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China-Pakistan military cooperation to maintain regional peace: official

APP BEIJING: The defence and military cooperation between China and Pakistan will help maintain regional and international peace and security, Ren Guoqiang, spokesperson for the Chinese Ministry of National Defence, said on Thursday. “China and Pakistan share an all-weather partnership. We have maintained a very high level of defence and …

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Obfuscating Balochistan

Tahir Mehdi THE southern border of NA-272 Gwadar-cum-Lasbela, in the newly delimitated electoral constituencies, comprises the entire 800-kilometre-long coastline of Balochistan, starting from Karachi and stretching up to Iran at the western end of Gwadar district. The geographical area of NA-270, encompassing four central Balochistan districts, Panjgur, Washuk, Kharan and Awaran, …

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A new King’s party launched in Balochistan

‘Balochistan Awami Party’, believed to be the new King’s party was launched in Balochistan by some of the senators and members of the provincial assembly at a press conference in Quetta on Thursday. Among its members are provincial Chief Minister Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo, independently elected senators and some dissident …

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A ” King’s party” in Balochistan is to be announced

QUETTA: A new  Party is being launched in Balochistan. The Provincial Chief Minister, Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo is likely to announce the formation of new political party in Balochistan in Press Conference, on Wednesday. It is learnt here on Tuesday that the “leaders”  after long discussion finalized the name of …

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Punjab University restores admission of 17 Baloch and Pakhtun students

LAHORE: The Punjab University Discipline Committee on Tuesday restored admission of 17 students – 13 from the Islami Jamiat Tulaba (IJT) and four others from Pakhtun and Baloch councils. Up to 12 students were injured when IJT and Pakhtun Council activists had clashed over holding an event in January last. …

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Balochistan National Party protests against adding Balochistan area to Sindh in new delimitation

KHUZDAR: Several political parties have condemned the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) decision to add an area of Balochistan’s NA-260 constituency to a Sindh constituency under its new delimitation. The Balochistan National Party (BNP-Mengal) called a protest in this regard in Khuzdar town on Saturday, which was attended by leaders …

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Lawmakers urge to increase seats for Balochistan province

QUETTA: Balochistan Assembly has passed a resolution demanding an increase of 20 seats in its current 65-member legislature after it surfaced that the new delimitation in the province was flawed, on Saturday. Balochistan Provincial Assembly Session was held at Balochistan Assembly here today, presided by Speaker Raheela Khan Durrani. The …

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Re-centralisation

Cyril Almeida  THE danger is greater when the goal is bigger, the aim wider. And the goal just became a whole lot bigger. It started with Nawaz, but now it’s out there — the boys want more. A whole lot more. Chicken or egg — did the get-Nawaz plan spawn …

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Concern over plea against Justice Isa’s appointment as Supreme Court judge

ISLAMABAD: The legal fraternity of Balochistan has expressed concern over the hearing of a petition against the appointment of Justice Qazi Faez Isa as the chief justice of the Balochistan High Court and his elevation to the Supreme Court of Pakistan. The Balochistan Bar Council is not only pondering over …

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‘CPEC offers great economic potential’: Report

ISLAMABAD: The World Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and several other international development agencies have observed that the $60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) offers enormous economic potential for Pakistan. The participant agencies — Britain’s Department for International Development and the Japan International Cooperation Agency — have discussed several economic …

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