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#Pakistan Instability Update |

Pakistan started #NewYear2023 under the fog of intense rumors that the Establishment can bring in a govt of technocrats to take unpopular economic decisions to stave off default and to help parties in ruling coalition avoid losing popularity. /1
#Pakistan's boldest experiment in technocratic govt was probably Establishment-backed #ImranKhan's 2019-2022 tenure, where every economic theory and bizarre foreign policy notion popular among Pakistanis were tested, with spectacular failure. /2
Instead of hiding behind a possible technocratic setup, the political leaders, parties, and Establishment can consider the inevitable: Taking on the unpopular decisions, in economy+governance+foreign policy.

Own it instead of brushing it under a technocratic govt. /3
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Instead of creating employment for locals—hardly any local has been employed on the Chinese-funded projects—the Chinese influx has actually deprived them of even their traditional livelihoods. 1/3
Fishing was the main occupation in Gwadar. But after the Chinese moved in and built the port and supporting infrastructure, the access to sea has been restricted for many fishermen. 2/3
The presence of Chinese trawlers in the waters around Gwadar and rest of the coast has depleted the fish stocks, threatening the traditional fishing communities of #Gwadar.3/3
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What is #BRAS? A Thread

1- The #Baloch Rajji Ajoi Sangar or the Baloch Nation Liberation Coalition is the umbrella organization of four ethnic Baloch separatist groups in #Balochistan and Sindh.

2- The primary members’ organizations included Balochistan Liberation Front, Baloch Liberation Army, Baloch Republication Guard, and Baloch Republican Army.

BRA and BRG later merged and formed Baloch Nationalist Army (BNA) in January 2022.
3- However, BRAS itself was created on 10th November 2018. In the summer of 2020, a group of Sindhi nationalists, Sindhudesh Revolutionary Army (SRA), joined the BRAS alliance. The primary reason for forming BRAS was to erase the differences among Baloch militant groups and
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Amid rising anti-#US+#EU rhetoric in #Pakistan post-#Ukraine invasion & PM's #Russia visit, it is important to refocus on rising terror incidents in the country and the linkages to #Afghanistan #Iran and #India and the easily exploitable local actors. /1
The waves of organized terrorism in Pakistan since 1980s and through 2000s have been linked to elements in #Afghanistan. It accelerated with the #India-#Iran nexus in that country. Made easier by local extremism, easy & gullible Pakistani recruits, and regional sponsors. /2
#Peshawar mosque carnage targeting Pakistani Shia Muslims is particularly worth a closer look. It indirectly targeted the #Australia cricket team visit after 23 yrs and tried to revive sectarian conflict. Both objectives have wider linkages to #India #Iran #Afghanistan /3
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#GwadarProtests An Indication Of Resentment Against Chinese 🇨🇳 Policies |

Recently we saw Baloch people held massive protests against China in #Gwadar

According to IFFRAS, the protests were an indication of resentment against Chinese predatory policies in South Asia
IFFRAS is a Canada-based think tank dedicated to improving human rights and security. It says that similar agitations can break out in places like Sri Lanka, Maldives, and Myanmar
#China started mega investment plan in Gwadar in 2016 through its CPEC project. Gwadar port is a crucial lifeline for Balochi fishermen highly depend on this port for their livelihoods
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1 - Foreign intelligence agencies behind Balochistan situation: Justice Javed Iqbal (9 June 12 Express Tribune)

Mr Moeed Yusuf Special Advisor to #PMImranKhan rips apart false claims of Fifth Columnists #Pakistanis about #MissingPersons in #Balochistan

2 - Foreign intelligence agencies behind Balochistan situation: Justice Javed Iqbal (9 June 12 Express Tribune)

Mr Moeed Yusuf Special Advisor to #PMImranKhan rips apart false claims of Fifth Columnists #Pakistanis about #MissingPersons in #Balochistan

1 - Foreign agencies behind missing persons: Justice Javed Iqbal ( The Nation | 9 June 2012 )

Mr Moeed Yusuf Special Advisor to #PMImranKhan solve the mystery behind the so called #MissingPersons in #Pakistan

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Why are people in #Pakistan's Gwadar protesting against the Chinese? Here is what we know

#Gwadar in Pakistan, where a port is being developed by #China, has become the centre of a massive, resolute protest against Chinese presence in the country.
The locals and even those not from the city have gathered in Gwadar to oppose Chinese presence in Balochistan, the province where Gwadar is located.
The largely peaceful protest rallies where tens of thousands of men, women and children participated, had been going on for last 29 days.
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#Afghanistan #AfghanistanCrisis #Taliban #Kabul…
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Pakistan’daki limanda Çin üssü mü kurulacak?

