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"Belt and Road" art exhibition opens in Beijing

Source: Xinhua |  2020-07-25 20:20:15 | Editor: huaxia BEIJING, July 25 (Xinhua) -- An international art project exhibition opened Saturday at the National Art Museum of China, displaying nearly 200 works by artists from China and countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative. The exhibition, organized by the China National Academy of Painting, displays works in various forms including Chinese painting, oil painting and sculpture. All the works are sponsored by the Academy's international art project, "The Belt and Road," which was initiated in 2014. According to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the sponsor of the exhibition, the works on display are inspired by the rich landscapes and cultural customs in countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative. The exhibition will run until Aug. 4. Enditem

One Soldier killed, three others injured in Balochistan ambush

Terrorists opened fire on security forces during routine patrolling near Pidarak in Kech district, according to ISPR |  July 25, 2020     Lance Naik Javed Karim embraced martyrdom in the attack. PHOTO: ISPR A Pakistan Army soldier embraced martyrdom while three others sustained injuries in an ambush on their convoy near Turbat in Balochistan, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on Saturday. The terrorists opened fire on security forces during routine patrolling near Pidarak in Kech district, approximately 35 kilometres southeast of Turbat, said the statement. “During the exchange of fire, Lance Naik Javed Karim embraced  shahadat  (martyrdom) while three other soldiers got injured,” the military's media wing said. Later, security forces cordoned off the area for search of the terrorists. The terrorists have intensified their activities against the security forces lately particularly in Balochistan and North Waziristan district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. In a

Baloch militancy trends

Tariq Parvez 25 Jul 2020 ON June 29, 2020, at 10.02 am, four terrorists of the Majeed Brigade, a faction of the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), attacked the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) in Karachi with weapons and grenades. They had with them dried ration packs, indicating they intended to take over the place and hold people hostage before killing them. But by 10.12 am, within 10 minutes, before they could enter the premises all four were killed by three well-trained police commandos. Two pointers here. One, the civilian police exhibited the capability to neutralise desperate, well-armed terrorists, on their own, efficiently and effectively. Two , the Baloch sub-nationalist terrorists demonstrated a greater degree of commitment and sophistication in attacks than befo re. These two dimensions have an important bearing on understanding the latest trends in Baloch sub-nationalist militancy and the state’s response. The most noticeable trend is that there has been a consistent, signifi