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The Pakistani government has recently re-approached Chinese officials on the issue but no information has leaked out in the public domain on their exchanges. (Reuters/HT Archive)

Pak caught in China's debt-trap diplomacy, seeks relief from 'iron ally': Report

ANI | , Islamabad
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 08:41 AM IST
Pakistani officials are also reportedly asking their Chinese counterparts to decelerate agreed plans to build even more power plants that would add to the overcapacity problem.
The mega-project, with an initial outlay of $ 46 billion, envisages CPEC as a hub with Gwadar’s port, energy, transport infrastructure and industrial cooperation as its four main spokes.(REUTERS)
The mega-project, with an initial outlay of $ 46 billion, envisages CPEC as a hub with Gwadar’s port, energy, transport infrastructure and industrial cooperation as its four main spokes.(REUTERS)

CPEC: China’s designs, Pakistan’s ambivalence, and India’s opposition

By Sujan Chinoy
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 08:35 PM IST
Economic motivation apart, China seeks to use the CPEC to consolidate its presence in a disputed region. If internal instability overwhelms Pakistan in the future, the CPEC affords China an opportunity to claim Hunza on the basis of specious historical records.
Information minister in PM Imran Khan’s cabinet Shibli Faraz has announced that Asim Bajwa would come out with an explanation on his family business.(Agencies/Facebook)
Information minister in PM Imran Khan’s cabinet Shibli Faraz has announced that Asim Bajwa would come out with an explanation on his family business.(Agencies/Facebook)

Lt Gen Bajwa will explain, says Imran Khan’s minister after corruption scandal hits home

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Aloke Tikku
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 09:01 PM IST
The corruption scandal has come as a huge embarrassment to Prime Minister Imran Khan who appointed Lt Gen Bajwa to oversee implementation of the CPEC project as well as the PM’s special assistant on media
A Social media campaign on Twitter trend with Hashtag #SaveRiversSaveAJK was also launched to highlight the issue on global platform.(ANI)
A Social media campaign on Twitter trend with Hashtag #SaveRiversSaveAJK was also launched to highlight the issue on global platform.(ANI)

Anti-China protests held in PoK against illegal construction of dams

Muzaffarabad, PoK | By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 08:00 AM IST
A massive protest rally was held by residents to condemn illegal construction of Neelum Jhelum and Kohala Hydro power projects. The protesters highlighted environmental impacts caused by the dams constructed by Pakistan and China.
An offshore drilling platform stands in shallow waters near the Causeway islands at the Manifa offshore oilfield, operated by Saudi Aramco, in Manifa, Saudi Arabia.(Bloomberg)
An offshore drilling platform stands in shallow waters near the Causeway islands at the Manifa offshore oilfield, operated by Saudi Aramco, in Manifa, Saudi Arabia.(Bloomberg)

Saudi Arabia to set up $10 billion oil refinery in Pakistan

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2019 05:39 PM IST
Pakistan wants to attract investment and other financial support to tackle a soaring current account deficit caused partly by rising oil prices.
Pakistan’s railway minister, Sheikh Rasheed, says he will reduce a Chinese-funded $8.2 billion rail investment plan by $2 billion(Bloomberg)
Pakistan’s railway minister, Sheikh Rasheed, says he will reduce a Chinese-funded $8.2 billion rail investment plan by $2 billion(Bloomberg)

Pakistan can’t afford any further debt with China

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2018 07:27 PM IST
China’s CPEC and Pakistan’s borrowing have created a dependency syndrome
Pakistan Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa (pictured) arrived at Beijing on a three-day official visit on Sunday.(Reuters)
Pakistan Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa (pictured) arrived at Beijing on a three-day official visit on Sunday.(Reuters)

Pakistan Army chief holds talks with Chinese counterpart on CPEC, defence ties

Beijing | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2018 11:45 PM IST
Both China and Pakistan’s new government led by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan denied reports of differences over the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at the closing session of the National People’s Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in March.(Reuters Photo)
Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at the closing session of the National People’s Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in March.(Reuters Photo)

Xi defends Belt and Road Initiative, says China has no geo-political calculations

Press Trust of India, Beijing | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2018 02:44 PM IST
Touted as Xi’s pet project, the BRI has become a major stumbling block in India-China relations as the controversial $50 billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor has been listed as its ‘flagship project’.
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