Entries by Owais Orakzai

China vows high quality construction of CPEC

BEIJING/CHINA: Pakistan and China had agreed to continue high-quality construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and strengthen coordination on international and regional affairs during the third round of Foreign Ministers Strategic Dialogue, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Monday. The dialogue was held in, southwest China’s Sichuan Province last week, in which Foreign Minister […]

Pakistan rejects Indian minister’s CPEC claim

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has categorically rejected “baseless and irresponsible” remarks made by Indian state minister for external affairs in the Indian Parliament regarding the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, situation in Afghanistan and the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). “Regurgitation of false and fabricated claims by India can neither change the facts nor divert attention from India’s illegal […]

IT exports cross record $2bn mark

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s exports of information technology grew by 47.4 per cent to cross the $2 billion mark for the first time in the country’s history in the outgoing fiscal year. In absolute terms, the IT exports reached $2.12bn in 2020-21 as against $1.44bn in the preceding year, according to data released by Commerce Ministry on […]

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Istanbul-Tehran-Islamabad (ITI) train to resume operations soon

The national railways of Turkey, Iran, and Pakistan have unanimously agreed to resume regular operations of the Istanbul-Tehran-Islamabad (ITI) container train soon. According to news sources, all necessary preparations for the container train line have been met. The ITI corridor was first launched in 2009. The framework existed within the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO). The […]

10 Benefits that CPEC Brings to Pakistan

1. Quaid-e-Azam Solar Power Park Bahawalpur – The Largest Solar Power Plant: The 100MW Solar Power Park in Bahawalpur has generated not just jobs but the cleanest and the most reliable source of energy to Pakistan, thanks to the collaboration of the governments of China and Pakistan. This unique solar project, is the biggest solar producer […]

Pakistan, China resolve to strengthen strategic partnership

 Pakistan and China on Wednesday reaffirmed their resolve to further strengthen their bilateral strategic partnership. A joint statement issued after the conclusion of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s two-day visit to Beijing said that the two sides reaffirmed their support on issues concerning each other’s core interests. “Chinese leaders expressed solidarity with Pakistan in safeguarding its […]

CPEC a harbinger of prosperity for Pakistan: Khusro Bakhtyar

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – The 58th progress review meeting of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects was held on Friday under the Chairmanship of Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Mukhdum Khusro Bakhtyar. Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing, DCPC Dr. Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, Secretary Planning Zafar Hasan, representatives from Chinese enterprises and senior officials from relevant […]

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Govt misses deadlines to put CPEC projects on track

ISLAMABAD:  The government has missed the deadlines set to put the delayed China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects back on track despite the instructions given by Prime Minister Imran Khan but China has once again expressed the resolve to remain committed to the multibillion-dollar strategic initiative. Pakistan and China on Friday jointly reviewed progress on all […]

India’s new nightmares: CPEC and AJK?

Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Thursday said that the Indian Army is all set to free Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) from Pakistan clutches and make it an integral part of India along with Indian Occupied Kashmir. However, decisions like these come under the jurisdiction of Central Government. The irony is that these […]