“China, most likely, will seek to establish additional military bases in countries with which it has a longstanding friendly relationship and similar strategic interests, such as Pakistan….,” says a report by the Pentagon titled,
Balochistan, the most restive province of Pakistan, has entered into a new era of violence. The pattern has witnessed a change with State terrorism emerging as the biggest cause behind the spiral of violence instead of religious polarisation or nationalist ideology.
Seventeen years back on the fateful evening of March, 20, 2000, the Kashmir Valley witnessed an incident of extreme brutality and barbarity, which sent shock waves across the region.Terrorists dressed in military fatigues and masquerading as soldiers of the Indian Army entered Village Chittisinghpura, District Anantnag, Kashmir and shot to death 36 innocent civilians belonging to the Sikh community.
The agitation spearheaded by the separatist Hurriyat Conference and some other independent elements of the Kashmir Valley to derail the decision of the state government to provide Domicile Certificates to the West Pakistan refugees has exposed their anti-people self serving agenda.
The Government of Pakistan has conducted yet another sham of an election in the portion of Pakistan Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (POJK) which it refers to as Azad Jammu and Kashmir, the world looks at the area as Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK).