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  • Making of a regional investment hub

    Amena, who has an experience of working in areas of policy analysis, mediation and inter-government negotiations for more than 16 years, argued that Punjab was fast emerging as next investment hub in the region...

    “What makes Punjab attractive for foreign investors is the fact that its gross regional product (GRP) is bigger than many European and Asian countries, a considerably high per capita income (greater than the rest of...

  • Alibaba's regional distribution hub to launch in Malaysia

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Limited plans to set up a regional distribution hub in Malaysia to cater to its fast-growing business in the region, two sources aware of the discussions said...

    The hub would be sited within KLIA Aeropolis, a 24,700-acre development led by airport operator Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) that is expected to generate more than seven billion ringgit ($1...

  • Jack Ma to launch Alibaba’s regional distribution hub in Malaysia

    KUALA LUMPUR: Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Limited plans to set up a regional distribution hub in Malaysia to cater to its fast-growing business in the region, two sources aware of the discussions said...

    The hub would be sited within KLIA Aeropolis, a 24,700-acre development led by airport operator Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) that is expected to generate more than 7 billion ringgit ($1...

  • Indian bid for NSG foiled due to Pakistan’s diplomatic efforts: Sartaj Aziz

    ISLAMABAD: It was Pakistan’s intensive diplomatic lobbying which prevented India from gaining entry into the Nuclear Supplier Group’s (NSG), Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said on Monday...

    The NSG on Thursday failed to reach consensus on India’s membership application after several members of the international nuclear trade cartel insisted on adhering to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) condition for...

  • China reiterates opposition to India’s NSG quest

    NEW DELHI: China on Monday said it would oppose India’s unilateral entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), pending a consensus on the membership of the nuclear weapon states that have not signed the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT), The Hindu reported from Beijing...

    In response to a question, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said: “China’s position on the non-NPT member’s participation in the NSG has not...

  • Preferential treatment for India undermines NSG credibility: FO spokesman

    Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria, in an interview with Radio Pakistan, discussed the implications of the nuclear trade waiver granted to India by the Nuclear Suppliers Group and said that such "preferential treatments" and waivers only undermine the credibility of the global non-proliferation regime besides disturbing the regional strategic stability...

    He maintained that Pakistan holds "strong credentials" for NSG...

  • US asks Pakistan to seek NSG’s acceptance, not individual endorsements

    WASHINGTON: The United States has asked Pakistan to put its case before all 48 members of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, instead of seeking individual endorsements for joining the NSG...

    Apparently neither India nor Pakistan is likely to join the NSG in the near future as New Delhi failed to win over China while Islamabad failed to persuade Washington to back its bid...

  • Pakistan makes strong pitch for NSG membership

    UNITED NATIONS: Pakis­tan has made a strong case for the country’s membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) — a 48-nation body that regulates the global trade in nuclear technology — telling the UN Security Council that the exemplary measures Islam­­abad had taken to strengthen nuclear safety establish its eligibility credentials...

    “We expect that a non-discriminatory, criteria-based approach is followed for extending NSG...

  • Pakistan has better credentials than India for NSG: Aziz

    ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said on Sunday that Pakistan’s credentials for membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) were stronger than India’s if the 48-nation cartel agreed to follow uniform criteria for non-NPT states...

    In an interview to DawnNews, Mr Aziz said that Pakistan had diplomatically engaged many countries over the criteria-based approach for non-NPT countries and if the...

  • NSG membership for India not good for South Asia, says China paper

    NEW DELHI: A US-backed move to make India a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) will be good neither for Pakistan nor for China, and it would set off nuclear instability in South Asia, The Global Times has been quoted by the Indian media as saying on Tuesday...

    India’s application for NSG membership and its potential consequences will inevitably touch a raw nerve in Pakistan, its traditional rival in the region,” the...

  • Fresh campaign launched for NSG membership

    WASHINGTON: Pakistan has re-launched its campaign to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), as its envoy in the US capital approached the White House this week with a request to support its bid...

    In a statement issued to the media, the Pakistan Embassy in Washington said Ambassa­dor Jalil Abbas Jilani had also approached the US State Department and Congressional leaders, calling upon them to support Pakistan’s membership to the...

  • Jaishankar made 'unannounced' China visit to woo Beijing for NSG membership: report

    NEW DELHI: Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar visited Beijing last week to discuss Chinese support for entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), Indian diplomatic sources confirmed on Sunday, according to a report on The Hindu...

    Indian Foreign Office Spokesman Vikas Swarup said Jaishankar had discussed "all major issues, including India’s membership to the NSG during his visit to Beijing" on his visit to Beijing from June...

  • Pakistan’s strategy vis-à-vis NSG

    While the scale of the power and ambitions of the US, China and India dwarf anything that Pakistan can realistically aspire to in the medium term, Pakistan’s threat perception from India — rooted in some very real security and military concerns — means that it is intrinsic to the wrangling over Indian NSG membership...

    But has Pakistan got its strategy right?Consider the belated attempt by Pakistan to rally some semblance of...

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