Dr Ahmad Rashid Malik

  • TBeijing builds the real global consensus. It addresses global connectivity and brings about a development initiative for the century. This is Beijing’s approach for cooperation and development with no geo-political strings attached to it. It is win-win for all from East to the West and from ...

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  • TChina has been wishing for India to join the multi-billion Infrastructural and energy project of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that would bring about new connectivity in Asia. India objects to the CPEC for a variety of reasons. The prime objection is that the CPEC goes through the ...

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  • TThe China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) offers huge business and investment opportunities to all countries and global institutions. Since the project was formally launched in April 2015, it has opened up multiple businesses in physical infrastructure, transportation, energy, and trade, and even ...

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  • TThis year Pakistan and China have been celebrating 65th anniversary of the establishment of their diplomatic ties. This relationship is unique and every-expanding in all directions without a single iota of doubt. There is no such a cordial relationship that existed in living memory between the two ...

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  • TPakistan is entering into a new phase of economic development. China is a rising economic power and is a neighbour of Pakistan. Pakistan could easily benefit from China’s US$ 11 trillion economy and world’s largest in Purchasing Power Parity (PPP). The current Chinese model is the ...

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  • TThe US$ 46 billion package offered by China in April last year is the biggest package ever offered to Pakistan by a foreign donor or an aid agency. The package is almost half of loans contracted by Pakistan since 1947 and the package is even bigger than the total FDI received by Pakistan from all ...

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  • TPakistan has friendly and eternal ties with Turkmenistan ever since its independence in 1991. Both are cooperating in many fields. Turkmenistan is an energy grid for the economy and industry of Pakistan. These potential are realized lately after concrete measures were being taken. Economic ...

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  • TAsia is changing and the Silk Road’s glorious past is back. Whatever China decides, would implement.President Xi Jinping announced the Belt and Road concept in Kazakhstan in September 2013. Now his dream has come true, where the 2,500 years ancient Silk Road has been revived. A mile-stone has ...

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  • TNorth Korea’s missile and nuclear provocations are continuing. The country put Kwangmyongsong-4 (Shining Star) satellite, into the orbit on 7 February, sparking a widespread condemnation. This brings Australia, much of Western Europe, and the U.S. West Coast in the range of a North Korean ...

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  • TThe China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has been entering its end stage, since the idea was floated by Premier Li Keqian and later elaborated by President Xi Jinping in 2013. Since then, there has been a lot of appreciation across Asia with just a few reservations expressed by some countries. ...

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  • TThe province of the Punjab occupies the central position in the economic geography of Pakistan. The total area of the Punjab is around 205,344 square km or 26 percent land area of Pakistan and with a population exceeding 82 million, approximately 56% of the country’s total population. The ...

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  • TThe China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a mega national project to transform the entire economy of Pakistan. All four provinces including Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir will reap benefits of development, regional connectivity, and integration irrespective of their geographical size and ...

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  • TWith all of its drawbacks, democracy is still the final resolution in a state. Asian democracy is colourful. Asia is a home of largest democracy with the oldest democracy working in Japan. The world’s largest Indian secular democracy has fast becoming a religious dictatorship under Shiv ...

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  • TA new theatre is opened. The conflict is emerging in the name of “freedom of navigation” , where the US destroyer USS Lassen’s intrusion on 27th October within 12 nautical miles of Nansha island ,a Chinese artificial island .The United States did not seek permission from China, to ...

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  • TEver since the ban on Japan’s military and its use to settle international disputes after World War II, there has been serious debate about the role of Japanese military forces at home and abroad. Japan’s Pacifist Constitution was drafted in about a week by the staff of General Douglas ...

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  • TCommonality of views strengthened the foundations of relations between Pakistan and China. A full harmonious relationship between the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the People’s Republic of China looks quite “unusual” while preaching Islamic and communist ideologies ...

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  • TJapan has had a very difficult past. Whitewash has not worked. War memories are not yet distant. The third generation has been facing a dilemma, which looks unresolved between Japan and its Asian neighbours.On 14 August, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s expressed a “mixed remorse” on ...

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  • TA new mess up is being created. A tussle is renewed. Maritime disputes in South China Sea are taking a new shape, where allies and opponents are taking sides that would change the geo-politics in the region. A new geo-strategic configuration keeps evolving, challenging the old settlement. Many are ...

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  • TTerrorism in Pakistan is at the verge of collapse. Credit should be given to the army and government efforts. Indeed people are anti-terrorism and believe in true democracy. Terrorists are defeated and so are their handlers. International news and reports are in Pakistan’s favour and they ...

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  • TIndia is a ‘wonderful’ country, where Hindus, Muslims, and Sikhs live, under Hindutva, to ex-communicate the rest of the communities from the ‘Hindu’s soil’. It does not hide historical realities for long, where with anger and frustration, but with an acute sense, its ...

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  • TDestruction of Pakistan is the main objective of the Indian secret agency, RAW. It intends to wipe out Pakistan from world’s map, where it has been active for many years in Pakistan breading terrorism. Their activities in Pakistan were more intensified after Kashmiris in Sri Nager had been ...

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  • TWho is more powerful, a dragon or an elephant? They are powerful in their own ways. Dragon has managed to achieve the status of a global economy. Hope the elephant is not sleeping yet or just dancing. The Sino-Indian bilateral ties have been expanding but also experiencing new constraints. The ...

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  • TIt is the rise of China. Even wars cannot stop this. The cycle of economic power is infinite. When new powerful institutions emerge, old ones get withered. So is  power and its values. Economic power has a shifting method and  is  swinging  to China gradually from the United ...

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  • TNorth East Asian international relations have been revolving around China and Japan. Their ties are shaky and awkward. They are based upon many hostile factors impeded in history. On the other hand, they had strong historical and cultural relations. Confucius values, art, law and so on so forth ...

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  • TThe foundation-stone of an industrial revolution has been laid down in Pakistan. The all-weather cordiale entente is on the ever-expanding path. Pakistan has been blessed with an epic investment of over US$ billion 46 offered by China to built multiple projects covering 51 agreements under the ...

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  • TChina is constructing the world economy. The focus is on ‘shared destiny of all mankind’. In this sense, Chinese President Xi Jinping came forward with an initiative called ‘One Belt-One Road’ policy. It is a hallmark of President Xi’s policy. The idea was floated by ...

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  • TPeace is gone. It looks that US ‘regime change policy’ in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Egypt, and Syria has backfired. The policy was counter-productive and faulty, introducing un-ending instability in the region.The violence of ISIL/ISIS has gone beyond the Middle East. Now the violence ...

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  • TIt is our national responsibility to let people know about the truth and positive intent of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Pakistan is the one of the least developed countries of Asia. Its natural resources were not properly utilized and neither was its human capital. Development ...

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  • TAnother controversy has been stirred like the Kalabagh Dam and the motorway alignment. The controversy could go on for long and damage the national cause yet again. There is no sensible reasoning in opposing the route alignment under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).The basic idea behind ...

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  • TStability in Afghanistan has become a grave concern after the withdrawal of US and NATO forces. Afghanistan has a 2,250 km long border with Pakistan, which is highly regulated and porous, one that fans terrorist activities across both sides. China, on the contrary, has only a narrow 76 km border ...

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