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په دره ادم خېل کې وړیا زده کړې ورکول کېږي

په پخوانۍ نیم قبایلي سیمه دره ادم خېل کې یوه د خېرښېګړې اداره د سیمې بېوزلو ماشومانو او ځوانانو ته د تعلیم ترلاسه کولو لپاره په خپلو کې پیسې ټولوي او له بېوزلو سره مرسته کوي. په دې اړه د سراج ظهیر ویډیويي رپورټ ګورئ.

قونصل خانے پر حملے کی ناکامی میں خاتون اے ایس پی کا اہم کردار

چینی قونصل خانے پر ہونے والے حملے کو ناکام بنانے میں خاتون اے ایس پی
سہائے عزیز کا کردار سب سے اہم ہے،سہائے عزیز ایس ایچ او کلفٹن کے ہمراہ سب سے پہلے وہاں پہنچیں اور دہشت گردوں کو قونصل خانے کی عمارت کے اندر داخل ہونے سے روکنے کی کوشش کی، وزیر اعلیٰ اور آئی جی نےسی ایس ایس پاس خاتون افسرسہائے عزیز کو بہادری پرسراہا، تھپکی بھی دی۔چینی قونصل جنرل کو بریفنگ کے دوران ایڈیشنل آئی جی کراچی ڈاکٹر امیر شیخ نے ای ایس پی کلفٹن سہائے عزیز کی بہادری کے بارے میں بتایا،اس موقع پر وزیر اعلیٰ سندھ سید مراد علی شاہ نے سہائے عزیز کو سراہا اور آئی جی سندھ ڈاکٹر سید کلیم امام نے انہیں تھپکی دی۔ سہائے عزیز تالپور لوئر سندھ کی پہلی خاتون ہیں جنہوں نےسی ایس ایس کر کے پولیس فورس جوائن کی، ان کا تعلق ضلع ٹنڈو محمد خان کے گاؤں بھائی خان تالپور کے متوسط گھرانے سے ہے،سہائے عزیز کے مطابق ان کے والد سیاسی کارکن اورمصنف ہیں، ان کا ہمیشہ سے یہ خواب تھا کہ ان کی بیٹی کچھ بنے،سہائے کے والد نے
بتایا کہ جب ہم نے سہائے کو تعلیم دلوانی چاہی تو ہمارے رشتے داروں نے ہم سے ناطہ توڑ لیا کیونکہ وہ صرف دینی تعلیم دلوانے کے حق میں تھے،سوہائے عزیزنے کہا کہ جب میرے والدین نے مجھے اسکول بھیجنے کا فیصلہ کیا تو ہمارے رشتے داروں نے اس بات کو اچھا نہ سمجھتے ہوئے ہمیں تنقید کا نشانہ بنایا جس کی وجہ سے ہم نے وہ گاؤں چھوڑدیا اور قریب ہی ایک قصبے میں رہائش اختیار کرلی،بہادر خاتون افسر سہائے نے اپنی کامیابی کا سہرا اپنے والدین کے سر باندھتے ہوئے کہا کہ ان کے گھر والے چاہتے تھے کہ وہ چارٹرڈ اکاؤنٹنٹ بنیں لیکن ایک چارٹرڈ اکاؤنٹنٹ کی کوئی سماجی حیثیت نہیں ہوتی لہٰذا میں نے سی ایس ایس کا امتحان پاس کرکے پولیس فورس جوائن کی،آپریشن کو لیڈ کرنے والی خاتون پولیس آفیسر سہائے عزیز تالپور 2013 میں سی ایس ایس کاامتحان پاس کرنے کے بعد پولیس فورس میں شامل ہوئیں۔‎انہوں نے بتایا کہ جب انہوں نے سی ایس ایس کا امتحان پاس کیا تو انکی پہلی ترجیح ڈی ایم جی گروپ اور دوسری پولیس فورس تھی،کراچی کے علاوہ وہ حیدر آباد میں بھی اپنے فرائض سر انجام دے چکی ہیں۔


