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Gwadar a commercial port, to receive port calls by ships of different navies: Pakistan Navy chief

By  Liu Xuanzun  and Guo Yuandan Published: Feb 08, 2021 10:01 A Gateway of the Gwadar port in Southwest Pakistan's Gwadar. The port is part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Photo: cnsphoto   The Gwadar Port is a commercial port that may receive port calls by ships of different navies, said Admiral M Amjad Khan Niazi, Chief of the Naval Staff of the Pakistan Navy, in a recent  exclusive interview  with the Global Times, in response to media reports claiming the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) is mulling to build a naval base in Pakistan. Explaining the context of the Gwadar Port, rumored to be the designation of the Chinese naval base, Admiral Niazi said that the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is an economic integration initiative of China which will improve interconnectivity and usher massive growth across regions, and the ongoing China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a flagship project of the BRI, would contribute significantly toward economic prosperity of

Asad Mengal, a Baloch missing for over 50 years under Pak's 'Kill and Dump' policy

Asad Mengal, a Baloch missing for over 50 years under Pak's 'Kill and Dump' policy         07 February, 2021 by  ANI Balochistan [Pakistan], February 7 (ANI): The people of Balochistan have been victims of 'Kill and Dump' policy since the 1970s and Asad Mengal, who is the first victim of this policy, is missing for more than 50 years. According to an article titled 'Tracing Pakistan's Kill & Dump Policy: remembering Asad Mengal and Ahmed Shah' by Naseer Dashti published in The Balochistan Post, the whereabouts of hundreds of people, who have been abducted by the Pakistani authorities under its 'Kill and Dump' policy, are unknown and the family members are waiting for any news about their loved ones. The 'Kill and Dump' policy named by Amnesty International, began under the regime of General Pervez Musharraf has continued till now. According to Dashti, the policy focuses on the detainment of Baloch activists, holding them incommunicado

Indian interference in Balochistan

13 hours ago Masud Ahmad Khan       The province of Balochistan spreads over an area of 347,188 square kilometres and accounts for 43 percent of the entire country. Balochistan was of great importance to the USSR in her pursuance of the southward drive to gain access to warm waters. Since then, Balochistan has been the focus of foreign intervention due to its geo-strategic placing in the region. The Gwadar port lies at the opening of the Strait of Hormuz through which 40 percent of the world’s oil passes. It also provides an energy corridor for shipping gas and oil from Central Asian States to the Arabian Sea. Indians feel threatened by Pakistan’s growing power as well as the speedy progress of CPEC, especially in Balochistan. India is neither happy with CPEC nor the Chinese presence in Gwadar since it is being taken as a threat to the Indian Sea Line of Communication (SLOC) and regional hegemony. The Indian objective is to undermine Pakistan’s economy by disturbing peace in Balochista