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Pakistan, China agree to expand political, security, economic cooperation​

March 20, 2023

They also agreed to remain engaged in the expansion of CPEC including on participation of third parties to enhance regional connectivity and cooperation.

“Pakistan and China will also enhance high-level engagements and dialogue mechanisms and make the channels of communication even more robust,” the two sides agreed.

The foreign secretary thanked the Chinese side for its consistent and generous support for the economic stability of Pakistan and the humanitarian assistance during the devastating floods in 2022.

Vice foreign minister Sun reaffirmed China’s support for Pakistan’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and economic security.

The two sides exchanged views on a range of regional and global issues of mutual interest and expressed satisfaction over their close cooperation and engagement on important regional developments including in Afghanistan.

Pakistan and China would further strengthen dialogue and cooperation in multilateral platforms.
China's big decision once again. Return of 2 billion dollars delayed.
China has rolled over the safe deposit loan of 2 billion dollars for Pakistan.
China has delayed the return of its 2 billion dollar safe deposits for one year.
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Pak-China collaboration helps Pakistan combat water woes​

By Mariam Raheem | Gwadar Pro Apr 15, 2023

ISLAMABAD, Apr.15 (Gwadar Pro)- "Pakistan is among the top ten most vulnerable countries to climate change. One of the consequences of climate change is water scarcity. China-Pakistan water cooperation can help Pakistan cope with climate change and its derived disasters by managing water sources through the application of technical means”, highlighted Dr. Muhammad Ashraf, Chairman of the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR).
The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said last month that more than 10 million people, including children, still lack access to safe drinking water after the catastrophic flood in 2022. Flooding, the worst in 30 years, is threatening even the soil and vast groundwater reserves. Pakistan has a chronic water shortage problem, which has been exacerbated by the floods.
Since the floods began, the China-Pakistan Youth Exchange Community has been providing food, temporary shelters, and drinking water stations in the worst-affected areas. In the flood-ravaged Dadu district, where many families have been displaced, the community has constructed 260 tent villages and is constructing a purified water station, which will provide clean water to nearly 10,000 people across eight villages.
Ma Bin, head of the community, said improving water management and infrastructure requires a lot of money, and he called for more assistance from Chinese and international organizations.
Last year, PCRWR signed a strategic cooperation agreement with China Water Resources Beifang Investigation, Design, and Research Co. Ltd. (BIDR) to contribute to Pakistan’s development in water management and smart irrigation. Dr. Ashraf told Gwadar Pro that fruitful exchanges and cooperation had been held in the water sector, and the next step was to demonstrate and disseminate these technologies to a wider range of stakeholders in Pakistan, including universities, farming families, and communities.
The scientific and green water management measures adopted in China in recent years are delivering significant benefits. Chinese enterprises are constantly exploring new modes of efficient water recycling and smart agriculture. Dr. Ashraf said that PCRWR is trying to introduce the concept of agricultural services in Pakistan, make these services more widespread, and gradually realize the transfer of technology from China to Pakistan.
Dr Muhammad Ashraf, commenting on the outcomes of water cooperation under CPEC, stated that these hydropower projects helped regulate water within the Pakistani system, particularly by storing water during periods of high flow and using it in subsequent years and over a long period of time. In the long run, this will aid in the resolution of Pakistan's water scarcity crisis, which is expected to reach critical proportions by 2025.
"China has established sound mechanisms for water resource cooperation with its neighbors, including Pakistan, and Pakistan can learn from the effectiveness of China's water diplomacy in cooperating with neighboring countries to manage cross-border water resources," Dr. Ashraf continued.
Dr. Manzoor H. Soomro, an eminent scientist and academician, lauded the Global Civilization Initiative proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping, saying that Chinese modernization provided Chinese solutions to human development, including water resource management. He stressed that the maintenance of infrastructure, including roads, dams, and hydropower stations, the training of staff, and the capacity building of local people and engaging youth in this process are more important for successful sustainable development after the projects.


Eid festivities held at various CPEC projects across Pakistan​

By Fatima Javed | Gwadar Pro Apr 27, 2023

ISLAMABAD, Apr. 27 (Gwadar Pro) - Cross-culture celebrations were seen at various CPEC projects across Pakistan during the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. The Chinese staff and management gave gifts and offered donations to the poor and needy before and during the festival.
“Pakistan and China share a strong cultural bond, and Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated with great enthusiasm in both countries. The two countries have a long-standing friendship, and their cultural and economic cooperation has continued to strengthen over the years,” said Sajjad Hussain, commissioning and operation engineer at China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC).
The company arranged an Eid Celebration Party for all their employees at Thar Block II Coal Mine. Employees of the two countries celebrated the festival together and enjoyed their happy moments of Eid.
Eid festivities held at various CPEC projects across Pakistan

