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Pakistan Railways offers investment opportunity to S Korea

Pakistan Railways offers investment opportunity to S Korea

Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad on Monday invited a delegation of South Korea to seek business and investment opportunities in Pakistan Railways. While chairing a meeting with the Korean delegation on investment opportunities in Pakistan Railways at the Ministry of Railways, he asked the delegation to look at the possibility of upgrading Main Line-I, II and III projects, …

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Pakistan Foreign Minister: Pakistan no to get involved in foreign wars

Pakistan Foreign Minister: Pakistan no to get involved in foreign wars

Pakistan has not made any promises in return for Saudi financial aid, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told the Senate on Wednesday. “We have not made any promises in return for the aid that we need to hide,” Qureshi said while speaking during the Upper House session. “The package has not been given based on any conditions.” Qureshi told senators that Pakistan …

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Imran Khan leaves for Saudi Arabia for Investment Conference

PM Imran arrives in Saudi Arabia to attend key investment conference Prime Minister Imran Khan has arrived in Saudi Arabia to attend a key investment conference being held in Riyadh from October 23 to 25. He was accompanied by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Asad Umar, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, Chairman Board of Investment (BoI) Haroon Sharif and …

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Economic issues in Pakistan and CPEC, OBOR

Economic issues in Pakistan and CPEC, OBOR

Increased Pakistani dependence on China to help it avert resorting to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to avoid a financial and economic crisis spotlights fears that the terms of Chinese investment in massive Belt and Road-related projects would not pass international muster. Concerns that China’s $50 billion plus investment in Pakistani infrastructure and energy, the Belt and Road’s crown jewel …

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Imran Khan discloses first 100 day reform plan

Imran Khan discloses first 100 day reform plan

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has unveiled his 100-day development and reform agenda if his party manages to form the government after the next general elections. Senior PTI leader Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, Asad Umar and Shireen Mazari outlined the party’s top priorities. Imran Khan said that he would transform Pakistan into a welfare …

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Khawaja Muhammad Asif Calls Pakistan and China “Iron Friends”

Khawaja Muhammad Asif Calls Pakistan and China "Iron Friends"

On April 23, 2018, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif of Pakistan in Beijing. Wang Yi expressed that the current China-Pakistan relations have enjoyed a sound momentum of development. The two sides have maintained all-round and close exchanges, and coordinated and cooperated with each other on major international and regional issues. …

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China and Pakistan’s Strengthening Ties

China and Pakistan’s Strengthening Ties

Bottom Line: China’s “One Belt, One Road” economic strategy, aimed at developing regional trades routes connecting East Asia, South Asia, Central Asia and Europe, has expanded into Pakistan where Chinese companies have launched numerous projects to build up Pakistan’s infrastructure and energy sector as part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Through such cooperation, Pakistan has gravitated closer to China’s orbit, generating …

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FATF: June is not that far away

FATF: June is not that far away

It is an unfortunate trait of Pakistan’s policies that are mostly reactive, rather than well thought out and in line with national interests. Getting off the hook, temporarily, with a three month reprieve over terrorist financing watch-list at the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting in Paris is a sad reflection on the rudderless state of lack of strategic governance …

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Pakistan’s critical role in TAPI

Pakistan's critical role in TAPI

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi addressed on Friday the inaugural ceremony of Turkmenistan–Afghanistan–Pakistan–India (TAPI) project in Serhatabad, Turkmenistan. During his address, the premier appreciated President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamadov for converting a mere gas pipeline project into an energy and communication corridor. “This is a momentous occasion, we are turning TAPI into reality,” said PM Abbasi. “It recreates historical linkages for the …

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Nawaz, Maryam unaware of K-P progress by PTI

‘Nawaz, Maryam misinformed by aides’ Days after the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) showed its power by staging a massive rally in Peshawar, a provincial minister hit back, stating that his government’s work was available for all to see. Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Minister for Energy and Power and Elementary and Secondary Education Muhammad Atif Khan on Tuesday claimed that former prime …

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