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  • Australia claims foiling ‘terror plot’ to bring down aeroplane

    SYDNEY: Australia has foiled an Islamist-inspired terrorist plot to bring down an aircraft with an improvised explosive device, authorities said on Sunday, after four people were arrested in raids across Sydney...

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the plot appeared to be “elaborate” rather than planned by a lone wolf, as security was strengthened at major domestic and international airports across the nation
  • Solar-powered aeroplane lands in New York City

    THE solar-powered aeroplane on a globe-circling voyage that began more than a year ago in the UAE reached a milestone on Saturday, completing a trip across the US with a Statue of Liberty fly-by before landing in New York...

    The Solar Impulse 2’s wings, which stretch wider than those of a Boeing 747, are equipped with 17,000 solar cells that power propellers and charge batteries...

  • Chinese investors eye joint ventures in power projects

    LAHORE: Chinese investors have shown keen interest in joint ventures with their Pakistani counterparts in the fields of solar and coal power generation...

    A two-member Chinese delegation while visiting Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) on Monday said that private sector of both the countries needs to come forward to further strengthen the bilateral relations...

  • Chinese firms to invest $35bn in 19 power projects

    ISLAMABAD: Chinese companies will be investing $35 billion in 19 power projects which will generate 12,134 MW of electricity under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, said Secretary Water and Power, Mohammad Younis Dagha on Thursday...

    During a presentation to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Mr Dagha said Chinese companies will also be investing in five coal projects in Thar, four imported coal projects, four...

  • Pakistan to take up projects for Chinese funding in JCC talks

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will take up new projects for Chinese financing and investment to expand the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) when officials of the two countries meet here on Nov 6 as part of the Joint Cooperation Committee’s (JCC) annual consultations...

    Speaking at a joint news conference along with Energy Minister Omar Ayub Khan, Railway Minister Shaikh Rashid Ahmad and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister...

  • Chinese president to inaugurate Gwadar projects

    QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Secretary Saifullah Chattha has said several mega projects, including the Gwadar Economic Free Zone, West Bay Expressway and Gwadar airport, would be inaugurated during the Chinese president’s visit to Pakistan...

    On the instructions of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch, a housing scheme would be launched in Gwadar, besides development projects pertaining to...

  • 1,000 policemen to protect Chinese working on CPEC projects

    KARACHI: Authorities of the Sindh police decided on Friday to depute 1,000 commandos for the security of Chinese nationals already working on different projects and those likely to come here in connection with the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)...

    The meeting reviewed the security arrangements for the Chinese nationals expected to visit Sindh in connection with the CPEC projects...

  • Chinese envoy briefs parliamentary panel on CPEC projects

    ISLAMABAD: Outgoing Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong gave on Friday a detailed briefing to members of the Parliamentary Committee on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and presented Beijing’s perspective and objectives behind the $56 billion project...

    The briefing was held at Parliament House where the ambassador was invited to pay tribute to his services to promote China-Pakistan relations during his four-year stay in the...

  • New security units to be set up in Sindh for Chinese working on CPEC projects

    KARACHI: Police on Friday decided to establish two more specialised units in Sindh — in addition to an existing one — for the security of Chinese nationals working in the province on projects relating to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)...

    The participants exchanged views about “restructuring” of the Special Protection Units (SPUs) and provision of security to the CPEC and non-CPEC projects in the province...

  • US welcomes Chinese projects, not Iranian

    ISLAMABAD: The United States has welcomed the proposed multi-billion dollar Chinese investment in Pakistan’s energy sector but asked the government to put on hold the gas pipeline project until sanctions against Iran are lifted after it reaches a final agreement with global powers on nuclear issue...

    “As long as an agreement is not reached, sanctions are in place against Iran and, therefore, Pakistan should hold off any project like...

  • Dar, Jaitley disagree over Chinese projects at Japan event

    YOKOHAMA: Frosty Pakistan-India relations were on full display in Japan when Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was on dais with his Pakistani counterpart Ishaq Dar, often sharing cold vibes and disagreeing over China’s connectivity initiatives...

    Pakistan is a part of it and very much promotes the idea,” he said...

  • Chinese firms to get contracts for two CPEC projects

    5 billion road projects of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor be awarded to Chinese companies through bidding...

    A meeting of the ECC presided over by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar was informed that Article-II of the CPEC Framework Agreement required that bidding for such projects would be limited to Chinese firms...

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