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China is confronting the macroeconomic challenge of over-capacity deflation

https://www.interest.co.nz/business/88559/yu-yongding-says-china-confronting-macroeconomic-challenge-over-capacity-deflation


Yu Yongding says China is confronting the macroeconomic challenge of over-capacity deflation. Curbing excessive government and corporate debt which brought a credit rating downgrade is a second-rank problem deflected by a very high savings rate30 Jun 17 @ 10.57am 0 commentsGuestBy Yu Yongding*China’s mounting debt problem recently moved into the spotlight when Moody’s downgraded the country’s sovereign rating. But was the downgrade really warranted?Though China’s overall debt-to-GDP ratio is not an outlier among emerging-market economies, and its levels of household and government debt are moderate, its corporate debt-to-GDP ratio, at 170%, is the highest in the world, twice as large as that of the United States. China’s corporate leverage (debt-to-equity) ratio is also very high, and rising.A high and rising debt-to-GDP ratio, which goes hand in hand with a high…

Why political parties don’t care about FATA and Balochistan

http://dailytimes.com.pk/opinion/05-Jul-17/why-political-parties-dont-care-about-fata-and-balochistan

As long as Punjab’s voters are happy, a political party can easily afford to ignore other provinces, especially Balochistan and FATA05-Jul-17by RafiullahKakar
During the past two weeks, Pakistan witnessed a terrorist attack in Quetta, devastating twin bombings in Parachinar and the tragic oil tanker inferno in Bahawalpur. The way the government, media and mainstream political parties reacted to these incidents spoke volumes about the nature of the Pakistani federation.Their response to the terrorist attacks in Quetta and Parachinar was muted compared with the Bahawalpur tragedy. No senior government official or political party figure visited either Quetta or Parachinar following the attacks.In contrast, in the wake of the ghastly oil tanker inferno in Bahawalpur, the prime minister cut short his trip to London and rushed back to Bahawalpur to visit the injured and condole with the victi…

Two varsities in to be establishment in Balochistan

http://pakobserver.net/two-varsities-establishment-balochistan/IslamabadThe Higher Education Commission (HEC) with the approval of Planning Commission has been allocated Rs 2.763 billion for establishment of two University Colleges in Balochistan. An official of the HEC here Tuesday told APP that these two university colleges were one each in Zhob and Dera Murad Jamali.
The University College Zhob would be a constituent college of Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS), Quetta and will offer four-year degree programmes in Business Administration, Economics, Computer Sciences and Information Technology. Balochistan Government has allotted a piece of land measuring 100 acres for the College and the Federal Government will constructinfrastructure at a cost of Rs. 1.260b.
The second University College will be established in Dera Murad Jamali and would be a constituent college of Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sc…

Unfolding education crisis in Balochistan

http://nation.com.pk/blogs/04-Jul-2017/unfolding-education-crisis-in-balochistan



July 04, 2017, 10:39 pmEducation is arguably the single most important thing in the modern era. It’s the ultimate tool which can enable people to move up the social mobility ladder and liver better lives. As a result, inclusive and equitable quality education is one of the most talked about Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of United Nations. In that backdrop an educational emergency was imposed in Balochistan in 2013 and extra emphasis was laid on education but not anymore.Abdul Rahim Ziaratwal, Parliamentary Leader of Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PKMAP), took charge of education ministry of Balochistan in January 2014. Since then all the gains made in first half of the tenure of the incumbent government under education emergency are being rolled back due to political interference.Since incumbent minister has assumed power, the favourite past time of the education ministry has been to transfer the to…

Industralization under CPEC not at expense of local industry

http://www.brecorder.com/2017/07/04/357193/industralization-under-cpec-not-at-expense-of-local-industry/
PARVEZJABRI JUL 4TH, 2017 20:330 VIEWS: 29ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Developing & Reform, Ahsan Iqbal Tuesday said industrial development under CPEC would not harm local industries and interests of local business community would be safeguarded. He was chairing a meeting alongside Chairman Board of Investment, Dr Miftah Ismail to review the development of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) under CPEC. The meeting was attended by senior officials from Board of Investment, and provincial governments. He instructed authorities that local business community should be engaged in consultative process and every care must be taken to protect local businesses and indigenous industries. "Chinese investment will augment our industrial capacity through state-of-the-art technology and expertise, enabling our productivity" he remarked adding that local businessmen should engage Chi…