China consulate attack: Why Pakistan's Baloch separatists are against Beijing

The attack on a Chinese consulate in Karachi has raised concerns about the security of Chinese nationals in Pakistan. Experts say it also highlights the opposition to China's economic projects in Baluchistan province.
Friday's militant attack on a Chinese consulate in Pakistan's southern Karachi city was claimed by separatists who seek Baluchistan's "independence" from Islamabad. They also vehemently oppose Chinese projects in the western province that borders Iran and Afghanistan.
The attack raises security concerns for Chinese officials and workers in Pakistan.
According to police, three armed gunmen, including suicide bombers, stormed the Chinese consulate building in a posh Karachi area on Friday, but the security forces foiled the attack before they could enter the compound. At least seven people, including the attackers, two police officials, and two civilians were killed in the assault.
Geng Shuang, a spokesman for China's foreign ministry, confirmed that all consulate staff and their families are safe.
Following the attack, Beijing urged the Pakistani government to "take measures to ensure the safety" of Chinese citizens in Pakistan.
Muhammad Arshad, a Karachi resident living near the Chinese consulate in Clifton area, told DW that the gunfire between security forces and militants lasted for about an hour, turning the area into "a war zone."
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Baloch separatists claim responsibility
Terrorist attacks are not uncommon in Pakistan. Islamist insurgents, including those belonging to the Taliban and "Islamic State" (IS) have targeted civilians and military personnel in the past. But Friday's attack did not have an Islamist connection; it was rather claimed by the Baluchistan Liberation Army (BLA), an insurgent group engaged in a violent conflict with Pakistani security forces for the "liberation" of the western Baluchistan province.
Baluchistan remains Pakistan's poorest and least populous province despite a number of development projects Islamabad initiated there in the past. Rebel groups have waged a separatist insurgency in the province for decades, complaining that the central government in Islamabad and the richer Punjab province unfairly exploit their resources. Islamabad reacted to the insurgency by launching a military operation in the province in 2005.
In 2015, China announced an economic project in Pakistan worth $46 billion (about 41 billion euro), of which Baluchistan is an integral part. With the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Beijing aims to expand its influence in Pakistan and across Central and South Asia in order to counter US and Indian influence. The CPEC would link Pakistan's southern Gwadar port (626 kilometers, 389 miles west of Karachi) in Baluchistan on the Arabian Sea to China's western Xinjiang region. It also includes plans to create road, rail and oil pipeline links to improve connectivity between China and the Middle East.
Baloch separatists, both militant and political groups, oppose China's increasing involvement in the province.
In March, Aslam Baloch, a BLA commander, told Indian media that Pakistan and China are exploiting Baluchistan's resources.
On Friday, Reuters news agency quoted another BLA spokesman as claiming the same.
'An attempt to sabotage ties with China'
Jihand Baloch, the spokesperson for the BLA, told DW over the phone from an undisclosed location that their "fighters" carried out the Friday attack "on Pakistan's security forces and Chinese workers."
Fawad Chaudhary, Pakistan's information minister, said that the militants chose Friday to launch an attack because it was "a visa collection day, and militants wanted to inflict maximum damage."
"I appreciate our security forces for foiling the attack and killing the attackers," Chaudhry told DW.
"This was an attack on both Pakistan and China," the information minister added.
But will the Friday attack harm Chinese-Pakistani relations, and more importantly, the CPEC?
"BLA operations in Karachi are expanding and this attack will raise security concerns for Chinese officials and workers in Pakistan," Zahid Hussain, a security analyst, told DW. "However, the incident will not have an impact on CPEC, as the economic corridor has remained unaffected despite killings of several Chinese workers in Baluchistan in the past," he added.
But Hussain admitted that the attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi was "the most serious BLA attack, raising the threats of assaults on the Gwadar port in the future."
Faisal Vawda, a federal minister, dubbed the attack a "big international conspiracy against Chinese interests in Pakistan."
"It was an unsuccessful attempt to sabotage our relations with China," he told reporters in Karachi.
'Plundering of resources' and military operations
The armed struggle for Baloch "independence" intensified after the killing of Nawab Akbar Bugti, a nationalist leader, in 2006. Rebel Baloch groups like the BLA have repeatedly attacked security forces and state installations in the province since then, although most of the rebel leadership is thought to be based abroad in the UK, Afghanistan and Dubai.
Local rights groups claim they have the details of thousands of Baloch people who have disappeared over the past ten years and have not been seen since. Pakistani security agencies claim these people were arrested on terrorism charges. However, the whereabouts of these people are kept secret from the public; they have not been presented to local courts for a proper trial, Baloch activists claim.
Political analysts say that Islamabad needs to end the military operation in Baluchistan and find a political situation to deal with the separatism issue in the province. But the issue of who controls Baluchistan's resources remains a bone of contention.
"Our resources are being plundered, and we are being deprived of our livelihood. Many people had to move to remote areas after the government started the construction work on Gwadar port in Baluchistan," Dr. Abdul Aziz, a Gwadar resident, told DW, adding that non-locals were already buying land in the city.
"We should be the masters of our resources, but we are being treated like slaves. This will have catastrophic consequences," he continued.
In an 2015 interview with DW, Brahamdagh Bugti, leader of the Baloch Republican Party living in exile in Switzerland, and grandson of slain nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Bugti, said that Chinese economic projects in Baluchistan were aimed at "colonizing" the province, and must be resisted.
"None of the previous development projects in Baluchistan have ever been beneficial to the province or its people," Bugti said. "We have been complaining for decades that Islamabad has never sought the consent of the Baloch people before initiating these projects. It is quite obvious that they are not launched to boost the province's economy or to help people out of poverty. They are started for the benefit of the rulers in Islamabad," he added.
Criticizing CPEC, Bugti said he fears "there will be massive human rights abuses in Baluchistan because of this deal."
But some analysts say that violent attacks can't be justified in the name of "resisting" China and Islamabad.
"The attack will harm the peaceful right's movement of the Baloch people," Baseer Naveed, a Hong Kong-based Pakistani rights activist, wrote on Facebook.
Pakistani authorities have maintained that Baloch separatists are retrogressive and an impediment to the development of their province. Many Pakistanis share this view.

