Entries by Owais Orakzai

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 […]

CPEC’s second phase can put Pakistan’s economy back on track

ISLAMABAD: With the completion of major infrastructure and energy projects, the first phase of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which has helped Pakistan manage huge deficits in the energy sector and transportation infrastructure, is coming to an end. Before CPEC, Pakistan was going through the worst load on power management and according to the government of Pakistan, […]

PM Imran assures China of CPEC projects’ speedy execution

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday Pakistan was committed to timely completion of projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and hoped that more Chinese companies would make investments in the country. During his meeting with visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, the prime minister highlighted the importance of the proposed CPEC authority […]

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‘Reports of CPEC Authority’s rejection incorrect’

CPEC Parliamentary Committee Chairman Sher Ali Arbab has upheld the decision of formation of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority, saying there is complete unanimity among the respective lawmakers that CPEC authority is to be established. Rejecting reports of CPEC Authority of being opposed, Arbab said the committee took stock of various feasibilities and options to keep […]