CPEC is opportunity, not charity: Ahsan Iqbal

https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/07/04/cpec-is-an-opportunity-not-charity-ahsan-iqbal/


DW Focus

National17 HOURS AGO BY PAKISTANTODAY

Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has said on Tuesday that the enemies of Pakistan are plotting different schemes to prevent the development in the country.He gave these remarks while addressing a high level ‘preparatory meeting for special economic zones’ under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor in Islamabad.The Minister grieved that false rumors are being spread among the business community regarding economic zones.He said the enemies of the state had earlier tried to create a rift between provinces and the federation on CPEC and are now trying to disrupt the project. Ahsan Iqbal said that nine special economic zones will strengthen Pakistan’s economy.The Minister for Planning said that the mega project is not a charity but an opportunity. He said that nine zones are offering value proposition for economic development and growth. He sa…

CPEC all set to steal spotlight at Saarc summit

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/214381-CPEC-all-set-to-steal-spotlight-at-Saarc-summitJuly 5, 2017


ISLAMABAD: Zubair Tufail, President Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), on Tuesday reiterated his commitment to leave no stone unturned for strengthening regional connectivity through the spillover benefits of the game-changing China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). “The CPEC will the take center stage at the upcoming 70th Executive Committee meeting of the SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry as it is aimed at expediting economic growth within and beyond the region,” Tufail said in a statement issued by the apex chamber.“Better infrastructure and connectivity will ultimately benefit Afghanistan and Central Asian Republics for which Pakistan is the gateway, while this mega project will also enhance financial and economic cooperation between various regional members for common good.” Tufail said the CPEC would act as a trade bridge between China, Middle E…

CPEC and Balochistan

http://pakobserver.net/cpec-and-balochistan/

CPEC

Mir Sher Baz KhetranPakistan is entering into a new chapter of economic development through China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) under the rubric of Belt Road Initiative (BRI). CPEC is more than a $57 billion flagship project of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which emphasizes regional connectivity through economic development. The BRI is viewed as the revival of the ancient Silk Route connecting mainland China with Asia, Europe and Africa. It encompasses sixty-five countries of three continents. Being a flagship project of BRI, the CPEC will enhance the existing strategic cooperation between Beijing and Islamabad. It will also open up new avenues of economic development for the people of Balochistan.
With estimated $7.1 billion initial investments in energy, transport, development of Gwadar city and port, through CPEC, Balochistan ranks second in its share from $ 56 billion according to the statistics of the Ministry of Plann…

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Qadiyani conspiracies in Balochistan

CPEC, a conspiracy against Islam, but religious scholars are silent spectators,Kardagar Baloch, Daily Tawar, May 30The Pakistani occupation of Balochistan is illegal, un-Islamic, inhuman and condemnable in every respect. Therefore, the policies adopted by Pakistan to control Balochistan are also illegal, un-Islamic, inhuman and condemnable. As Muslims and upholders of human rights we should condemn the 40 year long CPEC agreement between China and Pakistan. We should know as Muslims that this plan is grounded on atheism and only prolong the occupation of the Baloch land, and the Baloch people, who are Muslims by faith. If we take a closer look, it appears that the Baloch land has been colonized by the Punjabi-Qaedyani and non-believing Chinese triumvirate. This is not only dangerous for the Baloch nation but it is also posing a critical challenge to Islam as well. There are many reasons for this and I have mentioned those in my bookQadiyani conspiracies in Balochistan” in detail, wh…

Our Enemy (Dushman)

Our Enemy (Dushman),Jamal Nasir Baloch, Daily Tawar, May 12… I feel that the issues related to Baloch national movement and its failure are linked to our lack of understanding of Baloch politics. If one studies the 70 year old Baloch national movement, one realizes that there is no difference between political and personal approach to the Baoch issue. One of the words we often use is dushman, or enemy. Till today, nobody has tried to define who is a dushman for us as political situation is changing all around us.  … Unfortunately, we do not either know the enemy or ourselves. To win this war we need to know that the Punjabi is our real enemy. These Punjabi Muslims, by assisting the occupying English forces, helped the latter crush the first freedom movement of India in 1857. These Punjabi Muslims also divided their own country (India) in the name of Islam. Later, after establishment of Pakistan, they killed lakhs of Bengali Muslims and raped their women. To break the USSR, they used t…