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

Pakistan invites United States to invest in CPEC

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood said that Pakistan has invited United States to invest in China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Speaking at a press conference today (Thursday), Abdul Razak Dawood said that CPEC was open

CPEC to bring prosperity in Pakistan: NA Deputy Speaker

ISLAMABAD: Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Suri has said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was a game-changer for not only Pakistan but the whole region. He said CPEC was the key to the success and prosperity of the Country especially

Leh Expressway likely to be included in CPEC projects

RAWALPINDI: Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed is expediting efforts to include the Nullah Leh Expressway project in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The Leh Expressway connects the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. The project was handed to Nespak

PM Imran Khan directs officials to fast-track CPEC projects

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said that development projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) must be concluded on a fast-track basis and aimed at providing final form to the consultation process on the future plans. Praising the

CPEC a manifestation of Pak-China partnership: PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was a manifestation of this multi-dimensional partnership between Pakistan and China. PM Imran was chairing a high level meeting to ascertain progress on different CPEC projects. Minister for

China condemns US interference in Pak-China relations

ISLAMABAD: The Chinese embassy in Pakistan strongly condemns the US interference in Pakistan-China relations and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Responding to US diplomat Alice Wells, the spokesperson opposed the US interference In Pak-China relations and terming it negative propaganda

Pakistan to help neighbours benefit from CPEC: NA Speaker

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser on Wednesday said Pakistan was ready to facilitate neighbouring countries so that they could benefit from projects of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Speaking as a chief guest at a seminar on “Role of

FM Qureshi vows to raise Kashmir issue at all global forums

MULTAN: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to forcefully raise the Kashmir dispute at all global forums. Speaking to journalists in Multan, the foreign minister said that he will visits Sri Lanka and Qatar during and

Chinese Foreign Office rejects US claims against CPEC

BEIJING: Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang has once again rejected the United States’ statement regarding the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Addressing a press briefing, Geng Shuang said that Beijing would continue to work with Pakistan for the steady progress

FM Qureshi dismisses US concerns on CPEC

MULTAN: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has stated that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is inevitable for the development of country and will be further expanded. While speaking to media on Sunday, the foreign minister said that CPEC is a game

US-China rift on CPEC

The US-China trade war and political rivalry is getting more intense as it drags on, keeping the business world on edge. Another controversy has risen as both countries have now issued conflicting statements about CPEC – a key part of

Asad Umar dismisses US concerns regarding CPEC-related loans

KARACHI: Minister for Planning, Development, and Reforms Asad Umar has said the assertion of US Acting Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells regarding CPEC-related loans is not based on facts. The federal minister, while addressing media,

Gen (r) Asim Bajwa to be appointed as head of CPEC Authority

ISLAMABAD: Lieutenant General (R) Asim Bajwa is likely to be  appointed as the head of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority. Also read: India’s claim of destroying camps in AJK is invalid: ISPR Asim Bajwa, also former Inter-Services Public Relations

Punjab govt invites bids for M-3 Industrial Cities

LAHORE: Punjab government invited bids for the development of Allama Iqbal Industrial City after formally launching Priority Special Economic Zones (SEZs) under CPEC. Mian Kashif Ashfaq, chairman Faisalabad Industrial Estate Development and Management Company (FIEDMC), while talking to media said

Asad Umar returns to federal cabinet as planning minister

ISLAMABAD: Former finance minister Asad Umar has taken oath as the Minister for Planning and Special Initiatives. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Asad Umar returned to the federal cabinet today by taking an oath. Read More: Asad Umar to replace Khusro

China to invest $10 billion in oil, gas sector: Bakhtiar

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning Khusro Bakhtiar said that China has decided to invest $10 billion in Pakistan’s oil and gas sector and $4 billion in local steel sector through projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. The minister was addressing the

Pak-China relation to boost higher education: Chinese Ambassador

ISLAMABAD: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan, Yao Jing said that relationship between China and Pakistan has towards a new stage where more attention would be given to the higher education. Yao Jing addressed a reception arranged for Pakistani Youth Delegation at

President promulgates ordinance to set up CPEC Authority

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has promulgated an Ordinance to provide for establishment of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority. The ordinance promulgated by the president on October 5 in exercise of his powers under clause (1) of Article

PM arrives in China on two-day official visit

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has arrived in China in the wee hours of Tuesday on a two-day official visit to discuss the bilateral significance. Upon arrival in Beijing, the prime minister was received by the Chinese Minister of Culture

PM to leave for three-day visit to China today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will leave for a three-day visit to China on Monday to bilateral trade with the Chinese leadership. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, details of the prime minister’s visit to China have been finalised.

PM to leave for China on official visit tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will leave for China tomorrow on an official visit on Monday to discuss issues of regional and bilateral significance with the Beijing leadership. Prime Minister Imran Khan will discuss the expansion of projects under the

Countering CPEC bottlenecks: PM to visit China next week

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will leave for an official visit to China next week to further strengthen the relations between the two countries. The prime minister will hold meetings with the Chinese leaders, including Chinese President Xi Jinping and

Planning minister says bottlenecks related to CPEC projects being resolved

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar said that the incumbent government has provided new impetus to accelerate the pace and implementation of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects. He underlined that bottlenecks related to CPEC projects

India wants Pakistan to halt CPEC related activities in AJK

New Delhi: India has called Pakistan and China to stop CPEC related activities in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. According to a report published in The Hindu. New Delhi wants Islamabad and Beijing to halt development projects in Azad Jammu and

CPEC will attract more Chinese companies to invest in Pakistan: PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday that Pakistan was committed to timely execution of projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and hoped that more Chinese companies would make investments in the country. It was during his meeting