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US$100 Billion in CPEC Agri-Market

CPEC provides avenues to target $100b Chinese agri-market The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a golden opportunity for overall development of this region and Pakistan should reorganise its agriculture sector to get a major slice of the $100 billion worth of agriculture produce imports by China, suggested Muhammad Mehmood, Punjab Agriculture Secretary. Speaking at the launch of a study on …

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Saudi Arabia wants to invest in CPEC

S Arabia keen to invest in CPEC, Gwadar projects: Envoy Ambassador of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to Pakistan Nawaf Ahmad Al Malkiy on Wednesday said his country is mulling to invest in China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and Gwadar port projects. While talking to state media, the ambassador said that the CPEC is a huge project, which would create …

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Pakistan, China, CPEC and the sacred liquid

Pakistan, China, CPEC and the sacred liquid

When they prioritise agricultural investments under CPEC, the Chinese are not looking for land. They have plenty of it. They want our water I recently came across some real news about Pakistan which merits sharing, and commenting. According to a July, 2017 article by Carole Dalin at University College, London and fellow authors, in Nature, world’s top journal for scientific …

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Is Pakistan’s Democracy Back to Square One?

The process of democratic restoration in Pakistan will continue to face roadblocks unless civilian forces join hands. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is in a serious situation after the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) found that the ruling family has been living beyond its means and has failed to provide a legitimate trail of its investments abroad. The JIT is investigating corruption allegations …

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The Panama verdict, and CPEC

The spokespersons of the prime minister have been trying to convince the people that the prime minister is being targeted due to CPEC. However, such claims seem rather baseless. Undoubtedly, India and the US would want political instability and even martial law in Pakistan. But if there is one country which wishes a strong, stable and peaceful Pakistan, it is …

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Sindh CM orders high level security for Chinese workers

The Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Murad Ali Shah has directed the police department to provide adequate security to the Chinese workers of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects. Shah gave this direction on Tuesday while presiding over a meeting in Karachi on the security of the Chinese working on CPEC and non-CPEC projects in Sindh. The meeting was attended by Chinese …

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How India fell flat on its face at SCO Summit

How India fell flat on its face at SCO Summit

Far from being the astounding success that India’s jingoistic media is portraying it as, last week’s SCO Summit in Astana was a resounding disaster for Prime Minister Modi’s plans. India’s policies of using Afghan-based terrorism against Pakistan, attempting to “isolate” Islamabad from the Afghan peace process, and declining to participate in China’s One Belt One Road global vision of New …

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The Belt and Road Forum comes to an end: What’s next for Pakistan?

The two-day Belt and Road Forum (BRF), held in Beijing on May 14 and 15, to discuss the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative drew the attention of several major regional actors. President Xi Jinping stressed the economic significance of the initiative and PM Nawaz Sharif echoed his stance as he invited other countries to join CPEC (China-Pakistan Economic Corridor) and …

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Afghanistan and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

Afghanistan has been incredibly vocal about its interest in the development of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Since October 2016, the country has expressed a strong desire to join the multi-billion dollar project. Afghanistan’s ambassador to Pakistan, Dr. Omar Zakhilwal, reiterated this desire further stressing that the benefits of a development project of this scale would be far-reaching, and not …

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Pakistan’s political and economic class warfare against its own

Reality checks MARK Twain lauded three gifts: freedom of conscience, freedom of choice and the prudence never to exercise them. Noam Chomsky observes that speaking truth to power solves nothing. Power knows the truth and is very pleased with it. What is required is for people to speak truth to one another. Only then can they realise their strength and …

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