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The nests of terrorists, tangled, untangled across Karachi, Balochistan

National Amjad Bashir Siddiqi April 03, 2021 KARACHI: A couple of incidents across the country have raised the terrorism profile while counter terrorism actions and detection is in full throttle too, busting several viper nests and arresting... Share Next Story >>> KARACHI: A couple of incidents across the country have raised the terrorism profile while counter terrorism actions and detection is in full throttle too, busting several viper nests and arresting several, which gave them strong clues of terrorist plots. Earlier in March, a Chinese national working on a project in Karachi was attacked in Lyari followed by an IED attack on a Rangers mobile claiming one life. The police, Rangers and the intelligence agencies are working on different strong lines but there seems to be no headway in their investigations. The LEAs and intelligence outfits believe several terrorist groups like BLA and SRA, brought together by RAW, are primarily involved in several incidents of terrorism i

Balochistan protesters give govt 24 hours for acceptance of demands

SALEEM SHAHID QUETTA: No headway was achieved on Saturday in negotiations between the government representatives and leaders of the government employees who have been holding a sit-in for the last six days for the acceptance of their demands. Eight rounds of talks have remained fruitless because the employees have refused to call off their protest until the official notification about 25 per cent increase in their salaries is issued. On the other hand, Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan said that Balochistan would face an additional burden of Rs10-15 billion if demands of the protesting employees were met. The leaders of the employees’ grand alliance on Saturday gave the government 24 hours for acceptance of their demands and threatened to block all highways in Balochistan if the demands remain unmet. CM links pay raise to discharge of official duties in a ‘proper’ way “We will block all national highways linking Balochistan with the rest of the country, if the provincial government fails t

Signs of unease emerging between China, Pakistan over future of CPEC: Report

The report said the hype created by Islamabad through projecting CPEC as a panacea for all problems is losing steam. ANI | , Islamabad PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2021 09:37 PM IST A general view of the port before the inauguration of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor port in Gwadar, Pakistan. (Reuters File Photo) Amid lack of progress on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), subtle signs of unease have emerged between the two countries over the future direction and funding of mega projects, under increasing scrutiny of media and the public. According to a report published in Modern Diplomacy, the outcome of recent meetings between the two countries reveals significant scaling down of Pakistan's expectations regarding the inclusion of more projects under CPEC phase II. Fabien Baussart in an opinion piece for Modern Diplomacy said "While the country has for long portrayed USD 6.8 billion Main Line-I project to be the main artery of the Pakistan Railways and tried to convince