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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 Hearing 02.06.20182:00pm2200 Rayburn Asia and the Pacific Webcast Opening Statements Witnesses Seth Jones, Ph.D. Harold Brown Chair Director, Transnational Threats Project  Center for Strategic and International Studies [full text of statement] [truth in testimony form] Mr. Jeff Smith Research Fellow South Asia Heritage Foundation [full text of statement] [truth in testimony form] Mr. Munawar “Sufi” Laghari Executive Director  Sindhi Foundation [full text of statement] [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 [full text of statement]

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 Afghanistan through 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 agains

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 senator ANI | Updated: Feb 07, 2018 15:59IST Vancouver [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 grow

Naela Quadri raises doubts over CPEC, writes to French senator

Baloch activist raises doubts over CPEC, writes to French senator ANI | Updated: Feb 07, 2018 15:59IST Vancouver [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 grow

Naela Quadri raises doubts over CPEC, writes to French senator

Baloch activist raises doubts over CPEC, writes to French senator ANI | Updated: Feb 07, 2018 15:59IST Vancouver [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 grow