Athar Z Abbasi

  • On 9 June, 2017, Pakistan was granted membership to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Pakistan had been its observer since 2005. The organisation decided to grant Pakistan status of a full member its 2015 Summit held in Ufa Russia. SCO is a powerful Eurasian body. Shanghai Cooperation ...

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  • China has recently hosted the One Belt-One Road (OBOR) summit in Beijing in which participants from various countries attended the summit. China wants to build a sea and road route network in more than a dozen countries of Asia, Middle East, Europe and Africa. It is approximately 1 trillion dollars ...

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  • While writing this article, I had a flashback of my visit to Beijing, China. I still remember the interactive discourse of a Chinese guest speaker in which he apprised the audience of three phases of China’s development of how China turned its rural economy into an industrial economy and how ...

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  • History is replete with instances where warring and belligerent parties had to come on the negotiation table and in the end they settled their disputes through dialogue. The situation still persists in some parts of the world especially in South Asia in the context of Pak-India relations. Both the ...

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  • Recently, 13th Summit meeting was held in Islamabad. Mr. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister of Pakistan chaired the summit. It was attended by H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, H.E. Mr. Hassan Rouhani, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, H.E. Mr. Emomali ...

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