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Quetta [Pakistan], October 25 (ANI): Jamiat Ulema-e Islam (F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Sunday said that Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan should not "dare" to occupy Sindh or Balochistan provinces.Speaking at the Sunday's anti-government rally at Ayub stadium in Quetta, Rehman said, "No one should think that they can usurp the resources of smaller provinces, make changes to the 18th Amendment or reduce the National Finance Commission Award.""Let me add to this today that be it Sindh or Balochistan, it is the right of the people to their islands. No one should dare think that they can occupy the property of these provinces," he further said.Rehman slammed the Pakistan government of isolating the country in the international arena."Today even Afghanistan is not talking about you...There was a time when it was under discussion that a gas pipeline from Iran to India should go via Pakistan. You have turned those projects to dust," he said."Today Afghanistan doesn't have any interest in you. Nor Iran. Today it is in India's camp. China has also gone away from you. It means that you do not have a foreign policy," he added.During the rally, Rehman condemned the arrest of PML-N leader Safdar Awan and the detention of Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) leader Mohsin Dawar at the Quetta airport.Detention of Dawar was "contrary to Balochistan's traditions", he said.This is the third power show of the 11-party opposition alliance PDM (Pakistan Democratic Movement). Similar rallies were held in Karachi and Gujranwala. (ANI)CCP doesn't speak truth: Pompeo on national security lawUS, Michael Pompeo, China, Hong Kong, national security lawUS Secretary of State Michael PompeoMike_Pompeo_August27_qGyRVU2.jpgWashington [US], October 25 (ANI): In the wake of draconian national security law imposed in Hong Kong, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on Sunday slammed China for not keeping its promise to people of Hong Kong that they would get 50 years to live in a different political system.

"The whole world can see that the Chinese Communist Party doesn't speak the truth, right? It made this promise to the people of Hong Kong that they would have 50 years where they would operate under a system that was different... Instead, they lied," the State Department tweeted.

Anti-government protests have been rocking Hong Kong since last year. The enactment of draconian national security law in Hong Kong in June to stop people from protesting has intensified the demonstrations.

The national security law imposed by Beijing on Hong Kong criminalises any act of secession (breaking away from China), subversion (undermining the power or authority of the central government), terrorism and collusion with foreign forces, with punishments of up to life in prison. It came into effect from July 1. (ANI)

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