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Exclusive: The CPEC plan for Pakistan's digital future - DAWN.com

A new, upgraded cross-border fibre optic cable will address multiple challenges faced by China and Pakistan. Qurat ul ain Siddiqui | Jahanzaib HaqueUpdated Oct 03, 2017 12:36pm. A cross-border venture; A security ...and more »

A pragmatic foreign policy - DAWN.com

PAKISTAN has decided to opt for a paradigm shift in its foreign policy. It has also for the first time wisely used its strategic location for deriving long-term economic benefits for the people of this country, particularly in the face of the ...and more »

Water desalination plant to be set up in Gwadar: Ahsan Iabal - Business Recorder (press release) (blog)

BEIJING: Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said that a water desalination plant would be constructed to provide five million gallons of water per day to the residents of Gwadar. “An approval to this important project will be accorded during the ...and more »

Nawaz's ouster affects CPEC coordination, says Chinese diplomat - The News International

ISLAMABAD: A senior Chinese diplomat on Friday admitted that removal of Nawaz Sharif as prime minister did cause difficulties in coordination for China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) but the projects on the ground remained unaffected. “Political ...and more »

Retail sector least positive about CPEC's impact - The Express Tribune

LAHORE: There is an urgent need for the government to formulate a strategy to encourage local firms to expand and diversify their products and export markets, which is critical to stabilise the current balance of payments crisis in Pakistan. In recent ...and more »

Pakistan's Costly Plunge into China Debt - Asia Sentinel (blog)

Wherever China's One Belt, One Road initiative goes, it appears that the Chinese lenders including the Bank of China – the government's flagship bank – aren't far behind, and that Beijing is using the financial power of the government-owned banks to ...and more »

Govt must resist RSS' call to integrate Jammu and Kashmir: Move could bolster China-Pakistan axis - Firstpost

In his annual Vijayadashami address on Saturday, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat reiterated his organisation's longstanding position on Jammu and Kashmir that the state should be fully integrated into India, without a special ...and more »

Pakistan calls for joint regional efforts to combat terror, boost development - The Express Tribune

BEIJING: Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has called for combined regional cooperation to counter terrorism and build a stable environment for development. “All countries have to work together to promote stability and peace in the region,” Ahsan ...and more »

CPEC and workers' rights - The News on Sunday

While CPEC will definitely create employment opportunities for millions of workers, it is the State's responsibility to make this work 'decent' and free of all kinds of exploitation. CPEC and workers' rights. Share !and more »

CPEC coordination affected briefly by Nawaz' ouster, says Chinese diplomat Lijian Zhao - Daily Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – A senior Chinese diplomat on Friday admitted that the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif as prime minister disrupted coordination for China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) for a brief period of time. Lijian Zhao, Deputy Chief of Mission ...and more »