Entries by Obortunity Research


Media urged to play role in success of CPEC by discarding negative perception

ISLAMABAD: Local and international media have a pivotal role in ensuring successful execution of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects by discarding propaganda of anti-CPEC and anti-Pakistan elements. “CPEC has become an important element of Pak-China friendship and its success would be great depending upon the dissemination of correct information regarding the corridor,” Project Director […]

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Karachi Expo Centre to be re-modelled for CPEC

Karachi: Federal government initiated remodeling and expansion of the Karachi Expo Centre (KEC) at the cost of Rs 8 billion within next four years to accommodate growing number of exhibitors and visitors. The purpose of the expansion was to make the Expo Centre compatible with China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Groundbreaking ceremony of the project was […]

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China-Pakistan Economic Corridor developed faster than expected: Chinese experts

BEIJING : The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has developed faster than expected: Chinese experts, but political stability in Pakistan will be the backbone of future sustainable growth, experts said Wednesday. The recent inauguration of a superhighway project under the CPEC will improve regional connectivity, which will be a positive outcome of the multi-billion-dollar project, Zhou […]

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How China’s Belt And Road Just Got A Big Boost From Europe’s TIR Convention

In 2016, China became a member of the UN’s TIR Convention, which enables transporters to ship goods through 73 partner countries by truck with just a single customs inspection, but it wasn’t until this month that their participation officially went into effect. On May 18th, a caravan of trucks with large blue and white TIR plates departed in a ceremonial […]


Mob attacks historic Ahmadi worship place in Sialkot

KARACHI:  A charged mob consisting of hundreds, including district officials, on Thursday razed two historic Ahmadi sites in Sialkot. The men razed the sites in the early hours of Thursday claiming that the structures were ‘illegal’. Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya (JA) press in-charge Aamir Mehmood told The Express Tribune that a 500-strong mob destroyed the Ahmadi worship place Baitul […]

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CPEC: CDWP clears Pakistan Railways’ Mainline-I project at $3.4b cost

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan haphazardly cleared on Thursday the Pakistan Railways ’ Mainline-I project of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) at an initial price tag of $3.4 billion, as ambiguity remains over financing, scope and exact cost of the ‘strategic project’. The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) recommended the project for final approval of the Executive Committee of […]

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Chinese Embassy awards 89 need-based scholarships

Chinese embassy has extended need-based scholarships to NUML students who are unable to meet their education expenses. Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing distributed cheques of the Chinese Embassy Scholarships among 89 deserving students during his visit to National University of Modern Languages (NUML). China is keen on promoting education in Pakistan, Ambassador Jing said. “These scholarships […]

Indian lobby at World Bank frustrates Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the World Bank have failed to reach an agreement on a way forward to address the former’s concerns over violation of the Indus Waters Treaty by India, as a strong Indian lobby in Washington again frustrated the latest push to stop New Delhi from violating the treaty. “An agreement on the way forward […]


Gwadar: From ghost town to gold rush town

From the sky, Gwadar (gold rush town) looks like a dust bowl as the ATR aircraft, which regularly flies along the Makran coast from Karachi, circles in for landing. The new airport, currently being designed, will be the largest in Pakistan once it is completed, but for now one has to settle for the old airport. Its VIP […]