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Balochistan to introduce vessel monitoring system

THE NEWSPAPER'S STAFF CORRESPONDENT QUETTA: The Balochistan government has decided to introduce a vessel monitoring system in the province to ensure safety of marine life, fisheries and fishermen in a fixed amount. Officials said that for the first time in Pakistan the Balochistan government had decided to implement the international policy of monitoring fishing boats having the size larger than 15 metres in the province and install vessel monitoring systems in such boats. Fishing boats will be helped to comply with environmental and fishing laws as well as promote conservation of rare marine life under a modern monitoring system at a command and control centre in Gwadar. Construction will be carried out to monitor boats as well as help fishermen to stay within legal limits and not to cross the country marine borders. The Command and Control Centre will be set up in case of any emergency or accident under the automated system. Published in Dawn, July 27th, 2020

CPEC 2.0: full speed ahead

AFSHAN SUBOHI A HOST of geopolitical developments may breathe new life into the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that was perceived to be running out of steam since the PTI government assumed power in 2018. Covid-19 has caused disruptions around the world this year, but CPEC-related activities appeared tepid even before the pandemic struck. Also read:  CPEC 2.0:  The promise and the peril CPEC-watchers see the launch of two hydel power projects in quick succession in Azad Kashmir and a special economic zone (SEZ) in Faisalabad this month as early signs of the rejuvenation of the multi-billion-dollar programme. To remove roadblocks and ensure timely progress, the government is also working on the CPEC Authority Bill 2020 that will further empower the dedicated authority created last year. Regional realignments and the changing dynamics in the Middle East, West and South Asia may work in Pakistan’s favour. The oil shock and greater realisation in the Arab world of a shared future

China plans to control Pak's politics, economy via CPEC, report claims Imran Khan govt is helping Xi Jinping

Times Now Digital Updated Jul 26, 2020 | 17:04 IST China plans to have ultimate control of the majority of the emerging-market economies by 2050 including Pakistan through CPEC. The "selected" government of Pakistan is fulfilling Xi's dreams at the cost of the country's sovereignty Key Highlights By 2050, Xi Jinping plans to have ultimate control of the majority of the emerging-market economies CPEC authority will also have constitutional power to initiate any investigation or even impose penalties against any public office holder, including the Prime Minister and President of Pakistan Xi Jinping is burdening those countries in debt traps while they are already suffering from intense balance-of-payments crises New Delhi:  Imran Khan’s ‘Naya Pakistan’ is fulfilling Chinese President Xi Jinping’s dreams at cost of sovereignty, territorial integrity and freedom of its people. A news report claims that China plans to control Pakistan’s politics, economy via CPEC. Advertis

Baloch and Sindhi militant groups for United fight against Pakistan

The spokesperson for the umbrella organization of the Baloch pro-independence organizations “Baloch Raj Aajoi Sangar” Baloch Khan said in a media statement that representatives of BRAS, umbrella organisation comprising of Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF), Baloch Republican Army (BRA), Baloch Republican Guards (BRG), and the commanders of Sindh pro-independence organization Sindh Revolutionary Army (SRA) held a session at an unknown location where the participants assessed the latest geopolitical situation and announced the formation of a united front and joint strategy to “liberate” the “oppressed Balochistan and Sindh” from Pakistan. The participants in session unanimously agreed that the Sindhi and Baloch nation have had political, historical and cultural ties that have persisted for thousands of years. Currently, both nations aim for independence and both consider Pakistan state (Punjab) an archenemy. Therefore, it is the need of the time for both his