Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Organisation (OIC) Stood up for Rohingya Muslims

Senior leaders of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states have stressed the importance of taking swift action to put an immediate end to the ongoing brutal violence against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

Keep in note OCI is the biggest body on earth after United Nations. 

ASTANA, September 10. /TASS/. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday during a summit of the Organization of Islamic Organization (OIC) on sciences and technologies, held in Astana, his country is ready to help refugees from Myanmar.

The Turkish president said the Muslims seeking shelter in Bangladesh also need support.

“We have informed authorities of Bangladesh that we want to offer assistance,” he continued. “In order to stop this violence, all the Islamic states must apply effort together.”

 The situation deteriorated sharply on August 25 when hundreds of militants of the grouping that calls itself the Arakan Rohingya Solidarity Army attacked 30 police stations. The number of casualties of the ensuing clashes between the Moslems and Buddhists reached 402 in the course on a week and more than 18,000 Rohingyas fled the country.

Pakistani  President Mamnoon Hussain arrived in Asatana this afternoon to attend the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s Science and Technology Summit. The two day summit would begin at the Kazakh capital tomorrow.  The Summit is the first of its kind as it specializes on issues related to health, education, innovation, research, space exploration, climate changes, food security and other vital issues for development.

On the sidelines of the first OIC summit on science and technology in Kazakhstan’s capital of Astana, the participants held an emergency meeting on the latest condition of the Rohingya Muslims amid the fresh wave of violence against the minority group and issued a statement.

The statement called for cooperation among Muslim countries aimed at dispatching humanitarian aid to the oppressed Rohingya and attending to the condition of the refugees.

The OIC leaders attending the Astana summit also expressed their deep concern about crimes and violence against the Rohingya Muslims.

Addressing the summit on Sunday, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani underlined the need for unity and cooperation among Muslim countries as the key to rid the world of violence and reach permanent peace.

“We have all reached a consensus that the Muslim world is a crucial and effective part of the global system, and its capability, progress and stability lead to global capability, progress and stability,” the Iranian president said.


Iran’s President Rouhani made the remarks in an address to the first Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit on science and technology in the Kazakh capital, Astana, on Sunday.

Myanmar’s government alleged last October that its posts had been attacked by Muslim militants, using the purported assault as a pretext for a siege on Rakhine state. It claimed that another attack had been carried out on August 25 this year, triggering the recent brutal crackdown on the civilians in that state.

Since the beginning of the fresh wave of violence, counteroffensives by Myanmar’s army have killed hundreds of people, burned thousands of houses, razed a large number of villages and depopulated vast swathes of land in Rakhine state. However, Myanmar’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has dismissed the Rohingya crisis as a misinformation campaign, rejecting the occurrence of any clampdown on the minority.

There have been numerous reports of summary execution, rape, and other abuses against Myanmar’s Muslims since late last year.

Bangladesh: ‘genocide’ waged against Myanmar’s Rohingya

Also on Sunday, foreign minister of Bangladesh said genocide was being waged in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, triggering an exodus of nearly 300,000 Rohingya Muslims to his country.

“The international community is saying it is a genocide. We also say it is a genocide,” A.H. Mahmood Ali was quoted by AFP as saying after briefing diplomats in Dhaka.

Ali had a meeting with Western and Arab diplomats and the heads of UN agencies based in Bangladesh on Sunday to seek support for a political solution and discuss ways of delivering humanitarian aid to the Rohingya.

The Bangladeshi foreign minister told the diplomats that some 300,000 Rohingya Muslims had fled to his country in the past two weeks, increasing the total number of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh to over 700,000.

“This is creating a huge challenge for Bangladesh in terms of providing shelter as well as other humanitarian assistance to them,” a Foreign Ministry statement said.

At least two diplomats who attended the briefings said the minister told them as many as 3,000 people may have been killed in the latest round of violence, AFP reported.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi first Pakistani PM to fly in a fighter jet

During his visit to the newly established Airpower Center of Excellence (ACE) at Mushaf air base of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in Sargodha, the prime minister flew with a seasoned pilot on an exercise training mission in an F-16 fighter aircraft, belonging to the No 9 Squadron.