#AsiaBibi - Western nations should embrace #Pakistani #Christian refugees

Farzana Hassan
Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian woman accused of blasphemy against Islam by a group of Muslim women, was acquitted by the Supreme court of Pakistan a couple of weeks ago. However, she is still hiding in an undisclosed place and has been barred from leaving the country.
The demonstrations after her acquittal prove how toxic the religious environment is for vulnerable religious groups in Pakistan. Even when members of minority groups such as Christians, Hindus, Sikhs or Ahmedis are circumspect about expressing any opinion about Islam that may be misconstrued, personal vendettas mean they can easily fall foul of blasphemy laws. Just accuse your adversary of blasphemy and let rumour and the unjust laws take their course.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in talks with the Pakistani government to grant asylum to Bibi. Our PM says the situation in Pakistan is far too “delicate” for any open discussion on the matter but he has assured caring Canadians that Canada is a welcoming place.
I wrote about this issue a couple of weeks ago, stating that, while Bibi’s acquittal may have been a partial victory for her, there are many unseen victims who continue to live under the shadow of Pakistan’s blasphemy law and see no reprieve in sight unless they are also taken by enlightened countries as refugees.
Such is the plight for over a thousand Pakistani Christians stranded in Thailand. They fled Pakistan for fear of being caught as Bibi was, but Thailand has not welcomed them. Their refugee claims are often ignored and many have been imprisoned for overstaying their tourist visas. Many lose hope of being released, as inefficient processes prevent such ready administration of justice. Thailand is not a signatory to the 1951 United Nations Refugee Convention and ignores the rights of these stranded Christian refugees. They languish in Bangkok with support only from committed humanitarian groups like Christian Freedom International.
Even the daily lives of those not in detention are miserable. The Pakistani Christians, not being legal migrants are, of course, denied the opportunity to work. They do not receive proper health care and their children cannot attend school. Sometimes whole families remain indoors for fear of being discovered.So far there seems to be no end in sight to their applications being processed as these stranded Pakistani Christians wait for religious asylum elsewhere. According to the UN, it can take years before it can process a refugee claim and even then the Thai authorities may not recognize it.There have been calls to relocate these stranded Pakistanis to European countries, notably the United Kingdom, or to the United States. There can be a happy ending to the struggles of these families if small groups of these communities are taken in by some Western nations. Trudeau has welcomed other persecuted Christians into the country, and he should consider this group.
Some Pakistanis who have faced hardship in Thailand have had to return to Pakistan, only to face precarious lives under a perpetual threat of brutality. Pakistan is ranked the fifth most dangerous country in the world for religious minorities and that fact is only confirmed by the spate of mob violence over perceived insults to Islam.
The Canadian government and governments of other Western nations need to work swiftly to address the dire human rights conditions that these oppressed families face.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari strongly condemns the terrorist bomb blast in Lower Orakzai Agency

Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has strongly condemned the terrorist bomb blast in Lower Orakzai Agency, in which innocent human lives were lost on Friday.

“It is absolutely heartbreaking to hear about the great loss of life in the attack in Lower Orakzai. Our country bleeds yet again. We must reaffirm our commitment to the NAP and implement it. My thoughts and prayers are with the martyrs and victims and all those effected,” the PPP Chairman stated in a tweet.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari stressed for better medical facilities to those injured in the blast.


More than 30 people have been martyred and at least 35 injured in an explosion in Shia majority Kalaya Bazaar area of lower Orakzai tribal district, according to Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari.
The explosion in lower Orakzai is the second terrorism activity in the country today. Earlier this morning, a terror attack targeting the Chinese Consulate situated in Karachi's Clifton area was foiled by security forces.
This is a developing story that is being updated as the situation evolves. Initial reports in the media can sometimes be inaccurate. We will strive to ensure timeliness and accuracy by relying on credible sources, such as concerned, qualified authorities and our staff reporters.
The explosion, which according to officials was a suicide bombing, took place near Shia Jamey Masjid (mosque) and Imambargah. The injured have been shifted to the KDA teaching hospital in Kohat.
Security sources said that a rescue and search operation is underway in the area.
The lower Orakzai district, formerly an agency, is situated near the Hangu district.
Mazari, the human rights minister, termed the attack a fallout from the US failure in neighbouring Afghanistan.
Khyber Pakhtunkhawa Chief Minister Mehmood Khan condemned the attack, saying that enemies have not been able to digest peace in the province.
"To target innocent citizens is inhumane," he said, while also issuing the orders for hospitals to remain on high alert and to provide quality care to the injured.
The explosion in lower Orakzai is the second terrorism activity in the country today. Earlier this morning, a terror attack targeting the Chinese Consulate situated in Karachi's Clifton area was foiled by security forces.
This is a developing story that is being updated as the situation evolves. Initial reports in the media can sometimes be inaccurate. We will strive to ensure timeliness and accuracy by relying on credible sources, such as concerned, qualified authorities and our staff reporters.

Bilawal Bhutto strongly condemns terrorist attack on the Chinese Consulate in Karachi

Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has strongly condemned terrorist attack on the Chinese Consulate in Karachi in which security personnel embraced martyrdom fighting the attackers on Friday morning.

“The reprehensible terrorist attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi, was thwarted by the courageous fight put up by our Sindh Police led by the courageous SSP Suhai Aziz. I salute the brave officers who were martyred courageously protecting our friends. We honor them,” he tweeted today.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that attack on Chinese Consulate was in fact in attack on the time-tested friendship between Pakistan and China.

