Korea, a protest rally was organized by the  Baloch  National Movement  and  Baloch  Students Organisation, Azad, on the eve of the  Baloch  Martyrs Day. The protesters chanted slogans against  Pakistan  army's brutalities in  Balochistan. The  Baloch  nation has been commemorating November 13 as 'National  Remembrance Day  -  Baloch  Martyrs Day' for past few years. This day's significance goes back to November 13, 1839, when the British forces attacked  Balochistan  and killed  Baloch  ruler Mir  Mehrab Khan  Baloch  and his comrades. The British then occupied and divided  Balochis

Why Young Pakistanis Are Learning Chinese

By investing billions of dollars in Pakistan and dozens of other countries, China is gaining cultural cachet worldwide. SABRINA TOPPA 6:00 AM ET Students in the army-sponsored class at the Karakoram International University in Gilgit.SABRINA TOPPA GILGIT, Pakistan—On a July morning, Saqlain Abbas, 26 years old, stood before rows of students, Mandarin textbook in hand, while a Pakistani soldier sat silently at the back of the classroom with a gun at his side. Hanging on the wall was a collection of idyllic Chinese landscapes—the reddish-orange mountains of Gansu, the placid waters of a lake in Xinjiang. Here, at Karakoram International University, in a remote, rugged terrain that is still  contested territory  between India and Pakistan, the Pakistani military has been sponsoring free Mandarin courses for indigent students. “Previously, students were more inclined toward English,” Muhammad Ilyas, the director for the university’s Institute of Professional Development, told me. Toda

As owner of Gwadar Port, Pakistan may be the boss, not the beggar

By  ALI SALMAN ANDANI NOVEMBER 14, 2018 5:29 PM (UTC+8) 0 0 As has been widely reported, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s hopes for a helping hand from “all-weather friend” China were dashed as he had to return empty-handed from his recent official visit to Beijing. Yet as almighty China finds itself increasingly isolated over its militarization of the South China Sea, Pakistan has an ace up its sleeve: Gwadar Port. With less than US$8 billion in foreign reserves, enough to pay for just seven weeks’ worth of imports, and a ballooning balance-of-payments crisis despite a $6 billion bailout package from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan was counting on China for further assistance. Thus it was hard for Pakistanis to accept the reality – as few had ever thought that it could happen someday – that China ignored Pakistan’s call for aid by saying that more talks were needed before it extended any monetary help. The dailyReport Must-reads from across Asia - directly to your inbox Islamabad’s