CPEC bus service: Pak rejects India’s protests over bus service

CPEC bus service: Pak rejects India’s protests over bus service

Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday rejected protests by India against a bus service between Pakistan and China passing through Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) under the ambitious CPEC project. According to reports, the new bus service will be launched between Lahore in Pakistan and Kashgar in China via PaK on November 3. “We reject the Indian Ministry […]

Imran Khan to make first official visit to China in November

Imran Khan to make first official visit to China in November

WASHINGTON: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is likely to make his first official trip to China next month, his foreign minister has said. Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the $50 billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a game changer for Pakistan and has taken off. Pakistan, he said, wants an early completing […]

Chinese FM defends move to block India’s bids at UN to list Azhar Masood as ‘global terrorist’

Chinese FM defends move to block India’s bids at UN to list Azhar Masood as ‘global terrorist’

WASHINGTON: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has defended Beijing’s repeated blockage of India’s bids at the United Nations to list chief of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) Azhar Masood as a global terrorist, arguing that the issue lacks “consensus” among the members of the UN Security Council as well as the “directly concerned” parties – […]

China says ‘plots’ to undermine its relations with Pakistan won’t work

China says ‘plots’ to undermine its relations with Pakistan won’t work

New York: China lashed out at “plots” to undermine its relations with Pakistan, and reaffirmed its commitment to investments there, when the countries’ foreign ministers met in New York on Tuesday. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi on the sidelines of the United Nations general assembly meetings, saying ties […]

Pak govt plans to renegotiate agreements reached under China’s BRI: Report

Pak govt plans to renegotiate agreements reached under China’s BRI: Report

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s newly elected government plans to renegotiate the agreements reached under China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as it “unfairly benefits Chinese companies”, according to a media report. The projects concerned are part of the multi-billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) plan – the most ambitious part of the BRI, […]

Imran says friendship with China cornerstone of Pak foreign policy; vows to complete CPEC

Imran says friendship with China cornerstone of Pak foreign policy; vows to complete CPEC

ISLAMABAD: The ‘all-weather’ friendship with China was a cornerstone of Pakistan’s foreign policy, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said as he pledged to implement the controversy-hit USD 50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Pakistan and China pledged on Sunday to complete the USD 50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi called […]

India has asked China to stop construction in PaK: Govt

India has asked China to stop construction in PaK: Govt

NEW DELHI: India has conveyed its concern to Beijing over Chinese construction activities in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) and has asked them to stop it, the Rajya Sabha was informed Thursday. In a written response to a question in the Rajya Sabha, V K Singh, Minister of State in the External Affairs Ministry, said India’s […]

China mum on Pak’s Gilgit-Baltistan Order, says CPEC will not affect its stand on Kashmir issue

China mum on Pak’s Gilgit-Baltistan Order, says CPEC will not affect its stand on Kashmir issue

Beijing: China on Tuesday refrained from making any direct comment on Pakistan’s latest move on exercising administrative authority on Gilgit-Baltistan, but said the CPEC, which traverses through the disputed region, will not affect its stand that the Kashmir issue should be resolved between India and Pakistan. Pakistan’s Cabinet on May 21 approved Gilgit-Baltistan Order 2018 […]

Pak gets powerful missile tracking system from China: Report

Pak gets powerful missile tracking system from China: Report

BEIJING: In an unprecedented deal, China has sold Pakistan a powerful tracking system which could speed up the development of multi-warhead missiles by its all-weather ally, the state-run Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) said. Zheng Mengwei, a researcher with the CAS Institute of Optics and Electronics in Chengdu, Sichuan province, confirmed to the Hong Kong-based […]