Eid celebration party held at Thar Block II Coal Mine
The Eid festivities included traditional dances, performances, cricket games and dinners, providing an opportunity for the staff to share and celebrate their cultural diversity.
The Chinese and Pakistani staff of China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) also celebrated the special occasion of Eid-ul- Fitr together as a family at different construction sites across the country.
Eid festivities held at various CPEC projects across Pakistan

Chinese and Pakistani staff of CCECC at Eid get together
Chinese and Pakistani engineers of Pak Matiari-Lahore Transmission Company (Pvt) Ltd (PMLTC) celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr together by playing cricket, dancing and having dinner together.
The employees said that the cultural communication enhanced understanding of each other and helped build bridges of friendship between the two friendly countries. The company also adjusted work schedules and gave Eid allowance to Muslim employees.
Eid festivities held at various CPEC projects across Pakistan

PMLTC employees taking a group photograph, the staff held various activities including games and dance performances.
The Orange Line also appreciated their hardworking employees, especially during the festive season. During Eid-ul-Fitr, the company prepared special gifts for them, which were distributed at all 26 stations of the Orange Line.
Eid festivities held at various CPEC projects across Pakistan

Eid gift distribution ceremony for employees of the Orange Line
Working upon the ‘No one will sleep hungry’ initiative, on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) Karachi Branch organized a CSR event to donate food packages to local low-income people to help them with a happy Eid.
Eid festivities held at various CPEC projects across Pakistan

ICBC organized a CSR event & distributed food items to the needy
In a similar effort, the MCC Resource Development Limited (MRDL) in collaboration with Saindak Metals Limited (SML) distributed 4100 free Ramzan food packages among several hundred families in 32 far-flung areas of district Chaghi in Balochistan as a gesture to deliver best Eid wishes to Pakistani friends.
Eid festivities held at various CPEC projects across Pakistan

Food items distributed by MRDL in collaboration with Saindak Metals Limited (SML)


Chinese consulate donates 10,000 flour bags to Gwadar​

By Yasir Habib Khan | Gwadar Pro May 4, 2023

GWADAR, May 4 (Gwadar Pro) - Hundreds of people of Gwadar become recipients of 10,000 free ration flour bags donated by Chinese Consulate Karachi yesterday.
Each family received three bags, each 10 kg, in connection with fresh act of philanthropy initiated by Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Karachi in collaboration with China Overseas Port Holding Company, government departments, local administration and Pakistan army.
Most of recipients hail from fishermen community. Secretary Adam Qadir Buksh of fishermen body “Fishermen National Party” heaped praise for the donation of flour bags by the Consulate General saying it was dire need of hour to render such respite to poor people badly afflicted by soaring tide of price hike.
A special ceremony titled “Long Live Pakistan China Friendship, Hand In Hand For a Better Future” also held in Gwadar Business Center. Chinese Consul General in Karachi Yang Yundong spoke on the occasion and termed ration charity for public good. Other participants included COPHC Deputy General Manager Hao Jian, Additional Deputy Commissioner Zakir Baloch and CSO Pakistan Navy Captain Fahad Sadiq.
Chinese consulate donates 10,000 flour bags to Gwadar

Long Live Pakistan China Friendship, Hand In Hand For a Better Future held in Gwadar Business Center [Photo provided to Gwadar Pro]
Gwadar Port Authority (GPA) official told Gwadar Pro that Chinese official gestured to continue free ration distribution drive in a bid to provide relief to poor strata of society in Gwadar with inducing deep sense that China always stands by local poor people and works for poverty-mitigation measures to ensure healthy and poverty-free future for Gwadar.
Later, proposal was mulled to embark upon long term public welfare projects besides perpetuating free rations scheme, he said. “One proposal is to develop picnic spots and open gyms on selected points of long stretch of beach in Gwadar,” he added.


COAS meets Chinese foreign minister, pledges 'full support' for CPEC

  • Foreign Minister Qin Gang expresses satisfaction with progress made on CPEC and reiterates China’s commitment to the project's timely completion
BR Web Desk
May 7, 2023


Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Syed Asim Munir, met with Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang on Sunday to discuss regional security and defence cooperation, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a press release.

According to the military's media wing, the COAS also pledged "full support" for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, which is a vital component of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

COAS reaffirmed Pakistan's commitment to the China-Pakistan strategic relationship and also appreciated Beijing’s unwavering support for Islamabad on "regional and international issues."

He also appreciated Pakistan’s efforts in maintaining regional peace and stability, especially the support of the Pakistan Armed Forces for the provision of security to Chinese nationals and projects in Pakistan.

The two dignitaries also discussed the evolving security situation in the region.

COAS acknowledged China’s role in promoting peace and stability in the region, and both sides agreed to enhance their existing cooperation in defence and security domains to effectively counter common security challenges.

