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Gwadar Port handles fish cargo as trial run: Dawood

0 ISLAMABAD : Adviser to the Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood on Wednesday said the first cargo to be trans-shipped to China had been successfully handled at the Gwadar Port by the Ministry of Commerce and Pakistan Customs. “It was a trial run handling 200 MT of fish catch in pursuance of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s directive to kick-start operations at the Gwadar Port,” the advisor said on his Twitter handle. In pursuance of PM’s directive to kick-start operations at the Gwadar Port, the Ministry of Commerce & Pakistan Customs have successfully handled the first fish cargo to be trans-shipped to China. This was a trial run handling 200 MT of fish catch. 1/2 — Abdul Razak Dawood (@razak_dawood)  November 25, 2020 He said that cargo which consisted of fish had been trans-shipped to China in eight reefer containers. “This will hopefully be the encouraging beginning of our trans-shipment policy and will increase Gwadar Port operations. I wish to appreciate 

Pakistan: Why has China halted CPEC projects

25 November 2020 AYJAZ WANI Political fragility, increased interference of security agencies and the army establishment in the matters of civilian administration and even CPEC projects have made Beijing rethink on the CPEC’s outcomes. Farooq Naeem — AFP via Getty The timelines of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the flagship programme under China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), is facing hurdles in Pakistan. Owing to certain differences on some of the agenda items, the unexpected deferment of the crucial 10 th  meeting of CPEC’s Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) has made China halt work on some aspects of the CPEC. Co-chaired by Pakistan’s minister for planning and development and chairman of China’s National Development and Reforms Commission (NDRC), the JCC is highest decision-making body on CPEC projects. The reasons for the  adjournment  of the JCC meeting are believed to be disagreements between the two countries on the future roadmap for industrial coopera