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One killed in Bangladesh protest against Chinese-backed power plant

Deal Friday, February 3rd, 2017 09:24 pm
By Serajul Quadir | DHAKA

BW New Web monitor: A protest against a $2.4-billion Chinese-backed power plant in Bangladesh turned violent, killing one person and injuring about a dozen, risking delay to a project seen as a symbol of warming ties between the two nations.

The coal-fired plant being built 265 km (165 miles) south-east of Dhaka, the capital, is a major draw for foreign investment in Bangladesh and is expected to begin power generation by the end of 2019.

Police said security forces were guarding the site …

Civilised world’s silence on Baloch genocide is encouraging Pakistan to commit more atrocities: Hyrbyair Marri

HyrbyairMarri Friday, February 3rd, 2017 02:37 pm

LONDON: The pro-freedom Baloch leader Hyrbyair Marri said in a statement from London that Pakistan is fearing the popularity of the national liberation struggle, and have now also started to kidnap Baloch women and children. Pakistan is following the pattern of the 1971 genocide of the Bengali people – where the Pakistani army raped and killed thousands of Bengali Muslim women. Pakistani forces are abducting families of Baloch activists to use them as a shield, and to pressurise the Baloch pro-freedom activists to give up the freedom struggle.

He said, “If …

Baloch Community Canada attends commemoration of 71st anniversary of the Republic of Kurdistan

KDPI Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 07:24 pm

Vancouver, (January 28th, 2017), The Baloch Community Canada has joined the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) to commemorate the 71 years of the establishment of the Republic of Kurdistan in Burnaby, Canada on Saturday.

The commemoration commenced with Kurdish national anthem followed by a minute of silence to pay respects to the martyrs of the freedom struggle.

Speaking on the occasion the Kurdish community representative Behzad Najafi said that (PDKI), was founded in Mahabad in Iranian Kurdistan in 1946 by Qazi Muhammad who became the first president of the Republic on …

No news of two Baloch activists deported from Germany last year

Naim-qabus Monday, January 16th, 2017 03:27 pm

GERMANY: Two Baloch activists who were deported by German authorities last year are still missing after being abducted by the FIA (Federal Investigation Agency) of Pakistan from Jinnah International Airport in Karachi.

The residents of Dalsar in district Kech Balochistan, Naeem son of Haji Chakar and Qabus son of Abdul Karim Baloch had decided to go back voluntarily to Balochistan after Pakistani authorities started harassing and intimidating their families, the German authorities repatriated both men on May 14, 2016, at 4:30 pm.

The men had vanished from Karachi airport and never made …

Pakistan forcibly occupied Balochistan and violated its territorial integrity: Hyrbyair Marri

Hyrbyair_Marri2017 Friday, January 13th, 2017 11:15 pm

LONDON: In a media statement, the Baloch national leader Mr. Hyrbyair Marri said that Pakistan has committed obvious aggression by attacking the Baloch national state on March 27th, 1948, and violated Balochistan’s territorial integrity and sovereignty, thereby depriving the Baloch of their political and economic freedom. This aggression has jeopardized the security of the region as well.

Mr. Hyrbyair said that the military aggression of the Pakistani army towards the Baloch nation is still continuing in the form of suppression, barbaric cruelty and human rights violations.

He said that Pakistan’s army, with …

UAE to rethink on ties with Pakistan post killing of five diplomats

UAE Friday, January 13th, 2017 11:03 pm

BW web monitoring desk: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is reported to be seriously having a rethink on its relations with post the killing of five of its diplomats and six senior officials in a brutal terror attack inside the Kandahar Governor’s compound on January 10 this year.

Following the attack in Kandahar, which is indirectly being blamed on Islamabad, the writing on the wall is clear, that would need to and must take immediate …

‘Pakistan embassy in Kabul a nest of spies in Afghanistan,’ say the protesters

Afghan_Protest Friday, January 13th, 2017 10:53 pm

BW web monitoring desk KABUL: Scores of protesters gathered outside the Pakistan embassy in Kabul on Friday to demonstrate against Pakistan’s alleged support for insurgents.

The demonstrators also raised slogans against Pakistan Army’s intelligence arm, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Afghan media reported.

A number of Afghanistan Green Trend (AGT) members held a demonstration outside the Pakistani embassy in Kabul in protest over Islamabad’s perceived role in terrorism, according to Tolo News.

The protesters accused the Pakistan embassy of being a “nest of spies in Afghanistan” and said …

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