According to the ISPR, the meeting concluded on a positive note, with "both sides reiterating their resolve to further strengthen the time-tested, all-weather friendship."

Earlier on Saturday, Pakistan and China reaffirmed their firm resolve to further strengthen their “time-tested and All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership” through continued close consultations at the leadership level, enhanced practical cooperation, and robust implementation of the CPEC projects.

The understanding was reached during the 4th round of the Pakistan-China Foreign Ministers’ Strategic Dialogue which was co-chaired by Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang who visited Pakistan from May 5-6 at the invitation of Foreign Minister Bilawal.

China delivers two Type 054A/P frigates to the Pakistan Navy​

May 11, 2023

Pakistan received a significant boost to its naval capabilities as China successfully handed over two Type 054A/P frigates, completing the commissioning of all four warships of this class into the Pakistan Navy. This achievement stands as a testament to the enduring friendship between China and Pakistan and showcases the exceptional level of defense cooperation between the two nations. The deployment of these vessels is anticipated to fortify Pakistan’s maritime defense capabilities while actively contributing to the preservation of regional tranquility and stability.

China delivered two Type 054A/P frigates to Pakistan on Wednesday, indicating that all four warships of this class have been commissioned into the Pakistan Navy.

The program is a mark of the enduring China-Pakistan friendship and the high-level defense cooperation between the two countries. The vessels are expected to serve Pakistan’s seaward defense as well as safeguard regional peace and stability, analysts said.

A joint delivery and commissioning ceremony for the two Type 054A/P frigates was held in the Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai on Wednesday, the Global Times learned from the Pakistan Navy on the day.

The two newly built Type 054A/P frigates, namely the PNS Tippu Sultan and the PNS Shahjahan, were commissioned into the Pakistan Navy, the Pakistan Navy said in a press release.

Chief of the Naval Staff of the Pakistan Navy Admiral M Amjad Khan Niazi, who is on a visit to China, attended the ceremony and boarded the vessels.

This means that the four-ship deal announced in 2018 has been fulfilled.

Before the latest delivery of the two Type 054A/P frigates, Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister General Li Shangfu met with Niazi in Beijing on Monday, when the two agreed to enhance naval cooperation.

The first ship of this class, the PNS Tughril, was inducted into the Pakistan Navy in December 2021, and the second ship, the PNS Taimur, was inducted in June 2022 Niazi told the Global Times in an exclusive interview earlier this year that the acquisition of the Type 054A/Ps is a symbol of enduring friendship and historical affinity between the two countries.

The Type 054A/P is one of the latest multi-role frigates of Chinese origin, equipped with the state-of-the-art weapons and sensors that include CM-302 surface-to-surface missiles and LY-80 surface-to-air missiles as well as an Advanced Anti-Submarine Warfare suite and Combat Management System, enabling ships of this class to operate under multi-threat scenarios, Niazi said.

The Type 054A/Ps are being integrated into Pakistan Navy operations, and will be a mainstay of the Pakistan Navy Fleet in the coming years, ensuring the seaward defense and protection of Pakistan’s vital sea lines of communication, said the Pakistani naval chief.

As a maritime nation, Pakistan has substantial stakes in keeping its seas safe and secure, including the operationalization of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and the global energy highway, experts told the Global Times at the AMAN-23 multinational maritime exercise held in Karachi, Pakistan in February.

Pakistan’s geographical location is very important, and the commissioning of the four Type 054A/Ps can help safeguard international maritime sea lanes, Chinese military expert and TV commentator Song Zhongping told the Global Times on Wednesday.

It also means that the Pakistan Navy’s main combat vessels are now superior to their main competitors in terms of comprehensive combat capabilities, Song said.

Russian oil payment in yuan based on Sino-Pak mutual trust: Ambassador Haque

June 22, 2023

The transaction of Pakistan’s first government-to-government import of discounted Russian crude oil in Chinese yuan is in line with Pakistan’s practical and broad-based economic partnership with China and is based on our strong mutual trust and win-win cooperation, said Pakistani Ambassador to China Moin ul Haque. Ambassador Haque told the Global Times ..

Jack Ma’s surprise visit ignites speculation​

Raises hopes about potential investments in Pakistan in the days to come

Usman Hanif
July 02, 2023

Renowned Chinese billionaire and co-founder of Alibaba Group, Jack Ma, created a stir among observers with his unexpected visit to Pakistan. Former Chairman of the Board of Investment (BOI), Muhammad Azfar Ahsan, confirmed the visit stating that Ma arrived in Lahore on June 29 and stayed for 23 hours.

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the launch of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, the Prime Minister of Pakistan House, President House, National Assembly of Pakistan, and Pakistan Monument in Islamabad have been splendidly illuminated with the colors of both the Chinese and Pakistani flags....

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