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Revisiting Balochistan

SARDAR Akhtar Mengal has complained on the floor of the National Assembly that the government is not honouring its agreement signed with his BNP-M on key issues of import to the Baloch ahead of securing the party’s support for Imran Khan’s election as prime minister. The six-point agreement included progress …

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Trump must start helping Iran’s minorities achieve regime change

BY RACHEL AVRAHAM The United States’ re-imposition of sanctions on Iran prompted the Iranians to appeal to the International Criminal Court to block the re-imposition. President Donald Trump appears determined to take a hard-line stance against the Iranian regime. However, to effectively bring Iranian aggression across the globe to a …

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Gwadar: Emerging Port City or Chinese Colony?

Pakistan must take care that Gwadar doesn’t become a Chinese “state within a state.” By Logan Pauley and Hamza Shad Recent developments concerning Pakistani involvement in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) highlight the growing unease many Pakistanis have with the project’s potential effects on their economy. The newly elected prime …

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Saudi investment in China-Pakistan economic corridor may upset Iran

The new Pakistani government has said Riyadh may invest in the multibillion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project. But the move raised eyebrows in Iran, which is skeptical of Saudi intentions. A Saudi team arrived in Pakistan on Sunday to sign four contracts for oil and mineral sector investment and trade …

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Iran’s Enemies

They are many and varied. REUEL MARC GERECHT The Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Al-Ahwaz has claimed credit for the recent terrorist attack at a military parade in Iran’s Khuzestan Province that killed 25 people and wounded 60. It should surprise no one that this occurred in the …

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Middle Eastern Black Swans dot China’s Belt and Road

Dr. James M. Dorsey If any one part of the world has forced China to throw its long-standing foreign and defense policy principles out the window and increasingly adopt attitudes associated with a global power, it is the greater Middle East, a region that stretches from the Atlantic coast of …

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Suicide: a plague in Balochistan

  Nadil Shah   Recently, a group of researchers from Aga Khan University Karachi conducted a study and found that about 800,000 incidents of suicide occur annually in the world, and about 75 percent of them are from Low and Middle Income Countries, which includes Pakistan, where it has become …

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Cancer Patients in Balochistan

By: Jafar Mastoi    The richest-poor province of the country is in the dire establishment of cancer hospital with the provisions of technological apparatus. Balochistan is on the curb of worse health facilities. The highest mortality rate of cancer patients is high as compared to other provinces. The highly affected …

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Along the road – Gwadar and China’s power projection

The construction of the Gwadar port and the Chinese presence on the shores of the Arabian Sea highlight a new geostrategic dynamic that is likely to affect the regional balance of power. Frederic Grare Nonresident Senior Fellow South Asia Program Ever since Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf inaugurated the Gwadar port …

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CPEC remains a burning bone of contention in Pakistan

This week China and Pakistan reaffirmed their commitment to the multi-billion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), with Beijing reportedly agreeing to take a closer look at some of the agreements finalized by the Nawaz Sharif-led Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) government. Their statement came in response to an article in the Financial …

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