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Rally staged against the drugs menace in Gwadar

Protestors action against drug peddlers Our Correspondent  September 21, 2020     PHOTO: REUTERS QUETTA: Various political parties and members of civil society carried out a rally against the curse of narcotics in Gwadar. They marched on different roads of Gwadar to record their protest against the rapid spread of narcotics throughout the province. Crowds of protesters gathered at Sirat-un-Nabi Chowk to vent out their anger against drug peddlers. “We demand action against narcotics smugglers”, Haji Muhammad Azam Kalanchi, the President of civil society Gwadar told the protesters. He lashed out at the government for its failure to eradicate the menace of drugs from society. “The curse of narcotics has destroyed scores of families in Balochistan.” The protesters carried placards and banners inscribed with slogans condemning an overt sale of narcotics in Gwadar and other areas. They also chanted slogans against the government demanding action against drug peddlers. “We want practical acti

Govt urged to link Malakand, Mohmand with CPEC

Peshawar Hasbanullah September 21, 2020 KHAR: An all-parties conference convened by Jamaat-e-Islami on Sunday announced to launch a joint movement to get the Malakand division and Mohmand tribal district included in the China-Pakistan... KHAR: An all-parties conference (APC) convened by Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) on Sunday announced to launch a joint movement to get the Malakand division and Mohmand tribal district included in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. The APC was held at the residence of Member Provincial Assembly (MPA) Sirajuddin Khan. The politicians belonging to Bajaur, Mohmand, Upper Chitral, Lower Chitral, Upper Dir, Lower Dir attended the APC. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) did not attend it. Former governor Shaukatullah Khan, Member National Assembly Abdul Akbar Chitrali, MPA Inayatullah Khan, Syed Akhunzada Chattan, Badshah Advocate, Maulana Abdul Rasheed, JI’s Haroon Rasheed, Maulana Waheed Gul, Mian Sultan Yousaf Bacha of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz

Risks from reputational damage mount for China

Thursday, September 17, 2020 China has antagonised numerous foreign governments at once and faces more open criticism and resistance than ever before China’s increasingly forthright pursuit of its strategic aims on multiple fronts has provoked elevated international hostility. Unlike in the past, when Beijing typically focused on disputes with particular countries while trying to stabilise relations with others, it has now antagonised numerous foreign governments at once. China’s conduct now faces more open criticism and resistance than ever before. What next Beijing will not compromise where it believes it has the upper hand tactically. Its foreign relations will deteriorate further. Its attempts to rally support abroad will intensify, but will make few inroads in the West and have mixed results in the Global South. Subsidiary Impacts International tensions may rise as the Communist Party tries to demonstrate its nationalist credentials ahead of its centenary next year. The Party’s pu

91 students test positive for virus in Balochistan, Punjab

  ISLAMABAD:  Balochistan diagnosed 67 cases of Covid-19 during random testing at various educational institutions in the province, said the provincial health department on Saturday. Meanwhile, as many as 24 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus emerged in Gujranwala district of Punjab on Saturday. According to details, the Balochistan health department tested randomly from September 07 to 18, diagnosed coronavirus cases in scores of schools. The ratio of positive cases has been 14.3 percent, the health department said. The health officials conducted 950 tests of teachers, non-teaching staff and students at schools and detected 67 cases, while 403 tests found negative. The reports of 480 cases are yet to be released, the health department said. It is to be mentioned here that 10 educational institutions have been closed in Balochistan after positive cases of novel coronavirus found in teachers and students at Quetta, Gwadar, Chaman and other districts of the province. Pakistan start

Four terrorists killed in Balochistan IBO: ISPR

Logistic base destroyed while large cache of arms, ammunition and communication equipment recovered News Desk  September 19, 2020     PHOTO: FILE At least four terrorists were killed in an intelligence-based operation (IBO) conducted by security forces in the central Makran range of Awaran district in Balochistan, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Saturday. “Terrorist hideout including logistic base destroyed while [a] large cache of arms, ammunition and communication equipment recovered,” ISPR added. The military’s media wing added that multiple hideouts and administrative camps of terrorists have also been destroyed. On September 13, the Pakistan Army in a major breakthrough,  eliminated  terrorist commander Ihsan Ullah alias Ihsan Sanray along with his three accomplices in an IBO in a tribal area of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P). “Terrorist commander Ihsan Ullah alias Ihsan Sanray along with 3 other terrorists killed during an Intelligence Based Operation (IBO) today in Ghar