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Pakistan blacklisted by FATF subgroup; finance ministry denies reports

On 11 effectiveness parameters Pakistan was adjudged as low on 10, reports say The Asia-Pacific Group (APG), a regional affiliate of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), has placed the Pakistan in the “Enhanced Expedited Follow Up List (Blacklist)” for its failure to meet its standards. In its meeting in …

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Multi-billion dollar fine on Pakistan puts the spotlight on a secret court

SAAD HASAN The Reko Diq mine case shows the overreach of a secretive arbitration system. Last month, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), a global quasi-court, slapped more than a $5 billion fine on Pakistan in an arbitration case involving a gold and copper mine.  But the …

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Detained, tortured, and murdered in Pakistan: Balochistan’s lost generation

Since 2011, hundreds of Baloch people have been disappeared only to be killed by Pakistani security forces as part of a state policy known as kill and dump. Mehlab Baloch was nine-years-old when her father was taken. On June 28, 2009, Pakistani intelligence agents stormed Ornach Hospital and detained Deen …

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Three reviews to determine Pakistan’s place on FATF list

ISLAMABAD: Three separate evaluations currently in progress will determine Pakistan’s possible exit from the grey list of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) by the mid of October. A senior government official told Dawn that Asia-Pacific Group — the regional affiliate of the FATF — was currently conducting in Canberra …

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بلوچستان،2017-18کے دوران صوبائی محکموں میں 59ارب روپے کی بے ضابطگیوں کا انکشاف

کوئٹہ: بلوچستان میں18-2017کے دوران مختلف صوبائی محکموں میں59ارب روپے سے زائد کی بے ضابطگیوں کا انکشاف ہوا ہے۔آڈیڈیٹر جنرل کی رپورٹ کے مطابق بلوچستان میں افسران کی غفلت، من پسند افراد کو نوازنے اور قوائد کی خلاف ورزیوں سے حکومتی خزانے کو بھاری نقصان پہنچا۔ بلوچستان سے متعلق آڈیٹر جنرل …

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‘Govt trying to hand over Reko Diq to TTC again’

QUETTA  :  Balochistan’s former advocate general has lashed out at current as well as previous provincial governments for trying to “pave the way for the Tethyan Copper Company (TTC) to get its hand on the Reko Diq mine despite the Supreme Court having declared the mining agreement void. Addressing a …

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Pakistan Struggles to Make Good on a Golden Opportunity in Balochistan

In a remote and arid corner of southwestern Pakistan, Islamabad has found itself embroiled in a difficult battle: a multibillion-dollar dispute with a global mining company over one of the world’s richest untapped deposits of copper and gold. In July, the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes …

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The Baloch And Pashtun Nationalist Movements In Pakistan: Colonial Legacy And The Failure Of State Policy – Analysis

Observer Research Foundation By Kriti M. Shah Introduction The border lands between Afghanistan and Pakistan have been a hotbed for global terrorism and jihad for the last four decades. The causes are rooted in colonial legacy and the impact of British rule on the region. In the late 1800s, the …

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Balochistan cabinet approves Rs428m for endowment fund

QUETTA: The Balochistan cabinet on Tuesday approved immediate release of the remaining Rs428 million allocated for the Balochistan Endowment Fund in the last year’s budget.  Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani presided over the meeting of the provincial cabinet.  Secretary of Social Welfare Department Imran Gichki briefed the cabinet about …

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Pakistan plundering Balochistan, we appeal PM Modi to support freedom struggle: Dr Allah Nazar Baloch of BLF speaks exclusively to OpIndia

In a significant policy shift, in his 2016 Independence Speech from the ramparts of Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about the Balochistan freedom struggle. NUPUR J SHARMA Away from the glare of the world that often talks tall on Human Rights and the rights of the indigenous people, …

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