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4 killed in brazen attack at Chinese consulate in Pakistan

Adil Jawad
Armed separatists stormed the Chinese Consulate in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi on Friday, triggering an intense hour-long shootout during which two Pakistani civilians, two police officers and all three assailants were killed, including one who was wearing a suicide vest, Pakistani officials said.
The brazen assault, claimed by a militant group from the southwestern province of Baluchistan, reflected the separatists' attempt to strike at the heart of Pakistan's close ties with major ally China, which has invested heavily into road and transportation projects in the country, including in Baluchistan.
The Baluch Liberation Army said it was fighting "Chinese occupation" and released photos of the three attackers.
In Beijing, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said China would not waver in its latest big project in Pakistan — the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor — and expressed confidence that Pakistan could ensure safety. Still, China asked Pakistan to beef up security at the mission.
Authorities said the dead civilians were a father and a son who were picking up their visas for China. The consulate's diplomats and staff were unhurt and were evacuated to a safe place, senior police official Ameer Ahmad Sheikh said. A spokeswoman at the Jinnah Hospital said a consulate guard was wounded and was being treated there.The attack began shortly after 9 a.m. when the consulate was open for business. The militants fired at consulate guards and hurled grenades, breaching the main gate and entering the building, said Mohammad Ashfaq, a local police chief.
Pakistani security forces quickly surrounded the area. Local TV stations broadcast images showing smoke rising from the building, which also serves as the residence of Chinese diplomats and other staff.
Multiple blasts were heard soon afterward but Sheikh could not say what they were. The shootout lasted for about an hour. "Because of a quick response of the guards and police, the terrorists could not" reach the diplomats, Sheikh said after the fighting ended. "We have completed the operation."
He added that authorities would try to identify the assailants through fingerprints.
Geng, the Chinese spokesman, said the attackers did not get into the consulate itself, and that the exchange of fire took place outside the building. The discrepancy with the Pakistani officials' reports could not be immediately reconciled.
Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi spoke to his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi by phone and assured him that a "thorough investigation will be carried out to apprehend the perpetrators their financiers, planners and facilitators" linked to the attack on consulate, according to a foreign ministry statement. It quoted Yi as saying that the attack was an attempt to impact Pakistan China relations and to harm the two countries' economic pact.Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan condemned the attack and praised the Karachi police and the paramilitary rangers for their courage. He ordered an investigation and vowed that such incidents would never be able to undermine relations with China, which are "mightier than the Himalayas and deeper than the Arabian Sea."So far this year, the Baluch Liberation Army has claimed responsibility for 12 attacks against security personnel guarding projects linked to the Chinese Pakistan Economic Corridor and its infrastructure. In a letter dated Aug. 15, the group released a letter warning China against the "exploitation of Baluchistan's mineral wealth and occupation of Baluch territory." The letter was addressed to China's ambassador to Pakistan.
Amir Rana, executive director of the independent Pakistan Institute for Peace Studies, said he didn't think Friday's attack would have much of an impact on Chinese projects in Pakistan, as both countries have calculated the security risks.
"These threats were already on Pakistan and China's threat radar," Rana said.
Still, the attack will compel China to step-up security in Pakistan and increase cooperation with local authorities, said Zhao Gancheng of the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Studies.
"As more and more Chinese people go abroad, and more and more Chinese investment goes overseas, the security situation of the destination countries has become a very important element for consideration," Zhao told The Associated Press. The Baluchistan separatists have for years fought a low-level insurgency in Pakistan, demanding a greater share of the province's wealth and natural resources. Karachi, the capital of Sindh province, borders Baluchistan and is home to several militant groups, including the Baluch separatists.
In a rare statement about attacks in Pakistan, neighboring India condemned the assault on the Chinese Consulate, saying that "there can be no justification whatsoever for any act of terrorism."
New Delhi also said "perpetrators of this heinous attack should be brought to justice expeditiously."
Pakistan has long accused India of supporting Baluch separatists. The two countries have a history of bitter relations and have fought two of their three wars over the disputed region of Kashmir since gaining independence from Britain in 1947.
Elsewhere in Pakistan on Friday, a powerful bomb at an open-air food market in a province that borders Afghanistan killed 35 people and wounded dozens, said police official Tahir Ali.
Most of the victims in the attack in the town of Klaya in the Khyber Pukhtunkhwa province were minority Shiite Muslims. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing. Orakzai has been the scene of several militant attacks in recent years, mostly by Pakistani Sunni militants, who revile Shiites as apostates.