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CPEC projects: Timeline be strictly followed for completion as per int’l standards

Recorder Report   Updated 01 Jan 2021 ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser said the timeline be strictly followed to complete the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects while keeping in view the international standards. He expressed these views while chairing the second meeting of the Steering Committee on Chasma Right Bank Canal Project (CRBC) in the Parliament House on Thursday. The speaker said the CPEC-related projects of DI Khan Motorway, Chakdara Motorway, Greater Peshawar Region Mass Transit–Circular Rail Project, the CRBC, and Rashakai Special Economic Zone should be completed timely keeping in view the international standards. He also said that timeline be strictly followed to complete those projects. He said the CPEC-related projects in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa would usher in an era of prosperity and development. He said those projects would bring employment opportunities and would open new avenues for new businesses and industrial development. Federal Min

Pakistan invites Afghan businessmen to join CPEC

Author : IANS | Thu, December 31, 2020 11:54am Islamabad, Dec 31 Speaker of Pakistan's National Assembly Asad Qaisar has invited Afghan businessmen to take part in ... Open in App Islamabad, Dec 31 Speaker of Pakistan's National Assembly Asad Qaisar has invited Afghan businessmen to take part in economic activities under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Speaking to Afghan Minister of Industry and Commerce Nisar Ahmad Ghoryani in Islamabad on Wednesday, Qaisar invited Afghan businessmen to invest in the Rashakai Special Economic Zone (SEZ) to be set up under CPEC, Xinhua news agency reported. Qaisar said economic cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan, and improved trade and transit facilities would help to connect Central Asia and beyond. He also proposed the establishment of a border entry point for trade at Wakhan border, which would also open gates to Central Asia. "Promotion of trade and economic links between Pakistan and Afghanistan would usher into

CPEC to maximise chances of regional economic integration

National INP January 01, 2021 BEIJING: China, Pakistan Economic Corridor is to maximize the chances of regional economic integration and enhance connectivity among neighboring countries.This was stated by Chinese scholar and... Share Next Story >>> BEIJING: China, Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is to maximize the chances of regional economic integration and enhance connectivity among neighboring countries. This was stated by Chinese scholar and former Defense Attache in South Asian countries Cheng Xizhong in an article published by China Economic Net (CEN) on Thursday. In this connection, he referred to recent statement of Adviser to the Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood. In which he had stated that the CPEC will boost trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan, maximizing the chances of regional economic integration. Prof. Cheng noted that Pakistan has already permitted Afghanistan to utilize Gwadar Port and Bin Qasim Port as a goodwill gesture to en

Balochistan & CPEC: China's Achilles' Heel

Read on App Agencies As many as 92% of Balochistan districts are classified as high deprived. Even the gas-rich Dera Bugti district has the lowest HDI in Pak. Balochistan has the lowest literacy rate (43%), including the least net enrolment rate for primary schools. Synopsis The progress on CPEC has reportedly slowed down due to the economic downturn, restrictions by the IMF’s bail-out programme on fresh borrowings, outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. Beijing also appears hesitant to take up new projects due to bureauc... By  Dipanjan Roy Chaudhury ,  ET Bureau Dec 31, 2020, 09:19 PM IST Situation in  Balochistan ,  Pakistan ’s biggest province, could emerge as Achilles' Heel for  China ’s mega BRI and its jewel in the crown  CPEC . The progress on CPEC has reportedly slowed down due to the economic downturn, restrictions by the IMF’s bail-out programme on fresh borrowings, outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. Beijing also appears hesitant to take up new projects due to bureaucratic i

US and western countries should support the just war of Baloch nation

The signing of Tibetan policy into law by US is a ray of hope for oppressed nations across the world. The people of Balochistan are also suffering from Chinese nefariousness through its OBOR projects with occupying Pakistani state. The US and western countries should support the just war of Baloch nation, which is the only power in region that is standing in front of Chinese military expansionism. - Bashir Zeb Baloch  https://twitter.com/BZ_Baluch/status/1344603435396694017

What’s up in Gwadar?

KHURRAM HUSAIN SOMETIME around the first week of December, the residents of Gwadar woke up to find work taking place to build a large metal fence that would stretch from just north of the old airport and extend westward along a road known as the Balochistan Broadway Avenue. The total length of the fence would be 24 kilometres, and according to what the locals were able to gather, it is planned to extend in a straight line along the central divider of Broadway Avenue and then cut straight south to the sea. Along the way, it will cut two habitations of 30 to 40 houses into two parts, one part inside the fence and one outside. The master plan for Gwadar includes three special zones, known as the Gwadar Port Free Zone (2,280 acres), GIEDA Industrial Zone (3,000 acres) and EPZA export processing zone (1,000 acres). As part of the infrastructure development programme for these three zones, a series of projects are envisioned, including construction of roads, utilities, warehouses and securit