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The damaging disqualified Sharif

Ex-Pakistani Prime Minister puts Pakistani military and China on the spot Ousted Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif kicked up a storm when he earlier this month seemingly admitted that Pakistan had supported militants who attacked multiple targets in Mumbai in 2008,  killing 166 people. Mr. Sharif’s admission, which he has since tried to walk back, put a finger on Pakistan’s controversial policy of selective support …

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Ahsan Iqbal: Pakistan’s economy doing better than before

Pakistan’s Economy In Better Shape After Five Years Of Governance: Ahsan Iqbal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal here on Thursday said Pakistan was in a better condition after five years of governance of the present government that ended energy shortages, curbed terrorism and kept the economy moving on a faster pace. ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News …

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$140 million for K-P roads improvement – ADB

ADB to give $140 million for improving K-P roads Pakistan and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday signed an agreement for a $140-million loan to improve road network and enhance road safety and maintenance in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P). The agreement was signed by Economic Affairs Division Secretary In-charge Syed Ghazanfar Abbas Jilani and ADB Country Director Xiaohong Yang. It was …

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Pakistan’s economic growth on fast track

Pakistan becomes fifth fastest emerging economy: Iqbal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal has urged business leaders to play their due role in economic development of the country. “We, as leaders, have the responsibility to become ambassadors of Pakistan and show the spirit to take the country to new heights and into the ranks of top 25 economies …

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CPEC – A global hope for prosperity and peace

The BRI – CPEC Connectivity Ushering Hope The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a $62 billion China funded ‘flagship project’ within China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), is fast heading towards closure of ‘early harvest’ projects. With five energy projects commissioned and several more on course, these should help lift Pakistan’s economic output. The CPEC connects western China with Gwadar port …

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Pakistan Foreign Minister’s views on Kabul-Taliban talks

Pakistan Foreign Minister's views on Kabul-Taliban talks

Minister for Foreign Affairs Khawaja Asif on Thursday said that Taliban in Afghanistan are a political force and Pakistan welcomes Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s talks offer to the Taliban. He clarified that Pakistan would not sacrifice its interests for the sake of United States adding that if US wants peace in the region it should review its policy. Talking to …

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How Pakistan can avoid future embarrassments

Embarrassments & isolations Where autumn follows spring, Nothing comes to fruition THE FATF embarrassment, utterly isolating and shameful as it is, has become the norm for Pakistan. Along with so much else that has isolated and humiliated us this too was so obviously coming and was so stupidly and irresponsibly ignored. The debt riddled ‘development’ taking place in Pakistan has …

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China sees CPEC potential, raises investment to US$62 bln

China’s CPEC investment in Pakistan Sindh province governor Mohammad Zubair says China’s approved financing for several projects in Pakistan under CPEC has jumped more than 34% China’s investment in its ambitious economic corridor project in Pakistan has reached $62 billion, jumping more than 34% from its initial investment of $46 billion, a top Pakistani official said on Wednesday. Sindh province …

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The FATA protestors

Protestors from FATA marched towards Islamabad on the 1st of February 2018. Indications of such a happening had been surfacing since the concluding months of 2017, however it is believed that the tragic killing of Naqebullah Mehsud expedited the protest initiative. The key demands of the protestors entailed granting the people of FATA their fundamental rights, clearing FATA territories of …

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SCO- CPEC routes can work together

Pakistan Prime Minister Offers To Connect CPEC With Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Routes Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday expressed his country’s support for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) connectivity initiatives and offered to connect the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) with SCO’s six approved routes. The connection is expected to greatly enhance their vitality to become a conduit for …

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