Archive for the ‘Pakistan’ Category

Uzbekistan’s Planned Rail Project To Afghanistan and Gawadar

Via Frontier Post, an article on Uzbekistan’s plan to develop a rail  project from Termez via Mazar e Sharif and Peshawar to Gawadar: Ambassador of Uzbekistan to Washington DC Mr Javion Vakhabov while speaking at United States Institute of Peace (USIP) stated that Uzbekistan is working to implement its desire of building rail road from Uzbek […]

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China-Pakistan Fiber Optic Cable Becomes Operational

Via The Nation, a report on the recent completion of a new fiber connection between Pakistan and China: Beijing-China-Pakistan Fiber Optic Project (CPFOP), the major project of digital connectivity between China and Pakistan, has started and for the first time fiber optic cable has become operational between the two countries.  This project is considered to […]

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China’s Pipeline Dream In Pakistan

Via The Lowry Institute, a report on China’s plan to transport oil across the Himalayas: The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is one of the flagship projects of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). It initially attracted US$46 billion in investment, which was later increased to $62 billion by April 2017, to support large-scale “infrastructure construction” and industrial development, […]

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Pakistan’s CPEC Obsession: Boon Or Bane?

Via Eurasia Review, commentary on CPEC: Since its inception, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has evoked a lot of interest among the policymakers, analysts, and strategists around the world. While the ruling elite in Pakistan considers it a boon that would transform Pakistan’s future, many analysts have viewed it as a Chinese game-plan to turn […]

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Pakistan Seeks Relief From China Over Belt and Road

Courtesy of The Financial Times (subscription required), a report on Pakistan’s efforts to renegotiate repayment after claiming costs of power plants were inflated Pakistan is trying to renegotiate Belt and Road repayments after it alleged that Chinese companies had inflated power project costs by billions of dollars. The renegotiation talks began after Islamabad released a […]

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Turkmenistan: Reviving TAPI

Via Eurasianet, a look at Turkmenistan’s recent efforts to revive TAPI: After months of silence on the matter, attention in Ashgabat has turned again to the current state of affairs with the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India natural gas pipeline. Myratgeldy Meredov, a deputy chairman of the Cabinet, assured the president at a government meeting on May 29 that the project […]

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