Archive for the ‘Pakistan’ Category

United Front, Clean Future: South Asia’s Path to Sustainable Energy

Via The Diplomat, a report on how a move toward unified energy and environmental systems will not only tackle air pollution directly but also stimulate economic growth and promote regional integration: Amid escalating climate concerns and pressing environmental challenges, South Asia stands at a critical juncture. Recent initiatives, such as commitments forged at COP28 and […]

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Afghanistan Sees Pakistan Trade Route As Most Viable Despite Tensions

Via the Frontier Post, a report on Afghan-Pakistan trade: Modaser Islami, Rehmat Mehsud Afghans say access to international markets through Pakistan is still the most viable option for their landlocked country, as bilateral trade talks took place in Kabul this week to resolve obstructions amid heightened border tensions. The neighboring countries have traded blame in […]

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No Need for US Waiver to Build Gas Pipeline With Iran, Pakistan Says

Via VOA News, a report that Pakistan does not believe it needs a U.S. waiver to build a gas pipeline with Iran: Pakistan said Thursday that it does not need a waiver from U.S. sanctions to build its portion of a pipeline to import natural gas from Iran. “It is a segment of the pipeline […]

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The Phoenix That Never Rises: What’s Holding Back Pakistan’s Economy?

Via Economics Observatory, commentary on Pakistan’s economic promise and peril: Pakistan today is a melting pot of crises. The events leading up to this year’s elections and what followed has only increased the mistrust between the people and the state. Further, the expansion in the role of the military in both politics and the economy – through […]

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“There Is No CPEC in Gwadar, Except Security Check Posts”

Via The China File, commentary on CPEC, China’s trade route through Pakistan which promised investment but faces regional backlash: The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is one of the major spokes of Beijing’s multi-trillion dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), an ambitious attempt to remake global trade and transport infrastructure. CPEC’s terminus is Gwadar, a port […]

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Pakistan Will Build Pipeline to Iran to Import Natural Gas

Courtesy of Bloomberg, a report that Pakistan plans to build a pipeline to Iran to import natural gas: Pipeline faced delays over Pakistan’s concerns of sanctions Pakistan says its needs to replenish dwindling supplies Pakistan is moving ahead to build a pipeline that will transport natural gas from Iran, a move it says is needed […]

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