Archive for the ‘Pakistan’ Category

Can Russia Help Cash-Strapped Pakistan?

Via The Diplomat, a look at how Russia and Pakistan expand cooperation: Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif attended the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s recent summit in Astana on July 3-4, 2024. On the sidelines of the summit which gathered the SCO’s leaders, Sharif met multiple world leaders including China’s President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, […]

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As Violence Surges, Can Pakistan Protect Its Chinese Projects?

Courtesy of The New York Times, a look at how – while China has invested billions in megaprojects across Pakistan – a resurgence in militant violence is threatening to derail badly needed investment: In a busy port city along Pakistan’s southwestern coast, a newly built security barrier and hundreds of new checkpoints safeguard Chinese workers. […]

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Pakistan’s Rooftop Solar Boom Shines Spotlight on Power Crisis

Via Nikkei Asia, a look at how blackouts, soaring electricity bills spur urban, rural residents to install own panels: Srinagar Highway offers a sun-drenched, 25-kilometer straight shot from Islamabad’s international airport to the center of Pakistan’s capital. It also affords a clear view of how increasing numbers of citizens are reacting to frequent power cuts […]

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Building Tomorrow: The Challenges and Promises of Pakistan’s First Smart City

Courtesy of Modern Diplomacy, a look at the challenges of Pakistan’s efforts to build Lahore into the nation’s first smart city: Indonesia and Egypt are two notable countries building new capital cities, which are expected to be completed in the next few years or may take shape in the coming decade. Islamabad, Pakistan’s capital city, built by […]

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Pakistan’s Quantum Quest: Hurdles and Hopes

Via The Diplomat, an article on Pakistan’s establishment of the National Center for Quantum Computing: Pakistan is poised to make significant strides in the field of quantum technology with the establishment of its National Center for Quantum Computing, as announced by Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal. This initiative marks a critical step toward overcoming the […]

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Why Barrick Gold Remains Interested in Pakistan’s Reko Diq Reserves

Courtesy of The Diplomat, a report on Barrick Gold’s interest in the rugged terrain, sandy expanses, and arid deserts of Chagai, under which lies one of the world’s largest undeveloped gold and copper reserves: During his meeting in March with a delegation from the Barrick Gold Corporation, Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif discussed the controversial Reko Diq project. In […]

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