Entries by Faisal Wahab

PM Imran Khan appoints former Silicon Valley & IBM Executive as Chairperson for Special Technology Zones Authority (STZA)

Prime Minister Imran Khan has appointed Amer Ahmed Hashmi as Chairperson for the Special Technology Zones Authority (STZA), according to a notification issued by the cabinet division on Wednesday, 9th December 2020.   In accordance with the Ordinance for the establishment of Special Technology Zones Authority on December 02, 2020 by President Arif Alvi, the […]

CPEC projects expected to pick up pace soon

Minister for Economic Affairs Khusro Bakhtyar on Wednesday expressed hope that implementation of projects under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework would be expedited. Bakhtyar hoped that the joint cooperation committee meeting that is scheduled for December would be successful and that the implementation of important socioeconomic, energy, transport, infrastructure and special economic zone projects would […]

Govt Approves Gwadar Smart City Master Plan

According to the Federal Secretary Maritime Affairs, Rizwan Ahmed, the government has approved the Gwadar Smart City Master Plan. According to reports, Gwadar’s economic output is expected to exceed $30 billion, while creating up to 1.2 million jobs for skilled workers. Rizwan Ahmed briefed the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in a meeting chaired by MNA, […]

Rs38bn cross-border optic fibre project under CPEC cleared

The Central Develo­pment Working Party (CDWP) on Wednesday cleared five development projects at a cumulative cost of about Rs54 billion including Rs38bn second phase of a project for laying cross-border optic fibre cable with China. At a meeting presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, the CDWP itself approved four development projects […]

Pakistan, China finalise Gwadar projects for upcoming JCC

The 5th meeting of Pakistan China Joint Working Group (JWG) on Gwadar has finalized deliverable projects which would be placed before the next Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) of CPEC. The JWG meeting, held through a video link in Islamabad on Monday, was co-chaired by Ministry of Planning, Development, & Special Initiatives Secretary Mathar Niaz Rana […]

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BRI’s Socio-Cultural Vision: China-Pakistan Film Collaboration

Collaboration in the film industry has the potential to elevate people-to-people cooperation and understanding between Beijing and Islamabad, which have already been consolidated by the joint projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), such as the recently completed Orange Line Metro in Lahore, a Beijing-based Pakistani analyst told after two movies from her country made […]