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After ease in lockdown, construction of Gwadar airport picks up pace

ANI | Updated: May 16, 2020 20:56 IST Balochistan [Pakistan], May 16 (ANI): The construction of much-awaited New Gwadar International Airport has entered its second phase, as the joint Pakistan and China project pushes towards completion. The airport is located in Gurandani, some 26 km northeast of the city of Gwadar in Balochistan. Its total cost is USD 230 million. "In the second phase a permanent station is being built," Zhang Baozhong, chairman of the China Overseas Port Holding Company Chairman (COPHC), told Geo.tv. "This will spur up development activities with full speed and momentum," he added. Despite the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus, construction of the airport did not halt, he added, and the second phase has begun as per the schedule. The project is expected to be completed in three years' time. After which, Baozhong explained, it would be the second-largest airport in Pakistan connecting Gwadar with the rest of the world. Lieutenant General (re

Balochistan opposition vows to resist move against 18th Amendment

Published   May 17, 2020   04:52am SALEEM SHAHID QUETTA: Opposition parties in Balochistan have warned the federal government led by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf against any move to amend the 18th Amendment. Addressing a joint press conference on Friday evening, leaders of the Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP), Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, National Party, Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid and Jamiat Ahle Hadith said that if the centre moved ahead with its plan to deprive the provinces of their constitutional rights by rolling back the 18th Amendment they would demand formation of a new constitution. “We will not accept any reduction in the share of small provinces in the 10th NFC Award,” they declared. The opposition leaders criticised the federal government for not presenting the terms of reference of the National Finance Commission to the Council of Common Interests. They alleged that it was an attempt to deprive the small provinces of their rights. Form

Balochistan: Students seek for Internet to continue study.

Current Balochistan Date:  16 May 2020 Author:  Admin 0 Many countries have been affected by COVID-19 worldwide, There are currently more than 1.2 billion children in 186 countries affected by school closures due to the pandemic. In worldwide many online learning platforms are offering free access. whereas in Balochistan student have been demanding internet services. In late February of 2017, before beginning to collect population census data, 3G/4G mobile internet services were suspended in Kech district and other districts of Balochistan. The sole reason given was “security reasons.” Over three years later, 3G/4G services remain suspended, and now the flood had ensured that even wired internet connections are no longer functioning. Same goes with 13 other districts of Balochistan. Internet services have been suspended, due to which students during pandemic have been far away from educational institutions. By the closure of 3G net in rural areas including Kalat Mangchar district for t

Missing’s ongoing tale, 1 more disappeared from Kech

Current Balochistan Date:  16 May 2020 Author:  Admin 0 Another students, has been forcefully disappeared from Kech areas of Balochistan. According to details, Pakistan security forces and intelligence agencies raided a houses in Jusak area of Turbat at midnight ealier Friday and forcefully disappeared another student. The one who went missing has been identified as Parveez son of sadiq resident of Haroon-Dan area of Awaran. Whereas, another three abductees named Musalim son of Gulam Jan, Shahdost son of Rahim Baksh resident of Serken and Behroz son of Master Samad were released on Saturday. They were allegedly abducted by Pakistani forces during in a raid along with Ali Haider in a house in Serken area of Tump, While Ali haider remains missing. As per reports, earlier in this week more then Twenty-seven persons were forcefully disappeared in kech only. Balochistan is plagued by the enforced disappearances of Baloch youth and activists. However, recent instances of ‘students and teache

China’s Heavily Defended Fortress Near The Middle East And Indian Ocean

H I Sutton Contributor Aerospace & Defense I cover the changing world of underwater warfare. With its multiple layers of defense, thick walls H I SUTTON https://www.forbes.com/sites/hisutton/2020/05/15/chinas-new-fortress-near-the-middle-east-and-indian-ocean/#462eedb94066 More From Forbes Play Video The Chinese Navy is building a string of overseas bases. So far the largest and furthest afield is in Djibouti on the Horn of Africa. This strategically-located base  appears ready to receive large warships , maybe even aircraft carriers. One aspect of the base is particularly interesting: It is a modern-day fortress built from scratch. If the Communist country was hoping to give off non-imperialist vibes as it expands its presence overseas, then it may have chosen the wrong architects. And it is not just castle aesthetics, the base really is designed to be highly defendable on a scale rarely seen, even in war zones. Construction of the walls started in early 2016, and was substantiall

QUETTA: A school teacher and his brother went missing

Date:  16 May 2020 Author:  Admin 0 At midnight on Friday, Pakistani forces raided the New Kahan area of ​​Quetta, the capital of Balochistan, searched homes and detained two brothers and transferred them to an unknown location. According to the details, Pakistani forces and plainclothes personnel parked their vehicles away from the houses of the locals and entered the area on foot around one o’clock last night and raided several houses. According to reports, the forces detained Sher Dil Marri, a school teacher, and his brother Nadir Khan Marri Baloch during a midnight raid and transferred them to an unknown location. Sources said that Pakistani forces tortured the two brothers on the spot, blindfolded and forcibly took them away at night, after which no information could be found about them. Sher Dil Marri is one of the teachers who volunteered to teach Baloch children in New Kahan Quetta. His family has called on human rights organizations to intervene to stop the ongoing human right