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Sohrab Baloch extends his deepest sympathies and condolences to the family on the death of Elahi Bakhsh Baloch.

Current Balochistan Date:  21 Apr 2020 Author:  Admin 0 Expressing condolences to the family of Elahi Bakhsh Baloch, father of former missing chairman of theorganization Zahid Baloch, the Central Chairman of Baloch Students Organization Azad said that it is very unfortunate that most parents in Balochistan pass away waiting for their sons. “Chairman Zahid Baloch went missing on March 18, 2014, after being extrajudicially arrested from Satellite Town, Quetta. During the long period of six years of his disappearance, many peaceful protests and demonstrations were staged in Balochistan and Karachi against his disappearance, but he is still missing” he said. Suhrab Baloch further said that Chairman Zahid Baloch’s father Elahi Bakhsh Baloch passed away after remaining ill for a long time after his son was forcibly disappeared by army. Mr. Balochbl further expressed Earlier, the mother of the missing Ghulam Farooq also passed away waiting for his son. Elahi Bakhsh Baloch raised a great leade

China’s Belt and Road Initiative and Nepal

6 hours ago Monday, April 20, 2020 telegraphnepal Dr. Rambhakta Thakur, Kathmandu Nepal Geo-economics of the world has been taking rapid turnings; as a result, all old economic growth equations have been failing one by one in attempt of addressing the destabilizing graphs of the global economy. Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) of China is one of the economic waves that emerged at a time when the world economy, with trade war, protectionism, and syndrome of recession, was looking for a safe rescue .As Chinese leaders claim BRI has come to meet the challenges of time. Nevertheless, at this time it emerged as an opportunity and a threat both to the dominating capitalistic powers in the fields of trade, infrastructure and investment. Inception and Aim: In fact, this concept was coined in 2013 by Chinese president Xi Jingping who drew inspiration from the concept of Silk Road established during the Han Dynasty 2000 years ago, an ancient network of the trade route that connected China to the M

Small Scale Fisheries of Balochistan ;Too Important to Ignore

While the world is contemplating strategies to mitigate economic losses caused due to  COVID 19  pandemics, focus is more on indigenous opportunities available within any country. For rehabilitation of local economies, small scale fishing provides coastal communities an enormous potential to support food security, nutrition, livelihood and national economy in coming years. Small scale fisheries have secured a priority position in the blue economy dialogue and guidelines on developing sustainable modals to gain more financial dividends are easily available. Keeping in view, review of Small Scale Fisheries of Balochistan is coved in ensuing paragraphs, with a hope to be considered as a potential blue economy sector for future economic planning. Fishing is traditionally been an important economic activity along the coast of Balochistan; commonly known as Makran coast. Covering about 634 Kilometres, it represents 63% of the total coastline of Pakistan. The Balochistan fisheries contribute

Gwadar Port resumes operation for Afghan transit trade by  on  April 21, 2020 Dawood informed that the shipments of sugar, fertilizer, and wheat will be transported in sealed trucks to Afghanistan. The advisor was of the view that the development fulfills the long-standing request of the business community and the shipping industry. Pakistan commerce ministry has operationalized the Gwadar Port for Afghan transit trade under Afghanistan–Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement-2010 (APTTA), informed Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razzak Dawood on Tuesday. The advisor in a series of tweets informed that the shipments of sugar, fertilizer, and wheat will be transported in sealed trucks to Afghanistan. In this regard, 16000 Metric Tons (MT) of DAP and WFP cargo of 500,000MT of wheat for Afghanistan will arrive next month. “Ships from China will also offload at Gwadar," he said. Shipments of Sugar, Fertiliser & Wheat will be transported in sealed trucks to Afghanistan. In this regard, 16000 MT of DAP and WFP cargo o

Rockets attack at Gwadar international airport

Date:  21 Apr 2020 Author:  Admin 0 Gwadar Airport was attacked by rockets, the entire area was surrounded by explosives on Tuesday. According to reports details, two rockets were fired at the Gwadar-based International Airport by militants from unknown direction. Soon after the incident the security forces and large number of Pakistani ground troops cordoned off ​Gordani area of Gwadar district. No any government officials have confirmed the incident yet. Baloch Militants are active in the area, but no any groups has claim responsibility of this attack yet. Such Attacks have been occured in past too. whereas on 11 May 2019, four members of a Baloch militants group Baloch Liberaton Army, stormed Pearl Continental hotel in Gwadar for more then 24 hours Analysts believe the the attack is likely to raise concern about security for China’s multi-billion “Belt and Road” initiative in Balochistan