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Pakistan, Kuwait agree to develop linkages b/w Gwadar & Mubarak Al Kabeer Port

      March 18, 2021 Pakistan and Kuwait have agreed to increase the volume of bilateral trade and develop linkages between Gwadar and Mubarak Al Kabeer Port. This was announced by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his Kuwaiti counterpart Dr Ahmed Nasser Al-Sabah while addressing a joint press conference in Islamabad on Thursday. Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan and Kuwait have also agreed to resolve long standing visa issues of Pakistani community. He appreciated the role of his Kuwaiti counterpart Dr Ahmed Nasser Al-Sabah in this regard. FM Qureshi said Kuwait has acknowledged and appreciated Pakistan's efforts in challenging pandemic situation. He said after looking the professionalism of Pakistani medical staff, Kuwait has expressed interest in inviting more doctors, nurses and technicians to Kuwait. Shah Mahmood Qureshi also appreciated the role of Kuwait in defusing tensions within the Gulf Cooperation Council. He praised his Kuwaiti counterpart for accepting his in

Uzbekistan eyes Pakistan’s Gwadar Port as gateway for seaborne cotton exports

By  Chu Daye Published: Mar 17, 2021 11:23 PM The Gwadar Port in Pakistan Photo: IC Uzbekistan, one of the world's leading cotton exporters, sent a high-level delegation earlier this week to the Chinese-invested Gwadar Port in Pakistan to look for logistics opportunities that might help it export its cotton, the Global Times has learned. Analysts said the move highlighted the big potential demand countries have for an international public facility such as the Gwadar Port, a deep-water port that may open a coveted sea trade option for landlocked Central Asian countries.  A 16-member high-level delegation from Uzbekistan, led by Vice Minister of Railways Akmal Kamalov and the country's Ambassador to Pakistan Oybek Arif Usmanov, visited the port on Tuesday, according to a press release from the China Overseas Ports Holding Co, the port's operator, on Wednesday. Accompanied by Gwadar Port Authority Chairman Naseer Khan Kashani and Zhang Baozhong, chairman of the China Overseas

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor contributes to regional prosperity: Pakistani FM

Source: Xinhua |  2021-03-19 09:45:13 | Editor: huaxia Photo taken on July 28, 2020 shows the secondary road section from Mansehra to Thakot under the Karakoram Highway (KKH) Phase Two project, in Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. (China Road and Bridge Corporation/Handout via Xinhua) "Besides contributing to Pakistan's economic turnaround, CPEC is poised to contribute to regional prosperity," Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said. ISLAMABAD, March 19 (Xinhua) -- Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Thursday that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a "quintessential" connectivity project. Speaking at the government-sponsored Islamabad Security Dialogue here, Qureshi described CPEC as a hallmark of Pakistan's all-weather strategic cooperative partnership with China. "Besides contributing to Pakistan's economic turnaround, CPEC is poised to contribute to regional prosperity," the fo

Pak asks Kuwait to invest in economic zones of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: FO

    Newsscroll   | Source: PTI By Sajjad Hussain Islamabad, Mar 18 (PTI) Pakistan on Thursday urged Kuwait to invest in the economic zones being set up under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) programme and benefit from the vast and profitable opportunities, the Foreign Office has said. The invitation was extended by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi to the visiting Kuwait counterpart Ahmed Nasser Al-Sabah who arrived in Pakistan on a two-day trip and held detailed talks with him. “Foreign Minister Qureshi briefed his counterpart on the economic potential of the CPEC, in particular its Special Economic Zones,†Foreign Office said, adding that Qureshi “invited Kuwait to benefit from the vast and profitable investment opportunities in Pakistan.†The CPEC, which connects Gwadar Port in Pakistan''s Balochisthan with China''s Xinjiang province, is the flagship project of China''s ambitious multi-billion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The CP

Uzbekistan eyes Gwadar Port as gateway for seaborne cotton exports: Global Times

Thu, 18 Mar 2021, 10:52 AM BEIJING, March 18 (APP):Uzbekistan, one of the world’s leading cotton exporters, sent a high-level delegation earlier this week to the Chinese-invested Gwadar Port in Pakistan to look for logistics opportunities that might help it export its cotton, the Global Times has learned. Analysts said the move highlighted the big potential demand countries have for an international public facility such as the Gwadar Port, a deep-water port that may open a coveted sea trade option for landlocked Central Asian countries. A 16-member high-level delegation from Uzbekistan, led by Vice Minister of Railways Akmal Kamalov and the country’s Ambassador to Pakistan Oybek Arif Usmanov, visited the port a day before yesterday, according to a press release from the China Overseas Ports Holding Co, the port’s operator. Accompanied by Gwadar Port Authority Chairman Naseer Khan Kashani and Zhang Baozhong, chairman of the China Overseas Ports Holding Co, the delegation observed the lo

Pakistan promotes Belt and Road port for Central Asian trade

Move expected to increase volume of goods moving through Gwadar Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan recently signed bilateral agreements with Uzbekistan intended to boost activity in the virtually idle port of Gwadar.    ©  Nikkei montage/Source photo by Reuters ADNAN AAMIR, Contributing writer March 18, 2021 18:17 JST KARACHI -- Pakistan is offering access to Gwadar port, a strategic component in China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), to landlocked Central Asian countries in the hope of stimulating activity at the idle facility. Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan recently met with Abdulaziz Kamilov, the foreign minister of Uzbekistan, to sign bilateral agreements on preferential trade, transit procedures, customs cooperation and visa issuances. In November 2018, the Uzbek government initiated a proposal for a railway corridor through Afghanistan to gain access to Pakistani ports. Uzbekistan is landlocked, and has hitherto relied on the Iranian port of Banda Abbas, whic

Balochistan establishes mass vaccination centre

30 booths have been set up at Civil Hospital Quetta Mohammad Zafar  |  March 18, 2021     Balochistan CM Jam Kamal addresses the inauguration ceremony of the Covid-19 vaccination drive.PHOTO: Ghalib Nihad QUETTA: The Balochistan government has set up a mass vaccination centre in  Quetta  to facilitate citizens from all walks of life in inoculating themselves against the novel coronavirus. This was announced in a meeting held under the chairmanship of Balochistan Health Secretary Noor-ul-Haq Baloch. It was attended by DG Health Balochistan Dr Ali Nasir Bugti, Additional Secretary Health Muhammad Naeem Bazai, Corona Operation Cell Head Dr Naqibullah Niazi, MS Civil Hospital Quetta Dr Arbab Kamran Kasi, Provincial Coordinator EPI Dr Ishaq Panizai, Provincial Coordinator TB Programme Dr Nasir Sheikh, Head of Psychiatric Institute Prof Ghulam Rasool, DHO Quetta Ahmad Zaman Jamali, MS Children’s Hospital Prof Habibullah Babar, DMS BMC Hospital Dr Abdul Rashid Jamali and others. The mass vacc

Parliamentary Committee on CPEC calls for timely completion of projects

      March 18, 2021 File Photo A meeting of the parliamentary committee on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was held in Karachi with Sher Ali Arbab in Chair. Speaking on this occasion, Sher Ali Arbab stressed the need for timely completion of the CPEC projects. The meeting was briefed about the progress on Thar Coal, Special Economic Zones, KT Bandar project, Karachi Circular Railway, BRT and other projects. Chief Secretary Sindh Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah informed the committee that additional 660MW electricity from Thar will also be added to the national grid this year