China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

FATA reforms and merger of tribal areas into KP to be completed in phased manner: PM

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi says the government is working on a multipronged strategy to reform the country's tax structure.<p>Sharing some …

India

Countering The Imbalance

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is being a marketed as an economic game changer for Pakistan, and truly, it can be- if Pakistan plays its …

China

Does opportunity knock for China in Pakistan?

Both the US State Department and the Pakistan government were caught unawares when President Donald Trump tweeted on 1 January that Pakistan had …

China

Economic cooperation on menu at Saudi-Pakistani Joint Ministerial Commission meeting

Author: M. ISHTIAQ & RASHID HASSANWed, 2018-01-17 03:00ID: 1516137885552348800ISLAMABAD/RIYADH: The Saudi-Pakistan Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) …

Saudi Arabia

JMC sketches roadmap for Saudi-Pak future cooperation

The Pakistan-Saudi Arabia Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC), after holding detailed deliberations for two days, drew a roadmap for future …

Middle East

World to be a riskier place in 2018: WEF survey

The world will see risks related to environment, economy and international relations intensify this year with a majority of stakeholders expecting …

World Economic Forum

NBP, Bank of China sign MoU to enhance banking services

National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) and Bank of China , Pakistan Operations (BOCP) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote banking …

China

Chinese woman shot dead by three robbers in Pakistan

A Chinese woman was shot dead in Pakistan by three robbers who stormed a residence in Islamabad on Friday.The 35-year-old woman, died from gunshot …

Pakistan

Trump’s Dilemma: Pakistan’s Improved Narrative is Imperative

Self-serving Pakistani politics threaten to aggravate the country’s myriad problems that have strained its relations with the United States and could …

Pakistan

Reform needed to boost construction of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

The Pakistani government officially launched the Long-Term Plan (LTP) for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) on December 18, 2017. The plan …

China

The secret behind Sharif's electoral success and popularity

The result of the Punjab provincial assembly by-elections in the city of Chakwal once again confirmed that Sharif and his party PML-N has not lost …

Pakistan

Pakistan's Baluchistan region elects new chief minister amid turmoil

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan’s volatile Baluchistan province elected a new chief minister on Saturday, days after the previous leader was ousted in a blow to the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party ahead of the 2018 polls.<p>Abdul Qudoos Bezenjo, former deputy speaker of the …

Pakistan

CPEC: “Iron Brothers,” Unequal Partners

Serious differences have come to the fore between China and Pakistan over the $60-billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). At a Joint Working …

China

Asia Frontier Capital - Outlook For 2018

Asian frontier markets expected to continue showing robust GDP growth rates.<p>China led "One Belt One Road" (OBOR) initiative can have positive …

Economy

Iran rejects worries over impact of new US sanctions on Chabahar project

Striking a defiant note over possible new sanctions against Tehran, Iran’s transport minister says the move would “isolate” the US, and rejected any …

India News

America’s decision to freeze military aid to Pakistan won’t work

IT WAS only a matter of time before Donald Trump, with his deep conviction that foreigners are taking America for a ride, discovered Pakistan. “The …

Pakistan

When Trump Tweets, Pakistan's Generals May Listen

Can Donald Trump do what his two immediate predecessors failed to achieve—wean Pakistan off its habit of supporting terrorist groups that kill American troops in Afghanistan and destabilize the region?<p>The president’s first tweet of 2018 summed up the problem: “The United States has foolishly given …

Opinion

Pakistan’s Response to Trump’s Tweets Will Be Lukewarm

Share this:<p>Islamabad’s leadership has long taken a subservient position when it comes to presenting its case to Washington. The only instance where …

Pakistan

A More Radical Way for Trump to Confront Pakistan

Last week, President Trump conducted an extraordinary week-long public rebuke of a country that he has previously ignored. At 7:12 <i>A.M.</i>, on Monday, January 1st, Trump made Pakistan the focus of his first tweet of the New Year, accusing that nation’s leaders of giving the United States “nothing but …

Politics

Spotlight: Chinese yuan to facilitate Pakistan in trade, investment activities: experts - Xinhua

by Jamil Bhatti<p>ISLAMABAD, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- Economists and businessmen have termed Pakistan's recent decision to use the Chinese currency renminbi, …

China

Propaganda on CPEC’s debts

Serious propaganda has been launched against the financing mechanism of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that the debt related to CPEC …

Economy

Commentary: Inside the growing backlash against China

China’s rise over the last generation has been impressive, with the country moving from the periphery to the center of the global system, and climbing from impoverished backwater to a position of substantial wealth and power. But the strategic environment in which China’s “lay low” approach to …

China

China's modern Silk Road hits political, financial hurdles

BEIJING (AP) — China's plan for a modern Silk Road of railways, ports and other facilities linking Asia with Europe has hit a $14 billion pothole in Pakistan.<p>Pakistan's relations with Beijing are so close that officials call China their "Iron Brother." Despite that, plans for the Diamer-Bhasha Dam …

China

Can Afghanistan join China-Pakistan Economic Corridor?

The inclusion of Afghanistan in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor would boost the country's economy, but its implementation will be difficult for …

World News

With U.S. Aid Cut, Pakistan Drifts Closer to China

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan—Senior Pakistani officials warned that the U.S. suspension of security aid announced last week will push their country closer to China, Washington’s main rival for influence in Asia, as regional alliances realign.<p>“Punishing Pakistan pushes it towards America’s major …

World News

China Leading on World’s Clean Energy Investment, Says Report

By Jocelyn Timperley<p>China is by far the largest force in global clean energy development and its firms are increasingly looking abroad for …

Renewable Energy

How Not to Engage With Pakistan

President Trump’s decision last week to suspend almost all security aid to Pakistan, which quickly followed his accusation that Pakistan had “given us nothing but lies and deceit,” suggests that his administration is carrying out the hard-line approach that the president foreshadowed in August.<p>Last …

Opinion

China says Gwadar naval base report is speculation

China on Tuesday counselled the “outside world” not to speculate on Beijing’s reported intent to open a naval base in Gwadar, the starting point of …

China

China Plans New Naval Base in Pakistan

On Friday, a Chinese defense analyst and a source close to the People's Liberation Army confirmed that China's navy plans to set up a base near the …

China

Seven killed, 23 injured in Pakistan blast aimed at police truck

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - A bomb went off in the center of the Pakistani city of Quetta, capital of the province of Balochistan, killing seven people and wounding 23 on Tuesday, police and hospital officials said.<p>The blast targeted a police truck close to a high security area where the …

World News