Sunday, December 06, 2020


CPEC Authority bill passed by Pak NA panel

ISLAMABAD:The National Assembly Standing Committee on Planning and Development cleared the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority Bill 2020 with majority despite members belonging to the opposition parties strongly opposed the bill.

Imran to launch 'mega CPEC City' project on Nov 18

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will launch work on a mega-development project under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on November 18.

Pak opposition parties form alliance to oust govt

ISLAMABAD:Pakistan's major opposition parties announced that they have formed an alliance to demand the ousting of the incumbent Imran Khan-led government, it was reported on Monday.

China, Pakistan jointly testing deadly pathogens

NEW DELHI/BEIJING:Under the garb of Xi Jinping's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), China's Wuhan Institute of Virology and Pakistan Army's Defense Science & Technology Organization are conducting experiments on deadly pathogens to expand potential bio-warfare capabilities.

SEZ project under CPEC to change region's destiny: Imran

ISLAMABAD:Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the Rashakai special economic zone (SEZ) to be developed under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) will change the destiny of the region by bringing in employment opportunities.

Pak FM leaves for 2-day China visit

ISLAMABAD:Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Thursday left for a two-day visit to China to attend the second round of the China-Pakistan Foreign Ministers Strategic Dialogue.

Pakistan enhances security of CPEC: Army

ISLAMABAD:The Pakistan Army has said that security of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has been further enhanced.

CPEC projects unaffected by COVID-19: Officials

ISLAMABAD:China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects have emained unscathed by the COVID-19 pandemic, officials and think tank representatives said.
The remark was made on Thursday at a webinar attended by experts of Chinese and Pakistani think tanks, reports Dawn news.

Iran-India send 1st shipment of Afghan goods via Chabahar to China

NEW DELHI/TEHRAN:As Tehran's relationship with Washington remains fidgety, it is walking a tightrope in its bilateral relationships with the US' rival, China and ally, India.

CPEC to be game changer for Pak's Balochistan: Experts

ISLAMABAD:The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will be a game changer for Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province, according to experts.
The observation was made by speakers at a webinar on "Security and Development in Balochistan: Existing Dynamics and Way Ahead" on Thursday, reports Xinhua news agency.

Pak Army's role in seizing Baloch gold mines

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD:Prime Minister Imran Khan's commitment to set up a commission to investigate how Pakistan ended up owing around $6 billion to a mining company, which discovered gold and copper in Balochistan, has found no takers. Reason: Army's 'neck-deep' role in seizing control of the mines at the cost of Pakistan's economy.
Last year, in a major dispute, the World Bank's International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) asked Pakistan to pay the massive penalty, that is two per cent of its GDP, to Tethyan Copper Company (TCC), a multinational mining giant.

China to always stand by Pakistan: Xi Jinping

NEW DELHI/BEIJING:While the world is battling coronavirus pandemic, President Xi Jinping, in a diplomatic message to India, has said that China will always stand by Pakistan regardless of international pressure.

US invited to invest in CPEC: Pak official

ISLAMABAD:A top Pakistani official has said that the US has been invited to invest in projects of the multi billion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as Washington expressed keen interest in increasing trade relations with Islamabad.

Pak appoints retired army general as CPEC Authority head

ISLAMABAD:Pakistan has appointed a retired army general as the first chairman of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Authority, formed in October to ensure timely completion of the multi-billion corridor project.

FATF credibility at stake if it doesn't downgrade Pak

NEW DELHI:Predictably, "brotherly countries" China, Turkey and Malaysia have backed Pakistan over the countrys "risk assessment study" at the FATF meeting being held in Paris, and are likely to vote against a downgrade to the black list.

China reaffirms support to Pakistan on Kashmir

NEW YORK: China reaffirmed its support to Pakistan on the Kashmir issue during a meeting between Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Prime Minister Imran Khan on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly here.

Imran orders authorities to expedite CPEC work

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed authorities to expedite work on half a dozen projects of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that have been facing significant delays.

Pakistan committed to completing CPEC, supports China on core issues: Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani said on Friday that Pakistan is committed to completing the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and will support China over issues of its core interests.