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Ice Silk Road: From Dream to reality

https://moderndiplomacy.eu/2018/03/18/ice-silk-road-from-dream-to-reality/

 March 18, 2018ByMahdi TorabiSHARETWEET0 CommentsAuthors: Mahdi Torabi, Vahid PourtajrishiThe history of Silk Road backs to thousands years ago. The aim of creation of this route was linking China to Europe through Middle East. Growth of Chinese enterprises and industries which was started since middle of 20th century increased the significance of expanding the link routes between China and Europe following expansion of China’s export to West. Silk Road seems to be the main option in such condition as an ancient route which has been designed and created for this purpose.But the main existing problem on this way was existinglimitation on capability of the classic Silk Road for transportation of high volume of freight from China to Europe.In fact, the issue of increase this capability was the essence of Xi Jinping’s initiation of his “One Road One Belt” Doctrine which was declared by him as one of the significant…

Infrastructure Development: ‘CPEC will boost IT sector’

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1663020/2-infrastructure-development-cpec-will-boost-sector/



By APPPublished: March 18, 2018
The CPEC has a footprint in every province as well as in Gilgit-Baltistan — but not equally so, particularly in the eyes of those provinces wherein the western route of the project lies. PHOTO: AFPISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s domestic information technology (IT) market is expected to multiply due to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, Ministry of IT officials said on Saturday. Talking to APP, the IT ministry’s spokesperson said that ongoing telecommunication schemes under CPEC include construction of cross-border OFC system between China and Pakistan for international connectivity of voice/data traffic (SCO) and provision of seamless GSM coverage along Karakoram Highway (KKH) for the proposed Gwadar-Kashghar Economic Corridor in Gilgit-Baltistan (SCO). He said that the CPEC route, which includes the building of roads, ports, dams and connecting cities has p…

Pakistan says it hasn’t spared any terror group

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Peace with India is possible only after resolving Kashmir issue, military spokesperson saysAshfaq Ahmed, UAE Deputy Editor14:10 March 18, 20181/3Dubai: Pakistan has eliminated sanctuaries of all terrorists groups including the Haqqani Network from its soil through a well-thought-out military campaign, said a top military official.“But all this has come with a huge price. Besides cost in blood of over 75,000 Pakistanis, there has been loss of more than $123 billion [Dh451.6 billion] to the national exchequer,” said Major General Asif Ghafoor, Director General of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) — the media wing of the Pakistan Armed Forces.On the possibility of peace between India and Pakistan, Major General Ghafoor said he believed that all issues between the two nuclear-armed countries, including the core issue of Kashmir, need to be resolved to normalise the bilateral relation…

Pak made ‘killing fields’: Free Balochistan Movement calls for worldwide protests

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Pak made ‘killing fields’: Free Balochistan Movement calls for worldwide protestsANIPublished : Mar 18, 2018, 5:53 pm ISTUpdated : Mar 18, 2018, 5:57 pm ISTFree Balochistan Movement observes ‘Black Day’, calls for worldwide protests. The Free Balochistan Movement has also invited all Baloch and other human rights’ activists to join the protests around the world. (Photo: Representational Image)London: The Free Balochistan Movement on Saturday announced to organise a worldwide protest to highlight the illegal occupation of Balochistan by Pakistan on March 27, 1948.In a statement to media, the Free Balochistan Movement (FBM) said that "since the occupation of the sovereign state of Balochistan on March 27, 1948, the Baloch have been observing the March 27 as a Black day in their history.On this day in 1948, the state of Pakistan attacked and forcibly annexed…