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ISLAMABAD: A Senate special committee on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will meet here on Friday (tomorrow) to review a number of projects. The committee will also get a briefing on investments being made by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Gwadar. According to the agenda of the...
ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Finance has raised objections over diversion of Rs24 billion funds from the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and other initiatives towards discretionary programme for parliamentarians under SDGs achievement programme and sought certification from the Planning Division for not revising upward the development budget. After objections by...
ISLAMABAD: The Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiyar said Pakistan is keen to enhance the scope of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in the domain of socioeconomic development and agriculture sectors keeping in view the potential of growth in these sectors. He expressed these remarks while meeting...
FAISALABAD:  Following an improvement in the security situation, Pakistan government is striving to attract maximum foreign direct investment (FDI) despite daunting internal challenges, said United Kingdom House of Commons member Faisal Rasheed. Speaking to a meeting at the Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI), Rasheed revealed that he had established...
BEIJING:  The huge investment package amounting to $20 billion signed between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia during the visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is the largest in the history of Pakistan and carries extraordinary significance. During the visit of the Saudi crown prince to Pakistan, the two sides signed...
Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing Thursday met Prime Minister Imran Khan and said the next stage of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would focus on investing in and buying more from Pakistan. The ambassador updated the prime minister on the CPEC projects and said Pakistan and China...
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China on Wednesday vowed to expedite Gwadar developments and improve cooperation in agriculture and industrial sectors under the corridor projects, but restrained from giving deadlines for completion. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led government is also giving indication that third-party countries such as Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries are showing...
ISLAMABAD:  India has been sceptical about the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) from its inception. It considers CPEC a stumbling block in the way of realising its dream of a great power in Asia. For the past two decades, India has been trying to achieve high economic growth, which is a pre-requisite...
LONDON: Chairman of Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs Mushahid Hussain Sayed has said China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is China’s vote of confidence in Pakistan and its promising future. Mushahid Hussain was speaking to students at the School of Oriental and African Studies at a seminar organised by Abdurrehman Chinoy, Co-President...
ISLAMABAD: The government is expected to offer a series of incentives to ensure the success of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and mobilise overseas Pakistanis to invest in Pakistan. A meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet has been summoned on Monday (today) to discuss a two-point agenda:...

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Slow growth in exports

The performance of exports in the first eight months of 2018-19 has been disappointing. According to the monthly trade statistics of the PBS the...