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Balochistan reserved seats

Balochistan  is known as a backward province in the walk of education in Pakistan , so it is granted above 500 seats for underprivileged students of different universities and colleges in Punjab , Which even does not cover a one third of students to get free higher education. Recently, the Balochistan    directorate has conducted the test of reserved seats through (CTSP) Career Testing Services Pakistan , wherein more than 3000 students appeared. It bemuses every awaiting candidates whether their seats are secured or not. I don’t know what to call it , the failed governance of chief minister Balochistan Jam Kamala khan or random roadmaps of Prime minister of Pakistan Mr. Imran Khan along with education minister , Shafkat Mehmood ? Finally , I appeal to the federal and provincial government to satisfy us with the provision of more educational and job opportunities , since we could serve our country better than ever. NABEEL HUSSAIN

Balochistan struggling to end Pakistan's oppression, forced annexation: Activist at UNHRC

ANI Updated Sep 25, 2020 | 06:45 IST Early this month, the ICJ had hit out at Pakistan's Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances (COIED), saying it has failed to hold perpetrators responsible for the crime in the last several years. Photo Credit: YouTube President of Baloch Voice Association, Munir Mengal Geneva, Switzerland:  Highlighting the rising incidents of enforced disappearances in Balochistan, President of Baloch Voice Association, Munir Mengal, told United Nations Human Right Council (UNHRC) that people in the region are struggling to end oppression, suppression and forced annexation by Pakistan. "Balochistan is suffering and the People in Balochistan are struggling to end oppression, suppression and forced annexation," Mengal said during a session at UNHRC on Thursday (local time). Advertising Advertising He further gave details of enforced disappearances by presenting the data of Voice of Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP), an NGO present in Balochistan da

The Belt and Road Initiative and the China-PakistanEconomic Corridor: Harbinger of Sustainable Growth

This  transcript  appears in the  September 25, 2020 issue  of  Executive Intelligence Review. [Print version of this transcript] Hassan Daud Butt The Belt and Road Initiative and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Harbinger of Sustainable Growth This is the edited transcript of Hassan Daud Butt’s opening remarks to the Schiller Institute conference on September 6. Mr. Butt is a former Project Director of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, and CEO of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Financial Board of Investment & Trade. Subheads have been added. Schiller Institute Hassan Daud Butt Ladies and Gentlemen, first of all, let me acknowledge the efforts of the organizers of this important event, and this brings all of us together to talk about something which is very important, especially for our region. At this time, ladies and gentlemen, I would like to highlight that in the recent years, the global economic landscape has changed dramatically. The main driver of this change has been techno

Off the rails – Indonesia's Belt and Road rail mess

South-east Asia's first bullet train is half-way there, according to the Indonesian government. Others say the much-delayed $7.8 billion project, part of China's Belt and Road Initiative, should never have begun. Emma Connors South-east Asia correspondent Updated  Sep 24, 2020 – 2.40pm, first published at 11.55am Sydney/Jakarta  | Earlier this year, the  Japanese International Co-operation Agency  team working on a new rail link between Jakarta and Surabaya, the country's second-biggest city, was taken aback by a request from the Indonesian government. Could JICA speak to the Chinese-backed venture behind another new line, the much-anticipated, high-speed link from the Indonesian capital to Bandung in West Java? Perhaps the two projects could be combined? Going nowhere fast ... Indonesian President Joko Widodo inspects construction on the Jakarta to Bandung high-speed rail link.  As strange as it sounds, the request was just another twist in a 12-year-long struggle to build

Declare Belt and Road Initiative projects between China, Pakistan as illegal: PoK activist to UN

ANI Updated Sep 24, 2020 | 20:45 IST Dr Amjad Ayub Mirza, while addressing the 45th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, said that Pakistan is collaborating with China to make Gilgit-Baltistan as its 5th province. Photo Credit: ANI China and Pakistan flags (Representational photo) Geneva:  A political activist from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir has demanded the United Nations to declared Belt and Road Initiative projects between China and Pakistan as illegal. Dr Amjad Ayub Mirza, while making an intervention during the 45th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva also said that Pakistan is collaborating with China to make Gilgit-Baltistan as its 5th province. Advertising Advertising He said, "Pakistan is attempting to illegally make Gilgit-Baltistan her fifth province. On October 31st, 1947, Pakistan instigated a coup d'etat in Gilgit agency with the collaboration of British officers of Gilgit scouts and occupied Gilgit Agency. By attacking the state of Jammu