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Youth should capitalize on CPEC opportunities: Marriyum Posted on  March 13, 2017  by  Afshan Zahra  in  Latest ,  National -File Photo ISLAMABAD : Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb on Sunday advised the newly graduated youth to capitalize on the massive job opportunities being arisen because of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and other initiatives launched by the government. She was addressing the convocation of Iqra University held here to award degrees and medals to the successful students of various departments. Congratulating the degree holders, the minister said now a big responsibility laid on them, that was to work for the benefit of the country and themselves. “Realizing the fact that a huge chunk of the country’s population consists of youth, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has launched a number of schemes especially for them”, she added. The minister said the youth could also explore t

CPEC project debated in Srinagar, Kashmir with positive response Kashmir needs to put itself on South Asian and Central Asia paradigm Srinagar: Experts on China-Pakistan-India relations on Saturday said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, a 46-billion US dollar economic project of China, will have a definite impact on Kashmir and that Kashmir needs to put itself in South Asian and Central Asian paradigm to reap dividends. The economic, political and geo-strategic aspects of CPEC were discussed in a seminar titled “Impact of China Pakistan Economic Corridor on Kashmir”. The speakers gave a detailed outline of how the project will seriously impact the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, both politically and economically. The seminar was organized by The Kashmir Institute – a Srinagar based think-tank, with Siddiq Wahid, historian and former V-C IUST; Andrew Small, author of The China Pakistan Axis; Mubeen Shah, ex-president, KCCI; Zubair A. Dar, researcher Ec

Public-private partnership on CPEC vital for sufficient funding

https://tribu By  Faran Mahmood Published: March 13, 2017 ISLAMABAD :  Imagine that you land at a gleaming airport terminal in Gwadar – funded by the Chinese government; built and run by Chinese contractors. You are then taken to the hotel by a bus that is again funded by a foreign loan. CPEC a ray of hope, says AJK President Clearly, it seems that when it comes to infrastructure financing in Pakistan the role of private players seems to be missing and there is an inherent disconnect between what investors want and the wildly unpredictable way government does business in getting projects done. Contrary to the popular practice, majority of infrastructure funding is still arranged through borrowing and Public-Private Partnership (PPP) models have not taken off despite a strong ‘push’ from the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). So lots of super roads shall be built during the CPEC bubble but