The aircraft flown by Wing Commander Yasir also bore PM Abbasi’s name.

After landing back at the air base, the prime minister interacted with the combat Air and Ground crew of the squadron.

The newly established facility is a premier institution which has been equipped with state of the art facilities and infrastructure. Besides training PAF personnel, this institute would also train the combat crew of friendly air forces by conducting multinational, training exercises.

Abbasi was also briefed on the ongoing exercise, Saffron Bandit. The first ever multinational exercise will be held in October and would have participation from personnel from 19 air forces.Abbasi appreciated the critical role Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has been playing towards guarding aerial frontiers of the country and fighting the menace of terrorism.Air Chief Sohail Aman, who had earlier received the prime minister, briefed him over PAF’s contribution to nation building and in the field of education.

Abbasi also took a keen interest in the Aviation City project, established in Kamra to bring an innovative approach in the field of aviation. The project would focus mainly on research and development initiatives.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was picked as interim PM last month by the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) after Nawaz Sharif was forced to resign in July following the Supreme Court verdict in Panama Papers case.

CPECB has become medium to connect Chinese Businessman

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China Pakistan Economic Corridor Businessman network has earned the title of honored and respected businessman network which has become a major medium to connect Chinese businessman with Pakistani businessman and all other belt and road member countries businessman directly.CPECB is maintaining its policy and services very strictly which allow the only businessman to become a member and building strong networking with other members in a note of business deals.

CPECB has offered multiple privacy to its members to ensure only active businessman who is importer, exporter, industrialist or services provider can interact with the clean and respected network to establish serious business relations.

As CPEC is getting in action where lots of businessmen looking for medium to connect with Chinese, Pakistani and another belt and road member countries like


CPECB.COM is active and in action which will enhance Pakistan export, trade, service, construction, agriculture, automobile, Technology, human resources and all the industry which are active in Pakistan or planning for new incorporation through CPECB.COM because non Pakistani who are interested can reach all sector companies owners in one place and get facilitate to establish business by developing relations and that what is offering.

If you are also looking to interact with above region members then you can apply for membership. For reference, you can visit


Iran To Become Essential Hub In China’s Belt And Road Initiative

China’s strategic interest in Iran is intensifying. Chinese manufacturers are looking to establish new operations in Iran, and Tehran is viewed as a vital transport and logistics hub.

Iran is focusing in 2017 on expanding its railway network so that it can better align with China’s Central Asian logistics strategy, Iranian Minister of Transport Abbas Akhodi said recently. The minister added that the chief goal for Iran’s Department of Transportation would be to improve connections of the national rail network to neighboring railway networks. China is also providing $1.5 billion in financing to electrify the Tehran-Mashad trunk line, and another $1.8 billion to establish a high-speed rail connection linking Tehran, Qom and Isfahan. In return, Iranian authorities are slashing transit tariffs for Chinese goods, according to railway chief Saeed Mohammedzadeh.

The Iranian upgrades are seen as crucial to achieve two Chinese trade priorities – expand commerce with Turkey and widen access for Chinese goods to Iranian ports near the Strait of Hormuz. Beijing hopes to see trains running between the western Chinese region of Kashgar and Turkey’s Istanbul as soon as 2020. Iranian railways figure to serve as key links in routes through both Central Asia and the Caucasus.

For Iranian leaders – who have struggled to overcome international efforts to isolate Tehran because of its controversial nuclear program and other factors – China represents an important outlet for international trade and finance. On the sidelines of the Belt and Road launch event in Beijing in May, Iran’s Economic Affairs and Finance Minister Ali Tayebnia held talks with Chinese Finance Minister Xiao Jie to discuss substantial development assistance deals, which the two sides hope to seal in the coming months.

In 2015, Chinese enterprises in Iran signed contracts worth $1.5 billion. And Iran has since become a major market for Chinese construction and energy infrastructure equipment. China’s major contracting projects in Iran include energy, transport, steel, and chemicals. Among the planned energy projects is a production facility that would produce components for nuclear power plants.

Song Zhiping, Chairman of China Building Materials Group, characterized Chinese projects in Iran as a “win-win” solution. He asserted that Chinese manufacturers were capable of moving production lines to Iran for about 20 percent-to-30 percent of the cost of other international competitors.

