Pakistan’s development by-product of China’s global integration
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Pakistan’s development by-product of China’s global integration

LAHORE: China has undertaken the One Belt-One Road (OBOR), which is the path for increased connectivity through diplomacy, trade and economic cooperation. While global trade talks have stagnated, China seeks new trade routes and refurbishes old ones, helping developing countries restore physical and human infrastructure. In this emerging dynamics of a post-globalisation world, China is the adhesive that is resuscitating ancient trade routes, including more countries and regions, honing each
Baloch youth urged to benefit from CPEC
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Baloch youth urged to benefit from CPEC

QUETTA: President Ma­m­­no­on Hussain has said that the China-Pakistan Econo­mic Corridor will soon start bearing fruit for the people of Balochistan and urged the Baloch youth to learn Chinese language to be able to take maximum benefit from the CPEC projects being built in the province. The president arrived in Sibi on Sunday to speak at a local bodies’ convention and later as a chief guest at the annual Sibi
Over 92,000 foreigners visit Pakistan since launch of CPEC
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Over 92,000 foreigners visit Pakistan since launch of CPEC

ISLAMABAD: Since the start of ground work on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the flagship multi-billion dollar project of “One Belt and One Road Initiative," more than 39,000 Chinese came to Pakistan in past five years. More than 92,204 visas were issued by the government of Pakistan to foreign nationals in an apparent effort to expand foreign investment, business opportunities and tourism in the country during this period. Over 120
First container service commences at Gwadar port under CPEC
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First container service commences at Gwadar port under CPEC

KARACHI: The first-ever container vessel MS Tiger, under the China-Pakistan Economic Project (CPEC), arrived at Gwadar Port on Wednesday, said a statement by the Pakistan Navy (PN). Pakistan Navy ships PNS Dehshat and PNS Karar escorted MS Tiger to Gwadar Port. The new ship container service, Karachi Gwadar Gulf Express, will connect Gwadar Port with the Middle East hub of Jebel Ali as well as the neighbouring UAE ports of
Modi should join CPEC, stop selling 'pipe dream' of quadrilateral alternative, says former official
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Modi should join CPEC, stop selling ‘pipe dream’ of quadrilateral alternative, says former official

A former Indian official has said that India should join the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and the Modi-led government of the Hindu-majority country should stop selling India the pipe dream of an alternative connectivity project by the “Quadrilateral” of the US, Japan, Australia and India. Sudheendra Kulkarni, who served at the Indian Prime Minister Office during former leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s tenure, made the remarks in an opinion piece for
Governance innovation and land disputes
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Governance innovation and land disputes

Last week, I visited Chakwal for some work. At the deputy commissioner’s office, I was invited as an observer to an unusual meeting. All the district revenue administration and police leadership were present and providing an update on something called Revenue-Police Committees, set up in each tehsil of Chakwal district. These committees, established only three months ago at the direction of the DC and the district police officer, objectively look
State of education: Report takes stock of Punjab’s 5-year education performance
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State of education: Report takes stock of Punjab’s 5-year education performance

LAHORE: Despite reforms and progress, the province needs to make efforts, especially for the retention of students beyond primary, girls’ education and capacity for utilising the budgetary funds. This was the crux of the views expressed by the speakers at the launching ceremony of the report titled 2013-2018 Five Years of Education Reform: Punjab Wins, Losses and Challenges for the Future 2018-2023 by Alif Ailaan at the 90-Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam on Wednesday.
This new effort aims to scale up maternal and newborn health innovations
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This new effort aims to scale up maternal and newborn health innovations

SEATTLE and SAN FRANCISCO — When clinicians follow best practices in the administration of oxytocin and magnesium sulfate, they can prevent postpartum hemorrhage, preeclampsia, and eclampsia — the leading causes of pregnancy-related deaths. The Seattle-based Shift Labs, Inc. developed the DripAssist Infusion Rate Monitor to administer these medications during labor. The tool was designed for — and in consultation with — women in low resources settings who are disproportionately affected
Shahbaz rule marks revolutionary policies, innovation
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Shahbaz rule marks revolutionary policies, innovation

LAHORE: Shahbaz Sharif, as the Punjab chief minister, introduced revolutionary policies and adopted procedural innovations in almost every sector, contrary to the propaganda that he focuses only on transport infrastructure. While his critics blamed him for ignoring the health sector, Shahbaz has more to his credit than any other provincial head in the health, education, agriculture, law and order, social welfare and woman sectors, communication infrastructure and last but not
Pakistan turns down cheaper loan offer from Japan
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Pakistan turns down cheaper loan offer from Japan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has turned down a loan offer from Japan for infrastructure projects at cheaper rates compared to Chinese lending for the economic corridor, arguing the country’s loan portfolio has already gone up sharply and it needs no more credit for such projects. Talking to The Express Tribune, a senior government official revealed that the Japanese government had earlier approached Pakistan with interest in joining the $57-billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor