CPEC not a burden; relations with China will never fray: Pakistan

The CPEC is a multi-billion dollar development project, with a planned network of roads, railways and energy projects linking China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region with Pakistan's strategic Gwadar Port on the Arabian Sea

Nov 24, 2019, 07:52 AM IST

United States warns Pakistan of CPEC project, says it will take toll on its economy

The US said that the lack of transparency in the CPEC could foster corruption and increase the project cost, thereby resulting in an even heavier debt burden for Pakistan.

Nov 22, 2019, 20:34 PM IST

Pakistan attaches great importance to projects taken under CPEC: Imran Khan

The CPEC, which connects Gwadar Port in Balochistan with China's Xinjiang province, is the flagship project of Chinese President Xi Jinping's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative.

Jun 21, 2019, 09:17 AM IST

Pakistan suppressing critical voices against CPEC, US lawmakers told

At the very local level, people who critique CPEC are often labelled as terrorists, said researcher Shamila Chaudhary, who served in the previous Obama Administration.

May 14, 2019, 08:23 AM IST

Incidents of bride trafficking by Chinese men in Pakistan causes alarm

New York-based international NGO Human Rights Watch has raised concern of Pakistani girls being trafficked by Chinese men - often with the lure of money, visa or both.

May 05, 2019, 20:45 PM IST

China wants to have permanent military presence in Africa through CPEC: US Commander

The OBOR is Chinese President Xi Jinping's multi-billion project that focuses on improving connectivity and cooperation among Asian countries, Africa and Europe. 

Mar 08, 2019, 18:39 PM IST

Pakistan to make economic zones under CPEC more investor friendly

Both China and Pakistan have agreed to make CPEC focus on industrial cooperation after the first five-year early harvest period since 2013.

Feb 05, 2019, 10:47 AM IST

Pakistan puts major CPEC power project on hold, asks China to delete it from list

According to a report in Pakistan-based Dawn News, the country's government will shut down several other schemes under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP).

Jan 14, 2019, 10:00 AM IST

Pakistan dismisses 'military dimension' to CPEC, says project with China all about economy

CPEC is just a bilateral economic project, which is not aimed against any third country, says Pakistan.

Dec 28, 2018, 17:33 PM IST

China says more talks needed on economic aid for Pakistan

Pakistan's foreign reserves have plunged 42 percent since the start of the year and now stand at about $8 billion, or less than two months of import cover.

Nov 03, 2018, 13:33 PM IST

Pakistan, China dismiss India’s ‘territorial integrity’ protest over CPEC bus service

According to reports, the new bus service will be launched between Lahore in Pakistan and Kashgar in China via Pakistan-occupied Kashmir on November 13.

Nov 02, 2018, 16:07 PM IST

Imran Khan arrives in China on maiden visit for talks on CPEC, IMF bailout

Imran Khan is looking for financial help from China despite approaching IMF for a bailout package for its crumbling economy.

Nov 02, 2018, 10:14 AM IST

India lodges strong protests with Pakistan, China over PoK bus service

Ministry of External Affairs has warned that the proposed bus service would be a violation of India's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Oct 31, 2018, 23:35 PM IST

China denies CPEC is reason for Pakistan economy's current crumbling state

China claims CPEC is for the economic good of its 'all-weather friend' Pakistan.

Oct 23, 2018, 19:23 PM IST

Pakistan ready to share details of CPEC debts with IMF for bailout package

 Pakistan's current year debt repayments were about USD 9 billion but obviously it would not entirely be available from the IMF.

Oct 14, 2018, 17:19 PM IST

Increasing Chinese involvement disastrous for Pakistan’s economy, warns IMF

IMF has been critical of providing further loans since most of it could go in repaying the debts to China accrued in the 'Silk Road' project.

Oct 10, 2018, 14:50 PM IST

Balochistan will be given its due share in CPEC, assures Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has assured that Balochistan will be given its due share in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

Oct 06, 2018, 20:34 PM IST

Rising US-China tensions good opportunity for us: Pakistan

Islamabad has been trying to deepen ties with China in recent years as relations with the United States remain on tenterhooks. 

Oct 04, 2018, 13:15 PM IST

Military ties backbone of Sino-Pakistan relationship: Chinese general

Pakistan has deepened ties with China in recent years as relations with the United States have frayed.

Sep 19, 2018, 07:51 AM IST

Pakistan Army chief General Bajwa visits China after 'Silk Road' tension

Bajwa is the most senior Pakistani figure to visit staunch ally China since the new government of Prime Minister Imran Khan took office in August.

Sep 17, 2018, 09:11 AM IST