22 Jan 2018

There is now a formidable fresh basis for Pakistan’s renewal of belligerence towards India over a sustained period. China’s recent avowal of the deepest friendship for Islamabad goes well beyond the bland ‘all-weather friends’ rubric we were familiar with. The new metric of Beijing’s political love for Islamabad’s military-—which, indeed, has defined the State of […]

22 Jan 2018

In 2009, China launched a pilot project to use the Yuan (China’s official currency and economic symbol) for cross-border settlements. Since then, there have been purposeful campaigns in this direction. The scheme was then developed into a full-fledged framework the very next year, and now, several Chinese companies conduct their business transactions in Yuan with […]

22 Jan 2018

No one denies a surge in Chinese nationals in Pakistan post CPEC but the perception of the influx far exceeds the reality. For Pakistani businessmen grown on Western ways, the inrush turned out to be challenging. In a sharp contrast to the projected 400,000 Chinese in Pakistan, the actual presence, according to officials in the […]

16 Jan 2018

Pakistan is a Nuclear power. It has the 6th largest army in the world at – 617,000 personnel approximately. To maintain the security of its borders, Pakistani government maintains a large budget for its defense spending. Pakistan’s high ranking is fuelled by its active military personnel, and a respectable fleet of aircraft, and tanks. It […]

16 Jan 2018

The Verdict Pakistan says the US is no longer an ally – and it’s a much bigger deal than you think By Darius Shahtahmasebi Published: January 14, 2018 11 SHARES SHARE TWEET EMAIL An anti-US protest in Islamabad following Trump’s allegation that Pakistan is harbouring militants. PHOTO: AFP Donald Trump’s decision to ring in the […]

10 Jan 2018

Chinese defense analyst and a source close to the People’s Liberation Army confirmed that China’s navy plans to set up a base near the Chinese-built port of Gwadar, Pakistan. It would be China’s second overseas base after a recently-built facility in Djibouti. “China needs to set up another base in Gwadar for its warships because Gwadar is […]

10 Jan 2018

In a corner of Gwadar Bay, 34 km from the Iran-Pakistan border, is the small town of Jiwani. According to legend, Queen Victoria had expressed a desire to watch the sunset from this edge of the British Empire — the Pakistan Coast Guards still maintain a “Victoria Hut” in Jiwani. The town on Pakistan’s Makran coast […]

10 Jan 2018

ISLAMABAD – While refuting a media report that Chna was allegedly building a military base in Pakistan, a spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Tuesday suggested that it was not necessary for the outside world to make too much guesses in this regard. “I am not aware of which you mentioned,” Lu Kang said while responding to a […]