Tag: CPEC

China’s step into the maelstrom of the Middle East

James M Dorsey | China’s abandonment of non-interference is manifested by its (largely ineffective) efforts to mediate conflicts in South Sudan, Syria and Afghanistan as...

Government sets in motion PIA privatization process

News Desk | The government of Pakistan has decided to start the long-awaited privatization of the national flag carrier Pakistan International Airline (PIA). Prime Minister...

Why the US wants to put Pakistan on global terror-financing ‘watch...

News Desk | The US has presented a resolution seeking to place Pakistan on a global terror-financing ‘watch list’ which has been submitted to the...

CPEC to usher era of progress and prosperity: President Mamnoon

News Analysis | On February 13, 2018 President Mamnoon Hussain addressed an inaugural ceremony of the first International Deans Conference of Engineering Institutions organized by...

Ahsan Iqbal warns US against unilateral action on Pakistani soil

News Analysis | Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal warned the US against any unilateral action on its soil while giving an interview to CNN on Tuesday...

The medical benefits of a development project like CPEC

News Analysis | On February 9, 2018, renowned Pakistani and Chinese medical experts reviewed progress made by the China-Pakistan Medical Corridor. This practice aimed at...

Chinese Ambassador: Baloch militants are “not true Pakistanis” if they work...

News Analysis | The Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing, while giving an exclusive interview to BBC Urdu on 2nd February, claimed that the Baloch...

Long Term Plan (LTP) of CPEC is a mystery

 Raja Waqas Shabbir | Economic and financial stability is connected with political stability- was the much talked about statement of Army Chief Qamar Zaman Bajwa...

Understanding Pakistan’s $210bn debt situation with former Finance Minister Dr Salman...

GVS News | Pakistan currently has $210bn in total debt which is close to 70 percent of its gross domestic product; external debt of over...

What are the reasons behind growing trend of anti-CPEC coverage in...

Merwah Qureshi | CPEC is the flagship project proposed by China in the main project of her gigantic strategic project of OBOR (One Belt One...

Car industries get ‘Special Economic Zone’ status in CPEC

News Analysis | The Sindh government has approved Special Economic Zone (SEZ) status for nine new business enterprises, including three automotive industries, which will be...

Davos presents golden opportunity for Pakistan

Ikram Sehgal | The World Economic Forum (WEF)’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland is a major creative force for engaging top leaders from across the...

Nawaz Sharif takes a jab at Imran Khan and PTI

News Analysis | Deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif criticized his opponents for not showing a spark of decency while addressing a party rally in Haripur...

US bullying tactics that increasingly mean nothing

Asif Haroon Raja | America’s continued presence in Afghanistan as well as its increasingly aggressive “creep” over the Afghan-Pakistani border has been justified under the ambiguous and...

Mama Qadeer on Indian TV Channel says Pakistan is lying over...

News Analysis | Abdul Qadeer Baloch, a Baloch human rights activist, yesterday, on an Indian News channel, CNN-News 18, claimed that Jadhav was a businessman,...

Pakistani businessmen worry about Chinese takeover after CPEC

News Analysis | Shedding light on the immediate external liabilities as a significant challenge, Pakistan Business Council (PBC) this week called for a measured recon...

PIA to cash in on CPEC by announcing flights to Gwadar

News Analysis | Amidst promises of high profits emerging from the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is looking to start direct flights...

Is the Chinese Yuan behind Trump’s anger at Pakistan?

M K Bhadrakumar | The Indian media have ignored the momentous announcement by Pakistan’s central bank on January 2 notifying that it has taken “comprehensive...

Pakistan’s ambitions for 2018

Ikram Sehgal | Events of national significance tend to linger on in our combined memories for some time, even then 2018 ushered in hopes of...

CPEC: An environmental disaster

Waqar Khan | Slicing through the Himalayas, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a flagship project of China’s One Belt and One Road Initiative. The...

South Asia: shaky state of affairs, uncertain future

Andrew Korybko | South Asia is simmering as China and India wrestle with one another for influence in this strategic region. The two nominal BRICS...

7th Joint Cooperation Committee meeting on CPEC deepens trade relationship between...

Asia Maqsood | China and Pakistan have been working to promote the construction of the CPEC project through the sustenance of a Joint Cooperation Committee...

Pakistan and Russia closing in on better trade ties

News Desk | Pakistan and Russia are mutually important for each other and both countries need to embolden cooperation in all economic sectors for mutual...

America flexing its muscles after China’s rise

Khurram Sajjad | After the recent increase of the discourse in print and electronic media on declining American power in front of the resurgence of...

Ahsan Iqbal promises to reveal full CPEC plan on 18th December

News Analysis | Minister for Planning and Development, Ahsan Iqbal, has announced that the long-term plan (LTP) for the China-Pakistan Econo­mic Corridor (CPEC) that was...

China uses Belt and Road investment to shape Pakistan’s political climate

James M Dorsey | A Chinese decision to redevelop criteria for the funding of infrastructure projects that are part of the $50 billion plus China Pakistan Economic...

Pakistani political parties join hands to increase pressure on Sharif family

News Analysis | Following the release of the Baqir Najfi report, political parties have joined hands to formulate a plan of action against the incumbent...

Pakistan saving Rs. 10 Billion by avoiding Indian tomatoes

News Analysis | Punjab Minister for Food and Chairperson Stakeholder in the Punjab Food Authority Mr. Bilal Yaseen chaired an assemblage of Cabinet Committee on...

The benefits of joining Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Pakistan has been encountering devastating terrorism. The transnational terrorist organizations with the connivance of the neighbouring states intelligence agencies have...

What is China’s main motive behind Belt and Road Initiative?

M K Bhadrakumar | Over the past 24 hours, the narrative by India’s self-styled “China watchers” regarding the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been...

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