Anti-corruption body orders investigation into Gwadar land allotments
Retired Supreme Court Justice Javed Iqbal, who presently serves as chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), ordered the anti-corruption body to investigate the allotment of thousands of acres of land in a Gwadar-area industrial zone, according to Dunya News. Unnamed NAB officials told...
Protests near Gwadar over electric power blackouts
Protestors on Tuesday blocked the Makran Coastal Highway connecting Gwadar to Karachi as the region faces an electric power blackout due to faults with transmission lines. The protest took place near Ormara, according to DAWN. The coastal town is located...
Leading Gwadar national assembly candidate says people of Gwadar deserve more from CPEC
Aslam Bhootani, the former speaker of the Balochistan assembly, and the favorite candidate for the National Assembly seat from Gwadar, said that the people of Gwadar “have expectations from the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, but unfortunately they are deprived even of drinking...
Chinese Electric Power Companies Press for ‘Revolving Fund’
In 2016, Pakistan approved the creation of a “revolving fund” that would effectively provide a sovereign guarantee for payments to CPEC independent power producers (IPPs). The fund would cover 22 percent of the estimated monthly payments and capacity charges owed to...
Weekly Newsletter: Issues 8 & 9 (June 26, 2018)
This is a review of news and analysis pertaining to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and related regional connectivity and security issues, covering the period of June 11-26, 2018.
Weekly Newsletter: Issue 7 (June 11, 2018)
This is a review of CPEC and CPEC-related news and analysis for the week of June 4 to June 10, 2018.
Afghanistan, CPEC and Chabahar After America’s Exit from the Iran Deal
The reimposition of sanctions on Iran and the threat of secondary sanctions will inhibit foreign investment in Chabahar. But for Afghanistan's economy, the promise of Chabahar is overblown anyway.
Weekly Newsletter: Issues 5 & 6 (June 4, 2018)
This is a review of CPEC and CPEC-related news and analysis for the period from May 21 to June 3, 2018.
Weekly Newsletter: Issue 4 (May 21, 2018)
This is a review of CPEC and CPEC-related news and analysis for the week of May 14-20, 2018.
Weekly Newsletter: Issue 3 (May 14, 2018)
This is a review of CPEC and CPEC-related news and analysis for the week of May 7-13, 2018.