China’s trade and foreign policy with Iran falls into a distinct category. Policymakers in Beijing tend to align their activities within various ministries according to geographic boundaries, with separate departments dealing with distinct areas. But Iran, in the eyes of Chinese policymakers, is not considered West Asian, Arabian, or Middle Eastern, it is included in East Asia. Iran, along with Pakistan, is considered so important to China’s sphere of influence that they are part of the ‘home affairs’ region, including Japan, Hong Kong and Indonesia.

‘CPEC opens windows to golden ground of trade for Pakistan’

LAHORE: China’s “one belt and one road” concept has provided Pakistan with a great opportunity to accelerate trade in the “golden circle” of China, Russia, Pakistan, Iran and Turkey, experts said on Saturday. 

“It is only because of Chinese initiative that Pakistan has finally been able to understand the importance of its strategic location,” said Dr Salman Shah, a leading economist, keynoting a discussion where majority of speakers saw huge opportunities for Pakistan in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

“Economic concepts have changed hands in last one decade that. Today China is the greatest proponent of free trade, while United States, under Trump, is looking inwards.”

Saying that the CPEC has definitely has the potential of benefiting Pakistan, Shah however warned that it would not happen immediately.

“Over the years Pakistan has neglected the trade potential of China that is the largest global economy with a GDP of over $18 trillion, while $2 trillion worth of exports and equally valued imports have made China the global trade leader.”

Dr Shah added that China has the state of art technology and they are capable of supplying goods of various qualities according to the demand of the buyer.

Dr Shah revealed that in 2004 the Chinese had the same per capita income of $1500 that we have now. “In 13 years their per capita income has crossed $10000. If China can do it then so can Pakistan provided it played its cards right and strengthened its institutions,” said Shah. He further revealed that even in 2004 the Chinese possessed better skills and education than Pakistanis had now. The golden ring, Shah said, has the potential to become the most lucrative economic center of the world as after the CPEC, Pakistan has access to many global economies. “Currently Pakistan-China trade is dormant much below its potential. To exploit this potential the rulers should give preference to updating its transport and logistics system,” he said. He continued that Pakistan would have to develop world class logistics to handle an estimated $500 billion annual trade to be conducted through this route. “Private sector would have to be encouraged to invest in transport and logistics. The government simply does not have the resources or the competence to handle this trade,” said Shah.

The economist was of the opinion that to achieve this, the government would have to deregulate prudently in consultation with private sector and the customs would have to provide seamless services. “Special economic zones are good but they should not be Chinese specific and other economies and the private sector in Pakistan should also be facilitated in this regard,” he said adding the economic corridor should be fully secure. He said at present only the North-South corridor was secure, while much needs to be done at East-West corridor that connects Pakistan with Iran and Turkey.  “The hardware of the CPEC is being provided by the Chinese but the software part pertaining to the implementation through strong institution is very weak,” he said.

Shamshad Ahmad Khan, former foreign secretary, said Pakistan faces no external threats as the real threat came from within. “When ethnicism is given priority over nationalism, there’s no accountability,” said he.

Recalling the past, Khan said that during his days as an ambassador to South Korea, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif visited the Asian tiger with the then prime minister Mohammad Khan Junejo and was stunned by the shining progress of Koreans. “Sharif was told the three secrets behind Korea’s astonishing economic success were rule of law, meritocracy, and motorways; however when he assumed power he only remembered the motorway” said Khan adding that. About the absence of economic diplomacy, Khan said that diplomats work on the direction given by the government. “There are four parts of economic diplomacy i.e., trade, investment, loans and grants, but all Pakistani governments have been interested in loans and grants more than anything else,” said he.

Khan observed that Pakistan’s strategic location like a double-edged sword is both an opportunity as well as a threat at the same time. “There are many powers that want to deny Pakistan the benefit of its strategic location. In this situation, the nation and the armed forces will have to remain vigilant to protect the economic corridors,” said he and concluded that governance was a far bigger issue than foreign policy.

Dr Akmal Hussain, Dr Tahir Pervaiz and others also gave their views on the strategic importance of Pakistan and the trade potential of golden circle.