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No or least displacement for Gwadar Port City development’

National Mehtab Haider August 08, 2020 ISLAMABAD: Chairman CPEC Authority Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa said on Friday that there would be no or least displacement for purpose of Gwadar Port City development and now dividends of CPEC would... ISLAMABAD: Chairman CPEC Authority Lt Gen (R) Asim Saleem Bajwa said on Friday that there would be no or least displacement for purpose of Gwadar Port City development and now dividends of CPEC would be shared with people of Pakistan. “We are working for development of Southern Balochistan as Gwadar Port will be connected to bring prosperity for Balochistan. The development agreement for Rashakai’s Special Economic Zone (SEZ) will be signed in third week of ongoing month,” Asim Saleem Bajwa said in online webinar titled Gwadar Port and its role in prosperity of Balochistan and Regional Connectivity organised by SDPI here on Friday. Asim Saleem Bajwa dispelled the impression that the CPEC has slowed down and stated that the second phase of CPEC would pi

Eid in Balochistan: Another Eid and another protest by Baloch people seeking release of their loved ones abducted by Pakistani military

Hakeem Baloch   | 7 August, 2020 Like every other religious festival, Eid al-Adha is one of the most important and symbolic Islamic festivals to commemorate the sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim and his son Prophet Ismail. Billions of Muslims across the world celebrated the religious festival by sacrificing animals and meeting their family members and also by wearing new clothes, jewellery and shoes. In Balochistan, Eid has a totally different meaning than the rest of the world. Since 2006 almost every Eid brought more pain and agony to the people of Balochistan. For the last 10 years on every Eid, the families of Baloch  missing  persons have been protesting on the first days of Eid to remind the Pakistani state, its judiciary, its media and military and the international human rights organisations that thousands of Baloch missing persons are still languishing in the secret torture cells of Pakistani army and their secret services. Similarly, on this Eid al-Adha when the people of Punjab w

8pc population of Balochistan contracted hepatitis, says CM’s Coordinator

| Hepatitis is spreading because of ignorance and lack of hygiene among many people 6 hours ago Our Staff Reporter       QUETTA           -          The Coordinator to Chief Minister (CM) for Hepatitis Free Balochistan, Dr Gul Sabin Kakar on Friday said more cases of hepatitis were being reported in Balochistan adding 8% population of the province had contracted hepatitis.  She expressed these views while talking to media, saying that 10 high risk districts for hepatitis in Balochistan including Nasirabad, Jaffarabad, Panjgur, Loralai, Barkhan, Suhbatpur, Zhob, Musakhel, Kohlu, and Dera Bugti. “15,000 Hepatitis C patients have been provided treatment facilities in the province while 600,000 people will be vaccinated against Hepatitis B, 12,000 Hepatitis B patients have been treated while 3,000 such patients with hepatitis B and C were treated,” Dr. Gul added. Parliamentary Secretary for Health Dr Rababa Baledi has appealed to all worldwide organizations, particularly the World Health O

China’s growing peace and security role in Africa

Jul 15, 2020 8 min read Views from West Africa, implications for Europe The discussion of Sino-African relations continues to be dominated by China’s economic activities and aspirations. However, the People's Republic has been working for more than a decade to establish itself as a serious actor in security policy on the African continent and has already made significant progress. All the indications are that China, with its security ambitions, is pursuing a systematic and holistic continent-wide approach, including arms supplies and military diplomacy, as well as deployment in peacekeeping missions and participation in military training. This development is attracting considerable attention among analysts and policymakers but there remains limited primary data shedding light on this aspect of Sino-African relations. Against this background, the new report  “China’s growing peace and security role in Africa: views from West Africa, implications for Europe”  realized by the  Konrad-