Çin-Pakistan Ekonomik Koridorunun en önemli noktası olan Gwadar Limanı, iki ülke ilişkilerini her alanda olumlu etkileyecek. Ancak bu limanda ‘bir Çin işi’ olabilir. Peki bu ne demek?
Çin ile Pakistan arasındaki ilişkiler, ekonomik iş birliğin üzerine çıkarak askeri iş birliğiyle farklı bir boyuta evrildi. Açıkçası bu yeni de değil. Pakistan, her ne kadar #Çin ile yakın ilişkilere sahip olsa da yıllarca şöyle bir denklem vardı.
Hindistan-Pakistan geriliminde tarafları silahlandıran ülkeler farklıydı. Hindistan’ı Ruslar, Pakistan’ı ise Amerikalılar. Pakistan’ın aynı zamanda Çin ile iyi ilişkiler kurmasının sebebi, “düşmanımın düşmanı dostumdur” düşüncesiydi.
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12 bin kişilik özel güç ile korunan Pakistan-Çin Koridoru…

Doğu Türkistan’ın Kaşgar bölgesinden başlayan ve#Pakistan’ın Gwadar Limanı’na kadar devam eden Çin-Pakistan Ekonomik Koridoru (CPEC).
Pakistanlı yetkililere göre sadece koridorun güvenliğini, polis ve askerlerin dışında özel olarak kurulan 12 bin kişilik özel bir güç sağlayacak. Normal karşılanmalı çünkü 47 milyar dolar ile başlayan yatırımlar 2018'de 63 milyar dolara yükselirken,
2030 bu sayının 100 milyar dolara ulaşacağı düşünülüyor. 2030’da tamamen bitmesi beklenen proje ile yaklaşık 2.5 milyon kişiye iş olanağı da sağlanmış olacak. Anlayacağınız proje, Pakistan ekonomisi için hayati öneme sahip.
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#Chabahar port in #Iran, with #India's investment, is a strange story. President #Trump reluctantly excluded it from #US sanctions, and it is the only #Indian-run port #Pakistan signed a sister-city agreement with. Some interesting updates. /1
#Trump was not sympathetic to #India's case on sanctions waivers for #Chabahar & the crude oil imports from #Iran, but he relented on the port only after pressure from #US diplomats, who said even #Pakistan did not object to the #Indian-#Iranian port. /2…
Iran spent years convincing #China & #Pakistan not to develop #Gwadar, instead reroute the economic corridor #CPEC to #Chabahar citing better security in #Iran compared to #Pakistan & its #Balochistan province. A top Iranian diplomat explains this: /3

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The massacre of 11 miners in #Balochistan is more of a 'strategic act' than sectarianism. Terrorism in Balochistan cannot be completely controlled without addressing the wider roles of #India & #Iran in #Afghanistan. /1


Many analysts see #hazaragenocide & #Shiagenocide in #Balochistan as part of a local sectarianism problem inside #Pakistan or regionally linked to #Iran & #KSA tussle. But it could have more to do with #Afghanistan than Pakistan or the #Gulf. /2
To understand why #Balochistan incident (incl #Hazara/#Shia attacks) may not necessarily be sectarianism and more an offshoot of a bigger strategic problem, consider this #Ashura attack in #Karachi, which was not sectarian: /3… &…
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Baloch Liberation Army (Bashirzaib Baloch faction) has released nearly 13-minute long video of four terrorists who were involved in #PSXAttack.

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In the video, terrorists can be seen undergoing training include practice shooting and other obstacles through which they have to climb over or crawl under.
The targets at which terrorists practice shooting include photos of Pakistani Army Chief, DG ISI and a symbolic photo representing Pakistan Army personnel.
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Story of #Pakistan becoming Nuclear state on 28th may 1998 in newspaper clippings from 1998: #Nuclear #YomeTakbir #Kashmir #یوم_تکبیر
In the 1998 Indian general election the BJP emerged as the single-largest party and Atal Bihari Vajpayee became PM of #india on 11 may 1996 ... 2/n #یوم_تکبیر
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was member of the same #BJP who organised a rally at the site of Babri Masjid involving 150,000 volunteers, known as kar sevaks. The rally turned violent, and the crowd overwhelmed security forces and tore down the masjid 3/n #یوم_تکبیر
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China’s increased naval presence in the Indian subcontinental region, strategic investments in new 'bases' brings with it grave economic and military implications, #India must wake up and take note as #Pakistan seems like the least of its worries
The ports also come with the high risk of becoming debt traps for the host nations involved due to the massive billion dollar investments and super long lease agreements being put forth by #China as they control trade routes, container ports and petroleum transit in the region
🇱🇰 #Hambantota port in #SriLanka is feared to become a Chinese Naval facility due to its sheer size, capacity and 99 year lease agreement
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#CPEC is the backbone of #Pakistan's Grand Strategy. Enemies are keen to foment trouble in #Balochistan to sabotage the project.
A hike in terror attacks has been witnessed in the past months in Balochistan especially in areas in proximity to #Gwadar which is part of #Sabotage.
Killings of #Hazara Shias in Balochistan helps the enemy kill two birds with a stone.
1. It causes trouble in Balochistan,
2. It decreses confidence of Shias in the state of #Pakistan and leads to anger and frustration in Gilgit Baltistan, The Critical province in #CPEC.
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