Entries by Maaz Orakzai

Parliamentary body reviews progress of CPEC

The Parliamentary Committee on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) met here to discuss various matters of the mega project including China Pakistan Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA) Phase-II and Afghan Pakistan Preferential Trade Agreement (APPTA) agreement. The committee also deliberated upon the issues pertaining to Special Economic Zones (SEZs) Act, Rules and proposed regulations for Zone Enterprise […]

Chinese envoy impressed by CPEC Authority work

Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong said he reviewed projects under the China Pakistan Economic Cooperation with the CPEC Authority Chairman Lt Gen (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa. “Had a comprehensive review of the CPEC cooperation and discussed the way forward with Asim Saleem Bajwa,” the Chinese ambassador said in a tweet. He said, he was […]

Pakistan, China agree to expedite work on ML-1 project

Pakistan and China have agreed to accelerate efforts for early execution of Karachi-Peshawar Main Line-1 (ML-1) project. The understanding came at a meeting between Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed and Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong in the federal capital on Monday. The meeting discussed in detail matters of mutual interests, Pak-China relations and rail […]


Mounting Indian threats to CPEC

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is part of a broader Chinese project, the One Belt One Road (OBOR) program, which aims to reconstitute and expand the ancient Silk Road. The Chinese investment in the project is about USD50 billion and will produce a 2.5 percent increase in the Gross Domestic Product of Pakistan as well as […]

CM Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Speaker National Assembly discuss CPEC projects

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan called on Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser at Parliament House on Thursday and discussed China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects. Defence Minister Pervez Khattak and Energy Minister Omar Ayub were also present in the meeting. Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa briefed about the details of ongoing development projects in the […]