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What is the main reason behind protests in Gwadar?

Several people in Gwadar have been protesting since November 15 against unnecessary check posts, severe shortages of water and electricity, and threats to employment posed by illegal fishing. Many women staged a protest rally in Gwadar yesterday in support of

World Bank showing interest in development projects under CPEC: Khalid Mansoor

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) affairs Khalid Masood had revealed that several countries and World Bank have shown keen interest in development projects under the CPEC umbrella. While talking to a presser, Khalid

Gwadar International Airport will become operational till 2023

Gwadar: The new Gwadar International Airport would become operational by September 2023. According to local news sources, it has been confirmed that Gwadar International Airport would become operational by September 2023. The passenger terminal building of the airport covers an

Terrorist attacks on Chinese citizens, is Pak-China friendship splitting?

A terrorist recently blew himself up on the East Bay Expressway in Gwadar after a suicide bomber struck a convoy of four Chinese nationals under the joint supervision of the Pakistan Army and police forces. So far, three children have

Committee calls for expediting pace on CPEC energy projects

ISLAMABAD; Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar has directed to expedite the pace of work on the ongoing projects of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Chairing the second meeting of the Pak-China relations steering committee, the federal

PM to review progress of CPEC projects in Gwadar tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will arrive in Gwadar on Monday (tomorrow) for a one-day visit to review various development projects in the city. PM Imran Khan will take part in the foundation-laying ceremony of various development projects in the

China’s new world

The Communist Party of Communist (CPC) has turned 100. It has an impressive 95 million members making it the largest party in the world. China has emerged as the world’s most influential and powerful country, bringing a ‘new world’ and

No benefit of CPEC

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), presently under construction at a cost of $46 billion, was considered a game-changer for Pakistan. It was intended to develop our infrastructure and deepen economic and political ties between both countries. The reality is that

Govt approves new visa policy for Chinese nationals working on CPEC projects

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has said the government has approved a new visa policy for Chinese nationals working on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects. During a meeting with Chinese Ambassador Nong Rong here Thursday, the interior

SK Hydro Power Project to be completed next year: CPEC Authority chairman

ISLAMABAD: Chairman CPEC Authority Asim Saleem Bajwa has said that about 60 percent work on the Suki Kinari Hydro Power Project located in Mansehra district has been completed. In a tweet, he said the project that is being executed under

Chinese search for alternatives

We have written several times how China’s Belt and Road initiative, a mega-project gain access the Arabian Sea via Pakistan, has slowed down after the current government came to power and China is now seeking alternatives to routes which were

Understanding CPEC Authority legislation

The managing authority of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), commonly termed as the game changer for Pakistan, has no legal standing for the last six weeks. The government got the CPECA bill passed from the National Assembly on February 2,

Iran joins China’s BRI

Iran has joined the multi-trillion dollar China’s Belt and Road Initiative. In 2014, Pakistan also signed the $45 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which was also part of the BRI, but the mega project has been stalled. The agreement with

China says power projects will not incur debt burden on Pakistan

BEIJING: Chinese Foreign Ministry’s spokesman said that power projects under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will not incur debt burden on Pakistan since they are investment projects. The spokesman Zhao Lijian was responded to a question that Pakistan had requested China

PM Imran Khan advises Sri Lanka to benefit from CPEC

COLOMBO: Prime Minister Imran Khan had extensive consultations with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa followed by delegation-level talks between the two sides. The two leaders held wide-ranging discussions with a focus on reinforcing a broad-based and enduring partnership between

Shehbaz Sharif reads appreciation letter from Chinese Consul General in court

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif presented a letter from the Chinese Consul-General in Lahore during hearing at an accountability court. According to the letter shared by the party on social media, the Chinese diploms credited the former

China rejects reports about ending financial support to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: China has rejected reports about gradually ending financial support to Pakistan pledged under the China- Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Responding to a question during a press briefing in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said such reports are

Honour the Baloch

‘Rule the Punjabis, intimidate the Sindhis, buy the Pushtun, and honour the Baloch.’ – This aphorism was used by the British as a governing model but these stereotypes still hold true today. Despite the passage of seventy decades, the Balochs

Pakistan, China reaffirm to expedite development projects in Gwadar

ISLAMABAD: China and Pakistan resolved to expedite work and meet revised deadlines of development projects in Gwadar and others under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). A meeting of the Joint Working Group (JWG) on Gwadar was held through video link

NA committee passes CPEC Authority bill amid opposition

ISLAMABAD A parliamentary committee has passed the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority (Amendment) Bill 2020 with majority votes despite heated arguments from the opposition. The meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Planning, Development and Special Initiatives chaired

Pakistan to seek $2.7 billion Chinese loan for ML-1 project

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan decided to seek $2.7 billion loan from China for the construction of package-1 of the Mainline-1 project of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The sixth meeting of the financing committee on ML-1 project decided that Pakistan would request

Indian agencies sabotaging CPEC, supporting terrorism in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday presented a dossier containing details of India’s state-sponsored terrorism being carried out in Pakistan. Addressing a press conference along with Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations Major General Babar Iftikhar at the Foreign Office,

China rejects Indian statement over provincial status of GB

BEIJING: China has rejected Indian statements over granting provisional provincial status to Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. During a regular briefing in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Wang Wenbin reiterated that China’s position on the Kashmir issue is consistent and clear.

Opposition walks out of Senate during Shibli Faraz’s speech

ISLAMABAD: Ruckus erupted in the Senate as opposition members walked out of the Senate session over remarks made by Information Minister Shibli Faraz. The opposition members prevented Faraz from making a policy statement on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The

NA extends CPEC Authority Ordinance for 120 days

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Thursday extended the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority Ordinance 2019 for another 120 days. The federal government had earlier introduced a resolution seeking an extension for the Ordinance which expired in June. Lieutenant General (retired)

CPEC – where East meets West

Politicians should realize that any anti-state agenda will divide us even further and create hatred among people. They should refrain from lashing out the esteemed armed forces who have rendered immense sacrifices and are held in high regard by the

India’s bewilderment

After Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s successful visit to China and the significant achievements made during it, India’s confusion has come to the fore. The joint statement of the second round of the China-Pakistan Foreign Ministers’ Strategic Dialogue stated that

KP CM inaugurates Jalozai Economic Zone in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhawa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Wednesday inaugurated Jalozai Economic Zone under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Peshawar. Addressing the ceremony, the chief minister said the government has put the province on the track of development. He said

CPEC Phase-II to revamp infrastructure, create jobs: Asim Bajwa

TAXILA: Chairman China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority Lt. General (retired) Asim Saleem Bajwa on Thursday said the second phase of CPEC will help revamp the basic infrastructure of the country and create job opportunities. Addressing an agreement signing ceremony between

China condemns US envoy Alice Wells’ remarks on CPEC

ISLAMABAD: Chinese Embassy in Pakistan has responded to remarks by outgoing US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Alice Wells on the China-Pakistan relations and the CPEC project. The Chinese Embassy in Pakistan termed the remarks