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Gwadar: A Review of 2013

Gwadar: A Review of 2013

By Mariyam Suleman Baloch  2013 remains only as an anecdote now as it is the time that will never recur; however the conditions, situations, events and incidents which appeared through out the year had left footsteps in the sand of time which will remain for ever and have immense affects on everything in future as [...]

The Rise of Baloch Women

The Rise of Baloch Women

By Mariyam Suleman Baloch  The last decade witnessed a major shift in Baloch society as it brought forward numerous Baloch women as role models for the nation. In spite of facing turmoil and conflict, women have very actively participated in all spheres of life ranging from political resistant, promotion of education to social reforms. Today, [...]

Municipality Elections in Gwadar

Municipality Elections in Gwadar

By Mariyam Suleman Baloch  Gwadar, the hub of political ups and downs from the history, is today once again conspicuous with the municipality elections. Only two days of campaigns remain for different participating parties in Gwadar, including the unification of diverse parties. Coalition of mainly Balochistan National Party and People’s Party along with some other [...]

Gwadar – A Chinese Outpost in the Gulf?

Gwadar – A Chinese Outpost in the Gulf?

By Alok Bansal On 18 February 2013, Pakistan government signed an agreement with the China Overseas Port Holding Authority (COPHA), whereby the operations of Gwadar Deep Sea Port were taken over from Port of Singapore Authority (PSA) and handed over to the Chinese. The COPHA is expected to invest $ 750 million immediately to improve [...]

Editorial: Gwadar Port: China’s Midday Robbery.

Editorial: Gwadar Port: China’s Midday Robbery.

The Pakistani government has finally decided to take away the control of the Gwadar Port from the Port of Singapore Authority (P.S.A.) and hand it over to China. On Monday, President Asif Ali Zardari formally presided over a signing ceremony of handing over the Gwadar port to China Overseas Ports Holding Company Limited. He said he [...]

China Takes Control of Gwadar Port

China Takes Control of Gwadar Port

From Express Tribune  ISLAMABAD: China took control Monday of a strategic Pakistani port on the Arabian Sea, as part of a drive to secure energy and maritime routes that also gives it a potential naval base, sparking Indian concern. The Pakistani cabinet approved the transfer of Gwadar, currently a commercial failure cut off from the [...]

Team Arrives in Gwadar to Discuss Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline Project

Team Arrives in Gwadar to Discuss Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline Project

The Baloch Hal News GWADAR: A high-level Iranian team of experts arrived in Gwadar on Tuesday to hold talks with the Pakistani authorities about the controversial Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline, officials confirmed. The Deputy Commissioner of Gwadar received the Iranian delegation and discussed issues of mutual interest. The two countries are determined to soon start work [...]

Eleven People Butchered in Gwadar

Eleven People Butchered in Gwadar

The Baloch Hal News GWADAR: At least eleven people endeavoring to cross Balochistan’s border to get into Iran were shot dead by unidentified people in Gwadar District on Friday, local authorities confirmed saying that the victims belonged to the Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhaw provinces. According to the details, two pick-up vans were carrying several people [...]

Several Districts Shut Down in Protest as Prime Minister Visits Balochistan

Several Districts Shut Down in Protest as Prime Minister Visits Balochistan

The Baloch Hal News GWADAR/KECH/AWARAN: Several districts of Balochistan remained completely shut on Friday to protest Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf’s two-day long visit to Balochistan to express resentment against the government policies toward the Baloch people. The Baloch National Movement (B.N.M.) had given the call for the shutter down strike which was also backed [...]

Senior Baloch Journalist Killed in Karachi

Senior Baloch Journalist Killed in Karachi

The Baloch Hal News KARACHI: A senior Baloch journalist from Gwadar District, who had gone to Karachi to attend a media training workshop being organized by the International Federation of Journalists (I.F.J.), was shot dead in Karachi’s Liyari area on Friday. Journalists in Gwadar have announced three days of mourning against  the killing of their [...]

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