China unveils rail network upgrade, gas pipeline plans for Pakistan

Beijing: China will invest about $8.5 billion to upgrade Pakistan’s rail network and to build a key gas pipeline with Iran to meet the country’s energy needs. The Central Development Working Party (CDWP), a Pakistan body to authorise major projects, on Wednesday approved the two projects worth $10 billion. China will provide loans equivalent to […]

Chahbahar and Gwadar

Ikram Sehgal  What a coincidence of history that Alexander the Great 2500 years ago followed roughly the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) down the Indus before marching west along the coast to Tiz (later renamed Tis), an ancient port between Chahbahar and Gwadar. The recent tripartite India-Iran-Afghanistan transit trade agreement envisages Chahbahar countering CPEC’s being an […]

Pak-China review progress of 1320 MW power plant at Port Qasim

Islamabad: A meeting between Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal and President Power China Du Chungou held in Islamabad today. The meeting reviewed progress on 1320 MW power plant at Port Qasim and expressed satisfaction over the pace of work on the project. The Minister said, this power plant was a flagship project of China Pakistan Economic […]