Gwadar Airport, Expressway ground breaking this year : Ahsan

Islamabad:Minister for Planning, Development and Reform, Ahsan Iqbal said on Monday that groundbreaking of Gwadar International Airport and Expressway would be performed this year. “Three routes to link Gwadar with rest of the country would be made available by December 2016,” he made these remarks while talking to a delegation of Gwadar Press Club which […]

CPEC: Stay the course

By Masood Khan The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is on track. To recap, the CPEC has 1+4 components – the Corridor itself plus the Gwadar Port, infrastructure development, energy and industrial cooperation. The mega-project is being implemented under the watch of the Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) comprising China’s National Development Reform Commission and Pakistan’s Planning, […]

CPEC: tough road ahead

When a project as huge as the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is implemented, issues are bound to arise especially in a country like Pakistan, where inefficiency, corruption and political instability plague the system. The CPEC is worth close to $46 billion, almost twice as much as Pakistan’s total foreign exchange reserves, and has been cited […]