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Posts tagged "China Pakistan Economic Corridor"

Train service between Karachi, Peshawar to start in December

Railway minister also announced a Peshawar-Taxila tourist train service

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November 24, 2018


You can travel to China by bus from Nov 3 onwards

The bus will take you from Lahore to Kashgar

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October 28, 2018


Pakistan invites Saudi Arabia to become third partner in CPEC

CPEC projects in Pakistan value $62b

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September 20, 2018


Some lobbies not happy with CPEC: Ahsan Iqbal

KARACHI: Pakistan will become a hub of economic development with the help of China Pakistan Economic Corridor, said Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Monday. Addressing the inaugural session of a two-day CPEC summit, being hosted by Dawn Media Group in collaboration with the Ministry of Planning and Development at Bagh-i-Jinnah, he said the present era…

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April 23, 2018


Pakistan to be major contributor to BRI through CPEC: PM Abbasi

BEIJING: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that his government together with China looked forward to making Pakistan a major contributor to “building a community of shared future for mankind through China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).”       “Together with China, we look forward to making Pakistan a major contributor to ‘building a community of shared future…

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April 9, 2018


Govt releases Rs30 billion for Hakla-DI Khan expressway

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has released Rs30.435 billion for construction of Hakla to Dera Ismail Khan expressway under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2017-18. In PSDP 2017-18, the government had allocated Rs38 billion for the project, a latest data released by Planning Commission suggested. Work on the 285 kilometers section of western route of…

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March 6, 2018


CPEC is key to regional prosperity, sustainable peace: Janjua

ISLAMABAD: National Security Adviser (NSA) Lt General (R) Nasser Khan Janjua Thursday said China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is key to regional prosperity and to sustainable peace in the region. He was talking to Deputy General Secretary of the One Belt One Road Center, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Xu Wenhong. Besides the prospects of…

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March 1, 2018


Energy projects under CPEC included in active list: Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD:Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms, Prof Ahsan Iqbal on Wednesday said that under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) the energy projects are included in the active list with power capacity of 11110 MW. Speaking in the Senate during question hour, the minister said that Pakistan and China has agreed in May 2017 to adjust…

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February 21, 2018


PM again rules out prospects of early elections in country

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has once again ruled out the prospects of early elections in the country and has advised his political adversaries to wait for the upcoming polls. In an interview with a private TV Channel, he said Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has delivered in the last four and a half years….

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January 30, 2018


PM to inaugurate two-day Gwadar Expo today

GWADAR: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will inaugurate first International Gwadar Expo in Gwadar today. According to Radio Pakistan, Foreign personalities along with members of the diplomatic community and businessmen from across the globe would attend the two day event. The Prime Minister will also inaugurate the first phase of the Gwadar Free Zone. First…

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January 29, 2018


WEF engagements to generate billions of dollars worth business potentials in Pakistan: PM

DAVOS: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said the engagements at World Economic Forum will help to generate billions of dollars in business potentials in Pakistan. Addressing news conference in Davos on Thursday, he said Pakistan has engaged the business leaders, company leaders of telecom, automotive technology and health care sectors at WEF. Shahid Khaqan…

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January 26, 2018


PM invites foreign investors to explore economic, trade potential in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Monday said after successful completion of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, Pakistan was poised to serve as a hub for enhancing regional trade and connectivity especially for land-locked Afghanistan and the Central Asian states.  The prime minister was speaking to a delegation of International Federation of Freight…

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January 15, 2018


Parliamentary committee on CPEC briefed on project’s long-term plan

ISLAMABAD: The Parliamentary Committee on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) on Monday met under the chairmanship of Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed and received briefing on long-term plan of the project. Minister for Planning and Development, Ahsan Iqbal gave a briefing to the members of the committee regarding the long term plan of CPEC which has…

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December 11, 2017


Trade balance to improve in Pakistan’s favor after revised FTA with China: Sartaj

ISLAMABAD: Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Sartaj Aziz on Tuesday hoped that after finalization of revised Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Pakistan and China, the trade balance between the two countries is likely to be improved considerably and in favor of Pakistan. He said as a result of cooperation in agriculture sector, Pakistan would fetch an…

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November 28, 2017


3RD Media Forum to be held today to promote CPEC

ISLAMABAD: The third China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Media Forum will be held in Islamabad on Monday, November 27. The event will focus on promoting information and cultural corridor through the media to support and supplement CPEC. Among others, Minister for Maritime Affairs Senator Mir Hasil Bizenjo, Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb, Chairman Parliamentary Committee…

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November 27, 2017


Pak-China joint meeting on CPEC today

ISLAMABAD: The seventh ministerial level meeting of Joint Cooperation Committee on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is being held in Islamabad on Tuesday, November 21. The spokesperson of ministry of Planning Asim Khan said that joint working groups on Industrial Cooperation, Gwadar, Transport Infrastructure, energy and security will finalise proposals in their respective areas. He said these…

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November 21, 2017


Govt announces attractive terms in CPEC-related projects in SEZs

ISLAMABAD: The meeting of the Cabinet Committee on China Pakistan Economic Corridor was held in Islamabad with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the chair. The meeting discussed all the CEPC projects in detail including power and water supply, construction of Gwadar airport, free port, extension of the port and development of the Special Economic…

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November 18, 2017


Cabinet body seeks proposal on electricity import from Iran to meet Gwadar needs: Malik

ISLAMABAD: The Cabinet Committee on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Friday assigned the ministry concerned to submit a detailed proposal regarding the import of electricity from Iran to specifically meet the future needs of Gwadar. Briefing the media about the proceedings of the meeting of the cabinet committee held under the chair of Prime Minister…

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November 17, 2017


Gilgit-Baltistan highly important to CPEC: Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said Gilgit-Baltistan and its highways have central importance in reference to China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). He was talking to Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman in Islamabad. He said the government is taking concrete measures to promote tourism in Gilgit-Baltistan. He said the federal government will fully…

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August 18, 2017


Thar Coal project to start operation ahead of deadline

ISLAMABAD: First phase of Thar Coal-Fired Power Projects is likely to begin commercial operations by June 2019 about four months ahead of its deadline. This was stated in a briefing to the media visiting the site of the project to witness the progress of the ambitious projects. According to a statement received here on Thursday,…

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July 27, 2017


US travel advisory not in consonance with positive development: Pakistan

WASHINGTON: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Chaudhry urged US multinational firms to take advantage of the favorable investment climate in the country, saying the US travel advisory for Pakistan was not in consonance with the positive development there. The ambassador was talking to the representatives of the US multinational firms at a luncheon…

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July 22, 2017

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