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U.S.-Pakistan Relations: Reassessing Priorities Amid Continued Challenges

https://foreignaffairs.house.gov/hearing/subcommittee-hearing-u-s-pakistan-relations-reassessing-priorities-amid-continued-challenges/


Subcommittee Hearing02.06.20182:00pm2200 RayburnAsia and the PacificWebcastOpening StatementsWitnessesSeth Jones, Ph.D.
Harold Brown Chair
Director, Transnational Threats Project 
Center for Strategic and International Studies
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[truth in testimony form]Mr. Jeff Smith
Research Fellow
South Asia
Heritage Foundation
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[truth in testimony form]Mr. Munawar “Sufi” Laghari
Executive Director 
Sindhi Foundation
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[truth in testimony form]Aqil Shah, Ph.D.
Wick Cary Assistant Professor of South Asian Politics
Department of International and Area Studies
University of Oklahoma
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Pakistani minister: 'CPEC linked to civilian supremacy'

http://m.dw.com/en/pakistani-minister-cpec-linked-to-civilian-supremacy/a-42488744?xtref=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.google.co.in%252F



In an interview with DW, Pakistan's minister for ports and shipping, Hasil Bizenjo, talks about the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project and the "necessity" of civilian supremacy for its success.DW: You said in a recent statement that NATO had shown interest in using Pakistan's Gwadar port for its Afghanistan operations. How did that come about?Hasil Bizenjo: Recently, we organized a conference in Karachi, inviting businessmen, importers and exporters, as well as a NATO contractor. There we discussed the Afghan transit issue also. The contractor requested us to allow NATO shipments to Afghanistanthrough Gwadar. We studied the proposal but eventually turned it down.What was the reason behind that decision?US-Pakistan ties are going through a bad phase right now. We cannot allow it at the moment.Is China also against the NATO prop…

Mama Quadir in Varanasi, press club

Naela Quadri raises doubts over CPEC, writes to French senator

Baloch activist raises doubts over CPEC, writes to French senatorANI | Updated: Feb 07, 2018 15:59ISTVancouver [Canada], Feb 7 (ANI): Head of the World Baloch Women Forum (WBWF), Professor Naela Quadri Baloch, has written a letter to French Senator Pascal Allizard raising doubts over the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).According to the reports, a French delegation recently visited Pakistan to "analyse if this (CPEC) initiative is Chinese regional hegemonic agenda or a step towards greater regional connectivity."The compiled report of this delegation would be submitted to the French Senate in April.The CPEC project comprises a network of railways, roads, and pipelines that would connect Pakistan's port city of Gwadar in the Balochistan province, with the Chinese city of Kashgar in landlocked Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).The human rights activists have, time and again, spoken about and highlighted the growing atrocities of Pakistan …

Naela Quadri raises doubts over CPEC, writes to French senator

Baloch activist raises doubts over CPEC, writes to French senatorANI | Updated: Feb 07, 2018 15:59ISTVancouver [Canada], Feb 7 (ANI): Head of the World Baloch Women Forum (WBWF), Professor Naela Quadri Baloch, has written a letter to French Senator Pascal Allizard raising doubts over the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).According to the reports, a French delegation recently visited Pakistan to "analyse if this (CPEC) initiative is Chinese regional hegemonic agenda or a step towards greater regional connectivity."The compiled report of this delegation would be submitted to the French Senate in April.The CPEC project comprises a network of railways, roads, and pipelines that would connect Pakistan's port city of Gwadar in the Balochistan province, with the Chinese city of Kashgar in landlocked Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).The human rights activists have, time and again, spoken about and highlighted the growing atrocities of Pakistan …

Naela Quadri raises doubts over CPEC, writes to French senator

Baloch activist raises doubts over CPEC, writes to French senatorANI | Updated: Feb 07, 2018 15:59ISTVancouver [Canada], Feb 7 (ANI): Head of the World Baloch Women Forum (WBWF), Professor Naela Quadri Baloch, has written a letter to French Senator Pascal Allizard raising doubts over the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).According to the reports, a French delegation recently visited Pakistan to "analyse if this (CPEC) initiative is Chinese regional hegemonic agenda or a step towards greater regional connectivity."The compiled report of this delegation would be submitted to the French Senate in April.The CPEC project comprises a network of railways, roads, and pipelines that would connect Pakistan's port city of Gwadar in the Balochistan province, with the Chinese city of Kashgar in landlocked Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).The human rights activists have, time and again, spoken about and highlighted the growing atrocities of Pakistan …