Tag: Gwadar

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...

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...

Pak China trade set to replace dollar with yuan

News Analysis | Starting the year on an optimistic note, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) announced that all arrangements for using Chinese yuan for...

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...

Will Pakistani investors get an equal opportunity to invest in CPEC-Economic...

News Analysis | On Friday, a meeting of the Cabinet committee on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was held in Islamabad, which declared that Chinese and...

Will India resort to war with Pakistan?

Asif Haroon Raja| In the wake of a constantly deteriorating security situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) owing to heightened turbulence, exasperated and outraged Indian...

How to Improve Pak-UAE ties across the board

News Analysis | During a visit to the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI), the United Arab Emirates Ambassador Hamad Obaid Alzaabi has said...

Why Riyadh is so interested in joining CPEC?

News Analysis | Riyadh will soon invest in the Gwadar Port and become part of the mega-project, the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). This was...

Is Panama gate a foreign conspiracy to derail Pakistan? Part I

Asif Haroon | After splitting Pakistan into two in 1971 under an international conspiracy, Pakistan was once again marked as a target by Indo-US-Afghan-UK-Israeli nexus...

Naval sailors attacked in Baluchistan: another attempt to slow down CPEC?

News Analysis | Two Navy sailors were martyred and at least three others were wounded when their vehicle was attacked in the Jiwani area of...

Fragile foreign policy: Pakistan at the mercy of a new super...

Ghulam Mustafa | Gen Zia Ul Haq, for all his faults, understood Arab psyche very well. I recall his words to our Advisory Team in...

CPEC and Pakistan’s road to development: Can India sabotage the plan?

Saleem Akhtar Malik | CPEC is presently the subject of intense debate within and outside Pakistan. India has openly declared its opposition to CPEC because...

Is India cutting ‘off its nose to spite its face’ on...

News Analysis | India has not sent an official delegation to attend the "Belt and Road Forum" in Beijing and instead criticized China's global initiative,...

The Middle-Eastern conflict: Threatening for Pakistan and China’s OBOR

James M. Dorsey | Increasingly caught up in the Middle East’s multiple conflicts, Pakistan is struggling to balance relations with rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran...

Why China wants to ‘speed up’ CPEC’s construction?

News Analysis | The Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday called for pushing faster the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), according to reports...

Making a success story out of CPEC: Certain, probable, or doubtful?

Nasir Azeem | The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is being talked about a lot in media, policy circles, and academia. This game-changing project is a...

CPEC’s vulnerabilities: Can Pakistan carve a way out?

Dr. Zafar N. Jaspal | Since April 2015, China and Pakistan have been endeavoring to complete their joint China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. The project...

To Win from CPEC: We must revise our trade policies…

Saud Bin Ahsen| With globalization, trade volumes increased and dynamics of international trade also changed. Integration in global supply chain became crucial; more so for the...

Kulbhushan Yadav’s death sentence: Has Pakistan pressed the self-destruct button?

Abdul Rahim | Pakistan and India, since the time of their separation, have been countering each other both at diplomatic and security levels with the...

With Syrian attacks Trump launches his Queen on the chessboard

James M. Dorsey | One thing this week’s US air strikes in Syria highlight is the fact that the sands are continuously shifting as regional...

Will CPEC force China to trust Pakistani Politicians?

Naveed Ahmad | Betting its fate on Pakistan with a $51-billion investment in infrastructure, China remains wary of its neighbor’s squint-eyed politicians who have proven...

Nawaz Sharif: First Prime Minister of Pakistan who stayed overnight in...

Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, while addressing a public gathering in Gwadar stated: "Today, I see every path to economic stability lead out of Balochistan."...

CPEC Projects are moving ahead of time, Chinese Ambassador

Projects related to the China-Pakistan Economic corridor (CPEC) are moving ahead of time and are expected to be completed before time. Sun Weidong, China’s...

Will the Chinese string of pearls policy allow it to dominate...

Dr James M. Dorsey| Troubled ports in Pakistan and Sri Lanka, envisioned as part of China’s string of pearls linking the Eurasian heartland to the Middle...

PML-N’s obssesion with building white elephants to win elections

NEARLY 20 years after it opened, Pakistan’s first motorway still has a desolate feel. There is scant traffic along the 375 KM link between...

India warns China to respect its ‘sensitivities’

The Indian foreign secretary, Jaishankar, addressing the Raisina Dialogue said China needed to show signs of reflection. He chided China, in unusually strong tone,...

Tools of war: How an Indian submarine was pushed away from...

In a rare revelation, the Pakistan Navy announced on November 18 that an Indian Navy submarine was detected and escorted away from Pakistani territorial...

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