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CPEC turnaround: how realistic is goal?

President Xi Jinping of China in a congratulatory message to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif stressed that “China and Pakistan should continue their traditional friendship, strengthen exchanges and cooperation in all…

Question of age

SHEHBAZ Sharif is the new prime minister of Pakistan and the first one to sit in this chair for consecutive terms; he is also the second to get here after having served…

The strongest of ties

The Communist Party of China deserves credit for not only changing its approach according to the needs and demands of the changing times, but also aligning the thinking of its…

CPEC: from vision to reality

As the high-level delegation from China commemorates the completion of a decade of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), it is essential to reflect on the journey from vision to reality.…

Decade of success

I had the honour of participating at the special ceremony held in Islamabad on the completion of ten years of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). On the occasion, Prime Minister…

‘Plan B’: not an alternate to ‘Plan A’

‘Plan B’ was announced amid much fanfare, backed by the civilian administration (federal and provincial) and military leadership this Tuesday past premised on a one-window operation tried and failed in…