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[13 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

ISLAMABAD: Secretariat of the all-important China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which is considered a game changer for Pakistan and also otherwise tops the list of government’s priorities, is facing severe shortage of human resource and expertise.
Not only that there is no project director for CPEC for the last several months but it is also short of experts and specialists needed to provide required secretariat support. Presently, the CPEC project wing in the Planning Commission comprises hardly a few officers.
Maj Gen ® Dr Zahir Shah, who was the first project director …

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[13 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Shezad Baloch in The Express Tribune, April 13th, 2017.
(The writer is a research student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication)
It is hard to imagine going without clean drinking water for 15 to 20 days consecutively, but for the citizens of Gwadar, it is a fact of life. Residents of this coastal city get clean drinking water for just one hour, every two to three weeks. For poor people this means rationing potable water to make it last from one distribution to the next, while …

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[9 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Sheraz Rathore in Daily Times, Feb 9, 2017
ISLAMABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Farooq Haider’s claim regarding funding of the Mansehra-Muzaffarabad-Mangla road by China has proved to be false, as the Planning Commission has refuted the claim.
A news item was released by the press secretary to the AJK PM on Tuesday, claiming that China has approved funds for the construction of Mansehra-Muzaffarabad-Mangla road under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), and that work would soon start on the highway.
When contacted, a senior officer of the Ministry of Planning …

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[22 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]

LAHORE: NA Speaker Ayaz Sadiq has said CPEC and Gwadar projects have more ‘internal’ threats than external.
“The CPEC and Gwadar projects have external threats but they have more internal. Our agenda should be Pakistan and not a personality. Media should boycott those defaming Pakistan,” Mr Sadiq said.
At a seminar here on Saturday, he said the army, media and other institutions had played their role in strengthening the country. He said the PTI’s boycott of the parliament session did not reflect well on the visiting Turkish guests. The parliament did not …