Understanding the National Development Council

A simila­r counci­l in 1997-98 had succes­sfully shield­ed Malays­ian econom­y from the Asian Financ­ial Crisis­ Prime Minister Imran Khan. PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/@imrankhan.pti A meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC),... Read more »

Trade in local currencies –

Dr Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The Shanghai Cooperation Organization has gradually emerged as an essential global geopolitical and geo-economic alliance. Its’ Heads of State Council Meeting held in the... Read more »

FPCCI sets $5b target for Pakistan’s exports to China

Offici­al says volume­s likely to double after FTA phase-II as 313 items are includ­ed PHOTO: REUTERS BEIJING: After the second phase of China-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement (FTA), Pakistan’s exports to... Read more »

Poor FDI, unwelcoming environment | Business Recorder

One area that needs policy focus – foreign investment in the country – continues to be neglected. Or perhaps the efforts are not adding up. For the numbers negate... Read more »

China’s Belt and Road Initiative will change 32m lives: World Bank –

News Desk | World Bank has said that China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) can lift 32 million people out of poverty if fully implemented. In a recent report,... Read more »

China hosts top Taliban leader in bid to expand role in Afghanistan

China on Thursday confirmed that it had hosted Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar — the group’s deputy chief on political affairs — as part of its bid to... Read more »

CPEC to usher in era of progress: FM Qureshi

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi says government is fully committed to the completion of all China Pakistan Economic Corridor projects and initiatives on time. Addressing CPEC forum in Islamabad... Read more »

Pakistan struggles to save pangolins from poa…

On a Sunday evening last month, Masood Akhter, a 45-year-old government worker, was out with his family in Wah, a garrison city on the Potohar Plateau in Pakistan’s Punjab... Read more »

India Must Keep Its Eye on the China Challenge in Modi’s Second Term

In Modi’s second term, India needs to be pragmatic and cleareyed about the challenge that Beijing poses for its interests. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is back in office... Read more »