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Gwadar thirsty never forever

In Balochistan, the Baloch nation is facing the curse of slavery from 27th March 1948

By Saaho Baloch

Gwadar is a small district in Makuran as compared to other districts of Balochistan. The estimated population of Gwadar is 263,514. It has a small to medium-sized settlement with an economy largely based on artisanal fishing port.

The strategic value of its location was first recognized in 1954 when it was identified as a suitable site for a deep seaport. On April 2015, Pakistan and China announced their intentions to develop the $46 billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC); however, the estimated budget was increased to $51 billion later. Recently, according to a US based report, published last month, Pakistan has given permission to China to build a military base in Jiwani area, which is on a par to the strategic Gwadar port being developed by China.

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Feb 21: Martyrs of Jiwani

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Jan 17: Shaheed Naseer Kamalan & Shaheed Ahmed Dad Baloch

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Oct 21: Shaheed Faqeer Shahwani and Shaheed Zahoor Bangulzai

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Feb 21: Martyrs of Jiwani

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February 20, 2017 · 3:00 pm

Jan 17: Shaheed Naseer Kamalan & Shaheed Ahmed Dad Baloch

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January 16, 2017 · 3:00 pm

Wahid Baloch and the plight of ‘missing persons’ in Pakistan

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Wahid Baloch, a prominent activist, was allegedly detained by security forces earlier this year. Baloch has now been reunited with his family but there’re thousands of other Baluchistan activists whose fate is unknown.

Pakistani activist Wahid Baloch, who “disappeared” four months ago, has returned to his home in the southern city of Karachi. “The social activist, writer and small-scale publisher is believed to have been detained by unidentified security officials on July 26 on the outskirts of Karachi, setting off a frightening, though wearingly familiar, process of recovery for his shocked family,” said Pakistan’s English daily, Dawn, on Wednesday, December 7.

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