Category: News

Newsletter: Issue 13 (November 16, 2018)

This is a review of news and analysis pertaining to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and related regional connectivity and security issues, covering the period of September 14 – November 14, 2018.

/ November 16, 2018

Newsletter: Issue 12 (September 14, 2018)

This is a review of news and analysis pertaining to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and related regional connectivity and security issues, covering the period of August 16 - September 13, 2018.

/ September 14, 2018

Newsletter: Issue 11 (August 16, 2018)

This is a review of news and analysis pertaining to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and related regional connectivity and security issues, covering the period of July 11 - August 15, 2018.

/ August 16, 2018

Newsletter: Issue 10 (July 12, 2018)

This is a review of news and analysis pertaining to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and related regional connectivity and security issues, covering the period of June 27 - July 10, 2018.

/ July 12, 2018

Another Chinese company joins the growing pack of automobile manufacturers in Pakistan

The state-owned Chang’an Automobile Group has entered into agreement with Master Motors, a Pakistani manufacturer of light trucks and busses, to assemble sports utility vehicles and light trucks, according to the Pakistan Construction & Quarry trade publication. The plant will be...

/ July 12, 2018

Thar lignite to fuel Pakistan’s first ultra-supercritical power plant

Lucky Cement, Pakistan’s largest cement company by installed capacity, has attained financial close on a 660MW, $1.08 lignite-fueled power plant that will be located in Port Qasim, Sindh. The plant, when completed, will be the first ultra-supercritical power plant in...

/ July 12, 2018

Bangladeshi Official Labels Opposition ‘Pro-Pakistan and Pro-China’

In a visit to New Delhi, Hossain Toufique Imam, an aide to Sheikh Hasina Wajed, the prime minister of Bangladesh, said that the embattled Bangladesh Nationalist Party or BNP has been an “anti-India” party “right from the beginning” and “tried...

/ July 12, 2018

Caretaker finance minister leads CPEC review

Caretaker governments are in power in Pakistan, but they, along with the permanent bureaucracy, continue to keep the CPEC train chugging along. Last week, Balochistan Chief Minister Alauddin Marri led a business forum in Quetta that brought together Chinese business...

/ July 12, 2018

Concerns over investments expressed at Balochistan forum

Chinese investors and officials continue to hold high-level meetings in Pakistan with the caretaker officials and bureaucrats. At a business forum in Quetta last week, Chinese officials pressed for the removal of red tape hindering investment related to CPEC, stating that investors faced difficulty...

/ July 12, 2018

Anti-corruption body orders investigation into Gwadar land allotments

Retired Supreme Court Justice Javed Iqbal, who presently serves as chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), ordered the anti-corruption body to investigate the allotment of thousands of acres of land in a Gwadar-area industrial zone, according to Dunya News. Unnamed NAB officials told...

/ July 11, 2018