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Pakistan planning to gift 2 Sindh islands to China on a platter, here's why

Manish Shukla  | Updated: Oct 25, 2020, 08:05 AM IST Imran Khan, Xi Jinping Imran Khan's government is trying to unilaterally take over the islands of Buddhoo and Bundal belonging to Sindh on demand of the Chinese government, without taking consent of the people of Sindh or its government. Imran Khan's government is trying to unilaterally take over the islands of Buddhoo and Bundal belonging to Sindh on demand of the Chinese government, without taking consent of the people of Sindh or its government. Though the apparent explanation for such an unethical move of the federal government could be Pakistan's hunger for funds, the actual motive lies behind China's interest in strengthening its footholds in the Arabian Sea through a China-Pakistan maritime collaboration. Imran Khan had expressed a desire for the development of various islands along the coast of Sindh and Balochistan during his last year's visit to China. Sensing the military benefits of having a foothold i

Pakistan political crisis could impact CPEC, economic growth

AP Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan Synopsis Opposition parties in the country led a joint rally protesting against Prime Minister Imran Khan's "puppet" government and the Army.Besides, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has also ruled against taking Pakistan off the 'grey list' and gave... By  IANS Oct 24, 2020, 01:14 PM IST NEW DELHI: The current civil war-like situation in  Pakistan  may deal a blow to the execution of the ongoing China Pakistan Economic Corridor ( CPEC ), a collection of mega infrastructure projects, and thereby dent its economic revival process. Opposition parties in the country led a joint rally protesting against Prime Minister  Imran Khan 's "puppet" government and the Army. ADVERTISEMENT Besides, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has also ruled against taking Pakistan off the 'grey list' and gave  Islamabad  time till February 2021 to comply with its 27-point action plan. The move will further impact its a

Pakistani Police Say Four 'Terrorists' Killed In Balochistan Province

October 24, 2020 By Radio Mashaal Pakistan security personnel inspect the site of bomb attack, that targeted laborers in Quetta on October 14. Pakistan security personnel inspect the site of bomb attack, that targeted laborers in Quetta on October 14. Police in southwestern Pakistan say they've killed four “terrorists” from a banned group during an overnight security operation. Balochistan Home Minister Mir Zia Langov said two police from the Counterterrorism Department were injured during the operation late October 23 in the Dasht area of the province's Mastung District. Langov said on October 24 that the operation was carried out after the authorities had received an "intelligence tip" about one of the slain suspects. He said the authorities were offering a bounty of 2 million Pakistani rupees, or about $12,400, for that suspect in connection with previous terrorist attacks. Resource-rich Balochistan borders Afghanistan and Iran. It has been plagued by sectarian vio

Legal status of CPEC Authority questioned in Senate

The Newspaper's Staff Reporter Updated 24 Oct 2020 This file photo shows a Senate session in progress. — DawnNewsTV ISLAMABAD: Months after expiry of an extended term of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Authority Ordinance, legal status of the CPEC Authority was called into question in the Senate on Friday. “ Under which provision of the law the CPEC Authority is operating ,” PPP leader and former chairman of the Senate Senator Raza Rabbani asked while speaking on a call-attention notice. He pointed out that the ordinance promulgated last year had been extended by the National Assembly through a resolution in January for 120 days. Therefore, the extended life of the ordinance came to a close in June. Through the ordinance promulgated by the president on Oct 8, 2019 a 10-member CPEC Authority had been established with the task of expediting projects related to the multi-billion-dollar road and rail networks that link Chinese territories to the Arabian Sea through Pakistan . ARTI