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CPEC is a development and connectivity project: Pakistan By PTI | Updated: Oct 07, 2017, 10.53 PM IST The Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman said CPEC is for the betterment of the people and the region. ISLAMABAD:  Pakistan  today said that the USD 50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project is for development and it aims at the betterment of the people in the region. The  CPEC  is a planned network of roads, railways and energy projects linking southern Pakistan, and the Gwadar Port, to  China 's restive Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region. Foreign Office spokesman said this in response to a query regarding US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis' statement on CPEC. Mattis had said that the Belt and Road Initiative "also goes through disputed territory, and that in itself shows the vulnerability of trying to establish that sort of a dictate". In a globalised world, there are many bel

Pakistan rejects US objection on CPEC route 07-Oct-17by  Web Desk The chairman of the parliamentary committee on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed, on Saturday rejected United States’ (US) Defence Secretary James Mattis’ objection that the project passes through a disputed territory, Daily Times has learnt. The Senator took to Twitter to respond to ‘U-turn’ taken by the US Defence Secretary and said that the US was pandering to the Indian circles by ‘echoing’ the Indian version. Syed said he spoke to the US media outlet Voice of America (VOA) and pointed out how US’ position was ‘baseless’ and ‘contradictory’. He pointed out how ‘disputed territory’ was not a factor when the US contractors ended up building Mangla Dam in Azad Kashmir as a result of the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty

Finland confirms rail study underway for ‘ice-Silk Road’ link with China, Russia RBP Project gains traction By  ASIA UNHEDGED OCTOBER 7, 2017 1:39 AM (UTC+8) 201 1 Finnish Transport and Communications Minister Anne Berner has confirmed that a survey is underway to explore the feasibility of building a railway between Rovaniemi, Finland and Kirkenes, Norway that could serve as an Arctic gateway for China’s Belt and Road project. “International cooperation is key,” Berner reportedly  told  High North News. “We have started a cooperation with Norwegian authorities on investigating the profitability and potential for building the Arctic Railway. The purpose of the project is to survey potential railway lines and arrive at a potential business model,” High North News quoted Berner as saying. She noted that recent talks between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin have provided momentum for the project. “The initiative of the Chinese P

IEP to set up Technology Park at Gwadar Listen Islamabad: Institution of Engineers, Pakistan (IEP) has planned to set up a Technology Pak and a housing society at Gwadar to provide professional support to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The progress to this effect was reviewed at its 301st Central Council meeting hosted here by Rawalpindi-Islamabad (IEP-RI). A number of issues relating to technical and professional activities were discussed at the meeting. It also approved some amendments in the IEP’s constitution and bye-laws. A proposal was also discussed for award of prizes/medals to eminent and reputed engineers for their meritorious services in various disciplines. The meeting was presided over by the IEP’s President Engineer Dr. Izhar ul Haq. It was attended, among other by the Institution’s Secretary General Engineer Mian Sultan Mahmood, chairman IEP, Rawalpindi-Islamabad (IEP-RI) Engineer Hafiz M. Ehsanul Haq Qazi and Secret

FC foil major terrorism bid in Balochistan Listen RAWALPINDI : Frontier Constabulary (FC) Balochistan on Saturday foiled a major terrorism bid when it recovered huge cache of arms and explosives during search operations carried out in various parts of the province. According to a statement by military’s media wing, 1300 kilograms of explosives, SMG, rocket, hand-grenade, communication devices and maps of important areas had been seized by FC during raids being carried out under the ongoing Operation Raddul Fasaad. The operations were conducted in Kohlu, Ghazi Nullah, Uch and Naseerabad areas in the province

14 dead, 30 injured in bus-van collision in Balochistan PTI KARACHI:, OCTOBER 07, 2017 18:09 IST UPDATED: OCTOBER 07, 2017 18:09 IST At least 14 people were killed and 30 others injured when an over-speeding passenger van collided head-on with a bus in the Mustang area of Balochistan province on Saturday, police and hospital authorities said. Police and rescue officials said that the death toll could rise as the condition of at least six injured was said to be serious. The driver of the passenger van lost control due to over-speeding and collided with the bus coming from opposite direction, a local police officer, Samad Khan said. A doctor at the Civil Hospital in Quetta confirmed that 14 people have died while 30 others were injured. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi expressed grief and deep sorrow over the loss of lives in the accident