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Old 02-04-2016   #21
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Default What the Gwadar again?

A rare report from Gwadar, the sometimes controversial and under-used deep-water port in western Balochistan, via The Guardian; the full title being 'A new Shenzhen? Poor Pakistan fishing town's horror at Chinese plans':http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...wn-china-plans

Well there is nothing like dreams hitting the reality of the region and simple economics - is it cheaper to go overland or stick to the sea lanes?
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Default China, Pakistan Poised To Clash Over Militant Sanctuaries

Well a lot pf people have been wondering how long China would be patient, so this report is interesting. Especially when the Foreign Minister says:
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Every Pakistani must ask whether the people [militants] we nurtured during the past 30 or 40 years are still our [strategic] assets today. Are they our assets or liability? We have to define this on our national level. I am talking about what my children and their children will endure [if we fail].
First we need to confess our sins and then hope for atonement.
Link:https://gandhara.rferl.org/a/pakista.../28720725.html

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The FM has no authority to change policy on this matter.
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