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Pakistan attempts to allay concerns over Chinese influence

REUTERS ISLAMABAD: Pakistan expects net foreign direct investment (FDI) to jump about 60 percent in 2017/2018, the chairman of Pakistan’s Board of Investment said, but some Western investors appear to be put off by China’s growing influence in the South Asian nation. Chinese companies are building roads, power stations and …

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Is it the chief’s ‘doctrine’?

Zahid Hussain MYTHS are often woven around men in power. Now we hear about a ‘Bajwa doctrine’ — a term used by some media circles and, indeed, by the ISPR chief himself in an interview with a TV channel. Going by this so-called doctrine, it would seem that the army chief has a grand …

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THE ROAD OUT OF GWADAR

Shah Meer Baloch Twenty-three billion rupees. This is the cost of ‘Motorway 8’ (M-8), which (ought to) connect the port city of Gwadar in Balochistan with Ratodero, Sindh. Forget the cost; It’s the status of this “motorway” that is intriguing: complete yet incomplete, secure yet insecure. There is great buzz …

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‘CPEC is a loan, not a giveaway from China,’ says OICCI president

The money being poured in the power and transport infrastructure under the multi-billion-dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) initiative will improve Pakistan’s competitiveness internationally and link it with more countries than it is doing business with at present. That will create a huge space for foreign direct investment in the …

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CPEC, Chabahar and Indian challenge

Shahid Jameel Since the start of the global war on terror by the US and coalition forces in Afghanistan in 2001, India has been struggling to propagate that Pakistan was the epicentre of terrorism in the region. India has been doing that with two main objectives; one, to alienate the …

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Efforts to educate Balochistan will truly come to fruition when guns are set aside

Zubeda Mustafa THE infamous legacy of ‘enforced disappearances’ that the Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet left behind has, unfortunately, been picked up by Pakistan. This phenomenon is today a source of great human agony in the country with thousands believed to have been abducted, many for political reasons. Balochistan has …

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Democracy’s reversal

I A Rehman THE dust raised by the Senate elections will take time to settle. The election of a member from Balochistan as the Senate chairmanwould have been considered a step towards democratic development if the manoeuvring that preceded it had been above board. But as the sun went down last …

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The new power troika in Pakistan

Zahid Hussain THE Senate chairman’s election was an indicator of how the die is being cast against the ruling party. The defeat of the PML-N candidate may not have come as a surprise but the large margin was certainly striking. The outcome was craftily sewn up with bitter political rivals …

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Pakistan’s institutional traffic jam

The elections for the Senate chairperson and deputy chairperson are a microcosm of a serious institutional traffic jam in Pakistan. No matter who wins the contest to crown a senate chairperson, the crisis of institutions will not be resolved so easily. Optimists like me have long believed free and fair …

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Every attempt for moderation in Pakistan leaves more space for extremists to manoeuvre

Nadeem F. Paracha Ever since the demise of General Zia in 1988, and the end of his dictatorship — which has often been blamed for unleashing the genie of religious extremism in Pakistan — many post-Zia governments, as well as the military establishment, have attempted to put the genie back …

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