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Thousands in Gilgit Baltistan join long march against imposition of illegal tax

GBaltistan Thursday, December 28th, 2017 11:08 pm 254 Reads

Gilgit-Baltistan [Pakistan], Dec.27 (ANI): In a massive anti-Pakistan campaign, thousands of people from Skardu launched a historic long march towards Gilgit city – headquarter of Gilgit Baltistan, against the unlawful imposition of taxes by Islamabad.

Protesters chanted slogans like “Chalo-Chalo Gilgit Chalo” and “Gunda Tax. Namanzoor” as they will set to stage for a protest camp in Gilgit against Pakistan’s oppressive policies.

The Awami Action Committee comprised of various political and religious parties, and civil society representatives at large are demanding a quashing of taxes imposed by Islamabad in Gilgit-Baltistan under Tax …

High number of women among this year’s media casualties

stop-killing-journalists-620x330 Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 08:29 pm 255 Reads

2017 saw an unusually high number of women among the 68 journalists killed doing their jobs this year, according to Killing the Messenger, a biannual analysis of journalist casualties by the International News Safety Institute (INSI).

Out of the 68 journalists and media workers killed in connection with their work this year, nine were women. That is 13 percent of the total. Last year, the figures were three women out of 112 killed, or nearly three percent. In 2015 there were 10 women out of 101 …

Hyrbyair Marri condemns terrorist attack on Church in Quetta

Hyrbyair Monday, December 18th, 2017 12:16 am 650 Reads

LONDON: The pro-freedom Baloch leader and head of Free Balochistan Movement, Hyrbyair Marri, has strongly condemned the terrorist attack on a Methodist Church in Quetta on Sunday.

He said the terrorist attacks in the heavily militarised city of Quetta show the complicity of the Pakistani army and other security forces with religious hatemongers.

He said, “in a city where its inhabitants have to pass several Pakistani security force check posts, how is it possible that terrorists can so easily target places of worship?

“The Pakistani Army general Bajwa’s refusal take action against religious …

Mattis: Iran Working to Destabilize Middle East

Mattis Sunday, December 17th, 2017 01:18 pm 256 Reads

WASHINGTON — “Everywhere you find turmoil [in the Middle East], you find Iran’s hand in it,” Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon yesterday.

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis holds an impromptu news conference with Pentagon correspondents, Dec. 15, 2017. DoD photo by Jim Garamone

During an impromptu news conference, Mattis addressed questions about Iran and U.S. efforts to expose Iran’s malicious behavior.

He praised U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley’s Dec. 14 presentation at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling here that highlighted Iran’s illegal …

Belt and Road U-turn: China rethinks several Pakistani projects

Uturn Saturday, December 16th, 2017 10:47 pm 267 Reads

Blame it on political chaos, corruption or a deteriorating law and order situation in Pakistan. Whatever the cause, Chinese enthusiasm for the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is waning and Beijing has taken several road, mass-transit and industrial zone projects off the table, either temporarily or permanently.

Two road projects that have been put on hold are in troubled Baluchistan province: a 210-km Dera Ismail Khan-Zhob artery and a 110-km Khuzdar-Basima route. The unfinished 136km Karakorum Highway (KKH) …

Swizz government urged to grant political asylum to Brahumdagh Bugti

Fateh Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 10:36 am 343 Reads

GERMANY: The Baloch Republican Party (BRP) and BNM held a protest outside the Switzerland Embassy in Berlin, on Tuesday, to urge the Swiss Government to review its decision on the pro-freedom Baloch leader and chief of Brahumdagh Bugti’s application for a political asylum.

Activists of Free Balochistan Movement also joined the BRP’s protest to support Mr Bugti’s asylum application in Switzerland and urged the Swiss government to rethink its biased decision.

The protestors termed Switzerland’s decision of denying a political asylum to Baloch leader Bugti and entry ban on Mehran Marri as …

China stops funds for China-Pak economic corridor over corruption

Sierra Exif JPEG Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 06:39 pm 298 Reads

BW News Webdesk: China has decided to temporarily stop funding of at least three major road projects in Pakistan, being built as part of the $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor or CPEC, following reports of corruption, a decision that has left officials in Islamabad “stunned”, a media report said today.

The decision by the Chinese government is likely hit over RS 1 trillion-worth road projects of the Pakistan’s National Highway Authority (NHA), and initially, may delay at least three such ventures, Pakistani newspaper Dawn reported.
According to a senior Pakistani government …

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Editorials

The Alignment of Arab and Baloch Interests in the Middl...

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By Archen Baloch Iran is one of the weakest countries in the Middle East, given its divergent centrifugal ethnic composition if exploited.  However, thanks to Saudi Arabia, the leader of…

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Interviews

Balochistan: Exclusive interview of Dr Shan Baloch...

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The students of different medical colleges in Balochistan have been protesting against Higher Education Commission (HEC) for what they describe as ‘irregularities’ in the entry test of Bolan Medical College…